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General Dentist in Tampa


Anala Panchumarti


Dr. Anala Panchumarti was raised around medicine. Her father was a physician, so she grew up witnessing the joy and comfort he brought to his patients.

From a young age, she felt a call to the medical field. Dentistry combines her interests in science and medicine with her desire to help people feel comfortable and healthy, and her strong aesthetic sense. As a dentist, she brings a uniquely calming demeanor to her work—something her patients have noticed over the years, and a major part of the reason they keep coming back for more care.

She's originally from India, but studied dentistry at the renowned Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, she moved to Texas to provide care for medically underserved communities at a community health center. A few years later, she moved to Tampa to begin practicing as a general and cosmetic dentist, where she still maintains volunteer work whenever she has time. In 2012, after several years working as an associate with a fellow dentist, she was thrilled to open Sunshine Creative Smiles.

Dr. Panchumarti is committed to comprehensive care for every patient and specializes in preventative care, education for at-­home maintenance, restorative treatments, and cosmetic dentistry for patients in pursuit of that perfect smile. She’s attentive to detail, as well as the needs and concerns of every patient. She enjoys putting nervous patients at ease by offering nitrous oxide and other anti-­anxiety medications in extreme cases.

When it comes time for treatment, she employs a “Show and Tell” method, presenting patients with x-­rays, models, charts, discussion, and anything else they might need to understand their condition and the available treatments. Her goal is to make sure each is comfortable, fully informed, and happy with her care.

I take my time with each patient, helping them understand what the problem is, what is under their control, and how I can help them.


Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Panchumarti loves to cook with her daughter and listen to a lot of music. She does volunteer work when she has the time, providing dental services and lending her expertise to the community. She also uses her weekends and evenings to study implantology, a field in which she’ll soon begin her fellowship and eventually fold into her private practice.


Education and Experience

Dr. Panchumarti graduated summa cum laude from the highly competitive Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2005. She maintains a commitment to continuing education, always fighting to be at the forefront of her developing field. She recently completed a course in functional occlusion (treatments for teeth worn down from grinding or clenching), and is currently completing a fellowship program in implantology.

  • 1999

    NTR Health Sciences University


  • 2005
    Dental School

    Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry

Professional Memberships

Florida Dental Association

Hillsborough County Dental Association

West Coast District Dental Association

American Dental Association