About Dr. Sreenivas Koka

Dr. Koka

Dr. Sreenivas Koka is passionate about serving his patients who have missing teeth and who need high quality dentures and partial dentures. He is also very experienced with dental implant treatments. Dr. Koka wants you to smile with confidence again, be able to eat well again and to no longer have pain or discomfort in your mouth. He will discuss with you all of your treatment options and you get to choose the one that fits your needs and your budget. Read on to learn more about Dr. Koka’s background and his extensive experience.

Dr. Sreenivas Koka was born and reared in Romford, England. He moved to the United States to attend dental school at the University of Michigan where he graduated with his DDS degree at the age of 22. He completed specialty training in prosthodontics (dentures, partial dentures, implants) also at the University of Michigan and then received a PhD degree in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska. In 2013, Dr. Sreenivas Koka completed an Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. Sreenivas Koka has two older sisters. Dr. Parvathi Pokala is a pediatric dentist in San Diego and Dr. Anuradha Koka is a radiation oncologist in San Diego. Dr. Koka’s parents (father is a retired dentist) also live in San Diego. Dentistry runs in the family as there are sixteen dentists in Dr. Koka’s family spanning five generations.

Dr Koka and siblings

Dr. Sreenivas Koka and his two sisters. Left: Dr. Parvathi Pokala (DDS: pediatric dentist) Right: Dr. Anuradha Koka (MD: radiation oncologist)

Dr. Sreenivas Koka has been a specialist dentist for over 20 years. To date, Dr. Koka’s career involves clinical patient care, university teaching and research. Prior to moving to San Diego, Dr. Sreenivas Koka was Consultant in Prosthodontics at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, one of the most trusted names in health care. Here, Dr. Sreenivas Koka was privileged to be a part of an integrated medicine and dentistry philosophy and to serve Mayo Clinic patients. In addition, Dr. Koka was Chairman of the Department of Dental Specialties and Professor of Dentistry at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. After leaving Mayo Clinic and before coming to San Diego, Dr. Koka spent almost a year in Zurich, Switzerland as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation, an independent Foundation serving patients globally through education, science and humanitarian initiatives.

Dr. Sreenivas Koka is board-certified in prosthodontics. He has published numerous scientific articles and taught many dental students and graduate students how to make dentures and partial dentures and how to properly use dental implants to improve patient care. Dr. Koka is recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award by his students nine different times at the University of Nebraska and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Sreenivas Koka is recipient of the Clinician-Researcher Award from the American College of Prosthodontists and the National Student Dental Research Group Mentor Award of the American Association of Dental Research.

Dr. Koka as a boy

Dr. Koka as a 6 year-old school boy.

Dr. Sreenivas Koka has been invited to give lectures at many respected institutions and professional venues all over the world including Harvard University, UCLA, Peking University (China), Guy’s Dental Hospital (United Kingdom), Eastman Dental Institute of Rochester (New York), University of Genoa (Italy), New York University, University of Bern (Switzerland), University of Michigan, UCSF, University of Nebraska, Eastman Dental Institute of London (United Kingdom), MIT’s Sloan School of Management, University of Toronto (Canada) and has presented at International College of Prosthodontists meetings in Crete, South Africa and Italy.

Dr. Sreenivas Koka is very active in professional organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego District Dental Society. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics (President 2014-2015; President-elect 2013-2014), a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. In addition, Dr. Koka is a member of the Board of Directors of the International College of Prosthodontists and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Prosthodontic Research.