Paulo G. Coelho, DDS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics


DDS 1999, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana; MS 2002 (Biomaterials) University of Alabama at Birmingham; MSMtE (Materials Engineering) University of Alabama at Birmingham; BS 2004 (Materials Engineering) University of Alabama at Birmingham; PhD 2006 (Materials Engineering) University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Interests: Metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and biopolymeric materials characterization • Engineering tissue response to different biomaterials types • In vitro (cell) and in vivo response to biomaterials • Biomedical device design and testing • Biomechanical and thermal simulation of complex device geometries • Biomechanical behavior of materials (static and dynamic) • Tissue adhesion to biomaterials

Representative publications

Yoshimoto M, Watanabe I, Martin MT, Salles MB, Ten Eyck G, Coelho PG. Microstructural and Ultrastructural Assessment of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage Following Nerve Lateralization and Implant Placement. An experimental Study in Rabbits. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants 2009 24(5) 859-865.

Jeong R, Marin C, Granato R, Suzuki M, Gil JN, Granjeiro JM, Coelho PG. Early Bone Healing Around Implant Surfaces Treated with Variations in the Resorbable Blasting Media Method. A Study in Rabbits. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2009 Jan 1;15(1):e119-25.

Coelho PG, Coimbra MER, Suzuki M, Ribeiro C, Fancio E, Higa O, Marincola M. Physico/chemical Characterization and Preliminary Human Histology of a B-TCP powder for bone Augmentation. Journal of Materials Science C: Materials for Biological Applications 29 (2009) 2085-2091.

Coelho PG, Bonfante EA, Silva NR, Rekow ED, Thompson VP. FEA and reliability of Anatomically Correct All-Ceramic Crowns. J Dent Res. 2009 Apr;88(4):382-6.

Bonfante EA, Silva NR, Coelho PG, Bayardo DG, Thompson VP, Bonfante G. Effect of framework design on strength of crowns. Eur J Oral Sci. 2009 Apr;117(2):194-9.

Coimbra MER, Sales M, Yoshimoto M, Suzuki M, Coelho PG. Physico / Chemical characterization, in vitro, and in vivo evaluation of ReOss and SynthoGraft particulate grafting materials. Titanium Feb 2009 1(1):16-28.

Coelho PG, Silva NRFA, Thompson VP, Rekow ED, Zhang G. Effect of Interproximal Wall Height on All-Ceramic Crown Core Stress Distribution- a FEA Study. Int j prosth. 2009 Jan; 22(1):78-86.

Leonard G, Coelho P, Polyzois I, Claffey NP. A study of the bone healing kinetics of plateau versus screw root design titanium dental implants. Clinical Oral Implant Research. 2009 Jan 20(3):232-239.

Suzuki M, Guimaraes MVM, Granato R, Marin C, Coelho PG. Histomorphometric Evaluation of Alumina-Blasted/Acid-Etched and a Thin Ion Beam Deposited Bioceramic Surfaces. An Experimental Study in Dogs. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Mar;67(3):602-7

Granato R, Marin C, Suzuki M, Gil JN, Janal M, Coelho PG. Biomechanical and Histomorphometric Evaluation of a Thin Ion Beam Bioceramic Depositon on Plateau Root Form Implants: an Experimental Study in Dogs. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2009 Jul;90(1):396-403.

Coelho PG, Sudack P, Suzuki M, Romanos G, Kurtz K, Silva NRFA. In Vitro Evaluation of the Implant-Abutment Connection Sealing Capability of Different Implant Systems. Accepted for publication at Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. J Oral Rehabil. 2008 Dec;35(12):917-24.

Coelho PG, Granjeiro JM. Romanos GE, Suzuki M, Silva NRFA, Lemons JE. A Review of Basic Research Methods, Current Trends, and Ongoing Developments of Dental Implant Surfaces. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2009 Feb;88(2):579-96.

Marin C, Granato R, Suzuki M, Gil JN, Piatelli A, Coelho PG. Removal Torque and Histomorphometric Evaluation of a bioactive ceramic blasted/acid-etched versus a dual acid-etched Implant Surface. An Experimental Study in Dogs. J Periodontol. 2008 Oct; 79(10):1942-1949.

Coelho PG, Assis SL, Costa I, Thompson VP. Corrosion Resistance Evaluation of a Ca- and P-Based Bioceramic Thin Coating in Ti-6Al-4V. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2009 Jan;20(1):215-22.

Coelho PG, Lemons JE. Characterization, Histomorphometric, and Biomechanical Studies of two Nanothickness Bioceramic Coating Deposition on Ti-6Al-4V Endosseous Implants. An Experimental Study in Dogs. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 Aug;90(2):351-61

Rekow ED, Zhang G, Thompson VP, Kim JW, Coelho PG, Zhang Y. Effects of Geometry on Fracture Initiation and Propagation in All-Ceramic Crowns. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2009 Feb;88(2):436-46.

Silva NRFA, Coelho PG, Fernandes CAO, Navarro JM, Thompson VP. Reliability of One Piece Ceramic Implant. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2008 May 19. 2009 Feb;88(2):419-26.

Coimbra MER, Elias CN, Coelho PG. In vitro degradation of Poli-L-D-lactic acid (PLDLA) pellets and powder used as synthetic alloplasts for bone grafting. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2008 Oct;19(10):3227-34.

Silva NR, Lalani F, Coelho PG, Clark EA, Fernandes CA, Thopson VP. Hertzian contact response of dentin with loading rate and orientation. Arch Oral Biol. 2008 Aug;53(8):729-35.

Coelho PG, Cardaropoli G, Suzuki M, Lemons JE. Early Healing of Nanothickness Bioceramic Coatings Dental Implants. An Experimental Study in Dogs. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2009 Feb;88(2):387-93.

Coelho PG, Calamia C, Harsono M, Thompson VP, Silva NRFA. Correlation Between Dentin-to-Composite Adhesive Layer Thickness and Finite Element Analysis. Dent Mater. 2008 Oct; 2 (10):1297-303.

Yoshimoto M, König Jr. B, Coelho PG, Allegrini Jr S, Mitri LFF. A Light and Scanning Electron Microscopy Study of Bone Healing Following the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization- An Experimental Study in Rabbits. The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants 2008, 23 (3) 457-462.

Bottino MC, Coelho PG, Henriques VAR, Higa OZ, Bressiani AHA, Bressiani JC. Processing, Characterization, In-vitro and In-vivo Evaluations of Ti-13Nb-13Zr Alloys Processed by Powder Metallurgy. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 Mar 1;88(3):689-96.

Bottino MC, Ozcan M, Coelho PG, Vallandro LF, Bressiani AH. Surface conditioning effect on indirect restorative materials and micro-morphological changes prior to adhesive bonding: High-alumina and glassy-matrix ceramics. Braz Oral Res 2008; 22(2):158-63.

Coimbra MAR, Penedo ND, Gouvea JP, CN Elias, Araujo MTS Araujo, Coelho PG. Testing and Finite Element Analysis of Orthodontics Teardrop Loop. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2008;133:188.e9-188.e13.

Freire JNO, Silva NRFA Silva, Gil JN, Magini RS, Coelho PG. Histomorphologic and Histomorphometric Evaluation of Early- and Immediately-Loaded Mini-Implants for Orthodontic Anchorage. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2007 Jun;131(6):704.

Coelho AL, Suzuki M, Dibart S, DA Silva N, Coelho PG. Cross-sectional analysis of the implant-abutment interface. J Oral Rehabil. 2007 Jul;34(7):508-16.

Silva NRFA, Souza GM, Coelho PG, Stappert CF, Clark E, Rekow ED, Thompson VP. Effect of Water Storage Time and Composite Cement Thickness on Fatigue of a Glass-Ceramic Tri-layer System. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied Biomaterials. 2008; 84(1):117-2.

Silva NRFA, Calamia CS, Coelho PG, Carrilho MRO, Carvalho RM, Caufield P, Thompson VP. Effect of 2% Iodine Disinfecting Solution on Bond Strength to Dentin. J. Appl. Oral Sci. (2006); 14 (6): 399-404.

Coelho PG, Suzuki M. Evaluation of an IBAD thin-film process as an alternative method for surface incorporation of bioceramics on dental implants. J Appl Oral Sci, 2005; 13(1): 87-92.

Bottino MC, Coelho PG, Yoshimoto M, Konig Jr., Henriques VAR, Bressiani AHA, Bressiani JC. Histomorphologic Evaluation of Ti-13Nb-13Zr Alloys Processed via Powder Metallurgy. A study in Rabbits. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 28(2) 223-227.