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Sivaraman Prakasam BDS, MSD, PhD

Dr. Sivaraman Prakasam studied dentistry at the Ragas Dental college and hospitals, Chennai, India and graduated with a BDS, degree from The T.N. Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, India. After which he obtained a PhD in oral biology and pathology from State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY. From Indiana University, Indianapolis, he received a Masters of Science in Dentistry, a Certificate of postgraduate study in periodontics and certificate of post graduate study in light conscious sedation

Areas of interest

  • Innate immunology
  • Salivary Diagnostics
  • Tissue on chip
  • Periodontology
  • Dental Implants
  • Safety Checklists
  • Epidemiology


  • B.D.S., The TN Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai India 2000
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook New York United States 2009
  • M.S., Indiana University, Indianapolis Indiana United States 2011
  • Residency:

    • Periodontology at Indiana University
    • General Dentistry at Ragas Dental College & Hospitals, Chennai, India
  • Certifications:

    • Certificate in Periodontics - 2010; Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
    • Certificate in Light Parenteral conscious Sedation - 2010; Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Honors and awards

  • Research Forum Competition (finalist) - American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) - 2013
  • Balint Orban Memorial Award - American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) - 2011
  • IADR Unilever Travel Award (Recipient) - 2006
  • IADR & AADR Hatton Award (Finalist) - 2006
  • OHSU Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence (Finalist) - 2017
  • AAPF teaching fellowship 2013

Memberships and associations

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy Of Periodontology
  • International Association of Dental Research
  • American Association of Dental Research


  • "Author's response" Journal of the American Dental Association July 1 2014
  • "Authors' response" Journal of the American Dental Association  2014
  • "Smoking and implants" Journal of the American Dental Association  2015
  • "Consensus training" Journal of Dental Education August 1 2013
  • "Differential expression of TLR-2 and TLR-4 in the epithelial cells in oral lichen planus" Archives of Oral Biology May 2012
  • "Role of salivary epithelial toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in modulating innate immune responses in chronic periodontitis" Journal of Periodontal Research December 2013
  • "Author's response" Journal of the American Dental Association  2014
  • "Author's response" Journal of the American Dental Association  2014
  • "Evaluation of salivary biomarker profiles following non-surgical management of chronic periodontitis" Oral Diseases March 2014
  • "Cover story" Journal of the American Dental Association  2014
  • "Prevalence and predictors of complications following facial reconstruction procedures" International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  2016
  • "Poor Oral Health Linked with Increased Risk of Infectious Complications in Adults with Leukemia" New England dental journal September 1 2015
  • "A Risk of Bias Assessment of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) on Periodontal Regeneration Published in 2013" Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice March 1 2016
  • "Impact of Periapical Abscess on Infectious Complications in Patients Undergoing Extracorporeal Circulation Auxiliary to Open-Heart Surgical Procedures" Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice March 1 2017
  • "Cross-Sectional Analysis of National Dental Residency Match Data" Journal of Dental Education March 1 2017
  • "A randomized split-mouth clinical trial on effectiveness of amnion-chorion membranes in alveolar ridge preservation" The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants January 1 2017
  • "Flap design, suturing, and healing"  June 16 2017

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