Anubha Sacheti: Author and Massachusetts State Leader for the Dental Head Start Program

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CAMBRIDGE, MA–Named Massachusetts Dental Society’s “Top Ten Dentists Under Ten,” Anubha Sacheti attended Harvard School of Dental Medicine for her DMD and a GPR. Thereafter she went to Boston University’s Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. Currently she practices in Cambridge and Auburn, MA. She also practices hospital dentistry at Franciscan Children’s Hospital and St. Vincents.

In addition to working in private practices, Sacheti is the Massachusetts State Leader for the Dental Head Start Program and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Public Policy Advocate for Massachusetts. She sits on the Massachusetts State Oral Health Consortium and is a member of the Harvard Odontologic Society. She is a Diplomate of the American Board Of pediatric Dentistry and she
was named Massachusetts Dental Society’s “Top ten Dentists under Ten,” award for dentists having graduated within the last ten years.

Sacheti is author of “Happy, Healthy Teeth: A Guide to Children’s Oral Health.” This book has been translated into many languages.

INDIA New England News: Please tell our readers about your work and what you enjoy most about it?
Anubha Sacheti: I am a pediatric dentist by training but wear a myriad of hats in the dental field. I am the Dental Director for Delta Dental of Massachusetts and the State Public Policy Advocate for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Recently I have become the Chief Dental Officer for Grush- a gaming toothbrush company. I teach the Harvard dental students and practice clinical dentistry two days a week. I really love working with kids in the office and thus wrote a Children’s book called Happy, Healthy Teeth: A guide to children’s oral health.

INE: To which charitable, community and professional group do you belong and why?
AS: I give a lot of free dentistry to Head Start and Special Needs patients. I find this population needs extra special love in and out of the office.

INE: What are you hobbies and interest?
AS: My two young daughters and I love to hit the tennis courts, go ice skating, watch Betty Crocker Kitchen on You Tube and then try out the cakes.

INE: In what way you feel you have most positively influenced or served the local community and your company/organization and professional field?
AS: Happy Healthy Teeth, my book, has been translated into many languages and helps children and families at low literacy levels understand the importance of oral health care at a young age. If we start teaching proper habits early, we can avoid a lot of pain in the future.

INE: Your rare talent?
AS: I enjoy the challenge of treating a child who is scared to get into the dental chair. I enjoy treating the autistic child or other special needs patients who can’t open their mouths or need multiple visits to get to know me.

INE: Your favorite books?
AS: To Kill A Mockinbird.

INE: Your favorite quotes?
AS: My daughter’s first word was “HAPPY”.

INE: Who inspires you the most?
AS: My husband Rajeev. He supports me in all of my crazy new ideas. He encourages me to keep plugging away. When I am over committed, he steps in and makes life easier.

INE: Your core value you try to live by?
AS: Boredom is never a good thing. Always have a next project. That comes from my father.

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