Dr. Manju joined the Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology at Amrita in 2004.
She completed her B. D. S. and M. D. S. degrees from Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram. Before joining Amrita School of Dentistry, she worked as Senior Lecturer at Azzizia Dental College, Kollam from August 2004 - October 2004. She has over 9 years of experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and clinics.
In September 2008, Dr. Manju received the 'Creative Circle Award' for recent innovations in maxillofacial prosthetics at the International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation (ISMR) Conference held in Bangkok.
She is an invited faculty for various national and international conferences. She has conducted many hands-on workshops in maxillofacial prosthetics.
In 2012, Dr. Manju was invited as the Young Star Speaker at the Indian Prosthodontics Society and Asian Academy of Prosthodontics Conference at Chennai. She has published papers in national and international journals.
She is currently pursuing her Ph. D. from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on the topic, Clinical Application of Tissue Engineering for Bone Augmentation and Endosseous Dental Implants.
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A. S. Babu, V., M., Nair, V. P., and Thomas, T., “Prosthetic rehabilitation of surgically treated orbital defects - Evisceration, enucleation, and exenteration: A case series”, Journal of Indian Prosthodontist Society, vol. 16, pp. 216-220, 2016.[Abstract]
The rehabilitation of a patient who has suffered the psychological trauma due to loss of an eye requires a prosthesis that will provide the optimum cosmetic and functional result. The mode of rehabilitation varies based on the type of defect and surgical approach being adopted. A case series of prosthetic rehabilitation of three types of orbital defects - evisceration, enucleation and exenteration have been reported in this article. The clinical relevance of surgical approaches highlights the preservation of remaining anatomic structures creating a negative space or concavity to aid in future prosthetic rehabilitation. A multidisciplinary management and team approach is essential in providing esthetics and to regain the confidence. Follow-up care for the patient is mandatory. © 2016 The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society. More »»