Dr Nanditha R Sujir

Associate Professor

Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology


    • Teaches undergraduate students. 
    • Resource person for Certificate course in Cone Beam Computed Tomography
    • Teacher guardian for first year students.
    • Member Institutional Academic Reputation Cell, Alumni Relations Committe, and Patient care committe



Subject Semester / Year
Oral Medicine and Radiology


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Fellowship MAHE-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2019
MDS Oral Medicine and Radiology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2013
BDS Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences Senior Lecturer Under graduate teaching August 5th 2013 To November 17th 2014
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor Under graduate teaching November 20th 2014 To September 21st 2015
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Assistant Professor Under graduate teaching September 22nd 2015 To August 7th 2017
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Reader Under graduate teaching August 8th 2017 To Present

Prevalence of Oral Lichen Planus among Patients visiting MCODS, Manipal.

Dr Nanditha R Sujir

Challenges in Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer: Cases Series Izazovi u ranoj dijagnostici oralnoga karcinoma: opis slučajeva

September 20, 2019 Dentistry Dr Nanditha R Sujir Keerthilatha Pai Dr Junaid Ahmed Dr Ceena Denny E Dr Nandita Shenoy

Abstract Oral cancer has an overall survival rate of only 50%. This prognosis is significantly improved when this disease is diagnosed and treated in its early stages. Oral cancer is usually associated with classical clinical features associated with malignancy resulting in accurate diagnosis. However, certain cases of oral cancer, especially in its early stages, can be clinically deceptive and can be misdiagnosed. There is a recent trend of changing demographics and etiology associated with oral cancer adding to the diagnostic challenges faced by the clinician. The awareness of these changing trends is needed to aid in early diagnosis of oral cancer. In this case series, we have presented three cases of patients with challenging aspects.

Frontal Sinus as an aid in Gender Identification in Forensic Dentistry:A Retrospective Study using Cone Beam Computed Tomography

April 23, 2018 Dentistry Dr Ceena Denny E Anu S Jacob Dr Junaid Ahmed Dr Srikant N Dr Almas Binnal Dr Nanditha R Sujir

Aim: The aim of our study was to measure the frontal sinus morphology that could aid us in gender determination and also to assess the difference in measurements between the right and left frontal sinus. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was done using 100cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images (50 males and 50 females) matched with age and gender with full field of view (FOV). The examinations were carried out using Promax 3DMid (Planmeca Oy., Helsinki, Finland) CBCT unit. The frontal sinus was assessed in coronal, sagittal and axial planes, and the maximum measurements in each section were recorded. The results to compare the right and left frontal sinus were analysed using paired-tests and independent Student's t-test was used to compare the difference in measurements of frontal sinus between the males and females Results: We found that the left side of the frontal sinus was bigger than the right side, and while comparing between the genders, it was found that the measurements were greater in males. Statistically significant results were obtained on comparing between the sides and gender. Conclusion: As mentioned in previous studies, frontal sinus measurements are significantly higher in males compared with females which can, therefore, be used in gender identification in cases of mass disasters. Clinical significance: Frontal sinus measurements can be used as an adjunct in gender identification in mass disasters and with advances in technology. Cone beam computed tomography, in addition to providing accurate measurements, has overcome all the disadvantages with two -dimensional imaging.

Clinical Characteristics of Oral Lichen Planus: A Prospective Study

February 24, 2018 Dentistry Dr Nanditha R Sujir Keerthilatha M. Pai Sunil Mutalik Nidhi P. Chauhan Dr Junaid Ahmed

ClinicalBackground: Oral lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease with an uncertain etiology. OLP is predominantly seen in middle aged women. The symmetric lesions of OLP are often accompanied by burning sensation. The lesions have a low risk of malignant transformation. This study aims to describe the clinical characteristics among patients visiting the out-patient department. Material and Method: This study was conducted for a duration of 1 year. Patients diagnosed with OLP according to the modified WHO diagnostic criteria and histopathological examination were included in the study. Demographic data, detailed history and clinical findings of the patients with OLP were recorded. Results: Among a total of 15,670 individuals examined, 8973 (57.26%) were male and 6877 (42.74%) were female. Patients diagnosed with OLP were 85, among whom 44 (51.8%) were female and 41 (48.2%) were male. The overall prevalence of OLP is 0.54%. Symptomatic OLP was noted in 77.6 % of the patients. The most frequently affected oral sites were buccal mucosa, tongue and gingiva. The most frequently associated systemic diseases were diabetes and hypertension. Conclusion: The data observed is mostly similar to previous studies reported. Difference in geographic area and number of enrolled patients may justify the observed differences. Characteristics of Oral Lichen Planus: A Prospective Study


Area of Interest

Areas of interest Oral cancer and Pre-Cancerous lesions, Orofacial Pain, Medical Education

Area of Expertise

CBCT Imaging, Interprofessional Education Practice and Care

Area of Research

Oral Lichen Planus, Forensic dentistry, TMD

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


  • Life member in Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • Life Member Asian Academy of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Radiology
  • Indian Dental Association Member and Editor: 2019-2020

MRI evaluation of movement of the mandibular condyle and articular disk on application of an occlusal splint.

Nanditha Sujir Keerthilatha M. Pai

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012; 133(6) 711.

Effectiveness of bone scans in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint.

Nanditha Sujir, Keerthilatha M. Pai, Nidhi Pathak

Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (2012) 41,708. .

A progressively enlarging swelling of the palate

Nidhi P. Chauhan Keerthilatha M. Pai Sunil Mutalik R. Balakrishnan Manna Valiathan Nanditha Sujir

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. In press. Available online from September 2012.

Calcifying Odontogenic Cyst – A rare report of a non-neoplastic variant associated with cholesterol granuloma

Dr. Manikkath Aparna Dr. Mukund Gupta Dr. Nanditha Sujir Dr. Abhay Kamath Dr. Monica Solomon Dr. Keerthilatha Pai Dr. Raghu Radhakrishnan.J

Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14(6):1178-82.

Hypercementosis: a rare finding in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Hitesh Shoor Nanditha Sujir Sunil Mutalik Keerthilatha M Pai

BMJ Case Rep2014. doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-202370

Calcifying odontogenic cyst: a rare report of a nonneoplastic variant associated with cholesterol granuloma

Aparna M Gupta M Kamath A Solomon M Pai K Radhakrishnan R

The journal of contemporary dental practice. 2013 Nov 1;14(6):1178.

Hypercementosis: a rare finding in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. BMJ case reports

Shoor H Mutalik S Pai K M

2014 Nov 26;2014:bcr2013202370.

A progressively enlarging swelling of the palate. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology

Chauhan N P Pai K M Mutalik S Balakrishnan R Valiathan M

2014 Feb 1;117(2):132-7.

Clinical Characteristics of Oral Lichen Planus: A Prospective Study

Pai K M Mutalik S Chauhan N P Junaid Ahmed

Transylvanian Review. 2017;1(8).

Oral Habits and Their Association With Signs And Symptoms Of Temporo Mandibular Disorders: A Gender Comparison Study

Agarwal A Junaid Ahmed Nandita Shenoy Ceena Denny E Almas Binnal

Transylvanian Review. 2017(13)

Sublingual varices due to hypertension; is it a possibility?

Jacob AS Junaid Ahmed Nandita Shenoy Almas Binnal

Le travail humain. 2018(2).

Frontal sinus as an aid in gender identification in forensic dentistry - A retrospective study using cone beam computed tomography

Ceena Denny E Jacob A S Junaid Ahmed Natarajan S Almas Binnal

2018, Jan 1;9(1):34-7, World Journal of Dentistry.

Challenges in Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer: Cases Series.

Junaid Ahmed Pai K Ceena Denny E Nandita Shenoy

2019, Jun 10;53(2):174-80, Acta stomatologica Croatica.