Dr. Salvador Nares serves as Department Head and Professor, Director of Periodontics Research in the Department of Periodontics. Dr. Nares received his DDS, Ph.D., and Certificate of Specialty in Periodontology from the Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University, in Dallas, Texas, and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nares completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Oral Infection and Immunity Branch of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIDCR/NIH) in Bethesda, MD.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He has received the Earl Robinson Regeneration Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and the Nevins Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. Dr. Nares's research focuses on investigating the underlying mechanisms of periodontal and dental implant inflammation and its resolution. Dr. Nares is also interested in digital dentistry in periodontics and dental implantology.