Sepideh Banava, DDS, MBA, MPH

Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry
95 Kirkham Street, #110
San Francisco, CA 94122
Sepideh Banava
Education and Training

Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS),Tehran, Iran, DDS - 11/1993 Doctorate of Dental Surgery

Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS),Tehran, Iran, Master of Science - 10/1997 Restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials

Mahan Higher Education Institute,Tehran, Iran, MBA - 6/2012 Master of Business Administration-Marketing

University of San Francisco (USF),San Francisco, CA, MPH - 05/2017 Public Health-Epidemiology

University of California San Francisco (UCSF),San Francisco, CA, Certificate - 03/2019 Dental Public Health

University of California San Francisco (UCSF),San Francisco, CA, Certificate - 11/2022 Diversity Equity Inclusion Champion

Awards and Honors

Honorary Fellowship, International College of Dentists, Tehran, Iran, 2014

Dean’s Medal for Promoting Professionalism in MPH Program, University of San Francisco, 2017

Third-place, Postdoctoral Poster Presentation, University of California San Francisco, 2019

Third place, The Leverett Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2020
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.