Archana Dhawan, DDS, MS
Improving Lives by Changing Smiles
My life’s work as an orthodontist is to give my patients beautiful smiles. I am delighted and thankful to be in a position to make a good difference in each person’s life by increasing their oral health and boosting their self-esteem.
Many individuals begin their orthodontic journey feeling self-conscious about their appearance: misaligned teeth are noticeable, and this influences a person’s self-esteem. Most patients are hesitant to communicate with their peers because they are worried about how they are regarded, and hence look timid or distant.
I witness my patients develop during their therapy. Each individual notices the improvements in their looks and feels more confident in their appearance. They arrive at their sessions eager to show us their improvement, and – best of all – they begin smiling without feeling self-conscious.
By the time treatment is complete, each person is filled with confidence and ready to take on the world: the joy in their eyes, and those radiant smiles, are my greatest reward!
Education and Experience
I was born in New Delhi, India. In India, I earned my Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), and then my Master’s in Orthodontics.
After migrating to the United States, I began my studies at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry. There I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) and continued with my Master’s of Science (MS) in Orthodontics. My Orthodontic Fellowship was completed through UCONN School of Dental Medicine. I am board certified by the American Board Of Orthodontists.
I’ve been practicing orthodontics for two decades and I’m more passionate than ever. I spend my days working with individuals who are trying to better their lives, who are driven and involved in the process, and who fill my office with positive energy and expanding smiles. What I do is something I genuinely enjoy.
Constant Learning and Professional Affiliations
The continual research and development of novel treatment, components, and technology are among the most fascinating elements of orthodontics. From first diagnoses through treatment planning, therapy, and retention, these changes influence every aspect of the orthodontic experience.
I remain on top of the newest advances by engaging in study groups and attending meetings, presentations, and seminars as part of my ongoing education. I carefully consider each new option before implementing the best into the workplace and patient care.
I proudly hold membership at:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Detroit Orthodontic Alumni Association
- Indian Dental Association
- Indian Orthodontic Society
These entities provide me with various opportunities to educate myself from industry experts and guarantee that I am offering my patients the most sophisticated and best therapy possible.
Outside the Office
When I’m not treating patients, I prioritize spending time with my family. My spouse and I have two great children who keep us occupied with their numerous hobbies and activities. We love hiking and biking as a family and are grateful to be a part of such a great community. I joyfully volunteer at the temple and soup kitchen as a means of giving back and helping others.