• Doctor of Philosophy, Comprehensive Care, Indiana University, USA, 1997
  • Master of Dental Science, Comprehensive Care, Indiana University, USA, 1994
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Comprehensive Care, Pontifica University Catolica Parana, Brazil, 1990


Dr. Andrea Ferreira Zandonáis a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Comprehensive Care at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Zandona is originally from Curitiba, Brazil, where she received her dental degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católicado Paraná. Sheearned her master's degree in Dental Sciences in Operative Dentistry and a PhD in Dental Sciences from Indiana University. She was a faculty member at Indiana University from 1998 until 2013, directing their graduate residency program in preventive dentistry. From 2013 to 2018 she was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Department of Operative Dentistry. Over her academic career, she has mentored pre-dental and DDS students as well as postgraduate students and faculty members on their research projects. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on the prevention and management of dental caries serving on editorial boards and as a reviewer for numerous scientific and dental journals.Dr. Zandona has been part of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System Foundation Committee. She has served on the European Organization of Caries Research advisory board and is currently Vice-President of the CAMBRA coalition. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Research, the International Association of Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry and the American Academy of Cariology.