Smruti [SD for short] arrived in New Zealand as a young child and grew up in Auckland. When she finished school at Mt Roskill Grammar, she flew off to India to look after her grandparents. She stayed longer than intended, partly because she went to Dental School in Mumbai and then worked for two years as a dentist there before returning to Auckland in 2019. But wait, there’s more! She then went to AUT for three years [phew!] and became an Oral Health Therapist. And that is her role in our office: treating high school students and cleaning teeth for old and young patients.