Steven Dentali, Ph.D, widely considered an international authority on botanical ingredients, consults for the industry as Dentali Botanical Sciences. He recently served as Research Fellow and VP, Botanical Sciences at Herbalife Nutrition after eleven years as Science Officer for the American Herbal Products Association. Dr. Dentali holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a Natural Products Chemistry specialization, from the University of Arizona, where he was the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Edwin Leigh Newcomb Memorial Fellow. More recently he has been named a 2018 Fellow of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
As a key opinion leader and subject matter expert, Dr. Dentali has helped guide the establishment of shared botanical standards via engagement in governmental and educational standard-setting organizations including the American Botanical Council, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, the International Aloe Science Council, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention. He maintains a particular fondness for communicating basic botanical concepts and the importance of using a shared nomenclature in order to help drive industry to higher sustainable herbal standards.