Courses PhD Program in Dentistry

Profa. Gabriela Giro - DDS, MSc, DMSc

Education and Professional Activities
Dr. Giro is a periodontist (Certificate, Masters and PhD degrees) from Sao Paulo State University/Forsyth Institute (USA) and has a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Periodontics from Sao Paulo State University and Implant dentistry from Guarulhos University. She is associate professor of the graduate Program in Dentistry at Guarulhos University (Brazil).

Research Interests
Her main research field is the bone biology around dental implants with great emphasis in the systemic factor that influence wound repair and bone metabolism. Other areas of research interest are gingival tissue graft incorporation and bone metabolism biomarkers, host response in peri-implantitis, gene expression of immune response associate with peri-implantitis and periodontitis.

Other highlights
She has received some important awards, including the Young Research Award from Latin America Federation of International Association of Dental Research (2007), 5 Award in Plenary poster presentation in Periodontics from the Brazilian Division of IADR (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009), the IAP Clinical Research Award (2015), the Lester Burket Award in Basic Science Category, by the American Academy of Oral Medicine (2010). Further, Dr. Giro has an ISI h-index of 11.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications 
Mardegan GP, Shibli JA, Roth LA, Faveri M, Giro G, Bastos MF. Transforming growth factor-β, interleukin-17, and IL-23 gene expression profiles associated with human peri-implantitis. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Apr 7. doi: 10.1111/clr.12846.

Onuma T, Aquiar K, Duarte PM, Feres M, Giro G, Coelho P, Cassoni A, Shibli JA. Levels of osteoclastogenesis-related factors in the peri-implant crevicular fluid and clinical parameters of immediately loaded implants in patients with osteopenia: a short-term report. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2015 Nov-Dec;30(6):1431-6. doi: 10.11607/jomi.3943.

Giro G, Tovar N, Marin C, Bonfante EA, Jimbo R, Suzuki M, Janal MN, Coelho PG. The effect of simplifying dental implant drilling sequence on osseointegration: an experimental study in dogs. Int J Biomater. 2013;2013:230310. doi: 10.1155/2013/230310.

Jimbo R, Giro G, Marin C, Granato R, Suzuki M, Tovar N, Lilin T, Janal M, Coelho PG. Simplified drilling technique does not decrease dental implant osseointegration: a preliminary report. J Periodontol. 2013 Nov;84(11):1599-605. doi: 10.1902/jop.2012.120565.

Mawardi H, Giro G, Kajiya M, Ohta K, Almazrooa S, Alshwaimi E, Woo SB, Nishimura I, Kawai T. A role of oral bacteria in bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw. J Dent Res. 2011 Nov;90(11):1339-45. doi: 10.1177/0022034511420430.

Giro G, Coelho PG, Sales-Pessoa R, Pereira RM, Kawai T, Orrico SR. Influence of estrogen deficiency on bone around osseointegrated dental implants: an experimental study in the rat jaw model. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jul;69(7):1911-8. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2011.01.028.

Giro G, Coelho PG, Pereira RM, Jorgetti V, Marcantonio E Jr, Orrico SR. The effect of oestrogen and alendronate therapies on postmenopausal bone loss around osseointegrated titanium implants. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2011 Mar;22(3):259-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2010.01989.x. PubMed PMID: 20946210.

Kajiya M, Giro G, Taubman MA, Han X, Mayer MP, Kawai T. Role of periodontal pathogenic bacteria in RANKL-mediated bone destruction in periodontal disease. J Oral Microbiol. 2010 Nov 8;2. doi: 10.3402/jom.v2i0.5532.

Freitas AC Jr, Bonfante EA, Giro G, Janal MN, Coelho PG. The effect of implant design on insertion torque and immediate micromotion. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Jan;23(1):113-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0501.2010.02142.x.

Coelho PG, Bonfante EA, Pessoa RS, Marin C, Granato R, Giro G, Witek L, Suzuki M. Characterization of five different implant surfaces and their effect on osseointegration: a study in dogs. J Periodontol. 2011 May;82(5):742-50. doi:10.1902/jop.2010.100520.