Alessandro L Cavalcanti is a Professor of Dental Public Health, and Chair of the Post Graduate Program in Public Health at the State University of Paraiba (UEPB) and Editor in Chief of a Brazilian Dental Journal. He earned his dental degree from the Federal University of Paraiba, a master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Sao Paulo, a doctor in Stomatology at Federal University of Paraiba, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry at Federal University of Minas Gerais.
At the moment (March 2014 to February 2017) is Researcher Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and member of the board of the Brazilian Society of Paediatric Dentistry and Brazilian Dental Association. His areas of research are Oral Epidemiology in Children; Violence and Public Health. He has written two books, and has published over 140 articles in many journals.