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Yvonne Kapila DDS, PhD

Yvonne L. Kapila DDS, PhD

Professor and Chair of Periodontology, R. Earl Robinson Distinguished Professor of Periodontology, Department of Orofacial Sciences, University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Yvonne L. Kapila is Professor and Chair of the Division of Periodontology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She has over 25 years of experience as a Periodontist, Academician, Teacher/Mentor, and Clinician Scientist. She served as the inaugural Director of Global Initiatives at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry for 5 years. Dr. Kapila also runs a research laboratory and has a significant research portfolio that has been continuously funded for over 25 years with support from the NIH in the areas of Head and Neck Cancer and Periodontology. She has authored approximately 100 peer reviewed publications in high impact journals, including Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Cancer Reviews, Cell Death and Differentiation, Cancer, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Journal of Proteome Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Genes and Cancer, Nature Biofilms and Microbiomes, Journal of Controlled Release, PLOS one, and over 90 abstracts and book chapters. She serves at the local and national level on NIH study sections for the NIDCR and NCI and on several UC-wide and UCSF grant review/funding committees. Dr. Kapila also serves as Chair of the Research Submissions Committee for the American Academy of Periodontology. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Periodontology with the Distinguished Scientist Award in 2019 and by the American Association for Dental Research with the Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award in 2019.


Conflict of Interest Statement: Dr. Kapila serves on the Board of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, has a research contract with Sunstar, had a research contract with ISOthrive.