Please welcome Dr. Vikas Puri
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Vikas Puri, DDS, MS - Richland, WA
Dr. Vikas Puri is a Board Certified Periodontist Originally from India, Dr. Puri completed his dental degree from SOM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital in Dharwad, Karantaka, India. Following graduation, Dr Puri completed an extensive externship in Oral Surgery, was a house surgeon in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and practiced general dentistry in India.
Dr. Puri, moved to the United States, received his Master of Science Degree (MSD) and Certificate in Periodontics and Implantology with a Minor in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2011. His research was on the Role of Salivary Toll Like Receptors 2 & 4 Modulation in the Innate Immune Response to Chronic Periodontitis was published in the Journal of Periodontal Research. He also performed a case series to examine the efficacy of Stem Cell Incorporation in Allografts.
Dr. Puri was a friend and classmate, one year ahead of Dr. Bennett, at Indiana University. He comes highly acclaimed from Dr. Bennett and a renowned periodontist and friend periodontist, Dr. Jason Stoner. I've known Jason for years from the Seattle Study Club, where he is known as a world class periodontist, and he states that Dr. Puri was an amazing associate periodontist for their three years together.
Dr. Puri is active in many professional organizations including the America Dental Association, American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology and he plans to become active in the local dental societies. He has lectured to numerous Dental Societies & Study Clubs on Contemporary Soft Tissue Grafting, Periodontal Regeneration, Implants and Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Lasers in Periodontal Therapy and Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (PAOO).