Years in Dentistry: 12.5 years
Dental School: New Jersey Dental School (now Rutgers school of dental medicine)
Specialty: I am a general dentist with a passion in periodontics (almost went into a perio residency after school), TMJ/migraines, and sleep apnea.
Practice: Ardsley Dental Spa, Ardsley, NY
Background: Hinna Chaudhry, DMD, provides expert general and cosmetic dentistry services to patients at Ardsley Dental Spa, located in Ardsley, New York. She is highly attentive to detail, and aims to bring a spa-like level of calm to all her patients.
Dr. Chaudhry knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a dentist. Her childhood dentist and orthodontist introduced her to the field, and it immediately captured her attention. With the motivation and drive to reach her dream job, she was accepted into an accelerated dental program during her senior year of high school. This determination is something that still motivates Dr. Chaudhry's practice and everyday life. She is always striving to do more, learn more, and help more.
Dr. Chaudhry obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology from Rutgers University in three years and immediately started dental school at New Jersey Dental School. She received her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 2010, graduating with honors. Dr. Chaudhry continues her education to this day by continually learning new technologies, techniques, and procedures. She is always trying to stay ahead of the game to provide a variety of services for her patients.
Dr. Chaudhry maintains memberships with a plethora of dental and non-dental organizations. She continues to perfect not just dental procedures but also cosmetic facial injectable and TMJ/Migraine treatments. She has also been trained to help patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who are unable to tolerate their CPAP. Dr. Chaudhry is a certified Invisalign provider who continues learning advanced Invisalign techniques and also utilizes the iTero digital scanner in her practice.
In addition to being passionate about dentistry, Dr. Chaudhry is even more passionate about helping others and giving back to the community. She has been volunteering overseas since 2011 and is now clinical co-coordinator for a yearly dental mission trip to Jamaica, where she treats hundreds of children and adults who do not have access to dental care. She is also eager to achieve her dream of beginning her very own non-profit organization here in Westchester County, which will have a focus to help survivors of domestic violence.
During her free time, when she is not seeing patients or working on her charities, you can find Dr. Chaudhry running around the park with her little dog, Floyd. She knows the little things in life are the most important and tries to spend as much time as possible with her family.
Why did you join NYSDA?
To gain relationships and support from other dental professionals. love mentoring those who are interested in dentistry and NYSDA helps with that.
What advice do you have for dental students or new dentists?
Learn as much as you can. The manager at my first job gave me a piece of advice that stayed with me “no matter where you work and where you go, your education and what you learn can’t be taken away from you”. I learned so much from the doctors I worked with when I got out of school and that knowledge has made me stand out now in my practice. Keep learning and keep growing!