Sharukh Khajotia

Sharukh Khajotia, B.D.S., MS, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Division Head


Dr. Khajotia received his dental degree from the University of Bombay, India. After practicing for a couple of years, he earned a Masters in Dental Biomaterials at Marquette University, and then earned a Ph.D. degree with Distinction in Oral Biology, with an emphasis in Dental Materials, from the Medical College of Georgia. He taught part-time during his Ph.D. studies. Dr. Khajotia joined the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry as Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Materials, and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. He was then promoted to the rank of Professor, and was appointed as the Assistant Dean for Research and Advanced Programs before becoming the Associate Dean for Research.

Dr. Khajotia has broad research interests in the fields of Dental Biomaterials and Oral Biology. He also has a strong interest in educating dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty to become better practitioners via exposure to research, evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills. Dr. Khajotia gained training in the education of adult learners during his Ph.D. studies, and he continues to apply new teaching methodologies and pedadgogies in his classroom.


Contact Information:

Phone: (405) 271-6545
sharukh-khajotia@ouhsc.edu


Education:

Nair Hospital Dental College, University of Bombay, India, DDS (Dentistry)
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, MS (Dental Biomaterials)
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, PhD (Oral Biology)


Societies and Organizations:

International College of Dentists
American College of Dentists
American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute Alumni Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Pi Chapter
American Society for Microbiology
American Dental Association
Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
American Dental Education Association (formerly American Association of Dental Schools)
Oklahoma Dental Association
Academy of Dental Materials
International Association for Dental Research / American Association for Dental Research


Awards:

1994, 1995, 1997 Awards for Excellence in Research, Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies
1998 Best Faculty Award, Student Council, OUCOD
1999 Dean’s Service Award, OUCOD
2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 – 2013 Most Outstanding Classroom Instructor Award, OUCOD
2006 Faculty Governance Award, OUHSC Faculty Senate
2007 Fellow, American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute
2008 American College of Dentists, Fellow
2008 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member Award, Class of 2011, OUCOD
2012 Outstanding Professorial Achievement Award, OUCOD
2016 Fellow, Academy of Dental Materials
2016 Presidential and Distinguished Alumnus Awards, Augusta University, School of Graduate Studies (formerly Medical College of Georgia)