Suman Gorantla, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.D.S.
About Suman Gorantla, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.D.S.
Dr. Gorantla developed an interest for orthodontics when he was in my dental school, following his cousin around, who was in his orthodontics residency at the time. He saw first-hand what orthodontics could do to put smiles on the faces of young kids. He knew he wanted to be an orthodontist and worked very hard to be ranked 1st for the All India Post Graduate Dental Admissions Test.
Upon graduation in General Dentistry and Orthodontics in India, he taught orthodontics and practiced for 2 years before deciding to come to America. For most, the thought of having to go through dental school is a daunting one at best, but to know that you will have to do it twice shows a passion that few can claim. He could list all of the titles he received going through Dental school in two countries, but they wouldn’t mean a thing if je didn’t have the passion for creating smiles that last a lifetime.
Dr. Gorantla met his wife Praveena while completing dental school in Boston at Boston University. They had a true long distance relationship for a year and a half while she was working as a Rheumatologist at the Wichita Clinic in Kansas and he was away in my Orthodontics residency at the University of Pittsburgh. The couple traveled back and forth monthly to visit each other during that time, and knew that their ultimate goal would be for both of them to practice in the Wichita, KS area, raise a family and enjoy what Wichita had to offer. Praveena and the doctor were married in August of 2008 and they welcomed their first son 4 years later in August of 2012. He enjoys working with happy patients and listening to their funny stories. The thing he loves best about orthodontics is that he gets to be a part of every patient’s journey to achieve a smile that they will carry with them forever. Every day Dr. Gorantla gets to put smiles on his patient’s faces, and how many can say that?
All the training he received and great teachers he met taught me humility and inspires him to keep learning. He continues to train also to keep on top of the latest technologies so that he can provide the best clinical care in the shortest time to his patients. Dr. Gorantla looks forward to meeting you and becoming your orthodontist.