Payal Verma, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Oral Surgeon in Bethesda & Rockville, MD
Dr. Verma was born and raised in India, where she obtained her Bachelors in Dental Surgery from Manipal College of Dental Surgery. She then moved to the USA and completed her Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in 2010, where her research was focused on head and neck cancers.
Dr. Verma graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) in 2014 from The University of Pennsylvania with honors in community service and induction into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honorary Dental Society. She also won the International College of Dentists (ICD) Student Leadership Award, Program for Advanced Standing Student (PASS) Dentist Award, Colgate Research Scholarship Award, and fellowship award in Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) by the ADA (American Dental Association).
In addition, Dr. Verma completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the prestigious National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in 2017. At the National Institutes of Health, she worked with patients with rare craniofacial disorders and syndromes. She also volunteered her time with the Operation Smile and Smile Train mission for cleft and craniofacial disorders.
From 2017 to 2021 Dr. Verma completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at the University of Cincinnati. She also served as the Chief Resident from 2020 to 2021. Her training included general anesthesia and sedation, including a pediatric anesthesia rotation at the distinguished Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, dentoalveolar and implant surgery, orthognathic/corrective jaw surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, pathology, and trauma surgery.
Dr. Verma has been heavily involved in craniofacial research, having presented several abstracts and posters, and was published in peer-reviewed journals. She won the 2018 Table Clinic Award for her presentation on “Virtual surgical planning in orthognathic surgery” at the annual session of the Ohio Dental Association. During her Chief year, she authored a book chapter on “Ambulatory anesthesia model and training” for the book “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the clinician.”
Dr. Verma believes in taking excellent care of her patients to provide optimum outcomes. Patient safety and comfort are of utmost priority for her. Dr. Verma’s practice is focused on the areas of I.V. Sedation, dentoalveolar, dental implants, trauma, oral pathology, TMJ as well as orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Verma enjoys portrait sketching and music. She is an adventure enthusiast and an avid traveler.