Meet Dr. Thakkar

Meet Dr. Nipa Thakkar, DMD, MBS

Dr. Nipa Thakkar, a second-generation dentist and New York native, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. She holds a BS in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Master’s in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Oral Biology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed her General Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, PA. Dr. Thakkar volunteers as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Philadelphia area. She is also a rotarian with the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Chapter and a member of the Greystone Auxiliary of Chester County Hospital.

In addition to learning the Pankey Philosophy for clinical excellence in dentistry, Dr. Thakkar is on the Board of Trustees for the Pennsylvania Dental Association and on the American Dental Association's Council on Membership. She completed the ADA Diversity in Leadership program in 2014 and was the inaugural recipient to the ADA Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award in 2015. Dr. Thakkar graduated dental school as a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and the recipient of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry's Community Dentistry Award.

Dr. Thakkar's dental focus is to treat patients the way she would treat her family. Her attention to detail and her emphasis on cosmetic, esthetic, and functional dental outcomes for her patients is unsurpassed. Dr. Thakkar has trained extensively to provide gentle, comprehensive, and optimal dental care using state-of-the-art technology for every patient that she sees.

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Awards and Scholarships:

  • ADA Henry Schein Cares Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society- Kappa Kappa Chapter
  • 2012 Delta Dental Student Leadership Award
  • American College of Dentists- Outstanding Student Leader Award
  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry- Community Dentistry/Public Health Awards
  • American Student Dental Association 2011 District 3 Delegate of the Year
  • American Student Dental Association 2011 National Delegate of the Year
  • Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry 2010 Award of Excellence
  • Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship for Advanced Education in Healthcare

Professional Leadership Affiliations:

  • Rotary International
    • District 7450: Westtown-Goshen Rotary Chapter: 2021 President-elect
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
    • ADA Practice Transitions Advisory Panel
    • ADA Council on Membership
    • ADA Diversity and Inclusion Joint Action Team
    • 2019-2021 ADA Foundation Board of Directors
    • 2018-2022 National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards Appeal Board
    • 2015-2016, 2016-2017 Task Force on the ADA House of Delegates
    • 2014-2018 ADA New Dentist Committee 3rd District Representative
    • National ADA New Dentist Committee Chair
    • ADA Council on Annual Sessions Consultant
    • 2013-2014 ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership Participant
    • ADA Annual Session PDA Alternate Delegate
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA)
    • 2020-2023 PDA Trustee for 1st District (Philadelphia County Dental Society)
    • 2019 PDA Executive Director Search committee
    • 2018 PDA Election Advisory Committee
    • 2018 PDA Redistricting Task Force
    • 2015-2016 PDA New Dentist Committee Chair
    • 2014-2015 PDA New Dentist Committee Vice Chair
    • 2015 PDA Strategic Planning Committee
    • American Student Dental Association Delegate to PDA

Speaking Engagements:

  • "Dental Practice Transitions Panel" ASDA District 3 Winter Meeting
  • "Leadership in Dentistry" ASDA Penn/Temple Dental Schools with Dr. Jeffrey Cole
  • "The Value of Organized Dentistry" Virginia Dental Assn New Dentist Conference
  • "Dental Guilt" 2016, 2017, 2018 ASDA National Leadership Conference
  • "Wish I’d Known" Panel Host, 2017 ASDA District 3 Annual Meeting,
  • 2017 ASDA District 2 Annual Meeting
  • 2018 ASDA National Leadership Conference

Community Outreach:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Philadelphia Volunteer, 02/2018-Present
  • Rotary Club West Chester, PA, 2020 – Current
  • MOM PA Dental Mission Volunteer, 2013- current
  • Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission- Dental Outreach Volunteer
  • I-LEAD Charter School Reading, PA Oral Health Steering Committee Co-Chair
  • Brentwood Podiatric-Dentistry Grant Resident Representative- St. Joseph Med Center
  • St. Joseph Medical Center Dental Department Health Fair Representative
  • Give Kids a Smile Day Participant- St. Joseph Medical Center
  • ASDA Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Food/Coat Drive Organizer
  • Temple ASDA Good Impressions Pre-dental Mentoring Program Organizer



1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352,
West Chester, PA 19380

Office Hours

MON8:00 am-8:30 pm

TUE - WED7:30 am-5:00 pm

THU8:00 am-2:00 pm

FRIBy appointments only

SAT - SUNClosed

Thakkar Dental

Office Hours

MON 8:00 am-8:30 pm

TUE - WED 7:30 am-5:00 pm

THU 8:00 am-2:00 pm

FRI By appointments only

SAT - SUN Closed


1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352,

West Chester, PA

Phone : (610) 436-4512
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