Village/Country and parent’s background
I was born and raised at Jalandhar, Punjab, India. My father, a Post Graduate in an
Inorganic Chemistry worked as a metallurgist in one of the renowned industries of
Punjab, and my mother is a house wife though Bachelor of Arts.
Your Early Education:
My early education took place at Shiv Devi Girls High School and Dayanand Model
Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar.
When & Why You Came to Canada
I came to Canada about 20 years ago. I got married to the man of my life, who
was already in Canada and I followed him, and commenced my Canadian journey
via Mississauga, Ontario.
Your career development and present occupation
I completed my Bachelors of Dental Surgery degree from India, and worked as a
dentist in India for a few months. Upon my arrival here in Canada I completed
Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Consequently, I got accepted in one of the top notch
Dental schools in California, United States, where I earned my Doctor of Dental
Surgery. After attaining my DDS, I served for few years as an associate Dentist and
then established my own Dental practice, Cityscape Family Dental, Calgary.
Your Regret in Life
Life is a mix of smooth and bumpy rides and are full of challenges. Though, these
situations make us strong. Sometimes we consider these past challenges to be our
regrets in life. But in reality, those challenges show us the ways to explore and
eventually leads us to successful life. Therefore, with God’s blessing I do not see
any regrets in my life as long as the Almighty is showing me my paths to face my
challenges and tide over.
Pick Any One of Your Best Achievements
The sense of love and respect I gain from members of my community by
supporting humanity being a Dentist is the best achievement. I feel accomplished
after receiving blessings from my patients, when I take them out of dental pain.
That’s what makes me feel content and rewarded.
Were You Ever Discriminated?
I have never been discriminated on any grounds during my student, personal, and
professional life in any of the places I lived in.
Are You Happy in Canada?
Yes, I am very happy and grateful that I am living in such a beautiful country which
has offered me plenty of opportunities to help me grow personally and
professionally. I am also thankful to my home country, India where I laid the
foundations to achieve my career goals.
Any Comments on Canada’s Culture
The best part of Canada’s culture is that it embraces diversity as residents are free
to practice their own culture, rituals and faith with freedom.
Any Comments on Canada’s Weather
I do not like very harsh cold weather, but I enjoy all other seasons, especially
Alberta’s beautiful summer and colourful fall season. But during very cold winter
days I think of it as an opportunity to spend quality indoor time with my family.
What Brought You Success in Canada?
My husband, Sandeep Bajaj’s support at every step of my life was a crucial
ingredient to my success. His achieving, persuasive and encouraging approach to
life never left me feel alone or low. I strongly believe that my consistent and
persistent efforts to enhance my knowledge is key factor of my success as well. I
always look forward to learning to offer better and comprehensive service to my
patients. There is no substitute to hard work. I have given and am giving a
substantial amount of hours to my profession, which is part of my professional
success. I always welcome feedback in a positive manner and incorporate
suggestions to make myself a better person individually and professionally.
Are You Willing to Help New Immigrants and How?
Most definitely, I always do, I am always available to educate people about their
Dental Health, and to support and offer them affordable Dental Care which fits in
Your Message for Canadians of Asian Origins
Set objectives in life and always work honestly and diligently to achieve those.
Being as a Dental professional, I will suggest all the readers, to please do see your
Dental professionals regularly for a good and sustainable Oral Health for a healthy
body and mind. Our bright smiles not only make us confident, but also passes on
the ray of positivity to others. Be a compassionate human being and always give
back to society in any way you can.