Wednesday, 8 March | 1.00–1.50PM
Dental Blue Lecture Theatre | Ground Floor, Dentistry Building
What teeth reveal about mammal evolution
Dr Carolina Loch Santos da Silva
Department of Oral Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
Sir John Walsh Research Institute
My research is focused on evolutionary oral biology and comparative dental morphology, mainly using animal teeth to gather a wide range of information about the biology, evolution and interactions with the environment of fossil and recent species. Comparative dental anatomy and ultrastructure are some of the key components of my research. I am also interested in dental hard tissues processing and analyses using modern analytical techniques such as electron microscopy, biomechanical testing, geochemical analysis and micro-computed tomography.
I am part of the Craniofacial Biology and Biomechanics and Oral Implantology Programmes of the SJWRI. I have worked in collaboration with Prof. Paul Brunton, Dr. Don Schwass, Prof. Warwick Duncan, among others. A few of my recent research projects spanned from the biomechanics of the human jaw and development of dental appliances in the interface of oral and general health, to the laboratory testing and characterisation of new dental materials.
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|Date||Wednesday, 8 March 2017|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||DENTB - Dental Blue Lecture Theatre, Ground floor of Dentistry Building|
|Contact Name||Otago Postgraduate Medical Society|