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Periodontics and Oral Medicine

Erika Benavides, DDS, PhD

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Diplomate, AAOMR
Clinical Assistant Professor


Division of Oral Pathology/Medicine/Radiology
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1011 N. University Ave Rm 2029A
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
734-936-0051  benavid@umich.edu
 
Bio | Recent Publications


Education
2000 - DDS, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, Dentistry
2001 - GPR, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Truman Medical Center, Hospital Dentistry
2001-2003 - Certificate, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
2004 - Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
2006 - PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Oral Biology and Engineering

Honors and Awards
2002 - NIH Award Training Support
2004 - NIDCR Travel Grant Award
2004 - Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Academic Appointments and Professional Experience
1999-2000 - Rural Practice, Dental Clinic, Piloto Hospital, Jamundi, Colombia
2000 - Externship, Craniofacial Genetics, College of Dentistry, Medical University of South Carolina
2000-2001 - General Practice Resident, Dental Clinic, Truman Hospital, Kansas City
2002-2004 - Graduate Teaching Asst, Radiology Clinic, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2003-2006 - Graduate Research Fellow, Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2006-2009 - Clinical Lecturer, Periodontics & Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan
2009-present - Clinical Assistant Professor, Periodontics & Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan

Research Interests
• Structure and Property Characterization of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc
• TMJ Imaging Modalities
• Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DTI)
• Advanced Imaging Modalities
• Radiation Biology and Oncology
• Three-dimensional Detection of Periodontal Osseous Defects using Computer Aided Diagnosis
• Clinical applications of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Recent Publications

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.

Chan HL, Fu JH, Koticha T, Benavides E, Wang HL. Ridge width gain with screw spreaders: a cadaver study. Implant Dent. 2013 Oct;22(5):552-8. PubMed PMID: 24013399.

Fu JH, Oh TJ, Benavides E, Rudek I, Wang HL. A randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the sandwich bone augmentation technique in increasing buccal bone thickness during implant placement surgery: I. Clinical and radiographic parameters. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2013 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 23594026.

Makhoul H, Bashutski J, Halubai S, Dabiri D, Benavides E, Kapila YL. Apoptotic activity of gingival crevicular fluid from localized aggressive periodontitis. J Int Acad Periodontol. 2013 Jan;15(1):2-7. PubMed PMID: 23413626.

Ponder SN, Benavides E, Kapila S, Hatch NE. Quantification of external root resorption by low- vs high-resolution cone-beam computed tomography and periapical radiography: A volumetric and linear analysis. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Jan;143(1):77-91. PubMed PMID:23273363.

Chan HL, Monje A, Suarez F, Benavides E, Wang HL. Palatonasal recess on medial wall of the maxillary sinus and clinical implications for sinus augmentation via lateral window approach. J Periodontol. 2013 Aug;84(8):1087-93. Epub 2012 Oct 29. PubMed PMID: 23106503.

Chan HL, Suarez F, Monje A, Benavides E, Wang HL. Evaluation of maxillary sinus width on cone-beam computed tomography for sinus augmentation and new sinus classification based on sinus width. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 23043676.

Chan HL, Oh TJ, Fu JH, Benavides E, Avila-Ortiz G, Wang HL. Sinus augmentation via transcrestal approach: a comparison between the balloon and osteotome technique in a cadaver study. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2013 Sep;24(9):985-90. Epub 2012 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 22725990.

Amer ME, Heo MS, Brooks SL, Benavides E. Anatomical variations of trabecular bone structure in intraoral radiographs using fractal and particles count analyses. Imaging Sci Dent. 2012 Mar;42(1):5-12. Epub 2012 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 22474642.

Benavides E, Rios HF, Ganz SD, An CH, Resnik R, Reardon GT, Feldman SJ, Mah JK, Hatcher D, Kim MJ, Sohn DS, Palti A, Perel ML, Judy KW, Misch CE, Wang HL. Use of cone beam computed tomography in implant dentistry: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists consensus report. Implant Dent. 2012. Apr;21(2):78-86. PubMed PMID: 22382748.

Avila-Ortiz G, Neiva R, Galindo-Moreno P, Rudek I, Benavides E, Wang HL. Analysis of the influence of residual alveolar bone height on sinus augmentation outcomes. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Sep;23(9):1082-8. Epub 2011 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 22092705.

Bashutski JD, Eber RE, Kinney JS, Benavides E, Maitra S, Braun T, Giannobile WV, McCauley LK. Teriparatide and Osseous Regeneration in the Oral Cavity. N Engl J Med 2010. E-published Oct 16 2010. PubMed PMID: 20950166.

Brooks SL, McMinn WE, Benavides E. A clinical trial of the Nomad portable X-ray unit. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2009 Feb;91(2):54-8. PubMed PMID: 19288662.

Heo MS, Choi DH, Benavides E, Huh KH, Yi WJ, Lee SS, Choi SC. Effect of bit depth and kVp of digital radiography for detection of subtle differences. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2009 Aug;108(2):278-83. Epub 2009 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 19272812.

Benavides E, Bilgen M, Al-Hafez B, Alrefae T, Wang Y, Spencer P. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging of the porcine temporomandibular joint disc. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2009 Mar;38(3):148-55. PubMed PMID: 19225085.

Benavides E, Spencer P, Bilgen M, Al-Hafez B, Misra A, Wang Y, Katz JL, Weimer KA, and McNutt K. “Diffusion Tensor MRI of the TMJ Disc”. Poster Presentation 35th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR, 30th Annual CADR Meeting, 83rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of ADEA, Abstract #0715, March 9, 2006.

Benavides E, Bilgen M, Al-Hafez B, Spencer P. “Diffusion Tensor MRI: A Potential Tool to Evaluate the TMJ Disc”. Oral Presentation. 56th. Annual Session of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology November 17, 2005.

Benavides E, Spencer P, Eick JD, Katz JL, WangY, Misra A, Fricke BA, Glaros AG, Bilgen M, Cook JL. “Structure and Property Characterization of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc”. Poster Presentation UMKC Annual Community of Scholars Event April 29, 2005.

Benavides E, Spencer P, Eick JD, Katz JL, WangY, Misra A, Fricke BA, Glaros AG, Bilgen M, Cook JL. “Structure and Property Characterization of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc” Poster Presentation Kansas City Area Life Science Research Day April 6, 2005.

Benavides E, Spencer P, Katz JL, Fricke B, Wang Y, Bilgen M, and Gleeson E. “Micro-mechanics of the Porcine TMJ Disc using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy”. Oral Presentation 83rd. General Session and Exhibition of the International, American, and Canadian Associations for Dental Research, Abstract #1390, March 11, 2005.