Dr. Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

Associate Professor

Department of Periodontology


    Dr. Sangeeta Umesh Nayak teaches BDS 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 students in their research work
    • She is in charge of NAAC and ISO, and is also the deputy QMR.
    • She is also a teacher guardian for undergraduate students 


Subject Semester / Year
Periodontology Third year, Final year BDS part I


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Internal auditor course on Integrated Management System (ISO 9001:2008 &ISO14001:2004) Internal Auditor TUV Rheiland (India) Pvt Ltd 2013
MDS (Master of dental surgery) Periodontology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal MAHE 2011
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) KLEs Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 2002


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Manipal Reader/Associate Professor 2015 - till date
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore Assistant Professor 2011 - 2015
MCODS, Mangalore Tutor 2005 - 2006

Azithromycin in Periodontal Therapy: Beyond the Antibiotics

June 17, 2019 Dentistry Vijendra Pal Singh Dr. Sangeeta Umesh Nayak Sunil Kumar Nettemu Sowmya Nettem Yen Hui Lee Madhu B Verma

Periodontitis is a multifactorial disease, in which microorganisms in plaque biofilm play a major role. Scaling and root planing is the primary mode of non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. Adjunctive use of an antimicrobial is advocated in certain periodontal disease conditions. Azithromycin might be considered a promising adjunctive drug in the treatment for periodontal disease because of its distinguished characteristic of immunomodulation, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic property along with the accumulation in higher concentration into the acute reactant cells and sustained release at the site of infection. This antibiotic is popular for its very simple dosage regime and limited side effects. The objective of this literature review to highlight the mechanism and potential favourable role in the management of various form of the periodontal disease. Keywords: Antibiotics; azithromycin; gingival overgrowth; macrolide; periodontal therapy.


Area of Interest

Clinical Periodontology, Dental Implantology, LASER

Area of Expertise

Periodontal surgery, Dental Implantology

Area of Research

Oro systemic link involving diabetes, Psychological stress, Individually trained oral prophylaxis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of Red Cross Society, 2012
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Periodontology, 2011
  • Life Member of Indian Dental Association, 2011
  • Contributed chapters in textbook titled “Clinical Periodontology and Implantology” by Dilip G Naik, Ashita S Uppoor, Mahesh C P, 2nd edition
  • Contributed chapter in textbook titled “Clinical Periodontology” 3rd South Asia Edition

A study to evaluate awareness of psychosomatic factors as a possible risk factor for periodontal diseases in general dental practitioners of Mangalore city

2011-01-01 Ashita Uppoor Dilip G Nayak

2011, 5(1) 19-23 , Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry.

Periodontists’ perspective of HIV manifestations

Soham Chatterjee Neetha J Shetty

2018, Volume 17/Number 4, HIV & AIDS Review.

Oral health and erectile dysfunction

Singh V P Nettemu S K Nettem S Hosa durga

2017, 10:162-6, J Hum Reprod Sci.

Knowledge and awareness of oral health among diabetic patients—a cross-sectional study from Mangalore City

Deepa G Kamath K Keshava Pai Ramya Shenoy

April–June 2015, 35(2):71–75, Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries.

Detection, removal and prevention of calculus - Literature Review

Deepa G Kamath

2014, 26, 7–13, The Saudi Dental Journal.

Insights into Smoking and its Cessation among Current Smokers in India

Almas Binnal GuruRaghavendran Rajesh Junaid Ahmed Ceena Denny E

2013, 14 (5), 2811-2818, Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev.

Evaluation of cortisol levels in gingival crevicular fluid and saliva in anxious and non-anxious patients with chronic periodontitis

Dilip G Naik Ashita Uppoor K Keshava Pai

July 2013, Vol 10 / Issue 4 page 474-481, Dental Research Journal.

Platelet-rich fibrin as palatal bandage - A case report

Mannava Y Deepa G Kamath Dash

9(12), 65-68, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development.

Effect of non-surgical therapy on salivary nitric oxide and lipid peroxidation levels in type ii diabetic and non diabetic patients with periodontal disease

Neena L Ashita Uppoor Dilip G Naik

2018, Vol 11, Issue 8, 330-336, Asian J Pharm Clin Res.

Recurrent gingival cyst of adult - A rare case report with review of literature

Karmakar S Dilip G Naik

2018, 22:546-50, J Indian Soc Periodontol.

Midline Diastema Closure by Interdisciplinary Approach-A Case Report

Ashutosh Mishra Kundabala M Neetha J Shetty Kamakshi Alekhya

2018, 9(1), 115-118, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development.

When Cogs and Gears Fail- Role of Genetics in Periodontal Diseases

Karmakar S Deepa G Kamath

2017, 2101-2105, J. Pharm. Sci. & Res. Vol. 9(10).

Periodontal Health and Its Impact on Quality of Life among Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Deepa G Kamath Keshava Pai K

2017, 8(2):86-89, World J Dent.

Periodontal Health among Non-Hospitalized Chronic Psychiatric Patients in Mangaluru City-India

Rashmi Singh Keshava Pai Kota

2016, Aug, Vol-10(8), ZC40-ZC43Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.

Evaluation of the Effect of Oral Hygiene Instructions on Maintenance of Gingival Health

2016, 7(3):123-125.World J Dent.

Diode Laser Treatment for Apthous Ulcers - A Case Report

Deepa G Kamath

May 2014, Volume : 3 | Issue : 5 | page 188-190, Peripex, Indian Journal of Research.

Probiotics in Oral Care

Deepa G Kamath

2013, 4(1) : 106-111, NJIRM.

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins - Potential Role In Periodontal Regeneration

Deepa G Kamath

2013, 4(1) : 121-124, NJIRM.

Stressing the stress in periodontal disease

Pai Keshava K

2013, 26(26): 345-348, Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

Dentinal hypersensitivity and its management - An informed view

Deepa G Kamath

2013, 27(27): 474-479. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.

A Study to Evaluate Awareness of Psychosomatic Factors as a Possible Risk Factor for Periodontal Diseases in General Dental Practitioners of Mangalore City

Ashita Uppoor Dilip G Naik Keshava pai

2011, 5(1)19-23, Journal of Oral Health Community Dentistry.

Low Level Laser: Therapeutic Applications in Dentistry - An Informed view

Deepa G Kamath

2015, Volume 03 Issue 06 June Page 6154-6161, JMSCR.

Coronally advanced flap with Platelet Rich Fibrin- An effective mode of treating gingival recession - A case report

Vijendra Pal Singh Dipen Shah

April-June 2016, 1(1):24-28, International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology.

Pyogenic Granuloma Associated With Hypertensive Medication - A Case Report

Yamini Mannava Deepa G Kamath

May – June - 2017, Volume – 2, Issue – 3, Page No. : 88 – 91. IJMSIR.

Azithromycin in Periodontal Therapy - Beyond the Antibiotics

Vijendra Pal Singh Sunil Kumar Nettemu Sowmya Nettem Yen Hui Lee Madhu B Verma

2018, 2(2):61-6J Nepal Soc Perio Oral Implantol.

    Arogyavani page in Udayavani Kannada newspaper, Gingivitis- signs, symptoms and management


    Gingivitis- article focused mainly on occurrence and how a public person can identify based the signs and symptoms of gingivitis in day today’s life. Periodontitis- article focused on what are it, its occurrence and clinical features and management in early stage and advanced stage. Halitosis- the article focused occurrence, intra oral and extra oral causes, diagnosis, management and home care.