Celebrating The Female Dentist
On International Women’s Day we thought what better way to celebrate than to raise awareness to the work of one Dr Karishma Vijan. You may recognise Dr Karishma from our advertisements from the endorsement of our products, but what you won’t know about her is the incredible charitable work she does.
Dr Karishma qualified in dentistry in Mumbai, India and went on to study in Manchester, UK to achieve her masters in Cosmetic Dentistry. Her approach to dentistry could be considered unique as she focuses on raising awareness of preventative measures as opposed to just treating the issues once they have arisen.
This passion for empowering people through preventative health measures led her to be the youngest dentist teaching at the eminent British Dental Conference, Excel, London about the importance of preventive healthcare for combating oral diseases and cancer.
In 2020 Karishma decided to establish an NGO to raise funds for the purchase of protective gear for frontline medical staff, she named the NGO ‘The Unicorn Xpress Foundation’. Follow her actions at @tuxfoundation on facebook and instagram or you can help her with her fundraising at https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/fundraising-for-the-purchase-of-protective-gear-for-emergency-frontline-medical-staff-of-the-bmc-health-centers-and-hospitals-and-setting-up-of-tele-medical-centres
In recognition of her fundraising efforts and her advocating on preventative health she has been recognised as one of the ‘100 Global Impact Leaders’ by ET Now in 2019, the WEF have awarded her the ‘Iconic Women Creating A Better World For All’ and she has also gone on to win an award as a ‘Super Achiever’ from the world women leadership congress. If that wasn’t enough Bumble Bizz recognised her as one of the ‘Most Inspiring Women in Healthcare Across India’ as part of a recent campaign.
She remains a specialist consultant at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, in Khar Mumbai but has also recently launched her own clinic ‘Q Smiles’, achieving another of her goals on her list.
We couldn’t be happier at having Karishma’s support with our dental products and really wish her the best with all her future endeavours.