Q & A with Dr. R. Vaidya Selvan
Q: What got you into this specific medical field?
A: My family has a history of selecting medical and dental as their profession. My uncle & aunt have both been practicing surgeons for the past 45 years and they were role models to me in pursuing my career.
Q: What landed you in your city, and what is it that you like about the neighborhood?
A: Old Bridge, NJ is a very cute town with everything we need all within a matter of miles. People are very friendly, diverse culture with vibrant roots, culture. Close to both New York City and Philadelphia, close to beaches, skiing, Broadway shows, shopping, etc. Residents commute to the city to work while their family is raised in a home with a backyard which city life doesn't provide. Old Bridge people are very close mainly my patients and are a close-knit group, caring, etc. In today's world where most doctors do not have adequate time to build patient relationships, we strive to develop a bond between the doctor and patient and this is how I feel a dental & medical professional should achieve. We are a hi-tech and pain free practice. With this as our dental mission we are educating ourselves in the latest technological advances in the field of dentistry to provide the best and ultimate pinnacle in customized patient care.
Q: Where did you receive your undergraduate and professional degrees, and did you participate in any residencies?
A: B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) in India
D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from New York University
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
General Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City
Q: Do you belong to any professional associations?
A: Academy of General Dentistry
Q: What year did you begin practicing?
Q: What investments in your practice equipment and facilities have you made?
A: We have just completed a quarter of a million dollar renovation including new equipment and structure. I am updating myself through continuing education to keep up with technological breakthroughs in my field of expertise to provide the best treatment to all my patients.
Q: What procedures do you feel your practice excels in above others?
A: Cosmetic, implant and family dentistry
Q: What are your office hours?
A: Monday: 2pm -8pm
Tuesday: 9am - 1pm
Wednesday: 9am - 1pm
Thursday: 2pm - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
Saturday: 7am - 2pm, One Saturday a month
Q: What HMO or PPO providers are you in network with? Do you offer financing?
A: We do participate in all PPO dental insurances only. We also accept all other dental insurances as an out-of-network provider.
Q: Do you accept any government programs or discount cards?
Q: What are the most challenging parts of your everyday practice?
A: Patients cooperating in maintaining their oral hygiene, missed appointments.
Q: What are the best moments that make it worthwhile?
A: When a patient is very satisfied with my work, when I put a smile on their face and when I get the best results I want and the outcome of my work reflects the quality of my work, ethics and my efforts.