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Courses PhD Program in Dentistry


Prof. Luciene Cristina de Figueiredo - DDS, MSc, PhD

Education and Professional Activities
Dr. Figueiredo is a periodontist (Certificate and Masters degrees) and received her PhD degree (2000) in Periodontology from the Araraquara School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University, Brazil. She is the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research (2015) at Guarulhos University (Brazil).

She is a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), of the IADR Periodontal Research Group and of the IADR Women in Science Network Group.

Research Interests
Her main research field is the etiology and treatment periodontal infections, with emphasis on Randomized Clinical Trials evaluating the clinical and microbiological effects of different treatment on periodontitis. Other areas of research include: halitosis, peri-implantitis, the influence of supragingival plaque control and in vitro and ex vivo biofilm models.

Other highlights
Dr. Figueiredo has received several Research Grants from the São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP). The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) have granted her a scholarship of productivity in research since 2007, recognizing her research activities. In 2014, one of her publications (Pérez-Chaparro et al. 2014) was selected for the F1000Prime, and it was recommended as being of special significance in the periodontal field by Dr. Robert Palmer, a renowned researcher at NIDCR (MD, USA).

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Maciel SS, Feres M, Gonçalves TE, Zimmermann GS, da Silva HD, Figueiredo LC, Duarte PM. Does obesity influence the subgingival microbiota composition in periodontal health and disease? J Clin Periodontol. 2016 Dec;43(12):1003-1012. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12634.

Pérez-Chaparro PJ, Duarte PM, Shibli JA, Montenegro S, Lacerda Heluy S, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M, Feres M. The Current Weight of Evidence of the Microbiologic Profile Associated With Peri-Implantitis: A Systematic Review.J Periodontol. 2016 Nov;87(11):1295-1304. doi: 10.1902/jop.2016.160184

Feres M, Teles F, Teles R, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M. The subgingival periodontal microbiota of the aging mouth. Periodontol 2000. 2016 Oct;72(1):30-53. doi: 10.1111/prd.12136.

Tamashiro NS, Duarte PM, Miranda TS, Maciel SS, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M, Feres M. Amoxicillin Plus Metronidazole Therapy for Patients with Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes: A 2-year Randomized Controlled Trial. J Dent Res. 2016 Jul;95(7):829-36. doi: 10.1177/0022034516639274.

Oliveira RR, Fermiano D, Feres M, Figueiredo LC, Teles FR, Soares GM, Faveri M. Levels of Candidate Periodontal Pathogens in Subgingival Biofilm. J Dent Res. 2016 Jun;95(6):711-8. doi: 10.1177/0022034516634619.

Feres M, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M, Guerra MC, Mateo LR, Stewart B, Williams M, Panagakos F. The efficacy of two oral hygiene regimens in reducing oral malodour: a randomised clinical trial. Int Dent J. 2015 Dec;65(6):292-302. doi: 10.1111/idj.12183.

Rabelo CC, Feres M, Gonçalves C, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M, Tu YK, Chambrone L. Systemic antibiotics in the treatment of aggressive periodontitis. A systematic review and a Bayesian Network meta-analysis. J Clin Periodontol. 2015 Jul;42(7):647-57. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12427.

Feres M, Figueiredo LC, Soares GM, Faveri M. Systemic antibiotics in the treatment of periodontitis. Periodontol 2000. 2015 Feb;67(1):131-86. doi: 10.1111/prd.12075.

Pérez-Chaparro PJ, Gonçalves C, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M, Lobão E, Tamashiro N, Duarte P, Feres M. Newly identified pathogens associated with periodontitis: a systematic review. J Dent Res. 2014 Sep;93(9):846-58. doi: 10.1177/0022034514542468.

Miranda TS, Feres M, Perez-Chaparro PJ, Faveri M, Figueiredo LC, Tamashiro NS, Bastos MF, Duarte PM. Metronidazole and amoxicillin as adjuncts to scaling and root planing for the treatment of type 2 diabetic subjects with periodontitis: 1-year outcomes of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2014 Sep;41(9):890-9. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12282.