Dr Deepa G Kamath


Department of Periodontology


    • Deepa G Kamath teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Subject Semester / Year
Periodontology Third year, Final year part I


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PG Diploma in Laser Dentistry Laser Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences , Manipal 2013
MDS (Masters in Dental Surgery) Periodontics Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2001
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) College of Dental Surgery, Mangalore, MAHE University 1997


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore Additional Professor 2012
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore Associate Professor 2006-2012
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore Assistant Professor 2001- 2006

Comparative Evaluation of Plaque Inhibitory and Antimicrobial Efficacy of Probiotic and Chlorhexidine Oral Rinses in Orthodontic Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial

June 21, 2019 Dentistry Shreya Shruthi Shah Dr Supriya Nambiar Dr Deepa G Kamath Ethel Suman Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan

Background. Antimicrobial agents serve as an effective adjunct in plaque control, and chlorhexidine has been the gold standard. However, the philosophy that natural agents are better for children’s oral health is on the rise. Probiotic technology represents a breakthrough approach to maintain oral health by utilizing natural beneficial bacteria commonly found in healthy mouths. Aim and Objective. To compare efficacy of probiotic and chlorhexidine oral rinses in orthodontic patients. Materials and Methods. 30 healthy patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment were randomly selected for the study by block randomization and allocation concealment and were divided into three groups: group a, 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash; group b, probiotic mouthwash; and group c, a control group. Results. Probiotic and chlorhexidine groups had significantly decreased plaque indices as compared to the control group. However, greater improvement was seen in the gingival indices than plaque indices with better results in the probiotic group than the chlorhexidine group. No statistical significance was observed in the streptococcus count of probiotic and chlorhexidine groups at the end of the intervention period. Conclusion. The comparison of probiotics to chlorhexidine has proven that probiotics are as effective as chlorhexidine as an adjunctive chemical plaque control agent.


Area of Interest

Laser Dentistry, Periodontal Diagnosis, Periodontal Maintenance

Area of Expertise

Lasers in Periodontics

Area of Research

Knowledge and Awareness and of Periodontitis and OHRQL in Diabetics

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Coordinator of Advanced Dental Studies Committee in Laser.
  • Member of Infection Control Committee.
  • Member of Restorative Committee.
  • Member of Board of Studies.
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Periodontology, 2002.
  • Life Member of Indian Dental Association, 2011.
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Periodontics and Restorative Prosthodontics, 2007.

Bone morphogenetic proteins - potential role in periodontal regeneration

2013-01-01 Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2013, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine.

Comparative Evaluation of Plaque Inhibitory and Antimicrobial Efficacy of Probiotic and Chlorhexidine Oral Rinses inOrthodontic Patients - A Randomized Clinical Trial

Shreya Shruthi Shah Supriya Nambiar Ethel Suman Bhaskaran Unnikrishnan Asavari Desai Sanchit Mahajan Kushan Kishore Dhawan

2019, International Journal of Dentistry.

Knowledge and awareness of oral health among diabetic patients—a cross-sectional study from Mangalore City

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak K Keshava Pai Ramya Shenoy

2015, Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries.

Detection, removal and prevention of calculus: Literature Review

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2014, The Saudi Dental Journal.

Nonsurgical approach in the management of amlodipine induced gingival enlargement

Shreshta C Shreshta C Ashita Uppoor Mahesh C P

2010, Journal of Nepal Dental Association.

Dental caries experience of preschool children in Mangalore India

Ramya Shenoy Sequeira P S Rao A Pai D

2009, Journal of Nepal Dental Association.

Platelet-rich fibrin as palatal bandage - A case report

Mannava Y Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development.

Recurrent gingival cyst of adult: A rare case report with review of literature

Karmakar S Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2018, J Indian Soc Periodontol.

Perio-Ortho Interactions - A Review

Nadimpalli Harshita David Kadakampally

2018, J. Pharm. Sci. & Res.

Corticosteroids - Assets and liabilities on periodontium

Nadimpalli harshita

2018, Asian J Pharm Clin Res.

Subgingival Airpolishing - A Simple and Cost Effective Medical Insurance

Sayantan Karmakar

2017, J. Pharm. Sci. & Res.

When Cogs and Gears Fail - Role of Genetics in Periodontal Diseases

Karmakar S Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2017, J. Pharm. Sci. & Res.

Periodontal Health and Its Impact on Quality of Life among Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak Keshava Pai K

2017, World J Dent.

Diode Laser Treatment for Apthous Ulcers: A Case Report

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2014, Peripex, Indian Journal of Research.

Probiotics in Oral Care

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2013, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine.

Dentinal hypersensitivity and its management- An informed view

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2013, Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences (J Pharm Biomed Sci.)

Effect of socioeconomic status on periodontal health of a population in Mangalore

Dr. Verma B R R Dr. Sai Giridhar Kamath

2012, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine.

Pyogenic Granuloma Associated With Hypertensive Medication - A Case Report

Yamini Mannava, Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2017, IJMSIR.

Diode laser and fluoride varnish in the management of dentin hypersensitivity

P Rohit Jain Dilip G Naik Ashita Uppoor

2015, Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry.

Low Level Laser - Therapeutic Applications in Dentistry - An Informed view

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2015, JMSCR.

Comparison of periodontal status of urban and rural population in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state

B R R Varma Sai Giridhar Kamath Ramya Shenoy

2010, Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry.

Maintenance of dental implants

Pai D G Nayak D G Peter S

2005, Kerala Dental Journal.

Know thy neighbor in orbital infections

2003, Karnataka Journal of Ophthalmology.

Management of dentinal hypersensitivity using fluoride varnish and diode lase

2011-01-01 Rohit Jain

Postgraduate, 2011-2014. This study aims to assess the combined use of 810nm diode laser and fluoride varnish (Bifluorid 12) for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity.