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School of Dental Medicine

Lokesh Suri

Associate Clinical Professor

Lokesh Suri

Associate Clinical Professor

Phone (617) 636-6887
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Dr. Lokesh Suri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), an associate clinical professor of orthodontics, and director of pre-doctoral orthodontics at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine.Dr. Suri graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, India in 1997 and graduated as the valedictorian of the dental school class. He was the recipient of the Khurana Gold Medal as the Best Graduate in Dentistry. He then did a two-year residency program in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S.).

Dr. Suri moved to Boston where he joined Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2001, graduating summa cum laude and valedictorian of the dental international student class. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor society (OKU) and was awarded Outstanding Senior OKU Member, the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for Excellence in Dentistry, the American Academy of Oro-facial Pain Award, the Quintessence Award, Deans Honor Roll, and Merit Scholarship. He was also the recipient of the International College of Dentists Merit Award and the Colgate Merit Award.

He continued his academic pursuits at Tufts University where he received a Certificate in Orthodontics in 2003 and a Master of Science degree in 2004. During that time, Dr. Suri concurrently maintained an academic appointment as a clinical instructor in the Division of Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation he immediately was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics. He has been inducted in the Bates Andrews Research Honor Society, is the recipient of the Everett Shapiro Award in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Faculty Development Award, Anthony A. Gianelly teaching fellowship instituted by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF), and the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Ten under Ten Award.

Dr. Suri is also a reviewer on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO). He also served as the North East representative on the Council of Scientific Affairs (COSA) of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) from 2007-2012. Dr. Suri actively publishes in peer reviewed literature and is a speaker at many meetings nationally and internationally.

Education: 
M.S., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2002-2004
Certificate in Orthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2001-2003
D.M.D., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1999-2001
B.D.S., Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1992-1997
Professional Experience: 
2009-Present:

Associate Professor, Director of Pre-doctoral Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2005-Present:

Reviewer, Editorial Board, American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

2004-Present:

Assistant Professor, Director of Pre-doctoral Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2007-2012:

North East Representative, Council of Scientific Affairs (COSA), American Association of Orthodontists

2001-2006:

Clinical Instructor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2003-2004:

Instructor, Department of Orthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1999-2005:

CPR Instructor, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2000:

Clinical Associate, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

1997-1999:

Resident, Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

1996-1997:

Dental intern, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Selected Honors and Awards: 
James F. Kane and Family Faculty Award, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2011
Everett Shapiro Award for Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2009, 2006-2007
Anthony A. Gianelly Teaching Fellowship Award, American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, 2008
‘10 under 10’ Award, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2007
American Association of Orthodontics Faculty Development Award, 2006
Inducted into the Bates Andrews Research Honor Society, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2006
The Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements in Dentistry, 2001
American Academy of Oro-facial Pain Award, 2001
The Quintessence Award for Academic Excellence, 2001
Inducted into Dental Honor Society ‘Omicron Kappa Upsilon’/ OKU, XiXi Chapter, 2001
Professional Memberships: 
American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Massachusetts Dental Society
International Association of Dental Research
American Association of Dental Research
OKU Dental Honor Society, XiXi Chapter
Indian Dental Association