General Dentist - Chicago, IL
Get to Know
Dr. Gargi Bhagavatula
Dr. Gargi Bhagavatula joined the University Dental Professionals team because the philosophy of the practice resonated with her own practice beliefs. She understands the value in providing patients the access to reliable, convenient, high quality care that can also accommodate for their busy schedules. She believes that keeping these tenets as her practice model, has contributed greatly to her practice, forming lasting relationships with patients. Being a General Dentist, Dr. Bhagavatula provides comprehensive dental care to her patients. A significant part of Dr. Bhagavatula’s practice includes the orthodontic correction of misaligned teeth which has helped to design beautiful smiles for her patients. The scope of Dr. Bhagavatula’s practice also includes the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea.
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Bhagavatula is a hands-on person who loves to build and fix things so they work just right. She also enjoys the gratification that comes from that type of work. However, over time, Dr. Bhagavatula 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.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Bhagavatula completed her Bachelor of 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!