Runki Saran

Senior Grade Lecturer

Senior Grade Lecturer in the Department of Dental Materials & Technology, Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College

Department of Dentistry

Qualification: BDS, M.Sc in Dental Materials


    Runki Saran teaches Dental Materials to Phase I , year I and year ll BDS students.


    • Is subject coordinator for Year ll
    • Is MSP Coordinator for BDS Year ll.
    • Conducts SDL activities, theory and practical examinations and their evaluation.
    • Guides students in research projects
    • Mentor for BDS students.  



Subject Subject code Semester
Dental materials and technology First and second year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2005
MSc (Dental Materials) Dental Materials and Technology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2009


Area of Interest

Application of lasers in dental materials

Area of Expertise

Application of lasers in dental materials

Area of Research

Laser and material interaction

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

As LECTURER  in Department of Dental materials & Technolgy from 2009-2015

As  SENIOR GRADE LECTURER in Department of Dental materials & Technolgy from 2015 onwards

• Archana G, Runki S, Nagaraj U, Kishore G. Trends in Glass Ionomer Cements, Manipal Odontoscope, Vol.1 (2) January 2009.

• Kumar S, Saran R. Rehabilitation of teeth affected by amelogenesis imperfecta in mixed dentition period, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, Vol. 3(2), 169-172 April-June 2012.

• Kumar S, Tandon S, Nayak R, Ballal M, Saran R. Soluble Salivary CD14 – A Novel Diagnostic Tool for Caries Risk Assessment. International Dental Journal, Vol. 62(1) 2012.

• Saran R, Upadhya N, Ginjupalli K, Kumar S. Effect of Ceramic Additive on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Glass Ionomer Cement – An Innovative Approach. International Dental Journal, Vol. 62(1) 2012.

• Kumar S, Saran R, Pentapati K. General Anaesthesia in Paediatric Dentistry – An Institutional Experience, Global Journal of Medical Research: J Dentistry and Otolaryngology Vol: 14(6) 2014.

• Saran R, Kumar S, Pentapati KC. Assessment of learning preferences among dental students using Visual, Aural, Read-Write, Kinesthetic questionnaire: An institutional experience. J Dent Res Rev, Vol: 2(1) 2015.

• Saran R, Kumar S. Use of crossword puzzle as a teaching aid to facilitate active learning in dental materials. IJAR Vol : 5(4) 2015.

• Saran R, Kumar S. Comparison of Oral Health Attitudes and Behaviour Between Dental and Medical Students. International Dental Journal Vol 65 (S2) September 2015.

• Saran R, Kumar S .Oral health knowledge, attitude and behaviour of medical and dental students. International Journal of Scientific Research Vol.5(4) April 2016.

• Kumar S, Pai D, Saran R. Oral Health Characteristics and Dental Rehabilitation of Children with Global Developmental Delay. Case Reports in Dentistry. Volume 2017 (2017),4pages

• Saurabh Kumar, Shobha Tandon, Rashmi Nayak, Runki Saran, and Kalyana-Chakravarthy Pentapati. Relationship of salivary CD14 concentration with dental caries in young children. J Clin Exp Dent. 2017 Aug; 9(8): e958–e96.

• Arul Amalan, K. Bharath Rao, Runki Saran, Krishnaraj Somayaji, Amith A. Singh, Madhumitha Natarajan. Knowledge and awareness of handling methyl methacrylate monomer among undergraduate dental students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. 2018;9(12);165-168.

• SS Shetty, R Saran, BV Swapna, S Shetty Association of dermatoglyphics with dental caries and oral hygiene status. SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences, 2018

• Saran, Runki and Kumar, Saurabh and Rao, Bharath K and Amalan, Arul (2019) Prevalence of halitosis among preclinical medical and dental students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (1). pp. 253-256.

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