Renata Maíra de Souza Leal was born in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, in 1993. She earned her dental degree in 2018 at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (UFPR). In 2020, she obtained her title of Specialist in Endodontics from Bauru Dental School – University of São Paulo (FOB-USP) in Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. Subsequently, in 2021, she obtained her Master’s degree in Dental Clinic in Endodontics at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the same program and university (UFPR).

Currently, Renata is involved in the OMFS-IMPATH research group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Leuven, Belgium, under the supervision of Professor Reinhilde Jacobs. Her research focuses on diagnosis and endodontic treatment planning by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and root fracture diagnosis in cone beam CT.