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Dr. Parul Dua Makkar

SPEAK: Heritage

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar completed her Bachelor of Science from University of Central Oklahoma 1999, Magna Cum Laude and then DDS from University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, in 2003. She practiced in Alberta, CA before moving to NY. Here she completed a GPR training at Staten Island University Hospital, 2007 and has been in private practice since. Currently she is the owner of PDM Family Dental in Long Island, NY, a place she resides in with her husband and 2 boys. Dr. Makkar's life took a different trajectory when she lost her only and younger sibling, Dr. Manu Dua, to Oral Cancer last year. He was a Dentist as well. Since his death, she devotes her time educating doctors and patients alike about risk factors, prevention and advocating for early diagnosis of Oral cancer. She has co-authored several Dental journals, has been presenting lectures to Dentists and has been a guest at several podcasts, besides her own podcast. She believes oral care is the gateway to overall well-being and aims to have open conversations with her patients. Dr. Parul Dua Makkar has been featured in the American, Canadian and British Dental Journals. She is the recipient of the Denobi Awards 2022 as well as LI Excellence in Healthcare 2022, Power Woman of Long Island 2022 and has been awarded Outstanding Women’s Achievement Award by Indian American Forum 2023 and named Healthcare Hero in May 2023. She has also co-authored the book ‘Life Interrupted, Dr. Dua’s Survival Guide’ which is a winner of CIPA EVVY Award for Motivational/Inspirational books. She can be reached at Parul@parulduamakkar.com or Instagram @pdmfamilydental or @duagoodjob. www.parulduamakkar.com

All Sessions by Dr. Parul Dua Makkar

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Governor's - Mainstage

SPEAKers: Act 1

Act 1 of SPEAK: Heritage features 5 incredible talks to start our show. (click the photo to read their bio)
🎤 JASON GREER: “Embracing Forgiveness: Transforming Pain into Strength”
🎤 PARUL DUA: “Finding My Way Home”
🎤 CHRIS MIN: “Koreans, The Irish of the East?”
🎤 JEAN C. VICTOR, JR.: “I Would Rather Have My Good Name Than Great Riches”
🎤 PHOENIX CARNEVALE: “Me in Parts and Pieces”