Bhavik Desai

Section Director

Bhavik Desai

Section Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Other Duties

Section Chief, Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

  • (706) 721-2922
  • GC2248

Education

  • DMD, Dentistry University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Certifications

  • DEN GA Board if Dentistry, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • TMDT 5001

    Diag/Treat of Temporomandibula
  • BMEN 5201

    Endocrine System
  • ODOM 5003

    Medically Complex Patient
  • ODOM 5901

    Oral Medicine Clinic
  • IDSR 8005

    Clinical Pathological Conf
  • IDSR 9005

    Clinical Pathological Conferen
  • IDSR 7005

    Clinical-Pathological Conf I
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBPR 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • ODOM 5004

    Oral Medicine
  • OBPR 8001

    Topics in Oral Biology I

Teaching Interests

Oral medicine, oral mucosal disorders, medically complex dentistry, oro-facial pain, oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Appropriateness of tricyclic antidepressants in the geriatric population: A critical interpretation of existing literature, 2018
    Other
  • Potentially inappropriate medications in geriatric population: a clinical update for oral medicine and orofacial pain practitioners, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • How accurate is information about diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders on dentist websites?, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Oral Cancer in a Patient Receiving Mercaptopurine for Ulcerative Colitis, 2016
    Other
  • Reply to: how accurate is information about the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders on dentist websites?-a commentary, 2016
    Other

Research Interests

Educational research, clinical research to gauge efficacy to therapeutic intervention in oral mucosal diseases

College Service

  • Credentialing Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Abstracts committee chair, American Academy of Oral Medicine 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area-Shift # 1 2018