Shoba Viswanathan Caring For Patients

dentist at our general dentistryDr. Shoba Viswanathan – Practice Philosophy

Welcome to Spring Grove Dental! I often get asked, “Why would anyone want to be a dentist?” Going down the memory lane, as a kid I remember spending a lot of time in the dental chair – that experience naturally made me curious about the profession. As I grew older, I was not only attracted to the autonomy and independence of the profession but also was attracted to the challenge of taking something that is perceived to be so unpleasant , making it into a positive and rewarding experience for the patients.

My core practice value: Making positive experiences through patient-centric dentistry. This drives the entire experience in our office. From the time you walk into our practice “It’s All About You”. Our approach is to help individualize care for each patient, in the manner in which the patient seeks.  There is simply not “only one way” or “only one option” to get that perfect smile!! Education and mutually respectful communication are the foundations of successful outcomes and we strive to practice that every day in our office. With about 20 years of clinical experience, I still get great joy every day helping people get the treatment they need in an empowering and more pleasant manner than they would have ever perceived.

dentist and familyWhere did my journey begin? – My dental education began at the BVP Dental College in India. After 7 years of practicing in Mumbai, India, I immigrated to the United States. I graduated from the University of California, School of Dentistry in San Francisco in 2008 and augmented that education with a residency in Advanced General Dentistry from the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA. After living and practicing in St. Louis, Minneapolis and Tucson, we moved to Indiana in 2015 and have called the Hoosier state our home since.  I love and enjoy caring for my patients in the broader Richmond community- you guys are awesome and I am humbled by the love and support you guys have shown me. Besides dentistry, I love being a mom to my kids Vihaan and Akshara, I love travelling and making wonderful memories with my family, exploring the natural beauty in Indiana, watching movies and sometimes just doing nothing (if my kids will let me!!)

And if you have gotten this far – Thank you for reading this and I look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit!!