Courses PhD Program in Dentistry

Prof. Poliana Mendes Duarte – DDS, MSc, PhD

Education and Professional Activities
Dr Duarte received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1999 from the Piracicaba School of Dentistry, Campinas State University, Brazil. She also received her Masters (2003) and PhD degrees (2005) in Periodontology from the Piracicaba School of Dentistry, Campinas State University, Brazil. Recently, she joined in the University of Florida as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of PeriodonticsShe is actively involved in teaching and research at the Guarulhos University, in São Paulo. 

She is member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), of the IADR Periodontal Research Group and of the IADR Women in Science Network Group. She is also member of the Guarulhos University’s Ethics Committee in Clinical Research.

Research Interests
Her main research field is the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal infections, especially in patients presenting risk factors for periodontal diseases such as diabetes, obesity and smoking. Other researchers include the impact of different risk factors (e.g. hypertension, osteoporosis, caffeine, alcohol, diabetes, smoking) on the periodontitis and on the osseointegration using animal models as well as the clinical outcomes of different mucogingival techniques including gingivoplasty and gingival grafts. 

Other highlights
She has received several Research Grants from the São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP) and from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals on periodontal and implant dentistry issues. Since 2007, Dr. Duarte has been granted with a scholarship from the CNPq for the outstanding Brazilian researchers. 

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.

Bastos MF, Serrão CR, Miranda TS, Cruz DF, de Souza Malta F, Duarte PM. Effects of metformin on bone healing around titanium implants inserted in non-diabetic rats. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Aug 29. doi: 10.1111/clr.12960.

Duarte PM, Serrão CR, Miranda TS, Zanatta LC, Bastos MF, Faveri M, Figueiredo LC, Feres M. Could cytokine levels in the peri-implant crevicular fluid be used to distinguish between healthy implants and implants with peri-implantitis? A systematic review. J Periodontal Res. 2016 Dec;51(6):689-698. doi: 10.1111/jre.12354.

Gonçalves TE, Zimmermann GS, Figueiredo LC, Souza Mde C, da Cruz DF, Bastos MF, da Silva HD, Duarte PM. Local and serum levels of adipokines in patients with obesity after periodontal therapy: one-year follow-up. J Clin Periodontol. 2015 May;42(5):431-9. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12396.

Gonçalves TE, Feres M, Zimmermann GS, Faveri M, Figueiredo LC, Braga PG, Duarte PM. Effects of scaling and root planing on clinical response and sérum levels of adipocytokines in patients with obesity and chronic periodontitis. J Periodontol. 2015 Jan;86(1):53-61. doi: 10.1902/jop.2014.140266.

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.

Napimoga MH, Nametala C, da Silva FL, Miranda TS, Bossonaro JP, Demasi AP, Duarte PM. Involvement of the Wnt-β-catenin signalling antagonists, sclerostin and dickkopf-related protein 1, in chronic periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2014 Jun;41(6):550-7. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12245.

Duarte PM, Bezerra JP, Miranda TS, Feres M, Chambrone L, Shaddox LM. Local levels of inflammatory mediators in uncontrolled type 2 diabetic subjects with chronic periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2014 Jan;41(1):11-8. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12179.

Santos VR, Lima JA, Miranda TS, Gonçalves TE, Figueiredo LC, Faveri M, Duarte PM. Full-mouth disinfection as a therapeutic protocol for type-2 diabetic subjects with chronic periodontitis: twelve-month clinical outcomes: a randomized controlled clinical trial. J Clin Periodontol. 2013 Feb;40(2):155-62. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.12040.

Zimmermann GS, Bastos MF, Dias Gonçalves TE, Chambrone L, Duarte PM. Local and circulating levels of adipocytokines in obese and normal weight individuals with chronic periodontitis. J Periodontol. 2013 May;84(5):624-33. doi: 10.1902/jop.2012.120254