Being a Gold Medallist, Dr. Shaila Kumar obtained her B.D.S. in 1994 from Government Dental College, Bangalore. She consequently moved to the U.S. where she completed a 6 month certificate program from the University of Michigan in Orthodontics. She then did a Masters in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), a two year residency program at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). As a licensed practitioner in California, she practiced for about 7 years in Fairfield, Fremont and Livermore. During this period, she took up Continuing Education (CE) courses in all aspects of Dentistry to enhance her skills. She was trained by Dr. Chris Pescatore, Danville, CA, a leader in his field of Cosmetic Dentistry.
She returned to Bangalore with her family and set up Smile Needs Dental Group in the year 2006. It is a State-of-the-Art Multi-Specialty Dental Facility located about 6 kilometers from ITPL, Bangalore and about 6 kms from the old airport