Dr. Dhanasekar Balakrishnan


Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


    Dhanasekar Balakrishnan is Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, MCODS, Manipal.

    He is the faculty for centre for fullmouth Implant rehabilitation


Subject Subject code Semester
Prosthodontics First-Fourth BDS and postgraduates
Prosthodontics Postgraduates, Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics PG Diploma in Dental Materials
Prosthodontics Dental Mechanics
Dental Implantology Certificate course in Oral Implantology


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certificate in Laser Dentistry Laser Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2010
Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthesis Maxillofacial Prosthetics Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2009
Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Oral Implantology Oral Implantology MCODS, Manipal 2007
MDS Prosthodontics S D M, DHARWAD 2002
BDS Manipal college of Dental Sciences, Manipal 1998


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Professor and Head 2015
Faculty of Dentistry, MMMC, Melaka, Malaysia Professor and Head 2011-2013
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Professor 2011
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Associate Professor 2007- 2011
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Reader 2005- 2007
Department of Prosthodontics, MCODS Manipal Assistant Professor 2002 - 2005

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Dental Association, 2002.
  • Life Member of Indian Prosthodontic Society, 2003.
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Prosthodontics and Restorative Periodontics, 2007.
  • Member of International Congress of Oral Implantologist, 2012.
  • Associate Member of Malaysian Dental Association, 2002.

Three-dimensional orientation of iris in an ocular prosthesis using a customized scale

2013-01-01 Lokendra Gupta I N Aparna Nayana Prabhu Nirjalla Malla

Journal of Prosthodontics

Evolution of surgical guidance in implant dentistry

2013-01-01 Manav Kalra Aparna IN

Dental Update

Recreating an aesthetically and functionally acceptable dention- A Multidisciplinary approach

2013-01-01 Mukesh Goyal Shelly Goyal Veena Hegde Aparna I N

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

2013-01-01 Manawar Ahmad I N Aparna Hina Naim

British Medical Journal Case Rep

Fabrication of a Surgical Splint in an Emergency situation: A clinical report

2012-01-01 Lokendra Gupta I N Aparna

American College of Prosthodontics

An Evidence based restoration of esthetically challenged Maxillary Anterior arch wth Andrews Brisdge system- A Case report

2016-15-06 Dhanasekar Balakrishnan Manawar Ahmed

Dentistry 2016,6(1)

Treatment of Dental Flourosis with Porcelain Veneers for esthetically compromised maxillary anteriors

2016-25-08 Dhanasekar Balakrishnan Manawar Ahmed

International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Inventions,2016:3(5)1876-81

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

2016-14-10 Varun Yarramaneni, IN Aparna Akanksha Sachdeva Dhanasekar Balakrishnan, Nayana Prabhu

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