About Dr. Carola Carrera
Dr. Carrera received her DDS in 2003 from the University of Talca, Chile. Upon completion of her dental training she became a faculty member at the University of Talca. In 2008 she completed her specialty in Oral rehabilitation. As a faculty member (2003 to 2011) she coordinated and instructed several dental courses and she drove initiatives to improve education. Dr. Carrera also maintained a local dental practice with focus on high caries risk patients and complex clinical cases. In 2016 she obtained her PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Minnesota, USA. Her research focused on secondary caries and the impact of oral biofilms on restoration failure as well as the development of oral biofilm models, mechanical testing, and microcomputer tomography characterization for diverse applications, such as tooth mineral content analysis and dental restoration leakage studies.
Dr. Carrera has over 20 publications including peer-reviewed articles, conference papers and book chapters, together with numerous scientific presentations and lectures. She is an active member of the International Association of Dental Research and the American Academy of Cariology. She currently works at 3M Oral Care as a senior research specialist where she is a product developer of new dental products.