Dr. Uday Kumar Umesan was trained extensively in the management of disfiguring and handicapping malocclusions, with more than 17 years of experience to his credit; Dr. Uday Kumar is currently Consultant Orthodontist in the National Dental Centre, Brunei Darussalam. He was recently appointed Examiner to the panel of examiners by the Dean and advisory board of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In July 2016, he was awarded the coveted ‘Outstanding Reviewer Award’ by the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics; the leading global resource for peer-reviewed research in Orthodontics. Dr. Uday also serves as peer-reviewer for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal and the Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. With a number of publications in some of the leading peer-reviewed journals; his fields of expertise include early treatment of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate.
Dr. Uday joined the Department of Dental Services, Ministry of Health, as Specialist Orthodontist in November 2005. He obtained Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) with honors from the University of Kerala in 1994. During his years of study, he had a distinguished academic career and was a recipient of numerous accolades. After completing Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Orthodontics from the same University in 1999, he successfully sat the Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000. In 2015, he was awarded Fellowship in the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS RCSEd) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Apart from being actively involved in training programs within the unit as Clinical mentor and Facilitator for Basic Clinical Specialty Training program; he was also appointed Research project supervisor and lecturer in Orthodontics for the Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy training program. Dr. Uday Kumar has been elected to fellowship in some of the most prestigious professional societies including the International College of Dentists, Royal Society of Medicine, Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
A keen sports enthusiast, he has represented the MoH in the annual Inter-Ministry Badminton games on numerous occasions. Being an altruist at heart, to be able to use his experience and expertise to benefit patients is his aspiration.
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics; Dental Surgery.