Dr Manuel S Thomas

Associate Professor

Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics


    Manuel S Thomas teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    • Assists HOD, and works with the members of the department to achieve the departmental and institutional goal
    • Attends departmental meetings and gives valuable suggestions in the betterment and smooth functioning of the department and also attends CDEs, conferences, reading the current journals.
    • Presents scientific papers in conferences and publishes articles in reputed journals.
    • Supervises and monitors the work of under graduate and post graduate students 
    • Ensures that students are competent in their academics and clinical practice by taking discussions, demonstrations and effective theory classes.
    • Conducts and participates in departmental research activities.
    • Is involved with the patient care by treating patients and guiding students for better patient management.


Subject Subject code Semester
Dental Materials Second and third year, BDS
Conservative Dentistry Second and third year, BDS
Endodontics Fourth year, part one and two


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS (Master of Dental Sciences) Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2006
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2001


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Associate Professor 2012
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Reader 2010- 2012
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Assistant Professor 2006- 2009


Area of Interest

Clinical Aspect of Dentistry, Patient care

Area of Expertise

Endodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry

Area of Research

Patient Care, Infection Control in Dentistry

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Section Editor for Conservative dentistry and Endodontic for the Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, 2012-2013
  • Executive Editor for the Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, 2013-2014.
  • Editorial Board Member of World Journal of Stomatology.
  • Life Member of Indian Dental Association, Dakshina Kannada, 2007.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontic, 2005.
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Prosthodontics-Restorative-Periodontics, 2008.
  • Life Member of Conservative and Endodontic Society of Kerala, 2010.

Chlorodontia: Minocycline induced staining of permanent dentition


journal of conservative dentistry 2007, 10(3): 89-92.

Effect of saliva contamination and decontamination procedures on the shear bond strength of self-etch dentine bonding systems: an in-vitro study, journal of conservative dentistry


April-June, 2010; Vol 13(2): 71-5.

Inter- Appointment flare-up: A review


Kerala Dental Journal 2008; 31(4):35-36.

Comparative evaluation of the accuracy of third generation electronic apex locator (Root ZX) and conventional radiography to determine the working length- An in vivo study


Endodontology 2008; 20(1): 14-21.

Asthma and dental erosion


Kathmandu University medical journal, 2008; 6(23):370-374.

Rehabilitation of gingival architecture by a conservative method: An innovative approach


journal of conservative dentistry 2008; 11:127-131.

Delayed replantation- Can it be a success- A rare case report


Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 2008; 6(24):71-75.

Three rooted mandibular first molar with four canals


Kerala dental journal 2009; 32:147-149.

Management of foreign body aspiration and ingestion in dentistry


Kathmandu University medical journal (2009), Vol. 7, No. 2, issue 26, 165-171.

Three rooted, four canalled mandibular first molar (Radix Entomolaris): Case reports


Kathmandu University medical journal (2009), Vol. 7, No. 3, issue 27, 273-76.

Knowledge, attitude and practices among dentists on the disinfection of dental light curing unit - A cross-sectional study

Vinay Manvi

The study aims at finding out the methods of disinfection of light curing units used in various dental clinics. The study also aims at proving the load of microorganisms present on the tip of these units. Hence the purpose of this study is to adopt methods through which transmission of infections can be prevented.

    Root canal treatment


    What, why, when and how, Kannada, Arogyavani, 2007.

    Tooth bleaching


    Kannada, Arogyavani, 2013.