Overview

Current Work

1. Mucosal similarities in the expression of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with periodontitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
2. The impact of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the periodontal conditions.
3. The impact of peri-implant disease in the expression of cytokines related to Th1/Th2/Th17/Treg response in saliva and peri-implant fluid.
 

Expertise Keywords

  • Chronic diseases
  • Immunology
  • Osteoclastogenesis
  • Periimplantitis
  • Periodontal pathogens

Subject Area Codes

  • Periodontics

Country Affiliations

  • Brazil
  • Sweden

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 6 (Other: 6)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Background

Bio

I'm an Associate Professor of Periodontology, School of Dentistry and Oral Health at the Griffith University and a visiting Associate Professor of Periodontology at the Karolinska Institute, in Sweden. I have served as Scientific Director of the Brazilian College of Hospital and intensive care dentistry and as Dean of Research, Faculty of Dentistry, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil. Moreover, I was the Vice President of the Brazilian Society of Periodontology from 2015 to 17.  

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute 1996 - 1999
  • MDentSc Masters of Dental Science, Rio de Janeiro State University 1994 - 1996
  • DDS Doctor of Dental Science, Universidade do Grande Rio 1987 - 1991

Academic experience

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Karolinska Institute 2017 -
  • Visiting Researcher, Karolinska Institute 2000 - 2017
  • Dean of Research, Rio de Janeiro State University 2007 - 2018

Awards and Honours

  • Patron, Class 2007/2, Rio de Janeiro State University -
  • Mérito José dos Santos Lima Junior, Brazilian Dental Association 2005 -
  • Medalha Pannaim, Dentist Union of the State of São Paulo 2015 -

Professional experience

  • Associate Researcher, Universidade Veiga de Almeida, UVA/RJ, Brasil. 2008 - 2010
  • coordinator of the specialization course in periododontology (similar to the Australian DClinDent), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio, Brasil. 2000 - 2017
  • Associate Professor in Periodontology, Rio de Janeiro State University 1999 - 2018

Editorial roles

  • Reviewer, EXPERT OPINION ON THERAPEUTIC TARGETS 2017 -
  • Reviewer, Journal of Periodontology 2015 -
  • Reviewer, Human Immunology 2015 -
  • Reviewer, Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2014 -
  • Reviewer, Lipids 2014 -
  • Reviewer, BMC Oral Health (Online) 2013 -
  • Reviewer, Scientific Reports 2013 -
  • Reviewer, World Journal of Gastroenterology 2014 -
  • Reviewer, Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research 2013 -
  • Reviewer, Preventive Medicine 2012 -
  • Reviewer, Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry 2008 -
  • Reviewer, Archives of Oral Biology 2008 -
  • Reviewer, Journal of Periodontal Research -
  • Editorial member, Revista de Ciências Médicas e Biológicas - 2003
  • Editorial member, World Journal of Stomatology (WJS) 2016 -
  • Editorial member, Gastroenterology: Medicine & Research 2017 -