Dr. Ameeta Sachdev has been in the dental field for almost two decades. While attending dental school in India, she was selected as the Best Student Clinician of India, and presented her table top clinic at the American Dental Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, 2003. During that period, her interests in dentistry varied from studying dental fear to researching Ayurveda as a holistic approach to dentistry. She then decided to pursue her career in United States and was awarded a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Tufts University, Boston.
After moving to New York, Dr. Sachdev worked in the Bronx: at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center (now Montefiore North Hospital) during her General Practice Residency (GPR). Thereafter, she worked for 3 years as a general dentist at Ezras Choilim Health Center, Monroe, while also pursuing her interest in orthodontics by attending a full time 11 month didactic and clinical orthodontic advanced education program at New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine).
With the support and encouragement of her family, Dr. Ameeta moved to Denver to complete her orthodontic residency at University of Colorado. Upon her return she has been serving in Rockland County as an orthodontist. She is also an attending at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx where she enjoys teaching the orthodontic residents.
Having called North Rockland her home for a decade, she chose to fulfill the orthodontic needs of the community and thus the idea of Sachdev Family Orthodontics (SFO) was born. (SFO, code for San Francisco Airport, is also the first airport that Dr. Ameeta landed in US!). She believes that every relationship begins with a smile and wants to be able to help people “Just smile!” without any inhibitions. She hopes to use her practice as a platform for making a difference in the community.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming and indulging in outdoor adventures.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), M.G.V.’s Dental College and Hospital, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India
DMD from Tufts University
GPR from New York Medical College
Orthodontic fellowship from New Jersey Dental School
Certificate in orthodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry from University of Colorado
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
American Dental Association (ADA)
New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)
American Association of Professionals of Indian Origin (AAPI)
Jaqui – Head Dental Assistant
Before working at Sachdev Family Orthodontics, I was a lost teenager working in retail, not knowing what career to take that would change my life around. Until one night, my dear friend Shairis, called to inform me that Dr. Sachdev was in search of someone responsible to work in her wonderful office. On the day of my interview, I was surprised to learn that Dr. Sachdev was my orthodontist at the age of 15, at a different office. Knowing what a wonderful woman she is, I did my best to impress her in order to get the job. I had originally applied for the receptionist position, but I had later realized that I was a better fit to work as Dr. Sachdev’s right hand, being beside her, assisting her with our patients. Becoming a dental assistant has been by far the best decision. Watching our patients step into our office, camera shy for initial clinical pictures, to getting their braces taken off and walking out of here with high confidence is what I love most about my job. Working in this office has been the best experience, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the SFO family.
Vanessa – Dental Assistant
I have been blessed to be given the opportunity to work for Sachdev Family Orthodontics to serve for a community that I have been living in my entire life. I always wanted to work in the dental field because I love the idea of providing benevolent care to a community. I quickly learned that working in Orthodontics has benefits I highly enjoy. I love seeing our patients frequently because we get to build a personal bond with them. As a family-oriented person, I am able to thrive in the environment we create for our patients. My favorite thing to do during my free time is making handmade soap, and singing. I am super happy to be part of the SFO family and the experiences I’ve had here will last a lifetime.