Dr Ketan Panwalkar
Role: Dental Sedationist
Qualifications: BDS MDS Stat Exam (UK) PG Cert in sedation and pain management (UCL Eastman)
GDC No: 117013
Role: Visiting Dental Sedationist
- Dr Ketan Panwalkar has quite a lot of experience/training with nervous patients. He qualified from India as a dentist in 2000 and thereafter pursued his post graduate training in Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India. During his 2 year post-qualification study, he regularly was dealing with nervous/medically compromised children and in fact doing their full mouth rehabilitation (in form of restorations/root fillings/crowns) under sedation/general anaesthesia. Post study he practised in India for 3 years doing sedation alongside an anaesthetist and gaining valuable experience/knowledge and expertise in the field.
- Since 2006, Ketan has been in the UK and keeping his interest in the field, did his SAAD (Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) in 2008-9 training and subsequently completed his 1 year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Dental Sedation and Pain Management from University College London (UCL) in 2010-11.
- Ever since Ketan has been regularly doing sedation on the National Health Service (weekly) and privately visiting dental practices in and around Hampshire since 2012-13. He continually keeps himself abreast of the updates in field of sedation and pain control in dentistry and is accredited on the Wessex Area Team (NHS England) Dentist with Special Interest in sedation list. He has good experience in assisting dentists/endodontists/oral surgeons in their operative procedures in nervous patients by helping them relax.
- Ketan is local to Basingstoke and can travel in and around the town within reasonable distance to assist dentists with sedation cases.
Favourite Pastime: reading, music (indian and western classical), finished my Gr1 (ABRSM) piano voracious reader, love tennis golf badminton squash.
Favourite Food: any and all forms of chicken.
Favourite Holiday: Bali, Dubai
What do I love about my work:
making dentistry to the general population a tolerable and pleasant experience by taking the fear and pain element away.