Dr. Shilpa Mehta got her Bachelor of Dental Sciences degree from Government Dental College in Ahmedabad, India, in the western state of Gujarat. When she graduated from high school, there were either one or two dental colleges in the entire state – now, there are nearly a dozen! Shilpa moved to the Bay Area in 1993 and has lived here ever since. Wanting to experience a high quality, American style university education, she enrolled at the UCSF School of Dentistry’s International Dental Studies Program and earned her Doctor of Dental Sciences degree in 2004. Shilpa has worked as a dentist steadily in the Bay Area over the past 20 years. She enjoys learning and engaging with her patients and colleagues, sharing stories about travel and other world experiences. She loves dentistry, and always knew she wanted to be one since middle school! She enjoys teaching, and is also a part time instructor at a local hygiene college. She enjoys traveling, reading and fitness, and spending time with her family and her 10 year old Labradoodle, Chloe.