Download from app store
We have detected that you are using an Ad Blocker.
PracticeUpdate is free to end users but we rely on advertising to fund our site. Please consider supporting PracticeUpdate by whitelisting us in your ad blocker.
We have sent a message to the email address you have provided, . If this email is not correct, please update your settings with your correct address.
The email address you provided during registration, , does not appear to be valid. Please update your settings with a valid address before to continue using PracticeUpdate.
Please provide your AHPRA Number to ensure that you are given the correct level of access to our site.
Satheesh Elangovan BDS, DSc, DMSc

Satheesh Elangovan BDS, DSc, DMSc

Adjunct Professor, Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, UT Health Houston School of Dentistry, Houston, Texas and Professor Emeritus, Department of Periodontics, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

After receiving his dental training from Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India, Dr. Elangovan completed Doctor of Science in Oral Biology at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts and then received his combined Doctor of Medical Science in Oral Biology degree and Periodontology residency training at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is also a duly admitted Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow, UK).

Dr. Elangovan has published widely and has presented at numerous national meetings in the areas of bone tissue engineering, clinical and health outcomes research and evidence-based dentistry research. He served as an Associate Editor for the Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology 13th edition textbook and is a co-editor for the first editions of Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology for the Dental Hygienists and Newman and Carranza’s Essentials of Clinical Periodontology textbooks.


Dr. Elangovan was an unpaid advisor for Touch Surgery in the past and received federal and foundation grants to support his research programs. He receives honorarium from Elsevier for his editorial activities.