Sepideh Banava, DDS, MBA, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Preventive & Restor Dent Sci
SchoolSchool of Dentistry
Address707 Parnassus Avenue, #110
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) , Tehran, IranDDS11/1993Doctorate of Dental Surgery
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, IranMS10/1997Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials
    Mahan Higher Education Institute, Tehran, IranMBA6/2012Master of Business Administration-Marketing
    University of San Francisco (USF), San Francisco, CA MPH05/2017Master of Public Health-Epidemiology
    University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CACertificate03/2019Dental Public Health
    University of California San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CACertificate11/2022Diversity Equity Inclusion Champion
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    International College of Dentists, Tehran, Iran2014Honorary Fellowship
    University of San Francisco2017Dean’s Medal for Promoting Professionalism in MPH Program
    University of California San Francisco2019Third-place, Postdoctoral Poster Presentation
    American Association of Public Health Dentistry2020Third place, The Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)2024  - 2029K Award

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    Sepideh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Dentistry and is the Deputy Director of the Dental Public Health Residency Program. She contributes to the program's administrative tasks, teaching postgraduate courses and instructing residents on their field site projects. Sepideh also supervises first-year dental students in their Community Dentistry courses.

    With over 30 years of clinical, research, teaching, and leadership experience, Sepideh's expertise lies in preventive dentistry, dental materials, conservative dental treatments, and new caries diagnosis methods such as Diagnodent. She is well-versed in Caries Management by Risk Assessment method (CAMRA) and International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS). Sepideh has delivered many national and international lectures and workshops to dental teams. Additionally, she has experience developing infection control guidelines for safe dental practice in dental offices and schools.

    Since 2019, Sepideh has conducted studies on oral health disparities, oral health literacy, Dental Public Health workforce, and electronic health records analysis for various health conditions through her dental public health and Postdoctoral training. Her recent research focuses on Intimate Partner Violence and related orofacial injuries using health informatics to address gaps in the field.

    Additionally, Sepideh serves as the science Coordinator of the NIMHD Multiple Chronic Diseases Disparities Research Consortium, and Co-Investigator of the California Oral Health technical assistance (COHTAC) to supervise dental Public Health residents in their collaboration with Local Oral Health Programs.

    Sepideh has a solid commitment to advancing the field of dentistry and value-based care.

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    1. Intimate partner violence and orofacial injuries in a multi-school dental data repository. J Dent Educ. 2023 Dec; 87 Suppl 3:1827-1831. Banava S, Lippman SA, Schenk G, Gansky SA. PMID: 35703990; PMCID: PMC9751224.
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    2. Integrating Oral, Physical, and Mental Health Via Public Health Literacy. Health Lit Res Pract. 2022 01; 6(1):e17-e24. Schillinger D, Banava S, Gansky SA. PMID: 35133945; PMCID: PMC8823462.
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    3. Virucidal activity of nasal sprays against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. J Hosp Infect. 2022 Feb; 120:9-13. Meister TL, Todt D, Brüggemann Y, Steinmann J, Banava S, Brill FHH, Steinmann J, Pfaender S, Steinmann E. PMID: 34752803; PMCID: PMC8572043.
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    4. Dental public health post-graduate trainees in the US: Experiences, challenges, and opportunities-A qualitative study. J Public Health Dent. 2022 Sep; 82(4):415-425. Banava S, Obadan-Udoh E, Mertz E. PMID: 34561873; PMCID: PMC8948095.
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    5. Coronavirus Disease Update on Epidemiology, Virology, and Prevention. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2021 Jun; 42(6):280-289. Banava S, Gansky SA, Reddy MS. PMID: 34077666; PMCID: PMC8440952.
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    6. Virtual caries risk assessment workshop in COVID-19 era: Innovative game-based strategy. J Dent Educ. 2021 Dec; 85 Suppl 3:1922-1924. Banava S, Jorquera J, Iyer P. PMID: 33449361; PMCID: PMC8013335.
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    7. Effect of protective coating on microhardness of a new glass ionomer cement: Nanofilled coating versus unfilled resin. J Conserv Dent. 2017 Jul-Aug; 20(4):260-263. Faraji F, Heshmat H, Banava S. PMID: 29259364; PMCID: PMC5721509.
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    8. Can Fluoride or Tri-calcium Phosphate Varnishes Alter Salivary and Plaque pH in Athletes Who Consume Soft Drinks?. J Dent Health Oral Disord Ther. 2016; 3(4):112-115. Banava S, Sabernezhad M, Honkala S.
    9. The effect of casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride paste (CPP-ACPF) on oral and salivary conditions of patients undergoing chemotherapy: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Electron Physician. 2015 Nov; 7(7):1535-41. Banava S, Houshyari M, Safaie T. PMID: 26767110; PMCID: PMC4700902.
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    10. Impact of Dilution and Polymerization on Cytotoxicity of Dentin Adhesives to Human Gingival Fibroblasts: Early Exposure Time. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects. 2015; 9(3):151-8. Banava S, Najibfard K, Garcia-Godoy F, Saghiri MA, Ghahremani MH, Ostad N. PMID: 26697147; PMCID: PMC4682011.
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    11. Histological Evaluation of Single and Double-visit Direct Pulp Capping with Different Materials on Sound Human Premolars: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Iran Endod J. 2015; 10(2):82-8. Banava S, Fazlyab M, Heshmat H, Mojtahedzadeh F, Motahhary P. PMID: 25834589; PMCID: PMC4372779.
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    12. The effect of recommending a CPP-ACPF product on salivary and plaque pH levels in orthodontic patients: a randomized cross-over clinical trial. Acta Odontol Scand. 2014 Nov; 72(8):903-7. Heshmat H, Banava S, Mohammadi E, Kharazifard MJ, Mojtahedzadeh F. PMID: 24856191.
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    13. Restorative: Bio-treatment of caries. Br Dent J. 2014 Mar; 216(6):267. Banava S, Safaie Yazdi M, Heshmat H. PMID: 24651322.
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    14. Correlation between long-term in vivo amalgam restorations and the presence of heavy elements in the dental pulp. J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2014 Apr; 28(2):200-204. Saghiri MA, Banava S, Sabzian MA, Gutmann JL, Asatourian A, Ramezani GH, Garcia-Godoy F, Sheibani N. PMID: 24731778.
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    15. Effect of pH on compressive strength of some modification of mineral trioxide aggregate. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2013 Jul 01; 18(4):e714-20. Saghiri MA, Garcia-Godoy F, Asatourian A, Lotfi M, Banava S, Khezri-Boukani K. PMID: 23722137; PMCID: PMC3731103.
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    16. The effects of two attachment types on the stresses introduced to the mandibular residual ridge: a 3D finite element analysis. Quintessence Int. 2013; 44(8):585-90. Dashti MH, Atashrazm P, Emadi MI, Mishaeel S, Banava S. PMID: 23757462.
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    17. A 30-Month Follow-Up of Stepwise Excavation without Re-entry with Three Different Biomaterials: A Case Report. JIDA. 2013; 3(25):256-262. Banava S, Safaie Yazdi M, Safaie Yazdi M.
    18. In vitro Comparison of Primary Setting Time and Surface Porosity in Two Brands of MTA. JIDA. 2012; 4(24):210-214. Banava S, Janfeshan Z, Saghiri MA.
    19. Stepwise excavation: a conservative community-based dental treatment of deep caries to inhibit pulpal exposure. Iran J Public Health. 2011; 40(3):140. Banava S. PMID: 23113097; PMCID: PMC3481642.
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