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Sunday , 22/10/2017

Indian Dentists are among the best in the world. Our network of 160+ clinics with 500+ 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 Leadership Team

  • The Clove Dental team is a dynamic, highly skilled  and experienced group of 500+ 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.

Zonal clinical heads

Dr. Col (Dr) Mahendra Azad


Clinical Director- South

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. Rajesh Madan

BDS, MDS (Prosthodontics)

Zonal Clinical Head – Gurgaon

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. Sheo Sevak Pandey

BDS, MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial surgery)

Head of Implantology

Dr.S.S Pandey, an ex-army doctor and a thorough gentleman, is highly qualified with exceptional professional competency. He is a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology.

He did his BDS from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow and did his MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Bombay University. He is recipient of Lt.Gen.KS Master Memorial medal twice for his academic and professional excellence in Armed forces. He had been involved in Indigenous development and testing of dental Implants by Defence Research and development organization.

His clinical and Academic experience spans from being a demonstrator in KGMC, Lucknow and a classified specialist in armed Forces. He is an accomplished Implantologist and a senior faculty of a United Kingdom based Implant training Institution. His area of special interest is Orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial injuries and Oral Rehabilitation of Cancer operated patients with dental Implants.

Apart from dentistry and his patients, Dr. Pandey loves to spend time with his family.

Dr. Subramaniam


Zonal Clinical Head – Bengaluru

Backed by over 21 years of experience after he completed his BDS in 1996

Currently the Regional Clinic Head for Tamil Nadu & Karnataka

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. Neelam Singh


Zonal Clinical Head – Jaipur

Dr. Neelam Singh is our Zonal Clinic Head Jaipur, Rajasthan and is a warm and compassionate person. She has studied at the prestigious Govt. Dental College and Hospital Mumbai, one of the top dental colleges of our country where she completed her Bachelor Of Dental Surgery.
In the more than thirty years of working, she has had a varied experience like working in the army for a short stint, a teaching job in multiple dental colleges, private clinics in India and abroad.
She has been associated with Clove Dental since the last few years where she has taken on different roles in the clinic and in the support office. Her approach towards dentistry is one where the patient comes first.
When not busy with work she loves to travel and read.

Dr. Sushma Reddy

BDS, MDS, PhD(Hospital Management)

Zonal Clinical Head – Hyderabad

BDS, MDS (Periodontics), Diploma (Implantology), (PhD in Hospital Management). Experience as a dentist of 17 years, and as a periodontist of 14 years.

Gold Medalist both in BDS and MDS. Has won various awards in seminars and publications.

Dr. Bhavani Ramesh Nair


Zonal Clinical Head – South Delhi NCR

She has done her BDS from Bangalore University(1994) and PG Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry from University of New work. She is a life member of IAACD(Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry).

A confident health care professional with 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

Dr. Sunil Motwani is a dental surgeon of repute with a collective experience of over 10 years in specialized practice dealing with smile designing, cosmetic dentistry and make-overs.

He has a holistic approach to smile correction in proportion with the facial form so as to achieve a harmonious relationship between facial and oral esthetics.

He has been involved in rehabilitation of mutilated cases using composite and ceramic veneers, porcelain laminates, metal-free zirconia crowns with perfect matching of shape, size and color to near perfect natural. He has also accomplished many successful full mouth make-overs with excellent outcomes bringing laurels to Clove Dental.

Dr. Shalley Batta Rishi


Zonal Clinical Head – Central West Delhi NCR

A quintessential, Dr. Shalley is a proficient clinician having an experience of almost years in the field of dentistry. She is a thorough and methodical professional with a strong analytical and decision making skills.

She completed her graduation from B.I.D.S.H Patna in and did her Implant Course from Smile Care Mumbai in . 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 by the expert team of 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.(Brig) K. Ravi Shankar

VSM, BDS, MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)
Head of Surgery – Bengaluru

Dr (Brig) K.Ravi Shankar is a highly accomplished and very senior Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He has over 45 years of experience in the field of dentistry

He is a topper in university in B.D.S (Osmania) and obtained his M.D.S in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Bombay), while serving in Armed Forces. During his 35 years in service in Defence he had the distinction of holding various prestigious appointments in both Army and Air Force, such as Commandant and Command Dental adviser simultaneously for two Commands and Associate Professor AFMC, Pune .He has over 18 years of rich and fruitful teaching experience in both civil and defence institutions and published and presented number of papers in national and international forums.

He has been awarded with Chief of Air Staff commendation and VSM (Visishta Seva Medal) from the then President of India Late Dr Abdul Kalam, in recognition of his distinguished service. He is a recipient of FIBOMS (Fellow Indian Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ) and FPFA (Fellow Perrie Fauchard Academy) by both Indian and USA organizations. In his free time he likes traveling and meeting different people.

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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