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Nikola Angelov, DDS, MS, PhD


Title: Professor & Chair
Office: SOD-6428
Phone: 713-486-4073
Email: Nikola.Angelov@uth.tmc.edu
Department/Administrative Area: Periodontics & Dental Hygiene


Dr. Nikola Angelov is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in Houston, Texas. He holds the Raul G. Caffesse, DDS, MS, DrOdont Distinguished Professorship in Periodontics.

Dr. Angelov earned his DDS and MS degrees and Certificate of Specialty in Oral Pathology and Periodontology from the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” and has been teaching for the Department of Oral Pathology and Periodontology in Macedonia from 1993-2001. In 2001, he received a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR). At NIH/NIDCR (Oral Infection and Immunity Branch) Dr. Angelov successfully developed a new model of oral mucosal wound healing and was also involved in collaborative clinical studies and clinical trial evaluations, as well as other studies.

In 2004, Dr. Angelov earned his PhD degree on the subject of “Role of Secretory Leukocyte Inhibitor (SLPI) in the healing of Oral Mucosal Wounds”. Same year, he joined the faculty at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics where he achieved full Professorship and served as Section Chief and  a Director of the Undergraduate Program in Periodontics.

In 2013, Dr. Angelov joined UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston as a Professor and Chair. He also holds a Certificate of Specialty in Periodontics from LLUSD and has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 2008.That same year, Dr. Angelov received the American Academy of Periodontics' Educator of the Year Award for outstanding results in teaching in periodontics.

Dr. Angelov has several other academic awards and is actively involved in teaching and research. His research area includes oral infection and immunity, mucosal wound healing, periodontal microbiology, as well as dental implants. Dr. Angelov has extensively published in peer review journals, has been invited speaker to prominent professional and research meetings. He is active in service to the community. He is a member of numerous professional societies in the U.S. and abroad, and serves on editorial and advisory boards of several professional journals.