Gautham completed his undergraduate (BDS) training in 2004 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. His interest in teaching and orthodontics led him to take up a post as a Tutor in Nitte University, Mangalore, India and during this time simultaneously completed the International Qualifying Examination to register as a dentist with the GDC and the MFDS examination at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2007.
He went on to pursue a specialty training programme in orthodontics at Chennai, India and was awarded with a Master’s degree from Saveetha University in 2010. He moved to Penang, Malaysia to take up a post as a Lecturer and during this time he completed the MOrth diploma and joined the GDC orthodontic specialist list in 2012. He moved to Dundee in 2015 and along with his clinical lecturer role, he completed is post CCST training in orthodontics and passed the ISFE Orthodontics fellowship examination from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018. He is presently a Honorary Consultant Orthodontist at Dundee Dental Hospital and continuing in his role as a Clinical Lecturer whilst pursuing a PhD at Dundee Dental School.