Speaker Biography

Sampada Deshpande DDS, FACD practices in Bay Area, CA. Due to her specialized training, she is consistently approached for care by patients with Special Health Care Needs (SHCNs) and/or medical complexities. Author of the book, Persevering, Sampada earned a DDS from the University of Washington and completed a GPR at Alameda Health Systems. She founded the educational nonprofit, New Dentist Business Club in 2019 and is Product Manager for SamsoSmile– an automated insurance verification service, popular with dental groups, schools and solo practitioners.

Sampada lectures nationally on treating patients with SHCN’s in a private practice setting and using portable dentistry. With assistance from the ADA and SAID, she is publishing a new book on this material, due Summer 2024. Her writing on this topic and others has been featured throughout the dental industry, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Dental Economics.

Invitations to present 

  1. Treating patients with SHCNs and medical complexities in private practice; lecture, Washington Academy of General Dentistry, April 2025
  2. Dentistry for our Seniors & those on Palliative Care; lecture, University of California, San Francisco, Jan 2024
  3. Finding and Negotiating the ‘Perfect’ Associateship; lecture, University of California, San Francisco, Nov 2023
  4. Upcoming book on Special Care Dentistry; lecture, American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership, Nov 2023
  5. Dental Insurance and doing it Right; lecture, New Dentist Business Club, Aug 2023
  6. What you need to know about Dental Insurance, lecture, New Dentist Business Club, Nov 2022
  7. Opportunities for Foreign Trained Dentists post Graduation; panel interview, University of Washington, May 2021 
  8. Beginning a Practice Series; panel interview, University of  Washington, Jan 2022 
  9. Practice Evaluation Series- a 4-part webinar; lecture, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry  University of the Pacific, Jan 2022 
  10. How to find the best associateship; lecture, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Nov 2021 
  11. Get Inspired by the Inspired webinar; panel interview, Oct 2021, Connecticut State Dental Association

Awards & Honors

  • 10 under 10, American Dental Association
  • 10 to watch, Academy of General Dentistry
  • William Howard Memorial Award, Washington Academy of General Dentistry
  • Denobi Award, National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference
  • Fellow, American College of Dentistry