I graduated from the prestigious GDC in Mumbai in the year 2000. I underwent three years of rigourous training for my post graduate program under India's premiere academician in orthodontics, Dr. SadashivaShetty, my guru. It was here that I was honoured to be awarded the 'Best student for the year' from the institution. Thereafter, I worked extremely hard for my exams from the Royal College of Surgeons, UK. My hard work paid off when I passed the exams with flying colours and was awarded the M. Orth degree from this esteemed university. I later received a certification in Lingual Orthodontics by Dr. Rafi Romano of Israel. My first love (other than football) has always been clinical orthodontics. Nothing excites me more than working and interacting with patients. All individuals are different with diverse needs. Its always a pleasure getting that right smile for each and everyone of them. It just makes my day when a patient has a satisfied smile :) I enjoy lecturing and do so when invited to any part of the globe. (Don't worry, I don't lecture patients...its only for orthodontists) I have also had the privilege of conducting and organizing various courses in my specialty, ranging from invisible braces to jaw surgeries. As an active member of the Indian Orthodontic Society, I have been the editor of the widely acclaimed publications 'TORQ' and 'ORACLE'. I was also on the editorial panel of the IOS Times newsletter. I have been a post graduate teacher and instructor. As for football, I love the yellow jerseyed samba boys. Other than that, I enjoy movies, with AK (Aamir Khan) being my fav! Serious reading is the only type that I do, with Old Path White Clouds being my most preferred book. The ideal way that I like to start my day is with an early morning walk or meditation. Recreation for me is being in the lap of nature. More when we meet. Ciao.