Dr. Bhanji was born in Uganda, Africa and at a young age moved to Great Britain to continue her high school education. Dental care was scarce in her Ugandan hometown and it was necessary for Dr. Bhanji to wait until she moved to Great Britain to treat her toothache. The dentist she met there adeptly cured her pain, sparking an appreciation and interest in dentistry that would not come to fruition for another two decades. She then went on to earn a B.S. with honors in microbiology from the University of Guelph in Canada. Following graduation, she took a hiatus from the sciences to raise her two sons. Succumbing to a passion she could not ignore, she pursued a career in dentistry, graduating from The University of North Carolina and completing a residency in pediatric dentistry at The University of Washington. Dr. Bhanji's dedication to children and her continued commitment to dental education have earned her recognition as a leader in her field. She has received the top national award for research from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has held office as the President of the Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She also has a high level of commitment to keeping abreast of new developments in technology in dentistry. She consistently attends educational courses in the USA and internationally. In 2011 she was one of the select few invited to travel with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry People to People Oral Health Delegation to China. There she collaborated with oral health providers in Beijing and Guiyang to understand their philosophy, care and culture. In her spare time Dr. Bhanji enjoys playing tennis, cycling, practicing yoga and traveling.
What makes your practice special when compared with others in the area?
We are committed to creating an optimal oral health experience for every child. As specialists in Pediatric Dentistry we recognize that each child is unique and we tailor our treatment recommendations specific to each child’s needs. In addition, we focus on emotional and physical well-being so that each dental visit is fun, safe and rewarding.
What are you and your team proud of at your practice?
We believes that through fostering a strong partnership between parents and their dental professionals, children will have the best dental health.