Dr Nishu Singla

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. 
    • maintains departmental records.
    • works as website coordinator. 
    • member of Board of studies for undergraduates.


Subject Subject code Semester
Public Health Dentistry Second year, Third year, Final year part 1


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certificate Course Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology Department of Statistics 2013
MDS Public Health Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2012
BDS Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2007


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor 2012- 2016
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Reader 2016 - till date

Factors affecting dental attitudes of the adults of South India: A cross sectional study.

Knowledge, attitude and practices of hookah use among dental students: A cross-sectional study


Area of Interest

Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology

Area of Expertise

School Dental Health Programs

Area of Research

Lifestyles and Periodontal Health

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


  • Life Member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2009.


  • Contributed questions for the National Board of Examination question bank for the entrance test at postgraduate level as a Subject Expert.
  • Published a book titled “Success of School Dental Health Programs: A Review” with Lambert Academic Publishing 2013

Undergraduate research students’ perspective from an Indian dental school. Manipal Odontoscope Dec 2012; 4: 6-9.

Shashidhar Acharya Kalayana Chakravarthy P. Nishu Singla

North Karnataka patients’ expectations of orthodontic treatment – A questionnaire study. E journal of Dentistry 2013; 3(1):318-25.

Ritesh Singla Nishu Singla Madhumitha N. Vijay R. Naik

Oral health care during pregnancy – An overview. Guident Dental Journal 2013; 6(10):82-3.

Nishu Singla Ritesh Singla

“Oral health care in aging: A Review”. Guident Dental journal 2013; 12(6): 64-67.

Nishu Singla Ritesh Singla

Assessment of External root resorption – A radiographic study. E journal of dentistry 2014; 4(1): 545-556.

Sandeep Kasana Ritesh Singla Nishu Singla

Green Dentistry: A revolution. A review. Guident 2014;7(4):86-87.

Nishu Singla Ritesh Singla

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 2014; 1(12):449-459.

Nishu Singla Shashidhar Acharya Ritesh Singla Deepak Singhal

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 2014; 4(3): 630-636.

Nishu Singla Shashidhar Acharya Kalyana Chakravarthy Deepak Singhal Ritesh Singla

Effect of oil gum massage therapy on common pathogenic oral microorganisms - A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology 2014; 18(4): 441–446.

Nishu Singla Shashidhar Acharya Suganthi Martena Ritesh Singla

Success of School Health programs: A review. International journal of health sciences and research 2015; 5(4): 295-302.

Nishu Singla Shashidhar Acharya Kalyana Chakravarthy Ritesh Singla

Oral Manifestations of HIV: A Review. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary 2015, 3 (8). pp. 335-348.

Nishu Singla Ritesh Singla

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

Nishu Singla Shashidhar Acharya Ramprasad Vasthare Prabhakar Kalyana Chakravarthy Deepak Singhal Ritesh Singla

Comparative Study of Lifestyle-related Risk Factors of Periodontal Disease among Urban and Rural Population of India. World J Dent 2016; 7(3):129-134.

Ritesh Singla Shashidhar Acharya Nishu Singla

Knowledge and perceived adequacy of dental implants among the dental Interns: A cross-sectional survey

Undergraduate Student Project.