Dr. Pokala grew up in London and attended dental school at University College London. On moving to the US, she attended Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York and graduated with a DDS. She completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry for the Medically Compromised and Developmentally Disabled at Albert Einstein College of Dental Medicine and a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She went on to be a part of the team that developed and started a Pediatric Dental residency program at Rady Children's Hospital in 2003. Dr. Pokala has lived in San Diego over 25 years and maintains a private practice close to Rady Children's Hospital. Her family loves to travel and experience new cultures and foods. She is an avid gardener and loves to cook.
See Dr. Pokala’s television interview about preschoolers and tooth decay.
[aired on KPBS in San Diego]
Dr. Chawla was born and raised in New Delhi, India and moved to California in 1991. His personal interests include photography, painting/sketching, sports and movies. He and his wife love to travel and indulge in various cuisines.