Understanding Children's Dental Needs
Dr Uma Dixit
Dr. Uma Dixit has been practicing pediatric dentistry for over 20 years. She completed her BDS from Government Dental College, Mumbai in 1985 and did her specialization in Pediatric Dentistry by completing MS at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA in 1991. She was awarded the prestigious Graduate Student Research Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 1991. She was appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, USA and enjoyed working there for 2 years.
Dr. Dixit has brought her international experience to her practice, where only state of the art treatment is rendered to her patients. She believes that every child has a right to appropriate dental care despite their age, cooperation, mental or physical disabilities, special medical needs and parental financial background. She enjoys treating children and derives satisfaction in rendering comprehensive dental treatment to children showing initial non-cooperation.
Dr. Dixit has always been interested in teaching and research. She has several years of experience as a post-graduate teacher and currently is working as Professor at Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. In her exemplary academic career she has guided around 18 MDS students for their dissertation and some of these students are currently positioned as Professors in various universities throughout India. She has been recognized recently as a PhD guide. She has numerous publications in national and international scientific journals to her credit. She has lectured extensively.
Dr. Dixit takes pride in strong bond that her patients develop with her. Many of her patients in their twenties still come back specially to meet her and insist she treats them whenever required!!
Away from her dental responsibilities, Dr. Dixit leads an active life with her husband Shyam Asolekar, Professor, IIT-Bombay and son Mihir. She loves spending time with her dog Oliver. Her other interests include reading, gardening, cooking exotic food and listening to music.
Dr. Rucha Bhise
Dr. Rucha Bhise has specialised in Pediatric Dentistry with an MDS degree from D Y Patil University -School of Dentistry. Herpractice is dedicated exclusively to the dental needs of children.
Over the years, Dr. Rucha's passion and commitment to treating children have ensured that several hundreds of children have successfully received quality dental care. Caries prevention and improving oral health related quality of life are two main goals of Dr. Rucha's practice. She takes a special interest in treating children who are differently abled and with special needs. She has received a special training in management and prevention of dental trauma and pediatric minor surgeries. She treats her patients in unique way and inculcate positive attitude in them.
She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at DY Patil University-School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai. She is also the member of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry.
She has published papers in reputed dental journals, and also presented papers and posters in various dental conferences.Along with Dr. Uma Dixit, she has developed a phone application, ?DICE (Dentistry in Case of Emergency)?,to enable parents to manage dental emergencies in children.DICE is freely available on Google Play Store.
Besides dentistry her interest lies in travelling, trekking and sports.
Dr. Rucha is married to Dr. AkshayJadhav who is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialized in knee joint replacement and arthroscopy