About Divakar Karanth
Dr. Divakar Karanth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Karanth completed his MS and Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Kentucky. His research interests are in the bone regeneration and biology of tooth movement. Dr. Karanth has published several articles related to orthodontics and serves as a reviewer for various journals including the Biomedical Materials. Dr. Karanth is involved in teaching orthodontic residents and is part of intramural faculty practice.
Developing and evaluating the piezoelectric scaffold for alveolar bone regeneration. This research was funded by an NIH pilot study grant. We developed and analyzed a biodegradable scaffold using poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible and electroactive polymer that could be used for bone regeneration. The 3D printed PLLA scaffold showed promising properties akin to the natural bone, and it is worth investigating further for bone regeneration.
- 3D Printing and Biomaterials
- Biology of Orthodontic Tooth Movement
- Bone Regeneration