Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics

Fellow American College of Prosthodontists

(Board Certified Prosthodontist)

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Dr. Sanjay Karunagaran, "Dr. K", grew up in London, England. He attended the University of Birmingham College of Dental Medicine, the oldest dental college in the country. His father is an oral surgeon, which is how Dr. K initially became interested in dentistry.

Dr. K moved to the United States in 2004 to continue his dental education, where he went on to complete a Masters in Dental Materials from Indiana University, a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy, a fellowship in Prosthodontics from New York University, and a specialty residency in Prosthodontics from the University of Tennessee.

Along the way, he met his wife Ahila, a physician who was born and raised in Strongsville, Ohio. They decided to stay in lovely Ohio and are now busy with their toddler son.

Dr. K opened his own dental office in Medina, Ohio, because he wanted to be able to provide top-level care to all his patients. He envisions a practice where his patients feel comfortable and confident in the care they receive.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. "Family and friends are everything to me - being with them is my form of relaxation."


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Bachelor of Dental Surgery: University of Birmingham College of Dentistry

Internship in General Dentistry: University of London

Doctor of Dental Surgery: University of Detroit Mercy College of Dentistry

Master of Science in Dentistry: Indiana University and Purdue University

Residency in Operative Dentistry: Indiana University School of Dentistry

Residency in Prosthodontics: University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Fellowship in Prosthodontics: New York University College of Dentistry


Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics

Fellow, American College of Prosthodontists

Fellow, Royal Society of Health

Member, American Dental Association

Member, Ohio Dental Association

Member, Medina Dental Society


Medical Staff - Cleveland Cavaliers

Staff Dentist - Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Assistant Professor - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Assistant Professor - Department of Prosthodontics, University of Tennessee

Director of Dental Materials - Department of Prosthodontics University of Tennessee

Assistant Professor - Department of General Practice, Medical College of Virginia


John J. Sharry American College of Prosthodontist Research Finalist (3rd Place)

Deans Junior Faculty Clinical Enrichment Award, University of Tennessee

American College of Prosthodontics Education Fellowship Grant Award (1st Place)

Northeastern Gnathological Society Granger-Pruden Award (1st Place)

Academy of Prosthodontics Student Research Grant Award (1st Place)

Faculty Appreciation Award, Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry


"The effect of varying inhibitor concentration on the flexural strength, elastic modulus, water sorption, water solubility and diffusivity of light-polymerized resin composites"
Karunagaran S
Thesis for Master of Science in Dentistry at Indiana University

"Management of the Maxillary Cancer Patient - What a General Dentist should know"
Karunagaran S, Markose SC, and Paprocki G
Tennessee Dental Journal

"The effect of inhibitor concentrations on the mechanical and chemical properties of Bis-GMA based resin composites"
Karunagaran S, Chu TG
Journal of Material Science Research

"A systematic method for designing and fabrication implant abutments for single and multiple units"
Karunagaran S, Paprocki G, Wicks R
Tennessee Dental Association

"A screw retained sectional tray for a patient with limited opening"
Paprocki GJ, Karunagaran S, Jain V
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

"Factors Controlling Implant Abutment Design - Aiding Prosthetic Reconstruction"
Karunagaran S, Markose SC, Paprocki GJ, Wicks RA
Journal of Prosthodontics

"The effect of bioactive collagen membrane releasing PDGF or GDF-5 on bone regeneration"
Yamano S, Haku K, Yamanaka T, Dai J, Takayama T, Shohara R, Tachi K, Ishioka M, Hanatani S, Karunagaran S, Wada K, Moursi AM
Journal of Biomaterials

"Transcrestal Maxillary Sinus Floor Elevation with Implant Placement – Implant Guided Protocol"
Karunagaran S, Egbert J, Johnson A, Jain V
Tennessee Dental Journal

"Nanometer-Scale Features on Micrometer-Scale Surface Texturing: A Bone Histological, Gene Expression, and Nanomechanical Study"
Coelho PG, Takayama T, Yoo D, Jimbo R, Karunagaran S, Tovar N, Janal MN, Yamano S
ACS Nano

"Surgical Prosthodontics - A shift in the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the University of Tennessee"
Karunagaran S, Egbert J, Johnson A, Markose SC
Tennessee Dental Journal

"Smiling Again - Prosthetic Reconstruction of a Patient with Mandibular Resection"
Horan M, Karunagaran S
Journal of Otolaryngology

"Nasal Prosthetic Reconstruction"
Horan M, Karunagaran S
CQD Cleveland Clinic Article


"A systematic approach to definitive planning and designing single and multiple unit implant abutments"
Karunagaran S, Markose S, Paprocki G, Wicks R
Textbook of Implant Dentistry composed by the Journal of Prosthodontics