Dr Alpa Merchant

Vivos Voices Dr. Merchant

November 7, 2021

“When I heard about Vivos and what it will do to growth and development, even for adults, that kind of piqued my interest.”

 Dr. Alpa Merchant

Dr. Alpa Merchant on a New Outlook in Dentistry

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Apla Merchant, an exemplary dentist and talented Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

A seasoned dentist of over 20 years, Dr. Merchant is well-versed in every aspect of oral healthcare. She has long incorporated orthodontics in her practice to keep everything in-house and make it easy for patients to get the help they need. “One of the things that we see in patients that come to our practice is they’ve had orthodontic treatment for four, five, six, years. They’ve had some extractions of their teeth, and they still tend to relapse,” she shared.

This stumped Dr. Merchant. Why were individuals falling back into old issues despite receiving proper care? She found her answer in Vivos and the revolutionary education and oral appliances. “When I heard about Vivos and what it will do to growth and development, even for adults, that kind of piqued my interest,” shared Dr. Merchant. “I’ve started practicing orthodontic a little bit differently [after] hearing this from the Vivos perspective.”

Many dental and healthcare professionals have said the same thing: Once you learn it, you can’t unlearn it. You can never see your patients the same again. And it’s easy to find passion in the subject area of sleep and airway when you know you are truly saving and changing lives.

When asked about her experience with the Vivos team, clinical advisors, and practice advisors, Dr. Merchant shared, “The culture that Vivos [has] developed with their team members is exceptional. They are very good at following through. They are very clear in how they present. So far, it’s been a great experience with [the] Vivos team.”

Video Transcript
My name is Alpa Merchant. I have been a practicing dentist in Tucson since 1997. Um, I do orthodontics in my practice. Um, I do some sleep appliances in my practice. I currently see patients for alternative to CPAP treatment. So, uh, one of the things that we see in patients that come to our practice, they’ve had orthodontic treatment for four-five-six years. They’ve had some extractions of their teeth, and they still tend to relapse. When I heard about Vivos and, uh, what it will do to growth and development, even for adults, that kind of piqued my interest. I’ve started practicing orthodontic a little bit differently, hearing this from the Vivos perspective. I would say, um, the culture that Vivos have developed with their team members is exceptional. They are very good at following through. They are very clear in how they present. So far, it’s been a great experience with Vivos team.