Clarissa Souza Gomes da Fontoura

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, School of Dentistry


Cariology, Restorative Sciences & Endodontics


DENT Cariology Restorative Sciences & Endodontics 1011 N University Ave, Commons #2133 Ann Arbor MI 48109-1078



Dr. Fontoura is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics at the University of Michigan- School of Dentistry. She received her DDS degree from Gama Filho University - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2003. After graduation, Dr. Fontoura worked as a part-time private practitioner in Rio de Janeiro and served in the Brazilian Air Force as lieutenant (2004-2008). She holds a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Brazilian Air Force (2004) and a M.S. in Medical Science from the Fluminense Federal University, Brazil (2013). In 2019, she earned a Ph.D. in Oral Science at the UIOWA - Dows Institute of Dental Research. As a clinician and a scientist her research focuses on investigating the genetic contributors for both normal and abnormal phenotypic variation within the craniofacial complex. More specifically, Dr. Fontoura research leverages phenotypic data to explore dental/craniofacial growth and morphology as it relates to malocclusion, dental anomalies and non-syndromic cleft lip and palate.