Satish S. Kumar DMD, MDSc, MSProfessor and Director of Periodontics, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A. T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona
Dr. 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. Dr. Kumar 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. Dr. Kumar’s research training includes basic science research to understand oral carcinogenesis, clinical research design and management, and evidence-based health care. Dr. Kumar also has a vast experience in teaching and mentoring dental students and residents since 2007.
He 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 teaches, consults, and provides direct patient care in Periodontics Clinic at ASDOH. 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 education as well as research including American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation’s Educator Scholarship and AAP’s Balint Orban Memorial Award. Dr. Kumar has published about 70 original articles, reviews, critical summaries, and book chapters. Dr. Kumar provides care of private patients on a part-time basis at the Greater Phoenix Periodontics and Implants, Mesa, AZ.
Consultant, American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- The Nocebo Effect and How It Applies to Dentistry
- Agreement Among International Periodontal Experts Using the 2017 World Workshop Classification of Periodontitis
- Ibuprofen or Nimesulide Provide Preemptive Analgesia, Edema Control, and Reduced Need for Rescue Medication in the Surgical Removal of Impacted Mandibular Third Molars
- Effect of Liposomal Bupivacaine on Postoperative Opioid Prescribing After Third Molar Extraction
- Assessing the Need to Prescribe Opioids for Postsurgical Pain Across Different Periodontal/Oral Surgeries
- NSAIDs and Dexamethasone Found to Be Most Effective in Management of Pain After Periodontal Surgery