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By Jillian Bevacqua

Dr. Amith Majumdar '95 with a young patient holding a pink balloon

Dr. Amith Majumdar ’95 with a young patient

When Dr. Amith Majumdar ’95 launched Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry in 2006, he created an office as unique as his specialty.

With his partner, pediatric orthodontist Dr. Steven Ely, he installed digital radiography. This process creates much less chemical waste and exposes children to 75 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays.

He also did away with paper files and instituted digital record keeping at a time when few practices had done so. He even chose eco-friendly carpets and paint for the Bethlehem, Pa., office.

A biology graduate, Majumdar is the son of Shyamal K. Majumdar, Kreider Professor Emeritus of Biology, who helped point him toward this profession. His siblings are Mita Majumdar Banerjee ’84 and Tanuja Majumdar Dehne ’93.

Dr. Amith Majumdar '95 stands in front of the sign bearing his name and "Lehigh Valley Pediatric Dentistry"

He took numerous art courses at Lafayette. Wanting to combine his creative and scientific talents, he pursued dental surgery, a career path suggested by Ed Kerns, Clapp Professor of Art.

“Dentistry has a creative side; I’m sculpting things every day,” he says.

Majumdar’s publications in Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry and Journal of Dental Research prove helpful when it comes to educating nervous patients and their parents. He is respected for his work with fearful and special needs children.

“When you get through that challenge, it is the biggest reward,” he says.

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1 Comment

  1. Wayne Leibel says:

    Most excellent! Great to see a Biology Dept. alumnus contributing so much to his chosen profession in this way.

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