Dr. Urvi RupareliaDr. Urvi Ruparelia obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She graduated as one of the top students in her class and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society upon graduation. As an active participant in dental research, Dr. Ruparelia was one of forty-two medical, dental and veterinary students selected yearly to recieve biomedical research training as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - National Institutions of Health (NIH) Research Scholar.
Upon presenting her research completed at NIH during her year away from dental school, she was the 1st place recipient of the 2011 American Association of Dental Research Hatton Award. Her research experiences have instilled a deep appreciation for the fact that oral health plays an integral and interactive role in overall health. During her time in Boston, Dr. Ruparelia volunteered in the community by providing dental care to homeless, at-risk youth and by educating children and families about oral health prevention.
Dr. Ruparelia grew up just outside Atlanta, GA and recieved a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduating with the honor of Magna Cum Laude, she worked at a world-reowned multispeciality dental practice in Atlanta, GA which confirmed her desire to practice dentistry.
Dr. Ruparelia spent the last year receiving advanced postgraduate training at the University of Washington General Practice Residency program, where she provided care to various patient populations including pediatric, adult, geriatric, medically compromised and special needs patients. She is also trained in moderate conscious sedation and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
In her free time, Dr. Ruparelia loves seeing all that the Northwest has to offer, including trying out various outdoor activities and supporting Seattle's sports teams! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and learning to cook.
Dr. Ruparelia strives to provide dental care that is centered around the patient's needs and desires and helps each patient reach optimum oral health. She is very excited to be a part of the Light Dental Studios team and is looking forward to building relationships with patients both old and new!
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