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Satish Kumar DMD, MDSc, MS

Satish S. Kumar DMD, MDSc, MS

Professor and Director of Periodontics, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A. T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona

Dr. Kumar is a board-certified dental specialist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Medicine, and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kumar currently serves as a Professor and Director of Periodontics at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH), A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. He provides direct patient care in Periodontics, Dental Implant Surgery and Oral Medicine at ASDOH. Dr. Kumar is a 2022-23 American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) Leadership Institute Fellow. 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 American Dental Association (ADA) Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry where he also teaches the practice of applying best available clinical research evidence to patient care and has served as a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. 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 education as well as research including American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation’s Educator Scholarship, AAP’s Balint Orban Memorial Award for Clinical Research and American Academy of Oral Medicine’s Lester Burket Memorial Award. Dr. Kumar has published about 70 original articles, reviews, critical summaries, and book chapters. Dr. Kumar is a peer reviewer for several scientific journals in dentistry and is an editorial contributor to Practice Update Clinical Dentistry, an online resource for evidence summaries from latest published research in dental journals.