• Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2012) Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, India
  • Master of Science in Dentistry – Prosthodontics (2019) University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL

Advanced Training:

  • Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2016)

Special Professional Interests

Art, both fine and performing, has been a prominent backdrop of my upbringing in a family of doctors. “Helping where it’s needed the most” has been a lifelong motto. So, when it came to choosing a career, what better than helping people with what I do best? That’s where my art and science amalgamate and reveal themselves as helping people transform their smiles. As a dental professional, I believe that one of the core principles of dentistry is to help replace missing teeth, restore the ability to chew, and most importantly, feel confident in one’s own smile. As a prosthodontist, I pride myself on making smiles that not only mimic natural teeth, but become a part of my patient’s lives, their identity, and the beauty of who they are.

Professional Activities

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • International Team for Implantology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • America Dental Education Association


  • Assessing DDS curricula for inclusion of cultural competency, Lopez N, Shingler K, Nirkhiwale A, Real C, Quick K, Journal of Dental Education, Accepted Jan 2024
  • Early Clinical Experience Course as an introduction to dental clinics: Student’s Perspectives, Nirkhiwale A, Mays K, Jayakumar S, (2023), 2023 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition: Poster Abstracts. J Dent Educ., 87: 208-271.