Jamie De Stefano

Associate Professor

Jamie De Stefano

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Periodontics

Bio

Jamie A. De Stefano, DMD, PhD earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, and went on to earn her PhD from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, in 1991. After completing a Postdoctoral fellowship in Glycobiology from the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia in 1997, she moved to Augusta and became an Assistant Professor in the department of Oral Biology of the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, and, at the same time, attended dental school. She graduated with a DMD in 2001. Then, in 2012, she received her Certificate in Periodontics from this same institution. Dr. De Stefano became a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2013. Currently she is a faculty member in the Department of Periodontics at The Dental College of Georgia of Augusta University.

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Education

  • DMD, Dentistry Medical College of Georgia, 2001

  • Ph.D., Anatomy University of Cincinnati, 1991

  • BS, Bio, General Chatham College, 1983

Certifications

  • Certificate in Periodontics Medical College of Georgia, College of Dental Medicine, 2012

  • DEN Georgia Secretary of State, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Judson C. Hickey Award The Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PERR 8004

    Advanced Periodontology 3
  • PERR 9006

    Advanced Periodontology 5
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • PERI 5002

    Non-Surgical Periodontics
  • PTSR 5902

    Patient Services
  • PERR 7001

    Periodontal Therapy Seminar
  • PERR 7002

    Periodontal Therapy Seminar
  • PERI 5901

    Periodontic Clinic
  • PERI 5004

    Periodontology in a General Pr
  • CMPC 5901

    Comprehensive Care
  • PERI 5001

    Fundamentals of Periodontology
  • PERI 5003

    Surgical Periodontics
  • PERR 7102

    Clinical Periodontics 2
  • PERR 8105

    Clinical Periodontics 4
  • PERR 9108

    Clinical Periodontics 6
  • CMPC 5902

    Comprehensive Care
  • DBIO 5003

    Nutrition
  • PTSR 5903

    Patient Services
  • PERI 5902

    Periodontic Clinic

Teaching Interests

Dr. Jamie De Stefano teaches Periodontics to dental students and residents. Currently she is pre-doctoral director for Periodontics and oversees Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Dental Students through their program in Periodontics. Her goals include giving the students a solid foundation in Periodontics, making them have a love for the field, making them want to learn further from published research, and giving them the opportunity for excellent performances in national board exams, as well as CRDTS.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Antioxidant effects of lipophilic tea polyphenols on diethylnitrosamine/phenobarbital-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Antioxidant effects of lipophilic tea polyphenols on diethylnitrosamine/phenobarbital-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Chemoprevention by lipid-soluble tea polyphenols in diethylnitrosamine/phenobarbital-induced hepatic pre-cancerous lesions, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Chemoprevention by lipid-soluble tea polyphenols in diethylnitrosamine/phenobarbital-induced hepatic pre-cancerous lesions, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Wound healing following surgical and regenerative periodontal therapy, 2014

Research Interests

Dr. De Stefano is still cited for her work on Pneumocystis carinii and characterization of its complex outer wall, as well as elucidation of the complex carbohydrates that compose this intricate structure. As a Periodontist, she became interested in the early development of bone, specifically, the sugars that signal early events. Currently, she is involved in a clinical trial entitled “Studies on epidemiology and risk indicators of peri-implantitis." She is working closely with a resident, Dr. Braydon Haskell, for this is part of his research requirement. She is also involved in green tea studies going on in China with her long-time colleague Dr. Stephen Hsu. These studies are looking at the many ways to target liver cancer utilizing green tea polyphenols.