Fernando Valentim Bitencourt

DDS, Ms, PhD Student (enrolled 2021)

Department: Dentistry and Oral Health
Main supervisor: Fabio Renato Manzolli Leite

Research areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition, obesity and lipid metabolism
  • Diabetes complications

Research titel and description

The interplay between periodontitis and diabetes. Non‐communicable diseases, including diabetes and periodontitis, share an inflammatory background that resembles a dysfunctional immune response. Given the various common facets of diabetes and periodontitis, including biological, behavioural and psychosocial, the PhD project aims to evaluate effect of diabetes on the occurrence and severity of periodontitis.

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