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HellenTeixeira

Hellen Teixeira, DDS, MS, DScD

Instructor, Co-Director of Orhtodontic Clinic

Department of Orthodontics

Evans Building, 3rd Floor

Email: hellen@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Hellen Teixeira is an instructor and co-clinical director in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Teixeira is UPENN and NYU alumnus; she earned her M.S. in Biomaterials Science at New York University in 2013 and graduated with a Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) and certificate program in Orthodontics at Penn in 2019. Dr. Teixeira’s research interests include: (1) Bone-biomaterials interaction, (2) craniofacial growth and development, (3) Biology of tooth movement, (4) synergy of Toll-like receptors, and (5) epigenetics. Dr. Teixeira is currently the author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in dentistry, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, and immunology journals. Dr. Teixeira has always considered the Department of Orthodontics at UPENN her second home and thoroughly enjoys teaching/mentoring dental students and the next generation of Orthodontics graduate students. Dr. Teixeira teaches predoctoral and postdoctoral students.

Honors / Credentials
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthodontics 2019
  • Reviewer, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics 2019
  • Finalist of the 5th Asian Forum on Dentistry competition (CAEF)- Nanning-China, 2016
  • 1st Place- Outstanding Master’s presentation award – New York University School of Dentistry Research Day, 2013
  • 1st Place- Outstanding Master’s presentation award- New York University School of Dentistry Research Day, 2012
  • Marcelino Champagnat Distinction Award (academic merit for best dental student performance, PUC-PR) 2008
  • Competitive Research Scholarship Award (CAPES, Brazil), 2006-2008
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Biomaterials, 2013
Education
  • D.Sc.D, University of Pennsylvania 2019
  • Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 2019
  • M.S. in Biomaterials, New York University College of Dentistry 2013
  • D.D.S., Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil 2008
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