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Hope Radio: Unique Sibling Bonds
August 25th, 2022. Hope Radio: Unique Sibling Bonds

INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF A CANADIAN DENTIST’S LIFE INTERRUPTED
August 12, 2022. Inspiring Canadians

Dr. Manu Dua, a Calgarian Dentist and owner of Montgomery Dental, passed away of metastatic Oral Cancer in March 2021. He was 34.

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Meet Dr. Parul Dua Makkar
August 9, 2022. Canvasrebel.com

Conversation with Dr. Parul Dua Makkar about the recent loss of her brother to oral cancer and her own dental practice.

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Dix Hills Woman Raises Oral Cancer Awareness In Late Brother's Honor
August 10, 2022. Patch.com

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar, a dentist, has been working to educate people on preventing oral cancer deaths after the disease killed her brother.

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Canadian-American dentist Dr. Parul Dua Makkar commemorates the life of her beloved late brother
July 2022. Incisal Edge Magazine.

Canadian-American dentist Dr. Parul Dua Makkar commemorates the life of her beloved late sibling by publishing a compilation of his eloquent meditations on life and loss.

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Top 10 Successful Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2022
July 21, 2022. Entrepreneurs Herald

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar featured in Entrepreneurs Herald.

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Dr. Parul Makkar's Interview in The Top Doctors Magazine
June 2022. Topdoctormagazine.com: Issue 148

Dr. Parul Makkar’s Interview in The Top Doctors Magazine

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Parul Dua Makkar, DDS Recognized for Success in Dentistry
April 8,2022. Press Release.

Parul Dua Makkar, DDS has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

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Podcast companion for the book, Life Interrupted: Dr. Dua's Survival Guide.  
Dentistryfortherestofus.com

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E1: Dr. Howard Farran

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar joins the founder of DentalTown and one of Dr. Manu Dua’s most esteemed mentors, Dr. Howard Farran.

E2: Dr. Prabhdeep Chahal

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar joins pediatric dentist and fellow sister-in-mourning.

E3: Dr. Kulbir Manhas

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar joins periodontist and fan of awareness, meditation, consciousness, Dr. Kulbir Manhas.

E4: Dr. Dana Van Elslande

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar joins orthodontist and soul sister, Dr. Dana Van Elslande.

E5: Dr. Maninder Kahlon

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar joins Emergency Medicine Physician and younger brother figure, Dr. Maninder Kahlon.

When a Dentist Gets Oral Cancer
March 4, 2022. Oralhealthgroup.com

When you see you it, you don’t forget it. Cancer. It’s as scary to look at as it is to tell a patient that they have something suspicious in their mouth – something that may be oral cancer. What if you saw the lesion in your own mouth? Would you say, “It can’t be cancer. I don’t have any risk factors. I am too young.” Well, that is exactly what 33-year-old Calgary dentist, Manu Dua, said to his sister, Parul, in July 2019.

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PARUL DUA MAKKAR, DDS SHARES HER BROTHER’S STORY, A YOUNG DENTIST WHO PASSED AWAY FROM ORAL CANCER
December 15, 2021. Headandneck.org

Dr. Parul Dua Makkar’s brother, Dr. Manu Dua, who was also a dentist, recently passed away at the age of 34 in March 2021 from oral cancer. In honor of her young and aspiring brother, Dr. Makkar is working to raise awareness on head and neck cancer in the dental community.

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‘Life Interrupted’: Lessons learned on the importance of oral cancer screening, early detection and treatment
December 10th, 2021. Newdentistblog.ada.org

Life is beautiful and life is hard.  To be interrupted is to say the least unfair. However, Dr. Manu Dua’s contributions and life lessons are tremendous to me on a personal level, and I would like to share his last message from “Life Interrupted” to all of you as self-affirmations.

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When A Dentist Dies from Oral Cancer
December 2nd, 2021. DentistryToday.com

Dr. Manu Dua, a dentist practicing in Calgary, Alberta, discovered a lesion on his tongue around his 33rd birthday. He showed a photo of it to his sister, Parul, who is a dentist practicing in New York. “Get it biopsied,” she pleaded. He replied, “It can’t be cancer. I’m too young.” Less than 2 years later, Dr. Manu Dua died from oral cancer. He was 34.

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My Loupes Are Up Here: Life Interrupted, Parts 1 and 2
December 1st and 2nd, 2021. Pod Cast- My Loupes Are Up Here

In these next two episodes, Dr. Shivani interviews guest speaker Dr. Parul Dua Makkar, who recently lost her brother to oral cancer. Parul’s brother, Dr. Manu Dua, passed away in March 2021 at the young age of 34. Manu was a general dentist and practice owner in Calgary, Alberta. Manu also had a strong passion for writing, and before he passed he began writing journal entries which would later be published by Parul in the book “Life Interrupted.” We highly encourage all of our listeners to read this book! In this podcast episode, Parul opens up about Manu’s diagnosis, treatment, and the life lessons he imparted.

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Dental Nachos- Life Interrupted, Dr. Dua's Survival Guide
October 27th, 2021. YouTube Interview- Dental Nachos with Dr. Paul Goodman

In this episode of Dental Nachos, Dr. Paul Goodman discusses the book Life Interrupted, Dr. Dua’s Survival Guide with Dr. Parul Dua Makkar. This conversation discusses the lessons learnt and we as dentists can help each other be better practitioners and better people.

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Love Your Practice: “Life Interrupted” - A Passionate Conversation About Love, Loss and Hope
October 6th, 2021. Pod Cast- Love Your Practice Dr. Laura Mach, DDS.

This is a very special episode. Today I welcome general dentist and practice owner Dr. Parul Dua Makkar, the sister of Manu Dua, a dentist who passed away earlier this year from oral cancer at the early age of 34. Manu was her younger and only brother, and now Dr. Makkar is shining a light on his life and his writings. She has compiled and published his series of blogs that he wrote during his fight with cancer. This episode focuses on her story of her experiences and lessons learned through the process of escorting her brother through the end of his life as well as the goals of his book of finding your inner peace.

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No More Stories with Sad Endings by Drs. Parul Dua Makkar and Sanjukta Mohanta
August 2021. Dentaltown.com

This is a story that doesn’t end well. It starts with a 32-year-old dentist from Calgary, Dr. Manu Dua, noticing something on the side of his tongue. He sends a photo of it to his sister, Dr. Parul Dua Makkar, a dentist in New York, and asks, “Didi [which means “older sister” in Hindi], should I be worried about this?” She urges him to get a biopsy but he shrugs it off, thinking it’s not serious. “It can’t be cancer; I’m too young,” he says. Less than two years later, Parul is sharing stories about her baby brother with family and friends—at his funeral. (Manu died of oral cancer in March at age 34.)

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Queens Ledger - Life Interrupted a book dedicated to self reflection on life
August 26th,  2021. Queens Ledger – Life Interrupted a book dedicated to self reflection on life by Samantha Galvez-Montiel.

“One of the most important things that I have learned during these turbulent and difficult times, is to accept the loss of control and continue to ride the wave day by day. The ability to just focus on each day and get through each day is imperative when your world collapses around you. I write this as I am in a hospital bed with one lung almost collapsed from fluid, and to be perfectly honest I have found my peace. I understand that every day is a new journey and I focus on getting through the days enjoying little victories and having complete faith that the future will unfold as it should and that my worries and anxieties are normal but fruitless and will not help me define a new path in life. What is imperative is inner peace and strength and truly believe that there will be a better life in this world or the next,” written by Dr. Manu Dua.

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Life Interrupted: Dr. Dua’s Survival Guide
August 19th, 2021

This is the story of my younger brother, Dr. Manu Dua, who battled oral cancer for almost two years.

These are a series of blogs that he penned when faced with his own mortality at the young age of 34. He had accepted and made peace with his fate. These blogs are filled with much depth and wisdom. It chronicles his realization of life and what and who truly matters.

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"Life Interrupted"- How Oral Cancer Took My Brother
May- August 2021. Article – Nassau County Dental Society Bulletin.

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