Gautam graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Honours) and later completed a Graduate Certificate in Dentistry from the University of Adelaide. He has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatments) and periodontics (gum treatments, including implant dentistry). He has lectured on behalf of the trade and a number of special interest groups on the above topics.
Gautam has been twice elected to serve as a Council Member of the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) and has served on its Professional Indemnity and Infection Control Committees.
Gautam has served two terms as President of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (NSW Branch), having served in the executive since 2003.
He has achieved the highest level of accreditation afforded by the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, and he is a current Councillor of the NSW branch. Gautam has previously held the positions of Associate Lecturer, Clinical Associate, and Clinical Lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney.
He is a Fellow and member of various Societies including the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, International Association for Orthodontics, and the Australasian Association of Orofacial Orthopaedics.
Away from Dentistry, Gautam has a young family with three children – Matthew, Sarah, and Emma – and claims that “junk food” is his only vice. He has recently completed his coaching license with the Football Federation of Australia.
Gautam joined Chatswood Dental Associates in January of 2011 and uses a gentle and caring approach with all his patients.