Dr Shruthi Hegde is presently working as Reader in the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She has been working as an active academician sin ce 12 years. She completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery from SDM Institute of Dental Sciences, Dharwad and Master of Dental Surgery (Oral Medicine and Radiology) from KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore. She has presented multiple scientif ic papers and posters at National and International conferences, received four best paper awards, and delivered guest lectures at various continuing dental education programmes. She is the course faculty for the certificate course on “Cone Beam Computed To mography” conducted by the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ABSMIDS. Her special interest is in the field of research and publications. To her credit, she has over 85 scientific research papers in International and National Indexed Journals.