Trusted Keller, TX Dentist
Get to Know Sweeta Walia, DMD
With over 15 years of experience in dentistry so far, Dr. Walia knows that there’s a lot to love about this field. She really enjoys connecting with each patient on a personal level, helping them finally escape pain and infection while also gaining a newfound confidence in their smile! She is always open to new visitors at Ridgepoint Dental, so don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a visit. Interested in learning more about her? Just keep reading below.
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Wali’s background is actually quite diverse! While she is of North Indian descent, she actually grew up in Quebec. Her family includes several doctors as well, so she had plenty of exposure to the medical field right away. While it certainly felt like her professional path was headed in that direction as well, life threw her a curveball after the completion of her Bachelor’s. She got married and moved to Japan, working as an English teacher there for several years.
Once Dr. Walia had built up enough fluency in the Japanese language, she started volunteering at Kobe Kasei Hospital to pursue her continued interest in medicine. Dental services were offered in the hospital as well, and after being assigned there, she found it quite interesting how the work operated. During the first appointment, the dentist and patient would develop a relationship first before any actual treatment was performed. Once that trust was established, the patient was very respectful of the doctor’s diagnoses. She also found it fascinating how the doctor could take a badly infected tooth and make it look whole and brand-new again! Those immediate differences were truly mind-blowing, and she realized that she wanted to do the same thing.
When Dr. Walia returned to the United States, she wanted to observe American dentistry and eventually found her opportunity in Appleton, WI. She came across countless procedures that could create beautiful, positive changes for patients’ smiles, and having the ability to evoke so much happiness and confidence seemed extremely gratifying. She decided to apply to dental school the following year – and the rest is history!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After studying at Emory University, Dr. Walia pursued her dental doctorate at the Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine. She’s also completed a General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital, which involved advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and treatment for medically compromised patients. To further advance her clinical skillset, she’s also become a Master of Implant Prosthesis through Hiossen International Implant Training and is currently both a Platinum Provider of Invisalign and a VIP Provider of ClearCorrect. She is certified in orthodontics and Lumineers.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Walia has two beautiful daughters. The elder daughter, Suhina, is a dual graduate of UT Austin McCombs Business School with degrees in finance and international relations/global studies with honors. The younger daughter, Juhi, attends Schimelpfenig Middle School and is the creative one in the family – she bakes specialty desserts AND loves dancing hip hop! Dr. Walia’s mother also lives with them, as her dad sadly passed in 2014.
In her free time, Dr. Walia enjoys traveling to exotic places, running, lifting weights, cooking all sorts of fusion dishes, taking her daughters out for a nice steak, and tackling various home improvement projects. She’s also recently developed a big interest in horticulture. She loves having a flower and vegetable garden!