Dr. Lalitha Shankar, DDS

Dr. Lalitha Shankar, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Female
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Dr. Lalitha Shankar, DDS is a dentistry doctor who practices in Worcester, MA. She has been practicing for 42 years.

101 Pleasant St Ste 106

Worcester, MA 01609

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
  • 8 More

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Dr. Shankar's Experience

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Dr. Shankar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dentistry
  • Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shankar We are constantly working with our patients to help them through any anxiety they may be experiencing. We like to think of ourselves as a team, and we are here to help and serve others in having the treatment done in a professional and timely manner. At our dental office, we take pride in the fact that our patients strongly recommend us to their friends and family. Our staff is always willing to answer any questions that you may have regarding any aspect of dentistry and insurance issues. We emphasize the value of the traditional patient-physician relationship, while supporting societal efforts to reduce inefficiencies in the health care system.
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Specialties

  • Dentistry
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Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Oral Infection
  • Plaque
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache

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Procedures

  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dentures
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • RG Kar Med Coll-Calcutta U
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Womens Coll Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • St Michaels Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Sunny Brook Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • St Michaels Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shankar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shankar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shankar to family and friends
3.0
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Shankar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in worcester MA |
Very disappointed, she was my dentist for a long time and never notices a huge cavity on my wisdom tooth that is all the way out and clearly seen. Once I started having lots of pain I went to her and she didn't even notice it, she said any "mouth movement" could trigger the pain and just take meds. Then when I told her it was the wisdom tooth few days later and I need it extracted, she refused doing it saying the nerve is curved, even tho it was not. Unskillful, worst place to go to
Uxbridge, MA |
I had extensive crown work done by her which threw off my bite. I was told she could only file the new crowns only so much to try and correct the bite which left me with a very bad bite. It then lead to one of my crowns cracking from hitting a bottom tooth and the bitting my gums and lip when chewing. When I contacted the office to speak to them about this, they never answer the phone or return the many messages I left. Very disappointing.
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Dr. Shankar accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA
    DHA Premier
  • CompBenefits Corp.
    CompBenefits Corp. PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
    Dental PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Dental Preferred Plus
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • Scion Dental
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Dental

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