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Shantanu Lal

Associate Professor of Dental Medicine (Pediatric Dentistry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
College of Physicians and Surgeons , Dental Medicine
Physicians & Surgeons, Box20, United States
  • Director, Predoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Lal is the Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry and an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. He is also an Associate Attending at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently serves as council member, committee chair and editorial board member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

A board-certified clinician, Dr. Lal has been treating children and adolescents for over 10 years. He is dedicated to improving all aspects of their oral health in the least traumatic way possible. His areas of research include Technological Advances in Dentistry for Children, Stem Cells in Dentistry and the Oral Health-Systemic Disease Relationship. He is internationally recognized for his work on grants, scientific publications and presentations. Dr. Lal is also the recipient of the E.V. Zegarelli award for “dedicated and inspired teaching of dental students”.



Research & Other Works

Oral health burden in children with systemic diseases. Thikkurissy S, Lal S. Dent Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;53(2):351-7, xi. PMID: 19269403 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Accelerated tooth eruption in children with diabetes mellitus. Lal S, Cheng B, Kaplan S, Softness B, Greenberg E, Goland RS, Lalla E, Lamster IB. Pediatrics. 2008 May;121(5):e1139-43. PMID: 18450858 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Free Article Gingival bleeding in 6- to 13-year-old children with diabetes mellitus. Lal S, Cheng B, Kaplan S, Softness B, Greenberg E, Goland RS, Lalla E, Lamster IB. Pediatr Dent. 2007 Sep-Oct;29(5):426-30. PMID: 18027779 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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