Gustavo Mendonca
DDS, MSc, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry

DEPARTMENT

Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics

CONTACT

734-764-6074

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Gustavo Mendonça received his DDS in 1999 from the University of Uberlândia – School of Dentistry, Brazil. He also completed his postgraduate training in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Oral Rehabilitation from the same school in 2003. In 2008 he finished his PhD in Genomic Sciences and Biotechnology at the Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil. Dr. Mendonça was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Catholic University of Brasília - School of Dentistry with an extra-mural private practice from 2003-2007. From 2008 to 2010 he completed a post-doctoral research training at UNC-Department of Prosthodontics in the Bone and Mineralization Laboratory. Dr. Mendonça currently teaches in the Comprehensive Care VIC Clinics and the fixed and removable prosthodontics preclinical courses. Dr. Mendonça's current research interests include the effect of nano- and micro-topography on osteoblast behavior, mesenchymal stem cells differentiation into osteoblasts and the molecular basis of dental implants osseointegration. Clinical research interests include replacing missing teeth with dental implants, evaluating the longevity of implant treatment and CAD/CAM restorations.