I work to help people feel great about their smiles. I believe in treating you as a whole person, not just your mouth. My practice philosophy is based on the ongoing research on the oral-systemic links showing stronger connections to ailments like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, strokes, pregnancy complications and cancers. My passion is to help fearful and anxious patients overcome their fears and trust dentists. I understand how difficult it can be to seek dental treatment due to anxiety and provide compassionate care to help make the process enjoyable again.
I attended the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University for my dental education, earning my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Since then, I have continued to advance my knowledge and training to deliver the highest quality of care to my patients while also keeping their experience as painless and comfortable as possible. In many ways, my education just began after my formal schooling.
I enjoy expanding my knowledge base to take a more holistic approach of overall dental health and well-being, instead of just treating teeth. My recent continuing education courses have involved implant dentistry, TMD therapy, and headache and migraine management, just to name a few.
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Yosemite Dental Society – Past President
Outside the Office
I am a native of Punjab, India, but have happily settled down in California since 1992. Currently, I live in Atwater with my lovely wife, Rinku, our son, Rajdeep, and our German shepherd. Outside of the practice, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading about various historical topics and watching NBA games. I love volunteering my time with KVIE (a public broadcasting station in Sacramento), the local homeless shelter in Merced and Livingston Guru Nanak Gurudwara.