Dr Puttur Laxmish Mallya

Associate Professor

Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics


    • Puttur Laxmish Mallya teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
      He is involved in preclinical teaching, treating patients, and research work and teacher guardianship. He is also departmental material in charge.
    • Undergraduate and post graduate teaching.
    • Member institutional purchase committee.
    • Member Board of studies for under graduate (MAHE)


Subject Semester / Year
Conservative Dentistry Second, third, fourth semester BDS
Endodontics Fourth semester, BDS
Dental Material Second semester, BDS
Pre-Clinical Conservative Dentistry Second semester, BDS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Manipal College Of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2009
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Rajiv Gandhi University 2006


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Reader 2013
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore Assistant Professor 2010-2013
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor 2009-2010


Area of Interest

Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Restorative dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry

Area of Expertise

Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Restorative dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry

Area of Research

Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Restorative dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

1.      Comparative evaluation of microbiological contamination of white coat of dental students, interns, post graduates and staff in dental clinic setup.

2.      Knowledge, attitude and practice of confidentiality of patients records among dental health care professionals in Mangalore city.

3.      Evaluation of knowledge, practice and skills of dental practitioners in the treatment of tribocorrosion.

4.      Evaluation of tribocorrosion of tooth and its associated etiologies.

5.      Evaluation of dental interns perception and self confidence levels regarding endodontic treatment.

A comparative study of contact angle of calcium hydroxide to root canal dentine using different vehicles- An in vitro study

2012-01-01 Shashirashmi Acharya Vasudev Ballal Narayana Prabhu

2012, journal of endodontology.

Profilometric study to compare the effectiveness of various finishing and polishing techniques on different restorative glass ionomer cements

Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry / May-Aug 2013 / Vol-3/ Issue-2; 86- 90.

The Pathway of Endo Perio Relationship

Global Journal for Research Analysis. May 2014; 3(5): 107-109

Dental management of patients suffering from drooling: Review and update

International Journal of Advanced Research(2014) Vol 2, Issue 7, 615 – 618

An Update in the Use of CBCT in Endodontics

British Biomedical Bulletin (2014), Vol 2, Issue 3, 467-471

Herbal oral care: an old concept or a new model?

International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences(2014) Aug;2(3): 818-821

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

JOURNAL OF International Medicine and Dentistry, 2015; 2(3): 186-203.

Pattern of Radiographic Referrals among Interns during Endodontic Treatment: A Survey.

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Biological and chemical sciences, March – April 2016 RJPBCS 7(2), 1563.

Pharmacology in Endodontics: A Review Article.

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Biological and chemical sciences, September – October 2016 RJPBCS 7(5) , 2481

Evaluation of students’ hand washing knowledge, practices and skills in a college setting.

Indian Journal of Public Health research & development, January-March 2017, Vol. 8, No. 1, 115-19.

Quit Tobacco: Are We Prepared?

Indian Journal of Public Health research & development, April-June 2017, Vol. 8, No. 2, 216-219.

Endo Perio, The Communication

Endo- Perio, The Communication, 2013 (Textbook)

Awareness about the management of avulsed tooth among medical interns in Mangalore,India

Indian Journal of Public Health research & development, October 2018, Vol. 9, No.10. 212-216.

Confocal LASER Scanning Microscopy (CLSM) For Evaluation of Endodontic Microflora - A Review

Indian Journal of Public Health research & development, January 2019, Vol 10, No. 1. 69-73.

Calcific Metamorphosis: An Insight

Dentistry Dr Shreya Dr. Roma M Dr Puttur Hegde. Laxmish Mallya

Trauma to the dental hard tissues often leads to clinical complications and the management appears as a challenge to the practitioner. The incidence of calcific metamorphosis is bound to be approximately 4 - 24%. Following calcific metamorphosis, attempt to negotiate canals and working through it to the full working length may lead to iatrogenic complications such as separated instrument, perforation etc. Calcific metamorphosis is distinguished by hard tissue deposition within the pulp space and the characteristic yellowish discoloration of the crown. Various practitioners proposed the treatment modalities for CM according to their experience and suggested that the treatment should be carried out with the earliest detection of CM or to wait and treat till the symptoms or radiographic signs of pulpal death are noticed. Keywords: Calcific metamorphosis, Calcification, Pulp canal obliteration, Pulp disease, Trauma