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Sandra Bordin, PhD

Sandra Bordin

Research Professor Emeritus, Periodontics
Adjunct Research Professor Emeritus, Oral Health Sciences



Pre-doctoral training in the Classics, Doctoral in Biological Sciences and Post-doctoral in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Endocrinology at major Universities in Europe (Italy and Holland) and US (UW, Seattle).

  • Appointed Member of the IADR/Glaxo/Smith/Kline Committee, Award for Innovation in Oral Care
  • Editorial Board of the Revista Mexicana de Odontologia, the Open Dentistry Journal, and Dental Informatics Online Community
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Fraternity, Sigma Sigma Chapter
  • Elected Member (3rd term) to the UW Faculty Senate
  • US Licensed Medical Interpreter
  • Seattle Art Museum: certified volunteer for art education
Broad Research Interests encompass the host’s immune response during periodontal tissue disorders, with focus on the biology of peri-implantitis. Objective: to conduct clinical trials for the in situ application of non-invasive optical coherence tomography imaging for screening in real time peri-implant inflammatory conditions before clinical signs reveal the destructive processes. The method can save osseointegrated implants by allowing early treatment of the complication.

  1. Verardi S, Quaranta M, Bordin S. 2011. Peri-implantitis fibroblasts respond to host immune factor C1q. J Periodont Res 46:134-140.
  2. Bordin S, Flemmig TF, Verardi S. 2009. Role of fibroblast populations in peri-implantitis. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 24:187-192.
  3. Bordin S, Narayanan AS, Robertson PB. 2008. Roy C Page: Leader in Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Research in Periodontology. J Dent Res 87:293-5.
  4. Verardi S, Bordin S. 2008. Management of Periodontal Inflammation JPH 2:1-3