My job is all about giving people a reason to smile!
Each day is filled with taking care of my patients’ oral health, giving them confidence, and watching their personalities develop and grow as their beautiful smile emerges.
I enjoy interacting with so many young people; most of the time I feel I learn more from them than they do from me!
EDUCATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
I was raised in Mumbai, India, and completed my early schooling, college, and dental education there with honors. I practiced dentistry for nearly two years in India and then gained admission to the State University of New York, where I earned a Master’s degree in the Oral Sciences. I then went back to dental school at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine where I completed a second Doctorate degree in Dental Medicine with high honors.
My achievements in dental school awarded me a position in the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics residency program at the Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, Nevada. There, I earned another Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Certificate in the Dental Specialty of Orthodontics.
I am passionate about science and how it can improve my patients’ quality of life. I keep abreast of current technology and trends, current research results, and latest products in the market through extensive continuing education. I want my patients to be treated with the best and newest products available and best treatment mechanics which will result in shorter treatment times and more aesthetic results. My most recent CE courses have focused on orthognathic surgery, facial aesthetics, impacted teeth, and cleft lip/palate care.
I also work with my community through Smiles for Kids, and as a volunteer at UC Davis cleft and craniofacial clinic and the Kaiser cleft panel.
I am proud to call Sacramento my home, with its beautiful weather and diverse culture. I enjoy traveling, visiting new places, savoring different cuisines, and meeting new people. I am proficient in English, Hindi, and Chinese (native dialect), and am currently learning Spanish.