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Srinivas Ayilavarapu, BDS, DSc, MDS

 Srinivas Ayilavarapu, BDS, DSc, MDS
  • Title: Director, Graduate Periodontics; Associate Professor
  • Office: SOD-6423
  • Phone: 713-486-4390
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  • Administrative Area(s): Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
  • Education:

    BDS | Bapuji Dental College, Kuvempu University, Davangere, India, 1998
    MDS, Periodontology | Government Dental College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2003
    DSc, Oral Biology | Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, 2008
    CAGS, Periodontology | Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, 2010

Dr. Srinivas Ayilavarapu was an assistant professor at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine for five years before joining UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in 2015. He is a board-certified periodontist and specializes in clinical periodontology and implant dentistry at UT Dentists.

Dr. Ayilavarapu is actively involved in clinical and didactic teaching of dental students and residents. He is the course director of an advanced periodontal surgical course for third-year DDS students. Dr. Ayilavarapu was awarded The Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship from American Academy of Periodontology Foundation in 2012.

During his doctoral training at Boston University, he studied the role of neutrophils in diabetes-induced inflammation in periodontal disease. He is currently exploring how diabetes and obesity affect alveolar bone healing in people receiving dental implants. Dr. Ayilavarapu’s long-term goal is to discover predictive markers of inflammation that may put people at risk for chronic periodontitis and peri-implantitis.

Dr. Ayilavarapu is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy for Dental Research, American Dental Education Association and the Indian Society of Periodontology.

In 2020, he was appointed program director for Advanced Education in Periodontics at UTHealth. 

Clinical Interests

Periodontal surgeries, implant dentistry

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Telugu