Dr. Preety Desai has called Kamloops home for 24 years. She graduated dentistry from McGill University and completed residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, treating medically compromised children. She was in private practice for 3 years in Toronto and in public health, treating new immigrants, the aged and disabled. She also spent many months in Northern Ontario providing dentistry on First Nations reserves. Dr Desai then moved to BC to specialize in Periodontics at UBC. Dr. Desai and her husband loved BC so much that they settled in Kamloops to raise their family and enjoy the best quality of life. Dr. Desai has surrounded herself with an excellent and attentive staff that are committed to quality patient care. She has pioneered the use of laser technologies in dentistry, and became the only periodontist in Canada to obtain a Master’s Degree in Laser Dentistry. While enjoying life in Kamloops, she still manages to hold an Assistant Professorship at UBC, and also lectures on laser technology internationally and at many American Ivy League Universities. She has trademarked these laser techniques which can save teeth previously slated for extraction, is less painful and shortens recovery time. She now does all surgery with laser technology.
On a personal note, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and practicing yoga. She is currently attempting mountain biking and golf but realizes no LPGA is in her future!