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Dr. Vikram Likhari

Periodontics
Bellevue, WA
male

About

Bio

Dr Vikram Likhari became a dentist in 1997 and practiced as a General Dentist for several years before joining Tufts University in Boston for his post-doctoral training in Periodontology and Implantology. He was selected to be the Chief Resident of the program in his final year at Tufts and also held a position as a Visiting Scientist at the acclaimed Forsyth Institute. It was at Forsyth that Dr Likhari conducted research on Salivary Cytokines that lead to him being awarded the Master of Science degree. After graduation Dr Likhari moved to Bellevue to pursue a career in Clinical Periodontics and Surgical Implantology. He is an Affiliate Clinical Faculty in the University of Washington Dental School and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has published scientific articles in various professional journals and is specially interested in Periodontal Plastic Surgery and Esthetic Implant Surgery. When not working Dr Likhari likes to read works of non-fiction and collect fountain pens.

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Periodontics

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

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A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Periodontitis : Periodontitis can be treated by a variety of procedures and techniques that are contained in the arsenal of a skilled periodontist. Gingevectomy is one of them but is seldom used these days as we have evolved to more sophisticated methods of treating this problem. A good periodontist will usualy begin with a conservative approach and will use surgery if and when specific goals need to be achieved..
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A female asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Your : Your gums are known as gingiva in technical terms and these form part of the periodontium which is the supporting structure of the teeth in your mouth. If the gums are inflammed because of infection it is known as gingivitis. If gingivitis is not controlled when it starts sometimes it can progress on to inflammation of the other supporting structure of the teeth as well; this condition is know as periodontitis. Periodontitis can lead to mobility and even loss of teeth in certain severe cases. It is now also thought that periodontal inflammation can cause an adverse effect on other systems of the body. For example the cardivascular system. Keeping your gums strong and healthy is therefore not only important for the health of your teeth but also for your general physical health. Hope this helps.
A female asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Your : Your gums are known as gingiva in technical terms and these form part of the periodontium which is the supporting structure of the teeth in your mouth. If the gums are inflammed because of infection it is known as gingivitis. If gingivitis is not controlled when it starts sometimes it can progress on to inflammation of the other supporting structure of the teeth as well; this condition is know as periodontitis. Periodontitis can lead to mobility and even loss of teeth in certain severe cases. It is now also thought that periodontal inflammation can cause an adverse effect on other systems of the body. For example the cardivascular system. Keeping your gums strong and healthy is therefore not only important for the health of your teeth but also for your general physical health. Hope this helps.

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Nov 30, 2012
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
MD

Residency

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Awards

Top Dentist, Consumers Research Council of America
Top Dentist, Consumers Research Council of America
Top Dentist, Consumers Research Council of America

Affiliations

American Academy of Periodontology
American Board of Periodontology
Eastside Periodontics
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