Dr Neeta Shetty


Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics


    Neeta Shetty teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


    • Guides IIBDS students with Operative Dentistry preclinical work and clinical training.
    • Is involved in postgraduate training by providing clinical guidance and demonstrations.
    • Is co-ordinator for the course. 
    • Is in charge of the final BDS students.
    • Is involved in the Restorative dentistry certificate.
    • Professor.
    • Under graduate teacher.
    • P G guide.




Subject Subject code Semester
Preclinical Operative Dentistry Second semester, BDS
Dental Materials Second semester, BDS
Conservative Dentistry Third semester, BDS
Endodontics Fourth semester, BDS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS (Masters of Dental Surgery) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics A.B.Shetty Memorial Institution of Dental Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 2000
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore University 1994
Ph.D Manipal College of Dental Sciences,Mangalore 2019


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Additional Professor 2012 till date
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Associate Professor 2006-2012
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Reader 2005-2006
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Assistant Professor 2001-2005
Manipal College of Dental Sciences,Mangalore Professor Academician Clinician 18 years 6 months


Area of Interest

Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Dental materials

Area of Expertise

Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics

Area of Research

Dental Education,Women dental health, Intracanal medicaments

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Dental Association.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics.
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Prosthodontics-Restorative-Periodontics.
  • ACE-karnataka.

Atypical referred pain- A case report

2004-01-01 Premanand Kamath

2004, Endodontology Indian endodontic society. This case describes the diagnosis of referred pain in the posterior tooth and its management.

Effficacy of Probiotic Drink Containing Lactobacillus Casei Shirota Strain on Factors Affecting Dental Caries

2019-18-06 Mary Byju Dr Kundabala M Dr Ramya Shenoy

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of probiotic drink on factors affecting dental caries. Materials and Method: A three phase study where 12 volunteers were recruited with a DMFT score >3.The unstimulated saliva samples were collected prior to the start of intervention .The saliva samples were also collected after two weeks of consumption of the probiotic drink ,Yakult (Yakult Honsha co.,Ltd) and after wash out period of two weeks .These samples were cultured to detect the Streptococcus mutans level by colony count and to detect pH using pH strips. The volunteers were also asked to maintain a diet chart to determine sugar exposure. Results: The mean of Streptococcus mutans colony count has significantly decreased from 27.17 (baseline count) to 2.50 (two weeks of intervention) respectively and has increased to 11.75 (washout period of two weeks). The mean of pH at baseline,after two weeks of intervention and after washout period were 6.08,6.92 and 7.00 respectively. The correlation coefficient of dietary sugar exposure with Streptococcus mutans count for baseline and after two weeks of intervention were -.227 and -.007 respectively. Conclusion: Probiotics when used as a regular drink reduces the Streptococcus mutans count in the oral cavity. People who have high sugar exposure can also control the oral microbiome with regular usage of probiotic with no significant variation in the salivary pH. It exhibits transient colonisation and lacks substantivity. Keywords: Probiotics; Lactobacillus casei shirota; Streptococcus mutans ; salivary pH; sugar exposure

Effectiveness of dental health education on utilisation of restorative dental care among rural women associated with self-health groups of Mangalore taluk

2014-01-01 Dentistry

Department of Conservative Dentistry studies the effectiveness of dental health education on utilisation of restorative dental care among rural women in self-health groups of Mangalore taluk.

Antibacterial effect of two different concentration of sodium hypochlorite on enterococcus faecalis biofilms in root canals :A systematic review.

Outcome of root canal obturation using thermoplastic injectable technique and carrier based obturation technique :A systematic review

A comparative study to quantify the area of obturating material, sealer and voids in root canals obturated with resilon/epiphany and gutta-percha with different sealers- An in vitro study