Dr. Mahua Bose Pillai
D.D.S, B.D.S, M.D.S,

Dr. Mahua Bose Pillai grew up in India. She pursued her dream of helping people and alleviating pain by becoming a Dentist. She graduated with aBachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS), India. She then continued her Post Graduate Dental Education by joining the Department of Endodontics to pursue her Masters in Dental Surgery(MDS). After finishing her MDS degree, she practiced as a consultant Endodontist in multiple private clinics which gave her a better and more realistic approach to treat her patients and build a good patient doctor relationship before moving to the US. 
To further her dental career in the US, she joined the DDS degree program at the University of California San Francisco. She was elected as the social chair for the DDS Class of 2016, as the AGD secretary and also as the class representative for ASDA for 2 years. She has also been awarded the  Nguyen T. Nguyen Scholarship, University of California San Francisco, May 2016, a  Scholarship awarded for extraordinary achievement and excellence in Endodontics.

After receiving her DDS from UCSF, she got into the prestigious Masters in Medical Sciences (MMSc) program in Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. 
She is devoted to helping the underserved and has participated in several dental camps in rural areas in the past and has been actively involved in the community dental clinic at UCSF. Aside from dentistry, she also has two Bachelors degrees in Music. She plays the “Hawaiian Guitar” and has performed as an artist on All India Radio and National Television. 
Her varied experiences and international dental experience enables her to relate to patients of all walks of life. She always gets great satisfaction knowing that by treating patients she has helped their overall health and well-being and made a positive difference in their life. 


Nguyen T. Nguyen Scholarship, University of California San Francisco, May 2016
Scholarship awarded for extraordinary achievement and excellence in Endodontics


  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, MA (Expected : June 2019)

Masters in Medical Sciences and Certificate in Endodontics (MMSc)

  • University of California San Francisco, CA (June 2016)

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

  • Duggan Dental Studies, Newport Beach, CA (August 2013)

Fundamental Restorative Techniques in Dentistry Program

Attended lecture and hands on course on class II amalgam preparation, class II composite preparation, class III composite preparation, full gold crown preparation, ceramometal crown preparation, 3 quarter crown preparation, full ceramic crown preparation, gold onlay preparation, lecture on treatment planning


  • Regional Dental College and Hospital, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India (Graduated: May 2009)

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Masters in Dental Surgery (M.D.S.)

  • Regional Dental College and Hospital, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India (January 2005 – December 2005)

One year Residency after B.D.S.

  • Regional Dental College and Hospital, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India (Graduated December 2004)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S)         G.P.A: 3.71/4.0

Academic Achievements:

Research and Thesis :

Effect of German Chamomile & Tea Tree Oil as an irrigant in the removal of Smear layer
A scanning electron microscopy study of cleaning efficacy of sodium hypochlorite and EDTA, sodium hypochlorite, hydro alcoholic extract of German Chamomile and Tea tree oil.

Posters Presented :

  • Magnification-The Mantra of Success– 21st FODI & 14th IES National Conference ; 22nd to 24th 2006
  • Hand piece The Magic Wand in Dentistry– 8th National FODI &IES Student Convention, 18th – 20th May, 2007
  • Armed Forces of The Pulp – 9th National FODI & IES Student Convention, 16th –18th  May, 2008

Papers Presented :

  • Resin Bonding using a total etch & Self Etch adhesive to enamel after Carbamide Peroxide & / or CPP-ACP treatment
    • XXII FODI & XV IES National Conference , 23rd – 25th   2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Effect of German Chamomile & Tea Tree Oil on the removal of Smear Layer
    • 23rdO.D.I. & 16th I.E.S. National conference , 21st – 23rd Nov 2008, Chandigarh, India
  • Bleaching
    • IDA Students Programme, Indian Dental Association, Assam State Branch, 27th Feb , 2009, Guwahati, India

Participation/attendance at National & International conferences:

  • Cultural Secretary of the 10th National Federation of Dentaire Internationale & Indian Endodontic Society PG Student’s Convention, Shillong 2009
  • 24th National Federation Of Dentaire International  & 17th Indian Endodontic Society  National Conference, Cochin  Nov 2009
  • 10th National FODI and IES PG Student’s Convention, Shillong 2009
  • IDA Students Program, Indian Dental Association, Assam State Branch, 2009.
  • 9th National FODI and IES PG student convention, Goa 2008.
  • 23rd FODI & 16th IES National Conference, Chandigarh 2008.
  • 8th National FODI and IES PG students’ convention, Nainital
  • 22nd FODI and 15th IES National conference, Malaysia
  • 21st FODI and 14th IES National Conference, Mumbai 2006.
  • FDI Annual World Dental Congress, New Delhi 2004.

Training & Courses:

  • Course organized by 10th FODI & IES P.G. Convention , Shillong – Rotary Instrumentation – Grounded Vs. Twisted by Dr. Vinod Kumar, 2009
  • Participated at 3M ESPE in the program: “Everything in Crown and Bridge” conducted by Dr. U.V. Gandhi, 2008
  • Certificate of attendance by New York college of dentistry and SMILE care India, two day comprehensive clinical programme on “ Inter disciplinary Dentistry and digital photography”, conducted by Dr. Ashok Karad,   2008
  • 3M ESPE certificate of participation on lecture programme: “The Prosthodontics Palette; Full Mouth Rehabilitation” , Dr. Ajit Shetty, 2007
  • Course organized by 3M ESPE on “Endodontic treatment followed by Restorative options ………Steel Crown” , Dr. Rajiv Thapar, 2007
  • Training programme on HIV AIDS and “Infection Control Practices” conducted by Assam State AIDS control society, Guwahati, 2007
  • Lecture – DENTSPLY, hands on in Endodontic simplified under guidance of Dr. Chang Wen Wei Jeffrey, Guwahati, 2006

Extra Curricular :

  • Bachelor of Music from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth Lucknow.
  • Bachelor of Music (Sangeet Visharad) from Sarba Bhartiya Sangeet-Sanskriti Parishad.
  • All India Radio and Doordarshan artist, performed on AIR and Doordarshan number of times
  • Cultural Secretary of Junior Doctors Association, 2005 and also responsible for organizing the cultural night.
  • Winner of Guitar Classical Instrumental organised by Classic Socio Cultural organization, 1990
  • Winner of Indian Classical Instrumental organised by Rotary club of Guwahati, 1992
  • Winner of the All Assam Classical Music competition organised by Kamakhya Sangeet Vikaas Kendra Guwahati, 1993
  • Winner of the Instrumental light and runner up for the Instrumental classic at the Senior Railway Institute Annual Music competition, 1993
  • Winner of Ravindra Sangeet Instrumental at Jaya Jayanti Kala Kendra, 1994
  • Best Instrumentalist at the Jaya Jayanti Kala Kendra Guwahati, 1994
  • Winner of Instrumental Music at All Assam Music competition organised by Narayan Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, 1994
  • Participated in 6th All India Scout and Guide camp- “6th National Boscoree” held in Calcutta, 1994
  • Runner up for the Science exhibition (Chemistry section) at St. Marry’s English High School Guwahati                                                                           1995
  • Winner of the National Group Song competition organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad, 1996
  • Winner of the Classical Instrumental at the Pandit Vishnu Digambar Palushkar memorial music competition, 1998
  • Winner of the Instrumental competition at the Cotton College Annual Fest, 1999
  • Certificate of proficiency in Classical instrumental at the Inter College Youth Festival of Assam, 2000
  • Participated in “Art of Man making” the National Cultural Quiz Contest conducted by Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, 2000
  • Regional Dental college Guwahati winner of the Antakshaari and runner up in dance competition, 2002
  • Participated in the IIT Guwahati Cultural fest “Alcheringa” and was the winner of Ms. Alcheringa contest                                                                                2003
  • Winner of the Traditional dress competition held at Regional dental College Guwahati, 2005
  • 2nd Runner up for the All India Sangeet Visharad in Guitar-Classical