Lucia H Soares Cevidanes

Drs Thomas M and Doris Graber Endowed Professor of Dentistry and Associate Professor of Dentistry


Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry





Dr. Lucia Cevidanes is the Thomas and Doris Graber Endowed Professor of Dentistry, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, since July 2011. She was previously a faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry. She completed specialty training in 1994 and received PhD in 2003. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Her research interests include 3D imaging and Data Science to solve difficult clinical problems in dentistry, with particular interest in health and disease of the Temporomandibular Joints. She currently studies biomarkers of arthritis and treatment approaches, treatment outcomes of aligner therapy as well as orthopedic and surgical treatment for complex craniofacial anomalies and dentofacial deformities.

Dr. Cevidanes has both predoctoral and graduate teaching responsibilities. She currently serves as the Predoctoral Orthodontic Clinic Director and as course director for 4 predoctoral courses. She sees patients in the faculty associates practice on Wednesday mornings, is a graduate attending faculty on Friday PMs and leads the graduate courses in Cephalometrics and 3D imaging.

Dr. Cevidanes has published over 140 scientific papers on 3D imaging and Data Science. Her work has been recognized by the American Association of Orthodontics Graber Award in 2005, the B F Dewel Award in 2006 for the best clinical papers in the AJODO, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Wuhermann Award in 2011, and the 2014 American Association of Orthodontics Millo Helman Research Award. Her work has been funded by K23, R03, R21 and R01 awards from NIH and Faculty Development and Biomedical Research awards from the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation.