I graduated from Dental School at Pune University India in 2000 and went on to do a rigorous one year general residency. After practicing for a year, I taught at a dental school in Lucknow, India.
I moved to Canada in 2002, cleared the eligibility exam, and from a pool of 1,500 foreign trained dentists, was selected into Dalhousie University and University of Toronto to join the re-certification program. In 2005 I completed the intensive two year program with Honors from University of Toronto.
Afterwards I worked as an associate in Cobourg and Port Perry before practising at Saginaw Dental Centre with my wife, Dr. Meetu Mahendra.
I am very committed to learning more about the field of dentistry. I've completed many hours of continuing education courses and completed implant mini residency with Dr. Ken Hebel and Dr. Carle Misch.
I am a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association and the Wellington - Waterloo Dental Association.
I am happily married to Dr. Meetu Mahendra. Together we have two beautiful kids. Shiv is 9 years old and Somya, our youngest, is 6 years old.
I love to stay active and have a need for speed. Over the years I have raced NASCARS, Laborghinis, and Ferraris. For a time I also enjoyed motorcycling until a minor accident in 2009 made me decide to take a leave of absence from the sport.
My hobbies include hiking, biking, and gardening. I completed the CN Tower Edgewalk in 2013 and hope to someday muster enough courage to parajump!