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Sangeeta Gajendra, D.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.

Dentistry

Clinical Interests

General Dentistry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7177

Administrative: (585) 275-5007

Office: (585) 273-4763

Fax: (585) 756-5577

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Gajendra wants her patients to have a positive and stress-free experience during dental treatment. An EIOH alumna, she is passionate about dentistry and stays abreast of the latest techniques and technology by attending and presenting at various major national, state and local conferences. Dr. Gajendra, who hails from Mumbai, India, has a strong interest in dental research, particularly smoking cessation. She also serves as clinical chief in EIOH's Community Dentistry and Oral Disease Prevention. She loves Rochester winters and enjoys traveling and engaging in art projects.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Dentist-Dental Public Health - American Board of Dental Public Health

Education

1996
BDS | India-A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
Dentistry

2001
MPH | Univ of Illinois-Springfield
Public Health

2012
MS | Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
Business Administration (Medical Management)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2010 - 03/15/2012
Residency in at Simon Business School

01/01/2002 - 12/31/2003
Residency in General Dentistry Residency at Eastman Dental School

08/15/1999 - 07/31/2002
Internship in Genetics at University of Illinois- Springfield

09/01/2001 - 12/31/2002
Residency in at NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH)

08/01/2001 - 12/31/2002
Fellowship in at SUNY at Albany

01/01/2002 - 12/31/2003
Residency in General Dentistry Residency at Eastman Dental School

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Awards

2003
Basil G. Bibby Award for Outstanding Scientific Merit
Sponsor: American Association of Dental Research- Rochester Section
Location: Rochester, NY

2001
Certificate of Award for Outstanding Contributions in Genetics, Newborn Screening, SIDS and Oral Health
Sponsor: Office of Health Promotion, Illinois Department of Public Health
Location: Springfield, IL

2001
Certificate of Honor for being selected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Location: Springfield, IL

2001
Certificate of Honor for outstanding contributions to cultural understanding and international friendships
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Location: Springfield, IL

2000
Certificate of Honor for outstanding contributions to cultural understanding and international friendships
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Location: Springfield, IL

2000
Best Sportsmanship Team at Springfest
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Location: Springfield, IL

1993
Second Rank in 2nd Year B.D.S
Sponsor: A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences
Location: Mangalore, India

1992
Third Rank in 1st Year B.D.S
Sponsor: University of Mangalore
Location: Karnatak, India

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/2011
Gajendra S; Ossip DJ; Panzer RJ; McIntosh S. "Implementing a Smoke-Free Campus: A Medical Center Initiative". J Community Health. 2011; (in press; Available Online).

2011
Telleen S; Kim YOR; Chavez N; Barrett R; Hall W; Gajendra S. "Access to Oral Health Services for Urban Low-Income Latino Children: Social Ecological Influences." J Public Health Dentistry (accepted for publication). 2011; .

2006
Gajendra S, Cruz GD, Kumar JV. "Oral cancer prevention and early detection: knowledge, practices, and opinions of oral health care providers in New York State." Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education.. 2006 21(3):157-62.

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