OUR Faculty

Dr. Cintia Mendes

Assistant Program Director, Associate Professor, Diplomate of the ABO

Dr. Cintia Mendes is a distinguished Orthodontics Professor with an exceptional academic background. She holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Orthodontics, both earned from the esteemed Bauru Dental School at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), and also a Dental Degree from USP. Additionally, she expanded her orthodontic training in the United States by attending the Orthodontics Residency Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She has contributed to her field through published papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the European Journal of Orthodontics, and Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics.

Dr. Mendes’ dedication transcends her academic endeavors. She served as the Program Director of the orthodontics residency program at Prev Odonto Studies and Research Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 2016 until 2020. She demonstrated innovative leadership by successfully implementing an e-learning platform and ensuring the institution’s readiness for unexpected challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Mendes garnered invaluable experience through 17 years of dedicated service to Orthodontics. Her clinical expertise also earned her recognition as a trusted advisor, frequently sought after by colleagues and insurance companies to resolve intricate patient issues.

To gain a deeper understanding of the American orthodontic industry, Dr. Mendes further expanded her expertise by serving as a full-time orthodontist in a private practice in Virginia, USA, from the moment she got her license until she decided to return to teaching. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

In addition to her professional achievements, Dr. Mendes derives immense satisfaction from her roles as a devoted wife and a loving mother of two boys, a testament to her exceptional multitasking abilities. She enjoys engaging in home-related activities such as organization, decoration, and home improvements. Moreover, she cherishes the quality of time spent with her beloved family.