Maiko Suzuki

Assistant Professor

Maiko Suzuki

Assistant 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
  • BMBS 5504

    Bioclinical Seminar IV
  • BMFN 5102

    Biomedical Foundations II
  • BMGH 5301

    Gastrointestinal & Hepatobilia
  • BMMS 5301

    Integ & Musculo Sys I
  • BMOM 5101

    Intro to the Oral Microenviro
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • BMRS 5301

    Respiratory System
  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar

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.

University Service

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

    Role: Committee Member