About Us

IAACD evolved from its humble beginning to an internationally acclaimed premier organisation in India, through the leadership of its founder president Dr. Sandesh Mayekar, the trustees, the board of directors and the past presidents. Through study clubs, campus programs, competitions, symposia, zonal conventions and national conferences, IAACD enhances the expertise of Indian dentists to a more precision oriented, aesthetically acceptable and functionally stable one.

Board of Trustees

Board of Directors

Past Presidents

Past Presidents

Dr Sandesh Mayekar

Founder President (1991 – 1998)


Dr Mayekar is an innovator. He has made many developments in dentistry, which many dentists across the country try to emulate. In the year 2008, he did his M.S. from Tufts University, Boston, USA in Temporomandibular Disorder and Orofacial Pain, making him the first Indian dentist to do so. He finished his post-graduation MDS from Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai in 1980.

Dr Mayekar is aptly called the Father of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry in India because he introduced the specialty in this country. He maintains a multi-disciplinary private practice with special attention to TMD and Orofacial Pain, Implantology and Aesthetics in Dentistry in Mumbai, India. With all these achievements he has the distinction of being named the “Father of Modern Dentistry in India”.


Dr Mayekar has authored a book “More than a Mouthful”, published by Harper Collins, that became a National Bestseller in no time. The book has attained popularity for its easygoing, succinct style of writing and readability amongst the masses and dental professionals. It has now been translated in two regional languages. He contributed to the “Dental Wise” column of Femina Magazine for more than a decade and several other National and International publications. He has also published several articles in International books and periodicals.


Dr Mayekar has an unquenchable desire to learn, and a passion to teach. He devotes his untiring energy and valuable time to update and educate the dental professionals in the country and abroad. He was the first dental surgeon in India to train dentists in Practice Management and Marketing Dentistry including the all important “Soft Skills in Dental Practice” way back in 1997. Dr Mayekar was also the first to start CDE Programs in Dentistry in 1992 in co-operation with the Taj Continuing Education Programmes. He also has his own continuing education institute called ENCODE, through which he mentors Young Dentists to not only hone their professional skills but also on setting up a dental practice, management, and marketing dentistry.


Dr Mayekar is the most sought after speaker and educator on Dentistry in India and abroad. He has been an invited speaker at major conferences and scientific sessions all over the world. He is a faculty and advisor to various Institutions/Universities in India and abroad.


His extensive knowledge and expertise in dentistry and exemplary leadership qualities and business acumen have qualified him to present as a KOL for many multinational companies. He is a professional consultant for New Products and Marketing for M/s Colgate India since 2011. He previously consulted to Johnson and Johnson for their dental products


Dr Mayekar is known for his Signature Smiles. He has been associated with the Femina Miss India pageants for more than two decades. His million dollar designer smiles have won him several laurels and India, many crowns at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants over the past several years. It is a significant achievement for a man of varied successful accomplishments.

Fellow and Member

Dr Mayekar is a Fellow and Member of dental academies, worldwide. He has been a member of the Senate of the University of Bombay. He has been on the Executive Committee of the Dental Council of India, the governing body for dental education and practice in India, representing the State of Maharashtra. He is the immediate Past Chairman of the Academic Committee, DCI for formulating rules and regulations for CDE, Fellowship and PhD programs. He is a researcher and product evaluator for Clinical Research Associates, USA and serves on the Editorial Board of Reality, USA.
Dr Porus Turner
1998 – 1999
Dr Ramesh Shankar
1999 – 2000
Dr Ajit Shetty
2000 – 2002
Dr Sushant Umre
2002 – 2003
Dr A Kumarswamy
2003 – 2004
Dr Kanir Bhatia
2004 – 2005
Dr Mukul Dabholkar
2005 – 2006
Dr V S Mohan
2006 – 2007
Dr Prasad Joshi
2007 – 2008
Dr Rajiv Khosla
2008 – 2009
Dr Shailesh Divecha
2009 – 2010
Dr Uday Shetty
2010 – 2011
Dr Mona Kakar
2011 – 2012
Dr Ajay Kakar
2012 – 2013
Dr Deepak Vaswani
2013 – 2014
Dr Chandresh Shah
2014 – 2015
Dr Pankaj Maheshwari
2015 – 2016
Dr Adwait Aphale
2016 – 2017
Dr Hemant Sachdev
2017 – 2018
Dr V S Mohan
2018 – 2019
Dr Shail Jaggi
Dr Rumpa Wig
Dr Segin Chandran
Dr. Deepak Mehta