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Simply stated, Dr. Karunagaran (“Dr. K.”) has a passion for dentistry. It is not an exaggeration to say that his favorite “hobby” is to acquire advanced training and staying up-to-date on the latest, cutting edge advancements in implant surgery and restorations.
After graduating from dental school in Chennai, South India in 2001, he went on to earn a Master's degree in biomaterials from the State University of New York at Buffalo; then completed two years of hospital based, advanced general dentistry training with special focus on oral surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He followed that with two additional years of postgraduate training in implant dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and at the Comprehensive Implant Residency Program in Bessemer, Alabama.
Before joining Northwood Dental in 2013, Dr. K. practiced in central Washington at a large multi-clinic facility where he served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry treating a wide range of patients from all walks of life while also teaching new dentists advanced skills. Holding true to form, Dr. K. also served as an affiliate faculty member for both the University of Washington, School of Dentistry and for the Oregon Health and Sciences University, School of Dentistry.
He currently holds fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry and is working towards his Mastership. He is also a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. K is one of Tampa Bay's premier dental implant specialists and is also certified in providing Invisalign Clear Aligner treatments.
In his spare time, Dr. K enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife, Sammy, who is also a dentist. In addition, they, along with their daughter, Tara, enjoy the family-friendly Tampa Bay area.