Dr. Taneja DDS, MDS
I feel absolutely grateful to be in a position to impact the lives of little ones and make them smile. Dental care can be challenging and overwhelming for some. As a pediatric dental specialist, I want every child to have a positive experience, so they grow up feeling comfortable coming to the dentist. I have worked with anxious adults and fearful children and I enjoy getting them past that “scary” phase. I now know that dentistry is more than teeth and that is what makes me so excited and passionate about my job. It is important to me that I am not just checking your child’s teeth but making a meaningful connection with them so they feel excited for their appointments and continue growing with us year after year. I love working with diverse populations including children with special needs and abilities. It is important to me to leave a positive impression on the families I meet. My goal is to build a relationship based on trust, compassion and respect with my patients and their families to set the stage for a lifetime of excellent oral health. Every child is unique, and I am thrilled to meet and tailor smiles for all the young patients in Southern Oregon!
Dr. Nidhi Taneja is a Board-Certified pediatric dentist. She was born and brought up in India. She graduated from the University of California and continued to work as a General Dentist in New Mexico for a year. She went on to pursue her passion and completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency and an additional pediatric dentistry fellowship at the University of Connecticut. She earned a Master’s Degree in Dental Science with a research focus on dentistry for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Taneja is passionate about treating diverse groups of populations including children with special needs. She believes that optimal behavioral management during a dental appointment is the key for a successful visit. During her appointment, she makes sure that each child has a fun experience and the parents feel empowered about their child’s oral health.
Her continued excellent work in dentistry has been recognized multiple times and she has been awarded the Residents Recognition award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been anointed the prestigious life time Albert Schweitzer Fellow for her continued efforts towards health equality. In addition, she has received Paul Ambrose scholarship for her community involvement and healthcare advocacy.
Committed to work for special needs children and adults, she provided dental care for the participants in the Special Olympics in Connecticut. She is currently a consultant on the AAPD Early Dentist Committee and the immediate past Chair of the Resident’s Committee.
Dr. Taneja loves spending time with her family in Northern California. She enjoys biking, cooking, yoga and leading an active lifestyle. She loves to travel and explore new cuisines, cultures and countries. Dr. Taneja is excited to be back on the West Coast and she is looking forward to her adventures in beautiful southern Oregon and serving the wonderful community here!