DeW Dish: Dr. Meghna Dassani

In My Story, Print Issues by Meghna Dassani

What is the best part of your job?

When I’m speaking, it’s watching those light bulbs go off. In the dental office, it’s the patients whose lives we change… be it through their smiles or by helping them sleep and breathe better.

Who has been the most influential woman in your life?

My mom is the reason I am the person I am today.

How do you measure your success?

If I can answer yes to the question “Are the people that matter in my life happy?” That is what success means to me. This includes my family, my team and my tribe

What obstacles have you overcome in your career?

Having to go through dental school a second time as a foreign trained dentist was hard. And being told that I didn’t have what it takes to be able to get on stage and make a difference in the lives of dentists and patients worldwide.

What do you do to turn around a bad day?

Remind myself that not too many have this opportunity that I have, put on some good music, and hugs from my girls… that’s all that is needed to turn a frown upside down

What is your guilty pleasure?

Dark chocolate

What advice do you have for the new person in your office?

Having fun is as important as giving your 110%

What “DeW” leaders do?

Servant leadership!! Leading with grace and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow is what leaders DeW

What is your favorite Indoor/Outdoor Activity?

Baking and gardening

What famous person living or dead would you like to have lunch with and what would you ask them?

Dalai Lama. What is the one piece of advice that he would give the world right now?

They are playing your theme song as you walk on stage. Name that tune!

This Girl is On Fire by Alicia Keys

What is your dream vacation?


What does balance look like?

I work clinically 3 days a week. My days start early so I am in line to pick up the girls from school. This gives me time to focus on my sleep apnea coaching and plenty of lunch dates with my hubby.

How do you take your coffee?

Double espresso

What is your motto?

There is little we cannot do when we are fueled by a clear purpose

What scares you the most?

Creepy crawlies(shudder)