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Dr. Dennis ShanelecDennis A. Shanelec, DDS has practiced periodontics for thirty years in Santa Barbara and Solvang, California. He has pioneered periodontal and implant microsurgery, founding the Microsurgery Training Institute in Santa Barbara, California to provide clinical training in microsurgery. Internationally, he is recognized as an authority on magnification in dentistry and regarded as the founder of the field of periodontal microsurgery. He has served on the board of directors of both the Western Society of Periodontology and the California Society of Periodontists, serving as president of the California Society of Periodontists in 1988. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry and completed his periodontal training at the University of Southern California. He and his wife Suzanne live in Santa Barbara.

Education:
1960-1965, B.S. Zoology, University of California, Los Angeles
1965-1969, D.D.S., University of California, Los Angeles
1969-1970, Dental Internship, U.S. Veteran's Administration
1970-1972, Certificate in Periodontics, University of California
1972-Present, Private Practice, Periodontics, Santa Barbara, California

Academic Affiliations:
Microsurgery Training Institute, 1515 State Street, #22, Santa Barbara, California, 93101
1972-1974, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Dentistry
1988-1992, Lecturer in Periodontics, USC School of Dentistry

Professional Offices:
1974-1981, Editor, Santa Barbara-Ventura Dental Society
1985, Director, California Society of Periodontists
1986, Treasurer, California Society of Periodontists
1987, Secretary, California Society of Periodontists
1988, President, California Society of Periodontists
1988, Director, Western Society of Periodontology

Professional Membership:
Omicron Kappa Upsilon American Academy of Periodontology
American Dental Association California Society of Periodontists
California Dental Association Society of Microsurgical Specialists
Honors and Awards:

1966 President's Scholarship, UCLA School of Dentistry
1967 Student Fellowship, National Institute of Health
1968 Dental Externship, U.S. Public Health Service
1969 Omicron Kappa Upsilon, UCLA School of Dentistry
1969 Award of Achievement, UCLA International College of Dentists
1969 Award of Achievement, UCLA Academy of General Dentistry
1969 Lactona Periodontics Award, UCLA School of Dentistry
1969 Award of Achievement, UCLA Department of Prosthetic Dentistry
1986 Award for Professional Contribution, California Society of Periodontists
1997 Award for Clinical Excellence, California Society of Periodontists

Publications:
Microsurgery and Gingival Grafting, Shanelec, D., CDA Journal, January 1991
Current Trends in Soft Tissue Grafting, Shanelec, D., CDA Journal, December 1991
Optical Principles of Dental Loupes, Shanelec, D., CDA Journal, November 1992
Periodontal Microsurgery, Shanelec, D. and Tibbetts, L., Periodontal Insights, May 1994
An Overview of Periodontal Microsurgery, Shanelec, D. and Tibbetts, L., Current Science 2:187-193, 1994
Recent Advances in Surgical Technology, Shanelec, D. and Tibbetts, L., Clinical Periodontology 8th edition, W.B. Saunders 1996
Current Status of Periodontal Microsurgery, Shanelec, D. and Tibbetts, L., Periodontics 2000 2:88-92, 1996
Periodontal Microsurgery, Shanelec, D. and Tibbetts, L. Current Opinion in Periodontology 3:118-125, 1996
Periodontal Treatment Alternatives, Shanelec, D. and Tibbetts, L. Texas Dental Journal, 1997
Basic Periodontal Microsurgery, Shanelec, D. and Tibbetts, L., Dental Clinical Of North America, 1997

Lectures:
American Academy of Periodontology: Annual Scientific Session, Orlando, FL, 1992
American Academy of Fixed Crown & Bridge: Annual Session, Chicago, IL, 1993
American Academy of Periodontology: Annual Scientific Session, Chicago, IL, 1993
Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists: Annual Scientific Session, Newport Beach, CA, 1994
North Rhine Dental Society: Spring Scientific Meeting, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1994
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry: Annual Scientific Session, Maui, HI, 1994
American Academy of Periodontology: Annual Scientific Session, San Francisco, CA, 1994
American Academy of Restorative DentistryAnnual Scientific Session, Chicago, IL, 1995
Southern California Alpha Omega: Continuing Education Meeting Studio City, CA, 1995
American Academy of Periodontology: Reconstructive Surgery, Dallas, TX, 1995
Wisconsin Society of Periodontists: Annual Scientific Session Wisconsin, 1995
Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry: Continuing Education Session, CA, 1995
California Dental Association: Annual Scientific Session San Francisco, CA, 1995
Southern California Academy of Endodontics: Continuing Education Session, CA,1996
Saint Clare's Riverside Medical Center: Continuing Education Session,Whippany, NJ,1996
Orange County Dental Society: Continuing Education Session, Orange, CA, 1996
Swiss Society of Periodontists: Continuing Education Session, Zurich, Switzerland, 1996
University of Zurich: Lecture, Department of Prosthodontics, Zurich, Switzerland, 1996
German Dental SocietyAnnual Meeting: Wurzburg, Germany, 1996
Greater New York Academy of Prosth.: Annual Meeting, New York, NY,1996
Thomas P. Hinmann Meeting: Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1997
University of Southern California: 25th Annual Periodontal Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, 1997
Loma Linda University: 2nd Biannual Endodontic Symposium, Loma Linda, CA, 1997
Selected Outstanding Speaker in Periodontal Continuing Education Dentistry Today 1997
Int. Academy of Esthetic Dentistry: Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, 1997
California Dental Association: Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 1997
American Dental Society of Paris: Annual Meeting, Paris, France, 1997
University of Southern California: Japan Dentist's Study Group, CA, 1997
American Academy of Periodontology: Microsuturing Workshop, Annual Meeting, CA, 1997
Italian Society of Periodontists: Annual Session, Genoa, Italy, 1998
Italian Society of Periodontists: Microsuturing Workshop, Florence, Italy, 1998
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry: Annual Scientific Session, PA, 1998
Selected Outstanding Speaker in Periodontal Continuing Education Dentistry Today 1998
University of Washington: Microsurgery Workshop, Seattle, WA 1999
Newport Harbor Academy: Magnification and the New Dentistry, CA 1999
Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists: Microsurgery, CA 1999
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry: Scientific Session, Whistler, British Columbia, 1999
University of Gottingen: Neue Grupe Dentistry, Gottingen, Germany, 1999
Selected Outstanding Speaker in Periodontal Continuing Education Dentistry Today 1999
Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry: Scientific meeting, CA, 2000
Pacific Dental Conference: Canadian Dental Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2000
California Society of Periodontists: Annual Scientific Meeting, CA, 2000
Selected Outstanding Speaker in Periodontal Continuing Education, Dentistry Today 2000
Annual Scientific Conference: Japanese Dental Society, Osaka, Japan, 2000
American Academy of Periodontology: CE Session, Annual Meeting, PA, 2001
Selected Outstanding Speaker in Periodontal Continuing Education, Dentistry Today 2001
Selected Outstanding Speaker in Periodontal Continuing Education, Dentistry Today 2003
American Academy of Periodontology: General Session, Annual Meeting, CA, 2003
Academy Microscope Enhanced Dentistry: General Session, Annual Meeting, AZ, 2003
Selected Outstanding Speaker in Periodontal Continuing Education, Dentistry Today 2004
University of Southern California: 32nd Annual Periodontal Symposium, CA 2005
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry: Esthetic and Restorative Update, FL, April 2005
Academy Microscope Enhanced Dentistry: Annual Meeting, AZ, November 2005

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