Paul M. Mullasseril
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Paul M. Mullasseril

Paul Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S.

Dean

(405) 271-6400

Paul-Mullasseril@ouhsc.edu


Born in Mumbai, Mullasseril grew up in India and completed his dental education at the University of Bombay in 1988. Mullasseril began his post-doctoral training in maxillofacial prosthetics at OU, graduating in 1994. Afterward, he completed a fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in 1996.

In 1998, Mullasseril joined the faculty in the Department of Removable Prosthetics at the OU College of Dentistry and served as director of the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics from 2002 to 2008. In 2008, he moved his family to Spokane, Washington, to accept a position at Eastern Washington University. However, within a few years, Mullasseril and his family moved back to Oklahoma and resumed work at the College of Dentistry. When asked about the reason for returning to Oklahoma and OU, he stated Oklahoma felt more like home.

In 2011, he was appointed chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the college, and in 2012, he was appointed director of the faculty practice dental clinic. In 2015, he was named assistant dean for clinical and preclinical education. Additionally, he currently holds the Connie and Herbert T. Shillingburg, D.D.S., Professorship of Fixed Prosthodontics.

Mullasseril served as president of the Oklahoma Dental Association from 2020 to 2021. During his presidency, he focused on further developing the relationship between the dental community and the college. He also worked closely with state legislators on developing legislation that will benefit the oral health and well-being of the citizens of Oklahoma.

Additionally, in collaboration with the ODA and the Dale Graham Veterans Foundation in Norman, Mullasseril coordinated the first-ever clinic at the college to provide free dental treatment to selected Oklahoma veterans, which was held in March 2021. The veterans clinic is a project close to Mullasseril’s heart, as he served in the United States Army Reserve from 2001 to 2009, earning the rank of major.

Mullasseril received the Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award from the OU Health Sciences Center Student Council in both 2000 and 2011. He has served as a consultant and key opinion leader for Imtec Corp., as well as Park Dental Research and 3M Corp. In addition, he has presented dental continuing education nationally and internationally on the topics of removable prosthetics and implant dentistry.

Mullasseril is a member of the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, Oklahoma County Dental Society, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American Dental Education Association, Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and Academy of Osseointegration.


Education:

2003                          Faculty Leadership Program, University of Oklahoma

2001-2                       Fellow: Faculty Leadership Institute, American Dental Education Association 

1998                          Doctor of Dental Surgery

                                   University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma City, OK                    

1996                          Certificate, Maxillofacial Prosthetics

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX                    

1994                          Master of Science, Prosthodontics                 

University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Graduate Prosthodontics, Oklahoma City, OK           

1989                          Master of Dental Surgery, Prosthodontics

                                   Bombay University, Nair Hospital Dental College, Bombay, India

1987                          Bachelor of Dental Surgery

            Bombay University, Nair Hospital Dental College, Bombay, India

 


Organizations and Professional Associations:

Oklahoma Dental Association 

2020 – 2021                President

2019 – 2020                President-Elect

2018 – 2019                Vice President

2017 – 2018                Secretary-Treasurer

 

Oklahoma County Dental Society

2011 – present            Board member

2018                            Pierre Fauchard Academy

2017                            International College of Dentists

2017                            American College of Dentists

2011 – present            Academy of Osseointegration, Member

2009 – 2011                RIPER Committee, Eastern Washington University

2001 – 2004                Graduate Faculty Appointments Committee

2000 – present            Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Member

1996 – present            American Dental Education Association, Member

1992 – present            American Dental Association, Member

1992 – 2008                American College of Prosthodontics, Member