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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.

Month Year Name Of Course Number Of CE Credits
March 2020 OneGuide for Basic Cases CE Points 1
January 2020 Implant Case Presentation and Acceptance: Building an Effective Team CE Points 3
December 2019 Implant Occlusion & Implant Prosthetic Complications (Easy Screw Remover & Easy Fixture Remover); Esthetic Implant Prosthesis, Esthetic Considerations CE Points 14
December 2019 Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Office: The RCDSO Standard of Practice CE Points 3
November 2019 NYU Canadian Implant Symposium:Current Concepts in Implant Dentistry and Jump into the Future CE Points 6
November 2019 Guided Indirect Approach Sinus Lift CE Points 4
November 2019 Case Acceptance: The Simple Secrets CE Points 2
November 2019 Prosthetically Driven Implant Dentistry, Basic Implant Prosthetic Components, Different Impression Taking Techniques; Overdentures Using Locator Abutments; Types of Restorations and Prosthetic Considerations for Implant Dentistry CE Points 21
November 2019 CT Guided Surgery: One-Guide CE Points 3
November 2019 Advanced Immediate Molar Implant Placement CE Points 7
October 2019 Flap Design, Incision, Release and Suturing CE Points 3
October 2019 Soft Tissue & Flap Design, Suturing and GBR CE Points 7
September 2019 Nonsurgical & Surgical Management of Peri-Implantitis CE Points 2
September 2019 Platelet Rich Fibrin – HANDS-ON CE Points 3
September 2019 Endodontics for GPs: Better, Safer, and Easier Ways to Treat Kids and Seniors CE Points 2
August 2019 Strategies for Uprighting the Roots from the Beginning of Treatment CE Points 6
July 2019 Soft Tissue Management CE Points 7
July 2019 Ontario Dental Implant Network Dental Society, Study Club Business Meeting CE Points 2
May 2019 Dealing with Implant Failures CE Points 2
April 2019 What’s NEW in Implant Dentistry? Immediate Implants: Saving our Patients Surgery and Time! CE Points 2
March 2019 Guided Implant Dentistry: OneGuide System CE Points 2
March 2019 Full Arch Dental Implant Treatment Planning and Execution CE Points 3
March 2019 Surgical Anatomy of the Maxillary Sinus; Types of Sinus Augmentations; Crestal Approach Sinus & Lateral Approach Sinus; Management of Surgical Complications CE Points 21
February 2019 Esthetic Considerations; Avoid and overcome Prosthetic Complications; Locator/Bar Overdentures CE Points 21
January 2019 Dentistry And Business (Corporations, Investing, Customer Service) CE Points 3
January 2019 Prosthetic Driven Implant Dentistry; Prosthetic Design and Occlusion; Types of Prostheses CE Points 21
December 2018 Soft Tissue Management CE Points 7
December 2018 Stage 1 & Stage 2 Surgery; Introduction to Prosthetic Component; Case Presentations; Live Surgery CE Points 21
November 2018 Guided Bone Regeneration: Bone Grafting Techniques CE Points 3
November 2018 Crestal Approach Sinus Lift & CT Guided Surgery; Flap Design, Suturing and Guided Bone Regeneration; Soft Tissue Management; Peri-implantitis & Surgical Complications Management CE Points 21
October 2018 Technologically Advanced Customer Service: The Next Frontier! CE Points 2
October 2018 Suturing Techniques – Hands ON CE Points 3
September 2018 Rationale for Dental Implants, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, Surgical Principles and Instrumentation, Atraumatic Extraction and Suturing CE Points 18
September 2018 Pharmacology in Dentistry CE Points 3
September 2018 CEO Training Course Level 1 CE Points 32
July 2018 Immediate Anterior Implants CE Points 3
April 2018 How to Increase Efficiency in Your Company CE Points 16
February 2018 Effective Leadership Course CE Points 16
January 2018 Executive Basics CE Points 16
December 2017 Patient Safety Incidents and Adverse Events: Be Prepared CE Points 2
December 2017 Soft Tissue Management CE Points 7
November 2017 Periodontic Potpourri: A no holds approach to everything and anything you need to know about periodontal therapy CE Points 2
August 2017 Management by Statistics CE Points 24
July 2017 Formulas for Business Success CE Points 32
March 2017 Basic Organization Course CE Points 24
December 2016 Communication Breakdown Presented by RCDSO Staff CE Points 2
November 2016 Ethics for Business Survival CE Points 24
November 2016 The Professional Sales Course CE Points 48
October 2016 Isn’t it wonderful when patients say “yes” to Dental Implants! CE Points 2
October 2016 A Periodontal-Restorative Team Approach to the Treatment of Cervical Lesions CE Points 2
September 2016 Complications with Endodontic Therapy and Solution CE Points 2
June 2016 Personal Integrity Course CE Points 24
March 2016 Overcoming the Stress of Work and Life Course CE Points 40
March 2016 Level 1: Introduction to Orthodontics Session #4 Day 2 CE Points 9
March 2016 Level I Orthodontics: Session 4 Day 1 CE Points 9
January 2016 Diagnosis and Management of Orofacial Pain Presented by Dr. Howard Tenenbaum CE Points 3
January 2016 Introduction to Orthodontics: Level 1: Session #3 Day 2 CE Points 9
January 2016 Introduction to Orthodontics Level 1: Session #3 Day 1 CE Points 9
December 2015 Intermediate CE Points 1
December 2015 Consent to Treatment Presented by RCDSO Staff CE Points 3
November 2015 Oral Cancer: What we Currently Know or Should Know, Presented by Dr. David Clark CE Points 3
November 2015 Level 1: Introduction to Orthodontics: Session #2 Day 2 CE Points 9
November 2015 Level I: Introduction to Orthodontics: Session #2 Day 1 CE Points 9
March 2015 Introduction to Orthodontics: Session #4 Day 2 CE Points 9
March 2015 Level I Orthodontics: Session #4 Day 1 CE Points 9
February 2015 Review of Removable Prosthodontic CE Points 2
February 2015 Communication Specialist Workshop CE Points 32
February 2015 Study Skills for Life CE Points 8
January 2015 Level I Orthodontics: Session 3 Day 2 CE Points 9
January 2015 Level I Orthodontics: Session 3 CE Points 9
September 2014 Study Club CE Points 4
September 2014 Online Course CE Points 2
September 2014 Intermediate CE Points 1
September 2014 Online Course CE Points 2
September 2014 Intermediate CE Points 1
January 2014 Online Course CE Points 2
January 2014 Online Course CE Points 2
September 2012 Online Course CE Points 2
September 2012 Online Course CE Points 2
June 2012 Patient Acceptance Workshop CE Points 7
February 2012 Study Club CE Points 2
August 2011 Online Course CE Points 2
June 2011 Online Course CE Points 2
April 2011 Online Course CE Points 2
April 2011 Online Course CE Points 2
November 2010 Clear Essentials II
October 2010 Online Course CE Points 2
September 2010 Online Course CE Points 2
August 2010 Online Course CE Points 2
August 2010 Online Course CE Points 2
August 2010 Online Course CE Points 2
March 2010 Ask the Expert Live CE Points 2
March 2010 Online Course CE Points 2
November 2009 Clear Essentials I

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.