Dr. Manasa Hegde is currently working full-time at The Dental Specialists, Banjara hills, Hyderabad. She completed her BDS from Panineya Dental College, Hyderabad, and pursued her post-graduation in Pedodontics from M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore. She has attended a number and conferences and workshops in specialty dentistry. She has been credited with a number of international and national publications on behaviour management, children dentistry, Full mouth rehabilitation treatment of children under Conscious sedation and General anaesthesia. She basically focuses on preventive and interceptive dentistry techniques in the dental treatment of children. She believes in providing primary and comprehensive oral health care to children from birth through adolescence, also including risk assessment for caries in mother and child as well as nutritional and diet recommendations. She not only emphasizes on imparting the best therapeutic dental treatment to children using age appropriate behaviour management techniques with ‘tender love and care’ but also instilling a positive dental attitude in children so that they become better citizens for tomorrow. Her arenas of work interest are dentistry for disabled children, special care dentistry, restorative dentistry, pediatric endodontics, pediatric orthodontics i.e. early assessment and treatment for straightening of teeth and correcting of improper bite, management of gum diseases and conditions including ulcers, pediatric periodontal diseases & preventive dentistry.