Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics
School of Dentistry
Keerthana Satheesh completed her DDS at the UMKC School of Dentistry (2005) and obtained her Periodontics certificate (2003) and MS in Dentistry from the University of Minnesota (2006). She is a full time faculty member in the Periodontics department at the UMKC-School of Dentistry since 2003. She served as Director of Advanced Periodontics from 2014-2016 and is now serving as Chair of the Department of Periodontics. She is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and also works in private practice in Overland Park, KS. She holds a Missouri license in moderate parenteral sedation. She has didactic and clinical responsibilities in both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral courses. Dr. Satheesh received the AAP Educator award, the ITL fellowship in teaching and learning and more recently a graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute. She is a recipient of numerous awards at UMKC including the Distinguished Teacher award, The David Moore Teaching award and the Elmer F Pierson Excellence in Teaching award. She is an active member of several professional organizations and was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2015.