Dr. Marina Lazar Chandy joined Amrita in July 2012.

She received her B. D. S. degree from Rajas Dental College, Dr. M. G. R. University, Tamil Nadu in 2007. After completing her internship she joined as unior doctor at Lissie Hospital, Cochin.

She was awarded the M. D. S. degree from Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Dr. N. T. R. University of Health Sciences in the year 2012.

Dr. Marina has presented several papers and posters in various conferences and has received the best paper award for her research paper on "Efficacy of Virgin Coconut Oil as Lubricant in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Suffering from Xerostomia" at the Triple O National Conferance held at Raipur in 2011.

She also received the best poster award for her presentation titled "Stemcell - A Promise in Regeneration" at 25th Tamil Nadu State Dental Conferance, Erode in 2007.

Dr. Marina has attended courses on management of medical emergencies of dental patients, rotary endodontics, investigations in oral medicine and radiology etc. Her areas of interest include palliative care for oral cancer patients and orofacial pain and is currently doing a certificate programe in pain and palliative care conducted by Indian Academy of Pain and Palliative Care.

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