Dr. Shweta Ujaoney
Dr. Shweta Ujaoney is a dentist who is passionate about working with kids and giving them a better dental experience. Through her experiences, she has found that kids not only love to learn about the dental gadgets, but also love to be active participants in dental treatment. She has extensively researched the various reasons for dental fear and anxiety in children and published scientific papers. She is also the inventor of the “Camouflage syringe,” which helps mask the sharp anesthetic needle. Dr. Ujaoney believes that kids try to make sense of the world through their own imaginative eyes. One bad experience, stories from friends, or sheer fear of the unknown can make a child wary of visiting the dentist. This book is an effort to make children’s and parents’ experience at the dentist’s office simple, more familiar, and fun-filled. Currently, Dr. Ujaoney works at a private dental practice and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA. She is the mother of a six-year-old daughter who has experienced first-hand the anxiety that can develop before dental procedures.