Dr. Lakshmi Gorugantula graduated from dental school in India with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS). Diagnosis and non-surgical management of oral conditions always fascinated her while she was a dental student.
While working as a tutor in India, she became interested in clinical research. She joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M College of Dentistry and graduated with a Master of Science degree.
She went on to attend the University of Washington School of Dentistry and completed a residency in Oral Medicine. While at UW, she had great opportunities to learn about the diagnosis and non-surgical management of including, but not limited to: TMJ problems, pain in the head and neck region, neuralgia and other nerve pain, oral infections, autoimmune conditions involving the oral structures, dry mouth, and sleep apnea.
She continued her training at the University of Washington and became certified as a specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology.