Dr. Dyani Gaudilliere is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Dental Surgery, Hospital Dentistry, Dental Oncology, and Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery. As a hospital dentist she specializes in the surgical treatment of infection and trauma to the teeth and supporting alveolar bone. She also performs medically necessary dental extractions in the context of larger medical conditions, such as cardiac disease, joint replacement, or organ transplantation. As a dental oncologist, she specializes in surgical dental treatment prior to, during, and following radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Clinical Focus

  • Dentistry
  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Dental Surgery
  • Dental Oncology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief of Dentistry, Stanford Healthcare (2014 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Residency:University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2010) CA
  • MPH, University of California Berkeley, Interdisciplinary Public Health (2012)
  • Dental Education:Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2009) MA


All Publications

  • Mapping the Fetomaternal Peripheral Immune System at Term Pregnancy. Journal of immunology Fragiadakis, G. K., Baca, Q. J., Gherardini, P. F., Ganio, E. A., Gaudilliere, D. K., Tingle, M., Lancero, H. L., McNeil, L. S., Spitzer, M. H., Wong, R. J., Shaw, G. M., Darmstadt, G. L., Sylvester, K. G., Winn, V. D., Carvalho, B., Lewis, D. B., Stevenson, D. K., Nolan, G. P., Aghaeepour, N., Angst, M. S., Gaudilliere, B. L. 2016


    Preterm labor and infections are the leading causes of neonatal deaths worldwide. During pregnancy, immunological cross talk between the mother and her fetus is critical for the maintenance of pregnancy and the delivery of an immunocompetent neonate. A precise understanding of healthy fetomaternal immunity is the important first step to identifying dysregulated immune mechanisms driving adverse maternal or neonatal outcomes. This study combined single-cell mass cytometry of paired peripheral and umbilical cord blood samples from mothers and their neonates with a graphical approach developed for the visualization of high-dimensional data to provide a high-resolution reference map of the cellular composition and functional organization of the healthy fetal and maternal immune systems at birth. The approach enabled mapping of known phenotypical and functional characteristics of fetal immunity (including the functional hyperresponsiveness of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells and the global blunting of innate immune responses). It also allowed discovery of new properties that distinguish the fetal and maternal immune systems. For example, examination of paired samples revealed differences in endogenous signaling tone that are unique to a mother and her offspring, including increased ERK1/2, MAPK-activated protein kinase 2, rpS6, and CREB phosphorylation in fetal Tbet(+)CD4(+) T cells, CD8(+) T cells, B cells, and CD56(lo)CD16(+) NK cells and decreased ERK1/2, MAPK-activated protein kinase 2, and STAT1 phosphorylation in fetal intermediate and nonclassical monocytes. This highly interactive functional map of healthy fetomaternal immunity builds the core reference for a growing data repository that will allow inferring deviations from normal associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.

    View details for PubMedID 27793998

  • Gender disparities in scholarly productivity of US academic surgeons JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH Mueller, C. M., Gaudilliere, D. K., Kin, C., Menorca, R., Girod, S. 2016; 203 (1): 28-33


    Female surgeons have faced significant challenges to promotion over the past decades, with attrition rates supporting a lack of improvement in women's position in academia. We examine gender disparities in research productivity, as measured by the number of citations, publications, and h-indices, across six decades.The online profiles of full-time faculty members of surgery departments of three academic centers were reviewed. Faculty members were grouped into six cohorts by decade, based on year of graduation from medical school. Differences between men and women across cohorts as well as by academic rank were examined.The profiles of 978 surgeons (234 women and 744 men) were reviewed. The number of female faculty members in the institutions increased significantly over time, reaching the current percentage of 35.3%. Significant differences in number of articles published were noted at the assistant and full but not at the associate, professor level. Women at these ranks had fewer publications than men. Gender differences were also found in all age cohorts except among the most recent who graduated in the 2000s. The impact of publications, as measured by h-index and number of citations, was not consistently significantly different between the genders at any age or rank.We identified a consistent gender disparity in the number of publications for female faculty members across a 60-year span. Although the youngest cohort, those who graduated in the 2000s, appeared to avoid the gender divide, our data indicate that overall women still struggle with productivity in the academic arena.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jss.2016.03.060

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    View details for PubMedID 27338531

  • Haptic feedback improves surgeons' user experience and fracture reduction in facial trauma simulation. Journal of rehabilitation research and development Girod, S., Schvartzman, S. C., Gaudilliere, D., Salisbury, K., Silva, R. 2016; 53 (5): 561–70


    Computer-assisted surgical (CAS) planning tools are available for craniofacial surgery, but are usually based on computer-aided design (CAD) tools that lack the ability to detect the collision of virtual objects (i.e., fractured bone segments). We developed a CAS system featuring a sense of touch (haptic) that enables surgeons to physically interact with individual, patient-specific anatomy and immerse in a three-dimensional virtual environment. In this study, we evaluated initial user experience with our novel system compared to an existing CAD system. Ten surgery resident trainees received a brief verbal introduction to both the haptic and CAD systems. Users simulated mandibular fracture reduction in three clinical cases within a 15 min time limit for each system and completed a questionnaire to assess their subjective experience. We compared standard landmarks and linear and angular measurements between the simulated results and the actual surgical outcome and found that haptic simulation results were not significantly different from actual postoperative outcomes. In contrast, CAD results significantly differed from both the haptic simulation and actual postoperative results. In addition to enabling a more accurate fracture repair, the haptic system provided a better user experience than the CAD system in terms of intuitiveness and self-reported quality of repair.

    View details for DOI 10.1682/JRRD.2015.03.0043

    View details for PubMedID 27898160

  • Caries Management By Risk Assessment in a Cleft and Craniofacial Center JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY Gaudilliere, D., Thakur, Y., Ku, M., Kaur, A., Shrestha, P., Girod, S. C. 2014; 25 (6): E529-E536
  • Computer-Aided Trauma Simulation System With Haptic Feedback Is Easy and Fast for Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeons to Learn and Use JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Schvartzman, S. C., Silva, R., Salisbury, K., Gaudilliere, D., Girod, S. 2014; 72 (10): 1984-1993
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Psychological Distress in Orthognathic Surgery Patients JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Collins, B., Gonzalez, D., Gaudilliere, D. K., Shrestha, P., Girod, S. 2014; 72 (8): 1553-1558


    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a distressing condition involving preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated deformity. The purpose of our study was to investigate the presence of BDD and its comorbidity with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery (OS).The present prospective study included 99 patients from the outpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at Stanford University who requested OS. The incidence of BDD, depression, anxiety, and OCD was assessed preoperatively using validated self-report measures. To determine the prevalence of Axis I psychological symptoms among patients, the descriptive and bivariate statistics were computed. P < .05 was considered significant.In our sample, 13 patients (13%) screened positive for BDD. We did not find any significant correlations between the presence of BDD and gender, race, age, or marital status. Depressive symptoms were reported by 42% of the patients, OCD symptoms by 29%, and mild, moderate, and severe anxiety by 14%, 5%, and 4%, respectively. Using Spearman correlations, we found significant correlations between BDD and anxiety, depression, and OCD (P < .01).The results of the present study suggest that the rates of BDD, depression, anxiety, and OCD are high in patients undergoing OS. Furthermore, we found a strong correlation between BDD and anxiety, OCD, and depression in these patients. Future studies are necessary to determine the postoperative changes in these psychological disorders and whether these changes are affected by having positive BDD screening results at baseline.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.joms.2014.01.011

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