Dr. Nikhil Kaushik
BDS, MDS (Public Health Dentistry)
Dr. Nikhil Kaushik completed his BDS in the year 2009, He worked as general dentist on CGHS empanelled hospital for one year after gaining experience of private practice he started Puneet Dental Hospital in April 2011. After completing successful five years in 2016; he was analyzing his data base i.e. people served through his hospital and found that he has served 6000 customers in this tenure. He was not satisfied with the people served so he decided to innovate/search a way to serve more people in the community. In June, 2016; he joined MDS (Public Health Dentistry) despite having chance to adopt any stream. During his dissertation on “Oral health status of substance abusers”, the need for dental facilities at home was really felt; when he was getting warm welcome from many de-addiction centers for screening of admitted substance users. He also generated some revenue by screening and providing treatment to the people in their facilities. This is when he decided that the practice needs to be taken to patient’s homes and institutes, and so Spadent was born out of the need for different societies, corporates, school and home visits. While discussing this to Prateek, prateek showed interest in this way of serving community and without giving another thought decided to take this to another level by forming a private limited company ‘Spadent’ to Bridge the gap between oral healthcare service provider and underserved people with movable dental set-up and dental clinics. The journey pace was not slowed after formation. After completing Master’s Dr. Nikhil Kaushik joined continued education program to gain knowledge on Entrepreneurship ‘Startup Basecamp 101’ in Department of Management Studies, IIT; Delhi to get skilled for business development and expansion of Spadent for serving more people and communities.