“I am so grateful for the platform God has given me, and for the community that rewards me with their trust and confidence.” – Dr. Bhatia
Dr. Sujata Bhatia has been practicing Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics since 2000. Her Maui journey began in 2006 when she founded Kihei Orthodontics and Lahaina Orthodontics. In March of 2017, she relocated her orthodontic office to Wailuku to be more centrally located for all Maui residents.
Dr. Bhatia’s journey to become an Orthodontist began as a shy teenager with crooked teeth. Too afraid to smile, she hid in the shadows and worked hard to try to disappear until her mother finally took her to an Orthodontist. As her teeth got straighter, her confidence grew and her world began to open up. Recognizing the change that orthodontics was effecting in her life, Dr. Bhatia told her Orthodontist “Someday I will be like you!”
Dr. Bhatia’s earned her Dental degree at UNMC in Lincoln ,Nebraska She has dual specialty degrees in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics from Louisiana State University In New Orleans.
Dr. Bhatia has a passion for the role of Preventive Orthodontics and her dual specialty degrees well equip her to help those children that could benefit from an orthopedic intervention before a corrective orthodontic phase.
In recent times a strong co-relation has been established between poor bites and Sleep Disorders. This prompted Dr. Bhatia to educate herself more in Sleep medicine and she is now certified in Dental Sleep medicine. Dr. Bhatia has created a unique platform to help change lives by not only creating new smiles but also effect lifelong change through early and comprehensive airway focused Orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Bhatia has also worked diligently to perfect her skills with the Invisalign® modality. This has earned her the coveted Invisalign® Elite Provider, awarded to only 1% of the orthodontists in the nation.
On a Personal Note…
Dr. Bhatia feels she has been blessed by God thus far with many amazing roles – that of a daughter, sister, wife, friend, orthodontist, and now as of October 11, 2019, she was Blessed with the newest role of Mother…
Mother to her baby girl Saachi Ann Hunt, born on October 11th, which incidentally is also the day the UN has deemed the International Day of the Girl Child!
Saachi means “God’s miracle” in Hindi, and this year’s theme for the International Day of the Girl is “Unscripted and Unstoppable ” – every mother’s wish for their baby girl!
To be trusted for the nurture of this perfect soul fill her with humility and make her strive to be the best human being that she can be… As her eyes take in her sweetness, her heart brims with gratitude for this amazing gift of motherhood.
The following words from “The Prophet” by Kahil Gibran on children inspire Dr. Bhatia, and she wanted to share them with you:
“Your children…come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow…You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth…”
We seek your blessings for Saachi’s journey on Earth! Thank you to all the Mothers who have shared your gifts and wisdom with us…