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Faculty Information

Bapanaiah Penugonda, B.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor
Cariology and Comprehensive Care
Floor 5 Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4306



1974 B.D.S., Osmania University, Hyderabad. India.
1980 M.S., Dental Materials Science, NYU


Research Interests / Professional Overview:

  • Chemical and Microbiological Evaluation of Dental Plaque.
  • Evaluation of dental amalgam and mercury vapor levels in the dental environment.
  • Remineralization and demineralization clinical study of 40 partial denture patients.
  • Direct characterization of wear resistance of restorative materials.
  • Profilometer, SEM and visual assessment of porcelain polishing materials.
  • Bond strength characterization of dentin adhesives.
  • Active passive anodic polarization behavior of palladium based alloys.
  • Evaluation of the apical foramen locators for endodontic use.
  • Adhesive resin cements-metal to tooth.
  • Surface evaluation of die stone material with and without coatings.
  • Evaluation of PVS impression materials.


Current Funding:

Colgate Palmolive


Pub Med Articles:

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Representative Publications:

Torsional Resistance of Crowns Cemented to Composite Core Involving Three Stainless Steel Pendodontic Post Designs. JPD.

Comparision of the Microhardness of Five Core Buildup Materials. Oral Health Journal, Canada. October 1999. p.25-33.