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Praveen Gajendrareddy, BDS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology



Building & Room:

465B/ 522 Lab


UIC College of Dentistry 801 S. Paulina St., IL 60612

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Dr. Praveen Gajendrareddy is Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Periodontics at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is also a faculty of the Graduate College at UIC. He received his BDS from the Medical University in Chennai, India. He later received his PhD in Oral Biology at The Ohio State University, He completed his postdoctoral research training and his certificate in Periodontology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dr. Reddy joined the faculty at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2008, and has served there since. He was has also served as the clinic director for postgraduate Periodontics and Associate Director for Clinical Research.  A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, he also plays an active role in the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation. In addition to his academic commitments, he maintains an active, but limited, private practice.

Scholarly interests

Dr. Reddy’s research focuses on wound healing and tissue regeneration. He is the author of several peer reviewed publications and book chapters. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals and also serves as a site visitor for CODA.

Clinical activities & specialties

Periodontics Specialty License (Illinois) (2011- Present)

License to Practice Dentistry (Illinois) (2011- Present)

Dental Sedation Permit, Conscious Sedation, Parenteral (Illinois) (2011- present)

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology (2010- Present)

License to Practice Dentistry (Washington) (Inactive) (2009- Present)

Restricted Faculty Dental License (Illinois) (2008- 2011)

License to Practice Dentistry (India) (2000- Present)

Selected Publications

Lin Chen, Praveen Gajendrareddy, Luisa A. DiPietro. “Differential expression of HIF-1α in skin and mucosal wounds.” Journal of Dental Research. 2012 Sep; 91(9): 871-6

Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Min Kyeong Kim, Susan Kim; Veeratrishul Allareddy, Praveen Gajendrareddy, Nadeem Karimbux, Romesh P Nalliah. “Hospitalizations primarily attributed to dental conditions in the United States in year 2008”. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. 2012 Sep; 114(3): 333-7.

Praveen Gajendrareddy, Christopher G. Engeland, Roger Junges, Michael P. Horan, Gina Rojas, Phillip T. Marucha. “MMP-8 overexpression and prolonged neutrophil recruitment relate to stress-impaired healing and poor collagen architecture in mice”. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2013 Feb; 28: 44-48.

Romesh P. Nalliah, Veeratrishul Allareddy, Min Kyeong Kim, Shankar R. Venugopalan, Praveen Gajendrareddy, Veerasathpurush Allareddy. Economics Of Facial Fracture Reductions In The United States Over 12 Months.” Dental Traumatology. 2013 Apr; 29(2): 115-20

Qi Li, David A. Reed, Liu Min, Gokul Gopinathan, Steve Li, Smit J. Dangaria, Leo Li , Yajun Geng, Maria-Therese Galang, Praveen Gajendrareddy, Yanmin Zhou, Xianghong Luan, and Thomas G.H. Diekwisch. “Lyophilized Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF) promotes craniofacial bone regeneration through Runx2”. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014 May 14;15(5):8509-25.

Gajendrareddy P, Elangovan S, Rampa S, Allareddy V, Lee MK, Nalliah RP, Allareddy V. An overview of characteristics of registered studies on dental implants. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2014 Sep;14(3):111-7.

Ravindran S, Huang CC, Gajendrareddy P, Narayanan R. Biomimetically enhanced demineralized bone matrix for bone regenerative applications. Front Physiol. 2015 Oct 23; 6:292.

Satheesh Elangovan, Sivaraman Prakasam, Praveen Gajendrareddy, Veerasathpurush Allareddy. A Risk of Bias Assessment of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) on Periodontal Regeneration Published in 2013. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2016 Mar; 16(1):30-40.

Romesh P. Nalliah, Sheetal R. Asher, Sydnee Chavis, Soo Kwon, Sankeerth Rampa, Veeratrishul Allareddy, Sivaraman Prakasam, Praveen Gajendrareddy, Veerasathpurush Allareddy. Three-year study of Dental Conditions among those diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders account for 10,395 Emergency Department Visits. Journal of Attention Disorders. Submitted for publication

Praveen K. Gajendrareddy, Roger Junges, Gregory Cygan, Yan Zhao, Phillip T. Marucha, Christopher G. Engeland. Increased oxygen exposure alters collagen expression and tissue architecture during ligature-induced periodontitis. Journal of Periodontal Research. Submitted for publication.


  • Certificate, Periodontics (2008) University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • Ph.D., Department of Oral Biology (2004) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • B.D.S (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) (1998) Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, India

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association (2014- Present)
  • Illinois State Dental Society (2014- Present)
  • Chicago dental Society (2014- Present)
  • American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (2012- Present)
  • Illinois Society of Periodontists (2008 - Present)
  • American Dental Education Association (2008- Present)
  • Midwest Society of Periodontology (2005- Present)
  • American Academy of Periodontology (2004- Present)
  • American Association of Dental research (2001- Present)
  • Wound Healing Society (2001- Present)
  • Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (2001- 2010)

Research Currently in Progress

Bioenhanced osteoinductive clinical grafts and osteointegrating implant surfaces

The role of inflammation in periodontitis

The role of stress induced hypoxia in periodontitis

Dental health outcomes

The role of glucocorticoids in oral wound healing

Stress induced modulation of wound healing, immunity, and wound oxygenation

Effects of systemic and local hyperbaric oxygenation on stress induced dysregulation of healing

Stress induced modulation of matrix metalloproteinase expression and collagen remodeling during cutaneous wound healing