Rahul Sachdev, DDS
Dr. Rahul Sachdev graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993. He earned his DDS from the prestigious New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry in 2000. In 2001, he received his post doctorate in Advanced General Dentistry. After practicing in Manhattan, NY for 6 years, he moved back to North Carolina in 2006.
Dr. Sachdev has received several awards throughout his career. These include the Tiffany and Company Gold Medal Award for the graduating class of NYU, as well as the Special Care Award for working with patients who have developmental and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Sachdev regularly attends continuing education classes so that his patients can receive the most current and effective treatment methods in the industry. He is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Third District Dental Society
- Seattle Study Club (Southern Wake Dental Institute)
Something to Smile About
Dr. Sachdev once helped a woman and forever changed her life. He was featured in a Cary Living Magazine article titled “Something to Smile About,” which was written by Dr. Paul C. Kazmer Jr. Read the full article below.
Modern day dentistry can transform smiles, but sometimes it can make a rather significant impact on one's life. Severely crooked, mal-aligned, stained teeth can affect more than just a smile.
Heather admits that her smile always made her self-conscious. As a child she was picked on, “the kids were mean,” she recalls. In addition to the esthetic shortcomings of her smile, the gaps between her teeth caused a lisp. Needless to say, she was embarrassed and insecure. Heather refused to smile for pictures.
As an adult, Heather finally decided to do something about what she saw as her biggest cosmetic imperfection. Heather recalls this is something she always wanted to do since Middle School. She gave serious consideration to correcting her smile for over a year, consulting with various dentists, but she wasn’t quite ready. With her husband’s support and coaxing, she decided to move forward and pursue her dream of a beautiful smile.
Heather started with consultations. She saw her general dentist to discuss potential options and solutions. As a Periodontist, I was asked to evaluate potential gum and implant treatment. After a few consultations and meetings, we as a team, developed a plan for Heather’s new smile. “When she was shown what could be done she was excited, you could see it in her eyes,” recalls Dr. Sachdev, her restorative dentist.
The treatment plan was established - the gum tissue needed a new shape to allow the crowns to have better dimension and a natural appearance. In addition, baby teeth were still present where adult teeth failed to form. We needed a long-term tooth replacement solution. Dental implants were placed and gingival contouring was performed. After healing, her restorative dentist made custom porcelain crowns for upper and lower teeth.
When asked, how she feels now, Heather said, “I can’t stop smiling, I feel more attractive, it was my one thing I really needed to fix, I am so happy.”
Today you’d hardly recognize the “new Heather.” While the same kind, fun person exists, her new smile not only has given her the much desired confidence she used to lack, but the motivation to start working out and getting in shape. Laura, the dental assistant who worked alongside from the start commented, “When I last saw her she had a new haircut, a tan and was in shape, it was amazing, she looked great!”
Heather is enjoying the attention from friends and family. “They just can’t believe the transformation” she states.
Dental problems do not have to mean continued embarrassment over an esthetic deficit, loss of function, or replacement with older techniques such as bridges or dentures. Implant dentistry and state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures have revolutionized dentistry.
Richard Hogan, DDS
Dr. Richard I. Hogan is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and he has been running his practice since 1981. He specializes in family and restorative dentistry, providing his patients with the best possible treatments in a comfortable setting.
Dr. Hogan makes sure to provide a level of service and care that exceeds the expectations of his patients. He also encourages every patient to explore their treatment options and ask questions.
If you are curious about any aspect of your dental care, please don’t hesitate to contact us.