Dr. Elangovan joined the UI College of Dentistry Department of Periodontics in 2011 after completing his doctor of medical science at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and his postdoctoral research fellow at the Forsyth Institute, both in Boston.
Dr. Elangovan directs Periodontics Methods II (for D2s) and muco-gingival literature review courses (for residents). He also lectures in D1 and D3 courses.
Dr. Elangovan teaches in the undergraduate periodontal clinic, undergraduate comprehensive care program, and also in the periodontal resident clinics.
Dr. Elangovan's primary research focus is biomaterials and tissue engineering. He is also involved in translational and health outcomes research pertaining to the field of periodontology and implant dentistry.
Dr. Elangovan is a past and present member of the American Academy of Periodontology; the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation New Century Club; the International Association of Biological and Medical Research, Boston; the American Dental Education Association; the National Scholars Honors Society; the American and International Associations of Dental Research; the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS); and the Tamil Nadu Dental Council, India.