Dentist Profile Protocol
Name: Matharasi Chandrassegar
Hometown and Country: Chennai, India (currently Southborough, MA)
University (Undergrad): Saveetha Dental school, India
Dental School: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Masters (if applicable): NA
Advanced Certifications and/or Training: NA
Are you Board Certified? NA
Hobbies: Hiking, listen to music, cooking
Family and/or Pets Description: I have 2 very active girls. They keep me busy with swimming, martial arts etc.
List of Professional Affiliations: American Dental Association (ADA) and Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), Worcester Dental Association, Indian Dental Association(IDA).
- Please describe the moment when you chose to become a dentist?
I wanted to follow my Dad’s footsteps to become a physician. But my sister had perio issues and she was diagnosed with early onset periodontitis. Every visit to the dentist I accompanied her and was so impressed by the ways he treated her and the different materials he used amazed me. Those visits changed my mind to become a dentist.
- What do you love about dentistry?
I love the fact that a dentist can create so much confidence and change in personality not just externally but also inner self too. It is not just treatment with medicines but creating a smile and restore function.
- What do you love about your job?
I love the interaction with all my patients and also the ability to relieve pain and get better quality of life.
- What do you want people to understand about the way you practice dentistry?
My way of practicing dentistry is very conservative, preventive rather than treating the outcome of delayed care. I would like to educate my patients about prevention and everyday routine in taking care of their teeth.