Venkat Canakapalli completed his bachelor's degree in Dentistry in Chennai-the southern metropolis of India in 1993. After three years of general practice, Venkat followed his passion for Endodontics and returned to dental school for 3 years to complete his Master's Degree in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from the same university in Chennai, India.
In 1999,Venkat joined the teaching faculty in the same institution and had a practice limited to Endodontics at a private hospital. He thoroughly enjoyed his role as an educator, teaching Endodontics to graduate students and dental practitioners. Along with publishing several articles in journals, he has also edited two compendiums with contributors from all around the world.
Venkat moved to New Zealand in 2005 and started his exclusive practice in Tauranga City. His practice was the first to offer microscope enhanced Endodontic treatment in the Bay of Plenty region. He offers continuing dental education in the field of microscope enhanced Endodontics.
Venkat is the founder member of the International Academy of Endodontics.