Dr Santhosh Kumar

Associate Professor

Department of Periodontology


    Santhosh Kumar teaches undergraduate students and also treats patients.
    He is involved in preclinical training, clinical demonstrations, discussions, routine periodontal care and patient treatment.


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Periodontology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2009
BDS A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2005


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental sciences, Manipal Associate Professor July 2014 - till date
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental sciences, Manipal Reader July 2013 - July 2014
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor July 2009 - July 2013

Evaluation of the association of radiographic vertical bone loss with food impaction, trauma from occlusion and restoration overhang in patients: an observational study

Dr KM Bhat Santhosh Kumar


Area of Interest


Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Memeberships Held:
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Periodontology 
  • Life member of Red Cross society,  2014.
  • Indian Dental Association (IDA) Manipal branch
Delivered following guest lectures
  • “Oral hygiene in pregnant women” at TMA Pai Udupi on the occasion of International women’s day organized by IDA manipal branch on 10th March 2014.
  •   “Oral hygiene awareness in pregnant and children”, Department of OBG, KMC Manipal. Organized by Department of periodontology. Awareness programme, on 29th July 2013.
  •  “Oral health in pregnant women” – Colgate IDA in Gynecology ward, K.M.C Manipal, Manipal university, Manipal, India. on 24th March 2012


Development in techniques for gingival depigmentation - An update

Kumar S Bhat GS Bhat KM

Indian Journal of Dentistry 2012; 3:213-221.

Comparative evaluation of gingival depigmentation by diode laser and cryosurgery using tetra fluoro-ethane: 18-month follow-up

Singh V Bhat GS Kumar S Bhat KM

Clinical Advances in Periodontics 2012;2:129-134.

Full mouth re-restoration of partially edentulous dentition: a perio-dontic, endodontic, orthodontic and prosthodontic interrelationship-2year follow-up

Kumar S Bhat GS Bhat KM

Journal of interdisciplinary dentistry 2012;2: 211-214.

Comparative evaluation of gingival depigmentation using tetra fluoro-ethane cryosurgery and gingival abrasion technique: two years follow up

Kumar S G Subraya Bhat K Mahalinga Bhat

J Clin Diagn Res 2013;7:389-94.

Effectiveness of cryogen tetrafluoroethane on elimination of gingival epithelium and its clinical application in gingival depigmentation - Histological findings and case series.

Kumar S Bhat GS Bhat KM

J Clin Diagn Res 2013;7:3070-2.

A novel single-stage procedure for increasing the width of attached gingiva and eliminating the aberrant frenal attachment.

Kumar S Suresh PG Anand KM

J Dent (Shiraz) 2015;16:58-61.

Plasma in dentistry: Novel technology beyond lasers

Gupta K Thomas BS Kumar S Taneja V Bhat GS

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences 2016;7 (5): 1902-1910.

ANUG vs Scurvy

Kumar S Bhat GS Gupta K

Dental update 2016;43(5):492.

Awareness and competency assessment of dental post graduates in managing medical emergencies

Gupta K Thomas, B.S Kumar, S Thermadam TP Taneja V

Advanced Science Letters 2017;23(3):1763-1766.

    Arogyavani newspaper ‘Wrong beliefs and misconceptions about dental treatment


    Wrong beliefs and misconceptions about dental treatment


    "Gutkha abuse in youth a social menace." Arogyavani newspaper


    Santhosh Kumar, Arogyavani newspaper 2010 April 10th.