Meet Dr. Chitra Shikaram
Dr. Chitra Shikaram sums up her work philosophy in one phrase – “I care deeply and genuinely about all of my patients.”
She strives to fulfill a vision of dental care that not only restores and maintains oral health but is also supportive and empowering for the patient. Dr. Chitra Shikaram is known both for the quality of her work and the warm and personal rapport she builds with each of her patients.
Dr. Chitra Shikaram has extensive dental experience as she has worked in both a private and community dental offices. Dr. Shikaram graduated from Arthur A Dugoni (UOP) School of Dentistry with a D.D.S degree and a Bachelor of Dentistry B.D.S degree from India. She is a strong believer in continuing education as a means to ensure that her patients receive the highest quality dental care. Dr. Shikaram has been part of several study clubs. She has also participated in many continuing education courses. She is currently enrolled in the Master Track program with California Academy of General Dentistry.
Besides being committed to her patients, Dr. Shikaram is dedicated to Organized Dentistry. She has been on the Board of Northern California Academy of General Dentistry for over 8 years and served as President in 2015. Dr.Shikaram has been a part of Native Indian Health Service- a Federal Health Agency (nonprofit) and has been working at their local dental clinic in San Jose for over 14 years.
She has also worked as an associate and partner in private dental offices. She is very involved with the community and volunteers for Give Kids a Smile, career days at schools and enjoys fundraising for several health-related causes.