Congratulations to Marcelle Nascimento, D.D.S., Ph.D., who received the 2021 EBD Mid-Career Faculty Award from the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute, or ADASRI, and the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research, or AADOCR.
Nascimento is an associate professor of the UF Department of Restorative Dental Sciences’ Division of Operative Dentistry, and director of the Dental Clinic Research Unit at the UF College of Dentistry. She joined the college in 2005 as a post-doctoral associate in oral biology. She became an adjunct clinical assistant professor in 2006, an assistant professor in 2007 and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2015.
As an educator, she empowers students to integrate evidence into clinical practice and decision-making so that they become lifelong learners and critical thinkers. As a researcher, Nascimento contributes to dentistry’s evidence base through her study of the ammonia-producing capabilities of oral bacteria. She authored the 2018 ADA clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative caries treatments and is a coauthor of the upcoming ADASRI clinical practice guidelines on caries prevention and restorative caries treatments.
Nascimento was one of three winners of the ADASRI and AADOCR annual Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty and Practice Awards; the awards were announced during the SmileCon™ in Las Vegas on October 13, 2021. The awards are supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate and are presented to educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and advance evidence-based dentistry.