Dr. Sandesh Mayekar
Founder of Modern Dentistry
Prof. Dr Sandesh M. Mayekar is a postgraduate in TMD and Orofacial Pain from Tufts University, Boston, 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 was an honorary advisor to the Armed Forces Medical Services, Government of India.
Dr Mayekar is a dental surgeon and maintains a multi-disciplinary private practice in Craniofacial Aesthetics. He introduced the concept of ‘smile design’ in Femina Miss India beauty pageants with which he was associated as a consultant for two decades. Dr Mayekar’s vision and passion for dentistry saw the launch of Aesthetic Dentistry in India. He is the founding president of the Indian Academy of Aesthetic and 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 the Academy of Craniofacial Aesthetics in India and the Academy of General Dentistry of India. He is an honorary member of the European Society of Aesthetic Dentistry and the American Society for Dental Esthetics. He is an ex-faculty at the Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, and the Padmashree D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India. His leadership qualities have earned him much respect and acclaim at the Indian Dental Association.