Meet Dr. Thondapu

Endodontist Ramesh S. Thondapu, DMD

Dr. Steve ThondapuDr. Ramesh Thondapu was born in the Midwest and grew up in Merced, California. He spent one year at Duke University prior to transferring to the University of California, San Diego. At UCSD he played on the Men’s Tennis Team and was a member of the NCAA Division II Final Four team in 2007. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2009.

He went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. While at Tufts, Dr. Thondapu participated in microbiology research, earning first prize as a pre-doctoral student in Tufts’ annual Bates Day. He additionally presented his research at the ADA and AADR conferences. On graduating Cum Laude from Tufts in 2014, he was inducted into the O.K.U. honor society and received special recognition for Clinical Excellence in Endodontics. He went on to obtain his specialty certificate in endodontics from Tufts in 2016. During his residency, in addition to time spent in clinical training, Dr. Thondapu also taught students and gave several lectures, including a lecture on tooth resorption at the Yankee Dental Congress.

After finishing his specialty training, he spent a year in private practice in Vermont. He is a Board Eligible endodontist, having passed both written and oral examinations, and is currently working towards Board Certification. Dr. Thondapu is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and Sacramento District Dental Society.

His interests outside of endodontics include tennis, hiking, biking, guitar, golf, skiing and cooking. He and his wife Elizabeth, and their pet bird Toblerone, are excited to be in Northern California. Dr. Thondapu expresses genuine care and open communication with his patients and strives to provide the highest quality endodontic treatment.