Dr Swati

Associate Professor

Department of Periodontology


    Swati 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
    • Is DCI in charge for the Department
    • Is the web co-ordinator for the Department
    • Is the teacher guardian for undergraduate students
    • Is the staff mentor for MAHESRF


Subject Subject code Semester
Periodontology D07 Third year, Final year BDS part I


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) Periodontology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal MAHE 2010
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 2007


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Manipal Reader/Associate Professor 2014 – till date
Department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore Assistant Professor 2010- 2014

Assessment and comparison of nuclear changes seen in gingivitis and periodontitis using fluorescent microscopy

October 09, 2019 Dentistry Tanya Sawhneya Nidhi Manaktala Swati Srikant N

Abstract Introduction and objectives: The objective of this study was to observe the evolution of genotoxicity (micronucleation, binucleation and multinucleation) from normal to periodontally compromised gingival epithelium (gingivitis and periodontitis) and to compare the severity of damage. Methods and material: 45 participants formed 3 different categories; a control group of 15 healthy subjects, 15 subjects with gingivitis and 15 with chronic periodontitis. Smears were collected from all the gingiva and stained with acridine orange stain. A total of 500 cells were evaluated under fluorescent microscopy for nuclear abnormalities such as micronuclei, binucleation and multinucleation. The statistical analysis used was one way ANOVA and posthoc Tukey test. Results and conclusion: A statistically significant difference was observed when the age of the 3 groups were compared (p = 0.002); the control group were younger than those with chronic periodontitis or gingivitis. With respect to genotoxic changes, the differences for binucleation (p = 0.002) and multinucleation (p < 0.001) were statistically significant thus suggesting advanced damage in the nucleus. Such changes in genotoxicity could be of help to a clinician in determining prognosis. © 2019 Sociedad Espa˜nola de Anatom´ıa Patol´ogica. Published by Elsevier Espa˜na, S.L.U. All rights reserved.


Area of Interest

Clinical Periodontology, Periodontal medicine, Dental Implants

Area of Expertise

Periodontal surgery, Dental Implantology

Area of Research

Periodontal medicine, Oral hygiene products

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

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

Periodontal disease and pregnancy hypertension - A clinical correlation

2013-01-01 Betsy Thomas Pralhad Kushtagi

2013, 84: 1118 - 1125, Journal of Periodontology.

Nanorobots - Future in Dentistry

Neetha J Shetty David Kadakampally

2013, 25: 49 - 52, Saudi dental journal.

Simultaneous detection of periodontal pathogens in sub gingival plaque and placenta of women with hypertension in pregnancy

Swati Betsy S Thomas Saadi Abdul Wahab Satya Moorthy Kapaeppu Pralhad Kushtagi

2012, 285: 613 - 619, Arch Gynecol Obstet

Effect of Socioeconomic status on gingival health following periodontal therapy

Dilip G Naik Shrestha P Ashita Uppoor

2011, 7:13-18, The International Journal of Oral Health.

Concept of Minimally Invasive Indirect Veneers

Manuel S Thomas Alok Kumar Basaiwala

April 2017, Pg 32 – 36, The New York State Dental Journal.

Periodontal awareness in different health care professionals: A questionnaire survey

Betsy Thomas

2011, 1: 64 – 7, J Edu Ethics Dent.

Periodontal Dressings - An Informed View

Neetha J Shetty David Kadakampally

2013, January; 26(26); 269- 272, Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences (J Pharm Biomed Sci.).

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Potential Role in Periodontal Regeneration

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak Deepa G Kamath

2013, Vol. 4(1). Jan – Feb 121 – 124, NJIRM.

Probiotics in Oral Care

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak Deepa G Kamath

2013, Vol. 4(1). Jan – Feb 106 – 111, NJIRM.

Primary Implant Stability, a factor for successful Osseointegration

Dr Abhishek Zingade

December 2014, Vol 2, issue 12, Pg 3401 – 3406, Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research.

Journey towards periodontal regeneration

Neetha J Shetty

September 2015, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp 166- 169, International Journal of Current Innovation Research.

An Invitro study of determination of Anti-Bacterial, Antioxidant, Anti- Inflammatory potential of piper betel essential oil

Ashita Uppoor

2015, 6(2): 37-44, NJIRM.

Evaluation of anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic potential of mouthrinse containing piper betel essential oil

Paridhi Bhargava Srinivas Mutalik Pallavi Krishna Shetty Dilip G Naik Ashita Uppoor

Mar – Apr 2016, Int J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm.7 (Suppl 2)

Quantification of intra osseous bone defects by conventional versus 3Dimensional Imaging Techniques - An In Vivo Study

Dr. Anukriti Chhabra Ashita Uppoor Dilip G Naik Dr. Neelesh Singh

2016, Volume 4, Issue 5, 1377-1385, International Journal of Advanced Research.

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

Sangeeta Umesh Nayak

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

Determination of Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties of Rose Extract- An In vitro Study.

Devyani Bahl Raviraj Devkar Anirudh Chakravarthy Srinivas Mutalik

2016, 8(10); 1695-1697, International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research.

Towards a common etiopathogenesis - Periodontal disease and endometriosis

Thomas V Ashita Uppoor Dilip G Naik Kushtagi P

2018, 11:269-73J, Hum Reprod Sci.

Corticosteroids - assets and liabilities on periodontium

Nadimpalli Harshita Deepa G Kamath

2018, Vol 11, Issue 8, 56-60, Asian J Pharm Clin Res.

De- epithelialization of Gingival Hyperpigmentation – An informed view

Zingade AN Kumbhojkar V

2012, Pg 63 - 66, Indian Journal of Dental Research and Review.

Unifying etiopathologic association between Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy Hypertension

Pralhad Kushtagi

Sept – Oct 2011, Vol 6, Issue 1:26 – 31, Terndz In Medical World

General Anesthesia – An Option for Periodontal surgery – A case report

Betsy S Thomas Amit Garg

Nov 2009, Vol 3, Issue 1, Journal of the Society of Periodontists & Implantologists of Kerala.

Antiplaque and anti-gingivitis effect of a mouthwash containing 0.5% zinc citrate and 0.2 % triclosan

2012-01-01 Dr Paridhi Bhargava

2012-2015, Postgraduate student. A variety of oral hygiene products are commercially available the treatment of gingivitis. This is an attempt to compare 2 commercially available fluoride containing mouthwashes with and without the active ingredients which are 0.5% zinc citrate and 0.2% triclosan.