Wellington born and educated, Bhavik is a qualified specialist orthodontist offering his services to the greater Wellington Region.
Bhavik lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, Vanessa and daughters, Alyssa and Aria. Bhavik has always loved children and this is evident in his professional, but fun manner when working with children and his on-going philanthropic support of children charities throughout the Wellington region.
Becoming a dentist was a seed carefully planted by Bhavik’s father at the age of 14. His passion for dentistry as a career was solidified by regular work experience visits to local dentists around Wellington every year up until the end of year 13. Bhavik went on to complete the five year dental degree (BDS) in Dunedin at the University of Otago, in 1999.
He worked as a dental house surgeon at Napier and Hastings hospital for one year followed by three years in a private dental practice in Whanganui. During the four years working as a dentist, Bhavik grew passionate about Orthodontics.
To truly be able to provide quality and scientifically based orthodontic treatment to his patients, he was accepted for the three year full time Masters Degree programme (MDS) at the University of Otago in Dunedin.
With the support of his wife and family, Bhavik completed both the Masters Degree in Orthodontics (with distinction) in 2006, as well as being accepted as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Following graduation, Bhavik returned to Wellington, where he joined and went on to become the principal orthodontist at Hutt Valley Orthodontics for over 12 years.
The practice has been rebranded and is now known as “The Orthodontist”. It has also moved into a state-of-the-art surgery, located at 2 Connolly Street in Lower Hutt. This new location not only offers sophisticated orthodontic services, but a wonderment of Bhavik’s love of all things children, with a display of Bhavik’s private model collection through-out the surgery.
Bhavik also offers satellite practices in Carterton, Johnsonville and Paraparumu, to serve the Wellington region.
“The care and wellbeing of children is paramount. All children should have the confidence to be who they are or who they want to be. A great smile is that confidence.”