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Isamar Rivera-Ramos, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Isamar Rivera-Ramos, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Dentistry , Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH)

UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
Accepting New Patients


Appointment (585) 275-5051


Eastman Dental - Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 4th Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

University Dental Faculty Group - Rochester

Clinton Crossings, Building H
2400 South Clinton Avenue, Suites 125 & 220
Rochester, NY 14618

About Me


English, Spanish

Certified Specialties

Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry - American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry - Department of Dentistry (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Resident, Eastman Dental Center. 2014 - 2016

Internship, Dentistry, General Practice, Eastman Dental Center. 2013 - 2014


PHD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 2015

DMD | University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry. Dentistry. 2009


2010 Michael J. Buonacore Award.


Journal Articles

Inactivation of the spxA1 or spxA2 gene of Streptococcus mutans decreases virulence in the rat caries model.

Galvão LC, Rosalen PL, Rivera-Ramos I, Franco GC, Kajfasz JK, Abranches J, Bueno-Silva B, Koo H, Lemos JA

Molecular oral microbiology.. 2017 April 32 (2):142-153. Epub 05/16/2016.

Transcription of Oxidative Stress Genes Is Directly Activated by SpxA1 and, to a Lesser Extent, by SpxA2 in Streptococcus mutans.

Kajfasz JK, Rivera-Ramos I, Scott-Anne K, Gregoire S, Abranches J, Lemos JA

Journal of bacteriology.. 2015 July 197 (13):2160-2170. Epub 04/20/2015.

Streptococcus mutans NADH oxidase lies at the intersection of overlapping regulons controlled by oxygen and NAD+ levels.

Baker JL, Derr AM, Karuppaiah K, MacGilvray ME, Kajfasz JK, Faustoferri RC, Rivera-Ramos I, Bitoun JP, Lemos JA, Wen ZT, Quivey RG

Journal of bacteriology.. 2014 June 196 (12):2166-77. Epub 03/28/2014.

Two Spx proteins modulate stress tolerance, survival, and virulence in Streptococcus mutans.

Kajfasz JK, Rivera-Ramos I, Abranches J, Martinez AR, Rosalen PL, Derr AM, Quivey RG, Lemos JA

Journal of bacteriology.. 2010 May 192 (10):2546-56. Epub 03/16/2010.

Role of Clp proteins in expression of virulence properties of Streptococcus mutans.

Kajfasz JK, Martinez AR, Rivera-Ramos I, Abranches J, Koo H, Quivey RG, Lemos JA

Journal of bacteriology.. 2009 April 191 (7):2060-8. Epub 01/30/2009.