On a mission to restore confidence by enhancing smiles

Charlotte dentists making a difference

At Black Dog Dental Studio, Dr. Koneru and his team are dedicated to our patients oral health, and to help them have healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Koneru brings his expertise in general dentistry as well as specializing in endodontics, Invisalign, implants, dentures and more to his modern, state-of-the-art practice in Charlotte.

About Us

Get To Know Dr. Pratheek Koneru

Dr. Koneru is a passionate, and talented dentist who brings his friendly, chair-side manner and great attention to detail to his patients in Charlotte. 

Growing up in a suburb of Chicago, Dr. Koneru always knew that he wanted to be in the medical field working with the human body but didn’t know exactly what he wanted to focus on. When the time came to decide on a career, one area that had a profound effect on his life was dentistry. He had spent a great deal of time in the dentist chair growing up and always remembered the compassionate, expert care shown to him by his family dentist. It also instilled a sense of confidence that made him realize he too wanted to help others feel the self-assurance of a beautiful smile. 

After graduating with a B.S. degree in science from University of Iowa, Dr. Koneru went on to receive his Masters degree in Biology from Cleveland State University. He began his dental studies at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) and later became a Fellow at the Implant Pathway. 

Dr. Koneru strives to provide the highest quality dentistry for his patients through comprehensive, compassionate care. He is as excited today as he was as a young boy about giving his patients confidence through beautiful smiles.  

Outside of the office, Dr. Koneru loves spending time outdoors, going on hikes, playing tennis, golf, and honing his skills in archery. He also enjoys trying out new cuisines and restaurants.

Meet the team

Black Dog Dental Studio

Our staff were hand selected for their passion, excellent customer service and pleasant personalities. Each of our team members ensure that your visit to our office will be comprehensive, personalized, and stress-free! If there is something special you need, just ask, we love making people happy — it’s kind of our thing!

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First Impressions

What to expect

At Black Dog Dental Studio we do things a little differently — the focus is on you! While our office is the premier dental office in the Charlotte, NC region with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, you will find when you walk in that the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Our friendly staff will welcome you to our beautiful waiting area where you will find all of the comforts of home. Please feel free to enjoy our complimentary beverage station, and iPads for your use. 

Next you will be taken back to the treatment room to see the hygienist for a thorough cleaning before Dr. Koneru greets you for a comprehensive exam. He will discuss any health concerns or other issues you may have and together you will discuss a customized treatment plan that fits your specific needs and budget. 

At Black Dog Dental Studio we are proud to provide comprehensive dentistry while keeping your best interest at heart. You can expect our entire team of professionals to be compassionate, transparent, and to provide the highest standard in oral healthcare.

Our home is your home

Comforts & Amenities

At Black Dog Dental Studio we not only offer top-notch dental care, we strive to make your visit to our practice relaxed and stress free. That’s why we offer amenities to give you the comforts of home. If there are any special requests that you have during your visit, please do not hesitate to let us know — we want to make your time with us wonderful.

Complimentary Beverage Station

Ceiling Mounted Monitors


Serene Guest Lounge




Paperless office* 
(*as much as possible)

Cutting-Edge Technology

We keep on top of new developments to keep you smiling bright!

Dentistry is very different today than it was years ago. Just as technology has revolutionized how we live, work, and communicate, the dental industry is always evolving and growing to find better ways to care for you and your oral health. At Black Dog Dental Studio, we have incorporated technology and the most cutting-edge equipment available as part of how we treat and diagnose our patients. 

Our CBCT scanner allows Dr. Koneru to create 3D images of airway, bone, and dental structures. It also provides incredibly accurate measurements for implants and oral appliances as well as detecting soft tissue issues that may indicate serious disease. 

Our 3D printer is used to produce highly accurate crown and bridge models, aligners and much more. 

Our treatment rooms have been outfitted with the most ergonomic dental chairs, ceiling mounted TV monitors with Netflix, and headphones. All are available to you so you can feel comfortable and relaxed during your procedures.

Community outreach

Giving back to the community we love

Each Black Dog Dental Studio team member started in dentistry because of a love of healthcare and making people smile brighter. That dedication goes beyond just caring for teeth here in our office. There is a culture of giving and community service that starts in our office and extends to our friends and neighbors here in the Charlotte community.

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