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Indiana University School of Dentistry
Oral Health Research Institute
415 Lansing St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2876
Andréa G. Ferreira Zandoná, DDS, MSD, PhD is a tenured Associate Professor of the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry and director of the Master of Science in Dentistry in Preventive Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Zandoná is originally from Curitiba, Brazil where she received her dental degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná. After receiving her dental degree in 1990 she was a visiting scholar at College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Zandoná affiliation with Indiana University School of Dentistry began in 1991 when she was accepted in the Graduate Operative Dentistry program which led to her MSD in 1994. She later (1997) completed a PhD program in Dental Sciences, with a focus in Cariology, at Indiana University with a dissertation on "Detection of Demineralization on Occlusal Pit and Fissures". She then joined the university as Visiting Assistant Scientist and in 1998, accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at IUSD. She took a leave of absence then and returned to Brazil where she joined the faculty of Braz Cubas University School of Dentistry in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo (1998-1999), and then Tuiuti University School of Dentistry in Curitiba, Paraná (1999-2001) while she also worked in private practice. In January 2001 she returned to Indiana and resumed her activities at IUSD. Dr. Zandoná has lectured as an invited speaker throughout the country and abroad, and is involved in teaching both at the graduate and undergraduate level. Her teaching activities encompass several aspects of the curriculum, from problem based learning to clinical competencies. She has been an active participant in Problem Based Learning, a lecturer in the pre-clinical classes and heavily involved in the Caries Risk Management Competency at IUSD since its inception. Dr. Zandoná is also involved in service-learning with an exchange program for students from IU and a Brazilian Dental School since 2007. Her research activities have focused on cariology, particularly, early caries diagnosis and management as well as risk assessment. She is the Director of the Early Caries Detection and Management Research Program. Several students from undergraduates to PhDs have conducted research in this area under her mentorship. She has been involved in many aspects of clinical research focusing on early caries diagnosis and management and has received research grants as principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the Delta Dental Fund and private industry. She is a core member of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System Committee. She has been a member for many years of the International Association for Dental Research, and the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA), and the Academy of Operative Dentistry.
Ferreira Zandona AG, Santiago E, Eckert GJ, Katz BP, Pereira de Oliveria S, Capin OR, Mau M, Zero DT. The Natural History of Dental Caries Lesions – a 4 Year Observational Study. J D Res 2012;91(9):841 - 846.DOI 10.1177/0022034512455030
Ando M; Garcia-Corretjer M, Eckert GJ, Santiago E, Katz BP, Zero DT, Ferreira Zandona AG. Lesion Progression Evaluated by Fluorescence Image Analyses. J D Res (Submitted)
Ferreira Zandona AG. Evolution of Caries Diagnosis. Dimensions of Dent Hygiene 2011; 9(9):84-87.
Yassen G. Lippert F, Eckert GJ, Ferreira Zandona AG. Dose-response effects of strontium and fluoride on caries lesion remineralization. Quintessence J (in press)Fontana M, Santiago E, Eckert GJ, Ferreira Zandona AG. Longitudinal Assessment of Caries Risk Factors in a Hispanic School-Age Population. J Dent Res 2011, Oct;90(10):1189-96 PMID 2176503
Pereira-Oliveira S; Ferreira-Zandona A; Ando M, Zero DT, Froes de Freitas C. Optimizing Microcomputed tomography settings for caries detection. Dentomaxillofac Radiol (submitted)
Zero DT, Ferreira Zandona AG, Macapagal Vail M, Spolnik KJ. Dental caries and pulpal disease. In: Contemporary Concepts in the Diagnosis of Oral and Dental Disease. Dent Clinics of North Amer 2011; 55(1):29-46.
Diniz MB, Liam LM, Santos-Pinto L. Eckert G, Ferreira Zandona AG, Cordeiro RCL, Influence of the ICDAS E-Learning Program for Occlusal Caries Detection on Dental Students. J Dent Educ. 2010; 74(8): 862-868
Diniz MB, Liam LM, Eckert G, Ferreira Zandona AG, Cordeiro RCL, Santos-Pinto L. In vitro evaluation of ICDAS and radiographic examination of occlusal surfaces and their association with treatment decisions. J Oper Dent 2011, 36-2, 133-142.
Ferreira Zandona AG, Santiago E, Eckert G, Fontana M, Ando M, Zero DT. The Use of ICDAS Combined with QLF as a Caries Detection Method. Caries Res 2010;44:317-322 (DOI: 10.1159/000317294)
Zero DT, Fontana M, Martínez-Mier EA, Ferreira-Zandoná A, Ando M, González-Cabezas C, Bayne S. The Biology, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Dental Caries: Scientific Advances in the United States J Am Dent Assoc, 140(No suppl_1), 25S-34S. 2009
Ferreira Zandona AG, Al-shiha S, Eggertsson H. Student versus faculty performance using a new visual criteria for the detection of caries on occlusal surfaces: An In Vitro Examination with Histological Validation. J Oper Dent 2009;September-October 34(5):598-604
Fontana M, Jackson R, Eckert G, Swigonski N, Chin J, Ferreira Zandona A, Ando M, Stookey GK, Downs S, Zero DT. Identification of Caries Risk Factors in Toddlers. J Dent Res February 2011 90: 209-214DOI: 10.1177/0022034510385458
Ferreira Zandona AG, Sly MM, Ekstrand KR, Eckert G. Detecção de cáries oclusais in vitro. PerioNews 2008 2(3).
Fontana M, Catt D, Sissons S, Eckert G, Ofner S Toro M, Gregrory RL, Ferreira Zandona A, Eggertsson H, Jackson R, Chin J, Zero D. Xylitol: Effects on the Acquisition of Cariogenic Species in Infants. Pediatric Dentistry 2009; May-June 31(3):257-266.
Stahl J, Ferreira Zandona AG. Rationale and protocol for the treatment of non-cavitated smooth surface carious lesions. General Dent 2007 Mar-Apr;55(2):105-11
Ferreira Zandona AG, Zero DT. Diagnostic tools for early caries detection. J Am Dent Assoc 2006; 137: 1675-1684
Ferreira Zandona AG Eggertsson, H, Ando M, Katz B, Eckert GJ, Ofner S, Doi T, Kelly SA, Krushinski C, Harless JD, Stookey GK, Wefel JS. A Clinical Validation Study of Early Caries Detection Methods in Deciduous Teeth. American Journal of Dentistry (submitted)
Ferreira Zandona AG, Zero D. Early Caries Diagnosis. 1ª Jornada Científica Online da ABOPREV, 2005 http://www.super-congresso.com.br/aboprev/paineis.php
Ferreira Zandoná AG. A detecção de lesões cariosas através da fluorescência. Revista da Associação Brasileira de Odontologia – Seção PR. 2(7):22; 2001
Stookey GK, Jackson RD, Ferreira Zandoná AG, Analoui M. Dental caries diagnosis. Dental Clin North Am 43(4):655-677;1999.
Ferreira Zandoná AG, Analoui M, Beinswanger BB, Isaacs R, Kafrawy AH, Eckert GJ, Stookey GK. An in vitro comparison between laser fluorescence and visual examination for detection of demineralization in occlusal pit and fissures. Caries Res 32:210-218;1998.
Ferreira-Zandoná AG Cariologia Avanços da Última Década (Cariology – Latest Developments in Portuguese). electronically available, July 26th, 2002.
Ferreira Zandoná AG, Salmória KK, Guimarães PLC, Eckert GI. An oral health survey of nursing home residents in the city of Curitiba. Revista da ABOPREV 4(2)45-53,2002
Ferreira Zandoná AG, Analoui M, Schemehorn BR, Eckert GJ, Stookey GK. Laser fluorescence detection of demineralization in artificial occlusal fissures. Caries Res 32:31-40;1998.
Ferreira Zandoná AGF, Kleinrichert T, Analoui M, Schemehorn BR, Eckert G, Stookey GK. Effect of fluorescent dyes on color of restorative materials. Am J Dent 10(4):203-207;1997.
Ferreira Zandoná AG, Willis GP, Kafrawy AH. The local Schwartzman phenomenon and human dentin permeability to endotoxin. J Endotoxin Res 3(4):317-321, 1996.
Dr. Zandoná is greatly involved and interested in the teaching of cariology, specially caries detection methods to pre-doctoral and graduate students. She holds several labs with hands on opportunities for students to experience firsthand new technologies for caries detection. Additionally, she regularly mentors students conducting research projects in cariology. Dr. Zandoná is also interested in developing and integrating new teaching methods to improve the education of dental students, having developed computer aided learning tools that have been integrated to her labs.
Dr. Zandoná research interests are mainly in the early detection of caries and their management, a research program under her direction. She is the PI of an NIH funded RO1 clinical study aiming at validation of the use of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System in combination with Quantitative Light Induced Fluorescence for early caries detection. She is also involved in several other projects on secondary caries, health literacy, risk assessment and histological validation using methodologies such as microcomputer tomography.
Dr. Zandoná has been a mentor and health care provider in service-learning projects since 2006. She has an agreement with an University in Brazil where IUSD students work in collaboration with local students in impoverished areas and in turn dental students from Brazil visit IUSD and conduct a research in her laboratory. Along with teams of faculty members and students she actively seeks donations and major gifts for her service-learning projects.