Meet Our Clinical Team

Clinical Research Core Assistant Director

Lorena Galvez, CCRC
Assistant Director OHRI Clinical Research Core

Study Dentists

Dr. Inessa Ostrovsky, DDS
Research Study Dentist

Dr. Inessa Ostrovsky has been a Research Dentist at the Oral Health Research Institute (OHRI) since 2017. She’s also been an Adjunct Faculty of Cariology and Operative Dentistry for the Comprehensive Dental Clinic at Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) since 2021.  

She has a Dental Degree from St. Petersburg, Russia Dental School and received her DDS degree from IUSD in 2001. Prior to joining OHRI - Dr. Ostrovsky worked in private practice.

She has participated in many research projects that include in-situ caries models, caries detection, dry mouth, denture adhesives, TMD, and erosion studies.

Clinical Operations and Compliance Coordinator

Vanlianpar Bualteng
Clinical Operations and Compliance Coordinator

Van is originally from Burma and has lived in India, where she studied from high school through postgraduate on different regions – from the north-eastern to New Delhi. After moving to the U.S. in 2000, she pursued a M.S. degree at the IU School of Informatics successfully graduating in 2004.

Van joined OHRI in 2007 as Clinical Research Study Assistant and has worked in various clinical research projects. In 2018, she took on another role as Assistant Infection Control Coordinator and was appointed as the OHRI Clinical Operations and Compliance Coordinator in 2023. Van’s responsibilities include managing the logistics involved in planning and conducting our clinical studies. She is also responsible for keeping track of OHRI clinical staff FTE distribution, study subject recruitment and payment, reviewing study protocols, clinical SOPs and website, among other clinical functions.

Study Coordinators

Liliya Lukantsova, LDH, CCRP
Research Dental Hygienist and Study Coordinator

Liliya graduated from St. Petersburg, Russia School of Dentistry, DDS diploma. She worked in St. Petersburg Pediatric Dental Clinic until 1991. In 1991, Liliya moved to USA with her family and started to work at Oral Health Research Institute, as a research technician in 1992.

In 2000, after graduated from IU School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene program, Liliya continued to work at Oral Health Research Institute as clinical coordinator and dental hygienist. Since August 2004, she is Certified Clinical Research Professional.

Liliya organizes and coordinates the execution of clinical research studies. Liliya also oversees research projects in the Dental school with record maintenance. In her free time, she likes to travel around the world.


Parul Patel, LDH
Research Dental Hygienist and Study Coordinator

Parul Patel graduated in 1997 from Middlesex County College, New Jersey, with Associate in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene.  After 15 years of dental hygiene experience in private practice, Parul found the research opportunity in 2012 at Oral Health Research Institute.  Parul is a research coordinator since 2014 and passionate about learning what research offers.


Mabel Mayan Molina
Clinical Research Study Coordinator

Mabel Molina is a Clinical Research Coordinator who has been working at OHRI since 2016.

Mabel is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.

Mabel is inspired daily by her family whom she enjoys to spend time.