Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. Grace De Souza’s research focuses on both optimizing restorative dental materials (including new high-crystalline ceramic systems) and analyzing the mechanism of materials used in restorative and prosthodontic procedures, and the effect of those materials on natural dentition.
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments/Category 1 (2013)
University of Toronto Enrichment Endowment Fund (2012)
Dental Research Institute Funding (2013)
De Souza GM, Zykus A, Ghahnavyeh RR, Lawrence SK, Bahr DF. Effect of accelerated aging on dental zirconia-based materials. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2016 Aug 26;65:256-263. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.08.023.
De Souza G, Braga RR, Cesar PF, Lopes GC. “Correlation between clinical performance and degree of conversion of resin cements: a literature review.” J Appl Oral Sci. 2015 Jul-Aug;23(4):358-68
Tam LE, Cho W, Wang BY, De Souza G. “Effect of Bleaching Treatment on Fatigue Resistance and Flexural Strength of Bovine Dentin.” J Esthet Restor Dent. 2015 Nov-Dec;27(6):374-82.