After dental school, Aarika went on to complete a hospital dentistry-based general practice residency. Through this program she treated patients with complex medical histories and developed the knowledge needed to provide patients with safe and efficient dental care. She also received advanced training in root canal therapy, restorative dentistry, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry. Aarika find joy in providing care to her patients.
In her free time, Aarika enjoy hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing. She also enjoys reading and listening to podcasts. She and her husband have two pets-- a dog named Zeus and a cat named Rose.
Why I Work at Neighborcare:
Working in a community health setting has been a goal on mine for the last four years. Working at Neighborcare Health appeals to me because it strives to remove the boundaries from equal access to healthcare that we often encounter in our society. I appreciate how Neighborcare Health integrates medical, dental, and behavioral health into patient care. I am most rewarded by my job when I am able to help a patient achieve oral health and understand how it ties directly into their overall health. I strive for long-term, trusting relationships with my patients, helping them accomplish not only disease control and oral rehabilitation but also an understanding of preventative dentistry and healthy habits.
BS, Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, 2013
DDM, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, 2017