Sridevi Ponnala is born and raised in India. She is an International dentist and graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2004. She is passionate about advocating and providing quality dental care to those who need it the most.
Dr. Ponnala joined TVHC in 2010 and over the past decade, she has been playing an integral role in the development and expansion of the dental program.
Dr. Ponnala believes in mentoring and educating young clinicians in providing culturally sensitive care and minimally invasive dentistry.
She has carried this love of teaching with her to TVHC and has worked to create partnerships with dental schools and the Chabot hygiene program so that the students can complete their rotations while performing much-needed services and gaining cultural competency.
Dr. Ponnala is actively involved with local, state and national dental organizations. She served as a Chair of the California Dental Director Peer Network. She is currently serving on the Hayward Rotary board and always looking for a way to serve the community.
Dr. Ponnala practices general dentistry and welcomes patients of all ages. She believes that the provision of quality dental care has positive effects on patients’ overall health and quality of life. Aside from spending time with her family, in her free time, Dr. Ponnala enjoys cooking, traveling and hiking.