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Institute of Dentistry - Barts and The London

Dr Vanessa Sousa, DDS, MJDF RCS Eng, MS, Cert Perio, MA, FHEA, PhD


NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Specialist Registrar in Periodontology

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 7748
Room Number: Office 2, Floor 4, Institute of Dentistry



Dr Sousa Moreno is currently an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Periodontology at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Her research is at the intersection of data synthesis and meta-analysis of oral health outcomes, clinical and translational science, periodontology, implantology, immunology and microbial ecology. She combines theoretical, in vitro, preclinical and clinical research to develop and translate innovative science into patient care.

Furthermore, she takes part in teaching, supervision, and patient engagement activities at Barts and the London. 

Dr Sousa Moreno  completed her DDS, and was awarded her MS and her three-year full-time Certificate of Specialty Training in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.

She completed Fellowships in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry, USA, and at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. She completed a PhD in Periodontology and Oral Microbial Ecology at University College London (UCL), Eastman Dental Institute.

Dr Sousa Moreno has previously undertaken postdoctoral research work at the Forsyth Institute, Harvard University, and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Ecology at UCL, and as a Clinical Research Fellow in Periodontology and Implantology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.


Centre: Centre for Oral Clinical Research

Centre: Centre for Oral Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine




Sousa V, Moaven H, Betancur D, Yogarajah A, Beltrán V, Lara-Pompa N, Nanayakkara L, Donos N. Public involvement in research: Exploring periodontal and peri-implant health and disease in partnership with Perio@RLH Patient Forum members. Br Dent J. 2020 (Accepted publication).
Nibali L, Sousa V, Davrandi M, Spratt D, Alyahya Q, Dopico J, Donos N. Differences in the periodontal microbiome of successfully treated and persistent aggressive periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2020 Aug;47(8):980-990.
Beltrán V, Acuña-Mardones P, Sousa V. In situ endoscopic analysis of bone microstructure and vascularization in the post-explantation cavities from patients diagnosed with advanced peri-implantitis lesions: A preliminary report. J Oral Res. 2020: S1 Proceedings.
Beltrán V, Lazzarini M, Figueroa R, Sousa V, Engelke W. In Situ Endoscopic Analysis of Vascular Supply and Regenerated Alveolar Bone in β-TCP Grafted and Ungrafted Postextraction Sites before Implant Placement: A Prospective Case Control Study. Biomed Res Int. 2019; 2019:2797210.
Sousa V, Nibali L, Spratt D, Dopico J, Mardas N, Petrie A, Donos N. Peri-implant and periodontal microbiome diversity in aggressive periodontitis patients: a pilot study. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2017 May;28(5) 558-570.
Sousa V, Mardas N, Spratt D, Boniface D, Dard M, Donos N. Experimental models for contamination of titanium surfaces and disinfection protocols. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Oct;27(10):1233-1242.
Widodo A, Spratt D, Sousa V, Petrie A, Donos N. An in vitro study on disinfection of titanium surfaces. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Oct;27(10):1227-1232.
Sousa V, Mardas N, Farias B, Petrie A, Needleman I, Spratt D, Donos N. A systematic review of implant outcomes in treated periodontitis patients. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016 Jul;27(7):787-844.
Solis-Soto J, Sousa-Moreno V, Sanchez Najera R, Nakagoshi Cepeda M, Nakagoshi Cepeda S, Meester I. Bone, SPARC and Osteocalcin Production by BMP-2 and TGF-beta. J Dent Res 2012; (Spec Iss 91B): 2906.
Sousa MV, Garza SB, Llamosa CL. Evaluation of clinical outcomes after treatment of Class II furcation involvements with EMD/autogenous bone grafts. Rev Mex Periodontol 2011; 2 (1):17-21.
Solis-Soto J, Sousa-Moreno V.  Expression of Proinflammatory Chemokines as Biocompatibility Markers of Dental Sealers. FASEB Journal. 2009; 23 (1): 651.