Riddhi Desai, DMD, MSD

Dr. Desai grew up in the small town of Somerset, Pennsylvania. After earning her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, she continued her education at Oregon Health & Sciences University, earning a certificate in orthodontics. During her time in dental school, she found that the most engaging cases were those in which she built long-term relationships with her patients. Prior to joining the West Loop Orthodontics team, she conducted impressive temporomandibular joint research.

Riddhi Desai, DMD, MSD
patient-life

"Seeing a patient’s life, attitude and self-confidence change as their smile transforms, and being a little part of making all that happen is by far the most rewarding aspect of orthodontics for me."

- Dr. Arruda

"Orthodontics has the ability to curtail dental complications, preserve natural smiles, and promote good health for a lifetime."

- Dr. Desai

Dr. Arruda and Dr. Desai are board certified orthodontists committed to providing top of the line of patient care. Only 5% of dentists are orthodontists and only 30% of orthodontists are board certified. In order to be board certified, orthodontists must undergo rigorous written and clinical assessments as well as participate in continued orthodontic education.

When Dr. Arruda isn’t creating beautiful smiles, she can be found spending time with family and friends, coaching soccer, and giving back to the community. In Dr. Desai‘s free time, she can be found practicing her serve at the local tennis court or supporting her favorite sports teams, the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Dr. Arruda's Education and Training

Education

  • Saint Louis University

    Master of Science in Dentistry

    Certificate in Orthodontics

  • Case Western Reserve University

    Doctor of Dental Medicine

Memberships

  • American Board of Orthodontics

    American Association of Orthodontists

    American Dental Association

    Chicago Dental Society

Fellowships & Externships

  • Saint Louis Children’s Hospital

    Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship

  • Harvard Medical School

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds

Dr. Desai's Education and Training

Education

  • Oregon Health & Sciences University

    Certificate in Orthodontics Master of Science in Dentistry

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

    Doctor of Dental Medicine

  • University of Pittsburgh

    BS, Biological Sciences Major

Memberships

  • American Board of Orthodontics

    American Association of Orthodontists

    American Dental Association

    Chicago Dental Society

    Psi Omega Dental Fraternity

Fellowships & Externships

  • Oregon Health & Sciences University

    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Mechanics and Growth Research

  • Doernbecher Children‘s Hospital

    Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Program

  • UPenn, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Externship