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School of Dental Medicine

Shuchi Dhadwal

Assistant Professor
Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center

Shuchi Dhadwal

Assistant Professor
Director of the Craniofacial Pain Center

Phone (617) 636-0813
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111
Biography: 

Dr. Shuchi Dhadwal joined TUSDM’S Department of Diagnostics Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 2010. She was appointed to be the Interim Program Director for the Craniofacial Pain Center in 2013, and then promoted to Director of the Center in 2016.

Dr. Dhadwal holds a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Tufts School of Dental Medicine and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) from Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore, India. She attended two post-doctoral programs to further develop her skills including the Craniofacial Post-Doctoral Program at TUSDM and a Post-Doctoral Program in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders at the Eastman Dental Center with University of Rochester in New York. She is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Her clinical and research interests include Tempormandibular joint disorders, chronic facial pain, Myofascial pain and Neuropathic pain.

Education: 
Doctorate in Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2012-2014
Post Doctoral Program in Craniofacial Pain, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 2009-2010
Post Doctoral Program in TMJD, Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester, 2008-2009
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S), Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore, India, 2001-2006
Professional Experience: 
2016-Present:

Director Division of Craniofacial Pain, Dept. of Diagnostics Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2011-Present:

Director, Postgraduate Orofacial Pain Course, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2010-Present:

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Diagnostics Sciences, Tufts School of Dental Medicine

2015-2016:

Program director, Post-graduate Orofacial Pain Program, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2013-2016:

Interim Director Division of Craniofacial Pain, Dept. of Diagnostics Sciences, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2010-2012:

Co-director of the Wednesday morning grand rounds, Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

2010-2011:

Co-director of the Headache Clinic, Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

2008-2009:

Resident, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Orofacial Pain, Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester

2001-2006:

Dental Student, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

Professional Memberships: 
2016-Present: American Board of Orofacial Pain, Diplomate
American Dental Association
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Massachusetts Dental Society
Boston District Dental Society