Dr. Kunal Bhakta completed his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC). Following his passion for dentistry, he furthered his education by attending dental school at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in Los Angeles, CA. While attending dental school, Dr. Bhakta had the privilege of providing dental care to children via mobile clinics and during dental mission trips to Mexico. His growing love for making dental care an enjoyable experience for children led him to pursue advanced specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Bhakta completed his two year pediatric dental residency at NYU Langone Dental Medicine – Maryland site in Princess Anne, MD.
Dr. Bhakta is Board Eligible for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the California Dental Association (CDA). He is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Dr. Bhakta takes pride in continually furthering his education and knowledge in Pediatric Dentistry to provide the best possible dental experience for every child.
Dr. Bhakta is married and enjoys spending time with his wife trying new cuisines and is always open to new recommendations. He also enjoys spending weekends reading, watching sports, and traveling.
Dr. Taylor Rawson was born in Utah and was raised in California where graduated high school in Mission Viejo. He then served as a full-time missionary in Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years and then graduated college from Brigham Young University in Provo. From there he moved to Arizona where he taught Biology and Human Anatomy at Chandler High School.
While teaching high school, Dr. Rawson earned a Master’s Degree from Arizona State University and graduated from the USC School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rawson worked as a general dentist with Adelante Healthcare for three years where he had the opportunity to serve an incredible population. His talent and passion for working with kids led him to further his training in pediatrics, taking his family to Alaska, where he completed an Advanced Education Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the NYU Hospital Centers program in Anchorage.
Dr. Rawson lived with his family and served the pediatric population of Yuma, Arizona since completing his residency, and is excited to be a part of Powell Pediatric Dentistry here in Visalia.
In addition to serving our patients, he loves spending time with his family indoors and out, and enjoys cooking and eating delicious food. His passion for teaching continues, and he serves as adjunct faculty at the USC School of Dentistry and also the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Rawson, his wife, Sara, and their four children are excited to become a part of the community.
Dr. Corbin Smith received a bachelor in science degree in biology from the University of Utah. After graduating with distinction, he attended dental school at Midwestern University college of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Az. During his dental education, he had the opportunity to serve in children’s clinics and on a mission trip where he realized how much he enjoyed working with children and helping them develop lifelong oral health. He was accepted to attend a two-year specialty-training program in pediatric dentistry at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Ak. While there he had the opportunity to serve children and patients with special needs from all over the state of Alaska.
Dr. Smith is Board Eligible for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He maintains certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). He enjoys staying on the cutting edge of pediatric dentistry and loves learning how to better serve the pediatric dental patients he works with.
Dr. Smith is happily married with three beautiful children and loves to spend time with them. He also enjoys photography, rock climbing, running, and just being outdoors. Dr. Smith also speaks fluent Spanish.
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