Meet The Doctor

Sathiyanathan Nadarajah, DMD

Welcome to the Perio Implant Centers of Maryland, located in Frederick (Frederick County), Maryland, and Eldersburg (Carroll County), Maryland!  We offer non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment to treat periodontal diseases, gingival or tissue grafting to treat sensitive teeth or exposed root surfaces, bone grafting to rebuild lost bone due to periodontal disease, and dental implant treatments to replace missing teeth. Dr. Nadarajah also specialize in correcting a wide variety of implant complications due to bone loss, poor aesthetic results, or peri-implantitis. Our offices are state of the art, with the most up-to-date treatment therapies and technology. We pride ourselves on providing excellent, innovative, and comprehensive care.

How is care from Dr. Nadarajah different?

Dr. Nadarajah will provide you with conservative, predictable, and tailored  treatment. You can expect Dr. Nadarajah to dedicate time to get to know you and your individual case.

Dr. Nadarajah and his staff will educate you on your options and empower you to make the best decisions, while also working closely with your family dentist in a team approach.

We want all our patients to make informed decisions and fully understand any underlying health issues that may be related to their periodontal disease. Our website has helpful information about our Periodontist, office hours, making an appointment, various types of periodontal treatments and implant treatments, new patient forms, maps, directions to our offices, and more. We hope you feel confident that you are working with a qualified and caring periodontist and other professionals when you choose our centers.

Please take a few moments to look through this website to better understand our work. Feel free to call our Frederick or Eldersburg office anytime to request an appointment or ask any questions. We hope to see you soon!

What are the benefits of using a specialist?

Dr. Nadarajah is the most qualified type of dental specialist to treat patients who require dental implants and/or different types of periodontal surgery. Dr. Nadarajah’s practice exclusively provides periodontal and dental implant therapy.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Nadarajah further advanced their education in a three-year residency in Periodontics & Dental Implants. They are experts in treating the most complex periodontal cases, including eliminating severe bone loss due to gum disease and reversing recession with soft tissue grafting. Dr. Nadarajah is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge with his dental colleagues. At Perio Implant Centers of Maryland, he offers periodontal disease diagnoses, appropriate conservative treatments, dental implants, and treatment for peri-implantitis (failing dental implants).

Dr. Sathiyanathan Nadarajah

Dr. Nadarajah believes in the concept of healthy gums, healthy body, and healthy smiles. At Perio Implant Centers of Maryland, he offers periodontal disease diagnoses, appropriate conservative treatments, dental implants, and treatment for peri-implantitis (failing dental implants). Dr. Nadarajah has been part of the Dean’s faculty at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the department of Periodontics and Dental Implantology. He is a clinical instructor in the Department of Periodontics and Implantology. He teaches and guides postgraduate periodontal residents.

Dr. Nadarajah is caring, kind, and qualified to handle your delicate periodontal procedures with confidence and skill. As a periodontist, he maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues life-long learning to stay ahead of the latest trends in Periodontics and Dental Implantology.

Dr. Nadarajah’s practice concentrates on the conservative treatment of gum disease including specialized interests in soft tissue reconstructive plastic surgery to enhance smiles and dental implants that can replace missing teeth. His centers also focus on treating patients who have periodontal (gum) disease, which may be a contributing factor to other illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Dr. Nadarajah uses the latest technology and science to regrow bone (regeneration) in the jaws when the bone loss is caused by gum disease, loss of teeth, or injury. He is looking forward to building a happy, long-term relationship with his patients, their families, and his medical and dental colleagues in Maryland.

Dental Education

Dr. Nadarajah received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) degree from Annamalai University in India in 1992. He then completed a year Residency program at the University Hospital in 1993. In 1995, Dr. Nadarajah completed his externship training program at London King’s College and Guys Dental Institute. In 1996, Dr. Nadarajah obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Nadarajah completed his three-year residency program in Periodontics and Dental Implantology at University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. He completed his Periodontics literature review training at Department of Periodontics Dental Division at the Naval Hospital Tri-Service Medical School in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1999, Dr. Nadarajah received his Periodontology Residency Postgraduate Certificate from University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore.

Faculty at University of Maryland School of Dentistry:

Dr. Nadarajah is clinical instructor and member of the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School, Post-Graduate Periodontics Department, where he actively trains the residents in treating different types of periodontal diseases and dental implant treatments.

Awards and Recognition

In the Baltimore Magazine survey in 2013, his peers chose Dr. Nadarajah as top Dentist and Periodontist. In 2014, Consumer’s Research Council of America chose Dr.Nadarajah as a top Dentist

International Lectures and Surgical Demonstration:

Dr. Nadarajah has a passion for teaching and he has been traveling to different parts of the world to teach dentists and dental students different types of periodontal plastic surgery.

  • September- 2016 Malaysian Private  Dental Association, Kaula Lumpure, Malaysia: Presentation on Diagnosis and treatment of Mucogingival defects.
  • September-2016 Saveetha Dental College & Hospital Chennai, India: Presentation to the faculty, dental students and perio residents on Diagnosis and treatment of Mucogingival defects.
  • September-2016 Sri Venkateswara Dental College & Hospital Chennai, India: Presentation and surgical demonstration to the faculty, dental students and perio residents on Diagnosis and treatment of Mucogingival defects
  • July-2016 Canadian Tamil Medical and Dental Association, Toronto, Canada: Presentation on Diagnosis and treatment of Mucogingival defects.
  • April-2015 Rama Dental College & Hospital, Lucknow, India: Presentation and surgical demonstration to the faculty, dental students and perio residents at on Diagnosis and treatment of Mucogingival defects.
  • January-2007 Rajah Muthiah Dental College & Hospital, India: Presentation and surgical demonstration to the faculty, dental students and perio residents on Diagnosis of periodontal bony defects and Mucogingival defects.

Continuing Education/Workforce Development: Local & Global

  • Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research Institute, June 1, 2022 CE Lecture for periodontal residents on Gingival Graft Surgery to treat Mucogingival Defects.
  • Indian Dental Association Kochi Branch, April 16, 2019 CDE Program for general dentists, oral surgeon, and orthodontist on gingival graft surgery to treat mucogingival defects.
  • Maryland Dental Hygiene Association, September 28, 2018 Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucogingival Defects CE Lecture on Gingival Graft Surgery to treat Mucogingival Defects.
  • What are the Common Dental Problems? Dental Care International Sri Lanka, July 30, 2017 Lecture for dental assistants discussing about common dental problems they will encounter in their daily schedule.
  • Malaysian Private Dental Association, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 12, 2016 Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucogingival Defects Lecture and surgical demonstration for general dentists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists on Gingival Graft Surgery to treat Mucogingival Defects.
  • Saveetha Dental College & Hospital Research Center, India, September 7, 2016 Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucogingival Defects Lecture and surgical course demonstration for post graduate periodontal residents on Gingival Graft Surgery to treat Mucogingival Defects.
  • Sri Venkateswara College & Hospital Research Center, India, September 6, 2016 Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucogingival Defects Lecture and surgical course demonstration for post graduate periodontal residents on Gingival Graft Surgery to treat Mucogingival Defects.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Nadarajah is an active member of the following Dental Organizations

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Carroll County Dental Association