Meet Dr. Vasanthan
Board Certified Periodontist and Board Certified Dental Implantologist
Hi, I am Dr. Ash Vasanthan. I am a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology. I am also an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. I served as a full time faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, teaching periodontics and serving as the director of the implantology course for five years. I continue to serve as a visiting assistant professor at UMKC in the Department of Periodontics. I have placed over a thousand dental implants through my career and also taught dentists on how to place dental implants. I typically place dental implants and do gum grafts and bone grafts almost everyday for the past five years.
I have received recognition in the form of awards such as “Educator Award” from the American Academy of Periodontology in 2011, “Outstanding Teacher” from UMKC School of Dentistry in 2009, the David Moore Faculty Award from UMKC School of Dentistry 2008 and the Billy Pennel Research Award in 2004. I enjoy practicing periodontics and providing surgical dental implant treatment for patients from Rocklin,CA Lincoln, Granite Bay and Roseville, CA.
My wife is also a dentist and practices in the Roseville area; we have 2 children, a boy and a girl. When I’m not involved in active patient care, I am a busy dad taking care of the family.
I have been invited to speak to my peers by American Academy of Periodontology and continue to speak regularly at national and international meetings. I currently serve on the editoral board of Sacramento District Dental Society which provides publication for dental professional around the greater Sacramento region.