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 “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” ― Dolly Parton

Leadership is an art, and women have time and again set brilliant examples for the same. With various responsibilities, today, women are performing amazingly, and they have emerged as very successful leaders. Women are proving their worth in prominent leadership roles today and are also empowering others to follow their passions and strive for only the best.

In this new era, astonishing women leaders are achieving new milestones of success in every field, such as science-tech, innovation, space, or the healthcare industry. One such inspiring women leader is Dr. Shubhangi Aarya, the real example of ‘women- empowerment’ in the dentistry niche.

Dr. Shubhangi Aarya has been working as a Dentist at Ora Care Dental Clinic and Hi-Tech Dental Clinic since 2006. She has done her bachelor’s in dental surgery from Maharashtra University of Health Science Nashik in the year 2003. Today Dr. Shubhangi is a very successful dentist and an aspiring woman leader displaying her excellent leadership.

In an exclusive interview with Insights Success, Dr. Shubhangi Aarya sheds light on the organization’s journey, its services, and her vision for the future.

Please describe your company/firm/ in detail. 

Ora Care Dental Clinic and Hi-Tech Dental Clinic have been operational in Virar since the year 2006. At that point in time, there were not many options for people of Virar, and they had to rush to the Mumbai suburbs for their dental treatment since we had three outlets, one in West and two in East.

It was very convenient for people of Virar to get their dental treatment done. Thanks to our expert team, now we have patients coming from the Mumbai suburbs and beyond Virar from Palghar and Dahanu.

Brief us about your educational background and your journey in the field of dentistry.

I have completed my bachelor’s in dental surgery from Maharashtra University of Health Science Nashik in the year 2003. After my graduation, I served as a lecturer in V.Y.W.S Dental college and Hospital at Amaravati from 2003 to 2005. I started my first clinic in May 2006 at Virar West soon after I started the second clinic in July 2006 in Virar East.

What was your inspiration behind deciding to practice in the dentistry niche?

The study of the human body had always fascinated me right from when I was a student, so becoming a surgeon was like a dream from my childhood. In the later years, I realized dentistry was emerging as a rapidly developing field, and one of the positive attributes is that even a dental graduate can perform surgeries.

I believe when we put a smile on a patient’s face, the happiness a surgeon feels is more than that of a patient. This is what inspired me to pursue dentistry.

What are the USPs that highlight your brand/company as a leading name in the field of dentistry?

One of the biggest USPs of our clinic is that all types of dental treatments are available under one roof. We cater to dental treatment needs from predicative to geriatric patients. Our expert team makes the patients comfortable and relaxed, as many patients are nervous and anxious about treatment.

We have all types of modern and enhanced equipment available to us. Also, the clinics are situated in the main market area of Manvel pada and Jivdani road, which makes it there easily accessible. Over the period of 16 years, we have played our part in creating awareness about dental treatments and dental hygiene.

What are the professional qualities that you think your patients value in you the most?

The most valued professional quality is TRUST. We have been able to gain our patients’ trust over the period of 16 years due to our expert team, timely deliverers of dentures, crowns, and bridges, proper guidance to the patients regarding diagnosis, treatments plan, and prognosis.

Another quality valued by our patients is our commitment to the patient’s treatment needs. Our patients also value the skills which our team has achieved through continuous learning and hard work. Our team is confidently empathetic, focused, and respectful to our patients. Excellent communication as well organized, various, and collaborative team is what makes our patients value us.

How would you coach a pediatric patient through a tooth extraction or similar procedure? 

While handling a pediatric patient, the most important quality required by a dentist is PATIENCE. We do not force the child to co-operate. Initially, we let the child get accustomed to our clinical decorum.

Once the child trusts us that the treatment to be done is to give relief from pain and treatment itself is painless, it becomes less cumbers for a dentist to treat a pediatric patient. Post extraction instructions are given twice to the children well as parents in the language best understood to them with emphasis on following the instructions.

How do you adapt to change in a fast-paced workplace?

Indeed, the work has become fast-paced as compared to earlier times. Excellent time management skills come hardly in a fast-paced workplace. Dividing responsibilities equally in the team as per the strength and weaknesses of the team member helps to provide balance while keeping up to the goal.

Timely assessment of the work done and the work to be done also helps to ease the burden. Setting small, practical, achievable goals has also helped in a fast-paced workplace. Overall, every team maker should value the importance of time and goals let.

How is the adoption of modern technology enhancing medical procedures in the field of dentistry?

Dentistry is one of the rapidly emerging fields of medicine. There technology changes with the blink of an eye. The uses of many instruments, materials, and techniques have become obsolete over the period. Although some of them have stood the test of time and are still used with excellent results, modern technology has changed the game.

Practice management software has made life easy. The use of social media has helped us to reach out to patients and vice versa. The use of modern material and technique has not only helped the doctors but the patients as well. Undoubtedly it has saved a lot of time and effort for the doctors and patients equally. Modern technique has opened many doors for the patients as well as doctors when it comes to diagnosis, treatment planning, and different treatment modalities available.

As an experienced professional, what would you like to advise the budding aspirants willing to enter the Dentistry niche?

Thanks for counting me as an experienced professional, but I think I am still learning, and I would also advise the budding aspirants that learning never stops in the field of Dentistry. Every new patient is a new challenge and a new learning experience.

Do not get disaster if you make mistakes. After all, they will teach you more than what you have learned in the protected environment of your college. Never hesitate to ask for help from your colleagues. Do not see your colleague as your competitors; rather, see them as your guide. Hard work, dedication, passion for dentistry, constituency, excellent communication, adaptation to change, and striving for excellence will help you achieve great heights.