Dr. Bhanji was born in Uganda, Africa and at a young age moved to
Great Britain to continue her high school education. Dental care was scarce in
her Ugandan hometown and it was necessary for Dr. Bhanji to wait until she moved
to Great Britain to treat her toothache. The dentist she met there adeptly cured
her pain, sparking an appreciation and interest in dentistry that would not come
to fruition for another two decades.
She then went on to earn a B.S. with honors in microbiology from
the University of Guelph in Canada. Following graduation, she took a hiatus
from the sciences to raise her two sons. Succumbing to a passion she could not
ignore, she pursued a career in dentistry, graduating from The University of
North Carolina and completing a residency in pediatric dentistry at The
University of Washington.
Dr. Bhanji's dedication to children and her continued commitment to
dental education have earned her recognition as a leader in her field. She has
received the top national award for research from the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric
Dentistry and has held office as the President of the Washington State Academy
of Pediatric Dentistry. She also has a high level of commitment to keeping
abreast of new developments in technology in dentistry. She consistently attends
educational courses in the USA and internationally. In 2011 she
was one of the select few invited to travel with the American Academy of
Pediatric Dentistry People to People Oral Health Delegation to China. There she
collaborated with oral health providers in Beijing and Guiyang to understand
their philosophy, care and culture.
In her spare time Dr. Bhanji enjoys playing tennis,
cycling, practicing yoga and traveling.
believes that through fostering a strong partnership between parents and their
dental professionals, children will have the best dental health.