About Dr. Barbanell

Implant Education at UCSF, Harvard, USC, and Loma Linda University

I earned my DDS in 1971 from the University of California, San Francisco and continued post-graduate training at the Harvard Forsyth Training Center for Clinical Scholars in Oral Biology. I received my D.M.Sc. degree (Doctor of Medical Sciences) in 1975. I was awarded my Certification in Periodontology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the same year. I am a former Assistant Professor of Periodontics (1971-1973) and Clinical Professor (special assistant to the Dean 1994) at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.

I began performing dental implants in 1979 after a year-long program offered at the University of Southern California. I have successfully placed thousands of implants since then. In 1986 I co-founded--with several other prominent implantologists--the Southern California Dental Implant Study Club. I was also a member of the Loma Linda University Dental Implant Study Club from 1985 to 1993.

My memberships include the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Academy of Periodontology, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Between 1982 and 1987 I was a member of the Board of Directors and Legislative Chairman of my local dental society.

More recently I have continued to explore ways to make dental implant care more affordable and expand my skills to place same day implants and implant prosthetics.In my spare time I am an avocado farmer, member of the San Diego Farm Bureau, member of the California Avocado Commission and Pala/Pauma Sponsor Group member which reports to my local supervisor.

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