Dr Michael Zaninovich graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2004 being awarded both the Dental School Dean’s Award for outstanding performance in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and the Endodontics Prize in his final clinical year. He subsequently moved to Perth to be with his family in 2005 and worked for five years in general private practice. During this time he developed a particular interest in dental implants, oral surgery and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr Zaninovich completed the Primary examinations in 2005 and received commendations in Anatomy, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pathology. In 2008 he completed his Secondary Examinations and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Wanting to further improve his skills and knowledge and provide patients with the best care they could possibly receive he undertook a three-year full-time specialist training programme in Prosthodontics at The University of Adelaide in 2010. This is the highest qualification that one can obtain for cosmetic and implant dentistry.
At the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP) Biennial Conference in 2012 in Cairns, he was awarded the best presentation for his research into the rate of wear of ceramic restorations opposing tooth structure and restorative materials.
In 2015 Dr Zaninovich was accepted as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and in 2016 was awarded Diplomate status.
He continues to actively pursue professional development courses around the world to keep up to date with current advancements in oral implantology and to maintain a high level of clinical skills and knowledge.
Dr Zaninovich is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist and is a member of the following reputable professional organisations:
- Dental Specialists Society of WA
- Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists
- Australian Prosthodontic Society
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Australian Society of Periodontology
- Australian Dental Association
- Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
Dr Zaninovich is passionate about continuing education and provides mentorship through Aria Dental for General Dentists. Outside of dentistry he has a special interest in aviation and enjoys spending time with his extended family and friends.