Purnima Kumar, PhD, DDS
College of Dentistry
Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
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.