Luciane Macedo de Menezes

Schools: School of Health and Life Sciences
Graduate Programs: Dentistry Graduate Program


Graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1988), with a Masters (1993) and Doctorate (2000) in Dentistry (Orthodontics) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Post-doctorate fellow at Children’s Hospital - USC (California / USA). Professor at the School of Health Sciences and life (Dentistry Course) of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, working in undergraduate and graduate courses. She is the current coordinator of the Discipline of Orthodontics 1 (undergraduate) and served as Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Dentistry Course at PUCRS. She is Leader of the Research Group "Orthodontics", registered at CNPq in 2008. President of the Brazilian Association of Orthodontics of RS - ABOR-RS (Sogaor) from 2012 to 2020. Editor of the "Ortodontia Gaúcha" journal (ISSN 1414-3674 ) since 2007, Associate Editor of the Brazilian Oral Research journal (ISSN 1806-8324) since 2016 and was the Associate Editor of Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics (ISSN 2176-9451) from 2007 to 2018. She is a reviewer and contributor to several national and international journals. She has research experience in the field of Dentistry, with emphasis in Orthodontics, working mainly on the following themes: biocompatibility / cytotoxicity of materials, cleft lip and palate, and cone-beam computed tomography.

Areas of interest


Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Biology and Orofacial Rehabilitation

- Dental materials, biomaterials and tissue engineering


- Craniofacial growth, development and deformities

Ontological Clinic

- Bucomaxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology, Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics: Diagnosis and Thera

Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics

- Growth, Development, Diagnosis and Applied Therapies

Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics

- Orthodontic Materials and Biocompatibility

Research Structures

Research Group

- Orthodontics

Research Core

- Center for Rehabilitation of Cleft Lip and Palate (CERLAP)