Dr Viren Vithlani
BDS (Birm), MFDS RCS (Ed)
Principal Dentist (GDC number: 113471)
It is a great pleasure to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me and how I like to practice. Many patients have met me already and I feel grateful to have so many wonderful patients to look after.
I am one of the principal dentists and directors of The Grove Practice alongside my twin brother, Upen. We have a great team at the practice already and the ability to work closely with other dentists with different areas of expertise means that we can provide excellent care to our patients. This is what I value the most.
I grew up in Warwickshire, attended a school in Coventry and since then have not been able to sit still! After spending many years travelling the country to learn from the best dentists across the UK, I decided to get married! In 2016 I married my beautiful wife and we are now living happily in Rugby. I enjoy many sports but particularly playing football (and watching Leicester City!). I also enjoy running, climbing and love astronomy! I love photography and have even taken pictures at several family weddings! My greatest satisfaction comes from spending time with my family and friends.
My clinical profile
After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2007, I gained a wide breadth of experience from working in general practice, post-graduate training in hospital dentistry and carrying out research to stay at the forefront of dentistry. I have a special interest in treating nervous patients with advanced gum disease, cosmetic root coverage for gum recession and regenerative periodontics. This means that I can help people who suffer from bleeding gums, receding gums, sensitivity, missing teeth and patients who would like to improve their smile and make sure it lasts!
Following training posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, I completed a Certificate in Cosmetic and Advanced restorative dentistry in London and I am also an accredited provider of the Invisalign clear brace system. I am a member of the British Society of Periodontology, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, British Dental Association and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Having worked with some of the best specialists in the world as mentors, inspired me to follow my interests in Periodontology (the prevention and management of gum problems and replacing teeth with implants) and I have since embarked on a fully accredited specialist training programme. As part of this, I currently work at Guy’s Hospital in London three days a week. Alongside working in private practice for most of my career, I have worked as a speciality dentist and honorary research fellow at Birmingham Dental Hospital managing patients with gum problems, teaching undergraduate dental students and treating patients on a referral basis. My involvement in research has been published internationally and I have helped pilot and carry out studies looking at the links between gum disease and other conditions such as lung disease, kidney disease, heart disease and arthritis.
I am also immensely passionate about education. I am a joint secretary for the British Dental Association in Coventry & Warwickshire section, an organisation that provides education for other dentists through lectures. I am also a founder of the first Pankey Institute Study club for dentists interest in advanced restorative dentistry and providing a patient-centred approach to their practice and also a member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology). The practice will also soon be a regional centre for Dentinal Tubules, a platform which provides education for the whole dental team across the UK. I also teach undergraduate dental students eager to learn the skills required to be a great dentist!
I take pride in providing a caring, relaxed, but professional approach for all my patients and the feedback that I regularly receive is that patients like my calm, gentle manner and my attention to detail.
I look forward to meeting you and looking after you in the best way I can.