Dr. Nanjapa, DDS MS
Dr. Nanjapa is a Prosthodontist with a passion for cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. He received his initial dental training in India before completing a Masters in Dental Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2003, he earned his DDS license and a Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
After spending four years in private practice and teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the College of Dentistry in Chicago, Dr. Nanjapa relocated to the Bay Area in 2007. He spent four years as an associate at a private practice in San Francisco while also teaching as an Associate Clinical Professor at the College of Dentistry at UCSF.
In early 2011, he left the San Francisco practice to start his own in San Mateo. He moved to this space in September 2013 and decided to rename his practice “Deccan Dental”. He continues to maintain a faculty position at UCSF.
With his advanced training and experience he incorporates an interdisciplinary approach and uses cutting-edge technology to build healthy and beautiful smiles. He is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to his patients
Dr. Viraparia, DDS MPh
Dr. Viraparia is a general dentist based in the Bay Area. She completed her dental training at UCSF, followed by a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2012. In addition, she holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Florida, earned in 2008.
Dr. Viraparia is highly skilled in utilizing the latest technology in dentistry, including CAD/CAM, lasers, and implant restorations. Her commitment to her craft is matched by her commitment to her community, as she is an active participant in many community events that help those in need.
Currently, Dr. Viraparia serves as the President of the San Mateo Dental Society (2023-24). When she’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Viraparia enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking, and reading. She resides in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.
Deccan Dental Origins
Nanjapa named his practice “Deccan Dental” as an homage to his roots. He was born in India and lived most of his childhood in its southern peninsula of which the Deccan Plateau is a large part. The name “Deccan” is der ived from the Sanskrit word “ दक्षिण ” (dakshin) meaning “south”. It covers at least 8 Indian States and is located between three stupendous mountain ranges, the Eastern Ghats (Sahyadri), the Western Ghats (Mahendra) and the Blue Mountain (Nilgiris) where they meet at the Doda Beta peak. The southern plateau is r ich in eco and cultural diversity and offers striking contrasts in respect of race, language and social customs of the north. The blend of different languages, traditions and cuisines gives this area a culture and heritage that is both unique and intriguing. It has a colorful history dating back centur ies. And the next time you take in the aroma of the spices, the defining character istic of Indian cuisine, know that most are from the verdant spice plantations of the Deccan Plateau. The only way to take in this breathtaking ensemble of variety is to visit the Deccan Plateau.
Dr. Nanjapa was born in India where he earned his dental degree from MAHE, India. He moved to the US in 1998 and received a Masters in Dental Biomaterials at University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1999. Dr. Nanjapa went on to complete a three year program in Advanced Prosthodontics from University of Illinois, Chicago. After 4 successful years in private practice and teaching at College of Dentistry, Chicago, he moved to the Bay Area in 2007. In early 2011 he left the private practice he had been working at in San Francisco to start “Deccan Dental” here in San Mateo. He also maintains a part time faculty position at College of Dentistry, UCSF. Today he continues to live in the Bay Area with his wife, Hina and daughters Meera and Saira.
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