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Meet The Team

Dr. Shaila Kumar

Dr. Shaila Kumar is a renowned General, Cosmetic and Laser Dentist in Kundalahalli, Bangalore. Dr. Shaila Kumar practices at Smile Needs Dental at Kundalahalli, Bangalore. Smile Needs Dental is known for its specialty services in Braces, Whitening , Implants, root canal, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser assisted soft tissue procedures and Crowns And Bridges. Dr. Shaila Kumar is a gold medalist in Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Government Dental College. She did her advanced training in all phases of General Dentistry from UCLA school of Dentistry in California. Apart from her 7 years of international experience she was trained by Dr. Chris Pescatore, Danville, CA, a leader in his field of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is also a fellow of the International College of Implantologists. She is one of the very few Dentists in Bangalore who holds a diploma in hard and soft tissue dental lasers.Dr. Shaila Kumar is a member of the prestigious Indian Dental Association, American Dental Association and Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry.


Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist , Implantologist , Dental Surgeon , 21 Years Experience

Dr. Latha Barshilla

BDS,  King George Dental College
 Senior Dentist, 18 Years Experience

Dr. Latha has been playing the role of Senior Asoociate  with Dr. Shaila for past FOUR years at SND.  She has completed BDS from King George Dental College, Lucknow in 1999.  She is very versed in all aspects of General Dentistry.   She is excellent in treatment planning and sequencing and prioritizes various procedures based on the individual needs of the patients.   She regularly takes continuing Education (CE) courses to update herself on the advancements in the field of Dentsitry.

Dr. Ramneet Kaur

Pedodontics And Preventive Dentistry


Dr. Ramneet completed her MDS in Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry from Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala.

Dr. Ramneet Kaur is specialized in Pedodontics and loves to work with Children. She handles her patients with warmth, care and tenderness. She explains the treatment plan to the parents before the commencement of procedure in a perfect and comprehensive manner. Prior to joining Smile Needs Dental she was a consultant at  Apollo White, Bangalore and Children's Dental Center, Gurgaon. Her priority is in preventing dental diseases and providing highest quality therapeutic oral health care solutions for children. 
Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Space Maintainers, Pulpectomies, pulpotomies, Tooth fractures, Dental prophylaxis, Tooth Extraction, Dental Restorations, Habit breaking appliances and Dental Examinations etc.

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Dr. Lokesh Babu

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

FICOI ( Fellow of the International congress of oral Implantologist)

Dr.Lokesh Babu has graduated from A.B Shetty memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore in 2000.  Also a certified FICOI Fellow and certified Implantologist.

He has secured highest marks in several subjects for which he has received several Gold Medals 
He received best student award and best outgoing student award in 2000.

He received International school of Dentist award in the post graduate entrance examinations,
securing 2 nd rank in AIIMS, New Delhi (2001)
Secured 3 rd rank in PGI Chandigarh (2002).

Dr.B S Chandrashekhar


Dr. Chandrashekar obtained his postgraduate degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Government Dental College, Bangalore.
Apart from publishing scientific papers and articles on orthodontics, he has chaired scientific sessions in students and specialty conferences across the state. An avid quizzer, he guides postgraduate students in their academic activities.

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Dr. Naveen S Nair




Dr Naveen Nair graduated from St. Gregorios Dental College in Kerala and completed his Masters in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from Vydehi Dental College securing 6th Rank in Rajiv Gandhi University.

Dr Naveen speializes in Root Canal Treatment (RCT) through modern methods & technology. Dr Naveen has completed certificate courses in Advanced Roo Canal & Micro-Endodontics from Vishu Dental College  & Root Canal Point.  He was awarded for the Best Endodontic case presentation at the 2019 Conference by Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry  & Entodontics.

Dr. Naveen is an author of textbook, "Endodontic files in Pediatric Dentistry" under Lambert Publications. He has contributed to various Indian and International Journals as well.


Dr. Prathibha Thirumaran

BDS from RGUHS and Certification in Endodontics

Associate Dentist (since 2021)

Dr. Prathibha has completed her BDS from Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and went to do her Master Clinician Program from Academy of Advanced Endodontics.  She has secured ranks in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and General Medicine from RGUHS.  She is constantly inclined towards upgrading her skills and is keen on delivering perfection in her work.  

Apart from her profession, she is an ardent fitness enthusiast and also enjoys developing her culinary skills.


Dr. Aditi  Joshi

BDS & MDS from Pacific Dental College and Hospital

Dentist, 5 years Experience

Dr. Aditi Joshi has completed her Masters in Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge and Implantology from Pacific Dental College and Hospital.  

Her excellent denture fabrication skills provides comfort and satisfaction to patients.

She enjoys singing, dancing and a good book in her spare time. .


Dr. Sharon Nikitha


Associate Dentist (since 2021)

Dr. Sharon Nikita  has completed her Bachelors from Vydehi Institute of Dental Science and Research Center, affilicated to RGUHS, Bangalore.

She is very keen on learning new things while perfecting skills she already possesses.   She is also good at social media and at making digital educational content for our patients.

Apart from dentistry she loves painting, hiking and is a long distance runner.

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