Dr. Aparna IN

Professor, Director Planning,Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


    Professor and Coordinator of Centre for full mouth Implant rehabilitation

    Director Planning,Manipal Academy of Higher Education


Subject Subject code Semester
Fixed and Removable prosthodontics
Maxillo-facial Prosthetics
Oral Implantology


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certificate in Epidemiology and Research Methodology Biostatistics Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2012
Certificate in Laser Dentistry Laser Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2010
Certificate in Oral Advanced Implantology Implant Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2007
Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthesis Maxillofacial Prosthetics Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2009
MDS Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge MAHE University, Manipal 1998


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Professor and Head 2011
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Professor 2007
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Associate Professor 2003
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Assistant Professor 1998
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Tutor 1997

Replacement of missing anterior tooth using screw retained implant prosthesis in the esthetic zone: a case report with 3 years of follow up.

Ahmad M Dhanasekar Balakrishnan Naim H

As more and more dental practitioners are focusing on implant-supported fixed restorations, some clinicians favor the use of cement retained restorations while others consider screw-retained prosthesis to be the best choice. As both types of prostheses have certain advantages and disadvantages, clinicians should be aware of the limitations of each type. Screw-retained implant restorations have an advantage of predictable retention, retrievability and lack of potentially retained sub-gingival cement. However, a few disadvantages exist such as precise placement of the implant for optimal and esthetic location of the screw access hole and obtaining passive fit. On the other hand, cement retained restorations eliminates unaesthetic screw access holes; have passive fit of castings; reduce stress to splinted implants because of minor misfit of the framework; reduced complexity of lab procedures; enhanced esthetics; reduced cost factors and non disrupted morphology of the occlusal table. This case report presents the replacement of missing left central incisor using screw-retained implant prosthesis due to palatal trajectory of the implant placement and inadequate abutment height for retention of cement retained prosthesis.

Functional and Aesthetic Rehabilitation of a Geriatric Patient With Cleft Palate: A Case Report. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2014; 2: 21-26.

Dhanasekar Balakrishnan Khanna G Lingeshwar D Agarwal P

Cleft palate defect with complete edentulism in elderly patients presents a prosthodontic challenge for complete denture fabrication. Such large defects are very difficult to restore by surgical intervention and have direct consequence on such functions as mastication and speech, on aesthetics, and on the patient's mental attitude. This article describes a case report in which a 76-year-old female patient underwent restoration with a closed hollow bulb obturator for a large cleft palate defect.

Validation of implant stability: A measure of implant permanence. IJDR 2011; 22:462-7.

Mall N Dhanasekar B

Implant stability is a requisite characteristic of osseointegration. Without it, long-term success cannot be achieved. Continuous monitoring in a quantitative and objective manner is important to determine the status of implant stability. Measurement of implant stability is a valuable tool for making decisions pertaining to treatment protocol and also improves dentist-patient communication. Owing to the invasive nature of histological analysis, various others methods have been proposed like radiographs, cutting torque resistance, reverse torque, modal analysis, resonance frequency analysis and Implatest® . This review focuses on objectives and various methods to evaluate implant stability.

A comparative evaluation of linear dimensional accuracy of the dies obtained using three conceptually different die systems in the fabrication of implant prosthesis: An in vitro study. IJDR 2014; 25(2): 197-203.

Ahmad M Balakrishnan D Narayan

Spring-loaded custom tray: an alternative technique for recording impressions in a patient with a restricted mouth opening, March/April 2014 General Dentistry. Online access.

Manawar Ahmad Dhanasekar Hina Naim


Area of Interest

Implant supported fixed restorations

Area of Expertise

Prosthodontics and Implantology

Area of Research

Oral Implatology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life Member     International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Life Member     Indian Prosthodontic Society
Life Member     Indian Dental Association
Life Member     Indian Society of Prosthodontics and Restorative Periodontics
Life Member     Karnataka Prosthodontic Society
Life Member     Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry

Evolution of surgical guidance in implant dentistry

2013-01-01 Kalra M Dhanasekar B

2013, 40:577-578

3-D orientation of iris in an ocular prosthesis using customized shade

2013-01-01 J Prosthet Dent

J Prosthet Dent, 2013, 22:223-225.X

Implant crest module: A review of biomechanical considerations

2013-01-01 Dhanasekar B Lingeshwar D Gupta L.

An innovative technique to restore velopharyngeal incompetency for a patient with cleft lip and palate

2013-01-01 Ahmed M Dhanasekar B Naim H


Effect of frequency and amplitude of vibration and role of a surfactant on void formation in models poured from polyvinyl siloxane impressions

2011-14-04 J Conserv Dent Reddy NK

2011 April, 14(2):151-5

Spring-loaded custom tray: an alternative technique for recording impressions in a patient with a restricted mouth opening,

Manawar Ahmad B. Dhanasekar Hina Naim

Occular prosthesis-An Aesthetic vision, Journal of Nepal Dental Association 2010;11(1)14-18.

Jain DC Hegde V Dhanasekar Balakrishnan

Ridge splitting with immediate implant placement-A case report, Indian J Stomatol 2011;2(2)6-9.

Dhanasekar B Lingeshwar D Lokendra Gupta Puneet Hegde

Emerging anti bacterial coated dental implants: a preventive measure for peri- implantitis

Varun Yarramaneni IN Aparna Akanksha Sachdeva Dhanasekar Balakrishnan, Nayana Prabhu

World Journal of Dentistry 2016;7(4):195-98.

Prosthetic management of total glossectomy patients: a review

Varun Yarramaneni Dhanasekar Balakrishnan Saumya Kapoor Aparna IN

International journal of prosthodontics and Restorative dentistry. 2016;6(3):66-68

Technique Tips – A Simplified Technique of Fabricating Foldable Mandibular Complete Denture using a Custom-made Hinge Assembly

2016-20-12 Sangeeta J Nair Aparna IN S Pradeep Nayana Prabhu Dhanasekar B

Dental Update 2016;43(9):896

Undergraduate- Fatigue life analysis of Dental Implants


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