Sivaraman Prakasam, BDS, MSD, PhD

Sivaraman Prakasam, BDS, MSD, PhD
Sivaraman Prakasam, BDS, MSD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontics and Allied Dental Programs

Contact Info

Phone  (317) 274-0378
Fax       (317) 274-1363

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry 
1121 W. Michigan St., DS 422
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2876

Professional Degrees:
B.D.S. - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical university, Chennai, TN,
M.S.D. - Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
PhD. - State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York

Certificate of Periodontics, Indianapolis, IN
Certificate of Light Parenteral Conscious Sedation, Indianapolis, IN

Professional Interests
Clinical practice of Periodontics and Dental Implantology Sedation for dental procedures Education of Dental Professionals

Research Interest
Role of micro-environmental factors in the progression of periodontal disease and modulation of the host immune response Inter-relationships of local innate immune response in the gingiva and systemic condition and diseases Clinical Effectiveness of different ridge preservation/ site preparation techniques for subsequent replacement with Dental implants Addressing safety issues, near misses and  improving clinical outcomes in the practice of dental implant placement through a checklist based system.


Papers Published in Refereed Journals

Prakasam S*, Srinivasan M. Evaluation of salivary biomarker profiles following non-surgical management of chronic periodontitis. Oral Dis. 2013 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/odi.12085. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23496245)

Swaminathan V, Prakasam S*, Puri V, Srinivasan M. Role of salivary epithelial toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in modulating innate immune responses in chronic periodontitis. J Periodont Res 2013; doi: 10.1111/jre.12066. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Janardhanam SB, Prakasam S*, Swaminathan VT, Kodumudi KN, Zunt SL, Srinivasan M. Differential expression of TLR-2 and TLR-4 in the epithelial cells in oral lichen planus. Arch Oral Biol. 2012 May;57(5):495-502. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2011.10.013. Epub 2011 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 22119043

Consensus Training: An Effective Tool to Minimize Variations in Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning among Faculty and Students. J. Lee, S. Prakasam*, G. Eckert , G. Maupome, & V. John ( Accepted - Journal of Dental Education)