SENIOR Smile with Namita K. Thapar-Dua, DDS

Get to know Dr. Namita K. Thapar-Dua, who serves patients in the Maryland, Virginia and the DC Area.

Dr. Thapar-Dua, formerly known as Dr. Chaudhary (Dr. C) is a dentist serving patients in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She has a private practice, mainly mobile known as Senior Smile – a service that takes the dental office into senior centers and residences to provide comfortable, personalized dental care. They offer general dentistry which consists of preventive and restorative dentistry, single crowns, dental prosthetics (dentures), and oral cancer screenings. Her dental service is extremely unique because she is able to accommodate patients with a variety of common to some complex dental issues. The best part is she can provide these services mobily in the comfort of their home.

Dr. Thapar-Dua graduated Manga Cum Laude with her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Maryland’s Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1998. She completed a one year general practice residency with the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC and is continually dedicated to advanced, postdoctoral study.

Dr. Thapar-Dua maintains a professional membership with the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Maryland State Dental Association, the Southern Maryland Society of Dentistry, the American Association of Women Dentists, Omicron Kappa Upsilon – National Dental Honor Society, the Bethesda Chambers of Commerce, and the Grass Roots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors (GROWS).  She also participates and fundraises for local chapters for various charities, such as Alzheimer’s and Oral Cancer awareness.

A dentist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats oral health issues. As a dentist, Dr. Thapar-Dua is dentist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats oral health issues. She also provides advice on proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing for the prevention of plaque buildup.  If there are any issues Dr. Thapar-Dua can not treat on site, she has a pool of other dentist colleagues that she can refer to to follow through on a treatment plan that is best suited for the patient.

Having spent a large portion of her career focusing on the special needs of senior patients, Dr. Thapar-Dua’s experience in geriatric dental care is profound. Dr. Thapar-Dua also provides dental service to person bound to their own homes and a service many dentists do not provide.  Her practice, Senior Smile, has an A+ ranking with the Better Business Bureau and is well known, since it started back in 2005.

Learn More about Dr. Namita K. Thapar-Dua:

Through her findatopdoc profile, or through Senior Smiles, 


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Martin Owens

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