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Leticia Chaves de Souza, DDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Leticia Chaves de Souza, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: BBSB-4202B
  • Phone: 713-486-2577
  • Email: Leticia.ChavesdeSouza@uth.tmc.edu
  • Department/Administrative Area: Endodontics
  • Education:

    DDS | Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    MS | Estácio de Sá University, Brazil
    PhD | Military Institute of Engineering , Brazil

Dr. Chaves de Souza earned her dental degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2004. She has a Master's degree in Endodontics and a PhD degree in Materials Science. She joined the UTHealth School of Dentistry as Assistant Professor in 2017.

Her research focuses on the physical-chemical, mechanical and biological properties of endodontic materials and instruments, as well as on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying apical periodontitis.

She has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts in Endodontics and one book chapter in endodontic filling materials.