Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier

Indiana University, USA


E. Angeles Martínez Mier, DDS, MSD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry. She serves as director of the Fluoride research program and the Division of Community Dentistry and the Binational/Cross-Cultural Health Enhancement Center. Dr. Martínez is the past president of the Indiana Chapter of the Hispanic Dental Association and is a member of the International Association of Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and the European Organization for Caries Research. Dr. Martínez Mier's research has been funded by grants from the National institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Clarian Health, Delta Dental Insurance, the Borrow Foundation and the West Foundation. Her research projects have received multiple awards. Her research interests are mainly in two areas: fluorides and cross-cultural health. In the area of fluorides, she is particularly interested in refining analytical methodologies to accurately determine fluoride presence and in the role of fluoride in the onset and progression of demineralization and remineralization. She is also interested in developing methodologies to diagnose dental fluorosis through clinical, photographic and digital imaging evaluations, including dental fluorosis and incipient caries differential diagnosis and in better defining the mechanisms by which fluoride affects the development of dental and skeletal fluorosis, including genetic and environmental factors. Dr. Martínez Mier is engaged in community-based research in the area of cross-cultural and binational (US and Mexico) health designed to address and identify disparities in dental caries and dental fluorosis in Latino/Hispanic patients.

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

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