Dr. Umesh Palekar graduated from GDC, Mumbai (1994) and postgraduate from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai (1997). He has 25 years of practice and teaching experience.He has been extensively delivering lectures at IDA/IPS and various teaching academies, both at national and international platforms. He also conducts workshops on Basics of Implant, Prosthodontics, Smile Designing, Full mouth Rehabilitation, and Fixed Dental Prosthodontics.He used to run a Ceramic Lab for 15 years and has completed a course on metal-free ceramics from Germany. He has more than 50 publications in various national and international conferences.Currently, he is the Dean (Academics) at Pravara Institute of Dental Science and the H.O.D. of Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, and Dental materials. He is a professor and H.O.D. of the Department of Implantology at Rural Dental College and Hospital Pravara (Loni), Ahmednagar.He has been a guide of almost 25 P.G. Students and more than 2500 undergraduate students.