doctor photoChetan H. Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABDSM

Dr. Chetan Parikh received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, an Ivy League school, in 2001. Dr. Parikh graduated with second class rank and a GPA of 3.91. Prior to receiving his DMD, Dr. Parikh practiced dentistry in India, where he received both his Master of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the largest and most prestigious dental school, the Government Dental College and Hospital, in Bombay, India.

Because of his extensive training as an oral medicine specialist, Dr. Parikh doesn’t just look at your teeth; he looks for the whole picture and oral manifestations of systemic diseases. With his holistic approach, Dr. Parikh can help detect systemic diseases such as pemphigus, a serious skin disease, lupus, diabetes, and many others by evaluating the mouth for any signs and symptoms. This early detection can help you get the medical treatment you need earlier on to avoid any long-lasting, harmful effects.

Since establishing his practice in 2005, Dr. Parikh has been providing exceptional dental care to families in Rockville, Maryland, and the surrounding areas. In order to continue offering high-quality dental treatment to our patients, Dr. Parikh takes over 200 hours of continuing education classes each year, including classes on dental sleep apnea, dental implants, and orthodontics. He has received certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). This achievement is marked by extensive continuing education, observation, rigorous examination, and presentation of actual patient cases to a board of dental sleep medicine peers. He is also currently eligible to be a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM).

Dr. Parikh’s wife says that dentistry is his passion; that he lives and breathes dentistry. Dentistry runs in Dr. Parikh’s blood; in fact, his grandfather graduated from the first dental school in Kolkata, India, in 1920. His grandfather was a lifelong dentist, practicing until he passed away in 1972.

In his spare time, Dr. Parikh can often be found swimming, reading, or watching movies. He also enjoys riding bicycles and playing table and lawn tennis.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (Diplomat)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

What is a Diplomate?

Simply put, a diplomate is a person who has become board-certified in a particular dental or medical specialty. To become a diplomate, a physician must set him or herself apart to practice in a specialty by completing advanced training and practical experience in a chosen field. A doctor may only become a diplomate following an exhaustive examination that has been conducted by a national board of senior specialists. To achieve the status of diplomate, Dr. Chetan Parikh has devoted many hours to increasing his knowledge base and his skill set. By doing so he will be able to offer his patients solutions in the areas of sleep medicine and cranio-facial medicine. Once one becomes a diplomate, one still involves oneself in continuing education and further certifications. The amount of time and effort that one puts into becoming a diplomate is an indicator of that doctor’s dedication to the art of healing and the well-being of his or her patients.