By Kristie Ceruti/Incisal Edge Associate Editor

Patient evaluation, careful veneer placement . . . Mercedes-Benz modeling shoot? It’s all in a day’s work for Dr. Prabidhi Adhikari, who fixes teeth at Artistic Dental in Phoenix, Arizona and is a Ford model in her spare time.

Now 31 years old, Dr. Adhikari, who will be awarded her FAGD this year, signed with the Ford Modeling Agency (now Ford Models) when she was 19, the same year she entered New York University’s College of Dentistry.

The dual responsibilities, although offbeat, made sense: “With intense academic demands and a full-time schedule, modeling was an excellent way to make money while investing only a small amount of time,” she says.

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When she’s not Molar Muse for Kristie Ceruti serves as Associate Editor for Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine. Her writing ranges into every imaginable corner of the dental profession.