FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –Melissa A. Marchesan, DDS, MS, PhD, associate professor of endodontics, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, was recently elected as president of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD) in North America. She will be installed at the organization’s annual meeting in Paris on July 1 and will serve a two-year term.
WFLD is a non-profit organization that focuses on the exchange, advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge related to the use of lasers for application and research in the oral and dental environment.
“I am honored and excited to accept this leadership role in the field of laser dentistry and represent Nova Southeastern University on a global level,” said Marchesan.
Marchesan first became involved in laser research and technology in 1998. She joined NSU in 2010.
“We are proud of Dr. Marchesan for achieving this high level of success and recognition in the field of laser dentistry,” said Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, dean of the NSU College of Dental Medicine.
Marchesan received her PhD in endodontics from University of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry/Endodontics from University of São Paulo, Brazil, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of São Paulo. She completed her specialty in endodontics at Nova Southeastern University.