Dr. Joseph Kunnel

Dr. Kunnel, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics,was former Chief Orthodontist at Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Downers Grove, IL; is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Medical School in Chicago and an Orthodontic instructor at Northshore University Hospital in Evanston. Dr. Kunnel has been the recipient of several awards including the Orhan C. Tuncay 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 offerschildren, teens and adults the most advanced materials, equipment and techniques in orthodontics with the goal of assisting each patient in achieving healthy, functioning teeth and an inviting smile. Dr. Kunnel offers treatment options that include, traditional braces, self-ligating braces or highly esthetic clear braces. Dr. Kunnel is a certified Invisalign provider and offers Invisalign aligners to patients that want a virtually invisible option for straightening their teeth.


Board Certified:                American Board of Orthodontics

Residency and MS:          Orthodontics, University of Illinois at Chicago

DDS MS:                            Northwestern University Dental School

PhD:                                    Northwestern University Medical School

Positions:                           Private Practice; Founder director of COSA, Associate Professor and former Chief of Orthodontics at Midwestern University; Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Medical School in Chicago.

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. 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 Silju Mathew MDS

A committed senior academician cum clinician with nearly 3 decades of experience. Skilled and experienced clinician trained on latest technique, technologies and process in clinical orthodontics. Diligent and resourceful professional with excellent analytical and communication skills and active participant of seminars, workshops. Possess excellent administrative, verbal communication and written skills along with constructive and effective teaching methods that promote a stimulating learning environment

Research Interest & Expertise on
Finite Element Analysis on Orthodontic Tooth Movement and changes in Periodontium
Growth Modulation, Functional Appliance and comparative studies
Preadjusted Edgewise Appliance
B K Venkataraman award for Best Outgoing student of the batch of BDS 1990
Dr C V Mohan award for Best Preclinical student for the BDS Batch of 1988
Best Professor award at MSRDC by GEF(M)
Best Study Group award as President of BOSG-2013/15/17
MDS [Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics] from A.B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore University in 1995
Bachelor of Dental Surgery from M R Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore University in 1991
Perusing Doctor of Philosophy from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Academic Credentials
• Completed dissertation on “Enzymatic changes in gingival crevicular fluid incident to orthodontic force- A bio- chemical study”
Submitted as a part of M D S to Mangalore University
• Distinction of being ranked as:
o 1st Rank in First BDS
o 1st Rank in Second BDS
• Merit of being positioned and elected as:
o 1st Rank in Third BDS
o Distinction in MDS
o President Elect of Indian Orthodontic Society at AGM held at Indian Orthodontic Conference at Kochi Dec 2018
o President of Indian Orthodontic Society 2019-20
o Chief Convener of Bangalore Orthodontic Study Group
o Executive Committee member of Indian Orthodontic Society for six terms (2010,2012,2013,2015,2016,2017).
o Chairman of New Journal Review Committee (2014).
o Chairman, Constitutional Committee (Member: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017,2018
o Chairman: Public Relation & Communication Committee (2017)
o Chairman: Disciplinary and Grievance Redressal Committee (2018)

Dr. P.C. Jacob

Dr.P.C.Jacob after completing his BDS from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal and his Masters in Prosthodontics from Annamalai University, completed a one-year Residency Program in Cert, In Maxillofacial Prosthetics(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.
He has published articles in journals like the Journal of Prosthodontics. Other than India, he has lectured and conducted courses in countries like Bahrain, Indonesia, China, Sri Lanka etc.
Dr Jacob is a key opinion leader for the 3M dental company and conducts training courses for dentists . He is an active member of the Indian prosthodontics society and is a member of the executive council, Indian Dental association and International society of Maxillofacial Rehabilitation.

Dr. Anjan Kumar Shah

Dr Anjan Shah is an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon with a special interest in Head & Neck Surgery. He specialises in facial reconstruction with microvascular flaps and rehabilitation with implants.

He completed his dentistry from Government Dental College, Bangalore in 1994, and followed this with a Masters in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai. He followed this with resident posts in Oral oncology at Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore and moved to the UK to complete his Fellowships. He has trained and worked at Southampton University, Sheffield University and Ipswich hospital.

He continues to hold a UK registration with the General Dental Council. He holds 5 fellowships. 2 from the English, Irish and Glasgow Royal colleges and one in Implantology. He is also an Internationally board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon He is also a mentor for Nobel Bio care and has guided a number of dentists into developing dental implants in their practice. Dr. Anjan believes that it is important to keep a human perspective and understand the patient’s expectations and concerns

Dr. Divya Prahlad

Dr Divya is a Pediatric Dentist, graduated from Government Dental College, Bangalore and completed her Masters in Pediatric Dentistry from Bapuji Dental College, Davanagere. She is a member of the Federation of Special Care Dentistry, India.

She began her career at Mazumdhar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health with dental rehabilitation of children with medical and special care needs. She previously worked in the Ministry of Interior, Qatar as specialist Pediatric Dentist before returning to India. With 10 years of experience in the specialty, she is utterly passionate about working with children.

Her work involves early detection of cavities, preventive and restorative management of dental caries, correction of disruptive oral habits and treatment of dental trauma in children.

She has published in both national and international indexed journals and contributed chapters to textbooks in Pediatric Dentistry. She has volunteered in dental outreach programs across the country and believes in creating awareness for better dental health to all.