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Meet Dr. Savithri Sivakumar

My profession means the world to me!

I enjoy providing care to patients and getting to know them from infancy to young adulthood, striving to instill an appreciation for the importance of oral health. The impact a pediatric dentist can make in the wellbeing of a child goes further than just clean teeth: we teach them to trust their own ability to cope with things they might fear and learn that with the right outlook, they can achieve anything!

 

After practicing pediatric dentistry for 25 years, I can say I love my profession now more than ever. It is an honor to have the opportunity to teach a child to have a positive dental attitude at an early age knowing how much of a lasting impact it will have on their future health.

 

~ Dr. Savi

Education and Experience

Dr. Savi earned her dental degree in Madras, Indeai, graduating from Madras Dental College in 1987.  She then worked in private practice in India before moving to the U.K. to continue as an honorary Senior House Officer in oral surgery at the Rotherham General Hospital in Yorkshire, UK.

After moving to the United States, Dr. Savi completed a pediatric dental residency the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1994, and A Master’s in Dental Science IN 1997. She then taught for six years as a clinical faculty member at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Connecticut. From 2003, she became a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Dental Surgery, and taught pediatric dentistry to both post-graduates and undergraduates until 2009.

Dr. Savi currently cares for patients at the dental clinic at the Frederick County Health Department. Dr. Savi is passionate about public health and has been involved in it for the past 25 years.

Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations

Committed to providing patients with proven, advanced care, Dr. Savi actively seeks out continuing educational opportunities. This keeps her current on the latest techniques, materials, and evidence-based knowledge. Her patients benefit from receiving the best care that can be provided.

Dr. Savi is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. These organizations offer numerous continuing education opportunities, including conferences, seminars, online courses, and journals.

Beyond the Practice

Dr. Savi and her husband, Dr. Sivi, have been a part of the Frederick community for 18 years, having resided in Frederick county since 2003. Their daughter currently attends dental school at the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Dr. Savi treasures time with friends and enjoys cooking, yoga, and gardening.