Welcoming New Faculty: Poliana Mendes Duarte

Dr. Poliana DuarteOn October 15, 2018, Poliana Mendes Duarte, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., joined the UF College of Dentistry as a visiting clinical associate professor in the UF Department of Periodontology.

Her primary responsibility is providing periodontal didactic, preclinical and clinical teaching to predoctoral dental students. Duarte is also teaching residents as part of periodontology’s graduate program.  She is also providing patient care in the Periodontal Faculty Practice and will be pursuing clinical/translational research as well.

Duarte earned her dental (1999), master’s (2002) and post-doctorate (2004) degrees from the Piracicaba School of Dentistry at the Campinas State University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She then earned a certificate in implant dentistry in 2004 from the Brazilian Association of Teaching in Dentistry, also in Sao Paulo.

She worked in private practice in Sao Paulo from 2000 to 2018 and served as an associate professor in periodontology at Guarulhos University’s Dental Research Division in Sao Paulo. She has been involved as the principal and collaborating writer on 112 published research studies; contributed to six books; been the principal investigator for eight research studies. Her most-recent study was, “Influence of risk factors for chronic periodontitis in the systemic and local immunoinflammatory profiles.” Duarte has also post-doctoral, doctoral and master’s students during her time in higher education.

If you would like to make an appointment to with Duarte for your periodontal care, please call 352-273-7690.

Becoming a Patient at UF Health Dentistry

If you would like to make an appointment for your dental care in our Faculty Practice General Dentistry Center, please call 352-273-7654.

For an appointment with one of our faculty practitioners in Endodontics, Orthodontics or Periodontics, call 352-273-7690.

For an appointment with one of our faculty practitioners in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, call 352-273-6731.