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Dr. Nikita Surani

nikita.surani@gmail.com

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DR. NIKITA SURANI
201, Captain Villa,
Mount Mary Road,
Bandra West,
Mumbai – 400 050
India
Phone: +91-9833511180
Email: nikita.surani@gmail.com
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PROFILE
Oral health professional with three years combined exposure to preventive and therapeutic
aspects of oral health along with research and management expertise; experienced in providing
clinical and preventive dental treatments to patients, health counseling, planning and
implementation of preventive health programs; trained tobacco cessation specialist; having good
written, analytical, communication, and networking skills; determined to make a positive
difference to the health of diverse population groups and sub-groups.
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EDUCATION
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik (September 2001 to February 2007)
• GPA / Marks: 58.34%
Master of Public Health
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (June 2008 to May 2010)
• GPA / Marks: 4.65 out of 6
Additional Training
• Certificate in Hospital Administration from Apollo Medvarsity, Hyderabad
• Certificate in Global Tobacco Control with a focus on Health Communication and
Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (U.S.A.)
• Trained and certified by Indian Dental Association as a Tobacco Cessation Specialist
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CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
General Dentist
Urban Community Development Center, Mumbai (March 2008 to June 2008)
• History taking of patients, diagnosing and providing dental treatments such as
restorations (filling decayed teeth), root canal treatments, teeth extractions, making
dentures, crowns and bridges, and teeth cleaning.
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General Dentist
Lok Seva Samiti, Mumbai (June 2007 to June 2008)
• History taking of patients, diagnosing and providing dental treatments such as
restorations (filling decayed teeth), root canal treatments, teeth extractions, making
dentures, crowns and bridges, and teeth cleaning.
Observership
Dr. Kamat’s Multi-Speciality Clinic, Mumbai (March 2007 to May 2007)
• Assisted the dental surgeon and learnt how to run a clinical set-up
Internship
Yerala Medical Trust’s Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai (February 2006 to February
2007)
• History taking of patients, diagnosing and providing dental treatments such as
restorations (filling decayed teeth), root canal treatments, teeth extractions, making
dentures, crowns and bridges, and teeth cleaning.
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RESEARCH AND MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE
Research Officer
Salaam Bombay Foundation, Mumbai (July 2012 to present)
• Writing research articles, planning, conceptualizing and implementing research studies
Research Fellow
Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi Mumbai (June 2011 to June 2012)
• Writing research articles, planning, conceptualizing and implementing research studies
Research Associate
Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi Mumbai (June 2010 to June 2011)
• Writing research articles, planning, conceptualizing and implementing research studies
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ACHIEVEMENTS
Professional Affiliation
• Member of Indian Dental Association, Mumbai Branch
• Registered with the Maharashtra State Dental Council
Scholarships Received
• From School of Public Health, University of Minnesota (United States of America) to
pursue six credit courses in public health
• From Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore (United States of
America) to pursue Certificate in Global Tobacco Control
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• To attend and make a presentation at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in
Singapore in March 2012.
• To attend and make a presentation at the International Conference on Global Public
Health to be held in Sri Lanka in December 2012, on \"Integrating oral health with other
non communicable diseases through community based and inclusive approach: Learning
from India\"
Conferences / Seminars / Presentations
• Attended various workshops, conferences, and continuing dental education programs
conducted by the Indian Dental Association
• Attended public health conferences / seminars and workshops on various health issues
• Presented a seminar on \"Suture Materials during B.D.S Internship
• Prepared and made an oral presentation on \"Tobacco Use and Cessation Counseling in
India: Data from the Global Health Professions Student Survey” at the 2nd National
Conference on Tobacco or Health in 2010
• Prepared and made an oral presentation on \"Hazards of Tobacco Use” for government
officials in Nagpur
• Prepared and presented a poster at a conference organized by Indian Association of
Occupational Health in Mumbai in 2011
Professional Publications
• Surani NS, Shroff HP. Mass Media Exposure to Tobacco Messages among Secondary
School Children in Mumbai. Indian J of Public Health 2012;56:159-62.
• Surani NS, Pednekar MS, Gupta PC, Fong GT, Bansal-Travers M, Quah AC. Impact of
perception of tobacco related health damage and peer influence on intention to quit
among Indian tobacco users: Findings from International Tobacco Control Policy (TCP)
Evaluation India Pilot Survey. Abstracts. 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.
Towards a TOBACCO-FREE WORLD: Planning Globally, Acting Locally. Singapore
2012.
• Surani NS, Pednekar MS, Gupta PC, Fong GT, Bansal-Travers M, Quah AC. \"Intention
to quit among Indian tobacco users: Findings from International Tobacco Control (ITC)
Policy Evaluation India Pilot Survey\". Indian Journal of Cancer [accepted for
publication]
• Surani NS, Gupta PC. The dental profession and tobacco cessation efforts in India
[submitted to Journal of Indian Dental Association and is under review]
• Surani NS, Pednekar MS, Warren CW, Sinha DN, Asma S, Gupta PC et al. Tobacco use
and cessation counseling in India. Data from the Global Health Professions Students
(GHPSS) Survey, 2005-2009 [submitted to Indian Journal of Cancer and is under review]
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• Surani NS, Bhutia TD, Pilankar AV, Thawal VP, Chadha DM. Findings from an Oral
Screening among Municipal School Students in Mumbai. [submitted to Indian Journal of
Cancer and is under review]
• Singh AL, Surani NS, Gupta PC. Compliance with graphic point-of-sale warning display
boards prohibiting sale of tobacco products to children: An observation study in Thane
district [submitted to National Medical Journal of India and is under review]
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RELEVANT SKILLS
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Statistical Software
• Well conversant in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi
• Good writing, presentation and oratory skills
• Proficient in quantitative as well as qualitative data analysis, interpretation and report
writing
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VOLUNTARY WORK AND EXTRA CURRICULAR PARTICIPATION
Youth Volunteer
Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board, India (March 2011 to present)
• Involved in self development activities for youth
Health Volunteer
Aga Khan Health Services, India (March 2006 to March 2008)
• Assisted in implementation of various community based health programs such as blood
pressure monitoring, counseling hypertensive patients, conducting dental check up camps
for children, and providing fluoride treatment to children for prevention of dental caries
Member
Alumni Coordination Committee at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (2009)
• Interaction with alumni, creating alumni database and forming a network between
institute’s current and past students
Co-organizer
Poster competition on \"Effective Media Interventions for Tobacco Control” at Tata Institute of
Social Sciences (2009)
• Conceptualized and led the competition
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