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Research profile: Sylvia Todescan



Syliva Todescan, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC (C)
Associate Professor
Periodontics Predoctoral Director
Division of Periodontics


Dr. Sylvia Todescan has been an Associate Professor of Periodontology in the Division of Periodontics, Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba since March, 2009. She received her DDS from the Federal University of Bahia in 1992 and obtained a Certificate, Masters in Science and PhD in Periodontology from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo, Bauru, Brazil between 1992-1999. Her MSc and PhD research focused on dental implantology.

While working toward her PhD she spent six months at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed a post-doctoral degree on bone biology at that institution (2002-2004). She was Associate Professor of Periodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health- EBMSP(1999- 2009).

Currently Dr. Todescan is the Periodontics Undergraduate Director at the College of Dentistry. She is involved in undergraduate clinical and didactic teaching, delivers seminars and coordinates the Dental Implant Course in the Periodontics Graduate Program. 

Research areas of interest:

Diabetes Type 2, Youth Periodontal Disease.

Professional associations:

  • Member, International Association Dental Research (IADR; 1997 – present).
  • Member, American Dental Education Association (ADEA; 2009-present).
  • Member, American Academy of Periodontology (AAP; 2009 – present).
  • Member, Manitoba Dental Association (MDA; 2009 – present).
  • Member, Canadian Dental Association (CDA; 2009 – present)
  • Member, International Team for Implantology (ITI, 2011 – present).
  • Fellow, Royal College of Dentists of Canada – Specialty Periodontics (2012 – present).

Recent publications:

Referred articles

01- TODESCAN, S; ATOUT, R. Necrotizing Ulcerative Periodontitis. J Can Dent Assoc 2013; 79: 179-182.

02- ATOUT, R; TODESCAN, S. Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis. J Can Dent Assoc 2013; 79: 111 – 3.

03– TODESCAN, SMC; LAVIGNE, S; CHOLAKIS, Guidance for the maintenance of dental implant: a clinical review. J Can Dent Assoc 2012; 78: c107.

04- NOGUEIRA-FILHO GR; TODESCAN SMC; SHAH A; ROSA BT; TUNES U DA R; CESAR NETO JB Impact of cannabis sativa (marijuana) smoke on alveolar bone loss: a histometric study in rats. J Periodontol 2011; 82 (11): 1602 – 7.

05- SANTANA, A.P.; PASSANEZI, E.; TODESCAN, S.M.C.; REZENDE, M.L.R.; GREGHI, S.L.A.; RIBEIRO, M.G. A combined regenerative approach for the treatment of aggressive periodontitis: a long-term follow-up of a family case. Int. J. Period. Rest. Dent, v.29, n.1, p. 69-79, 2009.

06- MEIRA, A.L.T; TODESCAN, S.M.C; AZOUBEL, E.; BITTENCOURT, S.; AZOUBEL, M.C.F  The use of local antimicrobials in Periodontics: a critical approach. Revista Periodontia. Sociedade Brasileira de Periodontologia, v. 17, n. 1, p. 83-9, Mar. 2007. 

Non-referred articles

AHING,S.I., & TODESCAN, S. Non-plaque induced gingivitis. Bulletin – Manitoba Dental Association, 29 (1): 12, 2010.

Book chapter:

(Portuguese) 01- TUNES, Urbino da Rocha, TODESCAN, Sylvia Maria B Correia, DOURADO, Monica, NOGUEIRA-FILHO, G. R.  Classification of Periodontal Diseases. In: Periodontia: a atualizacao clinica baseada em evidências SOBRAPE.1 ed.Sao Paulo : Artes Medicas, 2005, v.1, p. 107-120.