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Meet Dr. Mamata Ponnaganti

For two decades now, Dr. Ponnaganti has gone above and beyond to help her patients thrive. She loves meeting new people as a dentist and being able to address their needs in such a personalized, dedicated fashion each day. Seeing their happy smiles when the treatment process is finished is always rewarding! If you’d like to learn more about her, just keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Ponnaganti grew up in a family filled to the brim with multi-specialty doctors, which led to her developing a strong passion for the healthcare industry. She eventually decided to pursue dentistry as a lifelong career because she liked the hands-on nature of the work and the sense of gratification that came from improving teeth. She also liked the work hours because it would allow her to devote plenty of time to family and raising her children. 20 years later, she still feels very confident that she made the right choice!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After attending college in India, Dr. Ponnaganti pursued her dental doctorate at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She has advanced training in a number of important dental services, including oral sedation, laser dentistry, dental implant placement/restoration, and Six Month Smiles. To this day, she is constantly looking into new technology to improve the delivery of her care. This includes regularly pursuing continuing education courses and traveling to various states/countries to follow the latest advancements in the field. She is a proud member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Ponnaganti is happily married to a loving husband who works as a chemical engineer and is very supportive of her career. She has a grown son who is in his final year of medical school and a daughter who also wants to be a doctor one day! The last member of their family is an extremely friendly and playful German Shephard.

As for personal hobbies, Dr. Ponnaganti enjoys cooking and gardening. She also has a big passion for participating in community service like soup kitchens and highway/beach cleanups. She does her best to participate in 4 to 5 dental camps a year for underserved/homeless populations and also a yearly eye/podiatry camp to assist her neighbors. So far, she’s kept this up for 15 years and counting!

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