Area of expertise
Orthodontics and Nanobiomaterials
Dr. Karthikeyan Subramani received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University (India) and a Master of Science degree from University of Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) in Biomedical Nanotechnology. Following this, Dr. Subramani was involved in the International Team for Implantology (ITI) funded research projects in Switzerland, the Netherlands and in the USA on guided bone regeneration and implant biomaterial research. He later completed a fellowship program in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) prior to completing his Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency Program and at the same institution in 2015. During his education at the University of Kentucky, he was involved in the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation (AAOF) funded research project leading to a second Master of Science degree. Dr. Subramani was the recipient of the prestigious 2006 Andre Schroeder Research Prize from Straumann (Switzerland) for his innovative research findings during his Biomedical Nanotechnology degree program in the United Kingdom. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed original research and review manuscripts and has authored numerous book chapters. Dr. Subramani is the editor for two textbooks, “Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry” (Foreword by Nobel Laureate Sir. Harold W Kroto) and “Nanobiomaterials in Clinical Dentistry” published by Elsevier. Both the books are currently published in their second editions in 2018 and 2019. Dr. Subramani is also serving a member of various editorial boards of Nanotechnology, Orthodontics and Implantology journals. Dr. Subramani is currently a full time faculty in AEODO/MBA residency program and is actively involved in didactic teaching, research and clinical care to the patients. He is professionally affiliated with American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), American Dental Association (ADA), International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO). Dr. Subramani has presented his research findings in numerous international conferences and his research interests include Nanobiomaterials and Orthodontics research. Dr. Subramani was the recipient of the “2016 Robert M. Ricketts Sunflower Orthodontics Fellowship Award” from the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation (AAOF). Recently, Dr. Subramani was awarded the highly prestigious “Milo Hellman Award” in 2019 given by the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO). Milo Hellman Award is awarded to the most outstanding and meritorious research project of unusual merit, related to orthodontics and will only be awarded, when the research has achieved such a distinction. Dr. Subramani is humbled to receive such an honor and has recently received the “Biomedical Research Award” from the AAOF in 2021. Dr. Subramani currently serves as the Secretary of ADEA Section on Orthodontics continuing as the Chair-Elect and Chair in 2022 and 2023. His personal interests include traveling, working out and spending time with his family.
2002 – BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery (from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, India)
2004 – MSc in Biomedical Nanotechnology (from Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
2011 – Certificate in Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research (from Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington KY, USA)
2015 – MS in Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics (from Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington KY, USA)
Orthodontic Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Orthodontic Clinical Research
2021 – Biomedical Research Award [from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF)]
2021 – Research Mentor Award (Roseman College of Dental Medicine Research Conference)
2019 – Milo Hellman Award [from the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO)]
2016 – Robert M. Ricketts Sunflower Orthodontics Fellowship Award [from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF)]
2012 – Research Aid Award [from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF)]
2006 – Andre Schroeder Research Prize (from International Team for Implantology (ITI) & Straumann]
1. Karthikeyan Subramani (1st Editor) & Waqar Ahmed (2nd Editor) ‘Nanobiomaterials in Clinical Dentistry – Second Edition’, Elsevier. (April 2019). ISBN: 13: 978-0-1281-5886-9.
2. Karthikeyan Subramani (1st Editor) & Waqar Ahmed (2nd Editor) ‘Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry: Processes, Materials and Applications – Second Edition’, Elsevier. Foreword by: Sir. Harold W Kroto (1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) (October 2017). ISBN: 9780128122914.
3. Karthikeyan Subramani (1st Editor), Waqar Ahmed (2nd Editor) ‘Nanobiomaterials in Clinical Dentistry’, Elsevier. ISBN: 13: 978-1-4557-3127-5.
4. Karthikeyan Subramani (1st Editor) & Waqar Ahmed (2nd Editor) ‘Emerging Nanotechnologies in Dentistry: Processes, Materials and Applications’, Elsevier. Foreword by: Sir. Harold W Kroto (1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) (December 2011). ISBN: 978-1-4557-7862-1.
Milo Hellman Award Lecture: Karthikeyan Subramani. In vitro Evaluation of Force Decay of Chlorhexidine Hexametaphosphate Nanoparticle Coated Orthodontic Elastomeric Chains on 5th May 2019 at the AAO Annual Meeting, Los Angeles CA.