Luiz H Gonzaga

Luiz H Gonzaga, D.D.S.,M.S.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: DN-IMPLANT CENTER
Business Phone: (352) 273-6715
Business Email: lgonzaga@ufl.edu

About Luiz H Gonzaga

Luiz H. Gonzaga, DDS, MS, is a highly accomplished dental professional with a wealth of experience in implant dentistry. He graduated from the Catholic University of Brasilia College of Dentistry in 2004 and pursued specialized training in Implant/Periodontics at IPESP Brasilia, where he graduated in 2009. Dr. Gonzaga’s commitment to excellence was recognized when he was awarded the prestigious ITI scholarship in 2009, which allowed him to complete an Implant fellowship.

In 2011, he was accepted into a residency program at the University of Florida, where he earned his Master’s degree in Prosthodontics in 2014. Currently, Dr. Gonzaga serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida Center for Implant Dentistry. His expertise in implant dentistry has made him a sought-after speaker, and he is an ITI speaker and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. He is also a member of esteemed organizations like the American College of Prosthodontics and the Academy of Osseointegration.

Dr. Gonzaga’s contributions to the field extend beyond his clinical work. He currently holds the position of Leadership development committee member of ITI Global and is the Past President of the Florida Prosthodontic Association. He has presented lectures nationally and internationally, sharing his knowledge and expertise in implant dentistry. Additionally, he has published research in peer-reviewed journals and collaborates with esteemed institutions such as the University of Michigan, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Sao Paulo. Doctor Gonzaga is a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Prosthodontics, JPD, IJOMI, COIR and IJPRD.

Despite his many professional responsibilities, Dr. Gonzaga remains dedicated to his patients. He practices at the Center for Implant Dentistry five days a week, focusing on treating complex cases involving surgical or prosthetic needs with dental implants. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending quality time with his lovely wife Erica and their daughter Stella.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021,2024-2025
DEN6905 Individual Study
2014-2018,2020-2021
DEN7411C Implant Dentistry
2020-2021
DEN6935 Special Topics in Dentistry
2016-2021,2024-2025
DEN8462 Adv Top Prosthodontic
2016,2019
DEN6624 Dental Implant Restoration
2018
DEN6302C Intro Cli Diag/Trtmnt
2015-2018
DEN6250C Pain Control in Dent
2020-2021
DEN8290 Special Topics
2023
DEN8719 Cl Select of Dent Mat
2024
DEN6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
Teaching Philosophy
A teaching philosophy that is evidence-based and empowers critical thinking integrates case-based learning with the development of clinical skills and decision-making abilities. This philosophy recognizes that real-world scenarios and case studies provide a practical context for understanding complex concepts. By engaging students with relevant cases, they are encouraged to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations, fostering deeper comprehension and critical thinking. This approach also emphasizes the importance of evidence-based practices, encouraging students to evaluate and analyze the latest research and data to inform their decisions. By grounding learning in evidence, students develop a strong foundation for making informed choices in various scenarios. Furthermore, we acknowledge that learning extends beyond the classroom and clinical setting. It promotes the idea that students should not only gain technical skills, but also develop life skills that enable them to adapt to changing situations, collaborate effectively, and continue learning throughout their careers. By combining case-based learning, evidence-based practices, and a focus on critical thinking and life skills, we prepare students to excel in their chosen field while contributing meaningfully to the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Dentistry

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-3755-1709

Areas of Interest
  • Dental Implantology
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Publications

2024
Flexural properties and fatigue limit of 3D‐printed and milled resin‐based materials
Journal of Prosthodontics. [DOI] 10.1111/jopr.13837.
2022
Digital and Analog Analysis of Occlusion in Conventional and Implant-Retained Complete Dentures: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Clinical Trial.
The International journal of prosthodontics. 35(1):27-36 [DOI] 10.11607/ijp.7562. [PMID] 35230353.
2022
Digital Workflow in Implant Treatment Planning For Terminal Dentition Patients.
Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists. 31(6):543-548 [DOI] 10.1111/jopr.13510. [PMID] 35343618.
2022
Interdisciplinary rehabilitation of a patient with ectodermal dysplasia utilizing digital tools: A clinical report.
The Journal of prosthetic dentistry. 127(5):675-679 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.11.036. [PMID] 33454113.
2021
Application of the 10 Keys for Replacement of Multiple Teeth in the Esthetic Zone.
Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995). 42(6):F1-F11 [PMID] 34077670.
2020
Addition of an irrigation channel to a surgical template to facilitate cooling during implant osteotomy
The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. [DOI] 10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.05.019.
2020
Demonstration of a SiC Protective Coating for Titanium Implants.
Materials (Basel, Switzerland). 13(15) [DOI] 10.3390/ma13153321. [PMID] 32722625.
2020
Titanium Corrosion in Peri-Implantitis.
Materials (Basel, Switzerland). 13(23) [DOI] 10.3390/ma13235488. [PMID] 33276474.
2019
A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes on Patients Rehabilitated with Complete-Arch Fixed Implant-Supported Prostheses According to the Time of Loading.
Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists. 28(9):958-968 [DOI] 10.1111/jopr.13104. [PMID] 31433096.
2019
The effect of cleaning procedures on the bond strength of ceramic surfaces contaminated with saliva and try-in paste
STOMATOLOGY EDU JOURNAL. 6(1):18-23 [DOI] 10.25241/stomaeduj.2019.6(1).art.2.
2017
10 Keys for Successful Esthetic-Zone Single Immediate Implants.
Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995). 38(4):248-260 [PMID] 28368133.
2015
Peri-implant complications for posterior endosteal implants.
Clinical oral implants research. 26(12):1390-6 [DOI] 10.1111/clr.12484. [PMID] 25263400.

Grants

Feb 2021 – Feb 2023
Risk factors associated with the prevalence of Peri-Implantitis disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCR

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6715
Emails:
Business:
lgonzaga@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100416
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1600 SW ARCHER RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32610