School of Dental Medicine

Elías-Boneta, Augusto R., DMD, MSD, DHC

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research

Position: Assistant Dean of Research and Professor

E-mail: augusto.elias@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health Disparities, Clinical Trials for prevention and control of Dental Caries and Gingivitis, Oral Health

 

Joshipura, Kaumudi, Sc.D.

Department: Ecological Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: kaumudi.joshipura@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Oral Health, Periodontal Disease, Epidemiology, Pregnancy Outcomes, Nutrition, Inflammation, Health Disparities

 

Aymat, Noel J., DMD

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research

Position: Professor and MSC Chancellor

E-mail: noel.aymat@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Pediatric dentistry

 

Andrinkaja, Mireille

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: oelisoa.andriankaja@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Clinical Trials, Clinical Research, Periodontics, Epidemiology, Oral and Systemic Diseases

 

Bermúdez, Francisco L., DMD

Department: Surgical Sciences

Position: Professor & Director of Oral Biology

E-mail: francisco.bermudez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Cancer, Oral biology

 

Buxó-Martínez, Carmen J., Dr. PH.

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: carmen.buxo@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Genetic and Environmental risk factors in Cleft Lip and Palate, Oral Health, Oral Cancer, Gestational Diabetes, Clinical Research

 

Debs-Elías, Natalio, M.D

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Assistant Professor, Ad honorem

E-mail: natalio.debs@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Craniofacial

 

Campos-Rivera, Maribel, M.D.

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: maribel.campos@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Neonatologist, Pediatrics, Zika Virus and Craniofacial Defects, Cilnical trials, Patient outcomes research, Developmental Origins of Adult Diseases. Pediatric Diabetes and Childhood Obesity, Community Partnerships

 

Díaz-Toro, Elba C., DMD

Department: Restorative Sciences

Position: Professor & Director of Department

E-mail: elba.diaz@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cancer, Tobacco, Oral Cancer, System Modification Outcomes Research, Community-Based Participation for Health Promotion

 

González-García, Ramón F., DDS

Department: Restorative Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: ramon.gonzalez5@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV, Oral Health Disparities

 

Giusti-de Jesús, Juan B., DMD

Department: Ecological Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: j.giusti@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Dental Anthropology / Health Services Delivery / Epidemiology / Community Services

 

Hanke-Herrero, Rosana, DMD

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: rosana.hanke@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Prevention of Dental Caries, Pediatrics

 

Heredia Matos, Yolanda, DMD

Department: Restorative Sciences/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Professor

E-mail: yolanda.heredia@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Health Services and Workforce

 
 

Lebrón, Santos L., DMD

Department: Restorative Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: santos.lebron@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Temporomandibular Disorders

 

López-del Valle, Lydia M., DMD

Department: Surgical Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: lydia.lopez1@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Caries, Early Childhood Caries, Periodontal Disease, Diabetes in Children and Adolescents, Diabetes and Pregnant Women, Prematurity

 

Lopez, Ana N, DMD, MPH

Department: Ecological Sciences

Position: Dean

E-mail: ana.lopez6@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Infection Control Risk Assessment, Women Oral Health

 

Loza-de Coro, María de los A., DMD

Department: Restorative Sciences/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Professor

E-mail: maria.loza3@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Prosthodontics, Reference Examiner for ICDAS

 

Lugo-Romeu, Ferdinand, DMD

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Associate Professor & Surgical Sciences Department Director

E-mail: ferdinand.lugo@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Periodontics, Clinical Trials

 

Matos-Pérez, José R., DMD

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research

Position: Associate Professor & Associate Dean

E-mail: jose.matos5@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: HIV, Oral Health Disparities

 

Morou, Evangelia, DDS

Department: Surgical Sciences

Position: Professor & Oral Biology Section Director

E-mail: evangelia.morou@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Microbiology, Oral Ecology

 

Muñoz-Torres, Francisco, M.P.H.

Department: Ecological Sciences

Position: Instructor

E-mail: francisco.munoz@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Systemic Disease

 

Palacios Alzuru, Cristina, Ph.D.

Department: Nutrition/ Graduate School of Public Health; Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: cristina.palacios@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Nutrition

 

Pedroza-Rodríguez, José E., DMD

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail:

Area of Expertise: Implantology

 

Pérez Cardona, Cynthia, Ph.D.

Department: Graduate School of Public Health Biostatistics and Epidemiology/ School of Public Health; Office of the Assistant Dean of Research/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: Cynthia.perez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Epidemiology, O Periodontics and Systemic Diseases

 

Psoter, Walter

Department: School of Dental Medicine

Position: Adjunct Associate Professor

E-mail: wp9@nyu.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Health, Nutrition

 

Ríos-Reyes, Ilka C., DMD

Department: Surgical Sciences

Position: Professor

E-mail: ilka.rios@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Training Program, Behavioral Sciences, Craniofacial Disorders, Cancer

 

Rivas-Tumanyan, Sona, DMD

Department: Graduate Dental Education

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: sona.tumanyan@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Systemic Disease, Epidemiology

 

Roura-Lugo, Nelson, DMD

Department: Ecological Sciences

Position: Associate Professor

E-mail: nelson.roura@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Occlusion, TMD, EBD, Prosthodontics, Implants, Ceramics, Interdisciplinary Restorative Dentistry, Deprogramming, Bruxism

 

Salcedo, Maria

Department: Ecological Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: Maria.Salcedo@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Cleft Lip and Palate

 

Toro-Arrivillaga, Milagros J, DDS, MSD, PhD

Department: Office of the Assistant Dean of Research

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: milagros.toro@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Oral Diagnosis/ Medicine/Radiology, Clinical and Laboratory Testing of Dental Products/Devices, Cariology, Preventive Dentistry, Community –Based Participatory Research, Elderly Oral Health

 

Track, María

Department: Office of Assistant Dean of Research

Position:

E-mail:

Area of Expertise: : Nutrition and Oral Health

 

Velázquez-Quintana, Jannette, DMD

Department: Restorative Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: jannette.velazquez@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: History of Dentistry, Women Oral Health, Paleomicrobiology

 

Vivaldi- Oliver, José A., DMD

Department: Restorative Sciences/ School of Dental Medicine

Position: Assistant Professor

E-mail: jose.vivaldi@upr.edu

Area of Expertise: Reference Examiner for Periodontics and Caries