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Prosthodontics

Dental Postgraduate Students

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Satya Kakarala

Dr. Satya Kakarala was born in India. He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in Karnataka, India. After graduation he practiced Dentistry as a General Dentist for 18 months in India. After that he migrated to Australia and he pursued Public Health and he graduated with a Master of Public Health from The University of Queensland School of Public Health in Brisbane, Australia. His elective subject in Public Health was “Tobacco Cessation and Control.” After graduation he worked in a Public Health setting for three years. He was involved in helping his clients who were addicted to tobacco, alcohol and various drugs. At present he has joined the Dental Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Michigan to gain experience and enhance his skills. He intends to pursue the Internationally Trained Dentist Program and after that he wants to join the Graduate Prosthodontics Program. After completing his studies he plans to return to Australia and he wants to join The University of Queensland School of Dentistry as a faculty member.


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Amruta Shirbhate

Dr. Amruta Shirbhate was born and brought up in India. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in India. Immediately after graduation, she started working as a General Dentist at a clinic in her hometown. She was an active dental professional back in India. She has spent years practicing dentistry in rural and remote areas as well as in the city. Since moving to the US, she has been working as a Dental Assistant and Technician at Trinity Clinic, a non-profit organization in Carmel, Indiana. Currently, she is pursuing the Dental Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Michigan to further her knowledge in research and patient care with complex oral rehabilitation cases.


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Bhavani Achunala

Dr Bhavani Achunala is a foreign-trained dentist from India and she graduated from S.B. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Bidar. After working in private practice for two years, she came to the United States where she started shadowing under the guidance of a number of dentists. She then did an Observership at NYU College of Dentistry. She volunteered as a Dental Assistant in a community clinic in Wisconsin. She has done a one-month Preceptorship in General Dentistry at Boston School of Dental Medicine and now she is enrolled in the four-month Dental Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics to gain knowledge and learn about advances in the field of dentistry. Her future goal is to join the Internationally Trained Dentist Program or the Graduate Prosthodontics Program, carving her way to becoming a world-class dentist, doing meaningful research and striving for perfection.


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Nidhi Patel

Dr. Patel’s history is rooted in India. She graduated in 2015, after obtaining her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the faculty of dentistry at Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India after which she worked as the lead clinician at a non-profit organization in a small town in Gujarat for seven months. She is a member of the Indian Dental Association and Maharashtra State Dental Council. She recently completed a six-month Preceptorship in Advanced Prosthodontics at University of California, Los Angeles and is currently enrolled in Dental Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics here at the University of Michigan. These experiences and the determination to deliver the highest quality of treatment to her patients are the driving forces behind her decision to pursue a program in Graduate Prosthodontics. Outside her professional activities, she has a lifelong passion for dancing.


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Sandeep Dhillon

Dr. Sandeep Dhillon was born and raised in Punjab, North India. He graduated with a Bachelors of Dental Surgery degree in 2004 from Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College. After graduation he served as an assistant professor at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College for two years and then he formed a well-built bond with dentistry and gained knowledge by working in his own clinic in the small town of Naushehra Pannuan. His personal path brought him halfway around the world from India to the United States where he started shadowing and worked as a Dental Assistant while passing his National Boards Part I and II. At present he is enrolled in the Dental Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics to become skilled at the most up-to-date advancements in dentistry. His outlook is to join a Prosthodontics Graduate Program or an Internationally Trained Dentist Program in the United States where he can succeed as a valuable member of the emerging health care world.


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Elfatih Eisa

Dr. Elfatih Eisa hails from Sudan and has lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia most of his life. He earned his Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCDP), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After graduating, Dr. Eisa successfully completed a one-year internship program at RCDP's dental clinic where he worked as a general dental practitioner as well as a primary care dentist. He then immediately commenced his professional career as a teaching assistant at RCDP and worked there for three years before joining the Dental Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics (DPP) at the School of Dentistry, University of Michigan. His future goals are to join a Prosthodontics Graduate Program enabling him to become a brilliant clinician, an excellent researcher, and a great mentor for his students.


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Mohammed Badahman

Dr. Mohammed Badahman earned his Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2012. He worked as a teaching assistant and clinical in the department of prosthodontics at Alfarabi Dental College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Currently he joins the Dental Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics (DPP) at the School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, to obtain advanced training in prosthodontics.