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Dr Janita Shah

Dr Janita Shah

Dr Janita Shah

Specialist Paediatric Dentist Qualifications – BDS, DClinDent (PAED), MRACDS (PAED)

Dr Janita Shah obtained her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Melbourne. She has 9 years of combined experience in general and paediatric dentistry in public and private practice. She is known for her gentle, bubbly, and friendly nature which makes her great with children and parents.

As a specialist paediatric dentist, Janita is passionate about all aspects of paediatric dentistry with considerable experience in caring for children with special needs and anxious behaviours, comprehensive management of developmental conditions, dental trauma, and early childhood caries. Her research on enamel hypomineralisation “chalky teeth” in primary teeth has been published internationally.

In addition to private practice, Janita also works at the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Dental Hospital, and has a teaching role at the University of Melbourne. She keeps her knowledge and skills updated by undertaking professional courses. Janita has also presented at various dental conferences in Australia and internationally. In her spare time, Janita volunteers with Make-A-Wish Australia.

Janita is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, and the Australian Dental Association.


Most recent articles by Dr Janita Shah

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Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Dental Crowns for Children – Silver or White?

As a paediatric dental specialist, I have many parents asking why crowns are necessary to ... [Read More]
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Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

How can Smile Solutions help manage your child’s...

Going to the dentist can be quite stressful for children. Being asked to sit still -- often ... [Read More]
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Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Teething 101: 4 Paediatric Dentist-Approved Ways to...

If you find yourself in the teething zone – which can occur anytime between six months old ... [Read More]
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Dr Janita Shah
Dr Janita Shah

Why Baby Teeth are Important

Why Baby Teeth Matter “Why are baby teeth important? They fall out anyway, right?” ... [Read More]
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