Parul Taneja BDS, DMD, MS graduated from Manipal University, Karnataka, India 1998 and received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. She achieved distinction during her program there in the subjects of material science, physiology, and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Taneja was also the silver medalist in Manipal University for the undergraduate orthodontic program. Being prolific writer, she held the office of editor on the Dental Student Council. She was also involved in public speaking.
Dr. Taneja did a one-year internship at the prestigious Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in New Delhi. During her internship, she was the lead speaker in the Colgate Oral Health Initiative. She was also an active participant in the yearly “Pulse Polio” effort of the government of India, a project aimed towards the eradication of polio.
Dr. Taneja received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2005. Her graduate degree in orthodontics is from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Taneja is a protégé of Dr. Nanda, a legendary figure in the field of orthodontics. She completed Master of Science degree in Oral Biology at the University of Oklahoma in 2002.
Dr. Taneja works in private practice full time in Waltham, Chelsea, and Lynn. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the Tufts University School of Dental Sciences, director of the biomechanics course for the graduate program, and is also a guest lecturer at the pre-doctoral orthodontic program at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Taneja has authored several articles in peer review journals. She has written the chapter on inter-disciplinary care in the textbook Orthodontics - Diagnosis and Management of Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformities published by Elsevier. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Ten under Ten Award in 2010. The award honors dentists who, within the first ten years of practice, have made significant contributions in the field of dentistry.
She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Massachusetts Dental Society, Massachusetts Orthodontics Association, and the Indian Dental Society.
In her leisure time, Dr. Taneja enjoys reading, writing, dancing, music, and traveling. She is a yoga practitioner and is also a certified yoga instructor. She lives with her family in Boston.