Mary Anne Melo, DDS, MSc, PhD
Mary Anne Melo, (DDS, M.Sc, PhD) is Assistant professor at the Operative Dentistry Division/Department of General Dentistry at University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Melo’s research focuses on interactions between oral biofilms and dental biomaterials with an emphasis on developing novel strategies to reduce the initiation and progression of dental caries adjacent to existing restorations (recurrent caries). These materials include dental composites, nanocomposites, sealants, bonding agents, cements, etc. Dr. Melo is a current member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry; Academy of Dental Materials; the International Association for Dental Research; the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Melo has published over 50 research articles and serves as reviewer for several journals in Dentistry, Medicine and Biomaterials.