Meet The Doctor
Syeda BakhtawarDMD Honors (UPenn) MFDS (UK)
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Dr. Syeda is a conscientious dentist who is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to the patients in a gentle and compassionate manner.
With over 15 years of experience, She has demonstrated excellence and leadership in the dental field. She earned her DMD from the Ivy league, University of Pennsylvania, and graduated top of her class. She was awarded Clinical Honors for successfully treating complex restorative cases in Advanced dental care center.
Her dedication to strive for excellence has culminated in many awards and recognition over the years.Dr. Syeda is winner of-
- OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) National Dental Honor Society Inductee Award - For academic excellence and exemplary character
- American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award - For skills in creating beautiful smiles.
- International College of Dentist Merit Award- For excellence in Oral Surgery
- Best Advanced Standing Dentist Award- For clinical and academic achievements.
- Colgate Research Award - By American Association of Women Dentists Award for academic distinction and excellence in research.
Dr. Syeda has undergone advanced training in all dental procedures and her interests are focused towards Restorative procedures, Smile Makeover, Root Canal Treatment and Implants. She is Invisalign certified.
Dr Syeda is a Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, which is the highest credential a dentist can achieve in the field of sleep medicine. To earn the Diplomat status, Dr Syeda has demonstrated significant competency in the field of dental sleep medicine. She passed the competitive board exam, attended rigorous training for over 200 hours, spent many nights in the certified sleep centers of Greater Seattle and submitted successful case studies to the board following strict guidelines. Dr Syeda has treated hundreds of sleep apnea patients with oral appliance therapy and considers this most rewarding and life transforming service. Some of the most severe cases of sleep apnea which involved CPAP intolerance have been referred to her and there has been a great success rate. She receives referrals from physicians to treat snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy for their patients.
Dr. Syeda completed her residency in England’s distinguished Oral and Maxillofacial centers - University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool and University Hospital Birmingham, and was awarded Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery from the prestigious Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2004. Besides gaining surgical training and experience, she got involved in ground breaking research activities. Her work on “Risk Stratification for Adjuvant Radiotherapy for the treatment of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer” was presented in 10th International Oral Cancer Meeting in Greece in 2005 and was published in the Oral Oncology journal in 2007. She also holds Bachelors in Dental Surgery degree from India which she earned with various awards and accomplishment in 2002.
Dr Syeda lives in the Newcastle area with her husband and five year old son and is blessed to have her extended family around. She has a passion for traveling all over the world, exploring and learning about different cultures and people. Locally, she spends her free time hiking the beautiful northwest. She is an ardent reader and continues to indulge in research activities.