Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Michigan School of Dentistry Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Amanda Rodriguez Betancourt, DDS, MS
Dr. Rodriguez graduated from the Universidad Santa Maria School of Dentistry, Venezuela. She went on to complete her specialty training in periodontics and received a master’s degree at The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Dentistry in Colombia, where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Rodriguez was a dental undergraduate student's clinical teaching assistant during her training. She received extensive training in microsurgery and developed a passion for using the operating microscope in dentistry in different clinical scenarios to perform minimally invasive procedures. After graduation, she worked in private practice under the tutelage of different mentors who encouraged her to pursue higher education in the field of microsurgery. Dr. Rodriguez joined the University of Michigan as an extern and she is currently the Assistant Program Director of the Periodontal, Implant, and Microsurgery Academy (PiMA) of the Graduate Periodontics Program at the University of Michigan where she actively participates as a faculty member giving lectures, hands-on training, and pursuing research activities to help enhance knowledge in the field and create an impact in medical science.
Also, she is a postdoctoral research fellow involved with several research projects under the supervision of Dr. Hsun-Liang Chan and Dr. Oliver Kripfgans funded by the National Institutes of Health and others. Her research focuses on the use of imaging techniques namely, ultrasound and laser speckle contrast imaging to evaluate soft and hard tissue dimensions, the biodynamics of tissue perfusion and blood flow in different clinical scenarios, a variety of incision and flap designs in the early wound healing stage in clinical and pre-clinical scenarios, among other ongoing projects. Her recent developments include digitally designed ultrasound guides for ultrasound data acquisition for longitudinal assessment and spatial registration.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
4:13 PM – 4:25 PM