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Michal Staninec DDS, PhD

Michal Staninec DDS, PhD

Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, UCSF School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California

Dr. Staninec received a BA in biochemistry from UC Berkeley in 1974, his DDS from UCSF in 1980, then spent one year in Japan as a researcher in dental materials and operative dentistry. Since 1982 he has been maintaining a private practice in San Francisco while teaching restorative dentistry at UCSF on a half time basis. Having retired from UCSF in 2015, he is Clinical Professor Emeritus in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, doing some research consulting and an occasional lecture. In 1999 he received his PhD in Medical Sciences with a thesis in restorative dentistry from the University of Nijmegen in Holland. He has authored and co-authored 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured on restorative dentistry in the US, Japan and Europe. His research interests include optical diagnosis of early decay, laser interactions with teeth and materials, dental adhesion, conservative restorative techniques, clinical testing of adhesive techniques, secondary caries, and effects of fatigue on dentin. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials, Academy of Dentistry International, and past president of the Dental Materials Group Chapter of the American Association for Dental Research.