Courses Professional Master’s Program in Orthodontics

Prof. Fernanda Angelieri – DDS, MSc, PhD

Education and Professional Activities

Dr. Angelieri is an orthodontist (Certificate and Masters degrees) and Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) in Orthodontics from University of São Paulo, Bauru Dental School. She has a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Orthodontics from The University of Michigan (USA). She is Instructor Professor in Orthodontics at Guarulhos University (Brazil).

She is Associate Editor of the Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics, and a member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Journal of Applied Oral Science and Brazilian Dental Science. She has been a collaborator with The Angle Orthodontist, European Journal of Orthodontics, Progress in Orthodontics and Acta Odontologica Scandinavica.

Research Interests

Her main research field is the maturation of the facial sutures on cone beam computed tomography, and its correlation with orthopedic treatment as rapid maxillary expansion and maxillary protraction. Other areas of research include: diagnosis and treatment of Class II malocclusion, with emphasis in stability and relapse; low-level laser in orthodontic movement, orthodontic materials and mutagenicity and cytotoxicity of orthodontic materials.

Other highlights

During her stay at The University of Michigan, she developed and introduced a classification of midpalatal and zygomaticomaxilary sutures maturation on cone beam computed tomography, a novel method for prediction of rapid maxillary expansion and maxillary protraction, respectively. It is important to stress that, before these classifications, these treatments were clinically unpredictable for late adolescents and juveniles.  

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications 

Angelieri F, Franchi L, Cevidanes LH, McNamara JA Jr. Diagnostic performance of skeletal maturity for the assessment of midpalatal suture maturation. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2015 Dec;148(6):1010-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2015.06.016.

Angelieri F, Franchi L, Cevidanes LH, Scanavini MA, McNamara JA Jr.Long-term treatment effects of the FR-2 appliance: a prospective evalution 7 years post-treatment. Eur J Orthod. 2014 Apr;36(2):192-9. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjt026.

Angelieri F, Cevidanes LH, Franchi L, Gonçalves JR, Benavides E, McNamara JA Jr. Midpalatal suture maturation: classification method for individual assessment before rapid maxillary expansion. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Nov;144(5):759-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2013.04.022.

Angelieri F, Marcondes JP, de Almeida DC, Salvadori DM, Ribeiro DA.Genotoxicity of corrosion eluates obtained from orthodontic brackets in vitro. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011 Apr;139(4):504-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2009.03.058.

Angelieri F, Carlin V, Martins RA, Ribeiro DA.Biomonitoring of mutagenicity and cytotoxicity in patients undergoing fixed orthodontic therapy. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2011 Apr;139(4 Suppl):e399-404. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2009.06.029.

Sousa MV, Scanavini MA, Sannomiya EK, Velasco LG, Angelieri F.Influence of low-level laser on the speed of orthodontic movement. Photomed Laser Surg. 2011 Mar;29(3):191-6. doi: 10.1089/pho.2009.2652.

Angelieri F, Carlin V, Saez DM, Pozzi R, Ribeiro DA.Mutagenicity and cytotoxicity assessment in patients undergoing orthodontic radiographs. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2010 Oct;39(7):437-40. doi: 10.1259/dmfr/24791952.

Angelieri F, de Almeida RR, Janson G, Castanha Henriques JF, Pinzan A.Comparison of the effects produced by headgear and pendulum appliances followed by fixed orthodontic treatment. Eur J Orthod. 2008 Dec;30(6):572-9. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjn060.

Fuziy A, Rodrigues de Almeida R, Janson G, Angelieri F, Pinzan A.Sagittal, vertical, and transverse changes consequent to maxillary molar distalization with the pendulum appliance. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2006 Oct;130(4):502-10.

Angelieri F, Almeida RR, Almeida MR, Fuziy A.Dentoalveolar and skeletal changes associated with the pendulum appliance followed by fixed orthodontic treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2006 Apr;129(4):520-7.