Dr Arun S Urala

Professor and Head

Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Qualification: BDS, MDS


    Arun S Urala is Professor at and Head of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, MCODS Manipal. 


Subject Subject code Semester
Orthodontics II. III AND IV BDS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics MCODS Mangalore 2006
BDS Yenepoya dental college, Mangalore 2001


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
MCODS, Manipal Professor August 2006 till date


Area of Interest

Patient Care and Material Science

Area of Expertise

Patient care

Area of Research

FEM Studies on arch wires, Bond Strength of Orthodontic Adhesives Friction in Orthodontic arch wires, Bracket Recycling

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Indian Orthodontic Society LM 2212.
  • Presented at 8th International Conference on Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine at Brooklyn, New York in April 2015.
  • Guest lecture at New York University on 23rd April 2015.

1. Divya S, Urala AS. Orthodontic retention procedures: orthodontist-based questionnaire study. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop. 2018;154(5):617.

2. Divya S, Urala A, Prasad G, Pentapati K. Sella turcica bridging a diagnostic marker for impacted canines and supernumerary teeth. J Int Oral Heal. 2018;10(2):94–8.

3. Singla R, Urala AS, Singla N. Two phase therapy for skeletal class II malocclusion – A case report. Indian J Public Heal Res Dev. 2018;9(11):259–61.

4. Natarajan M, Rao B, Urala AS. A case of five mandibular incisors. Dent Update. 2017;44(8):787–92.

5. Tadikonda A, Pentapati K-C, Urala A-S, Acharya S. Anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis effect of Papain, Bromelain, Miswak and Neem containing dentifrice: A randomized controlled trial. J Clin Exp Dent. 2017;9(5):e649–53.

6. Mehta S, Urala AS, Vineetha R, Mehta A, Lodha S. Assessment of age with mandibular first molar: An orthopantogram study | Ocena wieku na podstawie obrazu na zdjęciu pantomograficznym pierwszego dolnego zęba trzonowego. Dent Med Probl. 2017;54(2):179–82.

7. Divya S, Urala AS. Bisphenol A in orthodontic adhesives. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop. 2017;152(2):145.

8. Pai D, Kamath AT, Menon G, Urala A, Kumar S, Nayak S, et al. Recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocations in geriatric patient on antipsychotic drugs and its conservative management. Asian J Pharm Clin Res. 2017;10(11):8–10.

9. Singla R, Urala AS, Vineetha RV, Singla N. Skeletal maturity assessment using calcification stages of mandibular canine. J Int Oral Heal. 2017;9(3):126–9.

10. Sivadasan G, Urala AS, Pentapati K. Will similar force magnitude cause differential tooth movement? Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop. 2017;152(3):292–3.

11. Yeturu SK, Acharya S, Urala AS, Pentapati KC. Effect of Aloe vera, chlorine dioxide, and chlorhexidine mouth rinses on plaque and gingivitis: A randomized controlled trial. J Oral Biol Craniofacial Res. 2016;6(1):55–9.

12. Lodha S, Mehta S, Urala A. Glass ionomer splint remover. J Clin Orthod. 2013 Mar;47(3):198.

13. Sharma P, Arora A, Valiathan A, Urala A, Acharya SR. Gradual grinding of a talon cusp during orthodontic treatment. J Clin Orthod. 2012;46(2):111–4.

14. Urala AS, Desai D, Holla A. Technique tips - ADH appliance: An alternative for patients allergic to acrylic. Dent Update. 2012;39(8):600.

15. Kumar S, Urala AS, Kamath AT, Jayaswal P, Valiathan A. Unusual intraosseous transmigration of impacted tooth. Imaging Sci Dent. 2012;42(1):47

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The effect of soft drinks on friction between the arch wire and bracket-an in vitro evaluation.

In-vitro evaluation of new adhesive systems to prevent demineralisation adjacent to orthodontic brackets and to assess bracket bond strength

An in-vitro comparative evaluation of effects of reconditioning on the base morphology, slot width and shear bond strength of stainless steel metallic brackets

Effect of vibration on frictional forces on retraction of orthodontic brackets along arch wire.

The effect of alcohol free and alcohol containing mouth rinses on the force decay of elastomeric chains- an in vitro study