Purnima Kumar, PhD, DDS

Purnima Kumar


College of Dentistry

Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Research Interest

Periodontitis, Infection, Peri-Implantitis, Periodontal Diseases, Dental Plaque, Gingivitis, pain, Chronic Periodontitis

Oral bacterial profiles associated with periodontal health and disease, including a) characterization of subgingival microbial profiles of periodontally healthy smokers and smokers with periodontitis, and b) the role of host genetics on oral bacterial colonization.

Education and Background

Office Location

4111 Postle Hall

305 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210




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