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Dr. Ricardo Gapski, C.D., D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. facebook peq - Our team Curitiba Brazil instagram peq - Our team Curitiba Brazil

Short Curriculum
– Graduated from the Federal University of Paraná;
– Specialist in Periodontics, University of Michigan;
– Master in Periodontics, University of Michigan;
– Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri;
– Graduated by the American Board of Periodontics;
– Graduated from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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1) Gapski, R., Wang, H-L, & Misch, C.E. (2001) Management of incision design in symphysis graft procedures: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Oral Implantology 27 (3): 134-42.

2) Gapski, R., Wang, H-L, Mascarenhas, P., & Lang, N.P. A Critical review of immediate implant loading – Journal of Clínica l Oral Implant Research. 2003 Oct; 14 (5): 515-27.

3) Mascarenhas P, Gapski R, Al-Shammari K, Wang H-L. Influence of sex hormones on the periodontium. Journal of Clinic l Periodontology 2003; 30: 671-681.

4) Sarment, D.P., Gapski, R., Anusaksathien, O., Jin, O.M. & Giannobile W.V. – Signaling Molecules for Periodontal Tissue Engineering – Journal de Parodontologie & d’Implantologie Oral. Special Issue (Periodontal Wound Healing) 2003; 22 (4): 287-304.

5) Gapski, R., Neiva, R.F., Oh, T-J & Wang, H-L. Histological analyzes of human hydroxyapatite grafting material in sinus elevation procedures: a case series. International Journal of Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry 2006, 26 (1): 2-13.

6) Gapski, R., Barr, J.L., Sarment, D., Layher, M.G., Socransky, S.S., & Giannobile, W.V. Effect of systemic matrix metalloproteinase inhibition on periodontal wound repair: A proof of concept trial. Journal of Periodontology 2004, 75: 441-452.

7) Neiva, R, Gapski, R & Wang, H-L Morphometric analysis of implant-related anatomy in Caucasian skulls. Journal of Periodontology 2004; 75: 1059-1065.

8) Mascarenhas, P., Gapski, R., Al-Shammari, K, Hill, R., Soehren, S., Fenno, C., Giannobile, W.V., Wang, HL. Clinic l Response of Azithromycin as an Adjunct to Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy in Smokers. Journal of Periodontology 2005; 76: 426-436.

9) Fay, A., Satheesh, K., Gapski, R. Felodipine-Influenced Gingival Enlargement in an Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetic Patient: a Case Report. Journal of Periodontology 2005, (76), 7: 1217.

10) Gapski, R., Parks, C.A., Wang, H.L. Acellular Dermal Matrix for Mucogingival Surgery: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Periodontology 2005, (76), 11: 1814-1822.

11) Gapski, R., Cobb, C. M. Chronic Inflammatory Periodontal Disease: A Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke? Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine 2006; 1: 14-23.

12) Gapski, R., Satheesh, K. & Cobb, C. Histomorphometric Analysis of Bone Density in the Maxillary Tuberosity of Cadavers. Journal of Periodontology (accepted for publication)

13) Gapski R & Mullins, S. Surgical Armamentarium in Implant dentistry. Perio / Implant, Summer 2006, 11.

14) Lorson, M, Gapski, R. Esthetic Crown Lengthening in Combination with a Acellular Dermal Matrix for Ridge Development, Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2006 Jul; 18 (6): 371-5.

15) Botelho, M., Fonseca, S., Matos, J., Lemos, TG, Montenegro, D., Gapski, R. Heukelbach, GA novel mouthrinse without alcohol based on Lippia Sidoides essential oils: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. Journal of applied oral science.

16) Gapski, R., Pomeraz, A., Neugoboren, N. & Reissner, M. Implant loss influences by crown cementation: a case report. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. 2008; 23: 943-946.

17) Botelho, M., Fonseca, S., Matos, J., Lemos, TG, Montenegro, D., Gapski, R. Heukelbach, G. Effect of Lippia menosides essential oil on bacterial plaque and gingivitis in a high risk population in Brazil: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Ethnopharmacology (accepted for publication).

18) Botelho MA, Fonseca SGC, Montenegro D, Rao VS, Gapski R, Heukelbach J. Azadirachta indicates reduces gingivitis and bacterial plaque: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research (accepted for publication).

19) Gapski R, Lorson M. Sequential tooth extraction (STE) for preservation of peri-implant soft tissue profile: technique and case presentation. International Journal of Brazilian Dentistry: 4 (3): 274-280.

20) Trevisani, A. & Gapski R. Peri-implant soft tissue preservation following immediate provisional restoration in the esthetic zone: a case report. Perio, 2009 (Accepted for publication)

21) Gapski, R, Van Dyke T, Powala, C and Giannobile, WV Systemic MMP Inhibition Promotes Periodontal Wound Repair: Results of a Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2009 feb; 36 (2): 149-56.

22) Stapleton, D., Mullins, S., Cobb, C., Reissner, M. & Gapski, R. Histological, histomorphometric and radiographic evaluation of a sinus augmentation with a new bone allograft: the Clínica l case report. (Accepted for publication)

23) Zétola A, by Valle M, Littieri S, Baumgart D, Gapski R. Use of rhBMP-2 / β-TCP for Interpositional Vertical Grafting Augmentation: 5.5-Year Follow-up Clinically and Histologically. Implant Dent. 2015 Jun; 24 (3): 349-53.

24) Gapski R, Martinez EF. Behavior of MC3T3-E1 Osteoblastic Cells Cultured on Titanium and Zirconia Surfaces: An In Vitro Study. Implant Dent. 2017 Jun; 26 (3): 373-377.

C. Abstracts

1) Layher. M., Rice, J., Gapski, R., Giannobile, W.V. Modulation of Periodontal Wound Healin

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Luanna S. Almeida

Academic graduation / title

2018 Master’s Degree in Dentistry (CAPES Concept 4).
Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, PUC / PR, Brazil.
Title: Effect of different cement and types of treatment on root dentin and
Peek pin retaining force machined by CAD-CAM, Advisor: Rodrigo
Nunes Rached.

2017 Specialist in Restorative Dentistry.
Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, PUC / PR, Brazil.
Title: Prosthetic rehabilitation aided by digital planning technologies,
3D printing and CAD-CAM.
Advisor: Dr. Henrique Pires.

2012 – 2017 Graduation in Dentistry.
Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, PUC / PR, Brazil.
Title: Moebius Syndrome: Clinical Case Report.
Advisor: Andréa Paula Fregoneze.

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