Steven Silverstein, DMD

Principal Investigator and Project Director
Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences
+1 415 502-7349

Dr. Silverstein is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California School of Dentistry, San Francisco California. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Kentucky School of Dentistry and his MPH from the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Silverstein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.

He was the Program Director for the Graduate Program in Dental Public Health for over 20 years and was responsible for teaching preventive dentistry, nutrition, and health care delivery at the school of dentistry and oversaw the school’s dental care for the homeless program. His research activities are related to; the prevention of dental disease in children and improving the dental public health workforce. He has received numerous grants from NIH, CDC, and the California Department of Public Health to study these issues. He has also received support to study a number of aspects related to the dental insurance industry.

Dr. Silverstein provided technical assistance to the “California’s Children’s Dental Disease Prevention Program” that was ongoing for over 30 years that ended in 2008 due to the state’s financial crisis. He is a member of the California Department of Public Health’s Oral Health advisory committee.

Dr. Silverstein is the Principle Investigator for the newly formed “California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center” (COHTAC) funded by the Prop.56 Tobacco Tax. The Center supports the activities of the CDPH’s Oral Health Program and the 61 Local Health Districts in California.

Publications: 

Meth mouth severity in response to drug-use patterns and dental access in methamphetamine users.

Journal of the California Dental Association

Brown RE, Morisky DE, Silverstein SJ

The effect of training on the use of tobacco-use cessation guidelines in dental settings.

Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)

Walsh MM, Belek M, Prakash P, Grimes B, Heckman B, Kaufman N, Meckstroth R, Kavanagh C, Murray J, Weintraub JA, Silverstein S, Gansky SA

Pathways in dental public health.

Journal of the California Dental Association

Silverstein SJ

CDA's model dental health kit: does it work in classrooms?

Journal - California Dental Association

Silverstein SJ, Larson S, Eckhaus B

Social drug use/abuse and dental disease.

Journal - California Dental Association

Silverstein SJ, Noel D, Heilbron D

Interactive computerized nutritional analysis program.

Journal - California Dental Association

Silverstein SJ, Jackson AD, Pace D

Dental manpower. Survey of the active members of the San Francisco Dental Society.

Journal - California Dental Association

Silverstein SJ, Greenberg BJ

Why a Berkeley Free Clinic?

Journal - California Dental Association

Silverstein SJ, Morphopoulos HD