Meet the Doctors


 

Sachin S. Parulkar, DDS

Dr. Sachin grew up in East Liverpool, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology.  In 2002, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He went on to complete his advanced education in general dentistry residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 2004 and his pediatric dental residency from Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan in 2006. Dr. Sachin is a board certified pediatric dentist and and is a member of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Central Ohio Dental Soceity. He has hospital privileges at Nationwide Children's Hospital, is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and holds a conscious sedation permit from the State of Ohio.  

Favorite Kids food- Pizza
Favorite Grown up food- Bison filet, medium rare
Favorite Kids Movie- Aladdin (animated)
Favorite Grown up movie- Good Fellas
Favorite thing about working at DPD- Working alongside a great team that truly care about our patients.

 


 

Nira S. Patel, DDS

Dr. Nira grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio. In 2006, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Ohio State University. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Nira went on to complete her pediatric dental residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. She is a board certified pediatric dentist and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has hospital privileges at Nationwide Children's Hospital, is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and holds a conscious sedation permit from the State of Ohio.

Favorite Kids food- Chicken fingers
Favorite Grown up food- Thai
Favorite Kids Movie- Beauty and The Beast
Favorite Grown up movie- Ben Hur
Favorite thing about working at DPD- Getting to watch our patients grow up.

 


 

Marcus S. Heffner, DDS

Dr. Marcus grew up all over the US and moved here from California.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Pepperdine University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.  He went on to complete his advanced education in general dentistry residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Hawaii, and his pediatric dental residency at U.C.L.A.  He is a board eligible pediatric dentist and is a member of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Ohio Dental Association.  He has hospital privileges at Nationwide Children's Hospital and is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Favorite Kids food- ice cream
Favorite Grown up food- even MORE ice cream
Favorite Kids Movie- The Little Mermaid
Favorite Grown up movie- Mamma Mia! (especially watching with my sister!)
Favorite thing about working at DPD- The Crew!  I love everyone I work with so much.  Like family away from home.

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