Rocharles Cavalcante Fontenele was born in Jaguaretama, Ceara, Brazil, in 1995. He obtained his dental degree in 2016 at the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. He received his master’s and PhD in Oral Radiology at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in 2018 and 2023, respectively. During his PhD, he was granted a scholarship by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Brazilian government) to collaborate with the OMFS-IMPATH research group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Reinhilde Jacobs, conducting researches primarily focus on Artificial Intelligence-driven segmentation of dental and bone structures on cone-beam computed tomography images.
He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) promotership of Prof. Dr. Reinhilde Jacobs. His researches focus on AI-driven segmentation on CBCT Images, 2D and 3D imaging diagnosis, CBCT image quality, and artefacts in CBCT images.
He published more than 37 articles in important journals of Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine area, such as Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Clinical Oral Investigation, Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, and Clinical Oral Implants Research. Also, he received 32 awards during his post-graduate courses.