Dr P Kalyana Chakravarthy

Associate Professor

Department of Public Health Dentistry

Qualification: BDS, MDS



    teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    is involved in activities of UG research projects, and also supervises PG academic activity.  

    in-charge of Udupi Dental clinics (Urban out-reach centre).


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


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Public Health Dentistry Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2010
BDS Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2004


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Public Health Dentistry, MCODS, Manipal Associate Professor 2015 - till date
Department of Public Health Dentistry, MCODS, Manipal Reader 2014 - 2015
Department of Public Health Dentistry, MCODS Manipal Assistant Professor 2010 - 2014

Association of distal caries on 2nd molar with impacted mandibular 3rd molar

Evaluation of cortisol concentration in saliva and its correlation with hemodynamic parameters as a measure of stress during minor oral surgical procedure


Area of Interest

Population Oral Health, Behavioural Research, Biostatistics

Area of Expertise

Oral Epidemiology

Area of Research

Population Oral Health and Oral Epidemiology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


Life Member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2007.


Published a book titled 'Dental Indices' – Ready reckoner 1st edition, CBS Publications New Delhi 2014


Stain removal efficacy of a novel dentifrice containing papain and Bromelain extracts--an in vitro study. Int J Dent Hyg. 2011; 9:229-33. PubMed PMID: 21356017.

Kalyana P Shashidhar A Meghashyam B Sreevidya KR Sweta S

Investigation of the transmigrated canine in an orthodontic patient population. J Orthod. 2012; 39:89-94; quiz 137. PubMed PMID: 22773671.

Kumar S Jayaswal P Pentapati KC Valiathan A Kotak N

Risk factor profiles of head and neck cancer patients of Andhra Pradesh, India. Indian J Cancer. 2012; 49:215-9. PubMed PMID: 23107973.

Addala L Pentapati KC Reddy Thavanati PK Anjaneyulu V Sadhnani MD

Efficacy of extrinsic stain removal by novel dentifrice containing papain and bromelain extracts. J Young Pharm. 2012; 4:245-9. PubMed PMID: 23493413.

Chakravarthy P Acharya S

Relationship between obesity/overweight status, sugar consumption and dental caries among adolescents in South India. Int J Dent Hyg 2012; 10:240-4. PubMed PMID: 22081959.

Honne T Pentapati K Kumar N Acharya S

Association of anthropometric measures and dental caries among a group of adolescent cadets of Udupi district, South India. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2012; 13:256-60. PubMed PMID: 23043883.

Chakravarthy PK Chenna D Chenna V

Relationship of body mass index and dental caries with oral health related quality of life among adolescents of Udupi district, South India. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2013; 14:155-9. PubMed PMID: 23595623.

Chakravarthy KP Thippeswamy HM Kumar N Chenna D

Oral health impact, dental caries, and oral health behaviors among the National Cadets Corps in South India. J Investig Clin Dent. 2013; 4:39-43. PubMed PMID: 22767492.

Pentapati KC Acharya S Bhat M Krishna Rao SV Singh S

Relationship between anthropometric measures and dental caries among adolescent National Cadets Corps of Udupi district, south India. J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2013; 4:167-70. PubMed PMID: 23633856 .

Chakravarthy PK Suresh G Chenna D Chenna V

Knowledge of dental decay and associated factors among pregnant women: a study from rural India. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2013; 11:161-8. PubMed PMID: 23757454.

Pentapati KC Acharya S Bhat M Rao SK Singh S

Prevalence of dental pain and its relationship to caries experience in school children of Udupi district. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent. 2014;15:371-5. PubMed PMID: 24683004.

Kumar YS Acharya S Pentapati KC

Socioeconomic mobility and tobacco consumption patterns in fish industry workers in Udupi District of coastal Karnataka. Indian Journal of Dental Research 2014;25:653-656. PMID: 25511068

Acharya S Pentapati KP Acharya S

Clinical pain evaluation with intraoral vibration device during local anesthetic injections. J Clin Exp Dent 2015;7:e23-7. PMID: 25810837

Nasehi A Bhardwaj S Kamath AT Gadicherla S Pentapati KC

Development and validation of a scale measuring the locus of control orientation in relation to socio-dental effects. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2015;16:191–197. PMID: 25367819

Acharya S Pentapati KC Singhal DK Thakur AS

Efficacy of triphala mouth rinse (aqueous extracts) on dental plaque and gingivitis in children. J Investig Clin Dent 2015;6:206-210. PMID: 24850703

Bhattacharjee R Nekkanti S Kumar NG Kapuria K Acharya S Pentapati KC

Prevalence of oral potentially malignant disorders in workers of Udupi taluk. South Asian J Cancer 2015;4:130-3.

Kumar YS Acharya S Pentapati KC

Role of salivary malondialdehyde in assessment of oxidative stress among diabetics. J Oral Biol Craniofacial Res 2016;6:42-45.

Komal S Pai KM Vineetha R Kalyana P

Effect of Aloe vera, chlorine dioxide, and chlorhexidine mouth rinses on plaque and gingivitis: A randomized controlled trial. J Oral Biol Craniofacial Res. 2016;6:55-59.

Kumar YS Acharya S Urala AS Pentapati KC

Children’s perception about children with dental fluorosis

Hannan S Pentapati KC Acharya S

The Postgraduate student project

Prevalence of dental caries, Malocclusion, traumatic dental injuries among school children of Udupi district and their impact on family

Kalaiselvi V Pentapati KC Acharya S

The Postgraduate student project

Reliability of intra-oral camera using teledentistry in screening of oral diseases.

Priti Nanda Mishra Siddharth Narayanan Mehrshad Damania Garima Sachdeva Geetanshu Bhalla

The undergraduate student project