Dr. Palanci is the Coordinator for the Faculty In-Service Program and Co-Director of “Strategies for the Prevention of Oral Diseases. In addition to his academic and clinical commitments he is a faculty research mentor assisting students with original research accepted at IADR,AADR and ADEA. Dr. Palanci has provided student and continuing education instruction in geriatric dentistry. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. Palanci graduated from the University of Detroit in 1972 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He served two years in the U.S.Army as a Dental Officer and had a general dental practice in Jackson, Michigan until joining the faculty full time in 2009.