Senior Lecturer, Department of PeriodonticsDr Asha Ramesh, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Periodontics has recently completed her post-graduation from Saveetha Dental College and is a distinction holder. Her research focus is on the influence of oxidative stress on the pathogenesis of periodontitis which was a collaborative effort with IIT-Madras and her paper was well received at the 94th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research held in Seoul, South Korea. She has 7 publications in indexed journals with international and national distribution. The topics include the link between periodontitis and COPD, novel strategies for furcation management and efficacy of pre-procedural mouth rinses on dental aerosol reduction. She has won various awards on her research topics at national and international levels. She wishes to use her research and teaching for the betterment of the society and Saveetha Dental College has been the platform to help her in pursuing the goals.