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Norman Tinanoff DDS, MS

Norman Tinanoff DDS, MS

Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Norman Tinanoff received his dental degree from the University of Maryland in 1971.  After receiving his certificate and Masters Degree in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa, he spent another year at the V.A. Hospital in Iowa City in a research fellowship.  Dr. Tinanoff's two-year military service was at the Army Institute of Dental Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  For 23 years he was at the University of Connecticut Health Center where he was director of the Pediatric Dentistry graduate program for 16 years.  From 1999 to 2016 he was Chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the Department of Health Promotion and Policy at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Tinanoff has authored or co-authored over 200 publications, primarily on fluoride mechanisms, antimicrobials, caries risk factors, early childhood caries and prevention.  His current interests are concerned with preventing dental caries, oral health access for underserved child populations, and developing clinical policies and guidelines for the ADA, AAPD and the IAPD.


Dr. Tinanoff has no relevant disclosures.