Ojas Parikh, DDS, MSD
Dr. Parikh was born in Washington D.C., and raised in Maryland where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then had the privilege of living in Mumbai, India for two years studying comparative philosophy prior to dental school. Following his adventure in India, Dr. Parikh earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S) at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and then completed his post-doctoral specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also earned his Masters of Science degree in Dentistry (M.S.D) and is board eligible.
Dr. Parikh is passionate about pediatric dentistry not only because it is a perfect blend of art and science, but also because it emphasizes prevention. “It is an amazing feeling to know you can empower a child to really take care of their teeth and overall health for the rest of their lives!” Dr. Parikh feels that providing a fun and welcoming dental environment is essential for a positive experience for patients. “Seeing kids smile and give high fives at the end of dental visits really makes my day.”
Dr. Parikh is married to his beautiful wife, Maitry, who is a general dentist. When he is away from the office, Dr. Parikh enjoys exploring new restaurants, traveling, volunteering in the community, playing the Tabla (an Indian percussion instrument), and spending time with family. He is excited to call Charlotte his new home!
Dr. Parikh is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and is board-eligible for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.