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.

  • (706) 721-5198
  • CB2404A


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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • BMFN 5102

    Biomedical Foundations II
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology

Teaching Interests

Mineralized tissue biology and physiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology


Selected Recent Publications

  • 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
  • MDM2-Mediated p21 Proteasomal Degradation Promotes Fluoride Toxicity in Ameloblasts., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Sirt1 overexpression suppresses fluoride-induced p53 acetylation to alleviate fluoride toxicity in ameloblasts responsible for enamel formation, 2018
    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