Dental Lavelle was established in 2003 with the goal of providing high quality dental care. It was founded by Dr. Jagadeesh Belur, who practiced in California, USA for 14 years before moving back to Bangalore in 1996. His son Dr. Druthil Belur, a dentist as well, is a U.S. trained Prosthodontist who also practiced in the United States for over 15 years. In 2018, he moved back to Bangalore with a vision of providing excellent dentistry that parallels the highest standards of dental care in the United States. He is amongst a handful of U.S. trained Prosthodontists in Asia.
Whether it’s a routine checkup or a complex reconstruction, at Dental Lavelle we strive to deliver the best care using the latest in dental equipment and technology. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment planning for every one of our patients. Our team is specially trained with Doctors under one roof from six different specialities. Our team of doctors are constantly improving their knowledge and experience through continuing dental education internationally, with the sole purpose of delivering the best dental care reflective of the best techniques and protocol around the world.
Every patient is unique. With a comprehensive approach providing genuine care, our mission is to achieve the best of oral health care everyone deserves in a friendly environment. To deliver form, function, and esthetics, backed by science and research is our goal at Dental Lavelle.
Dentistry is a constantly evolving field. At Dental Lavelle, we keep ourselves updated on a regular annual basis through attendance at several international (USA and Europe) and national conferences, subscription to the best journals in dentistry (USA and India), and participate in study clubs.
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The facility at Dental Lavelle reflects the rich experience of Dr Jagadeesh Belur and Dr Druthil Belur with over 30 years of practice experience in the United States. Located in the heart of Bengaluru, Dental Lavelle represents a state of the art facility offering comprehensive dental care.
Spread over 5 floors, the facility has it’s main operations in the ground floor with 4 fully equipped treatment rooms. The lower level is set up for a dental laboratory while the upper floors have full furnished serviced apartments for patients visiting from out of town. The top floor is a Continuing Dental Education center for dentists where seminars, workshops and hands-on courses are conducted. Equipment at the facility is from all over the world from the best manufacturer’s in Dentistry.
The facility is equipped with modern dental technology. Implementation of several systems at Dental Lavelle are based on science and research. Each operatory has comfortable dental chairs from Germany, USA and Japan fitted with modern diagnostic equipment that allows detailed and thorough diagnosis of conditions. With our unique interface, we make it easier for you to understand your oral health.
Advanced Digital X-Ray Technology
Intra-Oral Cameras For Imaging
Virtual 3D Treatment Planning
Intra-Oral Digital Scanning
Guided Dental Implants Surgery
Digital Smile Design for Cosmetic Dentistry
Advanced Dental Photography
4K TV Screens for patient education
Dental Lavelle is located in the center of Bangalore. We are in the central business district within walking distance of premium shopping centers, exquisite restaurants and 5 Star hotels. For our international patients, we have on site serviced apartments for short term or long term use based on the duration of your treatment.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru (in the local language ‘Kannada’) is the capital of the Indian State of Karnataka. It is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a Pensioner’s Paradise. Situated at a height of 949 meters (3113 ft.) above the sea level, the city is blessed with salubrious climate throughout the year. One can visit the city any time of the year and enjoy the pleasant climate.
Bangalore is known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ because of its position as the nation’s leading IT exporter. There are a number of expats from across the world living in the city, thanks to the growing presence of Multi-National Companies. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India.
Our Experienced Doctors
Dr. Druthil Belur is a Prosthodontist. He is amongst a handful of U.S. trained Prosthodontists in Asia. His speciality includes smile makeovers, cosmetic dentistry, complex reconstructions, and implant dentistry. He obtained his Master’s at Baylor College of Dentistry (Dallas, USA) and his DMD at Goldman School of Dental Medicine (Boston, USA). Originally from Bangalore, he graduated with a BDS in 2003 at R.V. Dental College, Bangalore. He is currently licensed to practice in California, and is an active member of various organizations in the United States. After practicing in Boston, Dallas and San Francisco for over 15 years, he moved back to India in 2018 as the Clinical Director at Dental Lavelle.
Dr. Druthil has practiced in some of the best private practices in the Boston area for 10 years.
He served as clinical faculty for two years at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and has attended over 600 hours of Continuing Dental Education (seminars, conferences, hands-on training, and workshops) in the United States. He has published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (a Tier 1 journals in the U.S.) and has presented at various conferences and meetings in the United States and India. He is also a certified dental technician (CDT) in the U.S.
Dr. Druthil has a long list of accomplishments with a unique and rich set of skills he acquired over the years. To learn more about Dr. Druthil, click here.
Dr. Jagadeesh Belur
BDS (India), DDS (USA), FAES-FADI (USA)
Dr. Jagadeesh Belur is the founder of Dental Lavelle. His first practice in Bangalore was set up in 1971. He has been in private practice for over 40 years. He graduated from Kasturba Medical and Dental College (Manipal, India) in 1970 with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS). He moved to the United States in 1980 where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). After practicing in Los Angeles, California for over 12 years, he moved back to India in 1992 with a passion to deliver high quality care in Bangalore.
During his years of private practice in the United States, he completed the Fellowship of the American Endodontic Society (FAES) and the Fellowship of the American Dentistry International (FADI). His area of expertise includes cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry and family dentistry.
An impressive list of his extracurricular activities include:
- President of the Dental College Students Association, Manipal
- Founder President of the KMC Alumni Association, Bangalore
- Founder President of the Indian Dental Association, California Branch, USA
With over 40 years as a Dental Care Specialist, Dental Lavelle is his sixth dental practice set up during his career.
Dr. Darshana Bhuta
Family & Restorative Dentist
Dr. Darshana Bhuta graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) from Bharati Vidyapeeth University (Mumbai) in the year 2013. After graduating, she spent a year at Government Dental College, Mumbai, focusing on Advanced General Dentistry & Family Dentistry.
Dr. Darshana has been in private practice since 2013, with over 10 years of clinical practice experience. While most of her practice was in Mumbai private practices with renowned Dentists, she moved to Bangalore in 2022. She focuses on restorative and esthetic dentistry, with an excellent chairside manner and attention to detail. She is very passionate about digital dentistry and new technology, and has attended several national and international conferences and workshops.
She likes to volunteer as a palliative care giver for cancer patients in hospices and is certified for the same. Her hobbies include trekking and exploring new places around the globe.
Dr. Praveen Kumar
BDS (India), MDS (India)
Dr. Praveen is an Endodontist, a specialist who has undergone 3 years of additional advanced training. His practice is restricted to Endodontics (root canal treatment). He has been in private practice since 1996, with over 22 years of clinical experience. He was a Professor in the Department of Endodontics for 15 years at Hasanamba Dental College (Karnataka, India), and has numerous publications in national and international journals. He is a member of the Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, and keeps himself up to date with continuing education courses around the country.
Dr. Prashanth Kamath
BDS (India), MDS (India)
Dr Prashanth Kamath graduated with Bachelor of Dental Surgery(BDS) from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal (India) in the year 1992 and subsequently went on to compete his Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) in the speciality of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopaedics in the year 1995. He has been associated with academics since his formative years and currently heads the Department of Orthodontics at a reputed dental college in Bangalore. Dr Kamath has been in private practice since 1995 exclusive to Orthodontics and is well versed with the contemporary techniques in fixed orthodontics as well as into the domain of myofunctional appliances. He is a certified Invisalign provider and treats adults as well as children. He is passionate about surgical orthodontics and has pioneered and mentored many workshops and publications for the Indian Orthodontic Society as well as international organizations. Dr Kamath is a avid reader and his passions include wildlife photography and sustainable/clean technology.
Dr. Balasubramanya Kumar
Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgeon
BDS (India), MDS (India), FBCSOMS (UK)
Dr. Kumar is an Oral & Maxillo-facial surgeon. He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (Bangalore, India) and in 2003 with post-graduate masters in Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery. He has obtained an international fellowship in Oral Surgery from IAOMS (International Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeons) and has been in private practice for over 15 years. His interests include cosmetic Dento-facial and ortho-gnathic surgeries. He is currently the General Secretary of the Karnataka Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons. He has Hospitals privileges in a number of leading hospitals in Bangalore and has over 25 publications in national and international journals.
Dr. Amrutha Hiremath
Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeon
BDS (India), MDS (India)
Dr. Amruta Hiremath graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) from the renowned SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital (Dharwad, India) and subsequently specialized in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery from V.S. Dental College Bangalore, India).
Dr. Amrutha performs routine extractions of wisdom teeth on a daily basis, but is specialized in Impacted Wisdom teeth, dental and zygomatic implants, bone grafts, sinus lifts, minor oral surgeries, as well as Maxillo-Facial Trauma. She has authored many articles in international journals and has a keen interest in conducting research on defects affecting oral and maxillofacial region.
Dr. Akshay Kumarswamy
BDS (India), MDS (USA)
Dr Akshay Kumarswamy completed his BDS from the College of Dental Sciences, (Davangere, India). He then went to Boston (USA) in 2008 and did a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
He followed this up with a Master’s Degree in Periodontics and Implantology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (USA), which is considered among the top 5 dental colleges in the world. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Diplomate and a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists.
He is licensed to practice dentistry in the USA and India. His desire to serve the people of India brought him back from the US after spending almost 10 years there. He has lectured extensively about Periodontics and Implantology all over India. He is a director of the International Team of Implantology Study Club in Mumbai.
Dr. Faiza Fathima
BDS (India), MDS (India)
Dr. Faiza Fathima is a Periodontist and Laser Specialist at Dental Lavelle. She graduated with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (Karnataka, India) and also completed her Master’s in Periodontology (MDS) from M.R. Ambedkar Dental College (Bangalore, India).
She is specialized in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease, including cosmetic gum related procedures to aesthetically enhance smile and function. She is passionate about her work and dedicates herself to deliver the best.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, travelling, and listening to music.
Why see a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontics: A Blend Of Art And Science
When you see a prosthodontist, you are ensuring that you get the highest quality of dental care. Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is recognized by the American Dental Association. Those who study Prosthodontics, attend an additional three years of dental education beyond the basic education of general dentists. During their advanced education, they will learn how to treat a wider range of oral health needs.
Dr. Druthil is a highly-trained prosthodontist at Dental Lavelle. He and his team are meticulous in the services they provide. They emphasize the diagnosis and treatment of patients who need to restore or improve the health of their overall smile. Their restorative dental care is precise and catered toward each individual’s needs.