Dr.Stjepan Spalj graduated and attained Master and PhD at School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb. Specialised in orthodontics at University Dental Clinic in Zagreb. Graduated journalism at Faculty of Political Sciences University of Zagreb.
Associate professor of orthodontics, oral epidemiology and public health dentistry at University of Rijeka and visiting professor at Universities of Trieste and Zagreb.
Head of Department of Orthodontics at Faculty of Medicine in Rijeka, principal investigator in two scientific projects, mentor of three PhD thesis, co-author of three textbooks and 40 papers in journals indexed in Current Contents. Erasmus scholarships and study visits at Universities in Mainz-Germany, Bologna, Trieste and Naples-Italy, Ljubljana-Slovenia, Krakow-Polland, Oslo-Norway and Graz-Austria.