Dr. Marchini joined the College of Dentistry in 2013. Prior to coming to Iowa, Dr. Marchini taught for 14 years as an assistant professor at Brazilian Universities for both undergraduate and graduate students. He taught prosthodontics, geriatric dentistry, and occlusion. Dr. Marchini also practiced dentistry in his private dental office located in Sao Jose dos Campos-Brazil.
At the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Dr. Marchini teaches pre-doctoral students in the geriatrics and special needs program and treats patients in the faculty general practice.
Dr. Marchini acts as a general practitioner since graduating in 1996 with an emphasis in prosthodontics and geriatric dentistry.
Dr. Marchini's current research focus includes geriatric dental and general health epidemiology, and satisfaction of prosthodontic patients. Dr. Marchini is also interested on researching about the best way to teach dentistry, with particular interest to geriatric dentistry teaching.
Rucker R, Barlow PB, Hartshorn J, Kaufman L, Smith B, Kossioni A, Marchini L. Development and preliminary validation of an ageism scale for dental students. Spec Care Dentist. 2018 Jan;38(1):31-35. doi: 10.1111/scd.12259. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 29314164.
Marchini L, Hartshorn JE, Cowen H, Dawson DV, Johnsen DC. A Teaching Tool for Establishing Risk of Oral Health Deterioration in Elderly Patients: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation at a U.S. Dental School. J Dent Educ. 2017 Nov;81(11):1283-1290. doi: 10.21815/JDE.017.086. PubMed PMID: 29093141.
Kelly MC, Caplan DJ, Bern-Klug M, Cowen HJ, Cunningham-Ford MA, Marchini L, Momany ET. Preventive dental care among Medicaid-enrolled senior adults: from community to nursing facility residence. J Public Health Dent. 2017 Sep 8. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12247. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28884829.
Marshall TA, Marchini L, Cowen H, Hartshorn JE, Holloway JA, Straub-Morarend CL, Gratton D, Solow CM, Colangelo N, Johnsen DC. Critical Thinking Theory to Practice: Using the Expert's Thought Process as Guide for Learning and Assessment. J Dent Educ. 2017 Aug;81(8):978-985. doi: 10.21815/JDE.017.045. PubMed PMID: 28765442.
McCunniff M, Liu W, Dawson D, Marchini L. Patients' esthetic expectations and satisfaction with complete dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 2017 Jan 31. pii: S0022-3913(16)30579-0. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.10.015.
Marshall TA, Straub-Morarend CL, Guzman-Armstrong S, McKernan SC, Marchini L, Handoo NQ, Cunningham MA. An approach on defining competency in evidence-based dentistry. Eur J Dent Educ. 2017 Mar 6. doi: 10.1111/eje.12267.
Marchini L, Montenegro FLB, Ettinger R. Gerodontology as a dental specialty in Brazil: what has been accomplished after 15 years? Brazilian Dental Science 2016;19(2):10-17.
Lodi KB, Marchini AMPS, Santo AME, Rode SM, Marchini L, Rocha RF. The influence of alcohol consumption in conjunction with sex hormone deficiency on Ca/P ratio in rats. International Journal of Endocrinology 2016; Article ID 3797139, 9 pages. DOI: 10.1155/2016/3797139.
Mengatto CM, Marchini L, Bernardes LAS, Gomes SC, Silva AM, Rizzatti-Barbosa CM. Partial denture metal framework may harbor potentially pathogenic bacteria. Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics 2015;7:268-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.4047/jap.2015.7.6.468.
Cunha MC, Santos JFF, Santos MBF, Marchini L. Patients' expectations before and satisfaction after full-arch fixed implant-prosthesis rehabilitation. Journal of Oral Implantology 2015;XLI(3):235-239. DOI:10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-12-00134.
Deco CP, Marchini AMPS, Marchini L, Rocha RF. Extended periods of alcohol intake negatively affects osseointegration in rats. Journal of Oral Implantology 2015, XLI:e44-e49. DOI: 10.1563/AAID-JOI-D-13-00111.
Santos BFO, Santos MBF, Santos JFF, Marchini L. Patients' evaluation of complete denture therapy and their association with related variables: a pilot study. Journal of Prosthodontics 2015. Online. DOI 10.1111/jopr.12286.
Salgado MCM, Marchini AMPS, Tera TM, Rocha RF, Marchini L. Effects of estrogen deficiency combined with chronic alcohol consumption on rat mandibular condyle. Brazilian Journal of Oral Science 2015;14(1):16-22.
Ferreira NMR, Santos JFF, Santos MBF, Marchini L. Sleep bruxism associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children. Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice 2014 (online). DOI 10.1179/2151090314Y.0000000025.
Silva PVC, Santos MBF, Marchini L. Alcohol and medication use among elderly community-dwelling Brazilians. International Journal of Gerontology. 2014 (online). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ige.2013.08.009.
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Dr. Marchini has worked as a referee for several journals, including Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Oral Implantology, Gerontology, and Patient Preference and Adherence. He has refereed grants for Brazilian research agencies. Dr. Marchini is currently a member of the Journal of Prosthodontics Editorial Review Board
He is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association and the European College of Gerondontology. Dr. Marchini is former chair of the American Dental Education Association’s Gerontology and Geriatric Section (2016-2017), and former councillor of the European College of Gerodontology (2014-2017).