Dr Kundabala M


Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics


    Kundabala M teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    She guides undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD scholars. She is also involved in guidance of students’ short term research projects. 

    Co-ordinator for Fellowship in Restorative dentistry.

    Member of core committee , HR committee, Patient care committee, PG Board of Conservative dentistry, Vice chairperson of IEC, KMC Mangalore.

    Ph.D. and postgraduate Guide, undergraduate teacher.


Subject Semester / Year
Conservative dentistry and Endodontics Second, third and fourth year (Part 1 & 2), BDS
Pre-clinical Conservative dentistry Second year, BDS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS (Master of Dental surgery) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Governmental Dental College, Bangalore 1992
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) General dentistry Government Dental College, Bangalore 1989


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Lecturer/Asst. Professor Undergraduate teaching 21-04-1992 to 20-04-1995
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manglore. Reader Undergraduate /postgraduate teaching 21-04-1995 to 20-04-1998
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manglore Assoc. Professor Undergraduate /postgraduate teaching 20-04-1998 to 19-08-1998
Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore Assoc. Professor Undergraduate /postgraduate teaching 20-08-1998 to 20-04-2000
Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore . Professor Undergraduate /postgraduate teaching 21-04-2000 to 30-11-2000
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Professor Undergraduate /postgraduate teaching 02-12-2000 to 19-09-2006
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manglore Professor Undergraduate /postgraduate teaching Training candidates for postgraduate certificate course 20-09-2006-till date 01-10-2014
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manglore Associate dean Administration 11-03-2010 to 10-03-2015

VGST research grant for Govt. of Karnataka under K-Fist level-1 in 2013-14 and 2016-17 Received Travel grant from 3M ESPE in 2014


Area of Interest

Endodontic Disinfection

Area of Expertise

Endodontic therapy, Dental Esthetics , Dental restorations

Area of Research

Endodontic irrigants, Endodontic microbiology, Regenerative Endodontics

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Vice President of Federation of Operative Dentistry India (FODI) 2004-2005.
  • Editor-In –Chief, Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, An International Publication of ISPRP from 2011-2013.
  • Life member of Federation  of Opeative Dentistry INDIA (FODI), Indian Endodontic Society(IES),Indian Society of Prosthodontics Resorative & Perodontics (ISPRP),member of Indian Dental Association IDA).
  • Executive Committee member of F.O.D.I 2004-2005.
  • Executive Committee member of Indian Endodontic Society for 2007-2008,2008-2009, 2009-2010.
  • Founder Secretary for “ Restorative Study Group – 2000” Reviewer of Journal Lancet, IJDR, Saudi Endodontic journal, IJPPD, European Endodontic Journal of Conservative Dentistry 2000-2017.
  • Scientific Advisor for Official Journal of IES-“ENDODONTOLOGY”.
  • Chairperson, Scientific Committee for 17th F.O.D.I conference and 10th I.E.S Conference held at   Mangalore 2002.
  • Vice chairman of FODI PG Convention  held at Mangalore in 2007.
  • Organizing secretary of 2nd South zonal conference held in Mangalore in 2019.


The maxillary lateral incisor with Type IV canal morphology

2000-01-01 Rajesh P Laxmikanth Chatra

2000, JIAOMR Vol. 11 No.1, Jan-Mar.

Endodontic miscellany- An unusual vertical fracture

2004-01-01 Bhat KS Dua KK

2004, Endodontology Vol16.

Anti-amalgam campaign- can we be a part of it

2005-01-01 Shashi Rashmi Acharya Vasudev Ballal

2005, KDJ 28(3): 27-28.

Anatomical variation of maxillary sinus mimicking a peri-apical cyst- A case report

2005-01-01 Basnet P Kamath MP Menda A

2005, KUMJ, 3(4): 415-417.

Diabetes and the dental pulp


2005, KDJ. 2005; 28(2): 23.

Incidence of post-operative pain following single visit endodontic therapy in vital, non-vital teeth with or without periapical radiolucency

2005-05-01 Priyanka Singh

2005, Kerala dental journal Vol.28,No.2, May 2005.

Conventional vs rapid treatment modality for wide canals

2005-06-01 Vidya Saraswathi Shashi Rashmi Acharya

Endodontology 2005; June 17(1): 15-17.

Removal of implanted gutta percha- A case report

2005-01-01 Neeta Shetty

Kundabala M, KDJ, 2005; 28(1): 13-15.

Influence of post space preparation on the marginal integrity of a glass ionomer cement root end restoration- An in vitro study

2005-01-01 Arindam Dutta Shashi Rashmi Acharya Vidya Saraswathi

J Cons Dent. 2005, 8(3): 4-13.

A comparative evaluation of the accuracy of third generation electonic apex locator (Root ZX) in presence of various intracanal irrigants

2006-01-01 Yogesh Goel Shashi Rashmi Acharya Vasudeva Ballal

Endodontology. 2006; 18(1): 28-33.

Management of dentinal hyper sensitivity: A review

2011-01-03 Mandakini Mohan Abhishek Parolia

Endodontic miscellany- An unusual vertical fracture

Maxillary First Molar with Two Palatal Canals: A Rare Case Report

2018-23-02 Dentistry Soniya Hussain Dr. Roma M Soniya Hussain

Thorough knowledge of clinician about the internal anatomy and its possible variations is very important for the success of root canal therapy. Variations in the no. of roots, root canals and configurations make the therapy more difficult to perform.. Missed and non-negotiable canals during the treatment could affect the outcome of treatment. Clinician should be careful while treating maxillary first molars because of its root curvatures , additional canals and variations in internal morphology. Finding the MB2 canals in the mesiobuccal root is routine. Palatal canal is usually single, large canal which is broad mesiodistally and mirrors the root in which it houses. Rarely there are modifications in palatal canal. This paper presents a rare case report of endodontic management of a maxillary first molar with 2 palatal canals

Research in Public Health Dentistry - MCODS Mangalore | Manipal Academy of Higher Education

2014-14-01 Dentistry Dr Ramya Shenoy

Department of Public Health Dentistry studies the effectiveness of dental health education program using digital aids in dental clinics.

VGST research grant for Govt. of Karnataka under K-Fist level-1 in 2013-14 and 2016-17 Received Travel grant from 3M ESPE in 2014