Dr Ashwin M Jawdekar graduated (BDS) from Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, in 1997. He received his Master’s degree (MDS) in Pediatric Dentistry from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai in 2001. He acquired MSc in Dental Public Health (with Merit) from King's College London, and Diploma in Dental Public Health (DDPH) from Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2012. He has also received Certificate training in Clinical Dental Research Methods at the University of Washington in 2010. He holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration and Certificate training in Quality Management in Healthcare from Medvarsity, Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. He has acquired Post-graduate Certificate Training (L7) in Dental Practice Management from the University of Chester, U.K. He has undertaken training in Orthodontics at IDRR, Bangalore (2015-16) and Raphaael Center for Integrative Education, New Jersey in 2016.
He has authored a book: Child Management in Clinical Dentistry (Jaypee Publishers), and contributed to textbooks of Pediatric Dentistry and Endodontics. He has been a guest speaker for the national conventions of Indian Dental Association (IDA), and Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) and international conferences held in the USA and UAE. He has been a speaker for the Indian Dental Association (IDA)-Colgate Countrywide Programme: Future Dental Professionals (‘Career Guidance’ for Graduate Dentists). He has published case reports and articles in national and speciality Journals. While studying at King’s College London, he presented a poster at the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) Conference in London (April, 2012). He also won a best paper award in the session at The Post-Graduate Research Day at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London in April, 2012.
He attended a Senior Dental Leadership Program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine held in Boston, USA in March 2013; wherein, he received Tony Volpe Award of the Global Child Dental Fund for his contributions and aspirations in pediatric dentistry. He is also designated as a ‘Global Ambassador for the Global Child Dental Fund’.
He was a guest editor for the special issue on "Oral Health Promotion in Infants and Children: Models and Long-term Effectiveness" of International Journal of Dentistry.
He was a state coordinator for a Ministry of Health, Government of India project “Assessment of Safety Profiles for Dental Procedures in India” in year 2008-09.
He has more than 13 years of teaching experience in various dental schools in India. He has a clinical experience of 20 years. He has won the FAMDENT HIGHLY COMMENDED PEDODONTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD in 2013. He has also won the DENTIST EXCELLENCE AWARD 2015 of IDRR at Bangalore.