In 1980, I earned my degree in dentistry from the University of Bombay (now University of Mumbai) and specialized in prosthetic dentistry. After some years of working in India, the science of dentistry was developing at a breathtakingly rapid rate, so I wanted to learn more at other centers of excellence and see the world.
My quest took to me to Saudi Arabia, England, Scotland, Wales and finally to Upstate New York. At each place, I had opportunities to interact with a variety of people, see their concern for their oral health and treat them in various settings. Along the way, I was learning more dentistry, getting licensed, doing advanced exams and honing my skill, all in tandem. It has been an exhilarating ride so far. I have worked with and learned from some of the most distinguished teachers in my profession, and the adventure continues here, at Roswell Park. I have been very lucky in my choice of work and enjoy all aspects of dentistry.
I'm grateful to God that humans have a total of 52 teeth in their lifetime because they will always need help keeping their mouths healthy, so there will always be a job for a well-trained dentist!
Management of dentin hypersensitivity by practitioners in The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski, DDS, MPH, Cyril Meyerowitz, DDS, MS, Mark S. Litaker, PhD, Marc W. Heft, DMD, PhD, Nirmala Tasgaonkar, DDS, Marianne R. Day, DDS,
Andretta Porter-Williams, DDS, Valeria V. Gordan, DDS, MS, MSCI, Robin L. Yardic, DDS,
Timothy M. Lawhorn, DDS, Gregg H. Gilbert, DDS, MBA
for The National Dental PBRN Collaborative Group
(2017) Journal of the American Dental Association, 148 (10) , pp. 728-736.