Trinbagonian-American Feature: Varsha Ganessingh, The Dental Leader

Varsha Ganessingh

The Dental Leader

The 37 year-old Varsha Ganessingh is a native Trinidad and Tobagonian who currently  owns and operates her own dental practice in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Ganessingh’s Trinidad & Tobago family migrated to South Florida when she was a teenager. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2000, she went on to pursue dentistry at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale where she graduated in 2005 with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. In 2011, after working in Orlando, she opened her own dental practice, Oasis Dental.

She describes opening her practice as the “most memorable moment in her career.” Oasis Dental is regarded as a foremost state-of-the art dental facility,  receiving rave reviews from patients and the dental fraternity. She has been named as one of Orlando’s top dentists five consecutive years, between 2012 and 2016, by her peers.

Professional dentistry is inherent to Dr. Ganessingh’s family. Her aunt, who is also a successful, renown dentist, was her role model, and inspired her to also be a top-class dentist.

Varsha is currently a member of the Florida Dental Association, American Dental Association and the Dental Society of Greater Orlando.

Aware that several youth in the Diaspora have their sights on entering the dental profession, she advises them to “Follow your dreams.  With hard work,  perseverance,  and determination,  anything can be achieved!”

She said her Trinidadian heritage is very special to her. “My T&T heritage has taught me to respect my elders.  This allows me to have great relationships with my professors and mentors. My heritage also instilled in me the importance of family. This support helps you achieve your life goals, and  grounds you as a person, allowing you to make more level headed choices or decisions. Last of all, but definitely not the least, the academic foundation I got from my childhood education in T&T allowed me to excel in academia when we migrated to the US. This aided me in ultimately completing my dental degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.”

Varsha’s pride in being a Trinidadian and Tobagonian-American is based on the country’s culture. “I am so proud of the  diverse culture  that is a part of the beautiful twin isle.  The culture is a perfect mix of all the foods, traditions, and beliefs of various ethnicities that have been a part of T&T for many years.”

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