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Assistant Professor, Section of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut

Dr. Kurup holds a hybrid appointment in Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain and TMD, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, in the School of Dental Medicine. As Course Director, she leads the clinical service and academic curricula for Orofacial Pain (OFP) and TMD for Pre-doctoral students and Residents at the school and she is also the Course Director for Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology Course for Dental Hygienists at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT. She received a Master’s degree in Oral Sciences and Orofacial Pain and TMD from State University of New York at Buffalo, NY and another Master’s degree in Oral Medicine & Radiology from India. Dr. Kurup serves in the Mentorship & Publications Committees of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She is an active member in 9 national/international dental and professional associations. She has authored several publications and is a peer reviewer for 10 scientific journals. Dr. Kurup has had an extensive career of over 15 years, in academia in the specialty of Oral Medicine and General Dentistry in India, Middle East and the Far-East countries. Her research interests are in chronic pain conditions such as TMD, Orofacial Pain Management and Oral Mucosal Conditions.  Dr. Kurup is a co-investigator in a UO1 NIDCR funded study on TMD. She maintains a clinical practice within the university where, besides treating OFP and TMD patients, she also provides oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea patients. She is a Dental School Senator, a member of Opioid Task Force of the school and is also one of the Subject Matter Experts in the Department of Public Health funded School of Dental Medicine initiative to educate and train dental providers in the state in orofacial pain management.


Dr. Kurup has no relevant disclosures.