Stephen P. Warunek

Stephen P. Warunek

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics

School of Dental Medicine


Specialty/Research Focus

Orthodontics

Contact Information
Squire Hall
Room 140
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-2845
Fax: (716) 829-2572
warunek@buffalo.edu



Education and Training:

  • MS, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988)
  • Cert, State University of New York at Buffalo (1985)
  • DDS, State University of New York at Buffalo (1980)
  • BS, Pennsylvania State University (1974)

Employment:

  • Consultant, Dental Service, VA Medical Center (1996-present)
  • Consultant, New York State Department of Health (1995-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthodontics (1995-present)
  • Orthodontist, Department of Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1995-present)
  • Consultant, Great Lakes Orthodontics, LTD (1985-present)
  • Orthodontist, Private Practice, West Seneca, Williamsville, Depew (1985–2008)
  • Research Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Biomaterials (1987–1995)
  • Resident, Department of Orthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1983–1985)
  • General Dentist, Private Practice, Springville, West Seneca (1981–1983)
  • Resident, Resident, Veterans Administration Medical Center (1980–1981)
  • Technician, Ceramic Engineering, Centre Engineering (1974–1975)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (1979)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 1991–December 1991
    Permanent Soft Denture Liner Material
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • April 1987–March 1988
    Complete Orthodontic Positioner Elastic
    PR Breads, Great Lakes Orthodontic LTD
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $50,000
  • February 1986–January 1987
    Complete Orthodontic Positioner Elastic
    PR Breads, Great Lakes Orthodontic Laboratory
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $38,700

Patents:

  • Tool and method of adjusting orthodontic expansion screw (2004)
  • FDA 510(k) Approval: Removable Herbst appliance for obstructive sleep apnea No. K955822 (1996)
  • FDA 510(k) Approval: Elastomeric sleep apnea device No. K9462112 (1995)
  • Silicone elastomer lined prosthetic devices and methods of manufacture (1993)
  • Orthodontic finishing positioner and method of construction (1993)
  • FDA 510(k) Approval: Soft denture reline material Elastoline No. K925275 (1993)
  • Silicone Elastomer lined prosthetic devices and methods of manufacture (1992)
  • Orthodontic finishing positioner and method of construction (1991)
  • Orthodontic positioner and method of making and using the same (1991)
  • Orthodontic finishing positioner and method of construction (1991)
  • Orthodontic finishing positioner and method of construction (1989)

Journal Articles:

  • Lai C, Bush PJ, Warunek SP, Covell DA, Al-Jewair T. An in vitro comparison of ultraviolet versus white light in the detection of adhesive remnants during orthodontic debonding. Angle Orthodontist. 2019; 89(3).
  • Warunek S, Lauren M. Computer-based fabrication of occlusal splints for treatment of bruxism and TMD. J Clin Orthod. 2008; 42(4).
  • Lowe R, Makowka S, Manzella K, Warunek SP, Al-Jewair T. Mechanical properties of the Ni-Ti Memoria Leaf Spring Activated Expander NiTi (MLSAE) for maxillary transverse discrepancy correction: An in-vitro study. J Clin Exper Dent. 2020; 12(2).
  • Warunek S, Willison BD. Incisor alignment with the Inman Aligner. The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. 2005; 20.
  • Warunek S. Oral appliance therapy in sleep apnea syndromes: a review. Seminars in Orthodontics. 2004; 10.
  • Warunek SP, Willison BD. A review of silicone elastomer positioner appliances and case reports. Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Journal. 2002; 8.
  • Warunek S, Willison BD. In-office custom mouthguard fabrication. J Clin Orthod. 1993; 27(10).
  • Warunek SP, Strychalski ID, Cunat JJ. Klinische Anwendung von Silikonelastomer-Apparaturen. Information Aus Orthodontie Und Kieferothopadie. 1990; 3.
  • Warunek SP, Sorensen SE, Cunat JJ, Green LJ. Physikalische und mechanische Eigenschaften von Elastomeren fur kieferorthopadische Positioner. Information Aus Orthodontie Un Kieferorthopadie. 1990; 3.
  • Warunek S, Sorensen SE, Cunat JJ, Green LJ. Physical and mechanical properties of elastomers in orthodontic positioners. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1989; 95(5).
  • Warunek SP, Strychalski ID, Cunat JJ, Green LJ. Clinical use of silicone elastomer appliances. J Clin Orthod. 1989; 23.
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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Willison BD, Warunek S. Practical Guide to Orthodontic Appliances. Practical Guide to Orthodontic Appliances. 2004.

Abstracts:

  • Taha K, Al-Jewair T, Warunek S, Conley RS, Arany P. Effects of vibrational appliances on orthodontic tooth movement and perceived pain. IARD/AADR annual meeting. 2019.
  • Lowe R, Makowka S, Manzella K, Warunek SP, Al-Jewair T. Mechanical properties of the Ni-Ti Memoria Leaf Spring Activated Expander NiTi (MLSAE) for maxillary transverse discrepancy correction: An in-vitro study. IADR/AADR annual meeting. 2019.
  • Lowe RL; Manzella KM; Warunek SP; Al-Jewair TS. Mechanical properties of the Ni-Ti Memoria leaf spring activated expander. AADR/CADR annual meeting. 2018.

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Orthodontists (1985–present)
  • UB Orthodontic Alumni Association (1985–present)
  • Eighth District Orthodontic Academy (1985–present)
  • American Dental Association (1980–present)
  • Eighth District Dental Association (1980–present)
  • Phi Kappa Phi; Pennsylvania State University (1974–present)

Presentations:

  • "Early Orthodontic Diagnosis: Why, when and where is it needed?" Greater Niagara Frontier Dental Meeting (1999)
  • "Properties of silicone positioner elastomers and clinical applications" Great Lakes Orthodontics Symposium (1988)
  • "Selected physical and mechanical properties of elastomers in orthodontic positioners" IADR Prog #1119 (1988)

Service Activities:

  • School of Dental Medicine Ad Hoc Committee; Department Representative (2000)
  • V A Medical Center; Buffalo, NY; Consultant (1996–present)
  • State of New York, Department of Health; Consultant (1995–present)

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Contact Information

Squire Hall
Room 140
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-2845
Fax: (716) 829-2572
warunek@buffalo.edu