Grace Viana, Biostatistician
(312) 996-1810
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina Street
  • Grace
  • Viana
  • BSc, MSc
  • Educational Program Evaluation Coordinator

Biographic Summary

Grace Viana is a statistician with a BSc (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, 1977) and MSc (Federal University - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1983) in Statistics. She worked as statistician for over a decade at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. 
She continues her work as statistician at UIC in 2000. 

Scholarly Interests

Statistical analysis of clinical multidisciplinary and behavioral science studies related to orthodontics and dentistry in general. 


  1. Oliveira N, Da Silveira A, Kusnoto B, Viana G. Three-Dimensional assessment of morphological changes of the maxilla-a comparison of two kinds of palatal expanders. Am J   Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2004;126:354-362.
  2. Evans CA, Viana G, Anderson NK, Giddon DB. Tolerance of the deviation in eye and mouth position. Orthod Craniofacial Res 2005;8:75-84.  
  3. Mejia M, Evans CA, Viana G, Anderson NK, Giddon DB. Preferences for facial profiles between mexican american and caucasians. Angle Orthod 2005;75:953-958. 
  4. McKoy J, Evans CA, Viana G, Anderson NK, Giddon DB. Facial profiles preferences of black woman before and after orthodontic treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2006;129:17-23.
  5. Park Y, Evans CA, Viana G, Anderson NK, Giddon DB. Profile preferences of korean american orthodontic patients and orthodontists. World J Orthod 2006;7:286-292.  
  6. Yeh C, Kusnoto B, Viana G, Evans CA, Drummond J. In-vitro evaluation of frictional resistance between brackets with passive-ligations designs. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2007;131:704.e11-704.e22.
  7. King K, Evans CA, BeGole E, Viana G, Obrez A. Preferences for vertical position of the mxillary lateral incisors. World J Orthod 2008;9:147-154. 
  8. Kravitz ND, Kusnoto B, Agran B, Viana G. Influence of attachments and interproximal reduction on the accuracy of canine rotation with invisalign- A prospective clinical study. Angle Orthod 2008;78:682-687.
  9. De Fellipe N, Da Silveira A, Viana G, Kusnoto B, Smith B, Evans CA. Relationship between rapid maxillary expansion and nasal cavity size and airway resistance: Short and long term effects. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2008;134:370-382.
  10. Al Sanea RA, Kusnoto B, Evans CA, Viana G, Viana M. Three dimensional soft tissue changes following orthodontic treatment: A morphometric reference to soft tissue changes occurring in the face of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Rasha Al-Sanea. Paperback, 116 pages. ISBN 978-3-639-18328-3, Publisher:VDM Verlag Dr. Müller e.K.(6 Aug 2009).
  11. De Felippe N, Bhushan N, Da Silveira A, Viana G, Smith B. Long-term effects of orthodontic therapy on the maxillary dental arch and nasal cavity. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2009; 136:490.e1-490.e8. 
  12. Castellean C, Pereira P, Viana G, Chen S, Pauli G, Bedran–Russo A. Solubility study of phytochemical cross-linking agents on dentin stiffness. J Dent 2010;1532:1-6.
  13. De Felippe N, Da Silveira A,Viana G, Smith B. Influence of palatal expanders on oral comfort, speech, and mastication. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2010;137:48-53. 
  14. Simanca E, Morris D, Zhao L, Reisberg D, Viana G. Measuring progressive soft tissue change with nasoalveolar molding using a three dimensional system: a pilot study. J Craniofac Surg    2011;22:1622-25.
  15. Al-Twaijri S, Viana G, Bedran-Russo A. Prophylaxis pastes containing active ingredients effect on the enamel-bracket bond strength of etch-and-rinse and self-etching systems. Angle Orthod 2011;83:788-93.
  16. Kwong TS, Kusnoto B, Viana G, Evans CA, Watanabe K. The effectiveness of Oraqix versus TAC(a) for placement of orthodontic temporary anchorage devices. Angle Orthod 2011;81:7549. 
  17. Hurley RK, Drumond JL, Viana G, Galang MT. The effects of environment and cyclic fatigue on the mechanical properties of an indirect composite. J Dent 2012;40:787-792.
  18. Bedran-Russo A, Pashley D, Karol S, Viana G. Site specific properties of carious dentin matrices biomodified with collagen cross-linkers. Am J Dent. 2013;26:244-248.
  19. Mahdavie NN, Manasse RJ, Viana G, Evans CA, Bedran-Russo AB. Enamel scarring by debonding burs: an SEM and profilometric study. J Clin Orthod. 2014:48:14-21.
  20. Dobbs ME, Manasse R, Kusnoto B, Obrez A, Viana G. A comparison of compliance in Medicaid versus non-Medicaid patients. Spec Care Dentist-2014 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/scd.12085.
  21. Washington B, Evans CA, Viana G, Bedran-Russo A, Megremis S. Contemporary esthetic nickel titanium wires: Do they deliver the same forces? Angle Orthod. 2015;85:95-101. 
  22. Dada D, Galang MT, Kusnoto B, Viana G, Obrez A. Treatment effects of Forsus TM fatigue resistant device on class II malocclusion cases: A cephalometric evaluation. Journal of World Federation of Orthodontists. 2015:4:14-17. 
  23. Dragstrem K, Kusnoto B, Galang-Boquiren MT, Viana G, Obrez A, Grubb JE. Accuracy of digital American board of orthodontics discrepancy index. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2015;148:60-6.
  24. Sagun M, Kusnoto B, Galang MT, Viana G, Evans CA. Comparison of computerized cephalometric growth prediction: a study of three methods. J World Fed Orthod. 2015:4:146-15.
  25. Taneva ED, Johnson A, Viana G, Evans CA. 3D evaluation of palatal rugae for human identification using digital study models. J Forensic Dent Sci 2015:7:244-52.
  26. Hodge N, Evans CA, Shahrbanoo F, Viana G, Simmons K. Occlusal characteristics of individuals with growth hormone deficiency, idiopathic short stature and Russell-Silver Syndrome. J Dent Child 2015:82(3):135-40.
  27. Kusnoto B, Kaur P, Salem A, Zhang Z, Pan Y, Evans CA, Viana G, Galang MT, Manasse R, Monahan R, BeGole E, Abood A. Implementation of ultra-low dose CBCT for routine orthodontic diagnostic radiographs: cephalometric landmark identification and image quality assessment. Semin Orthod 2015:21:233–247.
  28. Arboleda-Lopez C, Manasse RJ, Viana G, Bedran-Russo AB, Evans CA. Tooth whitening during orthodontic treatment: a six-month in vitro assessment of effectiveness and stability. Int J Dent Oral Health 2015:1(4). doi http://dx.doi. org/10.16966/2378-7090.120.                          
  29. Sfogliano L, Abood A, Viana G, Kusnoto B. Cephalometric evaluation of postero-anterior projection of reconstructed three-dimensional Cone beam computed tomography, two dimensional conventional radiograph and direct measurements. Journal of World Federation of Orthodontists 2016:5:22-7.
  30. Stevens K, Belavsky ZB, Evans CA, Viana MG, Wu DC. Evaluation of plaque removal efficacy of a novel dye-containing toothpaste: A Clinical Trial. Int J Dentistry Oral Sci. 2016:3(1):185-189.   
  31. Piskai-Conroy C, Galang MT, Obrez A, Viana G, Oppermann N, Sanchez N, Edgren B, Kusnoto B. Assessment of Vertical Changes During Palatal Expansion using Quad Helix or Bonded Rapid Palatal Expander. Angle Orthod. Nov 2016:86(6):925-933.
  32. Drozda A, Evans CA, Viana G, Bedran-Russo A. Demineralization of resin sealed enamel by soft drinks in a clinically relevant pH cycling model.  Am J Dent 2016:29:115-119.
  33. Montasser, M, Viana G, Evans CA. Secular trends in the timing of skeletal maturation as assessed by the cervical vertebrae maturation method. European Journal of Orthodontics 2016:1-6.
  34. Obaisi N, Galang MT, Evans CA, Tsay P, Viana G, Berzins D, Megremis S. Comparison of the transformation temperatures of heat-activated Nickel-Titanium orthodontic archwires by two different techniques. Dental Materials, 2016:32(7):879-888.
  35. Mehta A, Evans A, Viana G, Bedran-Russo A, Galang-Boquiren MT. Bonding of metal orthodontic attachments to sandblasted porcelain and zirconia surfaces. BioMed Research International 2016, Article ID 5762785.
  36. Dobbins-Zervas E, Galang-Boquiren MT, Viana G, Opperman N, Sanchez F, Obrez A, Romero E G, Kusnoto B. Change in the vertical dimension of class II division I patients after use of cervical or high-pull headgear. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 2016;150:771-81.
  37. Aydin B, Saleh-Hassan L, Viana G, Bedran-Russo A. Probing collagen and micro-permeability at Proanthocyanidin treated dentin-resin interface the dentin-resin interface. J Adhes Dent. 2016;18:1-6.
  38. Kim GE, Leme-Kraus AA, Phansalkar R, Viana G, Wu C, Chen S-N, Pauli GF, and Bedran-Russo AK. Effect of bioactive primers on bacterial-induced secondary caries at the tooth-resin interface. J Operative Dentistry 2016.
  39. Montasser, M, Viana G, Evans CA. Racial and sex differences in timing of the cervical vertebrae maturation stages. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop. 2017;151:744-9.
  40. Taneva E, Evans CA, and Viana G. 3D Evaluation of Palatal Rugae in Identical Twins. Hindawi/   Case Reports in Dentistry.
  41. Atsawasuwan P., Paul Lazari, Yinghua Chen, Xiaofeng Zhou, Viana G, Evans C. Secretory microRNA-29 expression in gingival crevicular fluid during orthodontic tooth movement. PLOS  one Published: March 8, 2018
  42. Agarwal M, Wible E, Ramir T, Altun S, Viana G, Evans C, Lukic H, Megremis S, Atsawasuwan P. Long-term effects of seven cleaning methods on light transmittance, surface roughness, and flexural modulus of polyurethane retainer material. Angle Orthod. 2018;88:355-362.