Dr. Whiting-Elakkad is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the American Academy of General Dentistry as well as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She was drawn to dentistry while undergoing her own treatment. She was working with her Orthodontist on her own teeth when she was searching for a career. She saw how passionate and happy her dentist was to work with her on making beautiful teeth, and she suddenly knew her calling.
She is a general dentist which means she does all dental procedures, but she particularly likes to work in the area of implant dentistry and surgeries. She specializes in full mouth rehabilitation, which is also where she sees the biggest changes with her patients. This, for her, is the most rewarding part of what she does - seeing the changes she can make in peoples lives to make them happier and healthier. In the field of dentistry, she would describe herself as passionate, ever-learning, and attentive to detail. Having been on the receiving side herself, she understands what patients go through. She knows the anxiety and stress that can come from dental procedures. Her personal philosophy is to treat each patient as if it were herself in the dental chair and with this, her patients get the proper respect and care that they deserve.
Another thing that makes Dr. Whiting-Elakkad stand out as a dentist is that she does non-stop continual education. She goes above and beyond to ensure she is at the top of all technological advances in dentistry and is committed to continual education, not just to fulfill her dental certificate but to give patients the best there is in dentistry. When she’s not helping people with their mouths, she loves to spend time with her family. She is also a food epicure, enjoying different Asian cuisines, such as Thai food, Korean food, and sushi.
With a fully trained dental team and an inhouse lab to deliver every type of dental procedure, we are fully equipped to customize an exact plan for you and your mouth. At Burns Dentistry, we know that every patient is different and that is why we’ve gone through the care and training to make sure we can deliver exactly what you need. With a personalized treatment plan, you can have the information you need to make an educated decision about your health and your future, with no pressure on our end.