Airway Focused Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Ankita Shah is a leading Airway Focused Pediatric Dentist and the Director and Founder of Dentician & The Tongue Tie & Sleep Institute, India. She is also the President of the India Airway Co-LAB Chapter initiated by AAPMD, New York & The Breathe Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Ankita is also the only Indian Ambassador to be trained by the renowned ENT & Sleep Surgeon Dr. Soroush Zaghi.
“For us dentistry is not just about your smile, but your complete emotional, mental and physical well-being.” The roof of the mouth is the floor of the nose. Breathing is the bridge which connects dentistry and one’s overall health.
Starting off as a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Ankita was exposed to the role of oral myofascial dysfunction on maxillofacial development and malocclusion during her Fellowship in MFS Orthodontics from the OWI Institute, Barcelona, Spain. Her deep passion for learning led her to meticulously focus her research on the complex relationship and impact of tongue-ties on breastfeeding, jaw growth, airway-breathing, sleep & TMJ in both Children & Adults.
Dentician is the leading center of India mastering the field of Airway Orthodontics and Virtual Oral Myofunctional Therapy which recognises the fact that sleep and breathing disorders are caused by narrow and the backward position of jaws and incorrect tongue resting posture. We aim at offering anxiety and pain free dental treatment in children by pioneering the use of laughing gas sedation dentistry. By combining the latest technologies and research, we give our patients the best available oral care. Tongue ties is another key facet that can affect our airway which often go undiagnosed. Tongue ties present itself differently at all ages. This is what lead us to create an institute of excellence in Tongue Ties and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ).
Dentician focuses on providing a comprehensive, holistic and multidisciplinary approach. We wish to change the way in which medicine has approached problems in the past and provide patients with a redefined experience to dentistry at our practice.
Your child's path to optimum health care starts here!
Dr. Ankita, MDS
MDS Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry
President of Airway Co-LAB Chapter India
First and Only Ambassador of The Breathe Institute, Los Angeles
Fellowship in MFS Orthodontics from the OWI Institute, Barcelona, Spain
Specialization in Myofunctional Orthodontics presented by the Myofunctional Research Co (MRC), Australia
Nominated for Specialist Dentist of the Year, 2019 at the Famdent Excellence in Dentistry Awards
Attended Gold Learning Tongue Tie Symposium
Certified by Global Laser Oral Health, (GLOH), LLC to perform laser frenectomies
Areas of Expertise
Dr Ankita has had the opportunity to present at various national and international platforms, such as South Asian Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India, Association of Lactation Professionals India, IBC Conference held by Nectar Integrated Health Services, Saudi Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Kenya Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Lactation Conference, DY Patil Dental College & Hospital, YMT Dental College & Hospital and many more..