Meet Our West Chester Dentist Team
West Chester Dental Group believes that we accomplish great things by working together with our patients. Our team makes your treatment in our practice easy by first ensuring you are heard. From here, we can establish the precise path to accomplish the goals set forth. All the while, your doctor will make sure that you understand your dental condition, and any proposed treatment. Our staff is well rounded in order to provide you with all the services you might need, all under one roof.
Dr. Sanjeev K. Goel
For more than 25 years, Dr. Sanjeev K. Goel practiced dentistry. As the sole owner and founder of West Chester Dental Group, Dr. Goel was dedicated to continuously expanding his dental knowledge for the benefit of his patients.
Dr. Goel started his dental education at Lucknow Dental School in India. He lived and worked as a dentist in New Delhi, India and in Saudi Arabia before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in 1989. Dr. Goel furthered his education at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine and then moved to Dayton in 1990 where he settled down.
He was very passionate about his family, work and life. Dr. Goel loved to travel, play golf and tennis, and he lived life to the fullest. Many described him as “larger than life” because he was always the life of the party. Those who knew him best knew that he spent his whole life helping others and always gave back to those who needed it the most. Dr. Goel built a beautiful and proud legacy for his family to follow – he will never be forgotten.
Dr. Goel passed away at home on Friday, July 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Renu, daughter, Sheenu, son-in-law, Rush, son, Nishu, and granddaughter, Arya.
Dr. Kristin Abbas
Dr. Abbas, native to Ohio, received her degree in 2009 upon completion of her academic program at the Ohio State College of Dentistry in 2009. After the completion of schooling, she moved to Cincinnati, married her childhood friend, and began her dental career. With a compassionate, pain-free approach to dental care, Dr. Abbas works to give patients improved dental experiences, and helps them to overcome their anxiety about receiving necessary treatment. She also provides community service, working with the Remote Area Medical Team in rural neighborhoods, providing free dental services to underserved families.
Away from the office, Dr. Abbas enjoys the company of her husband, family, and friends.
Dr. Manjula Natarajan
Dr. Manjula Natarajan (Dr. Manju) graduated from dental school in India in 1997, she practiced dentistry in a well established hospital for a few years before following her husband to the United States. After coming to the US, she completed her two years of advanced standing dental program at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr Manju has been practicing general/family dentistry since 2004 in the Dayton area. She attends many continuing education courses to keep up with the latest in dental techniques to provide her patients with a beautiful and healthy smile.
She loves to travel with her husband and her two son's, Aditya and Akash.
Dr. Sophia Thankaraj
Dr Sophia Thankaraj graduated with her dental degree from India. She did her post-doctoral training in a general practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH where she earned her certification in conscious sedation. She served as Chief Resident in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH).
She is on Medical Staff at MVH where she holds a faculty position in the GRP Program. She works with Dental Residents to provide access to dental care for underserved and special needs patients in the community.
She is caring, gental, patient and passionate about providing quality dental care to her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Dayton Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry.
In her free time, she enjoys time with her family and global humanitarian efforts.
Dr. Dong-il Kim
Dr. Dong-il Kim graduated with a bachelor of business degree from Fisher College at The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1999. He then graduated with a doctor of dental surgery degree from The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. OSU has been and continues to be among the top dental schools in the United States both didactically and clinically.
Dr. Kim understands the importance of continuing education. In fact, each year he spends a considerable amount of time learning new techniques and working on the art of dentistry. As a member of the American Dental Association, Dr. Kim is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality dental care and offering services using state-of-the-art technology. In 2011 he was selected as “The Best Dentist in America.”
When he isn’t at work, Dr. Kim enjoys golfing and watching his sons play soccer and basketball, but most of all he enjoys spending time with his family. Dr. Kim lives in Columbus, OH with his wife and three beautiful children (two sons and a daughter).
Dr. Pamela Kamolpechara
Dr. Pamela Kamolpechara graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2008. She was accepted into the Health Professional Scholarship Program with the Army and served five years as a general dentist for active duty members after graduation. During her service she was stationed stateside at Fort Polk, Louisiana and Fort Benning, Georgia. She was also deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq in 2010. During her service, Dr. Kamolpechara gained a wealth of knowledge from various general dentists and specialists in the Army.
After finishing her military commitment, the Worthington, Ohio native, decided to return to her home state and is excited to be closer to home. Outside of work, Dr. Kamolpechara enjoys running and cooking. Recently, she participated in the relay portion of the Flying Pig Marathon and the Air Force 10K.