Being a Gold Medallist, Dr. Shaila Kumar obtained her B.D.S. in 1994 from Government Dental College, Bangalore. She consequently moved to the U.S. where she completed a 6 month certificate program from the University of Michigan in Orthodontics. She then did a Masters in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), a two year residency program at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). As a licensed practitioner in California, she practiced for about 7 years in Fairfield, Fremont and Livermore. During this period, she took up Continuing Education (CE) courses in all aspects of Dentistry to enhance her skills. She was trained by Dr. Chris Pescatore, Danville, CA, a leader in his field of Cosmetic Dentistry.
She returned to Bangalore with her family and set up Smile Needs Dental Group in the year 2006. It is a State-of-the-Art Multi-Specialty Dental Facility located about 6 kilometers from ITPL, Bangalore and about 6 kms from the old airport.
Dr. Shaila Kumar completed Nobel fellowship in 2009 for Implant and Esthetic Dentistry offered by Nobelbiocare. She has finished a Diploma in Laser Dentistry under the able guidance of Dr. Suchetan Pradhan, Mumbai-India, a pioneer in Laser Dentistry in India and President of Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry (IALD). Dr. Shaila Kumar is a fellow of the International College Of Oral Implantologists(ICOI) since 2010.
Dr. Shaila Kumar is committed to quality dentistry and a high standard of care. She believes in educating her patients about the dental needs and making them aware of the importance of treatment. Prevention is definitely better than cure and to ensure this, she also has a recall system in place for all her patients.
Dr. Shaila Kumar is a current member of IDA (Indian Dental Association) and IALD (Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry). She has been a member of ADA(American Dental Association), IDA, IALD, CDA (California Dental Association) and SACDS (Southern Alameda County Dental Society). She also conducts Oral Hygiene programs for school children and corporates.
Dr. Shaila Kumar is supported in all her endeavors by her husband Shiva C. Kumar, who is an Electronics and Computer Science Engineer and is currently working as a Director in a Healthcare IT Company. She is also a proud mother of 3 children.
In her spare time she likes to read. She also enjoys dance and music. She has travelled the world extensively and loves to experience the various cultures around the world.
Years of Experience
Awards and Recognitions
Dr. Shaila Kumar
BDS , A.E.G.D
Dr. Shanti Attaluri
BDS, DDS (USA)
Senior Dentist, Implantalogist
Dr. Latha Barshilla
Senior General Dentist,
16 Years Experience
“Dr. Shaila along with her team of specialists are well experienced and knowledgeable. They explained the solutions for the problems I reported in detail and advised the best solution. The clinic has good infrastructure along with latest equipment. There is car parking in the basement too. Overall, happy to recommend anyone looking for dental treatment.”
“The clinic is awesome and all the staff are also good. I appreciate the owner of the clinic Dr. Shaila Kumar who is a successful and experience lady . She has a perfect combo of managing skills,communication skills to calm down the patient and also her rich experience in dental field. She is too good. I now got a goo dental clinic in Bangalore to look for any treatment anytime for myself,my family members. i would also recommend all my friends and those guys who land on Smile Needs Dental Group page in Practo App to definitely come here for any dental related issues. The clinic is as awesome as the doctors and staff of the clinic.”
“Dr. Shaila Kumar is very nice doctor who gave me enough confidence to go ahead with a tooth extraction procedure with my 29th week of pregnancy running. I would recommend to visit Dr. Shaila to all those who are scared of going to dentist.”
SMILE NEEDS DENTAL GROUP
610, 1st floor, 'C' Block, AECS Layout,
(Next to Andhra Bank)
Monday – Friday : 09:30AM – 2:00PM
02:30PM – 07:30PM
Saturday : 09:30AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday : Prior appointments only
Phone Numbers : 080-41508042
OR +91 8095555653
Emergency Phone : +91 9886518335