“My goal is to provide quality dental healthcare to the public in a financially sound manner. I believe in treating our patients with the friendliest smiles and the most considerable attention and compassion that we can possibly give.” – Dr. Padukone

Education and Continual Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey
  • Master of Dental Science – Bombay University, India
  • Bachelor of Dental Science – Bombay University, India

Dr. Padukone keeps abreast of all the modern innovations and information at the cutting edge of dentistry and takes full advantage of the results that emanate from evidence-based dentistry in order to apply them successfully in his clinical practice.

Dr. Padukone holds fellowships in:

  • The American College of Dentists (FACD)
  • The International College of Dentists (FICD)
  • The Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • The New York Academy of Dentistry
  • The Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
  • American Dental Association (Past delegate from NYC)
  • New York County Dental Society (Past President)

Commitment to the Community

Dr. Padukone is committed to giving something substantial back to the community and being proactive to their dental and cultural needs.

Dr. Padukone serves as the Committee Chairman of the Greater New York Dental Meeting of NYC, the largest and the most popular dental meeting in the United States. His work includes outreach programs to the community like free health fairs and screenings to the public, as well as Greater NYSmiles which includes free dental checkups, fluoride treatment, and oral care instructions for public school children from underserved areas.

Dr. Padukone is also a dental consultant for the Jazz Foundation of America and has been providing pro bono dental treatment to struggling jazz musicians for the past 20 years.

As his personal passion is music, Dr. Padukone is a founding member of the nonprofit music organization Raga Music Circle of NY. For the last 20 years, it has served as a platform for prominent and up-and-coming Indian musicians from India and the US.

Outside the Office

Dr. Padukone resides in Manhattan with his wife Nina. They have two grown children, Neil and Pia, as well as three grandchildren.

Dr. Padukone plays percussion on an Indian drum called a Tabla and is a musician presently performing in his son’s Indo-Latino Jazz Band “Salsa Masala” that has released their album last year and performed at prestigious music venues all over NYC.