In Memoriam

Dr. Hemant Kapadia

January 14, 1960 – September 15, 2020

Partner, Medical Center Endodontics


On September 15, 2020, Medical Center Endodontics lost an integral part of our Endodontic Team. 

Dr. Kapadia received his dental degree in 1983 from the University of Birmingham Dental School, in Birmingham, England, and then continued his surgical residency at the Birmingham General Hospital. He subsequently emigrated to the United States and, in 1987, he completed his degree of D.D.S. at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. In 1992, Dr. Kapadia completed his postgraduate residency in Endodontics at the U.S.C. School of Dentistry.

In 2008, Dr. Kapadia went into private endodontic practice in Lakewood, California, and was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at U.S.C. School of Dentistry.  Dr. Kapadia received numerous teaching awards, including a 15 year teaching award from the University of Southern California, where he had taught since 1987. He was a member of Harbor Dental Society, the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Endodontics and the Greater Houston Dental Society.

Dr. Kapadia lectured at the Harbor Dental Society (2001), the Spring Scientific Session held by the California Dental Association (2006) and numerous times for the Stephen F. Schwartz Endodontic Study Club. 

In 2002, Dr. Kapadia was appointed by Sheriff Lee Baca of Los Angeles County to serve on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Advisory Council.  In 2004, Dr. Kapadia was also appointed to the Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council and sworn in to serve with the Professional Services Reserves at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  With a keen interest in the forensic sciences, Dr. Kapadia also served in the Forensic Division at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Dr. Kapadia joined Medical Center Endodontics in 2008, where he became a partner in the practice.  He was a highly valued and respected member of our team.  Dr. Kapadia lived with his family in the League City area and in his limited spare time, he practiced Hatha yoga and meditation.

Dr. Kapadia leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife Raj, daughter Leela and son Naresh, as well as the doctors and team of Medical Center Endodontics.