The Alimond Show

Dr. Anuradha Beri Owner of Mosaic Dental and Mosaic Spa

February 27, 2024 Alimond Studio
The Alimond Show
Dr. Anuradha Beri Owner of Mosaic Dental and Mosaic Spa
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Ever wondered what drives a successful periodontist to expand her dental practices and venture into the world of medical aesthetics? We chat with our fascinating guest, who shares her incredible journey from owning two dental practices to opening a new medical spa. She takes us through her motivations behind this bold business expansion, highlighting how this shift allows her to focus more on the business aspect of her career. Her belief in medical aesthetics as a tool to bolster people's self-confidence, particularly women, is inspiring. As an immigrant woman in business, her story illustrates the power of perseverance, self-care, and self-confidence.

From the professional sphere, we move to a deeply personal story of resilience. We hear from a young woman who navigated the stormy waters of an arranged marriage gone awry and the heartbreaking loss of her father. Her tale underscores the importance of authenticity, resilience, and finding love even in the most trying times. Amid the backdrop of recent hate crimes and discrimination, our guest emphasizes the need for humanity and compassion. Her story is a powerful testament to the indomitable spirit of resilience, reminding us all to never lose ourselves and to always remain true to who we are. Embark on this inspiring journey with us, and be moved by these strong women and their stories of authenticity and survival.

Speaker 1:

First of all, thank you for coming out. How's everything going?

Speaker 2:

Good, good, a lot of things going on. I acquired a second practice. We just started a spa Congratulations, a medical spa. You have to come. Wow, it's state of art. I invite you to come here there.

Speaker 1:

When are you guys officially opened?

Speaker 2:

We've started seeing patients, but we haven't done a grand ceremony because I have so many things. I want to see how the flow goes and then we'll move on. It's a lot of pieces still there, but, yes, we are functional.

Speaker 1:

OK, so in terms of spa, tell me more about that. What are you guys doing? Because right now you've got a general practice for dentistry General dental practice.

Speaker 2:

I'm actually a periodontist, I'm a gum specialist, right so. But I do have a general practice in Sterling where general dentists see patients every day. But I acquired a second practice in false church. That's the same general practice, but I go once a week to see patients, and right here in Heart of Tysons on Old Court House Road. So Evolve is a name, it's a medical aesthetics.

Speaker 1:

So this is a third place. Yeah, wow, and you just did it in the last year. What Acquire the second practice?

Speaker 2:

Second practice 22 February 22. Ok, and third practice just four months.

Speaker 1:

All right, so every year, Every year, you're just like hopping out.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, this is the time. If I don't do it now, then it's not going to happen.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Well, what motivated you to do it Like? How did your thought process work, instead of just because I've talked to lots of health professionals, business owners? What made you go from I have this very successful practice? You either continue doing this all the way to what you did, which is you know what? Nah, I'm going to go ahead and open up another one and then the next year, another one.

Speaker 2:

So, as you know, I'm a periodontist right, so we deal with a lot of gum recession or perioplastic surgery. So that's been my passion when I started doing perioplastics that's my forte actually. So I was always interested in aesthetics facial aesthetics. In state of Virginia, dentists were not allowed to do facial aesthetics Botox or any fillers and all. So I took the class a couple of years ago but I was not able to practice, so that bothered me a lot. But now lately, from last year, we have been allowed to do some facial aesthetics, which is pertaining to dental.

Speaker 2:

The law did not pass through completely. It has not become a regulation yet, so but meanwhile I was already involved in some aesthetics. So I decided how about venturing a little bit, make it a venture out of this and just get involved into rejuvenation? Age was catching up, I'm also getting older, so I decided OK, why not go into full form into it? So I was inquiring and one of my dentist friends she said you're so interested in all this, why don't you talk to a friend of mine who happened to close her medical aesthetics spa during COVID, and I met a highly esteemed gynecologist of our area, dr Singh. So she developed some liver cancer a couple of years ago and she could not maintain the place and, of course, covid happened. So I spoke to her, so she offered OK, so I acquired the building, we renovated it and this is the journey.

Speaker 2:

Right now, dr Singh is actually the medical director of the program. She's doing OK. Yeah, she's doing OK. She has stage four liver cancer but she's doing well. But she's a medical director. She's Hale and Hardy. If you meet her, you will never guess yeah. So this is so far, this is the journey, and I look forward and I've always been into uplifting others, uplifting women or human beings, so I think it's going to help. It's not about and I'm an immigrant, right, we as immigrants never cared for each other ourselves, you know, it was always a survival mode. So what do you mean by that? Let me get through this and then I'll move on. Let me establish my myself. I came back with Very little money to study here. Where?

Speaker 1:

did you come?

Speaker 2:

from India. Okay, yeah, so you know it was. You know, okay, let me establish myself. And then we come from. You know, I came from a country where you, the conversion rate is very high, so you have to help your family to back home, you have to help others. So you know, thankfully I was able to do that, so now it was my time to do something more. So all these 15 years I've been on a survival mode Okay, let me get through this. And kids have blown up my daughters in college. So it was very Empowering that I was able to do things which I Wanted to do. So now is the time, and now it's time to move on to next chapter of my life be into business and Actually perform and not just work for others. And you know, just you know, take home Whatever you want.

Speaker 1:

So still like your second wind yeah. I guess, yeah, now you're like yeah.

Speaker 2:

Second, and you know I think it's I when we are and we are all women team, so that really I love it. I'm like you know what women can do so much and they have all have ideas and we all help each other. There are local, you know, other groups. I've been connecting now and I see how everybody's so helpful and how we are, you know, uplifting each other. So I'm loving it. I'm loving the business aspect of it, so I think the spa has Empowered me to get started on that.

Speaker 2:

And medical aesthetics it's not about only, you know, botox or fillers, it's about self-confidence, it's about how I look. Why do we do makeup? Yeah, so I think that those thought processes started. You know, get nourished and I'm very fortunate that you know I'm associated with Dr Singh. She's a gynecologist, so it she's kind of like a mentor to me right now that you know how women go through so many things. It's just not for women. We do a lot. We have the innovative technology now, latest innovative technology for Rejuvenation of oneself. It's can be a man or woman. I mean, there's no differentiation of. You know, it's just that this is more popular in women and I am a woman, so I believe in it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, who were you as a little girl?

Speaker 2:

Who. Who was I? I was very jolly, very playful, tomboyish, always on the run, and I love people. I loved people and I still love people and I think that little girl is coming back. That's all I can say. Yeah, so thanks for touching that point. That little girl is coming back.

Speaker 1:

When did you Move here from India? 1998, january 14th.

Speaker 2:

You remember Okay.

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

I do, I do, I do.

Speaker 1:

I do a special day, special moment. You just got really good you want to know the story.

Speaker 2:

My story is that I Was a young, happy girl, as I told you, very entrepreneurial and Always on the go, you know, always making friends, people happy got engaged to someone in India and he was here. This is how, actually, my journey of America started. Someone I met somebody. We have arranged marriages in India, used to have it and they still have it. And this guy came back, you know, to America and Six months we were like, okay, how are we gonna come here? This, that arrangements, and all of a sudden he breaks engagement and I had met him once.

Speaker 2:

Only by the time I had already planned to study here, because you cannot Practice unless you take some exams and get reset, certified and all. My dad said, well, you can still go if you want. So he was very progressive, so I said, okay, so 97, I graduated 98 January. I was here 14th Gen, so that's how I remember the date. So I'll never forget. Unfortunately, my dad passed away in India in a car accident in six months. First child of the family Dad was helping me with the tuitions to, you know, survive here Now. First child of the family, the oldest, how do what do I do? So survival mode started, started working part-time, took the exams, met my lovely husband. He was actually very supportive. He was a good friend at that time. We were friends for a couple of years and took my exams, went back to school, got married to him. So the survival mode was always there till I think. You know, you don't know, you were new in a country, but all of a sudden things happened.

Speaker 1:

So it was rough Now in India. That has nothing, like you said. It's not about background or nationality or anything. It's just as a human, is that?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's a human. It has nothing to do with which human being should be allowed to kill another human being, or is it? How does it make it right? Yeah, I think that's my analogy. Yeah, I think that's why I'm so emotional. Yeah, but thank you for calling me for this, you know. So, back to my little girl. That's how I was, and I think I'm coming back after 50.

Speaker 1:

All right, so wrap it up here. Tell me one piece of advice or one message you would love to share with the world.

Speaker 2:

Be authentic, don't lose yourself. You'll never be happy. You'll never be happy. Be authentic, don't lose yourself. I think, yes. If you are yourself, everything is settled and stopped.

Speaker 1:

I love it. Yeah, thank you yeah.

Expanding Into Medical Aesthetics and Rejuvenation
Journey of Authenticity and Survival