Dr. John S. Kishibay is currently an associate professor of Developmental Dentistry of Orthodontics and Pedodontics with a joint appointment at the University of Southern California (USC) Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and the Keck School of Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Kishibay graduated from the University of Connecticut (BS Chemistry), the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (DMD), the Graduate Program in Orthodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry (MS), and the University of Southern California in Craniofacial Biology/Cell and Molecular Biology (Ph.D.). At the present, Dr. Kishibay combines his faculty responsibilities with a private practice of orthodontics in Santa Monica, CA, where he and Dr. Eteson are committed to providing the highest quality of orthodontic care to their patients.
Dr. Kishibay’s research interests have always involved the development of cellular specificity, cell-cell interactions in development of specific craniofacial (head and neck) structures, and the specific timing of growth and development of certain craniofacial features that are initiated by hormonal influence of specific DNA messages. It is always amazing that every organism in this world knows how old it is, the timing of specific events, and when the next step of maturity is to be initiated. Dr. Kishibay’s laboratory research earned him the Milo Hellman Reasearch Award, the most prestigious research award presented by the American Association of Orthodontist (AAO).