General Dentist - Chicago, IL
Get to Know
Dr. Gargi Bhagavatula
As a parent, Dr. Bhagavatula understand just how important it is for families to have access to ongoing dental care that is both reliably high-quality and convenient for busy schedules. She loves being able to care for the health of people of all ages and from all walks of life in meaningful, long-lasting ways! If you’d like to learn more about her, just keep reading below.
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
Ever since she can remember, Dr. Bhagavatula has been a hand-on person who loves to build and fix things so they work just right. That’s why she chose dentistry as her career initially – because she wanted the rapid gratification that came from that type of work. However, over time, she realized that her profession also made a positive difference in people’s lives by making them feel more confident about their appearance and helping them get back the optimal function they need. Today, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Bhagavatula completed her Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery (BDS) in India and worked as a dentist at a government hospital in Mumbai before relocating to the United States in 2008. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2013. She also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Marquette Dental School in Wisconsin. Today, she is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Away from the dental office, Dr. Bhagavatula’s free time is mainly occupied by her husband, two children, and extended family. They stay very active socially and enjoy going on long road trips, biking on the lakefront, and hosting movie nights!