Qualified in Dentistry from University of Ponta Grossa (Brazil) in 2003.
Received Masters Degree in Periodontics in 2011 and Post Graduate Certificate in implantology in 2012 from University of Porto, Portugal.
Is due to receive PhD qualification in Bone Reconstructive and Regenerative Medicine –Dec 2018, University of Radboud (Netherlands)
After qualifying as a dentist in 2003, Winston worked in general practice for a number of years. In 2008, he commenced a three year, full time Post Graduate Masters Degree programme in Periodontal and Implant dentistry under the direction of Dr Manuel Neves at the University of Porto, Portugal. After receiving his Masters degree, he worked in practice limited to Periodontics and Implant dentistry at the clinic of Dr Manuel Fontes de Carvalho, founder of the Portuguese Dental Council, Professor and Prorector at the University of Porto. In 2014 he commenced PhD training at Radboud University, Holland. Radboud University is a world leading institution in the study and development of new bone substitutes and dental implants. Winston has a special interest in the behaviour of different dental implants and bone substitutes in patients with compromising conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis. He is involved, as part of his PhD endeavors, in research to improve quality and timing of osteointegration in such patients.
Memberships: American Academy of Periodontics, European Federation of Periodontics.
A theranostic dental pulp capping agent with improved MRI and CT contrast and biological properties. Journal: Acta Biomaterialia – Impact factor: 6.319 Acta Biomater. 2017 Aug 24. pii: S1742-7061(17)30517-2. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.08.018
Effect of surface alkali-based treatment of titanium implants on ability to promote in-vitro mineralization and in-vivo bone formation. Journal: Acta Biomaterialia – Impact factor: 6. 319
Acta Biomater. 2017 Jul 15;57:511-523. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.05.016
Diabetes mellitus and bone regeneration: a systematic review and meta-analysis of animal studies. Journal: Tissue Engineering Part B – Impact factor: 5.70 Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2017 Feb 10. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEB.2016.0370
Toward intra-operative preparation of cell-based constructs for bone regeneration.
Journal: Bone Research – Impact factor: 9.326 (Submitted)
Bone responses to surface porous titanium bone implants
Journal: Clinical Oral Implant Research – Impact factor: 3.624 (Submitted)
Hybrid alendronate-bioactive glass particles for treatment of osteoporotic bone defects.
Journal: Advanced Functional Materials – Impact factor: 12.12 (Submitted)
Composite Colloidal Gels Made of Bisphosphonate-functionalized Gelatin and Bioactive Glass Particles for Regeneration of Osteoporotic Bone Defects.
Journal: Advanced Functional Materials – Impact factor: 12.12 (Recentlty accepted No. adfm.201703438R1)