Dr.Vinayak Patil a dental surgeon has made Belgaum proud by getting the prestigious Harry W.F Dressel, Jr” Award of Clinical Excellence In General Dentistry and Concept of total patient care.
Dr.Vinayak Patil is a Belgaumite and he did his schooling from St Paul’s high school. He then completed his pre university course in science from GSS and did his dental studies from KLE Dental College.
In October 2000 he went to Australia for a couple of months to Adelaide Dental School (Australia) to attend the Dental bridging course. But he was not satisfied with this and he wanted to specialize. He further continued specialty training doing (FDS) fellowship In Oral and Maxillofacial from Royal College of surgeons England .Worked in Oral & Maxillofacial unit in London.
During his tenure in London Dr.Vinayak developed tremendous skills in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, treating terminally ill Oral cancer patients, maxillofacial trauma, Oral and Maxillofacial reconstructive surgery and maxillofacial deformity surgeries.
After he wasn’t satisfied either and then he decided to specialize in Oral reconstruction with Dental Implants and related prosthesis, hence he applied in programs in USA, and got admitted at University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School on scholarship bases on my credentials, references and previous training from England.
During further training in USA, developed advanced skills in Dental Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry and in advanced general dentistry.
During the specilaisation was awarded by the University Dean as the best clinician. Was awarded “The Harry W.F Dressel, Jr” Award of Clinical Excellence In General Dentistry and Concept of total patient care. After the masters was done, was offered Associate director post for residency program at University of Maryland and was also recommended for GPR program Director post at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He decided to work in Private Practice, and presently working at the Fairfax County in Northern Virginia.
When this blog asked him about his future plans he evidently said, “I will be coming back to India and open up practice there with state of Art Dental practice offering high International standards and changing the way dentistry is offered in India.”
When asked how his parents felt about his achievement, modestly says “ask them, I must have made them proud for sure”.