Dr. Shashidhar Acharya

Professor and Head

Department of Public Health Dentistry

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    He:

    • Teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    • Guides research projects and engages in research activities.
    • Coordinator of international collaborations with dental schools in Europe as part of the Amchi program.
    • Organizing Chairman  of National Conference of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, held on November 20-22, 2015 at Manipal.
    • Program founder and coordinator for the MIDST international summer school program at Manipal University.
    • Internal examiner for MU.  
    • Chairman of the Board of studies for Public Health Dentistry at Manipal University
    • Member of the examination panel at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,Bangalore,KLE University,Belgaum, SRM University,Chennai,BP Koirala Instt of Health Sciences,Nepal.
    • Member of Editorial board for Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, the highest impact factor journal in Community Dentistry.

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Public Health Dentistry Third year and Fourth year-Part 1

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certificate course in Biostatistics Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology Manipal University 2013
MDS Community Dentistry Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2002
BDS University of Mysore 1998

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
TA Pai management Institute, Manipal Guest Faculty in Health Care Management stream Topics covered include Health care delivery systems and health planning in India, quality, environmental management and occupational safety management in health care. 2012 - till date
Department of Public Health Dentistry, MCODS Manipal Head of the Department 2011 till date
Department of Public Health Dentistry, MCODS Manipal Professor 2010
Department of Public Health Dentistry, MCODS Manipal Associate Professor 2008
Department of Public Health Dentistry, MCODS Manipal Assistant Professor 2003
Bapuji Dental College, Davangere Assistant Professor January 2003 to June 2003

Effectiveness of Colgate sensitive pro relief in reliving dentinal hypersensitivity.

Cynical hostility and its relationship with dental anxiety among Udupi population.

Factors affecting dental health utilities among Indian dental patients.

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Population oral health

Area of Expertise

Oral Epidemiology

Area of Research

Population Oral Health and Oral Epidemiology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Membership:

  • Life Member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2001.
  • Life member of Indian Dental Association.

Guest Lectures :

  • Titled “Research Misconduct – Key Considerations” at the CDE programme conducted by the Department of Public Health Dentistry MCODS, Manipal on 6th July 2013.
  • Titled “Oral Cancer Screening- The best bet in the fight against Oral Cancer” delivered at the Symposium of the Oral Health Policy for the State of Karnataka-Phase 1, held at the Yenepoya Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore on 17th of February 2014.

Contributions to textbooks :

  • ‘Stress among students in developing countries-Overview.’ In Psychology of Stress. Ed. Kimberly V. Oxington, Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York. 2005. Website: www.novapublishers.com
  • 'Principles of Dental Public Health Administration’. Textbook of Public Health Dentistry. Ed. Poonam Sikri. CBS Publishers.
  • ‘Epidemiology of Oral cancer’. Soben Peter. Essentials of Public Health Dentistry. ed.  Ashwini Rao. Arya Medi Publishing House Pvttd.

Achievements :

  • Achieved ISO 9001 and 140001 for the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry by rewriting the Departmental and Quality System Procedures.
  • Member of the FDI advisory committee on Dental Ethics for the preparation of the Dental Ethics Manual  (http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_6ethics-manual.html)
  • Subject expert for Community Dentistry for question paper setting for the National Postgraduate entrance exam conducted by Manipal University and the Sikkim-Manipal University.
  • Subject expert for Community Dentistry for question paper setting for the Postgraduate exam in Community Dentistry conducted by Katmandu University, Nepal.
  • External examiner for Final year BDS course at the B.P.Koirala Instt of Health Sciences, Dharan.Nepal.
  • Guest faculty at T.A.Pai Management Institute conducting courses on “Public health and community practices” and “Environmental health and safety management in health care” for the PGDM Healthcare management programme. 
  • Presented a draft plan for “Addressing oral cancer and Tobacco cessation in Dental Practice” during the formulation of an Action Plan for Promoting Oral Health & Surveillance in the South-East Asia Region, conducted by WHO in association with AIIMS, New Delhi on 27 - 28 October 2014.
  • Successfully conducted ‘AMCHI Project’ from last four years.
  • Reviewer for Indian Journal of Medical Research,  International Journal Of Dental Hygiene, Indian Journal Of Dental Research, Journal Of Dental Education, BMC Oral Health, Oral Health And Preventive Dentistry, Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, Journal Of Public Health Dentistry.

Dental caries, its surface susceptibility and dental fluorosis in South India. Int Dent J. 2005 Dec;55(6):359-64.

Acharya S

Specific caries index: A new system for describing untreated dental caries experience in developing countries. J Public Health Dent. 2006 Fall; 66(4):285-7.

Acharya S

Professionalization and its effect on health locus of control among Indian dental students. J Dent Educ. 2008 Jan; 72(1):110-5.

Acharya S

Oral health-related quality of life and its associated factors in an Indian adult population. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2008; 6(3):175-84.

Acharya S

Oral-health-related quality of life during pregnancy. J Public Health Dent. 2009 Spring;69(2):74-7.

Acharya S Bhat PV

Dental anxiety and its relationship with self-perceived health locus of control among Indian dental students. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2010; 8 (1):9-14.

Acharya S Sangam DK

Influence of socioeconomic status on the relationship between locus of control and oral health. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2011; 9(1):9-16.

Acharya S Pentapati KC Singh S

Work stress and oral health-related quality of life among Indian information technology workers: an exploratory study. Int Dent J. 2012 Jun; 62(3):132-6.

Acharya S Pentapati KC

Socioeconomic mobility and tobacco consumption patterns in fish industry workers in Udupi District of coastal Karnataka. Indian J Dent Res. 2014 Sep-Oct;25(5):653-6.

Acharya S Pentapati KC 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.

Acharya S Pentapati KC Singhal DK Thakur AS

Comparative evaluation of antiplaque and antigingivitis effect of aloevera, chlorine dioxide and chlorhexidine mouth rinses: A randomized control trial.

Y Sravan Kumar

The postgraduate student project

Oral potentially malignant disorders- prevalence and risk factors among small scale industrial workers of udupi taluk.

Y Sravan Kumar

The postgraduate student project

Prosthetic treatment needs and associated life course determinants in partially edentulous adults of age 18-35 years in Udupi taluk.

Kriti Sharma

The postgraduate student project

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

Kriti Sharma

The postgraduate student project

Role of oral diseases and personality on dental illness perception in adults of udupi taluk, Karnataka.

Kriti Sharma

The postgraduate student project

Evaluation of antiplaque and antigingivitis effect of a dentifrice containing papain, bromelain, miswak and neem and a standard dentifrice: A Randomised Control Trial.

Abhinav T.N.

The postgraduate student project

Molar incisor hypomineralization: a study of prevalence and severity in udupi taluk karnataka.

Abhinav T.N.

The postgraduate student project

Evaluation of oral health literacy status and its relationship with self-efficacy among patients attending a dental outpatient clinic.

Shatakshi Srivastava

The postgraduate student project

Comparison of bacterial contamination rates of personal mobile phones used in the clinics of an Indian dental school- a cross sectional study.

Raashi Raj

The postgraduate student project

Project ‘ Denta-compressor’ in MUTBI

The undergraduate student project

Project LOCHAN – Braille system for oral health education (awarded 2nd prize in SEADDE student clinician program)

The undergraduate student project

Dental students’ perspective on poverty and rural dental practice and their assessment of preparedness in serving the underserved.

Raashi Raj

The Postgraduate student project

Evaluation of efficacy of extracts from Mangifera indica, Citrus aurentifolia and Annona reticulate against Candida albicans adherent to acrylic denture base resin: An in-vitro study.

Kalaiselvi

The Postgraduate student project

Community based screening for oral premalignant and malignant lesions using WhatsApp: a feasibility study.

Kalaiselvi

The Postgraduate student project

Prevalence of malocclusion, dental caries and dental trauma among 12 to 15 year old school children and its impact on the quality of life of their family.

Kalaiselvi

The Postgraduate student project

Assessment of ciliary motility and Nasal Mucociliary Clearance (NMC) using Methylene Blue dye amongst bidi smokers, cigarette smokers and non-smokers; a case-control study

Budhaditya Paul

The Postgraduate student project

Orthodontic patient preferences and choice in clinical decision-making

Budhaditya Paul

The Postgraduate student project

Measurement of association between Malocclusion, Dental trauma and Nutritional status in adolescents of Udupi Taluk : A cross-sectional study

Budhaditya Paul

The Postgraduate student project

Comparative assessment of conventional GIC type IX and Miracle mixTM restorative materials using Atraumatic Restorative Treatment(ART) – A randomized controlled trial.

Valerie D'costa

The Postgraduate student project

    Indian Express

    2013-26-08

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    Times Of India

    2013-22-08

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    Udupi Today

    2013-01-01

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    Deccan Herald.

    2013-01-01

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