Dr. Akhil A. Shankar is a Consultant Oral Pathologist & Dental Surgeon specializing in the diagnosis of mucosal lesions, swellings and ulcers of the oral cavity, and histopathological reporting of biopsy specimens, with emphasis on diagnosis of Oral Precancer and Oral Cancer. He has completed his BDS from Y.M.T. Dental College, Navi Mumbai in 2004, and MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology from M.A. Rangoonwala Dental College, Pune in 2010. Having served as a faculty in Y.M.T.D.C., he is a keen researcher and has numerous national and international publications to his credit. He is also an active member of the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF), an initiative by the Indian Dental Association (IDA), involving the training of general dentists to make preliminary diagnosis and investigations in suspected cases of Oral Cancer.