Dr. Lalitha Shankar, DDS

Save

Dentistry | Female

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

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Shankar's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Shankar's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Shankar's experience matches your preferences.

1
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

46
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

23
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Shankar

Dr. Shankar accepts 16 insurance carriers

Dr. Shankar is now accepting new patients

Dr. Shankar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shankar to family and friends
2.3
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Shankar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    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.
Have you seen Dr. Lalitha Shankar, DDS?
Are you Dr. Shankar?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Compare Dr. Shankar

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

Dr. Shankar's Care Philosophy

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.

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Shankar has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Shankar's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Diagnostic Radiology

Conditions Treated

  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Trauma
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Rg Kar Med Coll-Calcutta U

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Womens Coll Hosp

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    St Michaels Hosp

    Completed in 1982

    Sunny Brook Med Ctr

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Michaels Hosp

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shankar does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shankar and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Specialties

  • Dentistry

Procedures Performed

  • 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