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Luiz A Pimenta

Luiz A Pimenta

Luiz A Pimenta
Clinical Professor, Dental Director, UNC Craniofacial Center, Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


Dr. Luiz A Pimenta is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, NC. He received a DDS degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (UFMG), a MS degree from the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Bauru, Brazil and his PhD from the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP), Araraquara, Brazil. Dr. Pimenta also is Certificate in Restorative Dentistry/Oral Rehabilitation and practiced full-time with emphasis in preventive, restorative, and esthetic dentistry. He has been mentor of 18 MS students and 13 PhD students in Cariology and Restorative Dentistry Graduate Programs. Dr. Pimenta serves as Dental Director of the UNC Craniofacial Center. Dr. Pimenta is also member of several professional organizations including the International Association for Dental Research and the American Dental Education Association and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Research Interest

His clinical research  focus on Cariology, Restorative Materials and Craniofacial Research. 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 and also implant supported prostheses and palatal appliances.