Dr. Shruthi Acharya

Associate Professor

Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology

Qualification: BDS, MDS


     Dr. Shruthi Acharya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology.


    • Provides quality care to patients
    • Engages in tutorials and clinical demonstrations for undergraduate students.
    • Involved in internal assessment of students on a regular basis for BDS.
    • Framing question papers for university exams (UG and PG program)
    • Monitors the clinical cases done by students and interns on a day to day basis and also attend staff cases assigned
    • Habit counseling for patients with chewing/ smoking tobacco habit
    • Regularly attends Continued dental education programs
    • Clinical research on oral diseases 
    • Ph.D. research guide
    • Innovator and Entrepreneur


Subject Semester / Year
Oral Medicine Third year, Final year and Post Graduate students


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Oral Medicine and Radiology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2011
BDS A B Shetty Memorial Insitute of Dental Sciences(RGUHS) 2005


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Lecturer Teaching 2006-2007
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Assistant Professor Teaching 2011-2017
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Associate Professor Teaching 2017-to present


Area of Interest

Potentially malignant lesions, Cancer awareness and chemoprevention and CBCT, Tobacco cessation

Area of Expertise

Oral mucosal lesions

Area of Research

Management of Mucosal Lesions, Management of Complications of Cancer Therapy, Radiation Protection

Professional Affiliations & Contributions


  •  Award for excellence in teaching- 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  •  Good Teacher Award-2015
  • Winner of Innovator exposure stipend (Rs. 50,000/-) at Bric-Idea exposition held on 16th and 17th March 2019 at NITK Surathkal.
  • Finalists at 3M Young Innovator Challenge Award 2020

Professional affiliations 

  • Member of Indian Dental Association, 2011.
  • Member of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 2011
  • Life member of Asian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 
  • Life member of International Academy of Oral Oncology


  • Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG 15) by BIRAC -49.89 lakhs
  • Winner of Innovator exposure stipend (Rs. 50,000/-) at Bric-Idea exposition held on 16th and 17th March at NITK Surathkal

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
EIKONA X innovative solutions pvt Ltd, incubated at Manipal- GoK Bioincubator Co-founder/ Director April 2020 till present
Collaboration with National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITK) for technical support for a medical device

1. Kumar M, Acharya S, Vineetha R, Pai KM. Bilateral Bell’s palsy in a young female: a rare case report. Medicine and Pharmacy Reports. 2021; 94(1):118-20. DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15386/mpr-1389

2.Kumar, M., Acharya, S., Vineetha, R.Time to rethink, reconsider and reinvite case reports! (2020) Dental Update, 47 (9), pp. 768-769. DOI:10.12968/DENU.2020.47.9.768A

3.Acharya S, Pai KM, Acharya S. Risk assessment for osteoradionecrosis of the jaws in patients with head and neck cancer. Med Pharm Rep. 2020;93(2):195-199. doi:10.15386/mpr-1418

4. Patil V, Acharya S, Vineetha R, Nikhil K. Awareness About Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Among Dental Professionals: A Multicentre Study. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2020;18(3):505-509. DOI: 10.3290/j.ohpd.a43361. PMID: 32016175.

5. Nivedita S,  John  ER, Acharya S,  D’Costa VG. Prophylactic extraction of non-impacted third molars: is it necessary? Minerva Stomatol 2019;68(6):297-302. DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4970.19.04273-0

6. Acharya S, Acharya S, Pentapati KC, Thomson WM. Dental health state utilities among dental patients. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 79 (2019) 147–153.

7. Vinayagamoorthy K, Acharya S, Kumar M, Pentapati KC, Acharya S. Efficacy of a remote screening model for oral potentially malignant disorders using a free messaging application: A diagnostic test for accuracy study. Aust. J. Rural Health. 2019;27:170–176

8. Saincher RR, Acharya S, Gadicherla S, Carnelio S. Dens Invaginatus in a mandible third molar with paradental cyst—A case report and literature review. J Oral Maxillofac Surg Med Pathol 2018;30(6) 576-579

9. Acharya S, Pai KM, Bhat S, Mamatha B, Bejadi VM, Acharya S. Oral changes in patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Indian J Dent Res 2017;28:261-8.

10. Kumar M, Acharya S, Pai K, Kumar V, Thotan SP. Unusual neoplasm on the hard palate of a child: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports.2017.11:149.

11. Kumar M, Acharya S, Chhaparwal Y. Impaction of Second Premolar and Primary Molar in an Inverse Relation: A Unique Radiographic Presentation Dent. Med. Probl. 2016;53(4): 570–572.

12. Kumar M, Acharya S, Pai KM, Vineetha R, Chadha A, S Komal. Maxillary pseudotumor as an initial manifestation of von Willebrand disease, type 2: report of a rare case and literature review-a commentary. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology .2016;122 (2):259-60.

13. Chaitanya B, Chhaparwal Y, Pai KM, Kudva A, Cariappa KM, Acharya S. Hybrid ameloblastoma: An amalgam of rare and conventional ameloblastoma. Contemp Clin Dent 2016;7:90-4

14. Acharya S, Pai KM, Acharya S. Repeat film analysis and its implications for quality assurance in dental radiology: An institutional case study. Contemp Clin Dent,2015;6 (3):392-5. DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.161898

15. Acharya S, Pentapati KC, Acharya S. Socioeconomic mobility and tobacco consumption patterns in fish industry workers in Udupi District of coastal Karnataka. Indian J Dent Res. 2014 Sep-Oct; 25 (5):653-6.

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ORCID ID- orcid.org/0000-0002-2207-783X

SCOPUS Author ID: 57190702667

Linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/shruthi-acharya-78bb6b50/

Patent filed for extraoral film projector on 30th May 2018(Project no - MNPL-DP-IPO-006)

Completed • Effects of COVID specific infection control protocol on the well-being of dental professionals • A Novel Formulation of Clobetasol Propionate Topical Spray in The • Management of Oral Mucocutaneous Lesions: A Preliminary Study • Salivanomics-medical dental connect • Effect of non impacted third molars on pathologies of adjacent second molars • Skills and attitude of dental students towards Cone beam computed tomography • Radiation safety awareness and practices among healthcare workers in and around Manipal • Attitudes of dental students towards oral piercings • Evaluation of third molar impaction in digital panoramic radiographs: A Retrospective Study • Demographic and Clinical Profile of Oral Cancer Patients in Manipal.

    News/ Articles - Talk in All India Radio, Mangaluru on oral cancer - Article in Arogyavani on ill effects of areca nut products on health on 20th Sept 2020 Radio awareness program on Tobacco and Oral health BBC community Radio, 90.4FM on 16th Feb 2018 - TV program in Spandana Channel on Oral cancer and precancerous lesions on 21st Feb. 2015