Dr. Bennete Fernandes studied Periodontology at the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru, India, and completed his Masters in 2004. He has nearly 18 years of academic and clinical experience. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. degree in 2021 by the International Internship University (IIU). He is a member of at least 50 different organizations worldwide. After 11 years of working in India with his final stint as a professor at Mangalore, India, he shifted to Malaysia and is currently attached to SEGi University for the past 6 years. He has published nearly 40 research articles in peer-reviewed and indexed journals.