I was born in India and moved to Danbury, CT as a young child with my family. I attended the University of Connecticut at Storrs where I found my desire to pursue dentistry as it combined medical science and hands-on patient care. One of the forces behind this desire to be in the dental field was shadowing multiple dentists, including Dr. Aledort. I saw how they were able to help address dental disease while making sure the patients felt comfortable throughout the appointment. After completing undergraduate education, I was accepted into the prestigious dental school program at the University of Connecticut.
After completing dental school as well as obtaining a certificate in AEGD at the University of Connecticut, I practiced as a general dentist for 4 years. During my time as a general dentist, I saw the need for good endodontic treatment, first hand. Being able to provide care that could get patients out of pain on the same day and combining that with the meticulousness that is necessary in providing this treatment, I decided to further my education in the specialty of endodontics at the University of Connecticut.
During my time in residency and under the mentorship of faculty at the program, I was able to learn how to diagnose complex cases, treat difficult cases with a variety of different treatment options such as surgical retreatment and most importantly, how to empathize and relate with the patient who may be going through a painful toothache. I was selected as chief resident in my last year where responsibilities included patient assignment and representing residents at various meetings with faculty and staff. In my last year, I was also awarded the AAE /Endo1 Partners Resident award for research at the AAE annual meeting in 2022.
I live in Danbury with my wife and we love to travel during our free time. I also like hiking, playing basketball and cricket. I also like to spend time with our families and will often go to see them on weekends.