Dr. Sreenivas Koka received DDS and MS (prosthodontics) degrees from The University of Michigan. He joined the University of Nebraska faculty in 1992, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1995, and received his PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska in 1999. While at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Koka received the Outstanding Teacher Award on numerous occasions and was the inaugural Merritt C. Pedersen Professor of Dentistry. He joined the Staff of Mayo Clinic in 2004 and is former Consultant, former Professor of Dentistry and former Chairman of the Department of Dental Specialties in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Koka received an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 2013 and moved to Zurich, Switzerland to be Executive Director of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation. Dr. Koka moved back to the US to focus on patient care and student education and open Koka Dental Clinic, a private practice focused on implant and removable prosthodontics in San Diego.
Dr. Koka recently served as interim Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA School of Dentistry from 2017-2018 and is also Clinical Professor in Advanced Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a Fellow and Past-President of the Academy of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the ADA/CDA/SDCDS, and Vice President of the International College of Prosthodontists. Dr. Koka has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and lectures extensively nationally and internationally. Dr. Koka has been a reviewer for NIH grants and been a principal investigator on grants funded by NIH and industry sources. Dr. Koka is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Prosthodontic Research and a past Associate Editor for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. In addition, Dr. Koka is the founder of Career Design in Dentistry and the co-founder of the Future Leaders in Prosthodontics workshop series and a member of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Alumni Board.