Author Biography

Persevering is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other- Walter Elliot

Dr. Sampada Deshpande is a general dentist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A foreign-trained dentist from Dubai, she chose Manipal University, in India, to be the beginning of her career in dentistry. She later earned a DDS in 2018 from the University of Washington.

Sampada is the award-winning author of Persevering, a complete guide to applications, schools and work opportunities for foreign-trained dentists in the United States. Her writing has been featured throughout the dental industry, including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Dental Economics.

Outside of clinical dentistry, she founded the New Dentist Business Club, a 501 (c) 3 educational non-profit, and is currently, Faculty at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. She also advises a healthcare-tech company, Samsotech, on their IT solutions.

Awards & Honors

  • 10 under 10, American Dental Association
  • 10 to watch, Academy of General Dentistry
  • William Howard Memorial Award, Washington Academy of General Dentistry