Prof. Dhar is a board-certified pediatric dentist serving as professor and department chair of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and graduate program director of Pediatric Dentistry at University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, USA. He is a consultant on the Councils on Scientific Affairs and Post-doctoral Education at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and on the Council of Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association (ADA). He currently serves on the ADA guideline panels on restorative care, caries prevention, and has in the past served on the pit and fissure sealants panel. He is also on the AAPD guideline panels on non-vital pulp therapies in primary teeth, vital pulp therapies in primary and immature permanent teeth, and behavior guidance and has in the past led the AAPD panel to produce clinical practice guidelines on vital pulp therapies. Dr. Dhar is the recipient of 2018 ADA Evidence Based Dentistry Mid-Career Faculty Award, and 2017 AAPD’s Jerome B. Miller/Crest-Oral-B/For The Kids Award. He was a co-author on the paper on Sealants that won AAPD 2017 Paul P. Taylor Award for best manuscript. He is also the co-recipient of the 2016 Paul P. Taylor award for his systematic review evaluating effectiveness of current therapies for ECC.