After graduating as a Master of Dentistry in Orthodontics from Govt. Dental College, Bombay University in 1968, Dr. Prakash entered the world of academia and taught Orthodontics to students –both Under- and Post Graduates for over 2 decades in different colleges like Govt. Dental, Bombay, Nair Dental and D.Y. Patil Dental College, New Bombay in professorial positions. He is the recipient of numerous citations and awards for clinical excellence like the ‘Best Clinical Paper’ presented at the annual sessions of Indian Orthodontic Conferences(6 times) and ‘Best Paper’ presented in the Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society (Twice).
He is currently a Honorary Consultant Orthodontist, Bombay Hospital (Medical Research Centre), Marine Lines, Mumbai, one of the leading and prestigious medical institution of Bombay. He has the honor of holding this position from 1981 to date. Dr. Prakash had long been respected for his native talent, clinical proficiency, and exceptional work ethic. He is in exclusive practice of Orthodontics for the past twenty-nine years.
Dr. Prakash, one of the well known figures in Indian Orthodontics, is an excellent clinician, outstanding teacher and renowned for his writing abilities. He has held different positions in Indian Orthodontic Society. He was the Editor of Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society from 1991 to 1996. During his time the journal has made great strides towards excellence. He was conferred with the ‘Honoris Causa' by the Indian Board of Orthodontics, Oct 1999 for his contribution to the cause of Indian Orthodontics by being the ‘Editor’.
In the year 2000, Dr. Prakash joined a select group of very few esteemed clinicians by becoming a ‘Director & Diplomate’, of the Indian Board of Orthodontics, an honor conferred only to those who pass a rigorous series of examinations. As of 2005 he has been elected as a "Director" of the Indian Board of Orthodontics for the a term of 5 years.
Committed to sharing his knowledge with students and colleagues alike, Dr. Prakash lectures constantly not only around the country ( Key note speaker in National meetings several times) but also in different parts the world. His innovative work in the field of Early Treatment, Pre adjusted Appliance Therapy; Surgical Managements are recognized around the world. He has lectured & presented courses on these topics in countries like U.S.A., U.K., Japan, Philippines, Kenya, Indonesia, and Singapore. In all his preoccupancy he never neglects his zeal to enhance his own skills by routinely attending as many continuing education courses as possible around the world. This enables him stay in tune with latest procedural techniques and technological innovations. He has published widely in both national and international literature.
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