Our Team

Our Team

Dr. Sanjay Naduwinmani ( BDS, MDS, FPFA )
Co-founder and Director Operations

Dr.Sanjay graduated from K.L.E. Institute of Dental Sciences(Bachelor of Dental Surgery), Belgaum and completed his Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics from A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences in Mangalore. He joined K.L.E. Dental College as a Lecturer and later served as a Reader in Hasanamba Dental College at Hassan, S.J.M. Dental College at Chitradurga, KIMS Dental College at Karad and TKDC Dental College Warnanagar at Kolhapur. Dr Sanjay was also associated with Maratha Mandal's Nathajirao Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum as a Professor. He has been doing consultations in different parts of North Karnataka and has actively participated in several Indian Orthodontic Society conferences and Indian Dental Association conferences. He has published lot of articles in numerous journals and has chaired many sessions at conferences and conventions.

Dr.Sanjay is a dynamic person and always adopts the latest techniques and treatment procedures and does not compromise in providing exceptional care and service to his patients. His dreams, determination, devotion and dedication resulted in the creation of "THOUSAND SMILES". He hence invests on specialized doctors at Thousand Smiles Orthodontic Centre. His ambition of creating a State- of- the-art Orthodontic Centre in Belgaum has come true because of his sheer dedication, research and managerial skills.

He has been conferred the very prestigious "SIRIGANNADA RAJYOTSAVA AWARD" at state level by Sirigannada Rastriya Pratishtana for outstanding contributions in the field of dentistry.When not practicing dentistry, he engages himself in social and promotional activities like school camps, corporate visits and educational programmes. He also likes spending time with family, playing golf, watching movies, trekking, listening to music, reading and travelling.

Dr. Jyosna Preetham ( BDS, MDS, FPFA )
Co-founder and Orthodontics Practice Head

Dr. Jyosna Preetham grew up in Udupi, a sub urban city of South Karnataka. She graduated from A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore and then pursued MDS degree in Orthodontics from The Oxford Dental College, Bangalore.

She is associated with Thousand Smiles as one of the Co-Founder member and also Senior Orthodontist on board. She has worked as Senior Lecturer in Maratha Mandal Dental College and Hospital, Belgaum and currently associated with Vasantdada Dental College and Hospital, Sangli as a reader. She has published articles in many Indian national journals. She is married to Dr. Sanjay L.N. and has two children and enjoys picnics and outings with her family.

Dr. Amit Nilgar ( BDS, MDS )
Senior Orthondontist

Dr. Amit Nilgar has completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Masters of Dental Surgery in department of Orthodontics from K.L.E. Dental College, Belgaum. He has presented papers and posters in State and National conferences and has won accolades for the same. He has acquired and conducted specialized training in Nasoalveolar Moulding and clinical photography. He has acquired special training in lingual orthodontics, cleft and craniofacial orthodontics and implant orthodontics. Dr. Amit loves photography and is also an avid bike enthusiast. He loves playing guitar & violin and goes trekking during his free time.

Dr. Trupti Karagi ( BDS, MDS )
Senior Orthondontist

Dr. Trupti is a compassionate, vibrant dentist who attained Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the KLE Dental College, Belgaum in 2010 and completed her Master's degree in department of orthodontics from AECS Maruti College of Dental Sciences And Research Centre Bangalore . She prides herself on her gentle approach and aims to make every dental visit as stress free as possible. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and interest in continued education ensures all her work is of the highest quality.

She is always willing to discuss any concerns her patients may have regarding their treatment or care of their teeth. When not pre-occupied with dental curiosities, she enjoys music, arts , traveling, reading etc. She is also active in community activities and volunteers with organizations particularly seeking to build awareness and education of children's oral health in the community.

Dr. Prashant S Lagali ( BDS, MDS )
Senior Orthondontist

Dr. Prashant is a dynamic orthodontist who graduated from College Of Dental Sciences Davangere in 2009, and completed his MDS from R V Dental College Bangalore.

He has been on the cutting edge of dentistry. His approach to treatment is to listen to the patient to ensure that all of their dental concerns are being addressed and to encourage honest, open communication with his patients regarding their oral health care and education. His calm and patient personality is especially effective for treating patients who may be slightly apprehensive about seeing a dentist. He looks forward to providing the highest level of dental care to all his patients, and would be happy to chat through the advantages of it, and how they could dramatically change the way you smile and even the way you live. He is committed and strives to ensure that all his patients benefit from the most up to date techniques in dentistry. Guided by his commitment to excellence, integrity, teamwork, positivity and service to others, his practice continues to change patient's perception of dentistry. He enjoys playing cricket, camping, listening to soft music, making new friends and spending time with his family.

Dr. Shruti Patil ( BDS )
Senior Dental Surgeon

Dr. Shruti Patil completed her Bachelor of Dental Suregry from P M Nadagouda Memorial Dental College, Bagalkot in 2008.

She has worked as a Junior Lecturer in Maratha Mandal Dental College, Belgaum for 6 months and then entered into clinical practice for 3 years before joining Thousand Smiles Orthodontic Center. She is blessed with positive attitude, good communication skills and analytical thinking that helps her deliver honest services to the patient of highest quality possible.

Dr. Prasanna Dhumal ( BDS )
Senior Dental Surgeon

Dr. Prasanna is a Graduate of Dental Surgery from Maratha Mandal Dental College Belgaum, in 2014. He loves all aspects of dentistry. A true, sincere, calm and hardworking nature makes him favorite doctor among his patients. On weekends he loves playing outdoor and indoor sports.

Dr. Nikita Gadekar ( BDS )
Senior Dental Surgeon

Dr Nikita Gadekar received her Bachelor's in Dental Surgery from Maratha Mandal's Natajirao G Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belgaum in 2012.

Nikita, has a well deserved reputation as not only a highly professional dentist but also has warm and caring approach to her patients, making them feel relaxed and comfortable. She loves the long term relationship with her patients, and considers it a privilege to help her patients get back the "SMILES OF THEIR LIVES". She loves photography and plays guitar during her leisure time.

Dr. Sneha Biraj ( BDS )
Senior Dental Surgeon

After completing her schooling from the Divine Providence School, Dr. Sneha joined Maratha Mandal Dental College to pursue her BDS degree. Extremely down to earth person, Sneha believes that Thousand Smiles has given her a platform to grow and become the person she always aspired of being. Always smiling, she is a friend of everyone around at Thousand Smiles.

Dr. Shweta Mahagaokar ( BDS )
Senior Dental Surgeon

She is a graduate of Dental Surgery from Maratha Mandal Dental College Belgaum. She is very dynamic and strongly believes in continuing education and prides herself on remaining on the cutting edge in dentistry. She is a family person and loves singing and dancing.

Dr. Pavan Patel ( BDS )
Senior Dental Surgeon

Dr. Pavan Patel has completed BDS from Maratha Mandal Dental College in 2014. He loves all aspects of dentistry and is a highly professional dentist. He is hardworking, fun loving and down to earth person by nature, he brings smiles on patients face and enjoys his work at Thousand Smiles too. Dr. Pavan is a cricket enthusiast and loves watching movies during his leisure.

Dr. Anjali Pandey ( BDS )
Senior Dental Surgeon

Dr. Anjali has completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from K.L.E. Dental College, Belgaum in 2014. She is hardworking and highly professional dentist. She is fun loving and spends her free time surfing the internet. She loves dancing and has special interest in music too.