1601 Jones Franklin Rd Ste 101, Raleigh, NC, 27606
Meet Dr. Sawhney
A Raleigh native, Dr. Anita Sawhney became interested in dentistry as a teenager, when she received orthodontic treatment at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry. Since then, dentistry has proven to be a fairly perfect profession for Dr. Sawhney. â€œI like taking care of people, improving their smiles and their confidence, and taking them out of discomfort and pain,â€ Dr. Sawhney explains.
Dr. Sawhney opened her first family dentistry practice in Raleigh in 1994 after graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry and completing her residency in Jacksonville, Florida, through the University of Florida. In addition to being a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Dr. Sawhney is a member the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization that advances the value and excellence of general dentistry. She also enjoys being involved with the Wake County Dental Society.
During dental school, Dr. Sawhney was one of the first students to participate in The UNC Dental Mexico Project. As part of this project, she provided volunteer dental services at an orphanage in Mexico. Dr. Sawhney has also volunteered on a fully equipped â€œdental office busâ€ that travels throughout North Carolina.
For several years after starting her practice, Dr. Sawhney was a guest lecturer at the UNC School of Dentistry, where she spoke to students about the experience of being a new dentist. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the dental school.
Although she has traveled extensively, Dr. Sawhney says Raleigh is still her favorite place to be. Dr. Sawhney lives in Raleigh with her husband, Greg, and daughter, Sophie. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, piano, tennis, cooking and reading.