Dr. RamanReturn to Our Team
I was born in India and came to the U.S.A. in 1972 driven by a desire to make a future in the land of opportunities where hard work removes all limits. I met my future wife at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and married her in 1977. We have three beautiful and accomplished daughters. I received my Bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College and DDS from University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Dentistry in 1983.
I wanted to become the best dentist that I can be. So I took continuing education courses as much as 10 times the amount required by Missouri. It led to my receiving Master Aesthetic Dentist Certification and Neuromuscular Full Mouth Reconstruction Certification from the world-renowned LVI (Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies). LVI provides premier training for dentists from around the world due to its comprehensive postgraduate curriculum.
Due to my passion for teaching advanced dental procedures, I was appointed as a Senior Clinical Instructor and Regional Director of LVI. I am privileged to have instructed and mentored dentists from all regions of U.S.A., Canada, England, Germany and Australia.
Around 1986, my wife was suffering with many of the TMJ/TMD symptoms including migraines. She could not get any help from medical doctors besides medications to manage her symptoms.
I was determined to find a solution for her condition. Through my research and continuing education, I discovered neuromuscular dentistry to be that solution. I was able to resolve her TMD through neuromuscular dentistry. So I decided to dedicate my practice entirely to taking care of TMJ/TMD pain patients. I am grateful that she is continuing to remain pain free.
My expertise in Neuromuscular dentistry earned me the Fellowship status with the International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics in 2002 and Mastership status in 2007 as there were only 55 MICCMO’s in North America.
I was humbled to achieve the highest level of accreditation in the area of Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry, LVI Mastership (LVIM) in 2008 as there were only 10 LVIM’s in North America.
That earned me the distinction of being the first dentist that had earned both MICCMO and LVIM.
I count myself as particularly blessed, in being able to make a difference in people's lives.