- DDS '08
- Director, Dental Alumni Association Board of Directors
Dr. Roshan Parikh is a 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. He is the founder and president of Chicagoland Smile Group. Twice, he has had Chicagoland Smile Group perform a public service with Mission: Veteran Smiles. In 2015, they gave free dental care to veterans; in 2017 they gave free dental care to veterans and their families.
Dr. Parikh mentors students at the College, and endeavors to transition students and recent graduates into the world of practice—helping them focus on what the College teaches about compassionate and quality care.
He also has served as a judge at Clinic and Research Day, and has been helpful to the Office of Advancement in consulting with its members on issues pertaining to recent alumni.
Dr. Parikh was the recipient of the College’s C.A.R.E., or Connecting Alumni to Reignite and Engage, Award, in 2018. It is presented to an alumnus or alumna of the UIC College of Dentistry who graduated no more than ten years ago and who meets certain criteria such as involvement in humanitarian and philanthropic efforts; leadership in organized dentistry; promotion of access to care, alleviating disparity of care, or other public service; and accomplishments that have brought honor to the University and to the College.
Dr. Parikh serves on the Board’s Recent Alumni and Membership Committees.