Mateus Rocha, D.D.S.

Mateus G Rocha, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

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Biography

Dr. Mateus Rocha received his DDS degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2013, a Master Degree and a PhD in Dental Materials from State University of Campinas, Brazil.

Dr. Rocha has a career entirely dedicated to translational research in which the main focus is to apply findings from basic science to enhance oral health. With a background in computer science and internships in the field of nanoscience and chemistry, Dr. Rocha has developed singular dental biomaterials and biodevices with patents, prototypes and products.

A strong believer in the power of education, Dr. Rocha is always finding educational methods to engage students in the basic concepts in dental biomaterials. His main goal is to make dental biomaterials easy to understand; thus, the students can think quickly and be ready to make decisions in different clinical scenarios.

Education

Visiting Scholar
University of Florida
2018-2019

PhD in Dental Materials
State University of Campinas
2016-2019

Visiting Scholar
Oregon Health and Science University
2015

Master's degree in Dental Materials
State University of Campinas
2014-2016

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
2010-2013

Honors and Awards

Teacher of the Year - Basic and Behavioral Sciences
University of Florida College of Dentistry
2021

Myaki Issao Award (Co-Mentor)
IADR – Brazilian Division
2018

Third Place - Paffenbarger Award (Co-author)
Academy of Dental Materials
2017

Myaki Issao Award
IADR – Brazilian Division
2013