Livia M. A. Tenuta, DDS, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics
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Livia Tenuta is Associate Professor at the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Before joining the University of Michigan, she was Associate Professor at Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Brazil. She received her Doctorate of Dental Science (DDS) degree in 1997 from the University of São Paulo (Bauru, Brazil, graduating with honors at the top of her class), her master's degree in PEdiatric Dentistry in 2001 from the University of São Paulo (Bauru, Brazil), and her doctorate in Cariology in 2005 from the University of Campinas (Piracicaba, Brazil).
Livia received the IADR Basil Bibby Award for research in Cariology, and has been involved in leadership roles in the IADR (president of the IADR Cariology Group, 2011-12), the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA) (member of the board, 2013-2020; membership secretary and webmaster, 2015-20), and the American Academy of Cariology (pillar chair, Caries-Related Professional and Community Education). Her research interests include the dental biofilm cariogenicity and the role of fluoride in caries prevention, caries control in older populations, and the use of data to improve caries outcomes. She is currently working on new strategies to enhance the anticaries effect of fluoride and to reduce the oral health burden of hyposalivation.