Mario Brondani

Dr. Mario Brondani

Dr. Mario Brondani holds a dental degree from Faculty of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (Porto Alegre, Brazil); a Master's of Science in Biomedical Gerontology from the Institute of Geriatrics and Gerontology -IGG, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (Porto Alegre, Brazil); a PhD in Dental Sciences from UBC Faculty of Dentistry, and MPH from the UBC School of Population and Public Health. He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia, an Equity and Inclusion UBC scholar, and the past President of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry.

His areas of research intersect, from dental education to access to care, from dental public health to geriatric dentistry. He is particularly interested on the experiences of stigma, discrimination and oppression by underserved members of the Canadian society. He is part of a number of the Canadian Tri-Council funded grants as co-investigator, one being a multimillion dollar SSHRC study led by the University of Ottawa to exam the gendered nature of mental health issues, leaves of absence and return-to-work experiences from a comparative perspective involving the practice of dentistry and other disciplines. He is also the principal investigator of a UBC-based study to explore gender and sexual orientation within undergraduate dental education.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Dentistry
Department: Oral Health Sciences
Position: Associate Professor; Chair, Division of Dental Public Health

Recent Publications

Feng I, Lynn K, Brondani MA, Donnelly. Evaluating Point-of-Care HIV Screening in Dental Hygiene Education Settings: Patient, Faculty, and Student Perspectives. Journal of Dental Education 2018; 82 (8): 819-827.

Mago A, Brondani M, MacEntee M, Frankish J. The angry voices of Homeless Adults in Vancouver’s downtown east-side. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2018; 46: 225–230.

Lima GT, Brondani M, Silva A, Carmo CD, Silva R, Ribeiro CC. Serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines are high in early childhood caries.

Cytokine, 2018: S1043-4666(18); 30229-1 Marchini L, Ronald E, Xi Chen, Kossioni A, Tan H, Sayaka T, Zazunori I, Dosumu E, Fadekemi O, Akeredolu P, Butali A, Donnelly L, Brondani M, Fritzsch B, Adeola H. The state of art in geriatric dentistry worldwide.

Special Care in Dentistry 2018, 38(3):123-132. Brondani MA, Siqueira A. A critical review on the protocols for conventional microwave oven use for denture disinfection.

Community Dental Health 2018, 35, 228-234. Jessani A, Brondani M. Predisposing and enabling factors for service utilization among HIV individuals. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2018;84:i9.

Mago A, Frankish J, MacEntee M, Brondani M. A pathway to oral healthcare utilization for homeless people. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2018; 84: i10.

Goulart M, de Marchi RJ, Padilha DMP, Brondani MA, MacEntee MI. Beliefs about managing dental problems among older people and dental professionals in Southern Brazil. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2019;47(2):171-176.

Jessani A, Nicolau B, Donnelly L, Phillips C, Brondani M. Dental care utilization: patterns and predictors in persons living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2019; 79(2): 124-136.

Brondani M, Wallace B, Donnelly L. Dental insurance and treatment patterns – implications to oral health outcomes. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2019; 85: j10.

Maroneze MC, Ardenghi DM, Brondani M, Unfer B, Ardenghi TM. Dental Treatment Improves the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life of Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Approach. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2019; 29(6):765-774.