Life, Legacy, Oral Cancer:
A Life Interrupted
Dr. Parul Dua Makkar was invited and is honored to serve as a Wellness Ambassador to the American Dental Association (ADA). This is a new initiative by the ADA to have dentists volunteer to serve in the Wellness Ambassador Program, in which volunteers will ensure that peer dentists struggling with mental health obstacles are aware of support services.
Dr. Parul Dua Makkar was inducted into the American College of Dentists (ACD) in October, 2023 and is now a Fellow 0f the ACD. Membership in the American College of Dentists is by invitation only. According to the ACD, there are over 7,000 Fellows – all selected based on their exceptional contributions to organized dentistry, oral health care, dental research, dental education, the profession, and society. Only approximately 3.5% of dentists are Fellows of the American College of Dentists.
Women’s Achievement Award, Indian American Forum (2023)
Denobi Award (2022)
Herald Long Island Excellence in Healthcare Awards (2022)
Power Woman of Long Island (2022)
She also co-authors healthcare journal articles. She is regularly requested as an expert for others’ podcasts in addition to facilitating her own. Posthumously, Parul co-authored her brother’s book, Life Interrupted, Dr. Dua’s Survival Guide, which won a CIPA EVVY Gold Award Winner in Motivational/Inspirational books and a Bronze Memoir.
Parul practices general dentistry in her Long Island, New York practice. Speaking to audiences across the nation, she shares her experience and knowledge while guiding audiences in developing their understanding, skills, and preventive solutions.