Dr. Mona Kakar graduated from Nair Hospital Dental College with a B.D.S. in 1986 bagging a Gold Medal in Orthodontia, and highest percentages in the subjects of Conservative Dentistry and Periodontia. She started her private practice in Chembur almost immediately thereafter, with special emphasis on Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry. The advent of Aesthetic Dentistry had her pursuing knowledge in this new field and she acquired a Post Graduate Certification in the subject from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas (U.S.A.), in 1995. In the same year, she also completed an advanced course in Endodontics & Prosthodontics from Tufts University of Dentistry at Boston, Massachussets(U.S.A.). She did not give up her first love in Dentistry and went on to acquire another Post Graduate Certification in Endodontics from the Continuing Education Centers of America, Santa Cruz, California (U.S.A.), in 1997. Apart from this she has attended several national and international conferences and CE seminars. She has had advanced training on the technology of an indirect polyceram system from Connecticut, U.S.A.
She is invited for innumerable lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training sessions all over the country. She conducts short as well as comprehensive courses on Endodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry at her clinic in Mumbai. She is associated as faculty with several dental CE centers in the country. She has also gone overseas, having made presentations at places like Singapore, Lima (Peru), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Kathmandu (Nepal), Copenhagen (Denmark) & Bucharest (Romania). She was also a moderator for a Scientific Session at the 3rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Esthetic Dentistry (ESED) at Copenhagen, Denmark.
She has been appointed Country Chairperson, India for the European Society of Esthetic Dentistry & has also acquired Certified Status in the Society. She has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Society of Esthetic Dentistry in Romania (SSER). She is on the Board of Directors of the Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry. She has been on the organization committee of most of the Conferences held by the Academy. She was the Organizing Secretary of their 13th Annual Conference held at Hyderabad in July, 2005.
She has also organized a series of CE programs in the country on Automated Endodontics by Dr. John Jacklich. She is now appointed as an authorized faculty for the Continuing Education Centers of America. She had initiated a study circle in March 1997, to discuss trouble shooting and new aspects of clinical dentistry on a monthly basis.
She has an international (Asian Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry) publication and national publications to her credit on Aesthetic Dentistry and Endodontics.
Her interest in computers has led her to be instrumental in setting up and controlling the first Indian Dental Web Portal called BITE-IN.COM. She has also written a book on Introduction to Computers for children. Her other interests include music, reading, philosophy (Objectivism), amateur photography and swimming. She has made two appearances on television in music related programs and performs professionally with a live musical orchestra group.