Dr. Prajna. P. Nayak

Assistant Professor

Department of Public Health Dentistry

Qualification: BDS, MDS

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    She:

      • teaches undergraduate students
      • is involved in activities of UG projects and
      • supervises PG academic activity

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

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

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Public Health Dentistry SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital Dharwad, India 2012
BDS A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2006

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore Assistant Professor 2012- 2014
Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Salem Assistant Professor 2014-2015
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Lecturer 2015-2019
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor 2019 - till date

1.  Geomapping of time-trends and spatial distribution of oral cancer

2.  Geographic accessibility of dental health services in the coastal districts ok Karnataka

3.  Content analysis of tobacco cessation apps

4.  Cost-Utility Analysis of free denture program ‘Danta Bhagya Yojane’

5.  COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on dental students in South India

6.  Innovative solutions to improve geriatric oral health in India: Alliance for healthy ageing

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Epidemiology; Health informatics

Area of Expertise

Oral Epidemiology

Area of Research

Clinical trials; Spatial epidemiology and geo-mapping

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Membership:

Life member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2009.

Achievements:

•  Secured 3rd rank in the university in the subject of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (BDS) examination conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore in 2005.

•  Have mentored graduate students under the Short Term Studentship project of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 2014.

COVID 19 related knowledge, attitude and practice evaluation among dental patients in Udupi District - A cross sectional survey.

The postgraduate student project

Geographic accessibility of dental health services in the coastal districts ok Karnataka

The postgraduate student project

Mobile applications (apps) in Restorative dentistry and Endodontics: Content analysis using Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS)

The graduate student project