Dr. Raquel Zita Gomes PhD, MSc

Academic Qualifications

 

  • Graduated Dentist by the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Oporto (FMDUP) with a final grade of 17 out of 20 (1996-2002)

 

  • Post graduation in Implantology (Bränemark Institute in Gothenburg and Maxilla-Facial Surgery Ward at Västerås Hospital, Sweden) (2002)

 

  • Specialisation Course in Implantology at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Oporto (FMDUP) with a final grade of Good (2003-2006)

 

  • Master’s Degree (MSc) in Implantology by the Faculty of Dental Medicine (FMDUP) (2006-2007) and investigation thesis under the title “Experimental study of a new biomembrane (MES) for guided bone regeneration” with a final unanimous grade of Very Good (top grade)

 

  • Undergoing PhD programme (Implantology) in the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Oporto (FMDUP 2013-2016)

 

 

Dental License

 

Professional license No. 4013 of the Portuguese Dental Medicine Association

 

Merit Awards

  • Rectory of the University of Oporto- Best finalist student award

 

  • Belmiro de Azevedo Foundation 98/99 and 99/00

 

  • Machado Capelas/ Labmed 98/99, 99/00, 00/01 and 01/02

 

  • Barbosa and Almeida Enterprise (SONAE Group) in every secondary and university grades

 

  • Engº António de Almeida Foundation 2002

 

 

Scientific Research

 

  • Invited by the Pathological Anatomy Service of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oporto, did an academic year (1999-2000) of scientific research at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Oporto (IPATIMUP) through the Initiation to Scientific Research in Oncobiology and Pathological Anatomy Project (PIICAPO) sponsored by the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), which lead to a publication in an international journal

 

  • Since 2003, continuous research in Implantology and Bone Regeneration Biomaterials field in association with the departments of Biomaterials, Dental Anatomy, Pharmacology and Biocompatibility of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Oporto (FMDUP), Faculty of Engineering of the University of Oporto (FEUP), Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS) and the National Institute of Biomedical Engineering (INEB).

 

  • Since 2012, continuous research in the Implantology field with the collaboration of Megagen Implants International.

 

  • In 2014 was invited to be apart of Megagen International Network of Education and Research (MINEC group)

Professional Experience

 

Dental Practice

  • Owner of private practice Dental clinics (Clinica Médico-Dentária RZ:JM, Managing partner) in Porto and in Albergaria- a- velha (Aveiro), performing Implantology, Surgery and Oral Rehabilitation exclusively, including patients of other referential colleagues.

 

  • Personal case series (including the numbers within the scope of the Specialisation Course at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Oporto) (FMDUP) from November 2002 to November 2015: performed implant surgery on several patients totalizing 3050 implants; 1870 tissue and bone regeneration procedures (autologous bone, heterologous bone, rich in growth factors plasma and biomembranes) and other surgical acts such as block graft (inlay and onlay), maxillary sinuses lifting and filling, apicoectomies, cysts removal, excision of soft tissue injuries, frenectomies, impacted canines and wisdom teeth extraction.

 

Teaching and Consultant Experience

  • Between 2002 and 2004- Teaching assistant for the theoretical and clinical subject Preventive Dental Medicine (3rd and 6th grades curriculum) at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Oporto. Within this scope, cooperated in the Organisation of Oral Healthcare programs at primary and secondary schools in Vila Nova de Gaia and special Oral Healthcare programs for disabled patients conducted at the Portuguese Association of Parents and Children with mental disabilities (APPCDM).

 

  • In 2007 was invited by Nobel Biocare and Dr. Pimenta to become a member of the Implantology training staff and did a private post graduation course on the Nobel Biocare (Nobel Active) implant, at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Oporto

 

  • Since 2011 is Megagen Implants Portugal clinical and technique consultant. (opinion leader)

 

  • Since 2012 is responsible for the education courses of Megagen Implants Portugal.

 

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Professional Honours/Awards

 

  • Award for best scientific research poster in 2000 at the “Mucins in the pathophysiology of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory and digestive tracts” Symposium, under the title: “Mucins MUC1, MUC2, MUC5AC and MUC6 expression in gastric carcinoma”.

 

  • Award for best research poster in 2001 at the XII Oporto Dental Medicine Conference and Workshops.

 

  • Award for best oral research paper in the Portuguese Society of Oral and Dental Medicine Conference (SPEMD) in 2004, under the title: “New advances in guided bone regeneration by biomembranes”.

 

  • Honourable citation for the oral paper presented at the Portuguese Society of Oral and Dental Medicine Conference (SPEMD) in 2007, under the title ”Experimental Study of the MES biomembrane biocompatibility in lab rat”.

 

  • Award for best oral research paper in the Portuguese Dental Medicine Association Conference (OMD) in 2012, under the title: ““Evaluation of implant osseointegration in the treatment of peri-implant bone defects in rabbit ”

Isabel Guerra, Fernando Branco, Mário Vasconcelos, Américo Afonso, Helena Figueiral, Raquel Zita Gomes

 

Professional Memberships

 

  • OMD : Portuguese Dental Medicine Association
  • SPEMD: Portuguese Society of Oral and Dental Medicine
  • APSO: Portuguese Association of Oral Health
  • SPMDEV
  • APMDH

 

 

Conferences

                   

  • Participation, posters, organisation and speaker in several national and international meetings, symposiums, workshops and conferences.

 

 

Publications

 

Published articles in national and international magazines, newspapers and books. Some are referred next.

 

  • Scientific research article in Virchows Archiv magazine under the title:

Mucins MUC1, MUC2, MUC5AC and MUC6 expression in the evaluation of differentiation and clinico-biological behaviour of gastric carcinoma ” (original article)

João Pinto-de-Sousa, Leonor David, Celso A. Reis, Raquel Gomes, Liliana Silva, Amadeu Pimenta

in Virchows Archiv 440, 2002; pgs. 304-310

(vide full article in Appendix 8)

 

  • Research article published in the Clinical Oral Implants Research (COIR) magazine, under the title: “Evaluation of implant osseointegration with different regeneration techniques in the treatment of bone defects around implants: an experimental study in a rabbit model”

Isabel Guerra, Fernando Branco, Mário Vasconcelos, Américo Afonso, Helena Figueiral , Raquel Zita Gomes

Clin. Oral Impl. Res. 22, 2011; 314-322

(vide full article in Appendix 9)

 

  • Research article published under the title: “Relationship between implant primary stability (torque and ISQ) and bone densitiy assessed by CBCT – clinical trial.”

Raquel Zita Gomes, Laura Lopes Silva, João Coimbra, Mário Vasconcelos, André Correia, Ana Cristina Braga

in the Proccedings book Biodental Engineering IIINatal Jorge et al (Eds) 2014 Taylor and Francis Group London.

(vide full article in Appendix 10 )

 

  • Research article published under the title: “The use of GBR in bone regeneration. An histologic study in the rabbit model”

Isabel Guerra, Fernando Branco, Mário Vasconcelos, Américo Afonso, Helena Figueiral , Raquel Zita Gomes

in the Proccedings book Biodental Engineering IIINatal Jorge et al (Eds) 2014 Taylor and Francis Group London.

 

  • Clinical case report published in “Jornal Dentistry” under the tittle:

“New membranes to osseous regeneration fixed to dental implants”

Raquel Zita Gomes, Ricardo Tavares, Marta Almeida, Isabel Guerra, João Morais

Edicion of November 2014, pag 21-25

 

  • Preparing two research articles for publication (Randomized Clinical Trials) in peer review journals in 2016 about Implant Stability measured by Implant Stability Quotient (ISQ), bone density at Cone Beam Compute Tomography (CBCT) and by torque.