Sunita Verma, Principal Dentist
BDS (Lon.) LDS RCS (Eng.) | GDC Registration: 65140
Dr Sunita Verma's knowledge, experience and reputation in cosmetic dentistry have been developed over the last 20 years resulting in patients travelling far and wide to benefit from her expertise.
In September 2010, Sunita became the first woman in the UK to become an Accredited Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
In her mission to help people to achieve the physical and psychological benefits of a beautiful healthy smile, Sunita set up Sparkle Dental Boutique, a multi award winning private practice in West London. Now firmly established as a premier private practice in the UK, Sparkle Dental Boutique has revolutionised patient care and is positively changing patient's perception of visiting the dentist.
As a finalist for Private Dentist of the Year 2008, Sunita has combined charismatic leadership, dedicated patient care, ethical principles, first class practice management and excellent clinical skills to her passion, which is comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
As one of UK's leading cosmetic dentists, Sunita was a finalist at the Smile Awards 2009 which recognise excellence in aesthetic dentistry. In 2010, Sunita was chosen from a shortlist of ten leading cosmetic dentists in the UK to win an elusive Smile Award under the category of Patient Smile.
Sunita is also the recent recipient of the prestigious accolade of Professional of the Year 2009 awarded at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, where Sunita was described as "an inspiring role model" who has achieved significant success through her "passion, commitment and risk-taking". As a result of this award, Sunita was invited by Vicki Treadell, Deputy High Commissioner in Mumbai to join a delegation of business women in Mumbai. Whilst there Sunita was invited to the Women of the Future Awards, hosted by Vicki, Pinky Lilani OBE, Chairman of the Women of the Future Awards and Cherie Blair, awards patron.
Sunita's contribution to the profession has led her to be selected as a judge at the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards. In 2010, Sunita was asked to speak to young clinicians at the Young Dentist Conference at the Royal College of Physicians. The Conference was aimed at inspiring dentists in the early years of their career and Sunita was asked to share her experience of how a young clinician can open a private practice and find their niche within the current economic climate.
Sunita is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (www.aacd.com) and an accredited member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (www.bacd.com), two organisations at the forefront of promoting excellence in cosmetic dentistry.
"It's unbelievable that I have been in general practice nearly two decades…I can remember graduating from Guy's Hospital really clearly and my vocation has brought me many gifts….a greater understanding of people, their likes and dislikes, how they wish to be treated the ability to lead a team of dedicated professionals, the joy and pain of running my own practice and mostly the ability to improve peoples health and the quality of their life, through the skills I have acquired over that time.
One of my great memories of those early years after qualifying is the time I spent providing dental care for refugee children in a Jewish school in Israel. This married my two great loves, the love of working with my hands and my passion for travel and understanding people from different cultures.
Outside the boutique, I love adventure travel and have travelled extensively. Recently, I narrowly escaped a helicopter rescue when I found myself stranded on top of a mountain, trekking in Turkey. The story had a happy ending, despite the cuts and bruises I incurred whilst sliding and abseiling down the mountain to join the track!
My other passions are photography, Egyptian and Bollywood dance and long country walks (on the proviso, that there’s a pub at the end of it!)."