Maiko Suzuki

Associate Professor

Maiko Suzuki

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School


I have studied fluoride toxicity to reveal the molecular mechanism of SIRT1 in dental fluorosis, a little understood disease with increasing prevalence in the United States.

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  • Ph.D., Dentistry Tohoku University, 2004

  • DDS, Dentistry Tohoku University, 1999

Awards & Honors

  • Young Investigator Award (IADR Mineralized Tissue Group) IADR, 2015

  • William J. Gies Award in Biological Research (IADR/AADR) IADR/AADR, 2015

  • Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program Japan Society the Promotion of Science , 2010

  • Excellent Young Investigator Award The 3rd International Symposium For Interface Oral Health Science,, 2009

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BMBS 5302

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • BMGH 5301

    Gastrointestinal & Hepatobilia
  • BMOM 5101

    Intro to the Oral Microenviro
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • BMRS 5301

    Respiratory System
  • OBMP 8001

    Topics in Oral Biology 1
  • OBPR 8001

    Topics in Oral Biology I
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • BMCC 5201

    Craniofacial Complex
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

Mineralized tissue biology and physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Curcumin suppresses cell growth and attenuates fluoride-mediated Caspase-3 activation in ameloblast-like LS8 cells. , 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Suppressive effects of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC)-polymer on the adherence of Candida species and MRSA to acrylic denture resin., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Histone acetyltransferase promotes fluoride toxicity in LS8 cells., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Rodent Dental Fluorosis Model: Extraction of Enamel Organ from Rat Incisors, 2019
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • ADAM10 is Expressed by Ameloblasts, Cleaves the RELT TNF Receptor Extracellular Domain and Facilitates Enamel Development., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

In the current research project, my goal is to elucidate molecular mechanisms of how SIRT1 protects us from the toxic effects of high-level fluoride exposure. Based on my research experience in several fields, my future goal is to establish a vigorous, independent research program centered on better understanding SIRT1 function in epigenetic gene control mechanisms in oral cancer, periodontitis and tooth development.

Department Service

  • Faculty position search committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Budget Advisory, Information Technology (BAITUR) 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Journal of American Dental Association (JADA) Foundational Science 2021 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • NIH/NIDCR 2020 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Frontiers Dental Medicine 2020 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member