Meet Dr Avanti Karve

Dr Avanti Karve


Avanti, the principal dental specialist at Mind Body Teeth is excited to bring her passion and skillset to private practice. She has been a dedicated advocate for her patients with special health care needs for the last fifteen years.

After completing her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with the University of Adelaide, Avanti returned home to Sydney in 2003. She decided to round out her training with an internship year at Westmead hospital, where she discovered her calling for caring for those with special health needs. She went on to become the first graduate of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Needs Dentistry) program with the University of Sydney and also completed a concurrent Master of Health Science in Developmental Disability (2007-2010).

Avanti currently has appointments with Sydney West Local Health District (Staff Specialist- Special Needs Dentistry); NSW Developmental Disability Health Unit (Visiting Specialist); Hospital for Specialist Services (Visiting Specialist) and Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Avanti is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) and currently serves as the President Elect of the Australia New Zealand Academy of Special Needs Dentistry (ANZASND). She is a member of the CERA Geriatric Oral Health Reference Group, Australian Society of Special Care Dentistry (ASSCID) and Australian Dental Association (ADA).

As a lifelong learner, Avanti is committed to learning, teaching and research at her Alma Mater the University of Sydney. She coordinates the undergraduate and post-graduate programs in Special Needs Dentistry as a Honorary Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney. She lectures extensively for the University and at numerous national and international conferences.