1999 – Dr. Rajanna earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology from
the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
2005 – DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from Boston University.
– Dr. Rajanna graduated Magna Cum Laude and was the recipient of the award for excellence in oral diagnosis.
2012 – Postdoctoral residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at the University of Colorado.
– Earned his certification in orthodontics and a Masters in Dental Science (MSD).
Dr. Rajanna was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He enjoys playing a variety of sports including: softball, tennis, snowboarding and kickball and has been a lifelong fan of the Royals & Chiefs. Dr. Rajanna is active in a number of professional societies including: the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists and the Eastern Jackson County Dental Group. To stay on the cutting edge of the profession, he regularly attends continuing education courses, both within the orthodontic specialty and in other dental disciplines. He is actively involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pancreatic Cancer Action Facebook Page
Dr. Rajanna worked as a chemist for Aventis pharmaceuticals following graduation from UMKC. His two years working in pharmaceuticals were an invaluable
experience and prepared him well for his transition into the dental industry. After four years in Boston for dental school, Dr. Rajanna made the decision to return to Missouri and took a position as an associate dentist in St. Louis, where he practiced for four years. Working as a general dentist prior to becoming a specialist in orthodontics has given him a keen understanding of the needs and challenges of doing high quality restorative dentistry. Having this experience definitely gives Dr. Rajanna an edge when it comes to communicating with other dentists and preparing our patients for restorative work such as: implants, veneers, crowns & bridges.
Dr. Rajanna joined the team at Lakewood Orthodontics in October of 2012 and took over as our solo orthodontist in 2013. His training with the University of Colorado, Department of Orthodontics allows him to employ many advanced techniques which make treatment faster, more comfortable and results in a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Dr. Rajanna’s philosophy of meticulous treatment, utilization of the latest technology and honesty in all we do have made Lakewood Orthodontics one of Kansas City’s premier orthodontic offices.