Rafael Pacheco

Vice Chair

Rafael Pacheco

Vice Chair

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

  • (706) 721-8315
  • GC4334

Education

  • Ph.D., Dental Materials State University of Campinas, 2017

  • MDS, Dental Materials State University of Campinas, 2012

  • DDS, Dentistry State University of Campinas, 2010

Certifications

  • Dentist Clinical Academic Limited License State of Michigan - Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Dental Faculty Award Michigan Dental Association, 2022

  • Faculty Award Sigma Phi Alpha, National Dental Hygiene Honor Society, Omega Chapter, 2022

  • Outstanding Pre-Clinical Faculty Award University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, 2021

  • Dr. Charles Cooper Award (Most Outstanding Faculty Member) University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, 2020

  • Third Place, Category I: Clinical Science and Public Health Research (Mentored student: Taylor Robertson) AADR SCADA, 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • DHYG 3150

    Dental Materials
  • GDPD 5808

    Professional Dev Found VIII
  • RSDM 5511

    Dental Materials
  • RSED 5511

    Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
  • RSFX 5311

    Fixed Prosthodontics I
  • ADNS 5101

    New Student Orientation
  • RSOP 5111

    Operative Dentistry I
  • SPDS 5001

    Special Dental Studies

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Enhancing dental education through 3D manuals: A transformative approach, 2024
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Comparison of blue and infrared light transmission through dental tissues and restorative materials, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Effect of BiosilicateĀ® Addition on Physical-Mechanical and Biological Properties of Dental Glass Ionomer Cements, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Effects of Hydrofluoric Acid Concentrations, Commercial Brands, and Adhesive Application on the Bond Strength of a Resin Luting Agent to Lithium Disilicate Glass Ceramic, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Influence of Varied Silane Commercial Brands and Adhesive Application on Bond Strength and Stability to Lithium Disilicate Glass Ceramic, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Search Committee: Operative 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Search Committee: Prosthodontics 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Section Director of Dental Materials 2023 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Curriculum Committee 2024 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • SimPAC Committee 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Digital Dentistry Taskforce 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Academic Review Committee 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research and Table Clinic 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • AADOCR Georgia Section 2023 - Present

    Role: Officer, President/Elect/Past
  • Dentistry Review 2023 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Dental Materials 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Operative Dentistry 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer

Public Service

  • Humanitarian Dental Trip 2022 - 2022

    Role: Program Organizer