Professor and Head of Paediatric Dentistry, MGM Dental College & Hospital
Dr Ashwin Jawdekar
Dr Ashwin Jawdekar graduated (BDS) from Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, in 1997. He received his Master’s degree (MDS) in Pediatric Dentistry from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai in 2001. He acquired MSc in Dental Public Health from King's College London, and Diploma in Dental Public Health (DDPH) from Royal College of Surgeons, London (both in 2012). He has also received Certificate training in Clinical Dental Research Methods at the University of Washington in 2010. He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration and Certificate training in Quality Management in Healthcare; both from Medvarsity, Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. He has also acquired Post-graduate Certificate Training (L7) in Dental Practice Management from the University of Chester, UK. He has to his credit several presentations; nationally and internationally, as a guest speaker on various topics in Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Practice Management. He has authored a book: Child Management in Clinical Dentistry (Jaypee Publishers), and contributed to textbooks of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been a National Speaker for the Indian Dental Association (IDA), and Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD). He has been a speaker for the Indian Dental Association (IDA)-Colgate Countrywide Programme: Future Dental Professionals (‘Career Guidance’ for Graduate Dentists) for more than 2 years. He has published Publications of case reports and articles in National and Speciality Journals. While studying at King’s College London, he presented a poster at the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) Conference in London (April, 2012) and won a best paper award in the session at The Post-Graduate Research Day at King’s College London in April, 2012. His current position is Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in MGM Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai (under the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences). He has more than 10 years of teaching experience in various dental schools in India. He practices pediatric dentistry at Little Smiles, Thane (India), an ISO certified dental care centre for children.