Dr. Deepak Kumar Singhal

Associate Professor

Department of Public Health Dentistry

Qualification: BDS, MDS



    • teaches undergraduate students.
    • is involved in activities of UG projects and also supervises PG academic activity.
    • works as teacher guardian for Undergraduate students. 
    • ISO Internal auditor.
    • Outreach camp In-charge.


Subject Semester / Year
Public Health Dentistry Second year, Third year, final year part 1


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Public Health Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2011
BDS Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2007


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor Jun 2011 -2015
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Reader June 2015 - 2017
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Associate Professor June 2017 - till date

Dental neglect and Oral health of preschool children in Udupi Taluk, India: An epidemiological survey.

Assessment of Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding deciduous dentition among the mothers of 3-5 years old pre-school children in Udupi taluk, India

Determining the prevalence and clinical consequences of untreated dental caries using PUFA index among schoolchildren in Udupi Taluk, Karnataka, India

Internet addiction pattern and its impact: a cross sectional survey among dental students


Area of Interest

Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology

Area of Expertise

Oral Health Related Quality of Life

Area of Research

Comparison of oral health status and treatment needs of 3-5 years old Anganwadi and day care centre children and their mothers oral health- related knowledge, attitude and practices in Udupi Taluk.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


Life member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2008.

Annual Member of Indian Dental Association, 2014.


Published a book titled “Oral Health Related Quality of Life: A Review” with Lambert Academic Publishing 2013.


Received the Best paper of the session award for paper presentation titled “Microbiological analysis after complete or partial removal of carious dentin using two different techniques in primary teeth: A Randomized Clinical Trial” at XVI National conference of IAPHD in Bangalore from 4-6th Nov 2011.

Socioeconomic Status and Oral Health In India - A Critical Review. Indian Journal of Dental Sciences. October 2012, Vol:4, Issue:4.

Thakur AS Acharya S Singhal DK Nivedita Rewal

Arch wire organizer: Best from waste. Manipal Odontoscope.2013, volume 5: 56-58.

Siddharth Mehta Anjali Mehta Surendra Lodha Arun Urala Deepak Singhal

Prevalence of needle stick injury among the nursing personnel in an Indian medical hospital: A cross sectional survey. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary. Vol.1, Issue 12 January 2014. 449-459.

Nishu Singla Shashidhar Acharya Ritesh Singla Deepak Singhal

Knowledge and attitude of dental students towards HIV/AIDS patients: A questionnaire survey. Journal of International Academic Research For Multidisciplinary. Vol 2, Issue 3, April 2014. 703-711.

Deepak Kumar Singhal Shashidhar Acharya Kriti Sharma

Role of patients’socioeconomic status, knowledge and attitude towards dental care on their treatment preference for Root Canal treatment versus Extraction. e-Journal of Dentistry Jul - Sep 2014 Vol 4 Issue 3. 630-636.

Nishu Singla Shashidhar Acharya Kalyana Chakravarthy Deepak Singhal Ritesh Singla

A Comparative Study Of Mutans Streptococci And Lactobacilli In Mothers And Children With Early Childhood Caries (ECC), Severe Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC) And Caries Free Group In A Low Income Population. OHDM - Vol. 13 - No. 4 - November, 2014.

Arun Singh Thakur Shashidhar Acharya Deepak Singhal Nivedita Rewal Nanika Mahajan Bhanu Kotwal

Development and Validation of a Socio-Dental Impact Locus of Control (SILOC) Scale. J Psychol Psychother 2014;4: 151.

Acharya S Pentapati KC Singhal DK Thakur AS Acharya S

Development and validation of a scale measuring the locus of control orientation in relation to socio-dental effects. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2015 Apr;16 (2):191-7.

S Acharya KC Pentapati DK Singhal AS Thakur

A Comparison of the Bleaching Effectiveness of Chlorine Dioxide and Hydrogen Peroxide on Dental Composite. Brazilian Dental Journal (2014) 25(6): 524-527.

Anirudha Agnihotry Karanjot S. Gill Deepak Singhal Zbys Fedorowicz Sambit Dash Vinicius Pedrazzi

Dental caries experience among 3-5 years old pre-school children in Udupi taluk, Karnataka, India. E-Journal of Dentistry Oct - Dec 2014 Vol 4 Issue 4. 671-676.

Deepak Kumar Singhal

Assessing the Awareness about Mercury Toxicity among Graduates of a Dental College in South India. International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2015;2(3):671-675.

Madhurima Datta Deepak Kumar Singhal Manikesh Mishra

Microbiological analysis after complete or partial removal of carious dentin using two different techniques in primary teeth: A randomized clinical trial. Dent Res J 2016; 13: 30-37.

Singhal DK Acharya S Thakur AS

The impact of lifestyles on the periodontal health of adults in Udupi district: A cross sectional study. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2016;20:330-5.

Singla N Acharya S Prabhakar RV Chakravarthy K Singhal D Singla R

Patient Safety Culture In A Private Indian Dental Institute- A Pilot Study, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology & Innovation, 04 (18); 2016, 59-67.

Arun Singh Thakur ShashidharAcharya Deepak Singhal Nivedita Rewal Vinay Kumar Bhardwaj

Role of oral diseases and personality on dental illness perception in adults of Udupi Taluk, Karnataka

Kriti Sharma

The postgraduate student project

Prosthetic treatment need and associated life course determinants in partially edentulous adults in Udupi Taluk.

Kriti Sharma

The Postgraduate student project

Comparison of efficacy of chlorhexidine, hydrogen peroxide and tulsi extract mouth rinses in reducing halitosis using Spectrophotometric analysis.

Kriti Sharma

The Postgraduate student project

Evaluation of the awareness about mercury toxicity among graduates of a South Indian dental college: A questionnaire survey.

The undergraduate student project

Dental Anxiety among patients visiting Dental OPD in Dental College in South India.

The undergraduate student project

Evaluation of attitude and ability to handle medical emergencies in clinical set up among dental students.

The undergraduate student project