It is not easy to condense the inspiring saga of a man of the stature like Dr. Arun Chamria in a single article, but we have tried our best to encapsulate the incredible journey of Dr. Arun Chamria not only as a Dental Surgeon, but also as a human being who has proven his mettle, with every adversity and emerges learning from the experience
It is not easy to condense the inspiring saga of a man of the stature like Dr. Arun Chamria in a single article, but we have tried our best to encapsulate the incredible journey of Dr. Arun Chamria not only as a Dental Surgeon, but also as a human being who has proven his mettle, with every adversity and emerges learning from the experience. Let’s delve straight into this engrossing memoir of Dr. Arun Chamria. Better known as the Henry Ford of ‘Implants In One Day’, Dr. Arun Chamria’s success story is incredible and unlike any other Doctor that you would hear.
Born in Rajasthan to an affluent Marwari family in 1960, Dr. Arun Chamria and his family soon moved to Mumbai for his father’s job. Dr. Arun Chamria was the first in his family to have studied in a convent school (St. Anne’s High School, Orlem, Mumbai). Dr. Chamria had a very novel approach towards academics, which is timeless and relevant even today. Dr. Arun Chamria believed in cognitive processing of education and the subjects that he studied, as against the mugging and reproducing the mugged content kind of learning. So when an average student would memorise mathematical formulas, Dr. Chamria would first derive the formula and then solve the mathematical sum. This is what made Dr. Arun Chamria poles apart from other students and their approach towards education. He would like today’s students to emulate this academic formula and see the glorious results for themselves.
”Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
At a young age of 19, Dr. Arun Chamria was entrusted with the responsibility of curating a carnival for a social cause at the Leo Club. The carnival was to witness a footfall of thousands daily and had over 45 stalls, which of course required clearance from the local police station. With preparations in full swing and all the things well aligned for the carnival, the local police station denied permission for the carnival.
Instead of being fretful, the young Dr. Chamria worked his way around by diplomatically engaging the local MLA to inaugurate the carnival. Dr. Chamria tactfully got a clearance directly from the Commissioner of Police. As they say, fortune favours the brave.
The list of amazing feats that he kept achieving is fathomless. Soon he chose to become a Dentist and joined the dental wing at Nair Dental College. He finished his course in Dentistry and passed with flying colours to become an innovator par excellence in the field of Dentistry.
There is one interaction that changed the dynamics of Dr. Arun Chamria’s ethos as a Dental Surgeon and moreover as a professional in the field of Dentistry. This was the year 1984, when the then 24 year old Dr. Arun Chamria was at a conference hosted by the then President of the American Dental Association, Dr. Donald Bentley. Post the conference, Dr. Bentley asked a question one-on-one to Dr. Chamria. The question as Dr. Chamria fondly remembers was, “What according to you is a professional?”. Dr. Bentley then went ahead and answered the question himself;he said, “A professional is 33% of your academic knowledge, 33% of economic management knowledge and 33% knowledge of the prevailing laws.” This statement kindled the spirit of Dr. Arun Chamria changed him forever as a person, as a Dental Surgeon and more than anything else; as a professional.
As we get to know this dynamic personality of Dr. Arun Chamria, the more facets of his persona are revealed. The go-getter Dr. Chamria started practising Same Day Loading of Implants, way before his colleagues had started and at a time when some were even against such procedures. It was in the year 2004 that Dr. Arun Chamria presented his thesis on Same Day Dental Implants. Not only was the concept acknowledged, but also applauded and that too at the highest forum of Dentistry – The World Congress on Oral Implantology.
Today, Dr. Arun Chamria has 2 large and extremely successful Dental Centres in Mumbai by the name of Royal Dental Clinics. It is nothing less than a five star hotel with all the amenities such as separate waiting rooms with attached washrooms and televisions for every patient who visits Royal. Royal Dental Clinics is one of India’s only Dental Clinics to offer a comprehensive Dental Experience, where right from the X-Ray to the production of the Implants and Prosthesis is done under the same roof.
Here’s celebrating the enormous journey of the dynamic, fearless and righteous Dr. Arun Chamria. As we soak in the personality of this amazing human being, here’s some unconventional, yet profound words of Dr Chamria, “A Problem Is A Boon In Your Life, It Teaches You A Lot”.