Dr. Divya Puri is a pediatric dentist and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Puri was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark after which she moved to the United States to pursue higher education. She attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology. After college, Dr. Puri moved to sunny South Florida, where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Puri was the 2017 Pierre Fauchard Academy Award Recipient amongst her dental class.
After dental school, Dr. Puri moved to Connecticut to pursue a three-year combined pediatric dental residency and Masters of Dental Science at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Connecticut Medical Children’s Center. Here, she trained extensively in the clinical setting while also studying dental stem cells in the lab. Dr. Puri became the Chief Resident of her pediatric dental class, playing a key leadership role in the Pediatric Dental department.
Dr. Puri has extensive training in treating children of all ages, including those with anxiety, special needs, and the medically compromised. In her pediatric training, Dr. Puri placed a special emphasis on behavioral management and family dynamics, and she takes great pride in ensuring every child leaves her care both happy and healthy. In addition, Dr. Puri is highly skilled at providing all levels of sedation, including general anesthesia in the hospital setting.
Since she was a young girl, it was Dr. Puri’s dream to be a dentist. Along the way, she discovered a passion for working with children, families, and the broader community. Having lived, worked, and practiced in various settings, Dr. Puri uses these experiences to ensure that every child leaves her chair with a big, bright, happy smile. Dr. Puri loves all the Disney Princesses especially Jasmine and Pocahontas.