Meet Our Doctors

Parvathi K. Pokala, DDS

Parvathi K. Pokala, DDS

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.

  • “Top Dentist” San Diego for Pediatric Dentistry 2006-2014
  • Health Hero 2012 award from the Autism Society in San Diego
  • Immediate Past President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

See Dr. Pokala’s television interview about preschoolers and tooth decay.
[aired on KPBS in San Diego]

Harjot S. Chawla, DDS

Harjot S. Chawla, DDS

  • A graduate of UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience
  • Received Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from USC
  • General Practice Residency with an emphasis in Hospital Dentistry at UCLA
  • Completed post graduate residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at Montefiore Medical Center, New York
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

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.