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.
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. Shanti Attaluri
B.D.S., D.D.S (CA, USA), Implantalogy (Nobel Biocare)
Senior Dentist, 18 Years Experience
Dr. Shanti Attaluri graduated from College of Dental Surgery, Manipal and went on to obtain DDS from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California, USA. Her further training includes aesthetic dentistry from UCLA and implant dentistry from Nobel Biocare. Dr Shanti worked for several years both in the Los Angeles area and Silicon valley. She was the corporate dentist for Hi-tech companies such as Yahoo, Google, Ebay, Cisco and others. Dr Shanti practices all phases of general dentistry with special interest in aesthetic dentistry. She believes in educating patients about their dental functional and aesthetic needs empowering them to make an informed choice about their treatment.
Dr. Megha Gupta
BDS, ITS Dental College
Dentist , 5 Years Experience
Dr. Anjan Shah
BDS, MDS, FDS, RCS (Eng.), FFD, RCSI, FICOI
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Implantologist
Dr. Shah is an Assistant Profesor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Rajrajeshwari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore. He also leads the implantology deprtment at the same institute.
He has postgraduate qualifications from Mumbai University, the Royal Colleges of England and Ireland and from the University of Sheffield, UK. He has practiced oral surgery and implantology in the UK for 10 years before returning to Bangalore, his hometown. He has a particular inerest in reconstructive oral surgery, managing anxious patients and facial pain and Dental implants.
Dr. Jeevan Aiyappa
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Jeevan Aiyappa Chokanda has a Masters degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and has been in surgical practice since 1993 During his initial years after specialization, Jeevan trained himself in various allied surgical disciplines including Neurosurgery, Plastic surgery and Head and Neck Oncosurgery as a Surgical Resident. During this period he was instrumental in setting up the Facial Injuries unit at one of South India’s exclusive Trauma Centers (HOSMAT) in Bangalore, where he still serves as Senior Consultant.
Dr. Oshin Priya
Dr. Neeseng Ngemu
BDS, Maharana Pratap Dental College
Associate Dentist, 2 Years Experience
BDS , B. R. Ambedkar Dental College
Associate Dentist , 2 Years Experience
Dr.B S Chandrashekhar
BDS, MDS, IOS, IDA
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.
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. C Roopak
Dr C. Roopak Bose graduated from Bapuji Dental College in Davangere and went on to pursue Masters in Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry from R V Dental College, Bangalore.
He specializes in Root Canal treatments including re-treatment of previously done failing root canals, which he accomplishes through modern methods and technology. Besides lending his expertise to complicated restorations requiring unconventional approach, he maintains a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry.
He works as a Senior Lecturer in Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre.
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.
Dr. Nirjhar Bhowmik
Dr. Nirjhar Bhowmik completed his graduation(BDS) in 2007 from prestigious Nair Hospital Dental College (Mumbai) and Masters in 2013 from RGUHS Bangalore.
Dr. Bhowmik is well trained and experienced in all type of periodontal surgeries and implant procedures. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures under magnifiaction, Bone grafting procedures, Mucogingival surgeries , Depigmentation, Smile and Abnormal frenum corrections. Dr. Nirjhar also specialises in soft tissue management with dental lasers. Dr. Nirjhar serves as a faculty in Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College and Research Centre and has more than 20 publications to his credit.
Dr. Mythili Kalladka
BDS, MSD, Fellowship in Orofacial Pain
Dr. Mythili Kalladka finished her BDS from Government Dental College, Bangalore, India in 2001. She has a Fellowship in Orofacial Pain, Division of Diagnostic Sciences from NJDS, UMDNJ, New Jersey-07103. She is a Diplomate from American Board of Orofacial Pain
She is a specialist in Masticatory musculoskeletal pain, Cervical musculoskeletal pain, Neurovascular pain/ Headaches, Neuropathic pain, Sleep disorders related to orofacial pain, Orofacial Dystonias, Intraoral, intracranial, extracranial, and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain, Cancer Pain.