Our Team

Our clinic has a group of highly qualified and heavily experienced dentists with decades of practice to their credit. Our dentists have passed out from top international universities and have gained various awards and recognition over the years. Our team at Access Dental Care Clinics has an excellent professional record and we believe in a good relationship with all our patients. After all, who better than a dentist to know the value of your smile!

Dr. Joseph Kunnel

Dr. Joseph Kunnel completed his dental education and then a Masters in Advanced General Dentistry at Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago. He received his specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of Illinois and attained a Masters Degree in Oral Biology. He concurrently pursued a PhD in Bone Biology at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Kunnel is currently an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He has taught at varying capacities at Northwestern University Dental School (1995 to 2001), Department of Orthodontics at Marquette University (2005), Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois (2005 to 2007).

Dr. Kunnel has been the recipient of several awards including the "Teaching Fellowship Award" from the American Association of Orthodontists, the "Clinical Scientist Award" from the National Institute of Health, and the "Howard Hughes Award". He has published several peer reviewed scientific papers and lectures at many national and international meetings.

Dr. Kunnel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, International Association of Dental Research, Chicago Dental Society, and American Dental Association.


Dr. Kavitha Chandramouli

Dr Kavitha Chandramouli completed Dental Education (BDS) and then a Masters degree in Orthodontics (MDS) from Government Dental College, Bangalore. She was an Assistant Professor in a dental school in India for a couple of years, after which she moved to London. She obtained her Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and passed the Statutory exams with flying colours. She has been a topper throughout her student days, and has obtained various awards. She has given presentations at many national and international meetings and conferences.

She has held teaching posts at Liverpool Dental School and also practiced in the UK for over 10 years (1996- 2006). She returned to India in 2006 and has continued practicing orthodontics at the highest level. She is also a visiting consultant in the UK. She is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society, the Indian Orthodontic Society and the Indian Dental Association.


Dr. Sanjay V Ganeshkar

Prof. Dr. Sanjay V. Ganeshkar, aged 42 years graduated from centre of National repute and excellence in dentistry, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad. Prof. Ganeshkar after completing MDS in Orthodontics under the able guidance of Dr. K.Sadashiva Shetty in the year 1994 and MDO, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in the year 1999 served as a faculty in different capacities in the department of Orthodontics, SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad. During the tenure as a faculty he has enriched his knowledge and professional skills, par excellence by participating in numerous conferences, workshops and other academic activities. Currently as Professor and Head he is actively involved in teaching, research and guiding the under graduate and post graduates of the department.
         He has proved his clinical acumen time and again by being conferred with the Diplomate - Indian Board of Orthodontics. He established the first post graduate lingual orthodontic training Centre in India at the SDM college of dental sciences, Dharwad with eminent personalities like Dr. Vinod Verma, Dr. Mohd Subra (Malaysia) and Dr. Geoffrey Hall (Australia) playing an integral role.


Dr. Dharam M Hinduja

BDS, MDS (Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics), DNB (Conservative Dentistry And Endodontics). Special interests in complex restorative work including inlays and onlays, aesthetic paradigms including bleaching, veneers and all ceramic crowns and root canal specialist with focus on root canals with rubber dam isolation, rotary endodontics, post and cores etc. He is also an Associate Professor at GDC & RI, VIMS, Bellary.


Dr. P C Jacob

Dr. P.C. Jacob is a Prosthodontist, presently Professor of Prosthodontics at KCDS, Bangalore. He has also been running a successful practice for the past eleven years. Dr. Jacob completed his BDS from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal and his MDS in Prosthodontics from Annamalai University. From 1996-1997, he completed a one year Residency Program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the UCLA Medical Center, California, USA, on an American Cancer Society fellowship. During his residency, he worked closely with Dr. John Beumer III, an eminent Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and Implantologist. Since the Maxillofacial clinic at UCLA is also the Center for Implant Dentistry, he received training in this field as well. Dr. Jacob’s expertise is in field of Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial prosthetics and Dental implants. He has lectured widely both in India and abroad. He is a member of the Rotary club of Bangalore Cantonment and actively participates in conducting dental camps.


Dr. Satyabodh S Guttal

Dr. Satyabodh S Guttal did his Masters in Prosthodontics from SDM College of Dental Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka. Presently, he is working as a Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences, in the same institution. He received training in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from Southern General Hospital, Glasgow followed by Certification in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, from University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom in 2004.  He is an active standing member of the Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS) and Indian Society of Oral Implantologists (ISOI).
       He has 9 years of clinical expertise in the field of Oro-Facial Implant Prosthetics, Full Mouth Dental Implant Restorations, Implant Dentures, Natural Tooth Supported Dentures and Functional Esthetic Dentistry.


Dr. Sudhindra S Kulkarni

Dr Sudhindra S Kulkarni, Currently an Associate Professor and Postgraduate Guide at the Department of Implantology and Periodontics at SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital. Completed bachelors training in dentistry and Masters in Periodontics from SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital. Practicing implants since 2004 and have clinical expertise of placing and restoring more than 500 implants.

         Special area of interest includes ridge augmentation for ideal implant placement using autogenous bone block grafts from the chin and the ramus areas immediate extraction implant placement and full mouth rehabilitation with implant retained restorations. He have presentations and publications in indexed journals and have recently secured a best paper award at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Asia Pacific Section Congress at Mumbai in November 2007.

         He is also a Counselor for SDM-IGNOU-DCI, Certificate program in implant dentistry, from October 2008. He have been Faculty Member of the SDM - Nobel Biocare Fellowship program from September 2007 and Multi System Implant Workshop Hands on course from August 2006. He was an invited speaker at the Young Periodontist's forum of Indian Society of Periodontology annual conference at Chennai 2006.


Dr. Ashish S Nichani

Dr. Ashish S Nichani is a Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the AECS Maaruti Dental College & Research Centre in Bangalore. He graduated from SDM Dental College & Hospital in 1996 and went on to complete his Masters in Peridontics from the same Institution in 1999. Since then he has been involved in teaching both graduate and postgraduate courses in the speciality of Periodontics.
         He is an active practitioner and maintains a practice limited to the field of Periodontics and Implant dentistry with emphasis on regenerative Periodontics.
He is an Executive member of the Indian Society of Periodontology, an Executive member of the Indian Society of Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry & Periodontology. He is also a member of the Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology, Indian Dental Association and has been conferred the prestigious Fellowship of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, USA.
         His active interest in continuing dental education has seen him lecture on several courses and conduct various workshops at both the state and national level. He also has several national and international publications to his credit.


Dr. Anirban Chatterjee

Dr. Anirban Chatterjee is currently a Professor and Head Of the Dept. of Periodontics & Oral Implantology at Maharana Pratap Dental College and Research centre in Gwalior, India. He graduated from BAPUJI Dental College, Davangere, one of South - East Asia's premier dental institutes, with a Masters degree in Periodontics.

         He is an active practitioner and has lectured nationally on several  platforms and conducted CDE programmes. He maintains a keen interest in Periodontics, Implantology and Aesthetic dentistry and has an extensive experience of 12 years . He is Asst. Editor of the Journal of the Indian Society of Periodontology. He is a CC member of Indian Dental Association (IDA) and a life member of the Indian Society of Oral Implantology and Asia Pacific Society of Periodontology.

         His active interest in continuing dental education has seen him lecture on several courses and he is a recipient of several awards for his presentations.


Dr. Anjan Shah

Dr. Anjan Shah is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with 14 years of experience. He has trained in Mumbai and UK. He has a special interest in Rehabilitation of the Mouth with Dental Implants, Treatment of Pathology of the Mouth and Aesthetic Facial Surgery. He understands that many patients undergoing surgery are anxious and has a particular interest in Anxiety and Pain Management in Dental Surgery. 


Dr. V B S Kumar

Dr. Bala Subramanya Kumar is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a professional experience of 6 years. Presently heading the dental and maxillofacial unit at St. Martha’s Hospital, he is a consultant at B.M. Jain and Mallya Hospital. He is an on call surgeon for Fortis and Columbia Asia Hospitals. Job interests are trauma, orthognathic and cancer surgery. He is an Executive committee member of Indian Trauma Surgeons Association.


Dr. Ravi Raj G A

Dr. Ravi raj has done his graduation (B. D. S.) in 2003 & his Post graduation (M.D.S.) In the field of Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. He has been trained to provide treatment under sedation and general anesthesia to uncooperative children and special care child. Besides this, he is also into Academics and is an Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry K.G.F Dental College and hospital, Kolar, Karnataka, India. He is also specialized in performing all the treatment under rubber dam.


Dr. Lakshmi Kumari

Dr.Lakshmi Kumari qualified as a dental surgeon in Jan 2003 and has 8 years of clinical and teaching experience. She has unique and wide spectrum of skills in all aspects of dentistry with special interests in Cosmetic smile designing, Periodontics & Lasers in dentistry.
     Committed to continually improving her knowledge & skills in dentistry, she prides herself in keeping up to date through conferences and CDE programs in order to offer the patients the best possible care available to them. Dentistry is her passion and her philosophy is to provide the best and ethical dental care to the patient and continue healing through dental medicine. Away from the Practice, she practices yoga and enjoys watching football, tennis, athletics and also listening to good music. 



Dr Preeti Narayan

Dr. Preeti Narayan B.D.S, with a clinical experience of over five years graduated from Mumbai in the year 2007. Having setup her own dental practice in the early part of her career, she enjoys significant exposure and success in various aspects of dentistry, with a keen interst in aesthetic dentistry.
An active member of the Indian Dental Association, Dr. Preeti keeps herself abreast with the advancements in clinical dentistry. She is an active participant at conferences & scientific sessions. With powerful soft skills and with the knack of effective communication, Dr.Preeti is known for her ability to bring about an air of calm and confidence. Proud of her passion for her patients, She strongly believes in putting her patients' interests and comfort as a priority.



Shruthi is the first member of our team that our patients meet, we are proud to have her at our front desk; leaving an impeccable first impression on all our patients. She has extensive Dental Reception and Customer Service background, and a terrific smile that always makes you feel welcome. Her role is to schedule, confirm and coordinate all your dental appointments, payment plans and liaising between Clinician and Patient if there are any queries. 



Dental Assistants

Ever smiling, very efficient & caring, these four are the back-bone of our set-up. They assist your doctors in delivering your treatment smoothly & seamlessly. They are completely in-charge of sterilization & dis-infection of the whole clinic.


Housekeeping Staff

Housekeeping is one of the basic functions essential to the operation of a health care institution. A clean and hygienic environment has a tremendous psychological impact on the patients and the visitors, and speaks volumes of the quality of service the hospital provides.