Sivaraman Prakasam, BDS, MSD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Periodontics, School of Dentistry
  • Periodontist, Faculty Dental Practice, School of Dentistry


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

Education and training

    • B.D.S., 2000, The TN Dr. M.G.R Medical University
    • Ph.D., 2009, State University of New York at Stony Brook
    • M.S., 2011, Indiana University
  • 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

Memberships and associations:

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

Areas of interest

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

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
  • Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology - 2018


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