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Dr. Ashwin Jawdekar

Dr. Ashwin Jawdekar

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BDS, MDS - Paedodontics And Preventive Dentistry, MSc

Pediatric Dentist

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22 Years Experience Overall  (22 years as specialist)

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Dr. Ashwin M 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 (with Merit) from King's College London, and Diploma in Dental Public Health (DDPH) from Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2012. He has also received Certificate training in Clinical Dental Research Methods at the University of Washington in 2010. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital Administration and Certificate training in Quality Management in Healthcare from Medvarsity, Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. He has also acquired Post-graduate Certificate Training (L7) in Dental Practice Management from the University of Chester, U.K. He has acquired orthodontic training at IDRR, Bangalore, and Raphael Integrative Orthodontic Centre, New Jersey, and completed Fellowship in MFS Orthodontics in UDV, Andorra.He has authored a book: Child Management in Clinical Dentistry (Jaypee Publishers) and contributed to textbooks of Pediatric Dentistry and Endodontics. He has been a guest speaker for the national conventions of Indian Dental Association (IDA), and Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) and international conferences held in the USA and UAE. He has been a speaker for the Indian Dental Association (IDA)-Colgate Countrywide Programme: Future Dental Professionals (‘Career Guidance’ for Graduate Dentists). He has published case reports and articles in national and specialty 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). He also won the best paper award in the session at The Post-Graduate Research Day at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London in April 2012. He attended a Senior Dental Leadership Program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine held in Boston, USA in March 2013; wherein, he received Tony Volpe Award of the Global Child Dental Fund for his contributions and aspirations in pediatric dentistry. He is also designated as a ‘Global Ambassador for the Global Child Dental Fund’.He was a guest editor for the special issue on "Oral Health Promotion in Infants and Children: Models and Long-term Effectiveness" of International Journal of Dentistry.He was a state coordinator for a Ministry of Health, Government of India project “Assessment of Safety Profiles for Dental Procedures in India” in the year 2008-09.His current position is Professor in the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry at Dr. GD Pol Foundation’s YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai (under the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences), India. He has more than 13 years of teaching experience in various dental schools in India.He has been practicing pediatric dentistry for more than 12 years at Little Smiles, Thane (India), an ISO certified dental care center for children. He has won the Famdent Highly Commended Pedodontist Of The Year Award in 2013. He has also won the Dentist Excellence Award 2015 of IDRR at Bangalore.

Thane West, Thane

Little Smiles (Dental Care Centre for Children)

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102 Silverline Apts, Opp Holy Cross School, Castle Mill Junction, Thane West, Landmark: Opp Holy Cross School, Thane

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Common questions & answers

Q: Does a pediatric dentist deal with straightening of teeth?

A: A paediatric dentist will mainly be responsible for maintaining your child's dental health by regular check-ups and filling up the cavities and treating decays. If you need straightening of teeth, you should see an orthodontist. You paediatric dentist can refer to the orthodontist.

Q: What treatments does a pediatric dentist specialize in?

A: A paediatric dentist specializes in the following treatments: ·Preventive dental care by recommending proper care of the teeth ·Correcting improper bite and straightening teeth ·Repair of tooth cavities ·Dental injuries ·Oral diseases ·Management of gum diseases ·Counselling for harmful habits like thumb sucking

Q: Why is it better to take a child to pediatric dentist than a regular adult dentist?

A: Children are not as cooperative and patient as adults during a dental examination. A paediatric dentist receives special training to deal with children and also practices it during the course work. They are trained to make children comfortable and also have the required equipment and offices decorated with children in focus. So, it is better to take your child to a paediatric dentist.

Q: How often should I take my child to the pediatric dentist?

A: It is necessary to have a regular dental checkup for your child to maintain proper dental health. You may, therefore, take your child every six months to the paediatric dentist in order to prevent dental problems. Based on your child's oral health, the dentist may suggest how often your child needs to visit.

Q: My baby has his first baby teeth, should I take him to a pediatric dentist?

A: Yes, it is better to take your baby to the paediatric dentist when he or she has the first baby teeth. Baby teeth are very important in child’s development as they help in chewing and also to speak clearly. Your paediatric dentist will monitor the baby teeth and their hygiene.

Awards and Recognitions

Tony Volpe Award of Global Child Dental Fund - 2013
Highly Commended Pedodontist of the Year (FAMDENT) - 2013
Dental Excellence Award (IDRR) - 2015

Education

BDS - Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai, 1997
MDS - Paedodontics And Preventive Dentistry - Nair Hospital Dental College (NHDC), Mumbai, 2001
MSc - King's College London, 2012

Memberships

Indian Dental Association
Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Global Child Dental Fund

Experience

2004 - Present Specialist Doctor at Little Smiles, Castle Mill Junction, Thane
2001 - 2010 Consultant at Dental clinics and hospitals

Registrations

A-6447 Maharashtra State Dental Council, 2014

Trainings and Certifications

D.D.P.H - The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), UK, 2012
Diploma in Hospital Administration - APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD, 2009
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