Andréa Ferreira Zandoná, DDS, MSD, PhD

Executive Associate Dean & Professor

Dental Degree
Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil, 1990

Indiana University, 1994, Operative Dentistry

Indiana University, 1997, Cariology, Dental Sciences

Operative Dentistry, 1993


Dr. Andréa Ferreira Zandoná is a tenured Professor and Executive Associate Dean at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Zandoná is originally from Curitiba, Brazil where she received her dental degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná. Dr. Zandoná earned her master's degree in Dental Sciences in Operative Dentistry and a PhD in Dental Sciences from Indiana University. She was a faculty member at Indiana University from 1998 until 2013, directing their graduate residency program in Preventive Dentistry. From 2013 to 2018 she was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Operative Dentistry. She served as Chair of the Comprehensive Care Department at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) from 2018-2023. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on prevention and management of dental caries serving on editorial boards and as reviewer for numerous scientific and dental journals. Dr. Zandoná has been part of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System Foundation Committee. She has served on the European Organization of Caries Research advisory board, as President of the CAMBRA coalition and the American Dental Educators Cariology Section and as a consultant for the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Research, the International Association of Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry and the American Academy of Cariology. She is currently a Counselor for the ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association and the ADEA Cariology Section. She serves as consultant for Colgate-Palmolive, CareQuest, Calcivis and GreenMark.

Research Interests

Dental caries detection and dental caries management

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