Dr Hirata is Assistant Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics Department at New York University (NYU), working with research on restorative biomaterials, focusing on composites and adhesives. Also, he keeps private practice in Curitiba, Brazil, working with Esthetic Dentistry. He is the coordinator of several postgraduate programs on Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Brazil, lecturing about Esthetic Restorations in many countries. He finished his DDS at the Federal University of Parana/Brazil in 1995, the MSc in Biomaterials at Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil in 2002, and his PhD in Restorative Dentistry in Rio de Janeiro State University in 2009. He had finished his post-doctorate at NYU in 2012, working with Plasma Treatment of Dentin Surfaces. Dr Hirata has published papers in Journals, more than ten chapters, and two textbooks. His first textbook was “TIPS in esthetic dentistry,” launched in 2011, translated into 3 languages. His second book was named “SHORTCUTS in Esthetic Dentistry,” published by Quintessence, translated into 3 languages.
In 2021 Dr Hirata will be launching his new book “RECIPES for composite restorations” in English with Quintessence Publishing.