In professional practice for more than 10 years Dr. Shah has been improving smiles in Richmond VA since 2009. Dr. Shah received her Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from Rutgers Dental School with a special focus and advanced courses in Dental Public Health. She also completed additional training at the General Practice Residency Program at John F Kennedy Hospital in Edison, NJ. While serving as a GPR resident, she developed her skills to provide comfortable, personalized care for her patients. Dr. Shah cared for many children and adults during her residency and has achieved a high level of success with complex cases. She works with a personalized approach to treating patients and ensuring their needs are answered. Her team is focused on keeping patients aware of their dental condition and provide the most fantastic results. Dr. Shah feels that it is important to keep on top of the advances in dentistry by taking continuing education courses. Dr. Shah continually educates herself and her team on the newest dental techniques to give you the best dental care possible.
Dr. Shah is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Women’s Dental Association, Richmond Dental Society and a member of the Spears Study Club. She is an active volunteer for various charitable organizations such as Mission of Mercy , give a kids a smile day, and Fundacion Ninos Que Rien and America India Foundation. She has a personal commitment to provide the highest quality of care available to her patients in a safe comfortable atmosphere.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. As a family they love the outdoors and can be found hiking and camping in their free time.
Dr. Shweta Ujaoney was born and raised in Nagpur, India. While in India, she completed her Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery as well as a Masters in Oral Diagnosis, Medicine, and Radiology before moving to the United States with her husband. Once in the U.S., she attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and received her DDS. Dr. Ujaoney completed a residency at Case Western Reserve University in their School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the ADA, VDA, IAOMR, and IDA. Dr. Ujaoney has received many dental awards including the Dean’s List at VCU, the AD Williams Research Scholarship, the Endowed Scholarship, and was on the Scholarship Awards Committee at VCU. She also has patented the painless pediatric syringe design. She has several research publications to her credit.
Dr. Ujaoney was first drawn to dentistry as a child. She did not like her smile as a child, so it made her recognize early on that a beautiful smile is a “great booster of self-confidence and among the best gifts you can offer to a loved one.” She thus wanted to contribute towards beautiful smiles for her patients as a dentist. Dr. Ujaoney’s favorite part of being a dentist is interacting with patients and understanding their needs. She likes to give individualized dental care to each patient she sees.
Dr. Ujaoney is married to Tushar, a physician, and they have a five-year-old daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys oil painting and water colors, as well as clay modeling and nature walks. Dr. Ujaoney loves to paint and have won several awards for her work. She speaks three languages- English, Hindi/Urdu, and Marathi.