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Ruben Mesia

Ruben Mesia2008-2011 Resident in Periodontology

Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Dentistry

Private Practice, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Ruben Mesia graduated from Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru in 1997 with a degree in Dentistry. He came to the US in 2006 as a resident and fellow, and received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Connecticut Health Center. In 2008, he was accepted into the Periodontology residency program at the University of Florida. During his residency, Dr. Luciana Shaddox mentored his Master’s thesis entitled, “Local and systemic inflammatory responses in non-controlled type II diabetes patients with periodontal disease” and chaired his successful thesis defense in May 2011, when he earned his Master Degree in Periodontology.

Dr. Mesia is currently working as a Periodontist in private practices in the Tampa area and serves as a courtesy clinical assistant professor and teaching instructor for DMD students in the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida.

Poster Presentations:

  1. R. Mesia, S.M. Wallet, I. Aukhil, M.J. Clare-Salzler, L.M. Shaddox. “Contribution of Local and Systemic Inflammatory Responses in Non-Controlled Type II Diabetic Patients with Periodontal Disease” American Academy of Periodontology. Honolulu, HI (June 2010)*

* selected as one of the finalists in the Research Forum Poster Session