October 2, 2020

Thiago Porto, DDS, MS, PhD, Joins Faculty

Thiago S. Porto, DDS, MSc, PhD

Dr. Thiago Porto joined the college faculty on September 1st as an assistant professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry.

He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from theUniversity of São Paulo School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto in São Paulo, Brazil. Continuing his professional education, Dr. Porto completed an Implant Prosthodontics Fellowship and Master of Science and PhD degrees in restorative dentistry at São Paulo State University's Araraquara School of Dentistry in São Paulo. 

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Porto served for 12 years as an associate dentist in private practice in São Carlos, Brazil. Most recently, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Porto's responsibilities include supporting didactic and clinical instruction in restorative and prosthetic dentistry for pre-doctoral students. His research interests focus on examining the physical properties and clinical applications of CAD/CAM materials; resin bonding to enamel and dentin; and enhancing student learning through the use of advanced digital technology.