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Margherita Fontana, - July 2014

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Margherita Fontana, D.D.S., Ph.D., is a professor (tenured) in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After receiving her dental degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Caracas, in 1990, she worked as a research assistant at the UCV Dental Research Institute, Dental School for two years while she also worked in private practice. In 1992 she moved to the United States to pursue her research interests and in 1996 completed a four-year Ph.D. program in dental sciences at Indiana University, Indianapolis.

She has always been very involved in teaching (problem based learning, laboratory and didactic) in cariology in the D.D.S., postdoctoral and dental hygiene programs. She is currently co-director of the cariology I and II courses, and cariology discipline co-coordinator at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.