Become a SIDE Mentee – A step in the right direction

With our personalized mentorship programs, you can learn one on one from experts about the art of hustling and standing apart like a champion.

Dental Mentors

Dr Vidyaa Hari Iyer
Dr. Vidyaa Hari Iyer

Dr. Vidyaa Hari Iyer is a versatile clinical practitioner with a vision of holistically uplifting people. She has three decades of experience as a clinician, scientific author, trained psychology counsellor, peak performance coach, Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, Holistic healer and POSH facilitator.

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Dr Ahmed Hasan Jibran
Dr. Ahmed Hasan Jibran

Dr. Ahmed Hasan Jibran is an established dental leader and is well known for his pioneering role as the Clinical Director of 32 Dental (a leading chain of dental hospitals based in Chennai).

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Dr Betsy Joseph
Dr. Betsy Joseph

Dr. Betsy Joseph is an experienced periodontist with a flair for clinical research and academics. She wears multiple hats as a professor, academic editor, dental specialist and research consultant.

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Dr Mohan Bhuvaneswaran
Dr. Mohan Bhuvaneswaran

Dr. Mohan Bhuvaneswaran is an internationally renowned academician and clinician. As an accreditated member of the American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry, he has undergone extensive training in the field of cosmetic dentistry in Europe and the USA.

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Dr Shivasakthy Manivasakan
Dr. Shivasakthy Manivasakan

Prof. M. Shivasakthy, a Prosthodontist, qualified in the field of education with a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education and a Ph.D. in Health Professions Education. She was endowed “Shri Gurucharan Das Endowment Medal” for Best Ph.D. Scholar.

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who we are

Who we are

SIDE is an initiative of SocioDent (a dental startup) which aims to create a sustainable and inclusive dental ecosystem.

We know working in silos cannot bridge the existing oral health gap. But if the dental fraternity joins hands and works together as a stronger team, it isn't impossible to resolve the global oral health inequity.

SIDE initiative aims to promote the seamless sharing of resources, knowledge and skills within the dental ecosystem. By this, we can democratize dentistry and work out a chain of reactions for the greater social good.

SIDE initiative consists of 4 major components,


SIDE Innate Mentoring FAQs

Under this initiative, young and mid-career dentists are mentored by senior dentists, business professionals, subject matter experts and industry leaders.

Mentors are selected based on the portfolio of their academic or industry achievements

Our purpose is to create future dental leaders with a holistic outlook and broader worldview.

Apart from building and nurturing new skills, the mentoring will also be largely focus on strengthening the innate abilities of the mentees.

Our mentees are dentists, dental interns, and dental students from across the country focused on personal growth, professional progress and holistic personality development.

The mentoring program involves one to one and group sessions with industry leaders and experts.

Based on the request of the mentors and mentees, these sessions can be conducted online or offline on a mutually convenient time and interval.

Mentoring opportunities may or may not involve a fees based on the specific offering of industry experts and mentors.

Mentors may conduct no fee mentoring sessions once or twice and then continue with paid sessions for interested candidates.

Mentors and mentees are matched based on the alignment of their interests and domain preferences.

Mentees also have the option to request the mentors of their choice.