During her undergraduate years, Dr. Riddhi Daftary became aware of the huge role that smiling plays in a person’s mood. She wrote her thesis, in part, about how smiling can help you feel better, have a better life, and spread more happiness. She knew she wanted to be part of a profession that helped people enjoy smiling more.
Dr. Daftary received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas A&M University, graduating cum laude. Then she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Interprofessional Honors Distinction from the University of New England College of Dental Medicine . She then completed a residency program in advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) at New York University.
To further her education, Dr. Daftary also completed a Master of Jurisprudence and a Specialization Certificate in compliance from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating magna cum laude with both.
In addition, Dr. Daftary has completed continuing education in dental implants, laser dentistry, combination inhalation–enteral oral minimal sedation, and Invisalign.
Dr. Daftary’s awards include the following:
- Clinical Excellence Achievement Certificate from the PDS University™ – Institute of Dentistry – Clinicians Leading Clinicians in Clinical Excellence® (2018)
- UNE Interprofessional Education Honors Distinction (2017)
- UNE CDM Presidential Award Scholarship awarded toward community-based experiential learning opportunity (2017)
- UNE CDM Presidential Award Scholarship awarded toward community-based experiential learning opportunity (2016)
Patients love Dr. Daftary because she enjoys building personal relationships with them. It starts with communication and a commitment to reach her patients on every level. As her patient, you can expect a thorough and gentle exam. She will provide care that is respectful of and responsive to your individual preferences, needs, and values, and together she will help you achieve improved oral health. She looks forward to becoming your new dental professional and building a lasting relationship with you.
Dr. Daftary is a people person, and to her the best part about being a dentist is helping someone express their happiness. She likes knowing she made a patient’s day easier or better in some way.
Away from the office, Dr. Daftary enjoys spending time with her husband, trying out new vegan recipes, traveling, and spending time at the beach. They also love spoiling their energetic King Charles spaniel, Jiya. Her favorite TV show is Friends.