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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My Qualifications

EDUCATION

1965-1967 University of California, Los Angeles

1967-1971 D.D.S., University of California, San Francisco

1967-1971 B.S., University of California, San Francisco

1971-1972 Research Fellow, Forsyth Dental Center, Biochemistry Department

1971-1973 Research Fellow, Department of Developmental Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

1971-1974 D.M.Sc., Harvard-Forsyth Training Center for Clinical Scholars in Oral Biology (Degree is Doctor of Medical Sciences granted by Faculty of Medicine, Harvard College)

1971-1975 Certificate in Periodontology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

1973-1975 Research Fellow, Department of Orthopedics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston

1978-1979 Basic Implantology, U.S.C. Dental School

1985-1990 Loma Linda Implant Study Club, Loma Linda Dental School

FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS

1968 Summer Research Fellow, UCSF, School of Dentistry

1970 Summer Research Fellow, UCSF, School of Dentistry

1970 Omicron Kappa Upsilon award (Granted by OKU Honor Fraternity to a student chosen by classmates for exceptional academic and extracurricular performance)

1970 UCSF Dental School Research Fellowship, American Academy of Oral Biology

1971 Senior Research Award, UCSF Dental School

1971 Dean’s Citation (Granted to the outstanding senior dental student) UCSF Dental School

1971 Milton and Mary Gibb Award (Granted by a vote of students and faculty to the outstanding student of all four years) UCSF Dental School

1976 Finalist, Bailant Orban Competition, American Academy of Periodontolgy

MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Periodontology

American Dental Association

California Dental Association

Harbor Dental Society

California Society of Periodontics

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American College of Oral Implantology

APPOINTMENTS or ELECTED OFFICES

1970 Vice President, Junior Class UCSF Dental School

1971 Student Body President, UCSF Dental School

1971 Member, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, UCSF Medical Center

1971 Pre-doctoral delegate (UCSF) Students Section, American Association of Dental Schools

1972 Post-doctoral delegate (Harvard) Student Section, American Association of Dental Schools

1972-1973 Northeast Regional Correspondent, Student Section, American Association of Dental Schools

1973-1975 Post-doctoral delegate, Council of Students, American Association of Dental Schools

1973-1975 Founding Chairman, Postdoctoral Committee, American Student Dental Association

1973 Student member, Dean’s Faculty Committee, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)

1973-1974 Resident Periodontist, Veterans Administration Hospital, Brockton, Mass.

1974-1976 Student member, Executive Committee, Harvard-Forsyth Training Center for Clinical Scholars

1975 Student member, Council on Dental Education, Committee on Advanced Education, American Dental Association

1975-1977 Coordinator, Post-doctoral Oral Biology Curriculum, USC School of Dentistry

1975-1978 Assistant Professor of Periodontology, USC School of Dentistry

1976 Consultant, Post-doctoral Affairs, American Student Dental Association

1976 Member, Master Plan Committee, USC School of Dentistry

1976 Member, Search Committee for Chairman of the Division of Basic Sciences, USC School of Dentistry

1976 Senator to the Faculty Senate of USC

1976 Member, Board of Consultation, International Association of Dental Students Newsletter

1976 Faculty Advisor, ASDA Preventive Dentistry Award, USC

1976 Faculty Advisor, Class of 1980, USC School of Dentistry

1976-Present Provisional Staff Appointment, Long Beach Memorial Hospital

1977-1983 Legislation Committee, Harbor Dental Society

1981 Advisory Board, American City Bank, Long Beach

1980-1987 Membership Application Review Committee, Harbor Dental Society

1983-1984 Provisional Staff Appointment, Long Beach Community Hospital

1983-1987 Legislative Chairman, Harbor Dental Society

1983-1987 Cal-D-Pac Representative, Harbor Dental Society

1984 Founding Chairman, Subcommittee for Development of Project “Health Care Spectrum”, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

1984-1994 Secretary, Program Chairman, California Implant Study Club

1985-1987 Director, Harbor Dental Society

1989-1998 Professional Staff Association Appointment, Department of Surgery, Harbor UCLA Medical Center

1994 Universal Care Dental, Co-Owner

1994 Universal Care, Vice President & Dental Director

1995 Special Services Committee, Western Dental, Inc.

1995 Quality Assurance Committee, Western Dental, Inc.

1995 Quality Assurance Committee, Denticare, Inc.

LECTURES TO ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS OR PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

1974 “Recent developments in the role of connective tissue degradation in periodontal disease,” Dental Facility, UCSF Dental School, San Francisco, CA.

1975 “Connective tissue metabolism and clinical implications in management of orthodontic treatment,” Harvard-Forsyth Orthodontic Program, Boston, MA

1975 “New advances in Studying the Role of Collagenase in Periodontal Disease,” Annual Research Meeting, Massachusetts Periodontal Society, Boston, MA.

1975 “Review of connective tissue biosynthesis,”(Post-doctoral Oral Biology), USC Dental School, L.A., CA

1976 “Consideration of some biological rationales for periodontal therapy,” UCLA School of Dentistry (Sophomore Periodontology course), Westwood, CA

1976 “New roles for the hygienist in the periodontal practice,” Junior Dental Hygiene Students, USC Dental School, Los Angeles, CA.

1976 “The role of dental state boards from dental educator’s viewpoint,” Annual Meeting of the California Dental Association, Anaheim, CA.

1976 “Connective tissue metabolism – an overview” UCLA Dental School, (Junior Oral Biology), Westwood, CA.

1976 “Collagen biosynthesis, maturation and degradation,” Loma Linda Dental School, Biochemistry Department, Loma Linda, CA.

1977 “Biologic Basis of periodontal therapy,” Latin American Dental Society, Los Angeles, CA.

1977 “The role of Periodontics in the general practice of a Dental Staff Model”, California Medical Group, Dental Division, Los Angeles, CA.

1978 “The role of the dental assistant in delivery of periodontics,” Harbor Dental Assistants Society, Long Beach, CA.

1979 “Current update in periodontics for the dental assistant,” Rio Hondo Dental Society, Downey, CA.

1979 “Current update in periodontics for the dental assistant,” Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA.

1980 “The Healthy Mouth; Periodontal Considerations,” Memorial Hospital Public Education Series, Long Beach, CA.

1980 “Update: Epidemiology, Etiology, and treatment of periodontal disease, “Long Beach Dental Hygiene Association, Long Beach, CA.

1980 “The role of the expanded function dental assistant in the delivery of periodontal care,” Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA.

1981-1984 “Periodontal Disease and the Diabetic patient,” Semi-Annual Diabetic Symposium, Community Hospital, Long Beach, CA

1982 “Update in Periodontal Therapy,” Downey, CA Downey Dental Academy

1987 Chairman and participating speaker symposium on “Current Status of Dental Quality Assurance”, Harbor Dental Society, Component of the CA Dental Assoc.

1991 “Update in Dental Implant Therapy,” Family Health Plan, Dental Staff, Dental Staff Model Division, Fountain Valley, CA.

1992 “Update in Dental Implant Therapy,” Consumer Dental Network, Dental Staff of Multiple Staff Model Offices, Newport Beach, CA.

1993 “Risk Management and Treatment Planning in Complex Dental Implant cases.” Advanced Implant Study Club. Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA.

1993 “Considerations in Dental Implant Litigation”, The Dentists’ Insurance Company, Insurance Adjustment Department, Long Beach, CA.

1993 “Preventive Orthodontics with Special emphasis on dontic considerations.” Western Dental Group, Garden Grove

1994 “Opportunities for Staff Model Dental Operations for an Existing Medical HMO.” Universal Care, Executive Board, Signal Hill, CA.

1994 “Current Status of Managed Care Dentistry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties from the perspective of multiple traditional providers in IPA and Staff models Dental Delivery Systems.” Universal Care, Executive Board, Signal Hill, CA.

1994 “An Introduction to Dental Managed Care for Denti-Cal Patients,” Saint Joseph Hospital, UCMG, Los Angeles, CA.

1994 “An Introduction to Dental Managed Care for Denti-Cal Patients,” Long Beach Memorial Hospital Medical Center, UCMG, Long Beach, CA.

1994 “An Introduction to Dental Managed Care for Denti-Cal Patients,” Good Samaritan Hospital, UCMG, Los Angeles, CA.

1994 An Introduction to Dental Managed Care for Denti-Cal Patients,” Angel Dental Society, UCMG, Los Angeles, CA.

1994 An Introduction to Dental Managed Care for Denti-Cal Patients,” Latin American Dental Society, UCMG, Los Angeles, CA.

1994 “An Introduction to Dental Managed Care for Denti-Cal Patients,” Indian Dental Society, UCMG, Lake Forest, CA.

1994 “Methods for Establishing Community Consensus Strategy, and Guide Lines for Universal Case’s Dental Managed Care Program,” Conference Organizer and Speaker, Universal Care: Consensus Conference, Signal Hill, CA.

1995 “Embracing The Era of Assessment and Accountability thru the Principals of Managed Care and Case Management”. Special Services Committee, Western Dental Group, Garden Grove “The role of Periodontics including Dental Implantology as Benefits in Managed Care Dental Programs. Public Policy Committee, Denticare of California, Foundation Medical, Lake Forest, CA.

1995 “Changes in Dental Education to Better Prepare Dentist’s for today’s Market Place,” California Association of Prepaid Dental Plans, 6th Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA.

1995 “Documentation Management in The Era of Access and Accountability,” Denticare of California, Long Beach, CA.,

1995 “Documentation Management in the Era of Access and Accountability,” Denticare of California, Los Angeles, CA November 17, 1995.

1996 “A Proposed Paradigm for Outcome Research,” Dental Managed Care Congress, Coronado, CA January 29, 1996.

1996 “Risk Management in the Era of Managed Law,” Implant Team System Seminar, Los Angeles, CA., November 7, 1996.

2002 “A Paradigm for Western Dental to Deliver Dental Implant and Periodontic Care,” Orange, CA, November 10, 2002.

2003 “A Paradigm for Western Dental to Deliver Dental Implant and Periodontic Care,” Sunnyvale, CA, January 26, 2003

LECTURES TO SERVICE GROUPS

(Each lecture included a general overview of periodontal diseases and treatment)

1981 Rotary Club, Redondo Beach

Rotary Club, Lakewood

Signal Hill Lions Club

Kiwanis Club, Long Beach

Torrance Optimists Club

1982 Uptown Kiwanis Club, Long Beach Memorial Hospital,

Long Beach Family Practice Center Downy Lion’s Club

MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

1977 Radio Interview through the Boston Dental Society: “The role of the Student in the American Association of Dental Schools”

1985 Face to Face, radio station KNX, Los Angeles, Jerry Laird, Interview, “General overview of Periodontal Disease and Treatment”

1986 “Dental Implants,” a video presentation about patients treated with dental implants (Produced, directed, and interviewed)

1987 Dental Implant advertorial L.A. Times, Daily Breeze, Press Telegram

1988 “Dental Specialty Commercials,” A cable television series, Simmons Cable Television

1989 “Dental Implants,” A cable talk show, Talk of the Town Simmons Cable Television

1989 “Dental Implants,” Speak to Self, Veterans Forum Talk Show, KIEV

PUBLICATIONS

• Barbanell, R., Myers, H.M., 1971, “Demineralization of enamel by protein,” Journal of Dental Research, Abstract 731

• Barbanell, R., Newman, M., Slutsky, A., 1975, “The effects of endotoxin from periodontitis micro-organisms on human gingival cells,” Journal of Dental Research, 54 Abstract 204

• Barbanell, R., Schnittman, P.A., 1975, “General attitudes of students enrolled in dental Specialty programs,” Journal of Dental Research, 54, Abstract 379

• “The role of Periodontics including Dental Implantology as Benefits in Managed Care Dental Programs. Public Policy Committee, Denticare of California, Foundation Medical, Lake Forest, CA.

1995 “Changes in Dental Education to Better Prepare Dentist’s for today’s Market Place,” California Association of Prepaid Dental Plans, 6th Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA.

1995 “Documentation Management in The Era of Access and Accountability,” Denticare of California, Long Beach, CA.,

1995 “Documentation Management in the Era of Access and Accountability,” Denticare of California, Los Angeles, CA November 17, 1995.

1996 “A Proposed Paradigm for Outcome Research,” Dental Managed Care Congress, Coronado, CA January 29, 1996.

1996 “Risk Management in the Era of Managed Law,” Implant Team System Seminar, Los Angeles, CA., November 7, 1996.

2002 “A Paradigm for Western Dental to Deliver Dental Implant and Periodontic Care,” Orange, CA, November 10, 2002.

2003 “A Paradigm for Western Dental to Deliver Dental Implant and Periodontic Care,” Sunnyvale, CA, January 26, 2003.

DENTAL DELIVERY EXPERIENCE

1975-Present Periodontist, Long Beach

1978-Present Periodontist, Downey

1979-Present Periodontist, Torrance

2011-Present Periodontist, Fallbrook

PRACTICE LOCATIONS OF RONALD L. BARBANELL, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.

LONG BEACH: 5175 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #302

Long Beach, CA 90804

(562) 597-3331 or (714) 840-3398

Sole owner (1975-Present)

DOWNEY: 8207 E. Third St., #106

Downey, CA 90241

(562) 923-0038

Sole owner (1978-Present)

TORRANCE: 2414 Torrance Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90501

(310) 212-0702

Sole Owner (1979-Present)

FALLBROOK: 3108 Highway 76.

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 723-1193

Sole Owner (2011-Present)

DENTAL STATE LICENSES

California (1971) #22129

Massachusetts (1971) #12029

Northeast Regional (1972)