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Dr. Rina M. Kotecha, DMD

Dr. Rina M. Kotecha, DMD

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a general dentist who takes much joy and pride in her work. Dentistry has given her the opportunity to help her patients live healthy, happy lives, and she looks forward to building lifelong relationships with them. She is encouraged by, and is grateful for her patients’ trust in her.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Rina Kotecha graduated and received her DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2001. She then went on to complete a General Practice Residency Program at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in 2002.

Since then she has been serving the Mississauga community providing general dentistry, Invisalign, Implants and Cosmetic dental treatments and her patients range from little children to seniors. Her passion and commitment to continuing education has enriched her profile and enhanced her knowledge about the latest developments in dentistry. Her desire to improve her skills and provide customized and quality dental services for her patients motivates her to gain knowledge and experience under different areas in dentistry. Some of her achievements gained through further education are Preferred Provider of Invisalign status, Graduate of the MGE Executive Training Program, Graduate of the Master Implant Training Program by HiOssen Canada, Certified and successfully providing Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat, Certified Provider of FASTBRACES, Completed Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics.

In addition, she is also a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Ontario Dental Implant Network, and founding member and current President of the South Asian Dental Association.

Dr. Rina is a proud mother of two children Malika and Armaan who are the center of her universe and her family time is very precious to her.

MonthYearName Of CourseNumber Of CE Credits

December
2019Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office: The RCDSO Standard of PracticeCE Points 3

September
2018Pharmacology in DentistryCE Points 3
January 2020Implant Case Presentation and Acceptance: Building an Effective TeamCE Points 3
December 2019Implant Occlusion & Implant Prosthetic Complications (Easy Screw Remover & Easy Fixture Remover); Esthetic Implant Prosthesis, Esthetic ConsiderationsCE Points 14
November2019NYU Canadian Implant Symposium: Current Concepts in Implant Dentistry and Jump into the FutureCE Points 6
November2019Title Guided Indirect Approach Sinus LiftCE Points 4
November2019Case Acceptance: The Simple SecretsCE Points 2
November2019Prosthetically Driven Implant Dentistry, Basic Implant Prosthetic Components, Different Impression Taking Techniques; Overdentures Using Locator Abutments; Types of Restorations and Prosthetic Considerations for Implant DentistryCE Points 21
November2019CT Guided Surgery: One-GuideCE Points 3
November2019Advanced Immediate Molar Implant PlacementCE Points 7
October2019Flap Design, Incision, Release and SuturingCE Points 3
October2019Soft Tissue & Flap Design, Suturing and GBRCE Points 7
September2019Nonsurgical & Surgical Management of Peri-ImplantitisCE Points 2
September2019Platelet Rich Fibrin – HANDS-ONCE Points 3
September2019Endodontics for GPs: Better, Safer, and Easier ways to treat kids and seniors.CE Points 2
August2019Strategies for Uprighting the Roots from the Beginning of TreatmentCE Points 6
July2019Soft Tissue ManagementCE Points 7
May2019Dealing with Implant FailuresCE Points 2
March2019Guided Implant Dentistry: OneGuide SystemCE Points 2
March2019Full Arch Dental Implant Treatment Planning and ExecutionCE Points 3
March2019Surgical Anatomy of the maxillary sinus; Types of Sinus augmentations; Crestal Approach Sinus & Lateral Approach Sinus; Management of Surgical complicationsCE Points 21
February2019Esthetic Considerations; Avoid and overcome prosthetic complications; Locator/Bar overdenturesCE Points 21
January2019Prosthetic Driven Implant dentistry; Prosthetic design an occlusion; types of prosthesesCE Points 21
December2018Soft Tissue ManagementCE Points 7
December2018Stage 1 & Stage 2 Surgery; Introduction to Prosthetic Component; Case presentations; Live SurgeryCE Points 21
November2018Guided Bone Regeneration: Bone Grafting TechniquesCE Points 3
November2018Crestal Approach Sinus Lift & CT Guided Surgery; Flap Design, Suturing and Guided Bone Regeneration; Soft Tissue Management; Peri-implantitis & Surgical Complications ManagementCE Points 21
October2018Suturing Techniques – Hands ONCE Points 3
September2018Rationale for Dental Implants, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, Surgical Principles and instrumentation, Atraumatic Extraction and SuturingCE Points 18
March2020OneGuide for Basic CasesCE Points 1
July2019Ontario Dental Implant NetworkCE Points 2
April2019What’s NEW in Implant Dentistry? Immediate Implants: Saving our patients surgery and time!CE Points 2
January2019Dentistry And Business (Corporations, Investing, Customer Service)CE Points 3
October2018Technologically Advanced Customer Service: The Next Frontier!CE Points 2
September2018CEO Training Course Level 1CE Points 32
July2018Immediate Anterior ImplantsCE Points 3
April2018How to Increase efficiency in your CompanyCE Points 16
February2018Effective Leadership CourseCE Points 16
January2018Executive BasicsCE Points 16
December2015IntermediateCE Points 1
September2014Study ClubCE Points 4
September2014Online courseCE Points 2
September2014IntermediateCE Points 1
January2014Online CourseCE Points 2
September2014Online CourseCE Points 2
September2014IntermediateCE Points 1
January2014Online CourseCE Points 2
September2012Online CourseCE Points 2
September2012Online CourseCE Points 2
June2012Patient Acceptance WkshpCE Points 7
February2012Study ClubCE Points 2
August2011Online CourseCE Points 2
June2011Online CourseCE Points 2
April2011Online CourseCE Points 2
April2011Online CourseCE Points 2
November2010Clear Essentials II
October2010Online CourseCE Points 2
September2010Online CourseCE Points 2
August2010Online CourseCE Points 2
August2010Online CourseCE Points 2
August2010Online CourseCE Points 2
March2010Ask the Expert LiveCE Points 2
March2010Online CourseCE Points 2
November2009Clear Essentials I
MonthYearName of CourseName of provider
December2017Patient Safety Incidents and Adverse Events: Be Prepared(no info)
December2016Communication Breakdownpresented by RCDSO Staff
January2016Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Painpresented by Dr. Howard Tenenbaum
December2015Consent to Treatmentpresented by RCDSO Staff
November2015Oral Cancer: What we Currently Know or Should Know,presented by Dr. David Clark
December2017Soft Tissue ManagementCourse, Lecture, Seminar
November2017Periodontic Potpourri: A no holds approach to everything and anything you need to know about periodontal therapyCourse, Lecture, Seminar
October2016A Periodontal-Restorative Team Approach to the treatment of Cervical LesionsCourse, Lecture, Seminar
September2016Complications with Endodontic Therapy and SolutionCourse, Lecture, Seminar
March2016Level 1: Introduction to Orthodontics Session #4 Day 2Course, Lecture, Seminar
March2016Level I Orthodontics: Session 4 Day 1Course, Lecture, Seminar
January2016Introduction to Orthodontics: Level 1: Session #3 Day 2Course, Lecture, Seminar
January2016Introduction to Orthodontics Level 1: Session #3 Day1Course, Lecture, Seminar
November2015Level 1: Introduction to Orthodontics: Session #2 Day 2Course, Lecture, Seminar
November2015Level I: Introduction to Orthodontics: Session #2 Day 1Course, Lecture, Seminar
March2015Introduction to Orthodontics: Session #4 Day 2Course, Lecture, Seminar
March2015Level I Orthodontics: Session #4 Day 1Course, Lecture, Seminar
Feb2015Review of Removable ProsthodonticCourse, Lecture, Seminar
January2015Level I Orthodontics: Session 3 Day 2Course, Lecture, Seminar
January2015Level I Orthodontics: Session 3Course, Lecture, Seminar
August2017Management by StatisticsCourse, Lecture, Seminar
July2017Formulas For business successCourse, Lecture, Seminar
March2017Basic Organization CourseCourse, Lecture, Seminar
November2016Ethics for Business SurvivalCourse, Lecture, Seminar
November2016The Professional Sales CourseCourse, Lecture, Seminar
October2016Isn’t it wonderful when patients say “yes” to Dental Implants!Course, Lecture, Seminar
June2016 Personal Integrity Course Course, Lecture, Seminar
March2016Overcoming the Stress of Work and Life CourseCourse, Lecture, Seminar
February2015 Communication Specialist WorkshopCourse, Lecture, Seminar
February2015Study skills for LifeCourse, Lecture, Seminar

Professional Dedication

Dr. rina with a patient

I have been in practice since 2001, and I am more passionate about my work than ever. The best part of my job is getting to know my patients. I always remember the stories they tell about their families and their lives because I care about them. My patients are like my extended family, just like my team members!

In addition to providing dental care, I always take the time to make sure all my patients know how to properly take care of their teeth and gums at home. The more a person knows about proper home care, the fewer expensive, complex treatments they need. Take care of your teeth and they will take care of you!

Family Life

I was born in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, in East Africa. I lived and studied in Boston for eight years, and have lived in Mississauga since 2003. I am happily married to my husband, Mitesh, an IT consultant, and we have a beautiful daughter, Malika. We also have a newer edition to the family, our son Armaan, who is almost one year old. I love listening to music, watching movies, reading inspirational literature, practicing yoga, gardening, shopping and playing the occasional game of friendly poker!

I am also fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Swahili – we love to create a sense of belonging and welcome patients of all cultures.

Community Involvement

For the past 10 years, Dr. Rina Kotecha has been extensively involved in the Mississauga community. During her frequent trips to Africa, she also is very active in helping others receive and maintain oral healthcare. Helping someone to share their smile is one of the most rewarding parts of being a dentist.

  • Guest Speaker on dental health at the BAPS Women’s Wing, Shree Hindu Mandir Cultural Center, Jain Center Seniors, and the Mississauga Seniors Center.
  • Event sponsor for Hindu Mandir Cultural Center, and volunteer at Oral Health Awareness Booth and Fun with Sponge Bob at the International Center!
  • Day Care Presentations to children during “people in the community” theme week: Blue Elephant Day Care, Saint Hilary’s Day Care, Tiny Treasures Day Care, Riverside Elementary School, and Forest Hill Elementary School. 2007-present.
  • Children’s Oral Health Workshops in Meadowale, Glenn Britanny and Turtle Creek Centers, and Ontario Early Years Centers in Mississauga. 2009-Present.
  • Organized Food Drive for the Mississauga Food Bank at our Patient Appreciation Day: June 2011.
  • Oral Health Basics: Guest Speaker at the BAPS Women’s Wing.
  • Children’s Oral Health: Guest Speaker at Shree Hindu Mandir Cultural Center, March 2009. Televised on ATN.
  • Senior’s Oral Health: Guest Speaker at Hindu Mandir Cultural Center. Organized by Lohana Charitable Foundation, May 2009.
  • The Perfect Wedding Show: Editorial in the Wedding Planner and Bridal Show Vendor. January 2010 and Jan 2011.
  • The Original Wedding Soiree: Bridal Show Vendor promoting Teeth Whitening and Invisalign, April 2010.
  • Navratri (Gujarati Folk Dance and Cultural Event) 2008, 2009, and 2010: One of event Sponsors for Hindu Mandir Cultural Center. Oral Health Awareness Booth and Fun with Sponge Bob at the International Center!
  • Seniors Oral Health: Guest Speaker for the Jain Center Seniors group. Sept 2010.
  • Day Care Presentations to children during “people in the community” theme week: Blue Elephant Day Care, Saint Hilary’s day Care, Tiny Treasures Day Care, Riverside Elementary School, Forest Hill Elementary School. 2007-present.
  • Ontario Early Years Centers in Mississauga: Children’s Oral Health Workshops in Meadowale, Glenn Britanny and Turtle Creek Centers. 2009-2011.
  • Senior’s Oral Health: Guest Speaker at the Gujarati Mississauga Seniors Center, Feb 2011.
  • Organized Food Drive for the Mississauga Food Bank at our Patient Appreciation Day: June 2011.

Dr. Rina M. Kotecha is your Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Port Credit, and Toronto, ON (Ontario) dentist for children, teens, and adults. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Rina M. Kotecha today.