D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Anuradha Prakki
Main Appointments

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry


Through her research, Dr. Prakki investigates and develops stronger, longer-lasting restorative materials, and evaluates their interaction with surrounding tissues.

Research & Clinical Specialties

Dr. A. Bruce Hord Master Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013)

W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education (2017)

Select Publications

Stavroullakis AT, Carrilho MR, Levesque CM, Prakki A. Profiling cytokine levels in chlorhexidine and EGCG-treated odontoblast-like cells. Dent Mater. 2018 doi: 10.1016/

Brito C, Stavroullakis A, Oliveira T, Prakki A. Cytotoxicity and potential anti-inflammatory activity of velutin on RAW 264.7 cell line differentiation: Implications in periodontal bone loss. Arch Oral Biol. 2017 Nov;83:348-356.

Agee KA, Prakki A, Abu-Haimed T, Naguib GH, Nawareg MA, Tezvergil-Mutluay A, Scheffel DL, Chen C, Jang SS, Hwang H, Brackett M, Grégoire G, Tay FR, Breschi L, Pashley DH. Water distribution in dentin matrices: bound vs. unbound water. Dent Mater. 2015 Mar;31(3):205-16.

Brito C, Stavroullakis AT, Ferreira AC, Li K, Oliveira T, Nogueira-Filho G, Prakki A. Extract of acai-berry inhibits osteoclast differentiation and activity. Arch Oral Biol. 2016 Aug;68:29-34. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2016.03.016.

Zarella BL, Buzalaf MA, Kato MT, Hannas AR, Salo T, Tjäderhane L, Prakki A. Cytotoxicity and effect on protease activity of copolymer extracts containing catechin. Arch Oral Biol. 2016 May;65:66-71. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2016.01.017.

Oliveira T, Figueiredo CA, Brito C, Stavroullakis A, Ferreira AC, Nogueira-Filho G, Prakki A. Allium cepa L. and Quercetin Inhibit RANKL/Porphyromonas gingivalis LPS-Induced Osteoclastogenesis by Downregulating NF-κB Signaling Pathway. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:704781. doi: 10.1155/2015/704781.