Meet Our West Chester Dentist Team
West Chester Dental Group believes that we accomplish great things by working together with our patients. Our team makes your treatment in our practice easy by ensuring you are heard. From there, we can establish the precise path to accomplish the goals set forth. All the while, your doctor will make sure that you understand your dental condition and any proposed treatment. Our staff is well rounded in order to provide all the services you might need, all under one roof.
DR. SOPHIA THANKARAJ
Dr Sophia Thankaraj graduated with her dental degree from India. She did her post-doctoral training in a general practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH where she earned her certification in conscious sedation. She served as Chief Resident in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH).
She is on Medical Staff at MVH where she holds a faculty position in the GRP Program. She works with Dental Residents to provide access to dental care for underserved and special needs patients in the community.
She is caring, gental, patient and passionate about providing quality dental care to her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Dayton Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.
In her free time, she enjoys time with her family and global humanitarian efforts.
DR. MANJULA NATARAJAN
Dr. Manjula Natarajan (Dr. Manju) graduated from dental school in India in 1997, she practiced dentistry in a well established hospital for a few years before following her husband to the United States. After coming to the US, she completed her two years of advanced standing dental program at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Manju has been practicing general/family dentistry since 2004 in the Dayton area. She attends many continuing education courses to keep up with the latest in dental techniques to provide her patients with a beautiful and healthy smile.
She loves to travel with her husband and her two son’s, Aditya and Akash.
DR. PRASANNA GURU
Dr. Prasanna Guru D.M.D. began his dental career in India where he earned a degree in both general dentistry and endodontics. Dr. Guru’s years of experience in general dentistry and endodontics adds extensively to our practice’s ability to serve our community.
After receiving his degrees in India, Dr. Guru moved to Boston where he studied at Boston University and earned his D.M.D. Upon graduation, he moved to Chillicothe, Ohio where he began practicing dentistry full-time. Shortly after moving to Chillicothe, he moved with his practice to the Cincinnati area to enjoy the city life. He has been practicing in the Cincinnati area for the past 7 years where he has continued to study the latest trends and updates in the world of dentistry.
Dr. Guru’s training in endodontics brings a new level of expertise to the surgical and non-surgical treatments for our patients.
Currently, Dr. Guru is taking a course studying new techniques in the placement of dental implants. His determination to be on the top of dental implant and endodontic procedures makes him a phenomenal addition to West Chester Dental Group.
In his free time, Dr. Guru enjoys playing golf, skydiving, zip lining, and spending time with his wife at his home in West Chester. Make an appointment today to meet Dr. Prasanna Guru and to get all of your dental needs taken care of in one location.
DR. DONG-IL KIM
Dr. Dong-il Kim graduated with a bachelor of business degree from Fisher College at The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1999. He then graduated with a doctor of dental surgery degree from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. OSU has been and continues to be among the top dental schools in the United States both didactically and clinically.
Dr. Kim understands the importance of continuing education. In fact, each year he spends a considerable amount of time learning new techniques and working on the art of dentistry. As a member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Kim is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality dental care and offering services using state-of-the-art technology. In 2011 he was selected as “The Best Dentist in America.”
When he isn’t at work, Dr. Kim enjoys golfing and watching his sons play soccer and basketball, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his family. Dr. Kim lives in Columbus, OH with his wife and three beautiful children (two sons and a daughter).
DR. KYLE DETAVERNIER
West Chester Dental Group is proud to announce the newest addition to our expert dental team; Dr. Kyle Detavernier. Dr. Detavernier has lived in Michigan his entire life until his move to West Chester to join our team. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Human Biology. After college, Dr. Detavernier worked as a dental assistant where he discovered his love for dentistry. He then attended University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. Detavernier is a member of the American Dental Association and soon to be a member of the Ohio Dental Association. He has traveled to Guatemala as part of a mission trip, providing dentistry to those that don’t have easy access or the monetary means to receive dental care. He hopes to go back to Guatemala one day as well as travel to other parts of the world.
In his free time, Dr. Detavernier enjoys playing golf and ice hockey, but loves watching all sports. He enjoys traveling and camping with friends and family.