Meet Dr. Taneja


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.

Personal Life

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!

What makes us different?

We specialize in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Grants Pass, fostering a positive dental experience for your child.

Highly Trained Team

Our friendly staff is experienced in behavior management techniques from modeling to general anesthesia to keep your child comfortable.


Kid-Friendly Atmosphere

From our Grants Pass office design and decorations to our highly-trained team, every part of our dental practice is specially geared toward helping your child be comfortable on their dental visit.


Advanced Dental Treatment

Our Grants Pass practice uses the most advanced dental treatments that are proven and effective, ensuring quality results on every visit.


Guaranteed Results

We say that your child’s smile is our top priority, and we mean it! Our professional dental treatments are backed up by specialized pediatric education and experience.


Client Testimonials


This place is amazing. Not only are they so good with kids but the staff is fantastic. Every one I have encountered has been so great. I’ve never had a dental office be so helpful, kind, and genuine in how they care about their patients. Completely impressed.

Melinda Favro Client


First time going there was today and five minutes into the appointment I decided my kiddo will never go anywhere else! Amazing staff and Dr. Waschak was super! Pretty awesome feeling when your child leaves happy and smiling from the Dentist office!!!

Tammi Coleman Client


Extremely professional and great with my kid. Definately recommend this office for your little ones.

Racheal Dagenais Client


The best dentist I’ve ever been to. Thank you for being so awesome!!

Ricci Beasley Client


I always have awesome experiences here! I can have both my boys go together and they feel so much more comfortable having eachother along with the patient staff since they are 3 and 5 years old! I leave with so many tips and the entire staff makes the time quick, easy and fun!

Valerie Castillo Client


Such a wonderful place to take your kids. I wanted a dentist that made my little ones experience fun. I didnt want a dentist that would be rushed or get frustrated with toddler behavior. Dr. Waschak has fun with the little ones. He make noises & plays while doing the exam. It keeps my child interested & calm. I will never take my kids anywhere else. My very busy little handful of a now 3 year old has no problems there. We are very grateful to have found him!!

Subrina Sams Client


I am so grateful to have Grants Pass Dentistry as our kids’ dental office. The entire staff are so kind and welcoming to both the kids and the parents. My children actually look forward to going to the dentist and that makes me a super happy Mom!

Trista Sparlin Client


Absolutely amazing we love all the staff they are always so sweet and caring. Both of my kids love going to the dentist because Dr.Washack is such a great person and makes it a very happy experience for everyone.

Tristina Farmer Client


My 4 year old is scared of the dentist. Today was her first appointment with DR John P Waschak and on our way out of the office she said Mom I love my new dentist. Awesome DR.

Kylie Coome Client


Great job at making all of us feel comfortable and calming children that have dentist fears!

Catherine Eve Client


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1501 NE 6th Street,,
Grants Pass OR 97526



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