DeW Dish: Dr. Meghna Dassani

As originally published in part in DeW Life Magazine Summer 2020

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What is the best part of your job?

When I’m speaking, it’s watching those light bulbs go off. In the dental office, it’s the patients whose lives we change… be it through their smiles or by helping them sleep and breathe better.

Who has been the most influential woman in your life?

My mom is the reason I am the person I am today.

How do you measure your success?

If I can answer yes to the question “Are the people that matter in my life happy?” That is what success means to me. This includes my family, my team and my tribe

What obstacles have you overcome in your career?

Having to go through dental school a second time as a foreign trained dentist was hard. And being told that I didn’t have what it takes to be able to get on stage and make a difference in the lives of dentists and patients worldwide.

What do you do to turn around a bad day?

Remind myself that not too many have this opportunity that I have, put on some good music, and hugs from my girls… that’s all that is needed to turn a frown upside down

What is your guilty pleasure?

Dark chocolate

What advice do you have for the new person in your office?

Having fun is as important as giving your 110%

What “DeW” leaders do?

Servant leadership!! Leading with grace and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow is what leaders DeW

What is your favorite Indoor/Outdoor Activity?

Baking and gardening

What famous person living or dead would you like to have lunch with and what would you ask them?

Dalai Lama. What is the one piece of advice that he would give the world right now?

They are playing your theme song as you walk on stage. Name that tune!

This Girl is On Fire by Alicia Keys

What is your dream vacation?

Fiji

What does balance look like?

I work clinically 3 days a week. My days start early so I am in line to pick up the girls from school. This gives me time to focus on my sleep apnea coaching and plenty of lunch dates with my hubby.

How do you take your coffee?

Double espresso

What is your motto?

There is little we cannot do when we are fueled by a clear purpose

What scares you the most?

Creepy crawlies(shudder)


 

 

 

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Meghna Dassani, DMD FICOI is passionate about helping adult and pediatric patients with sleep-disordered breathing get the treatment they need to live healthier happier lives. Throughout her career, she has gained invaluable insight into what it takes to implement those services into the practice and currently shares her knowledge and experience in her role as a speaker. She is an international speaker that strives to leave audiences with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver sleep apnea treatments. Before attending the Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University, Dr. Dassani operated a successful dental practice in Mumbai. For the past 15 years, she has been practicing in Houston, Texas where she continues to enhance her knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea and TMD.

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