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Dr. Dharma R M

Dr. Dharma R M

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BDS, PhD - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics





23 Years Experience Overall  (22 years as specialist)

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Dr. Dharma RM is a well - known Orthodontist who has about 16 years of experience. He is a Consultant Orthodontist and Dental Surgeon at Sai Speciality Dental Clinic located at Chamarajpet. He is also a Professor at RV Dental College, Bangalore. He has won the Award for Educational Excellence, RSST consecutively for the years 2012 and 2013. He has also been awarded the Fellowship of World Federation of Orthodontists in the year 2010. He is an International Member at the American Association of Orthodontists and also a Life Member of Indian Orthodontic Society (IOS). He has constantly updated his knowledge and skills through active participation in professional conferences, publishing research papers in national and international conferences and continuing education programs.

Jayanagar 5 Block, Bangalore

Sai Dental Specialities.


'SAI'', #658/1, 11th 'A' Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560041, Bangalore

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04:30 - 05:30


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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a dentist?

A: A dentist is a doctor who practices dentistry. Dentistry involves the mouth, teeth, gums, and related areas. A dentist takes care of the overall oral healthcare. Common procedures performed at the dentist are tooth filling, tooth extraction, cleaning and polishing of teeth, and minor tooth surgeries like root canal treatment. Within dentistry, there are many specializations that require further training.

Q: What education qualifications are mandatory for a Dentist?

A: A doctoral degree in the field of dental medicine or dental surgery is required to become a dentist. The pre-requisite for doing a dental course is a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a science related field. Qualifying in the dental admission exam and enrolling in a dental school are the next steps.

Q: Should I consult a dentist for bad breath?

A: Bad breath is often due to lack of oral hygiene. In some cases, it may be an indication of some underlying health issue. Consulting a dentist for bad breath is the most logical step. A dentist will perform thorough examination of your teeth and gums to determine the cause of bad breath. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath.

Q: How many sittings does a dentist take for Root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is a dental procedure followed for advanced decay of tooth that cannot be repaired by filling. In this treatment the tooth pulp is removed, the space is cleaned and filled, and finally a crown is placed on the tooth. The number of sittings for a root canal treatment varies depending on the extent of tooth decay.

Q: Will a dentist perform surgery for wisdom tooth removal?

A: People who develop wisdom tooth may require extraction at a later time. A dentist is the right person to perform extraction of wisdom tooth. Once you book an appointment for tooth extraction, the dentist will appraise you of the entire procedure and after care. Sedation, numbing, tissue removal, bone removal, and tooth extraction are the steps of wisdom tooth removal.


Awards and Recognitions

Award for Educational Excellence, RSST, Bangalore - 2012
Award for Educational Excellence, RSST, Bangalore - 2013
Awarded Fellowship at World Federation of Orthodontics - 2010


BDS - Government Dental College, Bangalore, 1995
PhD - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics - Government Dental College, Bangalore, 1998


International Member - American Association of Orthodontists
Life Member - Indian Orthodontic Society
Indian Dental Association


1999 - 2014 Consultant Orthodontist and Dental Surgeon at Sai Specialty Dental Clinic
1998 - 2014 Professor at RV Dental College


2841A Karnataka State Dental Council,

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship from world Federation of Orthodontics - World Federation of Orthodontics
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