Dr. Sanchaita Kohli is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with over 13 years of training and work experience at the country’s leading dental institute, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, enabling her to plan and manage an extremely wide variety of craniofacial deformities, jaw diseases and facial trauma. She has worked closely with distinguished maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons, greatly broadening her surgical perspectives and skills.
Dr. Sanchaita has been a scholar, gold-medalist and award winner throughout her academic life and always strives towards excellence in patient care. She believes in integrating her clinical practice with evidence-based science. Her work is avant-garde, as she uses cutting-edge technology for treatment planning (3D printed models and simulation software) as well as the surgery (surgical lasers, piezosurgery, custom cutting guides), making the entire treatment shorter, minimally invasive and safer.
She is a tenaciously hardworking surgeon, with an advanced surgical skill set and a comprehensive knowledge of her craft.
Dr. Sanchaita has a profound understanding of a broad spectrum of maxillofacial diseases. She constantly focuses on minimally invasive surgeries to reduce surgical downtime. She uses the latest surgical techniques and works exclusively with the most advanced FDA approved premium quality equipment and surgical implants.
Dr. Sanchaita is a Certified ATLS Provider (by the American College of Surgeons), enabling her to rapidly and efficiently care for emergency trauma patients according to international standards. She is also certified in the management of craniomaxillofacial trauma by AOCMF (Switzerland), the largest international body in trauma and osteosynthesis.
She is one of the few surgeons in the country certified to perform Total Joint Replacement for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). She has successfully treated a number of TMJ problems, both surgically and with minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Sanchaita has worked with international orthognathic surgeons and specializes in treating various forms of facial deformities with thorough planning and extreme precision, providing the best aesthetic outcome for her patients. Her use of simulation software and 3D printed models allows patients to visualize the surgical outcome before surgery, which helps tailor the treatment plan more accurately according to the patients’ wishes. Her use of custom cutting guides and patient-specific implants shortens the surgeries and therefore, surgical downtime.
Trained in COVID-19 patient care
With the world going through a pandemic, Dr. Sanchaita finds it imperative to take all necessary precautions to protect her patients and healthcare workers from being infected by COVID-19 and caring for those with this disease. Her practice involves a stringent protocol for infection control, hygiene maintenance and physical distancing with regular testing for the staff.
She is certified in COVID-19 patient care and Infection Control Training for Healthcare Workers from Stanford University and the University of Florida, USA.
Work ethics and principles
Dr. Sanchaita has always shared an excellent rapport with her colleagues and her patients. Her primary goal is to provide quality treatment and care to her patients with the utmost precision while minimizing the risks. She is kind, caring, a true professional and adheres to her work ethics and principles with utmost respect, making her the kind of doctor you would want your child to grow up to be.
Seeing the situation of coronavirus, Dr. Sanchaita has actively participated in courses that enable her to provide the safest care to her patients. She ensures the complete safety and confidentiality for her patients.
As a staunch supporter of continuously updating one’s surgical knowledge and skills, Dr. Sanchaita has always been an avid researcher. She has over 15 indexed publications in leading international journals, including a few describing novel surgical techniques and several others in the pipeline.
She has worked with the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on a research project on patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea treated with Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis.
Awards and Affiliations
- Gold Medalist in MDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Gold medalist in BDS
- Certified in Craniomaxillofacial Fixation – AOCMF
- Certified in Total Joint Replacement (TMJ) – AIIMS, New Delhi
- Certified ATLS Provider (American College of Surgeons)- AIIMS, New Delhi
- Certified in COVID-19 Training for Healthcare Workers – Stanford University, USA
- Certified in COVID-19 clinical updates – University of Florida, USA
- Organized the First Live Operative Workshop on Orthognathic Surgery with a guest surgeon from the United Kingdom.
- First prize in scientific presentation at AOMSI National Conference, Amritsar
- Postgraduate student of the year award by – Bitein Awards
- Rank 1 in Delhi MDS Entrance Examination
- All India Rank 6 in MDS Entrance Examination
- Rank 1 for House Job at Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi.
- Distinction and 1st position in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in BDS
- D.R. Sethi Marker Cup holder in Biology and Psychology.
- Member – AOCMF
- Life Member and ex-council – Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India
- Member – International Academy of Oral Oncology
Completed various courses in orthognathic surgery, orbital surgery, and the prestigious course in cancer and reconstructive surgery by Dr. Saidul Islam.