40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

Hemant Dhawan

  • Atlanta
  • Specialty

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Cumming Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics; Crabapple Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Specialty:

Pediatric dentistry

Education:

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


Why They Were Nominated

Dr. Dhawan has distinguished himself as the “go-to guy” wherever he’s gone. Having first entered private practice, he joined a respected, established multi-specialty group in Connecticut comprising 24 doctors and four locations. He took over a small struggling practice and transformed it into the second-largest practice within the group.

Why They Became a Dentist

“I love the autonomy. Like most doctors, I enjoy people and genuinely want to help. The beauty in pediatric dentistry is that I get to see lots of children and help them with their oral health in a safe, fun way.”

Tool They Can’t Live Without

“My staff. I cannot live without the wonderful people around me. As practitioners, we rely on our staff to ensure the practice performs at an exceptional level and each patient receives the care we would want for our own families.”

Most Memorable Patient

A patient who had gone off to college and was coming home for the summer. His mom had made his appointment, and when he came in, he asked when we could go out for lunch and hang out. He was excited to share his experiences about college and sought out my advice. It showed me that my interest in my patients comes full circle.”