Rodrigo França
Associate Professor, Head of Dental Materials Division,
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg Manitoba CANADA

Dr. Rodrigo França is an associate professor of Dental Materials, and Director of the Dental Biomaterials Research Laboratory, at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He received his degree in Dentistry in 1988 and worked as a general practitioner for 18 years. Also, he obtained his MSc and Ph.D., in Dental Materials, from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Subsequently, he obtained a second Ph.D., in Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Montréal. He has taught Dental Materials, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, for the past 20 years. Currently, he is the Division Head of Dental Materials at the College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba. He also has a cross-appointment at the Department of Oral Biology. He is a core member of the Biomedical Engineering graduation program, a member of the Manitoba Institute of Materials, the Academy of Dental Materials, Canadian and International Association of Dental Research, and the Canadian Biomaterials Society. His research focus is the physicochemical characterization of the surface of dental biomaterials, at the nanolevel. The results of his research team have been presented at several international dental meetings and published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals.


Hands-on Workshop

12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21

CC, Hall D

Dr. Robert BurneDistinguished Professor atUniversity of Florida Clifton CareyUniv Colorado, Denver Pamela Den BestenUniversity of California - San Francisco Professor Rena D'SouzaAssistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences atUniversity of Utah Dena FischerDirector of the Clinical and Practice-Based Research Program and Acting Director of the Center for Clinical Research atNIDCR/NIH Prof. Rodrigo FrancaAssociate Professor, Head of Dental Materials Division, atUniversity of Manitoba Leslie FriedenExtramural Training Officer atNIDCR/NIH Dr. Mark GenuisCEO atICE Health Systems Inc Dr. Effie IoannidouProfessor atUniversity of Connecticut Dr. Maria KukuruzinskaProfessor, Associate Dean for Research atBoston University Dr. Purnima KumarProfessor atThe Ohio State University Dr. Mary MacDougallDean atUniversity of British Columbia Dr. Daniel McNeilEberly Distinguished Professor atWest Virginia University Dobrawa NapieralaAssociate Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration atUniversity of Pittsburgh Steven OffenbacherUniversity of North Carolina Deborah PhilpDirector of the NIDCR Office of Education atNIDCR/NIH Donald RindalSenior Research Investigator & Associate Dental Director for Research atHealthPartners Institute Martha SomermanDirector atNIDCR Dr. Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS)Head of School and Dean atThe University of Sydney Dr. Shannon WalletAssociate Professor atUniversity of Florida Jason WanNIDCR/NIH Dr. Darien WeatherspoonProgram Director atNIDCR/NIH Dr. Jane WeintraubRozier Douglass Distinguished Professor in Dental Public Health and former Dean atUniversity of North Carolina Dr. Robert WeyantAssociate Dean of Public Health and Outreach atUniversity of Pittsburgh