As a dentist, I care about the person in my chair. Beyond their smile and oral health, I want them to have a full and good life.
Many people come to my office in less than a good mood. Maybe they are in pain, maybe they have had a bad experience at another practice, maybe they think this will be an unpleasant visit.
Whatever the reason for their concern, I want each person to understand that I and my team care about and want only the best for them. They are coming to our office seeking help and we do our best to provide it, painlessly and efficiently.
I treat my patients as friends, never judging them or where they are coming from. Instead, I want to understand who they are, what they need, and make sure they feel okay about themselves. In doing this, I help people learn that I care about them and this helps us to build trusting relationships.
Dentistry, to me, is having the ability to improve people’s lives: comfortably, ethically, and with compassion. I cannot imagine a more rewarding profession.
Education and Professional Activities
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Government Dental College, Mumbai, India
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – State University of New York
As a dentist, my goal is to provide the best treatment, with stable and functional results, for our patients.
Regular continuing dental education ensures I am current on the latest techniques, materials, and technologies. In addition to attending meetings and participating in study groups, I keep up with discussions of research and methodologies by reading relevant journals and other publications.
I am an active member of the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, and the Fourth District Dental Society of New York. These organizations enable me to learn from the leading practitioners, alongside my peers, in the field.
Beyond the Practice
Originally from Mumbai, in India, I have lived in Albany for forty years and consider it home. My wife helps me in the office and I have two grown children. My son and daughter are both married so I have wonderful grandkids as well.
When I’m not seeing patients, I enjoy traveling. I especially enjoy volunteer work through my church and volunteering as a dentist in different parts of the world, to provide life-improving care to underprivileged children and orphans.