Dr. Bhat was born and raised in Ogdensburg, New York on the border of Canada next to the magnificent St. Lawrence River. She knew when she was in elementary school that she wanted to join her family tradition and become a dentist. During her senior year of high school she applied to several combined dental degree programs and was accepted into the seven year B.A./D.D.S program at New York University College of Arts and Science and New York University College of Dentistry. She double majored and received a B.A. in Biology in 1997 and a B.A. in Gender Studies in 1996 with a minor in Sociology. In 2000 she graduated with a D.D.S and became the eighth dentist in her family.
Upon graduation from New York University College of Dentistry in 2000 she entered a General Practice Residency Program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. During her residency she had the opportunity to enhance and refine her skills in all areas of adult dentistry for the medically compromised individual. She was awarded a certificate of completion in 2001.
Immediately following the completion of her first residency, she was chosen to be the Chief Dental Resident in the second year General Practice Residency Program at York Hospital in York Pennsylvania. During her year at York Hospital Dr. Bhat had the opportunity to work with adults as well as children in all phases of dentistry. She became particularly interested in the treatment of children and had the privilege as Chief Resident to expand her clinical skills beyond the office setting into the operating room by treating children under general anesthesia. Upon completion, Dr. Bhat considered a faculty position at York Hospital, but decided to move to sunny North Carolina with her husband.
Geeta and her husband live in the Cary/Apex area with their 3 children. She and her husband and huge animal lovers and host a bunch of furry and non furry pets including two hermit crabs named Pringle and Pretzel, a papioo named Sir. Renly, and a cat named Mosely. The most recent addition to their family, a cat named Mr. Tumnus, is a rescue cat from the Wake County SPCA on which Geeta serves on the board of directors. He is deaf in both ears and fits in perfectly to their life with noisy kids and lots of pets. In her spare time Geeta practices Brazilian JiuJitsu, plays chess and loves to dance country two step. She is the 2016 world champion of the Masters 3 female middle weight division. She is also currently looking for a country dance partner and hopes to compete in country two step in the future
Meet Dr. Kenneth Perkins
Dr. Perkins is a 1980 graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry. He practiced dentistry in Greenville, NC for 24 years and then spent 6 years in private practice in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Perkins has received advanced training at the Pankey Institute for Continuing Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida, having completed Continuum levels I-IV.
Dr. Perkins has been married to his wife Wanda for 26 years. They have a son, Kenneth Jr., and a daughter, Kristen. When he has free time he enjoys Carolina sports and spending time with his family.