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Luciana Shaddox

Professor, Associate Dean for Research

Department: Periodontics


  • DDS, MS, PhD.


  • School of Dentistry at Piracicaba, State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil


  • University of Florida, 2004-2005
  • University of Washington, 2008

Certification/Special Training

  • ADEA Academic Leadership Institute: Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) - Jul 2014
  • Clinical Research Training Summer program - University of Washington
  • Laser Certification - Biolase - 2006
  • Aggressive periodontitis
  • Lasers
  • Mucogingival Surgery
  • Shaddox main research study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is aimed at evaluating immunological, microbiological and genetic factors involved with localized aggressive periodontal disease in children and adolescents. Shaddox’s recent NIH R01 grant renewal is aimed to expanding this cohort to tease out possible genetic markers and specific inflammatory mechanisms playing a role in this disease.
  • She has also led a clinical research project to investigate the relationship between periodontal disease and type II Diabetes Mellitus and its inflammatory response to bacteria, and how this relationship is associated to diabetics’ clinical response to treatment.
  • Awards
  • American Academy of Periodontology Faculty of the Year Award (2010)
  • American Academy of Periodontology Teaching Fellowship award.(2010)
  • Excellence Award for Assistant Professors at University of Florida (2011)
  • UF professorship award (2016-2018)
  • AADOCR Member at Large (2020)
  • AADOCR Fellow (2021)
  • Member of the Task Force for Design and Analysis in Dental and Oral Research (2021)
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