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Renato M. Silva, DDS, MS, PhD

 Renato M. Silva, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Title: Department Chair; Professor
  • Office: SOD-6411
  • Phone: 713-486-4221
  • Email:
  • Administrative Area(s): Endodontics
  • Education:

    DDS | Gama Filho University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1994
    Endodontic Certificate | Gama Filho University, Brazil
    MS, Oral Sciences | University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2003
    PhD, Oral Sciences | University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2006
    Endodontic Certificate | UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston
    Diplomat | American Board of Endodontics 

Dr. Renato Silva is an endodontist with a PhD in oral sciences who has completed postdoctoral training in human molecular genetics. He joined the UTHealth School of Dentistry faculty in 2011 as an associate professor at the Department of Endodontics, and he also holds an adjunct faculty position in the Pediatric Research Center at UTHealth Medical School. 

Dr. Silva’s laboratory focuses on two distinct projects: Genetics of craniofacial anomalies, and genetic susceptibility of periapical disease. The results of both projects may lead to the development of future diagnostic tools and contribute to disease prevention and individualized treatment-planning in the future.

Dr. Silva edited a textbook on endodontic retreatment and has published several peer-reviewed articles in the field of endodontics and human genetics. He recently served as director of clinical simulation at the School of Dentistry and is working to establish a strong research program related to the use of technology in dental education.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and holds the the John R. Ludington, Jr., DDS, MSD Distinguished Professorship in Endodontics.

Clinical Interests

Nonsurgical and surgical endodontics

Languages Spoken

English, Portuguese, Spanish