Pediatric Dentist – Arlington Heights, IL

Get to Know Dr. Priya Katwala

Arlington Heights Illinois pediatric dentist Doctor Priya Katwala

Dr. Katwala grew up in Bloomingdale, IL, and has been providing customized and reliable dental care for many years now. The best part about her job as a pediatric dentist is being able to build trust with young patients as well as forming long-term relationships with their families. She feels incredibly fulfilled in creating positive change in the lives of others in her community and she aspires to be a voice for kids by advocating for children’s oral health needs. Read on to learn a little more about her education and background.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Pediatric Dentist?

During her junior year of high school, Dr. Katwala attended an enrichment summer program where she had the opportunity to visit every healthcare program at the University of Illinois Chicago. There, she discovered that dentistry was the one occupation that offered her the chance to express her passion for science in an artistic manner.

Dr. Katwala also comes from a large extended family in the Chicago area, and she’s always been around children. Being able to interact and build strong relationships with them is a great joy for her, and becoming a pediatric dentist would allow her the opportunity to make a positive impact on their oral health. Now, she loves every minute of her work and looks forward to every day!

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

Dr. Katwala first attended the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and Rush University for her Masters in Science before studying at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine for her dental doctorate. Following her graduation, she received the Bryan Stone Award from the Dental Line Network in special patient care. She then went on to complete a one-year advanced general practice residency at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Afterward, she completed a two-year pediatric residency at Jamaica Hospital in Queens. Today, she is a board-certified pediatric dentist and is also certified in laser dentistry.

Dr. Katwala remains dedicated to continuing education to refine her knowledge and skills in the field of dentistry. She’s also an active and proud member of several professional organizations, including:

  • Illinois Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA)

Outside of Work,
What Do You Like to Do?

If you don’t find her at the office treating pearly whites, Dr. Katwala is likely to spend time with her husband and their child. Whenever she isn’t hanging out with her family and loved ones, she also enjoys doing outdoor activities like playing tennis and going on adventures. She is an avid Formula 1 fan and loves to watch the Chicago Bulls play. One fun fact about her: she’s left-handed!