Dr. Satish Kumar

Meet Dr. Kumar
Dr. Kumar constantly strives to provide compassionate and competent clinical care to his patients. He focuses his treatments based on the best available clinical evidence taking into consideration his patients’ values and preferences. His educational background includes advanced speciality training in periodontics along with dental implant surgery, oral medicine, temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain, all at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kumar is a board-certified specialist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Medicine, and American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Kumar also has a vast experience in teaching and mentoring since 2007. He moved to Arizona to serve as Associate Professor of Periodontics at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH), A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona in July 2018. Prior to joining ASDOH, Dr. Kumar taught and provided patient care at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California and at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Kumar is a certified evidence reviewer by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) where he also teaches the practice of applying best available clinical research evidence to patient care. He is an invited lecturer and provides continuing education courses in his areas of clinical expertise throughout the country. Dr. Kumar is a member of American Academy of Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Association, and American Dental Education Association. Dr. Kumar enjoys nature, photography, music, and spending time with his family. He and his wife Dr. Antonia Teruel who also teaches at ASDOH are blessed with two boys.