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Livia Tenuta

Associate Professor
Cariology, Restorative Sciences & Endodontics

DDS, University of São Paulo
MSc, Pediatric Dentistry, University of São Paulo
PhD, Cariology, University of Campinas

Livia Tenuta is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Tenuta studies the many aspects involved in the development of dental caries, ranging from the dynamics of mineral loss at the tooth level, and how this is influenced by a cariogenic dental biofilm and fluoride, to the effect of social determinants of health on the disease. Dr. Tenuta obtained her DDS and her MSc (Pediatric Dentistry) at Bauru Dental School, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and her PhD (Cariology) at Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Brazil. She was faculty in the Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Campinas before joining the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2018, as an Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics. For her achievements as a young investigator in Cariology, Dr. Tenuta received the Basil Bibby Award of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Cariology Group in 2014. She has been involved in leadership roles in the IADR (president of the IADR Cariology Group, 2011-12), the European Organization for Caries Research (board member, 2013-20) and the American Academy of Cariology (board member, 2020-current).


Integration oral x general health

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

American Academy of Cariology | American Dental Association | European Organisation for Caries Research | International Association for Dental Research

Research Area(s)

Biofilms | Clinical research | Health disparities | Mathematical modeling & statistical analysis | Older adult chronic disease management