Get To Know More About Dr. Tiwana

Born in Alberta, Canada Dr. Tiwana completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biological Sciences in 1996 at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from Northwestern University School of Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois in 2000. After dental school she pursued a one year General Practice Residency at the Denver Health Medical Center, in Denver, Colorado. She is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

From 2001-2014 Dr. Tiwana was a full-time faculty member and Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry. During her time on the faculty she was Director of the Urgent Care Clinic. Additionally, she was a Clinic Director and mentor for third year dental students, for her efforts in this role she received a teaching award in 2014. She was Director of the General Dentistry Group in the UNC Dental Faculty Practice. She also taught the dental students a didactic course in Oral Diagnosis. She has a particular interest in treatment planning, oral medicine and esthetic dentistry. She has published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and the Journal of Dental Education, as well as given presentations at the national and local levels.

Dr. Tiwana has also worked with the North Carolina Smiles Program, providing dental care for school children around the state. She has participated in many North Carolina Mission of Mercy clinics, and other community dental outreach projects.

Dr. Tiwana is married, she and her husband Navi have a daughter (Alexandria) and a spoiled Maltipoo (Scout). Outside the office, she loves adventuring around the globe, getting lost in a good book, hiking, winter sports, trying out new recipes, and wandering through art and history museums. During college she worked in a greenhouse, and developed a bit of a green thumb. She enjoys gardening (indoor/outdoor), and she is a rock hobbyist. The bucolic setting of the office reflects her fondness of nature and design, creating a serene dental retreat for patients.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Association
  • Chatham County Dental Society.

Dr. Tiwana’s CV