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.