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Aparna Naidu, DDS / MS

Aparna Naidu, DDS / MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Diagnostic Sciences

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: (214) 828-8197
Fax: (214) 828-8306
Email: anaidu@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

Baylor College of Dentistry -TAMHSC, Dallas, TX; Certificate; 2006; Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Baylor College of Dentistry -TAMHSC, Dallas, TX; MS; 2006; Biomedical Sciences

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL; Certificate; 2003; General Dentistry

Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, IL; DDS; 2001; Dentistry

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; BA; 1996; Psychology

Research Interests

  • The effects of bisphosphonates on osteoblastic gene expression in vitro and in a rat model.  Texas A&M Health Science Center Research Development Grant, $15,000, February, 2008.  Role:  Principle Investigator

Selected Publications

  • Naidu A, Fuentes RS, Wright JM. Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month. Osteosarcoma, chondroblastic variant. Texas Dental Journal 2012(April);129:386-387, 414-415.
  • Lammert KM, Spears R, Wright JM, Naidu A. Cytokeratin Expression in Localized Juvenile Spongiotic Gingival Hyperplasia. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research.  Tampa, FL.  March 21-24, 2012.
  • Ortega AJ, Campbell PM, Hinton RJ, Naidu A, Buschang PH. Local application of zoledronate for maximum anchorage during extraction space closure. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2012 Dec;142(6):780-91.
  • Woodmansey K, Naidu A, Lerner L. Focal hypercementosis affecting a mandibular molar: a case report. General Dentistry 2011 (Sep/Oct); e196-e199.
  • Naidu A, Lerman M. Clinical Pathologic  Conference Case 3: Nodular fasciitis. Head and Neck Pathology. 2011(5):276–280.
  • Naidu A, Wright JM. The role of the human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal cancer. Texas Dental Journal 2011 (May);128:447-454.
     [reprinted in J Mich Dent Assoc 2011 (Sep);93(9):44-8.]
  • Naidu A, Havard DB, Ray JM, Wright JM. Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month.  Kaposi’s sarcoma. Texas Dental Journal 2011(April);128:376-377, 382-383.
  • Burks M, Spears R, Naidu A, Buschang PH. Viability of mandibular teeth undergoing transport distraction osteogenesis. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research.  San Diego, CA.  March 16-19, 2011.
  • Rogers K, Ortega AJ, Spears R, Naidu A. The Distant Effects of Bisphosphonates on Maxillary Alveolar Bone Height. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research.  San Diego, CA.  March 16-19, 2011.
  • Cairns L , Naidu A , Robinson CM , Sloan P , Wright JM , Hunter KD. CD56 (NCAM) expression in ameloblastomas and other odontogenic lesions. Histopathology 2010 Oct;57(4):544-8.
  • Naidu A, Ding MP, Schow SR.  Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month.  Odontoma. Texas Dental Journal 2010(April);127: 412-3, 422-3.
  • Gaines LM, Spears R, Opperman LA, Naidu A.  The Effects of Bisphosphonates on TGF-β3 expression in Osteoblasts. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental Research.  Washington DC.  March 3-6, 2010.
  • Flint D, Naidu A, Oppedisano M. Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month. Ectodermal Dysplasia. Texas Dental Journal 2009(Oct);126: 1042-4.
  • Naidu A, Opperman L ,Kramer P, Wright J. The Effects of Bisphosphonates on Gene expression in Osteoblasts. Oral abstract presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Published electronically (http://www.aaomp.org). Montreal, QC, Canada.  May, 2009.
  • Cairns L , Naidu A , Robinson CM , Sloan P , Wright JM , Hunter KD.  CD56 (NCAM) Expression in Ameloblastoma and other Odontogenic Lesions. Oral abstract presentation at the annual meeting of the British Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.  Manchester, UK.  April, 2009.
  • Flint DJ, Naidu A, Schow SR. Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month.  Traumatic bone cyst. Texas Dental Journal 2008(Nov); 1116-7, 1119.
  • Naidu A, Dechow PC, Spears R, Wright JM, Kessler HP, Opperman LA. The effects of bisphosphonates on osteoblasts in vitro.  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2008  Jul;106(1):5-13.
  • Naidu A, Chesley LD. Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month.  Traumatic bone cyst. Texas Dental Journal 2008(June); 544-5, 554-5.
  • Naidu A, Spears R, Dechow PC, Wright JM, Kessler HP, Opperman LA.  The Effects of Bisphosphonates on Osteoblasts in Vitro.  Oral abstract presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Published electronically (http://www.aaomp.org). Kansas City, MO.  May, 2007.
  • Naidu A, Cain WC, Coleman GC.  Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month.  Neurofibroma. Texas Dental Journal 2007(April); 124(4):  432-3, 436-7.
  • Naidu, A.  “The Effects of Bisphosphonates on Osteoblasts In Vitro” Master’s thesis project, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Dallas, TX, completed December 2006.
  • Naidu A, Wright, JM. Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month.  Lichen Planus.  Texas Dental Journal 2006(Feb); 123(2):  218-9, 222-4.
  • Naidu A, Kessler HP, Stewart J-M.  Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month. Odontogenic keratocyst.  Texas Dental Journal 2005(May); 122(5):  480-1, 487.
  • Naidu A, Wright JM, Finn M.  Oral and maxillofacial pathology case of the month.  Mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Texas Dental Journal 2004(June); 121(6):  529, 536-7.

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

2006; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

National Service/Recognition

  • 2010 Larry J. Peterson Best Paper Award for journal article entitled “The effects of bisphosphonates on osteoblasts in vitro” in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery section of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology
  • 1998, 1999, 2000; Dean’s List, Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, IL.