Going to see a dentist will never be something you look forward to. They use scary-looking instruments to cause you pain, and are constantly reminding you to floss. But at the end of the day, you still want that pretty smile to last, don’t you? And that little bad tooth at the back of your mouth that nags you persistently; isn’t it time you got that fixed? It may come as a surprise to you, but dentists are just unfortunate practitioners who suffer a bad reputation due to a variety of reasons.

It may seem daunting to sit in the dental chair every time, but a visit to the dentist doesn’t necessarily have to be a dreadful experience. It usually depends on who you choose to let into your mouth. Let your inhibitions take a back seat for the moment and read on to discover our compilation of some of the best dentists in Pune.

  1. Dr. Shail Jaggi

Take care of all your cavities and painful teeth problems by getting in touch with Dr. Shail Jaggi, an Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist) and the head of her set-up ‘Dentalwiz City Point Dental Care’. With over 20 years of experience, she also specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry and was awarded the ‘Outstanding Dentist of the Year’ award in 2015.

Address: 302-303, City Point, Boat Club Road, Bund Garden; Landmark: Above Mainland China Hotel, Pune

Timings: Monday – Friday: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm

Saturday:                10.00 – 2.30 pm

2. Dr. Priyanka Saokar

If you’re looking to fix a crooked smile or get braces simply because you think they look cool, we recommend you pay a visit to Dr. Saokar, a leading orthodontist in the city. She aptly boasts a wide range of orthodontic treatments and is the director of her practice ‘Deccan Dental Clinic’.

Address: Deccan Gymkhana Rd, Fergusson College Rd, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

Timings: Morning: 10 am-1 pm

Evening:   5 pm-9 pm

3. Dr. Hemant D. Patil

Getting an implant is now the best way to replace a tooth that is sure to give you longer lasting results. If you feel you’re the perfect candidate for one (or multiple), get in touch with Dr. Patil, who is one of the top implantologists in the city. After completing his specialization in Prosthodontics from Mumbai, he traveled to Atlanta (USA) to pursue an MS in Implant Advancements, and is now part of a multi-specialty team at Laconic (Bright Smiles) Dental Studio.

Address:  1st Floor, Vandana Plaza; Landmark: Near Akash Ganga Society, near Kokane Chowk, Pune

Timings: Monday – Tuesday, Thursday – Friday: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
                                                                                     5.00 pm – 9.45 pm

  Saturday – Sunday:                                  10.00 am – 3.00 pm
                                                                       5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
4. Dr. Puja Bansal

A general dentist by education, Dr. Bansal’s extensive years of experience and treatment of over 25000 patients in her career span sets her a class apart from her colleagues. She holds expertise in all areas of dentistry and can be reached at Prudent International Health Clinic.

Address: C1/101, Silver Oak Society, Bishop School Road; Landmark: Above Bank of Maharashtra, Pune

Timings: Monday – Saturday: 9.00 am – 1.30 pm
                                                                   6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

               Sunday:              11.00 am – 2.00 pm
5. Dr. Amit Ladkat

If you are sick of your bleeding gums and looking for an expert to deal with all your gingival issues, get in touch with Dr. Ladkat, who is a specialist in Periodontics and Therapeutic Dentistry. He has over 14 years of experience and is the owner of Ladkat Dental Clinic.

Address: Ramanand Complex, Gadital; Landmark: Near Hanuman Mandir, Pune

Timings: Monday – Saturday: 10.00 am – 1.30 pm
                                                     5.00 pm – 8.30 pm

If you have tremendous dental fears, finding a new dentist can be an off-putting experience. When searching for the best dentist for your needs, always remember to first ask your family and friends for their top recommendation. A good word-of-mouth reference is the best kind of counsel when looking for the right healthcare practitioner. It is also advisable to do your research on the dental setup you are planning to pay a visit; the internet usually carries a database of every reputable practitioner in your city and is worth taking a look at before you make your decision.

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