Shyam Prasad Aravindaksha, BDS, MDS, PGDMLS, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery earned his Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from India . He then went on to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in India followed by a senior residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He then came to the US where he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in 2010. He was awarded the Sam Farish best resident teaching award in 2008. He was also awarded the “Young Turk” Award at 35th Annual Conference of the Association Of Oral Maxillofacial surgeons of India, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 2010. He also won the best research project award at the AAOMS Clinical Trial Methods Course, 2012. He was elected into the ADEA Council of Sections: Secretary of Physiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics section, 2012. He currently is the Director of the oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship program at UDMSOD. He actively participates in imparting didactic and clinical courses to the undergraduate students and the OMFS and AEGD residents.