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Nikola Angelov, DDS, MS, PhD


Title: Professor
         Chair
Office: SOD-6428
Phone: 713-486-4073
Email: Nikola.Angelov@uth.tmc.edu
Department/Administrative Area: Periodontics & Dental Hygiene


Dr. Nikola Angelov is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, in Houston, Texas. He is also a holder of the Raul G. Caffesse, D.D.S., M.S., Dr. Odont., Distinguished Professorship in Periodontics.

Dr. Angelov earned his DDS, MS degrees and Certificate of Specialty in Oral Pathology and Periodontology from the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” and has been teaching for the Department of Oral Pathology and Periodontology in Macedonia from 1993-2001. In 2001 he received a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR). At NIH/NIDCR (Oral Infection and Immunity Branch) Dr. Angelov successfully developed a new model of oral mucosal wound healing and was also involved in collaborative clinical studies clinical trial evaluations, as well as other studies.

In 2004, Dr. Angelov earned his PhD degree on the subject of “Role of Secretory Leukocyte Inhibitor (SLPI) in the healing of Oral Mucosal Wounds”. Same year, he joined the faculty at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics where he achieved full Professorship and served as Section Chief and  a Director of the Undergraduate Program in Periodontics. In 2013, Dr. Angelov joined UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston as a Professor and Chair. Dr. Nikola Angelov also holds a Certificate of Specialty in Periodontics from LLUSD and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 2008. In 2008, Dr. Angelov received the annual Educator of the Year Award from the American Academy of Periodontics, for outstanding results in teaching in the area of Periodontics.

Dr. Angelov has several other academic awards and is actively involved in teaching and research. His research area includes oral infection and immunity, mucosal wound healing, periodontal microbiology, as well as dental implants. Dr. Angelov has extensively published in peer review journals, has been invited speaker to prominent professional and research meetings and is active in service to the community. He is a member of numerous professional societies in the USA and abroad and serves on editorial and advisory boards of several professional journals.