Dra. Mary Anne Melo

– Dr. Melo is a clinician-researcher who work relates primarily to 1) Oral biofilm control with nanotechnologies by investigating the anti-biofilm nanotechnologies for the oral health care field; 2) Biofilm modelling with the development of new in vitro caries/biofilm models; 3) evaluate antimicrobial properties of biomaterials and 4) the translational research for the development of clinically relevant therapeutic strategies for control of the dental caries.

– She is a current member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry; Academy of Dental Materials; the International Association for Dental Research; the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She has published over 80 research articles and serves as a reviewer and editorial member for several journals in Dentistry, Medicine, and Biomaterials.

Imparting antibacterial functionality to resin-based materials: critical advances and challenges toward anti-carie applications

Bioactive restorative materials are potential alternatives to reduce or modulate the dental plaque formation over the materials with the prospect to prevent carious lesion development caused by cariogenic biofilm. Here we review our set of study reporting the efforts to shift toward development and assessment of bioactivity profile in resin-based restorative materials by in vitro and translational pre-clinical studies.

Dra. Mary Anne Melo

– Dr. Melo is a clinician-researcher who work relates primarily to 1) Oral biofilm control with nanotechnologies by investigating the anti-biofilm nanotechnologies for the oral health care field; 2) Biofilm modelling with the development of new in vitro caries/biofilm models; 3) evaluate antimicrobial properties of biomaterials and 4) the translational research for the development of clinically relevant therapeutic strategies for control of the dental caries.

– She is a current member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry; Academy of Dental Materials; the International Association for Dental Research; the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She has published over 80 research articles and serves as a reviewer and editorial member for several journals in Dentistry, Medicine, and Biomaterials.

Imparting antibacterial functionality to resin-based materials: critical advances and challenges toward anti-carie applications

Bioactive restorative materials are potential alternatives to reduce or modulate the dental plaque formation over the materials with the prospect to prevent carious lesion development caused by cariogenic biofilm. Here we review our set of study reporting the efforts to shift toward development and assessment of bioactivity profile in resin-based restorative materials by in vitro and translational pre-clinical studies.