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Tuesday , 16/01/2018

Indian Dentists are among the best in the world. Our network of 200+ clinics with 580+ dentists offers world class treatment across all dental care specialties ranging from treatments for the common cavity to the complete reconstruction of one’s smile. Clove Dental clinics represent a new standard in dental care- a standard that emphasizes quality, convenience and transparency.

At Clove Dental, we believe the right mix of specialists, technology and procedures make all the difference to a patient. Clove clinics adhere to the highest standards of hygiene, as established by the American Dental Association and use the latest equipment and state-of-the-art technology.

The Clove Dental team is led by Chief Clinical Officer Lt. Gen. Dr. Vimal Arora (Ret’d.), PVSM, AVSM, VSM & Bar. The former Director General of the Armed Forces Dental Services brings 37 years of rich experience and glorious service in the Indian Army to oversee the operation of clinics, the training of doctors and the treatment of patients. Dr. Arora specializes in Prosthodontics and Implantology and has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Distinguished Service not once but four times consistently.

Clove’s Clinical Team

  • The Clove Dental team is a dynamic, highly skilled  and experienced group of 580+ doctors who were chosen through a competitive selection process
  • The Clove Dental team includes general dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, pedodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists, implantologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and specialists in oral medicine and radiology, as well as in public health.
  • Clove dentists come from India’s  most distinguished dental institutes, including AIIMS, Maulana Azad, and King George’s Medical College. All Clove dentists are fluent in English and at least one additional language.
  • Each of Clove’s senior dentists brings more than 35 years of experience in clinical practice. The remaining dentists on the team have between 8 and 25 years of experience and a proven ability to administer care of the highest quality.


Dr. Mahendra Azad

Clinical Director

B.D.S (King George’s Medical College, Lucknow)

M.D.S Maxillofacial Surgery (Bombay University)

Cert. of Trg. Dental Implants(Switzerland, Holland, India & Germany)

Cert. of Trg. Cosmetic Dentistry (U.S.A.)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK

  • DR MAHENDRA AZAD is a highly qualified and professionally accomplished dental surgeon with over 45 years of experience. He is the leading Maxillo-Facial Surgeon and Dental Implantologist of India. He also has a vast experience in specialized Laser Dental Treatment procedures.
  • Dr Azad was vested with first “Professor S S Khera Award” for his outstanding contributions in the Speciality Of Maxillo-Facial Surgery by AOMSI (Association Of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeons Of India) in 1998. He was chosen as the “Leading Health Professional of the World” for his contribution to Maxillo-Facial surgery and Implantology by IBC (International Biographic Center) Cambridge, U.K., in 2011.
  • He has the Fellowships & Memberships of the following Professional Organizations-

  • Life Member Association of Facial Aesthetic Surgeons of India.
  • Life Member Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry.
  • Life Fellow Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon of India.
  • Life Fellow Society of Oral Laser Applications.
  • Life Fellow Indian Society of Oral Implantologists.
  • Associate Fellow International Society of Oral Laser Application (Vienna, Austria).
  • Fellow & Faculty Member Indian Academy of Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Sridhar Garapati

B.D.S, M.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Zonal Clinical Head – AP Costal

  • Fellowship in DCKH – A German institute in India which operates the Cleft lip and palate patients for free of cost in association with Kimaaya foundation headed by Dr. Krishna Shamarao and Dr. Siva Nagendra Reddy.
  • Trained implantologist under Dr. Manikandan and Dr. Lambodaran, under the roof of Zimmer.
  • Dr Sridhar Garapati, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to his patients. He is an ambitious and technically competent Surgeon with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • As a graduate from SRM Dental College, Chennai, he had extensive clinical experience and a strong academic background obtaining Distinction in many fields.
  • He completed his masters in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, in Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai. During his tenure as a post graduate he has worked extensively in the Trauma, Orthognathic and Cleft & Craniofacial work. He had extensive academic experience having published several publications. He has proven highest level of care and commitment in various surgical procedures.

Dr. Pankaj Kaushik

BDS, MDS (Prosthodontics)

Zonal Clinical Head – Chandigarh

  • Major Pankaj Kaushik has worked in Indian Armed forces as graded specialist in Prosthodontics(AFMC Pune). He has been practising dentistry since last 10 yrs. He is a university topper(Rajasthan university of health sciences- 2009) in Prosthodontics.
  • His area of expertise is implants, crowns and bridge,dentures, cosmetics and oral rehabilitation. He has
    been associated with teaching udergraduate and postgraduate students in various prestigeous instituitions
    like Army Dental centre(R&R), Delhi, Army College of Dental sciences, Secunderabad and Sudha Rustagi Dental college, Faridabad.
  • As a clinician he has worked at Apollo clinics. He also has credentials in Hospital administration and Medical
    Tourism. He has publications in journals of both national and international repute.

Dr. V Pratapa Rao


Zonal Clinical Head – Pune

  • Dr. Lt Colonel V P Pratapa Rao (Retd.) was an alumnus of Kasturba Medical College Dental wing.
  • Subsequently, he was commissioned in the Armed Forces Dental Services following which he has served in various Dental Centers in India and abroad. To mention a few, he commanded the Dental Centre at UAG Hospital Salalah Oman and also commanded the Mobile Dental Unit in Oman where he was awarded the Order of the Special Royal Emblem. He was the Senior Dental Officer of a Mountain Division in Sri Lanka during the IPKF operations and then commanded various Dental centers.
  • He also had a tenure with the Directorate of Dental Services, and then went on to command The Dental Centre at National Defence Academy from where he took premature retirement in 1999.
  • He then went into practice at two locations in Pune where he was taking care of the Ex-Servicemen of Maharashtra Zone till recently, and now he has joined Clove Dental As Zonal Clinical Head.

Dr. Rajesh Madan

BDS, MDS (Prosthodontics)

Zonal Clinical Head – Gurgaon/Faridabad

  • Dr. Madan is a well-known and highly distinguished dental surgeon who has served the Indian Army Dental Corp. for 35 years. Dr. Madan was heading the dental department at Andaman Nicobar Islands Medical College, Port Blair before joining Clove.
  • Having graduated from the King George Medical College in 1977, Dr. Madan did his masters in Prosthodontics from
    Bombay University. An awardee of the reputed United Nations Medal, Dr. Madan is a decorated lifetime member of the United Nations, the WATCH (World Assembly on Tobacco Counters Health) and the Global Gandhian Society.
  • A member of the International College of Dentists, IDA , Indian Prosthodontics society, Dr. Madan has also served the well-known United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.

Dr. Subramaniam


Zonal Clinical Head – Chennai

  • Dr. Subramanian BDS has a rich Clinical Experience of 21 years in Dentistry. Graduated from Saveetha Dental College & Research Institute in the year 1996. Previously had his own clinical practice for 15 years. Is associated with Clove Dental for the past 6 years. Currently holds the position of Zonal Clinical Head for Chennai Zone.

Dr. Nitika Poonia

BDS,MDS ( Periodontics & Dental Implantology

Zonal Clinical Head – East NCR

  • Dr Nitika Poonia is a gold medalist Dental surgeon with a rich experience of 18 years in Army Dental Corps as well as Private practice. She is a senior superspecialist and an exceptional Periodontist & Implantologist.
  • She is a proud recipient of outstanding achievement award of International college of Dentist and her academic brilliance has been honored by various national bodies like ISP and ISPPD. Her work on Oral Rehabilitation on women with Osteoporosis is recognized nation wide and she was awarded prestigious Dr V N Bhatavkar award for best clinical research in India. She holds a professional practice certificate from Roehempton University, UK. She has also contributed scientific articles to numerous international and national journals .She is a Diplomate of World Congress of Oral Implantology and a fellow of Royal college of Surgeons and academy of Oral Osseointegration.
  • She has trained in Piezzosurgery and advanced Bone Grafting in Implantology, under international mentors (USA & Italy).She is also an adjunct faculty and trainer in Implantology course conducted by UCAM (Spain).She is a member of International Team of Implantologists and a scientific contributor into a textbook of Oral Implantology.

Dr. Sushma Reddy

BDS, MDS (periodontics)

Diploma (Implantology)

(PhD in Hospital management)

Zonal Clinical Head – Hyderabad

  • Professional experience as a dentist of 17 years. As a periodontist of 14 years. Previously worked in FMS dental hospitals. In Clove-Dentys working since 6 years.
  • Presently working as regional clinic head of Telangana state.
  • Gold medalist and best out going student both in BDS and MDS. Won various awards in seminars and publications.

Dr. Bhavani Ramesh Nair


Zonal Clinical Head – South Delhi

  • She obtained her BDS from Bangalore University (1994) and PG Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry from University of New York. She is a life member of IAACD (Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry).
  • A confident health care professional with 20 years of clinical experience, she has a long track record of successfully diagnosing and treating dental problems.
  • She provides a full range of dental treatment with special attention to cosmetic dentistry and works with a team of specialists to provide complete dental solutions to patients.
  • Quality care and her empathetic nature are a huge draw to patients.

Dr. Sunil Motwani


Zonal Clinical Head – North Delhi

  • Dr. Sunil Motwani is a well-known dental surgeon of repute for his good and ethical clinical practice with a collective experience of over 10 years in the Delhi – NCR region. He completed his B.D.S. From Lucknow, and Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration. Currently he is working as the Zonal Clinic Head, with Clove Dental. He has also worked as the Zonal Business Manager in the organization and gained experience in marketing dental practices.
  • He has formerly worked as Head – North India, with Dentzz Dental Care Centres. He started his career as Director and Consultant, Smile India, and gained distinguished experience in both Clinical as well as administrative aspect of the organization. He is appreciated for his skills and experience in maintaining high standards of treatment and care amongst domestic as well as International patients. His forte is restorative dentistry and he specializes in Smile Makeovers, Cosmetic Dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation of decayed and mutilated teeth, even with the help of implants.
  • Other than dentistry, his other interests include reading, traveling, listening to music and spending quality time with his family.

Dr. Shalley Batta Rishi


Zonal Clinical Head – Central West

  • A quintessential Dentist, Dr. Shalley is a proficient clinician having an experience of almost 22 years in the field of dentistry. She is a thorough and methodical professional with strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • She completed her graduation from B.I.D.S.H Patna in 1995 and did her Implant Course with “Smile Care” Mumbai in 2014. Her additional qualification is Post Graduate in Hospital & Healthcare Management from Symbiosis – Pune. She is a certified Internal Counsellor from NABH and believes in updating her knowledge and skills in dentistry & management by regularly attending conferences & lectures on it.
  • Her goal is to provide quality services to the patients in a safe and stress free atmosphere within a team of expert doctors.
  • Her expertise in treating dental problems and effective management skills contributes positively in providing
    satisfactory clinical services and upgradation in the knowledge and skills of her team in Clove.

Dr. Puneet Ahuja

BDS, MDS- Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Zonal Clinic Head – East Delhi

  • Dr. Puneet Ahuja is a senior dental surgeon with a rich experience of over 25 years in clinical practice and academics. He is our senior specialist, an outstanding Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist and Zonal Clinic Head of East Delhi zone. His key areas of expertise are clinical diagnosis and treatment planning of oral diseases, oral pre-cancer and cancer, bone pathology, soft tissue lesions and evidence based dentistry. He has served as the Vice-President of Indian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologists and was also the President of Indian Dental Association-Noida branch.
  • He has been an invited speaker and panelist at national conferences and workshops, is a peer reviewer of prestigious journals and on the board of examiners at premier universities. Dr Ahuja has published original research and case series in international and national journals. He has been honoured with an “Award of Recognition” by the National Teachers Association of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Dr Ahuja is a strict disciplinarian with a result oriented attitude and is totally committed towards professional practice and the welfare of his patients.
  • He is an avid reader, foodie and loves to travel.

List of Clinic Heads

Clove Dental’s Clinical and Zonal Heads are highly trained dentists who bring advanced degrees and years of experience to their leadership role. Educated in India's most prestigious dental institutions, Clove's team of Clinic Heads includes clinical specialists from all branches of dentistry, as well as dentists with substantial experience in general dentistry.

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