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Valeria V. Gordan - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Valeria V. Gordan

Distinguished Professor/Associate Dean | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Valeria V. Gordan is a researcher, educator, and clinician with an active practice until 2018.


Valeria V. Gordan's research interests have been in the area of caries diagnosis and preservation of tooth structure using minimally invasive restorative techniques through translational and clinical research applications. She has published over 200 manuscripts and contributed on various national and international committees in the dental profession. Her research efforts have awarded close to 15 million dollars in research grants funded by industry and by NIH-NIDCR.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Dental Practice-Based Research

Dental Cavities


Dental Care for Adults

Clinical Oral Health Research

Articles (3)

Evidence-practice gap in treatment recommendations for proximal caries among Brazilian dentists

Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia

Elaine Pereira da Silva Tagliaferro, et. al


Little is known about how Brazilian dentists’ treatment decisions for proximal carious lesions are compared to current evidence-based recommendations, so better understanding is needed to close any potential evidence-practice gap. This cross-sectional study aimed to quantify the evidence-practice gap about proximal carious lesions treatment and identify dentist factors associated with this evidence-practice gap.

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Causes of the Evidence-practice Gap and Its Association with the Effects of Minimal Intervention Dentistry Education to Clinicians

Operative Dentistry

Y. Yokoyama, et. al


To identify causes of the evidence-practice gap (EPG) in dentistry in Japan and analyze whether these causes are associated with: (a) improvement of EPG in minimal intervention dentistry (MID) following an educational intervention and (b) specific dentist characteristics. We conducted a mixed-methods questionnaire survey among 197 Japanese dentists that integrated both quantitative and qualitative data.

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Onset and resolution of pain among treated and untreated posterior teeth with a visible crack: Three-year findings from the national dental practice-based research network

Journal of Dentistry

Ellen Funkhouser, et. al


Cracked teeth may be associated with pain, especially biting pain, and to a lesser degree cold and spontaneous pain. Described are how commonly these pains remain constant, develop, or resolve over time, none of which have been well-described, especially among untreated cracked teeth. Cracked teeth from the Cracked Tooth Registry (CTR) study were followed for 3 years.

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