Meet Dr. Thapar-Dua
Dr. Namita K. Thapar-Dua is a different kind of dentist. She takes time to listen to the patients (even with Alzheimer's) and provide them with the best care she can. Rather than rushing through dental visits, Dr. Thapar-Dua listens, talks, and serves her patients by investing in long-term relationships.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland’s prestigious Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dr. Thapar-Dua completed a general practice residency with the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is continually dedicated to advanced, postdoctoral study. Advanced training allows her to provide patients with a health-centered and aesthetically pleasing approach to family dental care.
Formerly, Dr. Thapar-Dua co-owned The Mobile Dentist, which serviced more than 50 senior living communities throughout Maryland and the DC area. 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. To go beyond mobile dentistry, Dr. Thapar-Dua introduced Senior Smile, a service that takes the dental office into senior centers and residences to provide comfortable, personalized dental care. Senior Smile makes dental visits convenient and easy for patients, family members, and caregivers.
To give back to the community she adores, Dr. Thapar-Dua provides oral healthcare instruction at local schools, as well as in-services for caregivers. She works with the Maryland State Dental Association through Donated Dental Services to provide dental care for underprivileged patients as well.
Dr. Thapar-Dua’s professional memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Southern Maryland Society of Dentistry
- American Association of Women Dentists
- OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) - National Dental Honor Society
- Bethesda Chambers of Commerce
- GROWS (Grass Roots Organization for the Well-being of Seniors)
Dr. Thapar-Dua lives in Clarksburg, Maryland with her boys Manav, Milan, her 2 stepchildren and Husband, Vikas Dua.
She enjoys reading, watching movies, going to sporting events, gardening, photography and more. She is a dedicated mother and revolves her practice around her children and their activities. Her focus is equally evident at home and in her dental office. She is very friendly and hospitable and will make you feel at home when she comes to visit you on your appointments in the comfort of your own home.