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Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy Fort Mill, SCDr. Kavi Sagunarthy

Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy moved to Fort Mill from upstate NY to be closer to family after several years in private practice.  A graduate from The George Washington University in Washington, DC he went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine in Buffalo, NY*.  Dr. Sagunarthy then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.  Under the instruction of top faculty members of all dental specialties, he has grown proficient in providing quality dental care to his patients.  His enthusiasm for the profession has led him to actively participate in Continuing Dental Education courses and he is pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.  He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and participates in their Annual Scientific Program.  As the recipient of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists Award in 2007, Dr. Sagunarthy has always remained on the cutting edge of implant dentistry training.

Dr. Sagunarthy served as a clinical faculty member for post-graduate residents at Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Latham, NY.  He maintains an active discourse with his professional colleagues and the residents he helped train in order to always stay current with evidence-based dentistry.  Dr. Sagunarthy currently serves on the clinical faculty for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

With a strong passion for helping people, Dr. Sagunarthy enjoys volunteering his time to provide dentistry to those who have difficulty obtaining dental care.  From charity dental missions in developing countries to spending days at a volunteer clinic in Atlanta, he has found some of his most rewarding moments as a dentist have come when he can brighten the smiles of those in need.

When he’s not helping his patients Dr. Sagunarthy enjoys staying active with golf, tennis, and running.  He enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

We invite you to visit our brand new state of the art Fort Mill dentist office to meet Dr. Sagunarthy and our staff. From the moment you walk in the door you will be at ease in a calming, friendly and professional environment. Dr. Sagunarthy with his warmth and dedication hopes to build a long and lasting relationship with his patient family!

*The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the United States and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Dr. Jake Shirk

Dr. Shirk moved to Charlotte after three years of private practice in Myrtle Beach, SC. A native of central Pennsylvania, Dr. Shirk attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and then went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Shirk earned the Quintessence Award for Clinical Academic Achievement in Restorative Dentistry in recognition of his mastery in direct restorations.

In a never ending pursuit of improving his clinical skills and knowledge, Dr. Shirk has participated in Continuing Dental Education courses focusing on dental implant placement, surgical extractions and bone grafting, endodontics, aesthetic smile design, and Invisalign, as well as many others in leadership and communication. Dr. Shirk is an active member in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Shirk’s mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive dental care by focusing on each patient’s long term oral and overall health. He is also focused on reducing the stress and fear associated with dentistry by creating a friendly patient doctor relationship built on trust and understanding that everyone should be treated with the same respect and empathy that he would provide to his own family.

In his free time, Dr. Shirk is very active in recreational sports such as softball, kickball, racquetball and weight lifting. He also greatly enjoys traveling, hiking, mountain biking, riding motorcycles, carpentry, and water sports.

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

Contact Us

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466