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Dr. Bahl is a graduate of University of Connecticut School of Dentistry and has been practicing general dentistry since 2006. She is well versed in all aspects of general dentistry and always strives to provide comprehensive oral care with a special emphasis on prevention of oral diseases. She cherishes the opportunities that general dentistry provides for developing long-term relationships with patients and their families, and relishes the challenge of personalizing best dental care to the unique needs of each patient.
Outside of work, Dr. Bahl has two young children, Manav and Anvi, to keep her busy. Her husband, Shailender Bhatia, is a medical oncologist at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Bahl loves to travel outdoors, cook and read. Basketball and swimming are her favourite sports, especially as the children are getting old enough to join in.
Verified Patient Reviews
She's charming and hilarious, and the office does excellent, thorough work. I'm a fan!
I very much enjoyed my appointment with Dr. Bahl, she was very kind and comforting, and answered my questions at length. As someone who has had poor experiences with previous dentists, I am glad to say that I would absolutely recommend her!
I was pretty happy with my visit today. This was my first visit to the practice. There was no waiting time so definitely punctual. Office staff was very courteous and organized in getting me set up and setting up the 6 month follow up appointment. Dr. Bahl and the hygienist team had excellent bedside manners and were very thorough and informative. I would continue visiting Dr. Bahl's practice.
I actually LIKE going to the dentist office. That about sums it up :)
Great overall team (from reception, insurance coordinator, dental hygienist, dentist). Very friendly and very well informed. Explained everything very clearly and I learned a lot about my teeth and dentistry in general. The cleaning and exam went very well too. Thanks!
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say, the dentist office just doesn't scream fun. However, this isn't the typical dentist office. Samantha at the front desk is truly personable and made me feel welcomed as soon as I arrived. Dr. Rita was not only understanding but optimistic about the steps I need to take moving forward. Even after missing my first appointment she helped me move my time up with no problems. The dental assistant (I don't want to misspell her name) but after sharing our love of Gumbo, she made having to hold my mouth open super hard. Not because it hurt, but because they both managed to make me laugh more than once. I don't usually write reviews, but I wanted to share the experience with anyone who is nervous on finding a good dental facility. Please don't look any further. This is where you should go.
Dr Bahl is awesome!
Everyone who works here is so nice and remembers me when I come in. I actually enjoy my trips to the dentist now!
Great visit. Dr. Bahl was fantastic.
This was my oldest child's first experience at the dentist and she LOVED it! Both the hygienist and Dr. Bahl were wonderful with kids and my daughter can't stop talking about the treasure chest she got to pick a treat out of when she was done, or the polisher and flossing. Excellent excellent!
I have dental anxiety and have had some pretty bad experiences in the past Ritu is wonderful kind caring and fun. on top of that she knows her stuff and has a wonderful way to put even the most anxious person at ease
Very thorough, friendly, and overall excellent.
Don't think it worked out very well. I had no dental issues ever before my first appointment with Ritu and after my last one with her. She's fun and great as a person however, but that's all. It's not what I am looking for in a dentist. My last appointment was late 2015, and my teeth were in much worse condition than they ever were. She would upsell and keep wanting you to come back, even if there's nothing really wrong with the teeth. Thankfully my new dentist doesn't upsell or keep wanting me to come back.
I just saw Dr Bahl today and couldn't stop telling my husband how pleased I was with the visit. I've never had a dentist go over each and every one of my trouble spots with me in such detail. She even has a fancy tiny camera with a live feed so I could see my teeth and the areas of concern for myself! WOW! No more just "taking their word for it" - she showed me the issues in real time. She is extremely thorough and detail oriented - great qualities for a dentist. There's parking in front which makes it easy if you are driving. They had a good schedule of availability so I didn't have to wait weeks like I've had to in the past. And the best part was her bedside manner. She is super friendly and personable. I was put at ease right away and had a smile on my face when I left. I have no doubt that the work she will be doing on my chompers will be of the utmost quality. Highly recommend!
Dr. Bahl was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She very quickly identified the problem I had and put me completely at ease. I would recommend her to anyone.
Being a young adult who is for some reason completely terrified of doctors (especially dentists), everyone at UDistrict Smiles took the time and energy to make me feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Bahl was so sweet and thoughtful, I think future visits with her will go much smoother than past visits I've had elsewhere.
Dr. Bahl and her staff are the best!
I loved her! Best dentist I have ever been to and I immediately recommended her to two people and decided she is definitely the dentist I am returning to!
A great first appointment. I really felt comfortable and for the first time I was treated like an equal instead of like a child by my dentist. Looking forward to years of care!
Really great doc. Definitely knows what she's doing and is real fun too. Makes it a less painful experience. Totally recommended :)
She was very friendly & wonderful.
She was SO friendly and made me feel comfortable (a difficult feat at the dentist's office) and I'm actually looking forward to going back to see her!
For the record, I hadn't been to a dentist in quite a while. Dr. Bahl was extremely personable, professional, and positive. I will be recommending Dr. Bahl to everyone I know who is looking for a dentist.
Very personable and professional. Totally recommend!
Dr. Bahl and her staff were great! Prompt, friendly, and competent. No one really loves going to a dental appointment, but this is just about as good as it gets. Now if they would just offer candy as a prize like my childhood dentist...
Extremely professional, courteous, friendly, and polite! I would recomend Dr. Bahl to any and everyone! oh and so very accommodating too!
This was my first time to see Dr. Bahl and I was very impressed with not only her care, but also with the clinic as a whole. The hygienist was very thorough and friendly. Dr. Bahl was very knowledgeable and I felt her care was definitely geared around what was best for me as a patient.
Friendly staff in the office with no wait, clear explanations of what should be done and a conservative approach to more invasive treatments all made this feel like this is a great place to return. Because of switching insurance a lot I have been to a number of offices in the past four years and Dr. Bahl's compares very favorably with all of them.
Very kind and very professional.
Very positive experience
Such a wonderful experience compared to any dentist Ive had in the past!
It was great! Dr. Bahl was great as usual and thoroughly explained my options for retainers. Her staff did a great job on explaining my new insurance benefits. All of that and a cleaning within one hour!
Great doctor, very friendly, warm and professional! Happy that I found her.
I had not been to a dentist in over 2 years and she was very understanding of my situation and didn't make me feel guilty but rather kindly offered her professional suggestions about my teeth. She explained all the processes and answered all my questions. She was so kind and I am definitely going back to her.
Dr. Bahl is wonderful and truly one-of-a-kind. She is personable, friendly, and funny. I'm not the best patient when it comes to dental work, but she is always so patient and understanding. If you have a cavity filled, they even have noise cancelling headphones and way you can watch Netflix while they work on you. I've never experienced that at any other dentist office before. She makes you feel comfortable and heard, which is sadly a rare quality in offices these days.
I feel better about my situation. She helped me understand my options and I didn't get beat up for not flossing. Cool high tech equipment I'd not seen before.
Ritu was so friendly and helpful! I really appreciated the way she presented her recommendations (including projections for how long each treatment should last/serve me), then let me consult with her office assistant about pricing and what my insurance would cover, before making any decisions - but without any wait time, as she then completed all the procedures I elected to do immediately. Thank you so much, Ritu!
After speaking with my son on his experience with your office, he and I are very very pleased with the out come.
My son needed emergency fillings on his front teeth while he was away at school at the University of Washington. Dr. Bahl and her office did an excellent job of taking care of him while I was another state away. He liked everything about his appointment and was very satisfied with the end result. I will have him get his 6 month cleaning done there before he comes home for the summer.
her enthusiasm was great
Dr. Bahl was great! Professional yet very personable and made me feel comfortable the whole time. Natalia the hygienist was great too and gave me some music to listen too in the chair. I highly reccommend Dr. Bahl and her team!!
Profession, friendly and modern
Very friendly and professional.