Dr. Oliveira's expertise is a clinician educator. Her primary responsibility is group leader to 24 fourth- and third-year dental students. Group leader responsibilities also include administrative management of a patient care coordinator, a scheduler and a dental assistant, besides direct contact with specialists. She is also responsible for ensuring dental students complete their clinical course competencies.
She mentors students and serves as faculty advisor and student research project mentor. Her time with direct student contact and patient care is 32 hours per week. She is in student contact with teaching 11 months of the year. She is also a course director of a dental school course and a rotation, both of which provide urgent dental care for patients in San Antonio and adjacent areas. Besides student contact and patient care, Dr. Oliveira is also interested in the epidemiology and treatment of candida infections, urgent dental care and tooth wear.