Dr. Awab Alvi is a dentist by profession practicing in Karachi at Alvi Dental Hospital, he has specialized in the field of Orthodontics & also Microscopic Root Canal Treatment. He is also a TED Senior Fellow. Awab has maintained a political blog under the pen-name Teeth Maestro from 2005 and updates it regularly. In 2011 Awab joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and has become an integral part of the Social Media team in an effort to enable the PTI to help bring a clean and dedicated leadership in Pakistan. Dr. Awab has been a proponent activist for free speech in Pakistan, he is also a philanthropist and has raised funds for the 2005 Earthquake. In 2009 he collected over Rs. 3 million to deliver relief goods to Swat. In 2010 & 2011 floods in Pakistan, Awab and his team mobilized to raise $250,000 to provide emergency relief to over 200,000 flood affected people. Dr. Alvi has spoken at a number of conferences, Free Expression in Asian Cyberspace & Asia 21 in 2006, GV Summits in 2008 & 2010, TEDIndia in 2009, TED 2011 & 2012, TEDGlobal 2011 & 2012, also at UK Conservative Party Conference in 2011. He is an elected member of Communications & Technical Committee at FDI World Dental Federation, the global body of Dentists around the world.