For dentists who don’t practice with a family member, it may be difficult to envision. But those who do say they wouldn’t change a thing. Learn more below about dentists who practice with parents, siblings and partners.
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What I know now
After graduating from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 2010, Dr. Danielle Riordan of St. Peters, Missouri, had what many would describe as the perfect set up: a partner in an established practice.
Proud of my sister
“Growing up, I always followed in the footsteps of my older brother,” Dr. Kamaxi Patel said. Dr. Patel, who graduated from the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry in May, was “hooded” by her brother, Dr. Kuntal Patel, who is, of course, a dentist.
Practicing with my father
When I tell people I work with my father, they always seem to say, “Oh … how is that?” I’m always astonished by the question and the uncertainty in their voices.
Practicing with family is a blessing
Growing up in California, Dr. Ruchi Sahota didn’t plan to be a dentist like her mother, Dr. Maninder K. Nijjar – and Dr. Nijjar never pushed the profession on Dr. Sahota.