Marco Bottino
D.D.S., MSc., Ph.D., FADM

Professor of Dentistry


Cariology, Restorative Sciences & Endodontics


Cariology Restorative Sci & Endo
5223 Dental
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1078





Marco C. Bottino, DDS, MSc, PhD, FADM, holds the position of Associate Professor (tenured) in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Before joining the University of Michigan, he was an Associate Professor of Biomedical and Applied Sciences and Graduate Program Director in Dental Biomaterials at Indiana University School of Dentistry. He received his Doctorate of Dental Science (DDS) degree in 2001 from Universidade Paulista (São Paulo, Brazil), his master’s degree in Nuclear Technology (Materials) in 2005 from the University of São Paulo (Institute for Energy & Nuclear Research, São Paulo, Brazil), and his doctorate in Materials Science in 2010 from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL). Marco has received Young Investigator Awards from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Pulp Biology and Implantology Research Groups and a prestigious Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). He has served as a member of National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections and has been the principal investigator for several NIH, foundations, and industry grants. Marco is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM) and the Vice-President of the Dental Materials Group (DMG) of the International Association for Dental Research. Marco is a member of the editorial board of several journals. His research interests are in the design and synthesis of tissue scaffolds, drug delivery systems, and stem cell therapies to regenerate dental, oral, and craniofacial tissues. His current research foci are the development of drug delivery system for ablating oral infection, injectable scaffolds for pulp-dentin complex regeneration, multiphasic and tissue specific scaffolds for periodontal tissue reconstruction. More recently, with the acquisition of a unique BioPrinting platform, his laboratory will continue to expand the regenerative dentistry program to address other oral and craniofacial challenges.