Alex J Delgado

Alex J Delgado, DDS, MS

Director Of Continuing Dental Education & Clinical Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-8284
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About Alex J Delgado

Alex J. Delgado received his DDS degree from Universidad Santa María, Caracas, Venezuela in 2001. From 2001 through 2010, Dr. Delgado worked in a private practice and clinical settings in Venezuela and North Carolina. In 2011, he joined the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill where he earned his Master’s in Operative Dentistry and a Clinical Certificate in Advanced Operative Dentistry. Dr. Delgado joined the University of Florida in 2014, as a Clinical Associate Professor and now serves as Director of the Dental Continue Education. He is the past Division Director of Operative Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences. Dr. Delgado is the Clinic Director for the Equal Access Clinic Network.

Dr. Delgado is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, The Academy of General Dentistry and the International Association for Dental Research. He served as a manuscript reviewer for six peer-reviewed dental journals and also serves as part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care. In 2016, he was presented with The Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award from the American Prosthodontic Society and was awarded as Teacher of the Year 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 of the University of Florida. Dr. Delgado has also received the Sustained Exemplary Teaching Award for 2016-2017. In 2019 he was the recipient of the Rising Start Faculty award from the Academy of Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Delgado is involved in patient care devoted to prevention, restorative dentistry, and esthetics. He has actively maintained himself in research, particularly in the area of dental erosion, biomaterials, and educational research. He has mentored graduate and undergrad students in different research projects. He is the course director of many operative courses and served as the faculty advisor for the DMD class of 2018. Dr. Delgado is the director of many graduate courses for the Masters of Operative and Esthetic Dentistry. He is also the Editor-in-chief of the Operative Bond. Dr. Delgado is a member of the National Practice-Based Research Network and he is a part of the communication and dissemination subcommittee of the network. Dr. Delgado also belongs to the Dental Material section for the IADR/AADR and was recently appointed to part of the constitution committee of the IADR/AADR.


Fellow of the Leadership Academy
2020 · ADEA
Rising Start Faculty Award
2019 · Academy of Operative Dentistry
Teacher of the Year
2018-2019 · University of Florida-College of Dentistry
Elected as member of OKU
2018 · Omicron Kappa Upsilon
Sustained Exemplary Teaching Award
2016-2017 · University of Florida-College of Dentistry
Teacher of the Year
2015-2016 · University of Florida-College of Dentistry
Dr. Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Award
2015 · The Journal of Prosthodontic Society and the American Prosthodontic Society

Research Profile

Dr. Delgado has a vast of different research in the area of dental materials such as dental ceramics, dental cements, impression materials, light curing, finishing and polishing restorations. He also has dedicated a great deal to research in dental erosion. Dr. Delgado also enjoy conducting educational research. He served as Ad-hoc reviewer for 5 peer scientific review journals and is the associate editor for another journal. He has mentored many undergrad and graduate students through different type of research.


Erosive assessment of dry mouth lozenges and tablets on enamel and dentin.
Journal of dentistry. 105 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jdent.2020.103496. [PMID] 33310065.
Overcoming the emerging challenges in faculty calibration in times of COVID-19 pandemic.
Journal of dental education. [DOI] 10.1002/jdd.12516. [PMID] 33314037.
Should dentistry be a specialty of medicine? Two viewpoints.
Journal of dental education. 84(9):1003-1010 [DOI] 10.1002/jdd.12184. [PMID] 32458423.
Spanish in Dentistry online classroom: A new teaching strategy in challenging times.
Journal of dental education. [DOI] 10.1002/jdd.12380. [PMID] 32786010.
Time-lasting ceramic stains and glaze: A toothbrush simulation study.
Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry : official publication of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry … [et al.]. 32(6):581-585 [DOI] 10.1111/jerd.12590. [PMID] 32352643.
Virtual caries management competency.
Journal of dental education. [DOI] 10.1002/jdd.12329. [PMID] 32666518.
Effect of time on tooth dehydration and rehydration.
Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry : official publication of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry … [et al.]. 31(2):118-123 [DOI] 10.1111/jerd.12461. [PMID] 30801926.
The Use of Different Photoinitiator Systems in Photopolymerizing Resin Cements Through Ceramic Veneers.
Operative dentistry. 44(4):396-404 [DOI] 10.2341/17-263-L. [PMID] 30517069.
Potential erosive effect of mouthrinses on enamel and dentin.
General dentistry. 66(3):75-79 [PMID] 29714705.
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Acidic oral moisturizers with pH below 6.7 may be harmful to teeth depending on formulation: a short report.
Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dentistry. 9:81-83 [DOI] 10.2147/CCIDE.S140254. [PMID] 28814900.
The quality of fixed prosthodontic impressions: An assessment of crown and bridge impressions received at commercial laboratories.
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 148(9):654-660 [DOI] 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.04.038. [PMID] 28601188.
Abfraction lesions: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dentistry. 8:79-87 [DOI] 10.2147/CCIDE.S63465. [PMID] 27217799.
pH and Erosive Potential of Commonly Used Oral Moisturizers.
Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists. 25(1):39-43 [DOI] 10.1111/jopr.12324. [PMID] 26216576.
Are All Dentiform Teeth with Simulated Caries the Same? A Six-Year Retrospective Study in Preclinical Operative Dentistry.
Journal of dental education. 79(11):1330-8 [PMID] 26522639.
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Effect of Finishing Techniques on the Marginal Integrity of Resin-Based Composite and Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Restoration.
Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry : official publication of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry … [et al.]. 27(4):184-93 [DOI] 10.1111/jerd.12140. [PMID] 26177046.
Survival rate of lithium disilicate restorations at 4 years: A retrospective study.
The Journal of prosthetic dentistry. 114(3):364-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.prosdent.2015.04.011. [PMID] 26050028.


Clinical Certificate in Operative Dentistry
2014 · University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Masters' of Science in Operative Dentistry
2014 · University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
2001 · Universidad Santa Maria

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
DEN6905 Individual Study
DEN6302C Intro Cli Diag/Trtmnt
DEN7745L Clin Operative Den 2
DEN6407C Preclin Operative 2
DEN8748L Clin Operative Den 5
DEN7016 Prof Care/Prac Man 2
DEN7744L Clin Operative Den 1
DEN8747L Clin Operative Den 4
DEN7961L Clinical Examinaton 1
DEN8960L Clinical Examinatio 2
DEN5502C Cariology Prev Dent
DEN5405C Preclin Oper Bio 1
DEN7746L Clin Operative Den 3
DEN6415C Preclin Fixed Prost 2
DEN8749L Clin Operative Den 6
DEN8290 Special Topics
DEN6408C Preclin Operative 3
DEN5404C Den Anat and Stmtgnthcs
DEN6502 Preventive Dentistry
DEN6508C Essentials of Clinical Practice

Contact Details

(352) 273-8284