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Roopa P. Gandhi

Clinical Assistant Profesor

Roopa P. Gandhi
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
13123 E 16th Avenue B240, Aurora CO 80045
Phone: (720) 777 -7038
Fax: (720) 777 - 7239


  • Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD), University of Washington
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Sydney


Honors and Awards

  • Healthy Smiles Healthy Children Access to Care Grant, 2015. Awarded by the Healthy Smiles Healthy Children Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • ADA Foundation Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health Grant, 2014. Awarded by the American Dental Association Foundation.
  • American College of Dentists Foundation Ethics Scholarship, 2013. Awarded by the American College of Dentists Foundation.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2010.
  • Etiology of Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Grant, 2008. Awarded by the American Cleft Palate Foundation

Department Affiliations

  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Research Interests

  • Patients with special health care needs, dental manifestations of genetic disorders, underserved populations, cultural competence in Medicine/Dentistry.

Recent Publications

Gandhi RP, Klein U. Autism spectrum disorders: an update on oral health management. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2014 Jun;14 Suppl:115-26.
Purushothaman R*, Cox TC, Muga AM, Cunningham ML. Facial suture synostosis of newborn Fgfr1(P250R/+) and Fgfr2(S252W/+) mouse models of Pfeiffer and Apert syndromes. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2011 Jul;91: 603-9.
*Published under maiden name

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