Francisca Velasquez Cerda

Francisca Velasquez Cerda


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PhD Candidate in Dental and Health Sciences Research MPhil/PhD

Research interests

Dr. Francisca Velásquez is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Dental and Health Sciences at King's College London, focusing her research on the visual and social perception towards individuals with visible facial differences. Her work seeks to foster greater understanding and empathy in society while enhancing the well-being of those affected by these differences. Furthermore, Dr. Velásquez is a proponent of innovation and the use of new technologies in dental education, in order to revolutionize the training of dental professionals through cutting-edge advancements in technology, leading to more effective patient care.
With her unique blend of expertise in dental care, maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation, and her holistic perspective of the dental profession, Dr. Francisca Velásquez is making significant contributions to the field, advocating for compassion and understanding in healthcare. She holds a DDS and a MSc in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Technology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Technology, Master of Science, Dimensional accuracy and reproducibility of three different methods of 3D printing using a known size object, King's College London (KCL)

24 Sept 201825 Sept 2020

Award Date: 1 Nov 2020

Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Epidemiological Patterns of Traumatic Dental Injuries (GES Disease) in Adult Patients Treated at a Chilean National Trauma Center during 2 Periods, University of Chile

5 Mar 200722 Oct 2013

Award Date: 22 Oct 2013


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