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July Issue

Constituent Feature

Meet Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS

  • by AGD Constituent Services Representative
  • Apr 24, 2018
Ravi Sinha Headshot

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS
Region 11

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS, is the Regional Director of Region 11, which comprises Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Currently, he serves as the RD Chair.

Sinha graduated from the Ohio State University in 1999. Following graduation, he moved to Portland, Oregon, to begin his private practice. He was motivated to become more involved in the AGD after interacting with his WA AGD mentors during the organization’s orthodontic training program. He believed that to make a difference, big or small, one has to be engaged or involved in the organization. He is an Oregon AGD past president and still serves as member/advisor to OAGD. Leaders have a lot of responsibilities because they represent the dental profession. Therefore, Sinha's aim is to advocate for general dentists from the state to national level, enhance communication in the digital age, increase membership representation, and have great education for general practitioners. He likes to use the acronym ACME — advocacy, communication, membership and education.

Sinha practices with his wife, who is also a dentist in Portland. He has devoted a lot of time to helping his community — participating in high school drug prevention programs and providing dental care and screenings in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the Hispanic community. He enjoys spending time with his two teen children. 

AGD Headquarter Alerts

Meet Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS

  • by AGD Constituent Services Representative
  • Apr 24, 2018
Ravi Sinha Headshot

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS
Region 11

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS, is the Regional Director of Region 11, which comprises Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Currently, he serves as the RD Chair.

Sinha graduated from the Ohio State University in 1999. Following graduation, he moved to Portland, Oregon, to begin his private practice. He was motivated to become more involved in the AGD after interacting with his WA AGD mentors during the organization’s orthodontic training program. He believed that to make a difference, big or small, one has to be engaged or involved in the organization. He is an Oregon AGD past president and still serves as member/advisor to OAGD. Leaders have a lot of responsibilities because they represent the dental profession. Therefore, Sinha's aim is to advocate for general dentists from the state to national level, enhance communication in the digital age, increase membership representation, and have great education for general practitioners. He likes to use the acronym ACME — advocacy, communication, membership and education.

Sinha practices with his wife, who is also a dentist in Portland. He has devoted a lot of time to helping his community — participating in high school drug prevention programs and providing dental care and screenings in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the Hispanic community. He enjoys spending time with his two teen children. 

Constituent News Buzz

Meet Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS

  • by AGD Constituent Services Representative
  • Apr 24, 2018
Ravi Sinha Headshot

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS
Region 11

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS, is the Regional Director of Region 11, which comprises Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Currently, he serves as the RD Chair.

Sinha graduated from the Ohio State University in 1999. Following graduation, he moved to Portland, Oregon, to begin his private practice. He was motivated to become more involved in the AGD after interacting with his WA AGD mentors during the organization’s orthodontic training program. He believed that to make a difference, big or small, one has to be engaged or involved in the organization. He is an Oregon AGD past president and still serves as member/advisor to OAGD. Leaders have a lot of responsibilities because they represent the dental profession. Therefore, Sinha's aim is to advocate for general dentists from the state to national level, enhance communication in the digital age, increase membership representation, and have great education for general practitioners. He likes to use the acronym ACME — advocacy, communication, membership and education.

Sinha practices with his wife, who is also a dentist in Portland. He has devoted a lot of time to helping his community — participating in high school drug prevention programs and providing dental care and screenings in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the Hispanic community. He enjoys spending time with his two teen children. 

Regional Directors Corner

Meet Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS

  • by AGD Constituent Services Representative
  • Apr 24, 2018
Ravi Sinha Headshot

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS
Region 11

Ravi Shankar Sinha, DDS, is the Regional Director of Region 11, which comprises Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Currently, he serves as the RD Chair.

Sinha graduated from the Ohio State University in 1999. Following graduation, he moved to Portland, Oregon, to begin his private practice. He was motivated to become more involved in the AGD after interacting with his WA AGD mentors during the organization’s orthodontic training program. He believed that to make a difference, big or small, one has to be engaged or involved in the organization. He is an Oregon AGD past president and still serves as member/advisor to OAGD. Leaders have a lot of responsibilities because they represent the dental profession. Therefore, Sinha's aim is to advocate for general dentists from the state to national level, enhance communication in the digital age, increase membership representation, and have great education for general practitioners. He likes to use the acronym ACME — advocacy, communication, membership and education.

Sinha practices with his wife, who is also a dentist in Portland. He has devoted a lot of time to helping his community — participating in high school drug prevention programs and providing dental care and screenings in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the Hispanic community. He enjoys spending time with his two teen children. 

Leader Insight

“My advice to future leaders in dentistry is to be well informed about dental issues and be committed to the advancement of dentistry for the betterment of our patients.”

Glenn Miller, DDS, FAGD
Regional Director, Region 19

Regional Directors Corner

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Dennis Charnesky, DDS, MAGD
Region 9

Learn more about Dr. Charnesky.


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