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Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Faculty Profile - Dr. Lucia Cevidanes

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Lucia H.S. Cevidanes, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor


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Dr. Lucia Cevidanes has been a faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, since July 2011. She was previously a faculty in the Department of Orthodontics at the UNC School of Dentistry. She completed specialty training in 1994 and received PhD in 2003. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Her research interests include 3D imaging to solve difficult clinical problems in orthodontics, with particular interest in health and disease of the Temporomandibular Joints. She currently studies biomarkers of arthritis and treatment approaches, as well as treatment outcomes for craniofacial anomalies and dentofacial deformities.

Dr. Cevidanes has both predoctoral and graduate teaching responsibilities. She currently serves as the Predoctoral Orthodontic Clinic Director and as course director for 4 predoctoral courses. She sees patients in the faculty associates practice on Wednesday morning while leading the graduate didactic instruction in Cephalometrics and 3D imaging courses.

Dr. Cevidanes has published over 90 scientific papers on 3D imaging since 2003. Her work has been recognized by the American Association of Orthodontics Graber Award in 2005, the B F Dewel Award in 2006 for the best clinical papers in the AJODO, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Wuhermann Award in 2011, and the 2014 American Association of Orthodontics Millo Helman Research Award. Her work has been funded by K23, R03, R21 and R01 awards from NIH and Faculty Development and Biomedical Research awards from the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation.