Dr Satish Pai DDS, MS, MPH
Clinical Director

Dr. Satish Pai is a distinguished orthodontist based in New York, offering over 14 years of comprehensive experience in orthodontics, serving patients of all ages with a specialization in Invisalign and Damon braces. He is deeply committed to providing patient-focused care and is renowned for his proficiency and innovative approaches in the field.

Academic & Professional Background

Dr. Satish Pai serves as a respected Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthodontics at Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine, enriching the academic realm with his extensive practical experience in orthodontics.

Qualifications and Accolades

  • Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S): Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine.
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H): University of Michigan.
  • Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S) in Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry: National University of Ireland and University College Cork, Ireland.
  • Ernest Haas Scholarship: Recognized for academic achievement in Orthodontics Postgraduate studies.
  • Henry Nahoum Award: Honored for excellence in Craniofacial studies.
  • First Faculty Award: A national honor bestowed by the American Association of Orthodontics.
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Contributions and Interests

Dr. Pai’s scholarly works are extensively published in international specialty journals, where he also serves as a reviewer. He is fervent about the continuous advancements in orthodontics and is an avid reader in his spare time. He enjoys balancing his work life by spending quality time with his family, participating in charitable events such as those organized by the American Cancer Society and the American Breast Cancer Foundation, and sponsoring local youth sports teams. Dr. Pai is also a fervent fan of the New York Yankees and Giants and enjoys golfing and hiking.


Currently, his practice, Putnam Orthodontics, is proficient in Adult, Teen, and Kids Orthodontics, with prospective plans to expand services to Pediatric Dentistry in the near future.

Dr. Pai is not only a trusted orthodontist but also a compassionate community member, dedicated to giving back and ensuring his patients receive the most advanced and effective care.

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