Sreenivasan Narayanan, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.D.S.
Director of Pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Sreenivasan Narayanan assumed the role of Director for the Pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program and holds the position of Associate Clinical Professor within the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty in September 2023.
In the past 25 years, Dr. Narayanan has committed a substantial part of his professional life to full -time teaching as a faculty member at dental Schools worldwide, spanning across notable universities such as “The University of Hong Kong” in Hong Kong, “King Saud University” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, “Case Western Reserve University” in Cleveland, Ohio, “University of Detroit Mercy” in Detroit, Michigan, and the “University of Missouri -Kansas City” in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Narayanan has been actively involved in the design and advancement of innovative teaching approaches within the predoctoral oral and Maxillofacial Surgery curriculum at various dental schools across the United States. He has introduced several innovative methodologies, including simulation-based learning and video-based learning, aimed at equipping the predoctoral dental students with essential skills necessary for clinical practice.
The simulation exercises are in the field of exodontia as well as in the Management of Medical emergencies in the dental office. Dr. Narayanan believes that use of surgical simulation models would greatly enhance proper understanding of the surgical principles, enhance technical skills for the dental students thereby minimize intra- operative complications and therefore greatly improve surgical outcomes.
Dr. Narayanan has earned numerous distinguished teaching accolades from different dental schools throughout the United States. His most recent recognition came in 2022 when he was honored with the “Elmer F Pierson Excellence in Teaching” award at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
- 2022 – DDS – Dentistry – University of Missouri Kansas City
- 1998 – MDS – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – The University Hong Kong
- 1998 – Residency – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – The University Hong Kong
- 1994 – BDS – Dentistry -The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University
- 09/2023 – Director of Pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Dentistry, San Antonio, TX.
- 01/2016 –08/2023 – Director of Pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO.
- 08/2010 –12/2015 – Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI.
- 03/2008 – 07/2010 – Director of Pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Assistant Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Narayanan’s clinical focus revolves around the utilization of innovative surgical instruments in both complex dentoalveolar surgery and implant dentistry.