Meet Columbia MD Periodontist Shalini Sethi, DDS

Shalini Sethi, DDS, is a highly skilled Periodontist who has been practicing in private practice for over 15 years. Her expertise includes a wide range of periodontal surgeries. These include dental implants, full mouth rehabilitation/teeth-in-a-day, treating periodontal disease, and oral cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sethi attended the University of Maryland College Park, earning her bachelor’s in Microbiology.

After graduating college, Dr. Sethi attended the University of Maryland at Baltimore Dental School and completed a one-year General Residency at the Miami VA hospital.

Dr. Sethi developed a passion for surgery after training at the VA hospital and then was accepted into the prestigious three-year residency at the world-renowned Periodontics program at the University of Pennsylvania. She trained with the masters and innovators of Periodontics and has expanded her clinical knowledge to become a speaker and consultant for implant companies and training other doctors in surgeries.

The doctor also loves to help people and travel. She can intertwine her passions by going on dental mission trips to Vietnam and the Dominican Republic with Operation Smile. On them, she treats the under-served population and assists with cleft lip and palate surgeries. She has also participated in local community services that help patients without dental insurance.

Dr. Sethi is a native of Maryland and has been one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors for 2013 and 2019. She loves being a clinician and, most importantly, developing a comfortable relationship between her and the patients.