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Fernando Esteban Florez



 

Esteban Florez, Fernando L (HSC)
Assistant Professor

Department of:

College of Dentistry/COD Dental Materials -Assistant Professor
College of Dentistry/COD Div of Restorative Dentistry -Assistant Professor

Center of:

Education:

University of Marília   D.D.S.   2002
São Paulo State University   M.S.   2009
São Paulo State University   Ph.D.   2012
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center   Fellow   2015

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Florez has a strong and diverse scientific background. Highlights of Dr. Florez¿s expertise include biophotonics, lasers in dentistry, R&D for medical devices, surface sterilization using UV LEDs, antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (APDT), wettability analysis of polymer-based dental materials and real-time assessment of non-disrupted Streptococcus mutans biofilms metabolism using a novel bioluminescence assay. Dr. Florez¿s research focuses on the development of bioactive and antibacterial dental materials with long-lasting properties, to reduce the occurrence of secondary caries, thereby increasing the service lives of resin composite restorations and the quality of oral health for the nation and in Oklahoma (which are goals of both the NIH/NIDCR and OSCTR). His works involves studies on surface, mechanical and biological properties of light-responsive restorative dental materials.

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Research Projects:

2015 - current Antibacterial and protein binding nanoparticles for dental adhesive resins Members: Fernando Luis Esteban Florez (Co - PI); Sharukh Soli Khajotia (PI). Funding Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - CNMS2015-331
2013 - 2015 Nitrogen doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles as antibacterial agents for dental adhesive systems. Members: Fernando Luis Esteban Florez (Co - PI); Sharukh Soli Khajotia (PI). Funding Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - CNMS2013-331

Selected Publications:

Viability study of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy using Curcumin, hypericin and photogem photosensitizers in planktonic cells of Streptococcus mutans
2015    ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., DEL ARCO, M.C.G., SALVADOR, S.L.S., BAGNATO, V.S., OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, O.B.
Scientific Journal of Dentistry, 2015. 2:22-27
Comparative clinical study using LASER and LED-Therapy for orofacial pain relief: dentin hypersensitivity and cervicogenic headache
2015    LIZARELLI, R.F.Z., PIZZO, R.C.A., ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., GRECCO, C., SPECIALI, J.G., BAGNATO, V.S.
Proceedings of SPIE., v.9531, 95311Q, 2015.
Clinical Study on Orofacial Photonic Hydration using Phototherapy and Biomaterials
2015    LIZARELLI, R.F.Z., GRANDI, N.D.P., ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., GRECCO, C., ALMEIDA-LOPES, L.
Proceedings of SPIE., v.9531, 95311T, 2015.
Objective method for dental bleaching level evaluation
2011    ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, O.B., DOS SANTOS, D.R.C., FORNAZARI, F.P., CAMPOS, E.A., SAAD, J.R.C.
Revista Dental Press de Estética, 2011.
In-office dental bleaching efficacy assessment in function of the light exposure regime by digital colorimetric reflectance spectroscopy
2011    ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., PANHÓCA, VH, ANDRADE, MF, CAMPOS, E.A., BAGNATO, V. S., OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, O.B.
Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene, 2011.
DUV_LED device used to sterilize water of dental and medical reservoirs. PuriOdonto® Patent number: 0000221001201412.
2010    ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., CARVALHO, H.M.B., OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, O.B.
Innovation Privilege. Device-based DUV LED. March, 2010 (Deposit)
DUV_LED device used to sterilize and disinfect rainwater, sewer and tap water. SteriLED-SAN® Patent number: 000220801909222
2008    CARVALHO, H.M.B., ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., MENDIONDO, M.E., GALAVOTI, R.C.
Innovation Privilege. February, 2008 (Deposit)
DUV_LED device used to sterilize dental and medical hand-held metallic instruments. Patent number: 0000220701775014
2006    ESTEBAN FLOREZ, F.L., CARVALHO, H.M.B.
Innovation Privilege, SteriLED®. March, 2006