Dr.Bharath Rao K

Associate Professor

Department of Dentistry

Qualification: B.D.S, M.D.S


    • Impart Oral Biology education to students of the  BDS (Bachelor of    Dental Surgery) course through lectures, practical sessions, Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Self-Directed Learning (SDL) sessions.
    • Involvement in small and large group discussions in the theory and practical aspects of tooth morphology, Oral anatomy, Oral embryology, Oral histology.


Subject Subject code Semester
Oral biology B1ORB 1st year, BDS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
M.D.S Oral Pathology & Microbiology Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College Associate Professor July 2015 - present
Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College Assistant Professor July 2010 – July 2015


Area of Interest

Oral Cancer, Forensic odontology

1. Rao K, B., Natarajan, M., Amalan, A. et al. Odontometric parameters as a forensic tool for stature estimation among three Asian ethnicities. Egypt J Forensic Sci 9, 60 (2019).

2. Rajan ST, Narasimhan M, Rao K B, Jacob TE. Toxicity of xylene in occupationally exposed workers: A high-performance liquid chromatography analysis. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;23:303

3. Singh AA, Rao BK, Gujjari AK. Evaluation of gingival displacement using foam cord and retraction cord: An in vivo study. J Int Oral Health 2019;11:8‐14.

4. Saran R, Kumar S, Bharath Rao K, Amalan A. Prevalence of halitosis among preclinical medical and dental students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development 10(1), pp. 253-256

5. Knowledge and awareness of handling methyl methacrylate monomer among undergraduate dental students. Amalan A, Bharath Rao K, Saran R, Somayaji K, Singh AA, Natarajan M. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development 9(12), pp. 165-168

6. Dr Madhumitha Natarajan, Dr Bharath Rao K. Improving gingival zenith in a unilateral cleft patient using Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF). Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research 2017. Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research 8(3), pp. 182-187

7. Madhumitha Natarajan, Bharath Rao K Topographical and elemental changes of retrieved stainless steel and titanium mini-implants after orthodontic treatment. Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists, Volume 6 , Issue 4 , 171 – 176

8. Natarajan M, Rao B, Urala A S. A case of five mandibular incisors. Dental Update 44(8), pp. 787-792

9. Dr. Madhumitha, Dr.Bharath Rao Non surgical management of lateral open bite using micro implants. Guident pp 46-49.(2015)

10. Dr. Madhumitha, Dr.Bharath Rao, Dr. Parul Dasson Rationale for a bi-jaw surgery in an asymmetric class III mandible – A case report. Guident March 2014 page 50-54.

11. Deepan N, Arun Prakash. C , Bharath Rao.K, Abhay Sonthalia. Invitro evaluation and comparison of transverse and impact strength of heat polymerized acrylic resin reinforced with polyethylene fibers and polypropylene fiber. Journal of advanced medical and dental sciences research, vol 2, issue 2, April-June 2014,page 46-56.

12. Dr. Arun Prakash , Dr. Abhay Sonthalia, Dr. Bharath Rao K. Multi disciplinary management of a severe cleft lip and palate : A case report. Guident vol 7(7) June 2014 page 15-18.

13. Arun Prakash Chandrasekaran, Nargunan Deepan, Bharath Karikurve Rao, Swathi Pai, Abhay Sonthalia, Swapna Venkatesh Bettanpalya.Evaluation of the effect of desensitizing agents on the retention of complete cast crowns: An in-vitro study. – SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences vol. 5, issue 3, July 2014.

14. Bharath Rao.K, N.Malathi, Sangeetha Narashiman, Sharada T Rajan Evaluation of myofibroblasts by expression of alpha smooth muscle action. A marker in fibrosis, dysplasia and carcinoma.. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2014 Apr: vol – 8(4), page 14- 17.

15. Dr. Bharath Rao, Dr. Sam Raj Srinivasan, Dr. Madhumitha Natarajan. Evaluation and comparison of lip print patterns among Indians, Chinese and Malay. Guident April 2014, page 16-18.

16. Madhumitha Natarajan, Ritesh Singla, Bharath Rao. Bilateral bifid mandibular condyle.eJournal of Dentistry Oct –Dec 2013 Vol 3 Issue 4 page 513-516.