Appointments, Faculty and Staff

Schlichting Appointed Associate Professor of Operative Dentistry 

Effective August 17, Luís Henrique Schlichting, DDS, MS, PhD, began his appointment as associate professor of operative dentistry in the Division of Comprehensive Oral Health.  

“I feel blessed for the opportunity of joining such a renowned school and reconnecting with old friends,” said Schlichting. “I am thrilled to share with faculty, students and residents of the Adams School of Dentistry what I have learned during all these years of research and clinical experience and also learn from them.” 

As associate professor, Schlichting’s responsibilities include teaching, covering predoctoral clinics and seeing Carolina Dentistry patients. His research interests focus on the development of new ultraconservative restorative designs based on the biomimetic approach and digital dentistry.  

Schlichting was born and raised in Florianópolis, south Brazil where he obtained his DDS, specialty certificate, MS and PhD degree in Operative Dentistry from the Federal University of Santa Catarina and his BBA from the Santa Catarina State University. 

After practicing for a few years in the Brazilian Army Medical Corps as a dental officer and for 14 years in his private practice, he started his academic career. Prior to joining the faculty at the Adams School of Dentistry, he waas a visiting research associate at the University of Southern California. He has also held academic appointments at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Nova Southeastern University, and most recently, has spent the last five years at East Carolina University (ECU) 

“Dr. Schlichting brings many years of experience both in private practice and academics, and will help expand our digital dentistry capabilities,” said Division of Comprehensive Oral Health chair, Cristiano Susin, DDS, MSD, PhD. “We are pleased to welcome him to the team, and we know he will be a great resource to our predoctoral students and residents.” 

He has authored more than 16 clinical and research articles on esthetic and adhesive dentistry, and has co-authored, “Routes for Excellence in Restorative Dentistry: Mastery for Beginners and Experts,” among others. He has lectured in Brazil, Europe and the United States.  

He is the recipient of grants from the Foundation for Research Support in the State of Rio de Janeiro. He was recognized with the ECU School of Dental Medicine’s Outstanding Faculty Award from the Class of 2017, and with the 2018 Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award in the clinical report category from The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.