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Marco Aurelio de Anselmo Peres



Marco A Peres is a dentist with a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and University College London, UK. In 2012, he was appointed as Professor of Population Oral Health and Director of the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Australia, after almost 20 years at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. In 2018, he took a position as Professor of Dental and Oral Health Research, Menzies Health Institute Queensland and School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Australia. Currently, he is a Senior Principal Investigator at the National Dental Research Institute Singapore, National Dental Centre Singapore and Director and Professor of Academic Clinical Programme (ACP) Oral Health, Health Services and Systems Research Programme (HSSR), Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

Marco has led (CIA) a NHRMC partnership project grant to conduct the National Study of Adult Oral Health 2017-28 (NSAOH), a nationwide cross sectional with a longitudinal component.  

In the past ten years, Marco has given oral presentations at 45 conferences in Australia, Brazil, USA, UK, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Canada, Uruguay, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand.

Marco has supervised 40 postgraduate students, authored three books, fifteen book chapters and more than 250 peer-reviewed papers. His work has received more than 15,000 citations, an H index of 73.


  • Founding member of the International Centre for Oral Health Inequalities Research and Policy (ICOHIRP) based in University College London, United Kingdom
  • Brazilian Commission of Social Determinants of Health
  • The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Collaboration
  • the deputy chair of the Expert Working Group for Fluoride of the Australian and New Zealand Nutrient Reference Values for Fluoride
  • The Oral Health Expert Group of the Australian Burden of Diseases 2011 Study, ADA Australian Oral Health Tracker
  • The Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health (2019-2022).

Major Accomplishments

  • A paper published in 2016 in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12249) cited Marco as the seventh most productive researcher in Public Health Dentistry in the world in the last half-century.
  • Marco has been cited among the top 2% of scientists in the world (September 2020;"
  • Recipent of the 2017 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award for Global Oral Health Research. Currently
  • Marco is the Vice-president of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network (GOHIRN).

His research areas of interest include health services research, data linkage, oral health surveillance, the assessment of the effectiveness of programes, and polices to reduce oral diseases, use of fluorides, inequalities in oral health, life course epidemiology and the relationship between oral health and general health.

  1. Peres MA, Mcpherson LM, Weyant RJ , Mathur M, Venturelli R, Listl S, Celeste RK, Guarnizo-Herreno GC, Kearns C, Benzian H, Alisson P, Watt RG. Oral diseases: a global public health challenge. Lancet. 2019; 394:249-260.
  2. Watt RG, Daly B, Alisson P, Mcpherson LM, Venturelli R, Listl S, Weyant RJ, Mathur M, Guarnizo-Herreno CG, Kearns C, Celeste RK, Peres MA, Benzian H. Ending the neglect of global oral health: time for radical action. Lancet. 2019; 394:261-272.
  3. Peres MA, Ju X, Mittinty M, Spencer AJ, Do LG.Modifiable Factors Explain Socioeconomic Inequalities in Children?s Dental Caries. Journal of Dental Research. 2019; 98:1211-1218.
  4. Leite FR, Peres KG, Do LG, Demarco FF, Peres MA. Prediction of Periodontitis Occurrence: Influence of the Classification, Sociodemographic and General Health Information. Journal of Periodontolology. 2017; 88:731-743.
  5. Peres KG, Nascimento GG, Peres MA, Mittinty MN, Demarco FF, Santos IS, Matijasevich A, Barros AJ. Impact of prolonged breatfeeding on dental caries: a population-based birth cohort study. Pediatrics. 2017; 140(1):e20162953.
  6. Nascimento GG, Peres MA, Mittinty MN, Peres KG, Do LG, Horta BL, Gigante DP, Corrêa MB, Demarco FF. Diet-Induced Overweight and Obesity and Periodontitis Risk: An Application of the Parametric G-Formula in the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017;185:442-451
  7. Peres MA, Sheiham A, Liu P, Demarco FF, Silva AE, Assunção MC, Menezes AM, Barros FC, Peres KG. Sugar Consumption and Changes in Dental Caries from Childhood to Adolescence. Journal of Dental Research. 2016; 95(4):388-94.
  8. Tan H, Peres KG, Peres MA. Do people with shortened dental arches have worse oral health-related quality of life than those with more natural teeth? Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2015; 43:33-46.
  9. Kramer PF, Feldens CA, Helena Ferreira S, Bervian J, Rodrigues PH, Peres MA. Exploring the impact of dental diseases and disorders on quality of life of preschool children.Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2013; 41:327-35.
  10. Peres MA, Latorre MRDO, Sheiham A, Peres KG, Barros FC, Hernandez PG, Maas AMN, Romano AR, Victora CG. Social and biological early life influences on severity dental caries in children aged 6. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2005; 33(1): 53-63

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