After practicing for 16 years, I can finally articulate my “Why.” The simple reason is because I am trying to build trust back in the field of healthcare. Today, the insurance, patient, and doctor are fighting with one another and the disease wins. In an ideal world, the three together fight the disease. Every day, every procedure, every person I meet helps me fulfill the vision, one step at a time.
I derive great satisfaction in helping patients achieve their goal of a beautiful smile. As a prosthodontist, I get to see complicated cases and help patients with their restorative needs.
I grew up in Mumbai, where my mother was herself a dentist. I basically grew up in the dental office and knew on a subconscious level that dentistry was my calling as well. I attended my mother’s alma mater, Nair Hospital Dental College, where I earned my Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2004.
Upon moving to the United States, I attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, earning my Certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry. This was a three-year comprehensive program in prosthodontics where I addressed complex cases involving removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics.
When I’m not in the office, I play heavy thinking strategy board games, though Catan does not qualify. I love to go hiking and camping, build computers, and think about solving the world’s problems. I have a creative side too, which I express through cooking.
- American Board of Prosthodontists, Diplomate
- American College of Prosthodontics, Fellow
- International College of Dentists, Fellow
- American Association of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Associate Fellow
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Member
- NYCDT Study Club, Honorary Clinician