Vikas Puri, B.D.S., M.S.D.

Columbus, Ohio Periodontist

Dr. Vikas Puri is a board certified periodontist at Stoner Periodontic Specialists. Dr. Puri is originally from India where he completed his dental degree from SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, in Dharwad, Karnataka. After finishing his dental degree, he joined the Government Medical College, Jammu in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department as a house surgeon. After Dr. Puri completed an extensive externship in Oral Surgery, he started practicing general dentistry in India.

Dr. Puri entered the graduate periodontics residency program at the Indiana University School of Dentistry where he received a Master’s of Science in Dentistry (MSD) Degree, a Certificate of Periodontics, and a Minor in Oral Pathology. Dr. Puri’s research was related to the role of salivary toll like receptors 2 and 4 modulation in the innate immune response to chronic periodontitis; his research was published in the Journal of Periodontal Research. He also performed a case series  to examine the efficacy of stem cell incorporation in allograft.  In 2013, he was elevated to Diplomate status by the American Board of Periodontology. Board certification is reserved for an elite group of periodontists who have made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.  Prior to joining Stoner Periodontic Specialists, Dr. Puri worked in a group practice in Seattle, Washington where he was providing periodontal services related to soft tissue grafting, dental implants and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Puri is actively involved in a number of professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Board of Periodontology, Washington State Dental Society, and the Midwest Society of Periodontology.  Outside of caring for patients, Dr. Puri enjoys traveling, likes to play tennis, cricket, and watching football.