Dr. Kumar pursued his under graduation and post graduation from prestigious Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, (Manipal University) Karnataka. During his B.D.S, he has been awarded many gold medals and silver medals to his credit. Patient care, teaching, research and have been an integral part of his post-graduate training at the Manipal University. He has been trained extensively in lingual braces and aligners (invisible braces). Dr. Kumar has a keen academic interest and has served as a faculty member in various prestigious institutions. He has numerous research publications in the leading international, national & specialty journals. He has presented various scientific papers at international and national level specialty conferences. He is also a recipient of educational grant for presenting his research in World Orthodontic Congress London, UK in the year 2015.