Dr. Prashant Dhole: Transforming Lives - One Smile at a Time

 Dr. Prashant Dhole,   Orthodontist&Dentofacial Ortho-paedician

Dr. Prashant Dhole

Orthodontist&Dentofacial Ortho-paedician

Confidence is the best accessory you can wear; however, smile is a reflection of your soul and personality that boosts your confidence. On that note, Orthodontics changes the way you see yourself and interact with others. Beyond mere cosmetic enhancement, it improves your oral health from functional bite, jaw bone realignment and enhancing smile appearance & facial features. Mumbai-based, Smiles N Faces has been transforming smiles and changing lives with comprehensive Orthodontic and Dentofacial solutions under the headship of Dr. Prashant Dhole.

A graduate of Mumbai's Government Dental College and Hospital, Dr. Prashant also earned his Master's in Orthodontics from Ahmedabad's Government Dental College and Hospital. His passion for orthodontics led him to obtain Diplomate status with the Indian Board of Ortho-dontics in 2005. His zeal to stay abreast of the latest trends, advancements, and technologies in orthodontics and special interest in treating TM joint disorders has taken him across borders. He has also completed a Mini Residency Program in Advanced Orthodontics at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Prashant is a firm believer in interdisciplinary dentistry and dental aesthetics and emphasizes holistic treatment keeping overall oral health in mind. He's not just a practitioner; he's a teacher too. Dr. Prashant has been a faculty member at dental schools across Mumbai, passing on his knowledge and skills to the next generation. He's written articles for indexed journals and presented papers at national and international conferences. Also, was a convener of the Bombay Orthodontic Study Group, organizing camps and programs to educate orthodontists and a wider audience.

He explains, “Orthodontics wasn’t a career choice, it was a calling to make an impact. It is not just science but also an art that enhances patient's confidence and self-esteem. Patients walk in with myriad concerns like protruding teeth, misaligned
jaws, and a lack of symmetry in their smiles; all of which can impact their confidence and self-image. However, through meticulous skills, we strive to restore not just their dental health but also their sense of self-worth”.

Distinguished Care

Equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic tools like OPG, Cephalogram, CBCT, and more, Smiles N Faces ensures that every patient journey begins with precision and understanding. Whether it's straightening teeth, aligning jaws, or addressing TM joint disorders, every patient receives a tailored treatment plan that is as unique as they are. The clinic ensures that patients have access to the latest advancements in orthodontic care.

Dr. Prashant looks at Orthodontics not just as a science but also as an art that enhances a patient's confidence & selfesteem

Smiles N Faces specializes in Adult Orthodontics, Cleft Lip and Palate Rehabilitation, and TM Joint Disorder Correction. It provides compre-hensive care that not only focuses on aesthetics but also function and longevity. Moreover, for issues such as TMJ Joint Disorders, which have limited treatment options, Smiles N Faces strives to bring permanent relief from pain and suffering. This effort proves the commitment to finding innovative solutions for complex orthodontic issues. With other advanced diagnostic tools, it is equipped to diagnose and treat TMJ Disorders with unmatched precision and effectiveness.

He adds, “Our journey with patients starts from understanding their needs and concerns. And our approach is rooted in empathy because it is important to make patients feel heard and valued. Often, our journey with patients endures for many years. For instance, we treat patients with conditions like cleft lip and palate from around the age of 4 or 5 until they are about 15 or 16 years old. Over those years, we need to develop cordial associations with them. Moreover, it is cherishing to see how they grow confident over time”.

Recognitions & Roadmap

Throughout his career, Dr. Prashant has received numerous awards and accolades. Notably, he was conferred with the LW Burkitt Award during his BDS for excellence in oral medicine. In 2003, he was honored with the Rashtriya Ratan Award by the Global Economic Council in New Delhi. Smiles N Faces has also won several recognitions from Famdent Excellence in Dentistry Awards. The Best Interiors of Dental Clinic Award recognized the clinic's aesthetic appeal. The Best Upcoming New Practice Award in 2016 when Smiles N Faces just shifted from Andheri East to Vile Parle West. Last but not least, the Best Clinic for Orthodontics Award.

Looking ahead, Dr. Prashant has ambitious plans for Smiles N Faces. He wants to continue offering the best possible care for patients at his clinic. He is looking to expand his team and put more work into treatments for TMJ Disorders, because this progressively debilitating issue if not treated well can cause long-term pain and functional problems. Making a real difference and providing lasting relief has been his greatest milestones. He aims to expand the clinic's reach by opening new branches across Mumbai. This will not only make their services more accessible but will also help them continue to grow and innovate in the field of dentistry.