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Dr. R. Venkitachalam

Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kochi

Qualification: MDS
rvenkitachalam@aims.amrita.edu

Bio

Dr. R. Venkitachalam completed his BDS in 2014 from Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Kothamangalam, Kerala and his MDS in Public Health Dentistry in 2017 from Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Dentistry.

His areas of interest include dental public health, research methodology, biostatistics, health systems research, clinical trials, research ethics, school health programs, public health activities and programs. He is a recipient of several best paper presentations and has received bursary grants to attend various national and international conferences. He is actively involved in academic and clinical activities of the dental school and involved in the planning and execution of several research projects and public health programs.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2023

Comparison of the sealing ability of bioceramic sealer against epoxy resin based sealer: A systematic review & meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Rekha R, Kavitha R, Venkitachalam R, Prabath SV, Deepthy S, Krishnan V. "Comparison of the sealing ability of bioceramic sealer against epoxy resin based sealer: A systematic review & meta-analysis". Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research. 2023;13(1):28 - 35.

Publisher : Elsevier

Year : 2023

Exploring the perceived sociocultural factors in the initiation of smokeless tobacco among adolescents: a qualitative systematic review protocol

Cite this Research Publication : Karuveettil V, Ramanarayanan V, Fernandez R, Green H, Sanjeevan V, Janakiram C., "Exploring the perceived sociocultural factors in the initiation of smokeless tobacco among adolescents: a qualitative systematic review protocol," JBI Evidence Synthesis, 2023 Jan 1;21(1):230 - 235.

Publisher : JBI Evidence Synthesis

Year : 2023

Evaluation of Tensile Bond Strength of Indigenously Developed Hydrogel Denture Adhesive: An In Vitro Study

Cite this Research Publication : Raveendran RK, Chakkiath T, Ramanarayanan V, Mohan SG., "Evaluation of Tensile Bond Strength of Indigenously Developed Hydrogel Denture Adhesive: An In Vitro Study," World Journal of Dentistry, 2023 Apr 17;14(2):170–5.

Publisher : World Journal of Dentistry

Year : 2023

Comparison of Antimicrobial Efficacy of Octenidine Dihydrochloride and Chlorhexidine as Endodontic Irrigant: A Systematic Review

Cite this Research Publication : Mohan M, Muddappa SC, Venkitachalam R, Prabath SV, Rajan RR, Kavitha R., "Comparison of Antimicrobial Efficacy of Octenidine Dihydrochloride and Chlorhexidine as Endodontic Irrigant: A Systematic Review," World J Dent. 2023 Jun 2;14(4):373–81.

Publisher : World Journal of Dentistry

Year : 2023

Effectiveness of an educational intervention in promoting antibiotic awareness among 8th to 10th grade students in Kerala, India

Cite this Research Publication : Balachandran P, Ramanarayanan V, James A., "Effectiveness of an educational intervention in promoting antibiotic awareness among 8th to 10th grade students in Kerala, India," Cumhuriyet Dental Journal, 2023 Jun 23; 26(2):173 - 179.

Publisher : Cumhuriyet Dental Journal

Year : 2023

Removable prosthetic management for tooth agenesis in the pediatric population: A systematic review of case reports and case series

Cite this Research Publication : Varghese AA, Xavier AM, Ramanarayanan V., "Removable prosthetic management for tooth agenesis in the pediatric population: A systematic review of case reports and case series," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 2023 Mar 13;S0022-3913(23)00105-1.

Publisher : Elsevier

Year : 2023

Effectiveness of probiotics compared to antibiotics to treat periodontal disease: Systematic review

Cite this Research Publication : Puzhankara L, Banerjee A, Chopra A, Venkitachalam R, Kedlaya MN. Effectiveness of probiotics compared to antibiotics to treat periodontal disease: Systematic review. Oral Diseases [Internet]. [cited 2023 Dec 14];n/a(n/a). Available from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/odi.14781

Publisher : Wiley Online Library

Year : 2022

Is sclerostin antibody an effective agent for alveolar bone regeneration in animal models? A scoping review

Cite this Research Publication : Banu S, Puzhankara L, Kedlaya MN, Varghese JM, Ramanarayanan V. "Is sclerostin antibody an effective agent for alveolar bone regeneration in animal models? A scoping review." Cumhuriyet Dental Journal, 2022 Dec 30;25(4):346 - 54.

Publisher : Cumhuriyet Dental Journal

Year : 2022

Letter to the Editor on the Paper: “Dental Health Inequalities among Indigenous Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

Cite this Research Publication : Balachandran P, Venkitachalam R, Janakiram C. Letter to the Editor on the Paper: “Dental Health Inequalities among Indigenous Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Caries Res. 2022;56(2):146–146.

Publisher : Caries Res

Year : 2022

Standards of practice among endodontists in Kerala, India: An exploratory study

Cite this Research Publication : oseph A, Ramanarayanan V, Venugopal K, Singh VP, Dhruvan K, Sagar K. Standards of practice among endodontists in Kerala, India: An exploratory study. Amrita J Med. 2022 Apr 1;18(2):50.

Publisher : Amrita Journal of Medicine

Year : 2022

Effectiveness of tea tree oil versus chlorhexidine in the treatment of periodontal diseases: a systematic review

Cite this Research Publication : Singh N, Puzhankara L, Kedlaya MN, Ramanarayanan V. Effectiveness of tea tree oil versus chlorhexidine in the treatment of periodontal diseases: a systematic review. Evid Based Dent. 2022 Jul 12;1–6.

Publisher : Evid Based Dent.

Year : 2022

Fracture Resistance of Two Preparation Designs on Anterior Laminate Veneers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Thaj B, Joseph A, Ramanarayanan V, Singh P, Ravi AB, Krishnan V. Fracture Resistance of Two Preparation Designs on Anterior Laminate Veneers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. World J Dent. 2022 Aug 26;13(6):666–76

Publisher : World Journal of Dentistry

Year : 2022

Attitude and perceptions regarding online teaching in dental undergraduate program during COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed method study

Cite this Research Publication : Ramanarayanan V, Karuveettil V, Ayoob A, Suresh R, Varma B, Janakiram C. Attitude and perceptions regarding online teaching in dental undergraduate program during COVID‑19 pandemic: A mixed method study. J Educ Health Promot. 2022;11:11.

Publisher : Journal Of Education and Health Promotion

Year : 2022

Effectiveness of 38% Silver Diamine Fluoride Application along with Atraumatic Restorative Treatment for Arresting Caries in Permanent Teeth When Compared to Atraumatic Restorative Treatment in Adults-Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Cite this Research Publication : Varughese A, Janakiram C, Varma B, Mathew A, Venugopalan SR, Ramanarayanan V, Singh P. Effectiveness of 38% Silver Diamine Fluoride Application along with Atraumatic Restorative Treatment for Arresting Caries in Permanent Teeth When Compared to Atraumatic Restorative Treatment in Adults—Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Methods and Protocols. 2022; 5(6):87.

Publisher : Methods and Protocols

Year : 2022

Prevalence of early childhood caries in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Devan I, Ramanarayanan V, Janakiram C. Prevalence of early childhood caries in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Indian J Public Health. 2022 Nov;66(Supplement):S3–11.

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health

Year : 2022

Is gender a risk factor for oral diseases in India? A metadata exploration

Cite this Research Publication : Karuveettil V, Krishna K, Ramanarayanan V. Is gender a risk factor for oral diseases in India? A metadata exploration. Public Health Toxicol. 2022 Mar 31;2(1):1–14.

Publisher : Public Health Toxicol.

Year : 2021

Socio-demographic profile of smokeless tobacco use in India

Cite this Research Publication : Ramanarayanan V, Janakiram C, K V, Sanjeevan V. Socio-demographic profile of smokeless tobacco use in India. Tob Induc Dis [Internet]. 2021 Sep 2 [cited 2021 Sep 22];19(1). Available from: http://www.tobaccoinduceddiseases.org/Socio-demographic-profile-of-smokeless-tobacco-use-in-India,141066,0,2.html

Publisher : Ramanarayanan V

Year : 2021

Association of extracurricular activities and burnout among students in a dental teaching institution in India

Cite this Research Publication : Kumar Y, Ramanarayanan V, Rajesh R, Francis SV, Ganesan S, Kumar Sv. Association of extracurricular activities and burnout among students in a dental teaching institution in India. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent. 2021;19(4):294–8.

Publisher : J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent

Year : 2021

Effectiveness of Silver Diammine Fluoride Applications for Dental Caries Cessation in Tribal Preschool Children in India: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Cite this Research Publication : Janakiram C, Ramanarayanan V, Devan I. Effectiveness of Silver Diammine Fluoride Applications for Dental Caries Cessation in Tribal Preschool Children in India: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Methods Protoc. 2021 Jun;4(2):30.

Publisher : Methods Protoc.

Year : 2021

An Analysis of Leptospirosis Control in a Flood-Affected Region of Kerala and the Role of Accredited Social Health Activists – A Questionnaire Study

Cite this Research Publication : Sreelakshmi MK, Kuruvilla S, Subramaniam R, Latti P, Venkitachalam R. An Analysis of Leptospirosis Control in a Flood-Affected Region of Kerala and the Role of Accredited Social Health Activists - A Questionnaire Study. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2021 Jun 9;1–5.

Publisher : Disaster Med Public Health Prep

Year : 2021

Oral medicine practice during COVID-19: A scoping review

Cite this Research Publication : Kumar KS, Venkitachalam R, Varma B, Nair PK, Shanmugham AM, Jose R. Oral medicine practice during COVID-19: A scoping review. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol. 2021 Apr 1;33(2):215.

Publisher : J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol

Year : 2021

Variations in root canal morphology of permanent incisors and canines among Asian population: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Usha G, Muddappa SC, Venkitachalam R, Singh V P P, Rajan RR, Ravi AB. Variations in root canal morphology of permanent incisors and canines among Asian population: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Oral Biosci. 2021 Dec;63(4):337-350.

Publisher : J Oral Biosci

Year : 2021

Association between Smokeless Tobacco Use and Risk of Periodontitis in Asian Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Mehta A, Ramanarayanan V, Karuveettil V, Janakiram C. Association between Smokeless Tobacco Use and Risk of Periodontitis in Asian Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2021

Publisher : Asian Pac J Cancer Prev APJCP

Year : 2021

Prevalence of Tooth Mortality among Adults in India: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Venkat M, Janakiram C, Ramanarayanan V. Prevalence of tooth mortality among adults in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Contemp Clin Dent. 2021 Oct 1;12(4):339-45.

Publisher : Contemp Clin Dent.

Year : 2021

The effect of curcumin as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Sherry Terby, Mohammed Shereef, Venkitachalam Ramanarayanan, Biju Balakrishnan, The effect of curcumin as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis, The Saudi Dental Journal, 2021, Article in Press, Corrected proof,

Publisher : The Saudi Dental Journal

Year : 2020

Effectiveness of herbal oral care products in reducing dental plaque & gingivitis – a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, C, J., P, F., TJ, I., and BA, D., “Effectiveness of herbal oral care products in reducing dental plaque & gingivitis - a systematic review and meta-analysis”, BMC Complement Med Ther , 2020.

Publisher : BMC Complement Med Ther

Year : 2020

Efficiency of simplified versus traditional denture fabrication methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : V. Sanjeevan, Rajagopal, P., Dr. R. Venkitachalam, and Aras, M., “Efficiency of simplified versus traditional denture fabrication methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 2020.

Publisher : The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Year : 2020

Knowledge of nutrition among students in a dental teaching institution in Kerala

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Vaidya, R. Yatindra, Shivani, V. M. R., Santosh, S., Gaupiysunder, P. Tiruchirap, and Anil, A., “Knowledge of nutrition among students in a dental teaching institution in Kerala”, Amrita Journal Medicine, 2020.

Publisher : Amrita Journal Medicine

Year : 2020

Measuring dental diseases: A critical review of indices in dental practice and research

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Vineetha Karuveettil, Sanjeevan, V., Antony, B. K., Varghese, N. Jacob, and Padamadan, H. Joseph, “Measuring dental diseases: A critical review of indices in dental practice and research”, Amrita Journal Medicine, 2020.

Publisher : Amrita Journal Medicine

Year : 2020

Sociodemographic profile of tobacco use and its predictors in Kerala, India

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam and Rajeev, K., “Sociodemographic profile of tobacco use and its predictors in Kerala, India”, Popular Medicine, 2020.

Publisher : Popular Medicine

Year : 2020

Knowledge, attitude, and practices of biomedical waste management among clinical dental students

Cite this Research Publication : K. Khubchandani, M., K. Devi, Gunasekaran, S., Yeturu, S. Kumar, and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Knowledge, attitude, and practices of biomedical waste management among clinical dental students”, Journal of Global Oral Health, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 110 - 117, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Global Oral Health

Year : 2020

Oral health care-seeking behaviour and influencing factors among 18-34 years old women in Kochi, India

Cite this Research Publication : N. M. A., Gireesh, G., Mathew, M. Maria, and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Oral health care-seeking behaviour and influencing factors among 18-34 years old women in Kochi, India”, International Journal Community Med Public Health, 2020.

Publisher : International Journal Community Med Public Health

Year : 2020

Prevalence of periodontal disease among adults in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Mehta, A., and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Prevalence of periodontal disease among adults in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research, vol. 10, pp. 800 - 806, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research

Year : 2020

Dental Care Implications in Coronavirus Disease-19 Scenario: Perspectives

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Nayar, S., Varma, B., Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Anil Mathew, Suresh, R., and Puttaiah, R., “Dental Care Implications in Coronavirus Disease-19 Scenario: Perspectives”, The journal of contemporary dental practice, vol. 21, pp. 935-41, 2020.

Publisher : The journal of contemporary dental practice

Year : 2020

Oral health care system analysis: A case study from India

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, K, K., J, J., V, R., and C, J., “Oral health care system analysis: A case study from India”, Journal Family Medicine and Primary Care, 2020.

Publisher : Journal Family Medicine and Primary Care

Year : 2020

Effect of LASER therapy Vs conventional techniques on clinical and radiographic outcomes of deciduous molar pulpotomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, V, C., M, M., B, V., and V, S., “Effect of LASER therapy Vs conventional techniques on clinical and radiographic outcomes of deciduous molar pulpotomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, Journal Clinical Experimental Dentistry, 2020.

Publisher : Journal Clinical Experimental Dentistry

Year : 2020

Effectiveness of herbal oral care products in reducing dental plaque & gingivitis – a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Fontelo, P., Iafolla, T. J., and Dye, B. A., “Effectiveness of herbal oral care products in reducing dental plaque & gingivitis - a systematic review and meta-analysis.”, BMC Complement Med Ther, vol. 20, no. 1, p. 43, 2020.

Publisher : BMC Complement Med Ther

Year : 2020

Protective masks in dental practice

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, R, S., and L, P., “Protective masks in dental practice”, Malanadu Dental Journal , no. 9(1), pp. 59-62, 2020.

Publisher : Malanadu Dental Journal

Year : 2020

Comparison of modified Bass, Fones and normal tooth brushing technique for the efficacy of plaque control in young adults- A randomized clinical trial.

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Varghese, N., Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Joseph, J., and Vineetha Karuveettil, “Comparison of modified Bass, Fones and normal tooth brushing technique for the efficacy of plaque control in young adults- A randomized clinical trial.”, J Clin Exp Dent, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. e123-e129, 2020.

Publisher : J Clin Exp Dent

Year : 2019

Health Promoting Schools in Kerala, India.

Cite this Research Publication : H. Padamadan Joseph, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Joseph, J., and Chandrashekar Janakiram, “Health Promoting Schools in Kerala, India.”, Indian J Community Med, vol. 44, no. Suppl 1, pp. S38-S41, 2019.

Publisher : Indian J Community Med

Year : 2019

Assessment of Common Risk Factors Between Oral Diseases and Non-communicable Diseases in a Hospital-based Population in Kerala, India-A Cross-sectional Study

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Taha, F., Joseph, J., and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Assessment of Common Risk Factors Between Oral Diseases and Non-communicable Diseases in a Hospital-based Population in Kerala, India-A Cross-sectional Study”, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol. 13, pp. 16-20, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

Year : 2019

Universal oral health coverage: An Indian perspective

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam and Venkatesh, N., “Universal oral health coverage: An Indian perspective”, Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.

Year : 2019

Barriers to Tobacco Cessation Advice among Clinical Dental Students: A cross-sectional study

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Sanjeevan, V., and R, A., “Barriers to Tobacco Cessation Advice among Clinical Dental Students: A cross-sectional study”, Amrita Journal Medicine, 2019.

Publisher : Amrita Journal Medicine

Year : 2019

Parental knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding the importance of primary dentition of their children in Kerala, India

Cite this Research Publication : V. Chandran, R Varma, B., Teena Mary Joy, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Bhat Sangeetha Govinda, and Menon, M. Madhava, “Parental knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding the importance of primary dentition of their children in Kerala, India”, Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, vol. 17, p. 247, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Year : 2019

The effect of gender and clinical experience on shade perception

Cite this Research Publication : K. K. Aswini, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Rejithan, A., Sajeev, R., and Suresh, R., “The effect of gender and clinical experience on shade perception”, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, vol. 31, pp. 608-612, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry

Year : 2019

Prevalence of tobacco use and attitudes towards tobacco cessation counsel-ling among healthcare professionals: A cross sectional study

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, A., P., H, C., and J., J., “Prevalence of tobacco use and attitudes towards tobacco cessation counsel-ling among healthcare professionals: A cross sectional study”, Amrita J Med, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 7–11, 2019.

Publisher : Amrita J Med

Year : 2019

Curbing oral disease burden in India: Recommendations for integrating dentistry into public Health

Cite this Research Publication : J. Joseph, Y Kumar, S., Kumar, V. S., Vineetha Karuveettil, Padamadan, H. Joseph, Malliga, V., and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Curbing oral disease burden in India: Recommendations for integrating dentistry into public Health”, Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, no. Issue 3, p. Vol. 17, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.

Year : 2019

Community health diagnosis in a tribal hamlet-a case study from India

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Chandrashekar Janakiram, Vinita, S., Joseph, J., Antony, B., Varghese, N., Vineetha Karuveettil, Joseph, H., and Yeturu, S., “Community Health Diagnosis in a Tribal Hamlet-A Case Study from India”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, p. 123, 2019.

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development

Year : 2018

Assessment of Quality of Prescription Writing among Dental and Medical Students and Practitioners in Kerala.

Cite this Research Publication : V. Naveen Jacob, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Chandrashekar Janakiram, and Joe, J., “Assessment of Quality of Prescription Writing among Dental and Medical Students and Practitioners in Kerala.”, J Nat Sci Biol Med, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 27-33, 2018.

Publisher : J Nat Sci Biol Med .

Year : 2018

Prevalence of Dental Caries in India among the WHO Index Age Groups: A Meta-Analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Antony, B., Joseph, J., and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Prevalence of Dental Caries in India among the WHO Index Age Groups: A Meta-Analysis”, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH, vol. 12, 2018.

Publisher : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH

Year : 2018

Comparison of antiplaque efficacy of toothpaste and toothpowder in young adults: A randomized controlled single blinded equivalence trial

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, J, J., S, V., and JV, N., “Comparison of antiplaque efficacy of toothpaste and toothpowder in young adults: A randomized controlled single blinded equivalence trial”, Journal of International Academy of Periodontology , vol. 20, 4 vol., pp. 116-122, 2018.

Publisher : Journal of International Academy of Periodontology.

Year : 2018

Assessment of Quality of Prescription Writing among Dental and Medical Students and Practitioners in Kerala

Cite this Research Publication : V. Naveen Jacob, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Chandrashekar Janakiram, and Joe, J., “Assessment of Quality of Prescription Writing among Dental and Medical Students and Practitioners in Kerala.”, J Nat Sci Biol Med, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 27-33, 2018.

Publisher : J Nat Sci Biol Med

Year : 2018

Softwares and web-based applications: Essential tools for Researchers

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Softwares and web-based applications: Essential tools for Researchers.”, Malanadu Dental Journal , no. 7(2), pp. 80-85, 2018.

Publisher : Malanadu Dental Journal

Year : 2018

Antibiotic Stewardship – Lets join the movement

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Antibiotic Stewardship – Lets join the movement”, Bulletin of Indian Dental Association Kochi , 2018.

Publisher : Bulletin of Indian Dental Association Kochi

Year : 2017

Equity in Oral Healthcare in India: A Review on Health System Analysis

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Basapathy, R., Farheen, T., Dr. R. Venkitachalam, AKALGUD, H., and Kadanakuppe, S., “Equity in Oral Healthcare in India: A Review on Health System Analysis”, Economic and political weekly, vol. 52, p. 82, 2017.

Publisher : Economic and Political Weekly

Year : 2017

Knowledge, Attitude And Practices about apron hygiene among clinical dental students in a dental college In Kerala – A Cross Sectional Survey

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Mathews, P. Philip, R, S., Kuruvilla, S., and Latti, P., “Knowledge, Attitude And Practices about apron hygiene among clinical dental students in a dental college In Kerala - A Cross Sectional Survey”, Journal of Odontological Research. , 2017.

Publisher : Journal of Odontological Research

Year : 2017

Letter to the editor: ‘Long-term effectiveness of school-based children oral hygiene program on oral health after 10-year follow-up’ by Lai et al. (2016)

Cite this Research Publication : S. V., Chandrashekar Janakiram, Joseph, J., S.K., Y., and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Letter to the editor: ‘Long-term effectiveness of school-based children oral hygiene program on oral health after 10-year follow-up’ by Lai et al. (2016)”, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, vol. 45, pp. 189-190, 2017.

Publisher : Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology

Year : 2016

Prevalence and Dependency of Tobacco Use in an Indigenous Population of Kerala, India

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, J., J., S., V., F., T., C.V., D. Kumar, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, B., A., V., S., and J., V. N., “Prevalence and Dependency of Tobacco Use in an Indigenous Population of Kerala, India”, Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health, vol. 4, pp. 1-4, 2016.

Publisher : Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health, OMICS International

Year : 2016

Redefining Public Health Dentistry in India: Bicycle model- The way forward

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Mohamed, S., Chandrashekar Janakiram, and Joseph, J., “Redefining Public Health Dentistry in India: Bicycle model- The way forward”, Dental Poster journal , vol. 5, 5 vol., no. 2, 2016.

Publisher : Dental Poster journal

Year : 2016

Profile of Institutional Ethics Committees in Dental Teaching Institutions in Kerala, India

Cite this Research Publication : Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, and Joseph, J., “Profile of Institutional Ethics Committees in Dental Teaching Institutions in Kerala, India”, Accountability in Research, vol. 23, pp. 219-229, 2016.

Publisher : Accountability in Research, Taylor and Francis Inc.,

Professional Experience
  • December 2021 – Present: Reader in Department of Public Health Dentistry, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala
  • December 2017 – November 2021: Assistant Professor in Department of Public Health Dentistry, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala.
  • March 2013 – March 2014: One-year internship at Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Kothamangalam, Kerala.
Projects
  • Co-investigator for FDI World Dental Development Project titled topic Common Risk Factor Approach for improving early childhood oral health and malnutrition among primary and pre-school children in Kalpetta, India. (Project of INR 8 lakhs)
  • Principal Investigator for Student Project Scheme of Kerala State Council of Science, Technology and Environment titled Effectiveness of an educational intervention in promoting antibiotic awareness among 8th to 10th grade school children in Kerala (Student Investigator: Dr. Parvathy Balachandran).
  • Principal Investigator for Student Project Scheme of Kerala State Council of Science, Technology and Environment titled Effectiveness of a training program on the knowledge and awareness of antimicrobial resistance and stewardship among dental interns (Student Investigators: Akarsha S. And Abhishek Prabhu)
  • Consultant for the Ph.D. project of Dr. Induja Devan (ICMR Nurturing Clinical Scientist) on the topic: Comparison of various frequencies of 38% Silver Diamine Fluoride applications for dental caries caseation in tribal children in India
  • Covident (COVID Evidence for Dentists) – Rapid Organic Review.
Reviewer/Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice (Reviewer)
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Reviewer)
  • Journal of International Oral Health (Reviewer)
  • BMC Oral Health (Reviewer)
  • The Open Dentistry Journal (Reviewer)
  • Evidence Based Dentistry (Commentator and Reviewer)
  • Amrita Journal of Medicine (Editorial Board Member and Reviewer)
  • Amrita Journal of Medicine
  • Population Medicine (Reviewer)
  • Cureus (Reviewer)
  • Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry (Reviewer)
  • eCancer Medical Science (Reviewer)
Professional Interest
  • Health Professions Education
  • Dental public health
  • Research methodology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health systems research
  • Clinical trials
  • Research ethics
  • School health programs
  • Public health activities and programs
Professional Memberships
  • Community Health Oriented Research and Training (COHORT)
  • Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (Life Member)
  • Indian Dental Association (Kerala State)
Invited Guest Lectures
  • Resource person – Research Methodology and Basic Biostatistics, Organized by – PMS College of Dental Sciences and Research, 18th December 2023
  • Guest speaker – Literature Search (Beacon 2023), Organized by – Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, 6th December 2023
  • Guest speaker – Unlocking Opportunities: Mastering CV preparation techniques, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Kothamangalam, 9th August 2023
  • Guest speaker – Unlocking Opportunities: Mastering CV preparation techniques, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, 26th June 2023 (Online)
  • Guest speaker – ABCDE of Covid-19 impact on dental education, D+ve – 4th National level Dental Academic Conference, 28th May 2023, Kochi
  • Resource person – Biostatistics Organized by – Al-Badar Dental College, Kalburgi, April 2023
  • Resource person – Research Methodology and Basic Biostatistics, Organized by – PMS College of Dental Sciences and Research, February 28, 2023
  • Resource person – National Workshop on Qualitative Research (ICMR funded), Organized by – Government Dental College, Kottayam, 18-20 January 2023
  • Guest Speaker – Cite It Right as you write
    Organized by – 26th IAPHD National Conference, Goa, September 23-25, 2022
  • Resource person – From research to publication
    Organized by – PMS College of Dental Sciences and Research, August 12, 2022
  • Resource person – From protocol preparation to dissertation
    Organized by – Mar Baselious Dental College, February 10, 2022
  • Course faculty – Ethics in Health Research
    Course developed as a part of Amrita-Heidelberg Collaboration, 2021
  • Resource faculty – Systematic Review Beginners Course
    Organized by – Amrita School of Dentistry, October 9th, 2021
  • Guest lecture – From research to publication
    Organized by – MAHE Institute of Dental Sciences, October 10th 2021
  • Guest Lecture – WHO Basic Oral Health Survey (1997 and 2013)
    PHD 101 – National Online Learning Portal, June 2nd 2021
  • Resource person – Systematic Review and Meta-analysis online workshop
    Organized by: p value, 21-23rd May 2021
  • Guest speaker – Cite while you write (Referencing)
    Research and Statistics Webinar – IADS and p value, 18th April 2021
  • Resource Faculty – Research Methodology and Biostatistics
    Webinar Series – MS Ramaiah University and GDCRI Bangalore, Feb – Mar 2021
  • Course instructor – Fundamental in Health Research 2020: Research Methodology module. Amrita School of Dentistry
  • Course instructor – Fundamentals in Health Research 2020: Biostatistics module. Amrita School of Dentistry
  • Resource person – Research Methodology and Biostatistics
    Webinar Series – Anil Neerukonda Institute of Dental Sciences, Visakhapatanam, August 2020

  • Guest speaker – Referencing

    9th Research Methodology Workshop – Govt. Dental College, Kottayam, September 26, 2019.

  • Keynote speaker – Research prospects after BDS
    ISP National Perio Undergraduate UG Convention, March 30-31, 2019, Kochi
  • Resource person – Research methodology Workshop for Faculty.
    Amrita School of Medicine, March 2018, Kochi
  • Guest speaker – CDE on Research Methodology and Biostatistics: A primer.
    Sree Sankara Dental College, March 1, 2018, Varkala
  • Guest speaker – Basic Biostatistics
    Perio Sameeksha – Intensive Academic Review Program, February 2018, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi
  • Guest speaker – Dental Public Health scenario in India
    D+ve – National level Dental Academic Conference, December 17, 2017, Trichur
  • Keynote speaker – Community Dental Health in India: An update.
    ReCOPS – National Conference on Dental Research, October 2017, Kochi
Additional Professional Activities (Online Courses)
  • STTP on Statistical Analysis using SPSS software (2020) – REST Society for Research International
  • Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks (2020) – University of Pittsburg (Coursera)
  • Current regulatory Requirements for conducting clinical trials In India (2019) – IIT Madras (NPTEL)
  • Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (2018) – (NIH)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics (2018) – IIT Bombay eCertificate course (NPTEL)
  • Health Research Fundamentals (2016) – NIE-ICMR eCertificate course (NPTEL)
  • Design and interpretation of clinical trials (2016) – John Hopkins University (Coursera)
  • Systems thinking in Public Health (2016) – John Hopkins University (Coursera)
Conferences and Workshops Attended

International Conferences

  • What Works South East Asia Conference, Campbell Collaboration held at New Delhi from 28th – 30th November 2023.
  • 17th World Congress on Public Health held at Rome Italy, 2-6th May 2023
  • One World One Health International Conference, Chandigarh (6-7th December 2022)
  • 5th Amrita International Public Health Conference, Kochi (2-3rd December 2022)
  • 2nd Amrita International Public Health Conference, Kochi (November 25-26, 2019)
  • 1st Amrita International Public Health Conference, Kochi (November 2-3, 2018)
  • 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health, September 13-15, 2018, Bali, Indonesia

National Conferences

  • 14th National Conference on Health Professions Education, Mumbai, 24th – 25th November 2023.
  • Vidyen – Virtual Dental Education Conference, 10th – 12th October 2023 (online)
  • D+ve – 4th National level Dental Academic Conference, 28-29th May 2023, Kochi
  • 26th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Goa (23-25 September 2022)
  • 24th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Hyderabad (2019)
  • 4th National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Mumbai, February 8-10, 2019
  • AMCCON 2018: National Conference on Health Inequities in India – Transformative Research for Action, Trivandrum (Jan 2018)
  • D+ve – National level Dental Academic Conference, December 17, 2017, Trichur
  • ReCOPS – National Conference on Dental Research, October 2017, Kochi
  • 21st National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2016, Bhubaneshwar
  • Evidence In Public Health Policy Conference 2016, Bengaluru
  • 3rd Forum for Ethical Review Committees in India Conference 2015, Lucknow
  • 20th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2015, Manipal
  • 9th PG Convention of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2015, Nellore
  • 19th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2014, Kochi
  • 8th PG Convention of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2014, Noida

Symposium and Workshops

  • ICMR Training on Responsible Conduct of Research & Publication Ethics, February 28, 2020, NIDCR, Bengaluru.
  • Short Duration Intensive Training Program on Public Health Ethics, July 17-21, 2019, IIT Bombay (Organized by ICMR, FMES, HEaL and TISS).
  • Illuminate – Pedagogy and Personal Effectiveness Workshop, April 20-21, 2019, Salem.
  • National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis, New Delhi, April 10-12, 2019
  • Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis, Amrita School of Dentistry (2018)
  • Ethics in Public Health Practice, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru (2017)
  • Evidence Based Medicine Symposium, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (2016)
  • Biostatistics Workshop, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi (2015)
  • Tobacco Cessation Counselling, NIMHANS, Bengaluru (2015)
  • Clinical Trials Workshop, Christian Medical College, Vellore (2014)
  • ART Workshop, Government Dental College, Bengaluru (2015)
  • Qualitative Research Workshop, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (2015)
  • Research Methodology Workshop, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (2014)
Achievements
  1. Awarded International Travel grant from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) to attend the 17th World Congress on Public Health at Rome Italy from 2-6th May 2023.  
  2. Awarded Registration scholarship to attend the 13th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco and Health 2021 (Virtual), 3-4th September 2021
  3. Awarded Speaker scholarship to attend the 6th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2020 (Virtual), 8-12th November 2020
  4. Best paper: National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis, New Delhi 2019 – Effect of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) therapy versus conventional technique on clinical and radiographic outcomes of deciduous molar pulpotomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  5. Awarded Travel grant to attend National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis, New Delhi, 10-12th April 2019.
  6. Awarded full scholarship to attend 4th National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Mumbai, 8-10th February 2019.
  7. Awarded Partial scholarship to attend 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health, 13-15th September 2018, Bali, Indonesia
  8. Best paper: 21st National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2016, Bhubaneshwar – Oral health infrastructure of Kerala
  9. Best paper: 20th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD) 2015, Manipal – Profile of Institutional Ethics Committees in dental colleges in Kerala
  10. Best paper: 3rd Forum for Ethical Review Committees in India Conference 2015, Lucknow – Profile of Institutional Ethics Committees in dental colleges in Kerala
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