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The Clutch is Gone!!

She came into the clinic huffing and puffing. That’s how Bhakti usually is on Saturday mornings when the kids have to be ferried around for multiple classes. Art, violin, football, dance, french, tennis. Gosh, we never learnt so many things as kids. I barely had structured learning of any sort till I was 13 years old. Then I finally realized I will have to study to pass 10th standard and get out of school. My only motivation for getting out of school was to wear colored clothes in college, and the fact that I would get to see some beauties of the opposite sex up close. 10 years in all…

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A Tea Estate in Palampur!!

Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, Summer 2014 Our custom utility vehicle with one bedroom came to a screeching halt in middle of a bustling market place in Palampur, HP. We were shocked. Google maps showed us that our place of stay for our last night on holiday was 50 meters away. We all waited with a baited…

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On a lighter note!!

I was fast asleep. A small giggle here and there was audible; there was mischief in the air. I sensed it, but I was in the sweetest sleep time of the day, 2 pm or so it must have been. I was in 2nd standard at a tender age (Looking at me now, no one will believe that I was ever tender) of 7.  The wooden desk in my school was solid and I used to drool on it when our teacher sometimes told us to put our heads down and sleep. Yes, I actually used to go to sleep when the smarter ones in the class played their pranks.…

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Keep the fire within Alive!!

Dentistry is an art intermingled with solid science and backed with amazingly great technology. Over the years I have seen several clinicians and doctors in general complain about various aspects of their subject. Some are unhappy with the working hours and returns while others just hate what they have to do. Still there are many more, I have seen who are as enthusiastic and perform their skills with a high degree of efficiency even after years in the same field. It set me thinking, What is it that keeps some of us going with the same energy levels for years together in our field as exhibited by a kid who…

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Wow!! I Failed.

I have never cried so much in my life as I did that night. 3AM. 3rd December, 2010. Some dates just get etched in your mind as something that changes your life forever happens that day. After 8 months of gruelling treatment and countless (150 Clinic Hours) moments spent at executing her smile design treatment , I received the result for my clinical case submission on my Accreditation journey from the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). I know I had changed her life for better. She looked stunningly beautiful when she smiled. They were the best ceramic veneers I had made, the best smile design I had carried out…

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Dentists are Humans Too!!

Hi!! For those who know me. Great!! For those who don’t, I am Dr Ali Tunkiwala and from our clinic we will be blogging here to touch base with our patients and our friends. The goal is to show the human side of our lives, the small nuances of our mind that are attached to the hand behind the injections and the drills. A few days in our lives, the thought processes we have, the stress we go through, the successes we achieve, our lovely relationships that we develop with our smiling patients, our travel plans and anything under and above as well as around the sun will be a…

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