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Meet Your Trusted Canonsburg Dentist

Dr. Raj Vekariya – Center One Dental

Headshot of Canonsburg Dentist Dr. Raj Vekariya

Center One Dental is very proud to have a dentist who’s always trying to improve the patient experience in Canonsburg. Ever since he started practicing, one of his largest priorities was making patients feel comfortable during their preventive exams and treatments. The moment he can eliminate any stress from patients’ minds, the more he enjoys providing the care that you and your family are looking for.

When we look back at how Dr. Raj got to this point, it makes much more sense why he chose dentistry as his career path. A large part of his childhood involved being in close proximity of a dentist, but not in the way you’d might think.

A Dream Next Door

When Dr. Raj was growing up in India, he stood out amongst his peers when it came to dental visits. This was because he always enjoyed visiting the dentist. He loved getting prizes for practicing good oral care and keeping cavities at bay. The fact that the dentist was always close by gave him the opportunity to learn more about dentistry as well.

His dad worked as a pharmacist, so Dr. Raj was familiar with the medical industry at a young age. Since the dentist was right next door to his dad’s business, he could easily visit his doctor, even when he didn’t have a cleaning scheduled. As he got older, he began to look up to the dentist and realized he wanted to be one himself. After graduating high school, Dr. Raj began attending dental school almost immediately.

The Journey to America

In India, students can attend dental school shortly after graduating high school. Over the next five years, Dr. Raj obtained fantastic dental education. After graduating in India, he worked as an associate dentist for three years. This would give him fantastic clinical, hands-on experience that would be useful once he moved to America. By 2005, he moved to the U.S. and attended New York University’s College of Dentistry.

In 2011, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completed his Certificate program in Esthetic and Comprehensive Dentistry. One of his favorite topics in dentistry is cosmetics, so he’s happy to provide many expansive smile makeovers for patients who are interested. Today, he works with a local lab to make all necessary restorations for patients.

What Your Dentist Does Outside of the Office

Since he moved to the U.S., Dr. Raj has started a family of his own. He’s been married to his wife Bhavna for 10 years and has two daughters who are 11 and 4 years old. When he’s not providing dental care to patients, he’s playing volleyball with his family, traveling the country, and cheering on his favorite football team the Pittsburgh Steelers.

When it comes to dentistry, Dr. Raj’s passion truly shines through. Imagine going to school twice just so you can provide care in a brand-new country! Of course, this only made Dr. Raj better prepared to provide the Canonsburg community a very high standard of care. Every time you walk into Center One Dental, you can expect the same excitement and dedication that motivated him to pursue dentistry at a young age. We greatly hope you and your loved ones come to meet Dr. Raj in person!

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