Welcome to the Oral Surgery Center of Kokomo! We are proud to be North Central Indiana's premier dental implant and oral surgery center. Dr. Gandhi, Dr. Patel and Dr. Conkin strive to provide our patients with the gold standard of specialty dental care! Give us a call today and experience the OSC difference!
Dr. Conkin received his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduation, he began a career in the United States Navy and completed a general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He practiced as a general dentist for the next two years, serving with and caring for Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He deployed to Iraq with the Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Conkin completed an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the National Capitol Consortium (National Naval Medical Center/ Walter Reed Army Medical Center) in Bethesda, Maryland/ Washington DC. While in residency, he was privileged to care for our sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. He rotated at multiple hospitals including the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Washington Hospital Center, and the aforementioned training hospitals. This allowed Dr. Conkin to operate with many world experts on various aspects of oral surgery, head and neck pathology, maxillofacial reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery and utilize this knowledge in all aspects of his surgical practice today.
Prior to completion of his naval career, Dr. Conkin spent four years at the Navy Recruit Training Center and the North Chicago VA Medical Center in Great Lakes, Illinois as an attending surgeon. He trained 30 Advanced Education in General Dentistry residents, 9 credentialing officers, and 7 exodontia residents on removing teeth and caring for patients with head and neck infections. He deployed to Afghanistan where he was the sole Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in southern Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan, Dr. Conkin was partnered with a British Neurosurgeon to provide head and neck trauma support to all NATO military forces, Afghanistan National Army and Police, and Afghanistan local nationals. These unique and severe injuries provided Dr. Conkin with experience not often seen in civilian trauma centers in the United States.
Dr. Ankit Patel received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Biology and went on to receive his masters in Biology as well there. Dr. Patel then went on to graduate with a DMD degree from Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. Ultimately, Dr. Patel went on to graduate from West Virginia University School of Dentistry's Prosthodontics Residency Program in 2014. He moved to Indianapolis about two years ago and really likes living back in his home state. We are thrilled to have Dr. Patel's specialty skill set within our dental group, and we are grateful to be able to offer our patients the highest standard of comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Kaveri Gandhi graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry specializing in Periodontics. Prior to this, she completed a fellowship in Periodontics and Prosthodontics at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gandhi has worked as a dentist since 2012 and has even earned a patent for Endodontic Access Isolators. Quality, compassion, and gentle care are hallmarks of her practice, and she looks forward to sharing this with you when creating a beautiful, healthy smile that is uniquely yours. When Dr. Gandhi is not in the office, she loves traveling around the world and eating new foods. She also enjoys hot yoga, photography, and journaling.
Anything from simple dental extractions to full mouth dental implant restorations, our dental specialist are here to help. And for patients with extreme dental anxiety, our team offers all forms of sedation dentistry to ensure our patients are comfortable throughout their dental care.
At OSC, we utilize state of the art dental implant technology to ensure that our patients are receiving the best dental care possible.
Here are a few of the specialty dental services we provide here at the Oral Surgery Center of Kokomo.
From single teeth dental implants to full mouth fixed implant dentures, we can do it all!
Dr. Gandhi is specialized in bone and tissue grafting, as well as site preparation to support a dental implant.
If you are currently struggling with wisdom tooth pain, give our dental specialists a call today!
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