40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

HARISH GULATI

  • Boston
  • Tufts Dental Associates, the faculty practice at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Age:

37

Name of Practice:

Tufts Dental Associates, the faculty practice at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Specialty:

General, aesthetic and restorative dentistry

Education:

BDS, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental School in Mumbai, India; DDS, Tufts University; CAGS, Boston University


Why He Was Nominated

The India-born Dr. Gulati spent three years working in a ritzy Mumbai dental practice that served Bolly­wood stars before he decided to uproot himself to attend Boston University for a degree in restorative dentistry. He is now an associate professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Philosophy

“I like to tell my patients that ‘dentistry is not expensive, but neglect is.’ 

Biggest Challenge

“The emotional and physical separation I had to go through leaving a comfortable life in my home country and migrating to the United States alone. But these sacrifices always kept my eye on the target and made me settle for nothing less than the best in my career.”

Something People Don't Know

“I love to cook. If I’m not wearing my white coat and holding a handpiece, chances are
I’m wearing an apron and holding my Mac MTH chef’s knife.”