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Howard Strassler, DMD
Operative Dentistry

Dr. Howard Strassler is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1975. He spent two years in the United States Air Force. Before coming to the University of Maryland., Dr. Strassler was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He has lectured nationally and internationally on techniques and selection of dental materials in clinical use and esthetic restorative dentistry. He is on the editorial board of several publications and reviews for several major journals. He is a consultant to the Department of Veteran Affairs and on the advisory boards and a consultant and clinical evaluator to over 15 dental manufacturers. He has published over 425 articles in the field of restorative dentistry and innovations in dental practice and seven chapters in dental texts. Dr. Strassler has presented over 400 continuing education programs throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.


  • Thaddeus Weclew Honorary Fellowship
    This is the Academy of General Dentistry’s highest honor. This award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry or who has enhanced the principles and ideals of the Academy of General Dentistry. July, 2000.
  • Frank J. Sinnreich Award
    This award is for Excellence in Teaching, student award, teacher of the year. May, 2001.


  • Adhesive restorative materials

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