Dr. Ankita Shah
Founder of Dentician & TMJ, Tongue Tie and Sleep Institute

Airway Focused Dentist & TMJ Expert

Dr. Ankita Shah is a leading Airway Focused Dentist and the Director and Founder of Dentician & TMJ, Tongue Tie and Sleep Institute. She is the President of the India Airway Co-LAB Chapter initiated by AAPMD, New York & The Breathe Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Ankita is the only Indian Ambassador to be trained by the renowned ENT & Sleep Surgeon Dr. Soroush Zaghi.

She is also the first and only OC-trained TMJ expert trained by Dr. Clayton Chan, a world-class pre-eminent educator and authority on neuromuscular dentistry and GNM dental occlusion.

Dr. Ankita Shah

The Journey

Her Inspiration, Her Vision, Her Mission.

“For us dentistry is not just about your smile, but your complete emotional, mental and physical well-being.” The roof of the mouth is the floor of the nose. Breathing is the bridge which connects dentistry and one’s overall health.

Starting off as a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Ankita was exposed to the role of oral myofascial dysfunction on maxillofacial development and malocclusion during her Fellowship in MFS Orthodontics from the OWI Institute, Barcelona, Spain. Her deep passion for learning led her to meticulously focus her research on the complex relationship and impact of tongue-ties on breastfeeding, jaw growth, airway-breathing, sleep & TMJ in both Children & Adults.

The TMJ, Tongue Tie and Sleep Institute is the leading center of India mastering the field of Tongue Ties, Gneuromuscular Dentistry, Airway Orthodontics and Virtual Oral Myofunctional Therapy which recognises the fact that sleep and breathing disorders are caused by narrow and the backward position of jaws and incorrect tongue resting posture. By combining the latest technologies and research, we give our patients the best available oral care.

Tongue ties is another key facet that can affect our airway which often go undiagnosed. Tongue ties in infancy mainly shows up as breastfeeding struggles. In a child it presents itself as affecting jaw growth, speech, picky eating, thumb sucking, clenching, mouthbreathing, snoring or disturbed sleep. In adults it progresses to affect the TMJ, breathing, sleep(mouthbreathing, snoring, UARS, Sleep apnea), anxiety, posture and a quality of life.

Adults suffering from undiagnosed airway and sleep disorders often end up suffering from TMJ disorders. Adults suffering from TMD often have symptoms related to eyes, mouth, throat, ears, jaw, neck, headaches, vertigo, posture, anxiety and sleep. At The TMJ, Tongue Tie and Sleep Institute, we take pride in helping these patients who may be misdiagnosed with psychosomatic pain using minimally invasive and sustainable therapies for joint rehabilitation.

The TMJ, Tongue Tie and Sleep Institute focuses on providing a comprehensive, holistic and multidisciplinary approach. We wish to change the way in which medicine has approached problems in the past and provide patients with a redefined experience to dentistry at our practice.

Your family’s path to optimum health care starts here!


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Dr. Ankita, MDS

Her Accolades:

MDS Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry

President of Airway Co-LAB Chapter India

First and Only Ambassador of The Breathe Institute, Los Angeles

First and Only Gneuromuscular (GNM) TMJ Specialist from Occlusion Connections Center, Las Vegas

Fellowship in MFS Orthodontics from the OWI Institute, Barcelona, Spain

Specialization in Myofunctional Orthodontics presented by the Myofunctional Research Co (MRC), Australia

Nominated for Specialist Dentist of the Year, 2019 at the Famdent Excellence in Dentistry Awards

Attended Gold Learning Tongue Tie Symposium

Certified by Global Laser Oral Health, (GLOH), LLC to perform laser frenectomies

MyoMentor Graduate

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Areas of Expertise

Tongue Tie India Areas of Expertise
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Skeletal Expander
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Virtual Myofunctional
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TMJ Management
& Relief
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Lactation Support
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Snoring &
Sleep Apnea
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Guest Lectures

Teaching a Renewed Approach.

Dr Ankita has had the opportunity to present at various national and international platforms, such as South Asian Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India, Association of Lactation Professionals India, IBC Conference held by Nectar Integrated Health Services, Saudi Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Kenya Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Gold Lactation Conference, Talk Tools Conference, DY Patil Dental College & Hospital, YMT Dental College & Hospital and many more..


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