Category Archives: Leadership

10 Under 10: Dr. Kadambari Rawal, a leader in geriatric dentistry

When Dr. Kadambari Rawal’s grandmother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, dentists refused to see her. She was in her 80s, and dentists looked at her grandmother and decided she wasn’t worth the risk. This broke Dr. Rawal’s heart. She grew up close with her family, in Mumbai, with her grandparents always around helping and babysitting. “Even highly trained… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Amanda Fitzpatrick on a ‘Mission’

Since she was a child, Dr. Amanda Fitzpatrick dreamed of working in medicine and working with kids. And after shadowing her dentist her junior year of high school, she made it her goal to go into dentistry, where today she today is a co-chair of her local Mission of Mercy program and a leader of dentistry in Macon… Read More »

New dentist relishes role as state dental association leader

Chappaqua, N.Y. — Dr. Amrita R. Patel didn’t have much of a choice when she became a part of organized dentistry’s leadership. Her father, Dr. Rohit Z. Patel, had been involved in local and state dental societies for decades. When he heard about an opening on the New Dentist Committee of the New York’s Ninth District Dental Association… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Dan Hammer

During his surgical residency at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dr. Dan Hammer focused on typical oral maxillofacial surgical procedures: wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, corrective jaw, facial trauma and infections, cleft lip and cleft palate, craniofacial surgery. But he was also seeing many patients with severe facial trauma. This was as the number of troops… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Onika Patel

Dentist lobby day in Arizona usually falls on Valentine’s Day. Every year, Dr. Onika Patel and a handful of other dentists trek to the state capitol to press legislators on issues important to dentists. One year, she argued against a tax on medical devices. Another, against dental therapists. Another, for access to dentistry and benefits for pregnant women.… Read More »

10 Under 10: Dr. Tim Treat

Growing up in Northern Indiana, Dr. Tim Treat looked to his father and grandfather as role models. Both owned small businesses and were seen as leaders in their community. But Dr. Treat also wanted to help people and as he grew to know his dentist, he started thinking of a career in dentistry as a way to satisfy… Read More »