Reviewed by Hetal Kushwaha
When I first went to see Dr. Rina, I was expecting her to give me a stand down lecture on how I had neglected my oral health. To my great relief, she explained the detrimental effects of my negligence in a calm and caring manner. She is dedicated, professional and very sincere at her work. Patients are treated as such and not just as mere customers by her team. Every treatment is carefully discussed and planed without any pressure, with our financial and psychological comfort in mind. I love her conservative approach to dentistry as oppose to 'drilling and filling', a practise that had scarred my childhood dental experience. Dr. Rina's caring, gentle and positive personality has consoled and calmed the scared kitty in me. And if her own persona does not relax you, then try out her Mother's day special. The whole ambience is so soothing that I had my filling done without any anaesthesia! Yes, this scared kitty is now a confident and playful meow! We love you, Dr. RIna, and would not change our dentist for anyone. Except, please put a “Dentistry on 10” neon sign outside your office so others can also enjoy your love and attent • • •
Dr. Rina Kotecha wants her patients to have a positive and enjoyable dental experience. She has been providing her patients in the Mississauga area high quality dental care with a personal touch for over a decade. Dr. Kotecha considers her staff and her patients as members of her extended family. She works to get to know each individual personally, which allows her to help them address their unique concerns. She is also highly committed to prevention and patient education. She believes that by teaching patients proper at home care and oral hygiene, she is helping them on the road to a healthy, happy smile for life. Her motto is if “take care of your teeth and they will take care of you!”
Dr. Kotecha received her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and then went on to complete her Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard affiliate. In addition to her formal education, she is deeply committed to pursuing continuing education to hone her technique and skills. She’s a Preferred Provider of Invisalign and is actively involved in the Ontario Dental Association and South Asian Dental Association.
Remaining actively involved in the community is also a cause important to Dr. Rina Kotecha. She frequently visits Africa and is dedicated to participating in events focusing on oral health. To date, she has been the guest speaker at numerous events in the community, many of which cater to children and older adults.
Born in East Africa, Dr. Kotecha lived and studied dental medicine in Boston. She is married to Mitesh, and has one daughter, Malika. She is fluent in four languages and loves visiting with patients of all different cultures and backgrounds.
Dr. Kotecha uses her combination of education, skill, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of all of her patients.