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Sangeetha Chandrasekaran

Associate Professor

Dr. Sangeetha Chandrasekaran

​Department of Surgical Dentistry
13065 E 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-6536
Fax: 303-724-6986


  • Certificate in Periodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Masters in Oral Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Masters in Biomedical Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

Honors and Awards:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
  • Faculty Inductee, Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • AAP Foundations Fellowship to the Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Profession
  • Nevins Biohorizons Teaching and Clinical Fellowship, Nov 2015
  • First Place: Volpe International Award for Excellence in Clinical Periodontal Research, May 2011

Department Affiliations:

Department of Surgical Dentistry

Research Interests:

Relationship between periodontitis and systemic diseases

Recent Publications:

  • Powell CA, Chandrasekaran S, Yukna RA. Dental Biofilm: The Microbiology of the Periodontium in Health and Disease. In: Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, Fourth Edition, 2014, Pearson        
  • Chandrasekaran S, Powell C, De la Rosa L, Mittal A, Johnson L, Dental Students’ Reflections on Quality of Periodontal Care in Dental School Clinics; J Dent Educ. 2017; 81:14-21
  • Chandrasekaran S, Ramachandran A, Eapen A, George A; Stimulation of Periodontal Ligament Stem cells by DMP1 activates MAP Kinase and Osteoblast Differentiation. J Periodontol. 2013 Mar; 84(3):389-95.
  • Chandrasekaran S, Peterson RE, Mani SK, Addy B, Buckholz AL, Xu L, Thiyagarajan T, Kasiganesan H, Heru CB, Menick DR; Histone deacetylases facilitate sodium/calcium exchanger up-regulation in adult cardiomyocytes; FASEB J 2009 Nov; 23(11) 3851-64.

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