Nikita Kuppanda was born and raised in Corona, California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific’s accelerated dental education program. She then went on to attend Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. After dental school Dr. Kuppanda worked at a National Health Service Corp site in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was there that she treated predominately children and where her passion for pediatric dentistry grew. She completed her pediatric dental residency from NYU Langone Dental Medicine- training site in Tucson, AZ. She has received extensive training in moderate sedation, general anesthesia and patients with special healthcare needs. Her sincere commitment to the profession of pediatric dentistry and overall healthcare is why she makes a positive contribution to the dental team. In her free time she enjoys swimming, running, hiking and other outdoor activities.