Dr. Shalesh Kumar was born and raised in India. He received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) in 1999 from M.D. University in Northern India. He practiced dentistry for four years in India before coming to United States in 2003. After finishing his Masters in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Louisville, Dr. Kumar earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of California, San Francisco in 2007. In dental school, he was awarded a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his outstanding work for the Community Dental Clinic for the homeless. He has been actively engaged in general dentistry since then.
Dr. Kumar emphasizes preventive and regular dental care for children. His philosophy is “prevention is better than cure,” which is particularly appropriate in regard to dental diseases. He firmly believes that dedicating a few minutes every day to dental hygiene and a proper diet can provide a healthy and lasting smile.
Dr. Kumar is married and has two children. He loves spending time with his family and friends, and also enjoys researching dentistry topics on Google.