MEET YOUR DENTISTS
DR. ALI TUNKIWALA
A graduate of the University of Mumbai, College of Dentistry, Dr. Ali Tunkiwala completed his Bachelor's degree from the renowned Nair Hospital Dental College and his Master's Degree in Prosthetic Dentistry from the highly reputed Govt. Dental college and Hospital.
Very early in his professional life Dr. Ali realized that keeping up to date in the field of dentistry is crucial for providing patient care comparable to international standards. His quest for knowledge led him to institutions in Germany where he received his training in implant dentistry. Building up on that knowledge, he successfully completed the requirements of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) in USA and was conferred with the Diplomate Status of ICOI in 2005.
In 2011, he successfully completed the requirements of the ISOI (Indian Society of Oral Implantology) in India and was conferred with the Fellowship Status of ISOI.
He is one of only 350 dentists in 28 years worldwide, to have received the
Accredited Status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) .
He accomplished this after completing a rigorous credentialing process including a written examination, oral examination, and the submission of clinical cases for peer-reviewed evaluation.
As a part of his initiative to get global education opportunities in India, he started an Implant Study club in India affiliated to the ITI (International Team for Implantology). This study club nurtures and guides motivated clinicians towards predictable, evidence based Implant practice.
He also started his Continuing Education venture “Impart Education, to provide a platform for dentists to learn contemporary skills in Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Outside his dental practice, he loves spending time with his two wonderful daughters & enjoys his hobby of Photography.
DR. BHAKTI TUNKIWALA
Dr. Bhakti Tunkiwala graduated from the renowned Govt. Dental College in Mumbai. Her Masters degree in Oral Medicine & Radiology provides her the unique ability to deal with various oral signs of medical diseases. An astute Diagnostician, she specializes in identifying Oral Precancerous lesions and identifying disease processes of the TM joint.
She is trained in Advanced Endodontic and Periodontal procedures and concentrates on the Surgical aspects of the practice.
She is a ‘Travel Freak’ and feels that time spent in different places and interaction with various people enrich a person’s life and allows them to know themselves better. An avid reader, she spends most of her free time immersed in her fiction books with happy endings.
DR. NIDHI GUPTA
Dr. Nidhi Gupta has embraced Smiles: By Design as her new home. She received her BDS degree from MR Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore. Her keen interest in understanding the neurovascular system within a tooth led to her to pursue MDS degree in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from the prestigious Nair Hospital & Dental College, Mumbai. She is a member of Indian Dental Council and Indian Endodontic Society. She believes in constantly upgrading her skills and regularly attends workshops and conferences to keep herself updated with the latest technological advancements in dentistry.
She started her professional journey as an Endodontic Consultant in Mumbai. Over the last decade she has developed a strong bond with Smiles By Design, working as an Assistant Dentist in general practice as well as a Specialist in Endodontic treatment. Not only does Dr. Nidhi possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in her field but she also has a calm and easy going demeanour that makes her patients feel at ease. She has always gone beyond what is expected to offer only the best to her patients. When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Nidhi spends her free time with her family and loves reading to her two little daughters.
DR. NEESU KUMBHAT
Dr. Neesu Kumbhat, after graduating from the highly reputed Nair Dental College, went on to earn her master's degree. Fascinated with the thought of conservatively bringing about magical changes in one's dentition and jaw structures so as to design beautiful smiles, she decided to post graduate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
The rigorous training in the subject enabled her to precisely diagnose and provide interceptive, comprehensive and multidisciplinary orthodontic care to patients of all ages. With keen interest in music, she is a curious student forever eager to learn.