Salvador Nares, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA
Department Head and Professor, Director of Periodontics Research, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Building & Room:
801 S. Paulina St., IL 60612
Dr. Salvador Nares serves as Department Head and Professor, Director of Periodontics Research in the Department of Periodontics. Dr. Nares received his DDS, PhD, and Certificate of Specialty in Periodontology from the Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University, in Dallas, Texas and a 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 Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He has been the recipient of 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.
Nares S. ed. Advances in Periodontal Surgery: A Clinical Guide to Techniques and Interdisciplinary Approaches. Springer Nature Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2019.
Melker D, Rosenfeld A, Nares S. “Biologic shaping in periodontal therapy” In: Advances in Periodontal Surgery: A Clinical Guide to Techniques and Interdisciplinary Approaches. Springer Nature Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2019. Pages 55-69.
Schmerman M, Nares S. “Peri-implantitis: its causation and treatment.” In: Implant Aesthetics: Keys to Diagnosis and Treatment. Karateew, ED, ed. Springer Publishing, Berlin, 2017. Pages 407-416.
Kulkarni V, Uttamani JR, Asar NV, Nares S, Tözüm TF. Evidence-based clinical outcomes of immediate and early loading of short endosseous dental implants: A meta-analysis. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2021; 36: 59-67.
Narvekar R, Valverde A, Naqvi AR, Nares S. Used dental implant healing abutments elicit immune responses: A comparative analysis of detoxification strategies. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2020; 22: 730-738.
Valverde A, Nares S, Naqvi AR. Impaired cell migration and structural defects in myeloid cells overexpressing miR-30b and miR-142-3p. Biochim Biophys Acta Gene Regul Mech 2020; 1863: 194628.
Francis M, Gopinathan G, Salapatas A, Nares S, Gonzalez M, Diekwisch TGH, Luan X. SETD1 and NF-κB regulate periodontal inflammation through H3K4 trimethylation. J Dent Res 2020; 99: 1486-1493.
Pettiette MT, Zhang S, Moretti AJ, Kim SJ, Naqvi AR, Nares S. MicroRNA expression profiles in external cervical resorption. J Endo 2019; 45: 1106-1113. Image on journal cover.
Wang T, De Kok IJ, Zhong S, Vo C, Mendonça G, Nares S, Cooper LF. The role of implant tooth distance on marginal bone levels and esthetics. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2019; 34: 499-505.
Naqvi AR, Brambila MF, Martínez G, Chapa G, Nares S. Dysregulation of human miRNAs and increased prevalence of HHV miRNAs in obese periodontitis subjects. J Clin Periodontol 2019; 46: 51-61.
Naqvi AR, Shango J, Seal A, Shukla D, Nares S. Herpesviruses and microRNAs: new pathogenesis factors in oral infection and disease? Front Immunol 2018; 9: 2099.
Naqvi AR, Shango J, Seal A, Shukla D, Nares S. Viral miRNAs alter host cell miRNA profiles and modulate innate immune responses. Front Immunol 2018; 9: 433.
Naqvi AR, Seal A, Shango J, Brambila MF, Martinez G, Chapa G, Hasan S, Yadavalli T, Jaishankar D, Shukla D, Nares S. Herpesvirus-encoded microRNAs detected in human gingiva alter host cell transcriptome and regulate viral infection. Biochim Biophys Acta 2018; 1861: 497-508.
Complete List of Published Work:
- University of Texas at El Paso, BS (Microbiology), 1993
- University of Texas at El Paso, MS (Biology), 1996
- Texas A&M, Baylor College of Dentistry, DDS, 1997
- Texas A&M, Baylor College of Dentistry, PhD (Biomedical Sciences), 2001
- Texas A&M, Baylor College of Dentistry, Certificate (Periodontics), 2002
- Oral Infection and Immunity Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mucosal Immunology), 2005
- University of Illinois at Chicago, MBA, 2016
Research Currently in Progress
Dr. Nares's primary translational research focus is on the post-transcriptional modulation of mucosal immunity by non-coding RNA (ncRNA) and the role of antigen-presenting cells in the inflammatory response to periodontal pathogens. His clinical research interests include the utilization of digital technology as diagnostic and prognostic aids in periodontics and dental implant therapy.