Lt Gen SM Londhe DGDS & Col Comdt, AD Corps
Lt Gen Sanjay Manohar Londhe was appointed as the Director General Dental Services, Army Dental Corps on September 1, 2018. The General is also the Colonel Commandant of the Army Dental Corps.
An alumnus of the prestigious GDC Nagpur & Commissioned in the Army Dental Corps in the 1983, he is a clinician par excellence and a true soldier at heart. Gen Londhe's journey of 36 years in the Olive Greens is a stellar example of what a man can achieve by virtue of true grit, steely resolve and sheer determination which is exemplified from the fact that the Gen officer is the first Orthodontist to lead the most organized oral health care sector of the country comprising of more than 700 Dental surgeons of the Army, Navy & Air Force. His sharp clinical acumen, soft and crisp communication skills, an unparalleled pursuit of perfection and courage even under the most testing circumstances saw him being deputed to Indian Peace Keeping Forces in Sri Lanka in the year 1987 in one of the most challenging overseas missions ever conducted by the Indian Army where his healing touch won him accolades from one and all.
Lt Gen SM Londhe acquired his Masters in the specialty of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in the year 1992 and has ever since been closely associated with the academics despite holding administrative appointments of utmost responsibility including the most prestigious ones too viz-a-viz being the Commandant of the only tri-services Dental establishment of Indian Army, the Armed Forces Dental Clinic New Delhi, Dy DGDS (E&S), Addl DGDS and Commandant of Command Military Dental Centre, Pune.
His areas of interest are multi-faceted ranging from speaking at national & international conferences and a regularly contributing to the ever-expanding field of Dentofacial Orthopedics by way of his research projects and publications in journals of repute apart from being an author and on editorial board of the immensely popular book titled Tuesday Dental Clinics of AFMC & the Journal of Dentistry Defense Section. He is a recognized Post Graduate teacher of Delhi University & MUHS Nashik and a life member of both the Indian Dental Association and the Indian Orthodontic Society, while simultaneously being an avid golfer and a passionate wildlife photographer.
The Gen officer holds the rare distinction of being awarded the Army Chief & Army Commander Commendations for meritorious service twice during his career.