Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSC, MS

Dr. Satish Kumar’s educational background includes advanced specialty training in periodontics, oral medicine, temporomandibular disorders, and orofacial pain, all at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His research training includes basic science research to understand oral carcinogenesis, clinical research design and management, and evidence-based health care. Additionally, he is a board-certified specialist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Medicine, and the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Since 2007, Dr. Kumar has been teaching and mentoring dental students and residents, and currently serves as a Professor and Director of Periodontics at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH), Mesa, Arizona. At ASDOH, Dr. Kumar teaches, consults, and provides direct patient care in the Periodontics Clinic. Prior to joining ASDOH, Dr. Kumar taught and provided patient care at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California and at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Kumar is a certified evidence reviewer by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) where he also teaches the practice of applying best available clinical research evidence to patient care. He is an invited lecturer and provides continuing education courses in his areas of clinical expertise throughout the country. He has won several awards for his efforts in both education and research, including the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation’s Educator Scholarship and AAP’s Balint Orban Memorial Award.

Dr. Kumar has published more than 70 original articles, reviews, critical summaries, and book chapters. He currently provides private patient care on a part-time basis at Greater Phoenix Periodontics and Implants, Mesa, AZ.

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