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.
12:00 pm–1:15 pm Mar 21