Dr Joanna Baptist

Associate Professor

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Joanna Baptist is a teacher for undergraduate students. 

    She is:

    • Teacher guardian for undergraduate students
    • Patient management (diagnosis and surgical management of oral and maxillofacial cases)
    • Member Institution image projection committee
    • Member of MaxFacts committee
    • Supervisor, clinical work
    • Actively involved in case presentations, seminars and journal clubs for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd and 4th year BDS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2010
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2005

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MCODS Mangalore Assistant Professsor Mar 2006 - Jan 2007
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MCODS Mangalore Lecturer Nov 2010 - Mar 2012
Dept of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, MCODS Mangalore Tutor Mar 2006 - Jan 2007

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Maxillofacial Pathology, Orthognatic Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Cleft lip and Palate surgery

Area of Expertise

Oral surgery, Oro-facial infections, Maxillofacial Trauma, Cleft lip and Palate

Area of Research

Drug delivery system, Aesthetic facial surgery, Head and neck oncology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India since 2013

Transient Binocular Vertical Diplopia Following Posterior Superior A Alveolar Nerve Block

Dr. S.M. Sharma

Journal of Canadian Dental Association, December 2007/January 2008

Self-medication practices for managing tooth pain amongst patients attending oral surgery clinics

Dr. S.M.Sharma Dr. Nidarsh Hegde

Oral Surgery, November 2012

Co-authored three chapters on 1.Orofacial Pain 2.Temporomandibular Disorders 3.Cysts of orofacial region

Dr. Ajay Nayak Dr. Ravikiran Ongole Dr. Shibu Thomas Dr. Thomas Zachariah

Text Book of Oral Medicine Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology, 2nd Edition, 2013

Co-Authored two chapters on 1.Oro-Facial Pain 2.Maxillofacial Trauma

Dr. Ajay Nayak Dr. Ravikiran Ongole Dr. Foluso J Owotade Dr. Thomas Zachariah

Text Book of Oral Medicine Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology, 1st edition, 2010

Assessing prescription writing practices influencing drug dispensing and health care

Sakshi Das

A medical prescription is a written order from the physician to the pharmacist and prescription writing is one of the most important and basic skills that a doctor needs. Prescribing errors may have various detrimental consequences All prescriptions ultimately are meant to be interpreted by the pharmacist. However, these end users have rarely been consulted about their perspective on prescriptions they receive on a daily basis from medical practitioners. This questionnaire based study is targeted at chemists in Mangalore City to assess their perspective on medical prescriptions and take their suggestions (if any) to improve the present deficiencies in prescription writing.