Meet Dr. Rina
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, 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||ON2 Online Course Ask the Expert – 2014 – Understanding and Managing Class II Occlusion||CE Points 2|
|September||2014||ON2 Online Course Ask the Expert – 2014 – Understanding and Managing Posterior Open Bites||CE Points 2|
|January||2014||ON2 Online Course Unlocking the Secrets to Retention||CE Points 2|
|September||2012||ON2 Online Course Class II/III Correction in the Adult||CE Points 2|
|August||2011||ON2 Online Course Maximizing Your Treatment Plan Treatment Planning with ClinCheck||CE Points 2|
|April||2011||ON2 Online Course To Start or Not to Start? Secrets to Invisalign Patient Criteria||CE Points 2|
|October||2010||ON2 Online Course 318795 Improving Clinical Results with Invisalign Treatment||CE Points 2|
|September||2010||ON2 Online Course 281586 The Secrets of a Finely Tuned Invisalign Practice||CE Points 2|
|August||2010||Online Course – Periodontal Improvements with Invisalign Therapy||CE Points 2|
|August||2010||Online Course Marketing Invisalign: Secrets||CE Points 2|
|August||2010||ON2 Online Course Marketing to Teens in the 21st Century – Insights on Teen Marketing||CE Points 2|
|March||2010||Ask the Expert Live – Top Ten Things That Can Go Wrong during Invisalign Treatment||CE Points 2|
|March||2010||ON2 Online Course Strategies to Make IPR Easier||CE Points 2|
|–||–||ON2 Online Course 2 CE Maximizing ClinCheck Software: Clinical ClinCheck Review||CE Points 2|
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!
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 have two beautiful children, Malika and Armaan. 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.
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.