Dr. Neetha J Shetty

Professor & Head

Department of Periodontology


    Dr. Neetha J Shetty teaches BDS and postgraduate students.


    • Is actively involved in academic and clinical teaching for 3rd and final year part 1 students
    • Is involved in case discussions, assessments, seminars, journal club presentations and case presentations of postgraduate students
    • Guides undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research work
    • She is also stock in charge for Department


Subject Semester / Year
Periodontology Third and final year BDS, Part 1
Periodontology Post graduate students


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) Periodontology AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences 2005
BDS (Bachelor of dental surgery) Yenepoya Dental College Mangalore , Mangalore University 1997


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore Assistant Professor 2006 - 2011
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore Reader 2008 - 2010
Department of Periodontology, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Mangalore Assistant Professor 2005 - 2006
Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore Lecturer Conducted pre-clinical classes for 2nd and 3rd BDS students Supervised clinical cases for 3rd and final BDS students
AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Assistant Professor Taken theory classes for 3rd and final BDS students, Supervised clinical cases and conducted case discussions for 3rd and 4th year BDS students
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Manipal Reader-Associate Professor and presently Professor and Head 2011 – till date

Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of potassium nitrate desensitizing mouthwash and a toothpaste in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity

January 01, 2008 Dentistry Neetha J Shetty Ashith. M. V.

Postgraduate student, 2008-2011. Potassium Nitrate has been used as a desensitizing agent to treat dentinal hypersensitivity. The effectiveness of a potassium nitrate is evaluated both in the form of a toothpaste and a mouthwash in a clinical study. Thirty patients were assessed using evaporative stimuli and thermal stimuli and response was evaluated using Visual Analogue Scale at baseline, at 2 weeks and 4 weeks. The patients were divided into group I - fifteen patients who used toothpaste containing 5% potassium nitrate, sodium fluoride, xylitol and triclosan, group II - Fifteen patients who used mouthwash containing 3% potassium nitrate, sodium fluoride, xylitol and triclosa . The results of both the assessment methods indicated that potassium nitrate toothpaste as well as mouthwash showed statistically significant decrease in the sensitivity score on a Visual Analogue Scale. This was effective in reducing the symptoms of dentinal hypersensitivity when used either as toothpaste or as a mouthwash. But, there were no statistically significant differences between the groups, although both were effective in the treatment of hypersensitivity.


Area of Interest

Clinical periodontology

Area of Expertise

Periodontal surgeries, Dental Implantology

Area of Research

Oro systemic link involving diabetes, dentinal hypersensitivity, halitosis, Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Red Cross Society, 2012
  • Life Member of Indian Dental Association, 2011
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Prosthodontics, Restorative and Periodontics, 2006
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Periodontology, 2005

Desmoplastic peripheral ameloblastoma - A case report

2006-01-01 Pusharaj Shetty Neetha R Thomas

2006, Kerala Dental Journal.

Periodontists’ perspective of HIV manifestations

Soham Chatterjee Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

2018, HIV & AIDS Review.

A Single Stage Surgically Facilitated Rapid Orthodontic Technique with Alveolar Bone Augmentation in the Treatment of Various Dental Malocclusions - Case Series

2015, Surgery Curr Res.

Periodontally assisted osteogenic orthodontics : A review

2015, International Archives of Integrated Medicine

Journey towards periodontal regeneration

2015, International Journal of Current Innovation Research

Future of Periodontics - Nanotechnology

2015, International Journal of Applied Nanotechnology

Inverted periosteal technique – a solution to multiple teeth recession

2014, Dent Open J

Nanorobots: Future in Dentistry

P Swati K David

2013, The Saudi Dental Journal

Double papilla repositioned flap for the treatment of isolated recession - A case report

2013, Singapore Dental Journal

Evaluation of the Clinical Efficacy of Potassium Nitrate Desensitizing Mouthwash and a Toothpaste in the Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Sunita Sharma Ashita Uppoor

2012, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry

Comparative Analysis on the effect of Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Povidone Iodine mouthrinses on plaque accumulation and gingival Inflammation

Nisha Vasu

2016, International Journal of Advanced Research

Periodontal ligament-Cells - A review

Shetty N Thomas B Aga A Nayak D

2008, Dentistry-on –line (The International Dental Forum)

The Impact of Platelet Rich Fibrin on Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO)- A Perio-Ortho Interdisciplinary Case Report

Chatterjee Soham M V Ashith

2019, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development

Correlation between Type of Diet and Periodontal Parameters

Harshit Atul Kumar

2018, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development

Management of a Complicated Coronal Third of Root Fracture by Interdisciplinary Approach - A Case Report

Adithya Sanapala Kundabala M L N V Kamakshi Alekhya

2018, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development

Connective Tissue Rolled Pedicle Graft With Hydroxyapatite Bone Graft for Ridge augmentation - A Case Report

Dr. Alekhya Kamakshi

2016, Indian journal of Applied Research

Periodontal Dressings: An Informed View

David Kadakampally Pralhad Swati

2013, Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences (J Pharm Biomed Sci.)

Root Coverage of Severe Gingival Recession Using Pedicled Buccal Pad Fat

2013, NJIRM

Comparison of Neutrophil functions in diabetic & healthy subjects with chronic generalized periodontitis

Biju Thomas Amita Ramesh

2008, Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

Comparative study of a stabilized 0.1 %chlorine dioxide with 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthrinse in inhibiting the formation of volatile sulphur compounds (VSC)

David Kadakampally Dr Kamala Ramya Shenoy

2013, Indian Journal of Applied research

Influence of orthodontic labial movement of mandibular Incisors on the level of gingival margin – a retrospective case study

Subraya Mogra Ashita Uppoor Dilip G Naik

2010, JSPIK

Vaccination against Periodontitis - The saga continues

2009, Research Priorities for Meeting Oral health Goals in Developing Countries, ISRD & IADR (India Section)

Desmoplastic peripheral Ameloblastoma - A case report

Biju Thomas Pushparaj Shetty

2006, Kerala Dental Journal