Hello SPD Family,
This is Abhishek. Welcome to Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry! On behalf of our entire team, thank you for considering us and I hope learning a little bit about me will show you that I am the right pediatric dentist for your child.
Becoming a pediatric dentist has been a long planned out vision of mine since my senior year of high school in Katy, TX. Growing up, I was really into martial arts and during my senior year of high school, I got the opportunity to teach kids Karate classes. I was also a math tutor for Kumon at the time and I enjoyed helping 3rd and 4th graders. Spending time with kids younger than me at Karate and as a math tutor was really the highlight of my high school years. Growing up, I was shy and quiet as a result of being bullied. Looking back, the time I spent helping with math or martial arts had a huge impact on my life. The younger kids always looked up to me since I was nice and easy going. I would give them respect and in return I would earn their trust.
One Saturday morning teaching Karate, one of the parents, who was a pediatric dentist, pulled me aside and offered me a job as a pediatric dental assistant. I didn’t know anything about dentistry but I knew that I loved working with kids so I took the job. Long story short, by the end of high school I not only knew what my gift and PURPOSE in life was, but I had a tentative career plan figured out. I stuck to my VISION and as a result my part time job as a pediatric dental assistant took me on a journey to earn the privilege to practice pediatric dentistry.
I love being a pediatric dentist because I get the opportunity to influence children to value their health from an early age and take ownership of their own dental health. Also, I get to share my story and let them know that everyone has a gift and hidden talents! Sometimes all they need is a mentor or someone outside their family or circle of friends to help them see it! That is why I love my job. Taking care of teeth is fun but being a mentor for the children I get the privilege to serve is what gets me excited to go to work every morning. I am on a personal mission to help more children find their PURPOSE.
I have practiced in Dallas at other pediatric dentists’ offices for three years out of residency and in June 2018 I opened Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry! I promise to provide the highest quality of dental care, serve your kids as a mentor and serve our community.
- Bachelor of Arts Biology with minor in Chemistry from Texas A&M University
- DDS Degree from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry
- Master of Science (MS) degree and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry
- Specialized training for children with special needs at Children’s Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association