• Meet Dr. Desai

    • July 9, 2019
    • 2 min read
    • Office Happenings

    We’re so excited to introduce a new member of the West Loop Orthodontics team! Dr. Desai is an associate orthodontist who will be treating our incredible patients alongside Dr. Arruda. “What I’m looking forward to most about practicing at West Loop Orthodontics is empowering people with healthy smiles, connecting with my community, and working with a team that truly embodies conquering life.” We sat down with Dr. Desai to learn more about her and what inspires her.

    Dr. Desai grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania called Somerset. “The people is what makes Somerset so special. Neighbors work together to create a strong, close-knit community where the environment feels safe and welcoming.” Although she grew up in Pennsylvania, she’s a true midwesterner at heart because she was born in Topeka, Kansas.

    We’re a little biased about how incredible orthodontics is, and Dr. Desai would have to agree. She discovered orthodontics was her true calling while she was in dental school. “The cases that excited me the most were those in which I built long-term relationships with my patients. While treating patients, I began to appreciate that orthodontics has the ability to curtail dental complications, preserve natural smiles, and promote good health for a lifetime.” Dr. Desai recently gained more insight into the patient experience since she’s currently undergoing Invisalign treatment. “Invisalign has been a great option for me but I must admit, being true to myself and making sure to wear my trays all of the time can be challenging at times.”

    Strolling along the River Walk or playing tennis at the local tennis court are two places you can find Dr. Desai when she’s not at the office. She also enjoys supporting her favorite sports teams. “I’m a Chicago Bears fan, but truthfully I’m a steadfast Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Football season is one of my favorite times of the year.”

    We’re looking forward to improving the quality of life for our patients with Dr. Desai. In fact, that’s what she loves about the field too. “I’ve learned that orthodontics is one of the few professions where one can build an intimate and ongoing relationship with a patient. A few of my favorite things about the orthodontic field are that my everyday job allows me to empower people with good health, make real differences, and make an everlasting impact on my patients’ lives through their smile.” Welcome to the team, Dr. Desai!