Sandesh Mayekar

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Prof. Dr. Sandesh M. Mayekar MDS, MS (USA)

He is a Postgraduate in TMD and Orofacial Pain from Tufts University, Boston, USA and a Diplomate of the American Board of Esthetic Dentistry. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey, USA and Honorary Consultant/Advisor to the Armed Forces Medical Services, Government of India. Prof. Dr. Mayekar is a dental surgeon and maintains a multi-disciplinary private practice in Craniofacial Aesthetics with special attention to TMD and Orofacial Pain in Mumbai, India. He is not just any dental surgeon, but the one who introduced the concept of Smile Design in Femina Miss India Beauty pageants with which he was associated as a Consultant for 2 decades. Prof. Dr. Mayekar is a Celebrity dentist, well-known across India for his customised Designer Smiles that have won many-a-laurels for the country at the Beauty pageants world wide.

He sets trends, who others try to emulate. His vision and passion for dentistry saw the launch of Aesthetic Dentistry in the country. He is synonymous with Aesthetic Dentistry in India and is the Founding President of the Indian Academy of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry and the First Indian to be elected as President of the Asian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is also the Founding President of Academy of Craniofacial Aesthetics in India and the Academy of General Dentistry of India. He has the distinction of being the Honorary Member of the European Society of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Society for Dental Aesthetics.

He is an ex-faculty at the Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai and the Padmashree D.Y Patil Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai India. His exemplary leadership qualities have earned him much respect and acclaim at the Indian Dental Association and also as a Senate Member of the University of Bombay. He was also associated with the Dental Council of India, the decision making body for the dental profession in India for 7 years and as a member of the Executive Council for 3 years. He is an advisor to the Indian Institute of Continuing Education and Research, an organization that caters to the continuing education needs of professionals in the country, under the banner of ENCODE. He has an unquenching desire to learn and the urge to teach and train and devotes his untiring energies and valuable time to update, upgrade and educate the dental professional in the country and abroad. He also conducts advanced dentistry programs in India and abroad in collaboration with State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.