L. A F Pimenta
L. A. F. Pimenta holds D.D.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. He serves as a Clinical Professor at the Department of Dental Ecology. He comes to UNC from the School of Dentistry at Piracicaba, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Sao Paulo Brazil, where he served as a Full Professor at the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1992 until 2006. Dr. Pimenta also holds a Certificate in restorative dentistry and had full time job with emphasis in preventive, restorative, and esthetic dentistry. He has been Mentor of 18 M.S. students and 13 Ph.D. students in Cariology and Restorative Dentistry Graduate programs. He serves as Course Director in the Prevention course DDS Program at UNC and teaches several didactic and clinical courses for DDS and M.S. students at UNC. In addition, Dr. Pimenta serves as Dental Director of the UNC Craniofacial Center. He has presented many lectures and continuing education courses regionally, nationally, and internationally and he has published over 100 scientific articles and has cowritten 3 textbook chapters. He participates actively in laboratory and clinical trials with focus on cariology and restorative materials. He maintains a part-time intramural practice (dental faculty practice) in the Craniofacial Group at UNC devoted to treat high caries risk patients, restorative, and esthetic dentistry, implant supported prostheses and also speech appliances for patients with craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Pimenta is also Member of several professional organizations including the International Association for Dental Research and the American Dental Education Association. He serves as manuscript reviewer and member of Editorial Boards for several scientific publications.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2011