Ravi Koka was born and raised in England and having graduated from dental school in London, practiced general dentistry for two years. He then came to the US, completed cross-training in Loma Linda University and taught Oral Surgery to dental students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. In 1998, he completed the Endodontic postgraduate program in the same school and obtained a Master's degree in Oral Biology (Immunology). He has been in private practice in San Francisco ever since. He has taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pacific Dental School, San Francisco since 2000. He is Board Certified (Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics) and has co-authored the chapter on 'Coronal Access' in the 2008 edition of Ingle's textbook. He has lectured nationally and internationally.