CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
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).
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|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
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Population Oral Health, Behavioural Research, Biostatistics
Area of Expertise
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.
Investigation of the transmigrated canine in an orthodontic patient population. J Orthod. 2012; 39:89-94; quiz 137. PubMed PMID: 22773671.
Risk factor profiles of head and neck cancer patients of Andhra Pradesh, India. Indian J Cancer. 2012; 49:215-9. PubMed PMID: 23107973.
Efficacy of extrinsic stain removal by novel dentifrice containing papain and bromelain extracts. J Young Pharm. 2012; 4:245-9. PubMed PMID: 23493413.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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
Clinical pain evaluation with intraoral vibration device during local anesthetic injections. J Clin Exp Dent 2015;7:e23-7. PMID: 25810837
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
Efficacy of triphala mouth rinse (aqueous extracts) on dental plaque and gingivitis in children. J Investig Clin Dent 2015;6:206-210. PMID: 24850703
Prevalence of oral potentially malignant disorders in workers of Udupi taluk. South Asian J Cancer 2015;4:130-3.
Role of salivary malondialdehyde in assessment of oxidative stress among diabetics. J Oral Biol Craniofacial Res 2016;6:42-45.
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.
Children’s perception about children with dental fluorosis
The Postgraduate student project
Prevalence of dental caries, Malocclusion, traumatic dental injuries among school children of Udupi district and their impact on family
The Postgraduate student project
Reliability of intra-oral camera using teledentistry in screening of oral diseases.
The undergraduate student project