Graduate at Odontologia, Master's at Periodontology and P.H.D. at Epidemiology and Oral Sciences from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Has experience in Dentistry and Epidemiology. Associate Professor in Periodontics the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Faculty of Dentistry, Brazil.Acted as reviewer for international journals in the field of Dentistry and with over 100 full papers published in Oral Health. FellowofResearch Productivity the National Council for Development andResearch (CNPq/Brazil).