Dr. Manju Ananthakrishnan Nair (MDS, PhD, MBA HCS, PhD, Professor and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon) was born in India. She did her graduation and post graduation from The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Faculty of Dentistry with the degree of BDS, and MDS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She joined the AOMSI as a Life Member and enrolled as Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery under Dental Council of India. Later she received her Ph.D degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research University.
After completion of her MDS, she became a Senior Lecturer and a clinical instructor at the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Darshan Dental College, Udaipur. Following this she worked as a Full Time Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Pacific Dental College and Hospital, India for ten years and as an Executive Editor for the University Journal JAPHER. She also holds a position of Head of the department of Oral& Maxillofacial Surgery, Darshan Dental College, Rajasthan University of Health science for two years. She carried out a wide research and has many publications in dentistry, psychology and yoga in some local and international journals. She is a Life member of the Theosophical Society and Member of Ethics Committee of PAHER University. She is also a member of editorial board of Int J of Dental Clinics, Int J of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology. She is an accredited Hypnotherapy practitioner registered with General Hypnotherapy Standard Council and General Hypnotherapy Register London UK. She did her Postgraduate Diploma in Yog Education and published an article in Int J Yoga. She had her first PhD from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Faculty of Psychology - dental anxiety and her Second PhD from PAHERU, Faculty of Dental Sciences- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Minor Oral surgery; Impactions; Epidemiology studies in oral surgery; Dental anxiety; Dental education; Psychology of dental students; Yoga; Stress.