Dentist Profile

Easwar Natarajan, B.D.S., D.M.Sc.

Associate Professor
Office Locations:

University Dentists
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Education and Training:
Dental SchoolBangalore UniversityDental Surgery
Graduate SchoolHarvard UniversityOral Biology
InternshipBangalore University, VS Dental College & HospitalDental
ResidencyHarvard University School of Dental MedicineOral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Honor Society, Phi Chi ChapterOmicron Kappa Upsilon - National Honor Society
Medical Staff Award of Excellence - John Dempsey HospitalUConn Health Center
Peter Robinson AwardUConn School of Dental Medicine
James H. Shaw Award for Excellence in ResearchHarvard University
Robert J. Gorlin AwardAmerican Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Clinical Interests:

Diagnosis and management of patients with: oral pre-cancer and cancer, oral ulcerative conditions, oral manifestations of mucocutaneous diseases

Research Interests:

Clinical Research: Oral neoplastic development, risk factors, epidemiology

Basic Science Research: Mechanisms that regulate growth, differentiation, and malignant transformation of epithelial cells in vivo and in vitro in culture. Characterization of mechanisms that regulate cell invasion, cell migration and basement membrane organization.Application of infrared micro-spectroscopy and spectral imaging for detection of micrometastasis and screening of epithelial dysplasias.

Languages Other than English:
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tamil
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

MAPK/ERK-dependent translation factor hyperactivation and dysregulated laminin γ2 expression in oral dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma. Degen, Martin; Natarajan, Easwar; Barron, Patricia; Widlund, Hans R; Rheinwald, James G. (2012). The American journal of pathology, 6, (180), 2462-78.

Contemporary concepts in the diagnosis of oral cancer and precancer. Natarajan, Easwar; Eisenberg, Ellen. (2011). Dental clinics of North America, 1, (55), 63-88.

Breast cancer metastatic to the mandible misdiagnosed as parotitis: report of a case. Panossian, Marieange; Gady, Jacob; Natarajan, Easwar; Eisenberg, Ellen. (2009). Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 6, (67), 1333-7.

Benign alveolar ridge keratosis (oral lichen simplex chronicus): A distinct clinicopathologic entity. Natarajan, Easwar; Woo, Sook-Bin. (2008). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1, (58), 151-7.

Alveolar ridge keratosis. Woo, Sook-Bin; Natarajan, Easwar. (2007). Journal of the American Dental Association (1939), 10, (138), 1306-7; author reply 1307.