Dr. Thangamani approaches orthodontics and her practice with passion and excellence, while having a little fun along the way.
She was one of those young adolescents who actually knew she wanted to be an orthodontist when she “grew up.” After having experienced extensive orthodontic treatment as a young teenager, she came to appreciate the unique blend of art and science involved in creating a patient’s new smile and improving his or her overall facial aesthetics.
She feels very privileged to be part of a profession that is dedicated to serving and helping people of all ages. She understands every patient is very different, which is why the treatment she provides reflects each patient’s unique needs. Her experienced team works very hard to make sure each patient is comfortable and excited to be there. Dr. Carrie has become involved with a national organization, Smiles Change Lives, and donates her orthodontic services to deserving children and teens. There is nothing better than seeing the life of a child changed as a result of becoming confident in his appearance.
She loves to watch her patients grow and succeed in their individual lives, while also building relationships with their families. These families have become her friends.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science with honors – University of Notre Dame
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery with honors – University of Michigan
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society for Academic Achievement and Leadership
- Residency in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Oral Sciences – University of Illinois
In order to provide the best possible care to her patients, Dr. Carrie regularly attends continuing education courses and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Illinois Society of Orthodontists, and the Illinois State Dental Society. She believes it is important to be a student of the profession, and to continue to evaluate new treatment systems that can lead to even better and improved outcomes for her orthodontic patients.
Outside the Office
Dr. Carrie is originally from the small town of Jamestown, in upstate New York. She now lives in Hinsdale and has embraced our community and its surrounding neighborhoods and towns. Dr. Carrie has become known for her willingness to give back to the community by sponsoring numerous local philanthropic organizations along with the community schools. Her husband, Vijay, is an orthopedic surgeon with DuPage Medical Group. They have two young children, Caroline and Nathan, who keep them very busy outside the office. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, fitness, and travel.