Dr. Rakesh heads the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology at Amrita School of Dentistry, AIMS Health Sciences Campus, Kochi.

He joined Amrita School of Dentistry in February 2003. He obtained his B. D. S. degree from Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Tamil Nadu and completed his M. D. S. degree from Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore. He has over 11 years of academic experience which includes undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinics.

His areas of interest include Dental Caries and Forensic Odontology. Dr. Rakesh has been instrumental in giving shape to the department of Oral Pathology in the Dental School, since its inception in 2003.

Dr. Rakesh has presented and published papers in national and international forums. In addition to his role as Professor and Head at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, he is also the Assistant Controller of Examinations at the AIMS Health Sciences campus, Kochi since July 2007. He is in-charge of co-ordinating and supervising conduct of all undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental exams of the Health Sciences Campus in association with the Exam Control Division.

He is a member of the Reviewer Panel in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, Indian Journal of Dental Research (IJDR), International Medical Case reports Journal and Universal Journal of Medicine and Dentistry.


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