Meet The Doctors

Dr. Shamik S. Vakil

Dr. Shamik S. Vakil, also called Dr. V, was born in Houston, TX and grew up in Cleveland, TN where he graduated from Cleveland High School. Dr. V went to college at Samford University where he completed dual undergraduate degrees, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology and in political science. He then served on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and abroad as a Congressional Fellow working with the International Foundation. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

While completing a two-year post-doctoral residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry, he also earned a Specialty Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Science (MS). His residency training gave him the opportunity to gain additional skills in pediatric medicine, sedation, anesthesia, orthodontics, and behavior management.

Outside of the office, Dr. V enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking, concerts, cooking, and is an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast! He is also a proud supporter of all Charlotte sports teams, especially the Carolina Panthers!

  • Board Certified Diplomate
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • International College of Dentists
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - Fellow

Dr. Ojas Parikh

“I love being a pediatric dentist because I have the opportunity to really empower these kids to take care of their smiles, setting a solid foundation for a healthy smile for life. It’s awesome to get to know my patients and see them grow up and accomplish such amazing things with confident smiles!”

Dr. Ojas Parikh was born in Washington, DC and raised in Maryland where he earned his BS in Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Go Terps! He then had the privilege of living in Mumbai, India for two years studying comparative philosophy prior to dental school. Following his adventure in India, Dr. Parikh received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry earning three different awards for his leadership and service to the school and community. He then completed his postdoctoral specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also earned his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) for his research in moderate oral sedation drug regimens for pediatric dentistry patients.

Dr. Parikh is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently holds hospital privileges at Carolinas Healthcare System at University and Main Charlotte Hospitals, as well as the Valleygate Surgery Center.

Dr. Parikh and his wife Maitry, who is also a dentist, have a baby girl, Kaavya. Outside of the office, Dr. Parikh loves spending quality time with his family, exploring new restaurants, traveling, playing the Tabla (an Indian percussion instrument), and reading and listening to audiobooks.

  • Board Certified Diplomate
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • International College of Dentists
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - Fellow

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