Nikola Angelov

Nikola Angelov

Nikola Angelov
Professor and Chair, Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
University of Texas at Houston, USA


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. Dr. Angelov was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1968. He earned his DDS, MS and PhD degree from the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” and has been teaching for the Department of Oral Pathology and Periodontology in Macedonia since 1993. 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, 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. Nikola Angelov joined the faculty at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics where he achieved full Professorship and served as a Director of the Pre-Doctoral Periodontics Clinic, as well as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Periodontics, until 2013. He joined UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston in 2013, as a Professor and Chair.Dr. Angelov also holds an U.S. Certificate of Specialty in Periodontics and is licensed to practice dentistry in two U.S states. In 2008, Dr. Angelov received the prestigious 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 articles, has been invited speaker to prominent professional and research meetings. He is a member of numerous professional societies in the USA and abroad and serves on editorial and advisory Boards of several journals.  

Research Interest

 • Gene Array Analysis of Periodontally Involved Tissues
• The Zirkonium Implant-Bone Interface
• Gingipain-Induced Caspase-1 Activity in Bovine Coronary Artery Endotelial Cells
• Biostimulative laser in Treatment of Periodontal Diseases
• Biomarkers for HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancers
• The involvement of Th17 Cells and Related Cytokines in Periodontal Disease