Headshot photo of Juliana Branco da Costa, D.D.S., M.S.

Juliana Branco da Costa, D.D.S., M.S.

  • Professor of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry
  • Division Head, Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry
  • Director, Restorative Dentistry Graduate Program, School of Dentistry


Dr. da Costa received her D.D.S. from the Universidade Paulista School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2001 and certificate and M.S. degree in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa in 2004. She joined the Restorative Dentistry Department faculty at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 2004, was promoted Associate Professor with tenure in 2010, was appointed Preclinical Director in 2011, promoted to Professor in 2017, and Vice-Chair in 2019.

Education and training

    • D.D.S., 2001, Universidade Paulista
    • M.S., 2004, University of Iowa
  • Certifications

    • Certificate of Operative Dentistry, University of Iowa

Memberships and associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry (AOD), served as Councilor, as Assistant Secretary, and serves as VP-elect
  • International Association for Dental Research, served as Dental Materials Group Chair and Treasurer
  • American Dental Education Association, served as Chair of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials section
  • CAMBRA-Caries Management by Risk Assessment
  • Society of Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD), served as Councilor, serves as Secretary

Areas of interest

  • adhesives, tooth whitening, composites
  • minimally invasive dentistry
  • management of high caries risk patients
  • esthetic dentistry

Honors and awards

  • OKU Honor Dental Society faculty member in 2012
  • OHSU Student Council Faculty Award in 2015
  • ADEA/ADEAGies Foundation Dr. Anthony R. Volpe Scholar in the ADEA Leadership Institute in 2018


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • - Effect of Crystallization Firing on Marginal Gap of CAD/CAM Fabricated Lithium Disilicate Crowns. Gold SA, Ferracane JL, da Costa J. J. Prosthodont. 2017, 1-4.
  • - Determining the best protocol for early caries lesions: an evidence-based guide to nonsurgical treatment. Da Costa J. Inside Dent. July 2014, 56-63.
  • - With abundance of whitening products, patients look to dentists for direction. da Costa J. Compen Contin Educ Dent. 2013, 34(3):224-225. 
  • - Natural Tooth Bleaching (chapter 16)-2013.           Van B. Haywood, Juliana da Costa, and Thomas G. Berry.           Summitt’s Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry- A Contemporary Approach, fourth edition.           Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc.
  • - The tooth-whitening process: an update. Da Costa J. Compendium 2012, 33(10):2-7.
  • - COMMENTARY. The survival of Class V restorations in general dental practice: part 3, five-year survival. Da Costa J. Br Dent J 2012, 212(9):441.
  • - Comparison of two at-home whitening products of similar peroxide concentration and different delivery methods. Da Costa J, McPharlin R, Hilton T, Ferracane J, Wang M. Journal of Operative Dentistry 2012, 37(4):333-339.
  • - Critical Appraisal. Preheating of Composites. Da Costa J, Hilton T, Swift E. Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 2011, 23: 269-274.
  • - Comparison of two-step versus four-step composite finishing/polishing disc systems: evaluation of a new two-step composite polishing system. Da Costa J, Goncalves F, Ferracane J. Journal of Operative Dentistry 2011, 36(2):205-212.
  • - Comparison of efficacy of an in-office whitening system used with and without a whitening priming agent. Da Costa J, Lubisich E, Ferracane J, Hilton T. Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 2011; 23(2):97-104.


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