Research is an integral component of dental education. Considering this, much emphasis is given for research right from the undergraduate level.

The School has initiated a number of substantive developments to support the research endeavor and to demonstrate our commitment to support research in the faculty.

The programs offered are focused on a wide range of areas including Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Microbiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Public Health Dentistry.

Quality, innovative and value based research is much encouraged and the school has started taking heights in research achievements.

It is what distinguishes us from similar schools and what equip our students for leading - edge positions on the rapidly changing healthcare frontier.

 

a) Improving the Dental Implant Tissue Bonding by Nano Texture - A Cost Effective Approach -  Dr. Anil Mathew

To study the development of dental implants that show faster and enhanced osseointegration, less technique sensitive and which can be used in compromised conditions like diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, etc.

b) Clinical Application of Tissue Engineering for Bone Augmentation and Endosseous Dental Implants - Dr. Manju V.

This research is mainly focused on clinical use of tissue engineered bone substitute for augmentation of resorbed alveolar ridges and surgically reconstructed maxillectomy and mandibulectomy defects.
 

Contemplating Projects
1. Estimation of Titanium residue around Hydrothermally Nano Textured Titanium Dental Implant-an ex-vivo study in Pig Mandible, Dr. Anil Mathew, Dr. Rahul Ravindran
2. Evaluation of Correlation between Skin colour and Tooth colour in Dentulous patients, Dr. Anil Mathew, Dr. Neena George
3. Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life and Denture Efficiency in patients of Amrita school of dentistry and Amithasmitham which is a Tribal outreach programme, Dr. Anil Mathew, Dr. Albin Geo Joseph
4. An Assessment of Distribution of Edentulous Spaces in Patients of Partial Edentulism Reporting for Treatment in the Department of Prosthodontics, Dr. Tony Thomas, Dr. R. Sreeraj
Ongoing Projects 
1. Comparative Study of Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Beyond the Confines of Existing Socket Walls Using different forms of Plasma Rich Fibrin Matrix, Dr. Haripriya E. C., Department of Prosthodontics
2. Adhesion of Actinobacillus Actinomycetumcomitance on different surface modifications of Titanium-an invitro study, Dr. Rahul Ravindran, Department of Prosthodontics
3. Comparison of Functional outcomes in Surgically and Prosthetically Rehabilitated Maxillectomy patients, Dr. R. Sreeraj, Department of Prosthodontics
4. Estimation of Prosthetic status and Prosthetic needs in the elderly in the municipal wards of Aluva ,Cochin, Kerala, Dr. Albin Geo Joseph, Department of Prosthodontics
5. Effect of Chemical Disinfectants and Accelerated aging on Maxillofacial Silicones, Dr. Anna Serene Babu, Department of Prosthodontics
6. Comparison of Radiation dose distribution with and without Tissue equivalent Prosthetic material in external auditory canal, Dr. Tharangini Madhusudhanan, Department of Prosthodontics
7. Improving the dental implant tissue bonding by Nano texture- A cost effective approach, Dr. Anil Mathew, Concept proposal accepted by ICMR
8. Clinical Application of Tissue Engineering for Bone Augmentation and Endosseous dental implants, Dr. Manju V.
Projects Completed   
1. Comparative Evaluation of the efficacy of Occlusal splints fabricated in different mandibular positions for treatment in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients, Dr. Ipe Sabu, Department of Prosthodontics
2. Estimation of Cytokine level in gingival crevicular fluid using three different Gingival Retraction systems in patients requiring fixed partial denture, Dr. Liji Mathew, Department of Prosthodontics
3. Relationship of choice of tooth color with the skin color of edentulous patients, Dr. Neena George, Department of Prosthodontics
4. Alveolar Bone Defect and Secondary Bone Grafting Outcome in Cleft Lip/Palate Patients, Dr. Alice Kurian, Dr. Ravi, Department of Periodontics
5. Analyzing the outcome of Mandibular Ameloblastoma reconstructed with fibula free flap, Dr. Reesma, Department of Periodontics, Collaboration with Head & Neck Department AIMS
6. Comparison of TIMP-1 levels in periodontally involved and healthy controls and its response to non-surgical periodontal therapy, Dr. Maya, Dr. Angel, Department of Periodontics, Collaboration with Dept of Biochemistry – CMC Vellore
7. Relationship between life - event stress and Periodontal disease and its response to treatment, Dr. Saimegha, Dr. Jayachandran, Department of Periodontics
8. Comparison of efficacy of Hand Instruments, Ultrasonic Instruments and lasers on root surface debridement – An in-vitro study, Dr. Neha, Dr. Jayachandran, Department of Periodontics, Collaboration with Sree Chithra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & technology, TVM and Cochin university of Science and Technology
9. Comparison of the Efficacy of Iontophoresis with APF Gel and Desensitizing Tooth paste in the management of Dentinal Hyper sensitivity, Dr. Keerthy, Dr. Jayachandran, Department of Periodontics, Collaboration with Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology

Publications

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2020

Journal Article

Vijay P., Kumaran P., Arun Mamachan Xavier, and Dr. Balagopal Varma R., “Feeding difficulty in an infant with stickler’s syndrome – A case report”, A case report. ContempClin Dent , 2020.

2020

Journal Article

V. Ramanarayanan, Chandrashekar Janakiram, Joseph, J., and Krishnakumar, K., “Oral health care system analysis: A case study from India.”, J Family Med Prim Care, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1950-1957, 2020.[Abstract]


Objectives: The health system of Kerala, India has won many accolades in having health indicators comparable to developed countries. But oral health has not received its due importance at the policy level. With the burden of oral diseases on the rise in the state, a critical introspection of the existing system is warranted. The objective of this review was to assess the oral health care system in Kerala to provide policy solutions.

Methods: This study adopted a mixed methodological approach that gathered information from the primary and secondary sources, which included health facility surveys, key informant interviews, review of published literature, and websites of governmental and non-governmental bodies. The WHO framework of health system building blocks was adapted for the assessment.

Results: A review of epidemiological studies conducted in Kerala suggests that the prevalence of oral diseases is high with the prevalence of dental caries at the age of 12 years ranging from 37-69%. The state has a dentist population ratio of 1:2200 which is well within the prescribed ratio by WHO (1:7500). Only 2% of dentists in Kerala work with government sector catering to 0.6 million of the approximately 33.4 million population. This point to the absence of oral care in first contact levels like primary health centers. Service delivery is chiefly through the private sector and payment for dental care is predominantly through out-of-pocket expenditure.

Conclusion: Despite having the best health indicators, the oral health system of Kerala is deficient in many aspects. Reorientation of oral health services is required to combat the burden of diseases.

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2020

Journal Article

V. Karuveettil, S Kumar, V., Chandrashekar Janakiram, and Joseph, J., “Effectiveness of a curriculum-based educational intervention on oral health behavior and dental caries experience among Indian schoolchildren.”, J Educ Health Promot, vol. 9, p. 90, 2020.[Abstract]


BACKGROUND: The high incidence of dental diseases among Indian children can be attributed to low awareness regarding the oral health maintenance. The school health curriculum in India is deficient of an oral health component, and there are no organized oral health programs for schoolchildren existing at present. Therefore, the present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of an oral health curriculum in improving the oral health behavior and dental caries experience in schoolchildren.

METHODS: A nonrandomized trial with pretest/posttest design was conducted among 600 schoolchildren. Two intervention arms were designed with one group receiving health education from a dental health professional and other from a school teacher. The oral health curriculum was customized for three sections of different age groups (lower primary [LP], upper primary [UP], high school [HS]) and implemented for a period of 1 year. Oral health behaviors were recorded using a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) questionnaire and were evaluated at baseline, 6 months, and 1 year of the educational intervention. Dental caries experience was measured Pre and Post - intervention using deft and decayed, missing, and filled teeth indices. Descriptive statistics were calculated for continuous data, and the change in KAP scores and dental caries experience was analyzed using the repeated measures of ANOVA, independent -tests, and paired -tests.

RESULTS: There were significant improvements in KAP regarding oral health among Indian schoolchildren. Significant reductions in decayed primary teeth were observed in LP and UP schoolchildren post-intervention. However, there was no significant difference in primary outcome between the two intervention arms.

CONCLUSIONS: A curriculum-based health education intervention customized for different age groups was found to be effective in improving oral health behavior and dental caries experience among Indian schoolchildren.

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2020

Journal Article

R. Raj, Thankappan, K., Chandrashekar Janakiram, Iyer, S., and Anil Mathew, “Etiopathogenesis of Trismus in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: An Exploratory Literature Review”, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction, p. 1943387520917518, 2020.[Abstract]


Trismus refers to a person’s inability to normally open his or her mouth. Trismus can occur as a symptom due to tumor ingrowth or it can occur postsurgical following the treatment for head and neck cancer. Radiation-induced trismus is also a relatively common oral complication. This review aimed at reviewing the etiopathogenesis of trismus in patients with head and neck cancer. Of the 16 publications included after final screening, of which one was a nonrandomized control trial, one a randomized control trial, 6 prospective cohort studies, and 8 retrospective cohort studies. Among them, 6 articles addressed the possible mechanism for trismus related to tumor ingrowth, 8 articles suggested the likely reason for trismus in patients who had undergone radiation therapy and 2 articles addressed the postsurgical cause for trismus. This review highlights the possible involvement of infratemporal fossa as a predetermining factor for developing trismus related to tumor extension. The molecular mechanism of radiation-induced fibrosis is well studied in the literature.

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2020

Journal Article

Chandrashekar Janakiram, Venkitachalam, R., 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.[Abstract]


BACKGROUND: Despite the large number of trials conducted using herbal oral care products for the reduction of dental plaque or gingivitis, results are conflicting and inconclusive.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of herbal oral care products compared to conventional products in reducing dental plaque and gingivitis adults.

METHODS: We searched the following databases for Randomised controlled trials (RCTs): MEDLINE Ovid, EMBASE Ovid etc. which yielded 493 trails. Of which 24 RCTs comparing herbal toothpaste or mouth rinse with over the counter toothpaste or mouth rinse in adults aged 18 to 65 years were included. Two authors extracted information and assessed the methodological quality of the included studies using Risk of Bias. Meta-analyses using the random-effects model were conducted for four outcomes for tooth paste and mouth rinse respectively. Mean difference (MD) or standardized mean difference (SMD) were used to estimate the effect, with 95% confidence intervals.

RESULTS: A total of 1597 adults participated in 24 RCT studies. These were classified as herbal toothpaste (HTP) (15 trials, 899 participants) and herbal mouth rinse (HMR) (9 trials, 698 participants) compared with non-herbal toothpaste (NHTP) or non-herbal mouth rinse (NHMR). We found that HTP was superior over NHTP (SMD 1.95, 95% CI (0.97-2.93)) in plaque reduction. The long-term use of NHMR was superior in reduction of dental plaque over HMR (SMD -2.61, 95% (CI 4.42-0.80)). From subgroup analysis it showed that HTP was not superior over fluoride toothpaste (SMD 0.99, 95% CI (0.14-2.13)) in reducing dental plaque. However, HTP was favoured over non-fluoride toothpaste (SMD 4.64, 95% CI (2.23-7.05)).

CONCLUSION: For short-term reduction in dental plaque, current evidence suggests that HTP is as effective as compared to NHTP; however, evidence is from low quality studies.

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2020

Journal Article

M. Kumari, Patthi, B., Chandrashekar Janakiram, Singla, A., Malhi, R., and Rajeev, A., “Oral health-related quality of life in well-controlled diabetic patients of Modinagar city: A cross-sectional study”, Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, vol. 18, p. 54, 2020.[Abstract]


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease, which is characterized by elevated levels of glucose in the blood. According to the International Diabetes Federation, around 366 million people are currently estimated to have diabetes. Aim: The aim of the study was to find out the association of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) with diabetes among controlled diabetic patients of Modinagar city. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study with a sample of 163 respondents was conducted in a private hospital in Modinagar city, to assess the OHRQoL in a well-controlled diabetic patient. OHRQoL was estimated by the oral health impact profile-20 questionnaire. In addition, general health questionnaire (GHQ) – a 12-item questionnaire was included in this study to distinguish the impact of diabetes on general health of the patient. The analysis was performed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 21.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Logistic regression was used to determine the association between OHRQoL and diabetes. Correlation between OHQoRL and GHQ was analyzed using Spearman's rho. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The study results showed that 93 patients (57.4%) had good and 69 patients (42.5%) had low OHRQoL. The study also found out a statistically significant association of OHRQoL with diabetes in case of age of the participants (2.375 [1.094–2.528], P = 0.029**), educational level (0.511 [0.268–0.974], P = 0.041**), and frequency of toothbrushing (0.446 [0.208–0.957], P = 0.038**), whereas its association with smoking status (0.527 [0.235–1.182]), duration of disease (0.757 [0.343–1.671]), and mouth dryness (0.692 [0.316–1.513]) was statistically nonsignificant. There was a highly significant correlation between the OHRQoL and general health of the participants (Spearman's rho [r (162) =0.996], whereP < 0.05). Conclusion: There is a good correlation between OHRQoL and general health among controlled diabetic patients. The association between diabetes and OHRQoL is confined only to some of the variables. The study findings emphasize the importance of oral health in maintaining the overall health of diabetic patients.

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2020

Journal Article

A. Rajeev, Patthi, B., Chandrashekar Janakiram, Singla, A., Malhi, R., and Kumari, M., “Influence of the previous dental visit experience in seeking dental care among young adults.”, J Family Med Prim Care, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 609-613, 2020.[Abstract]


Introduction: Dental fear is one of the highly prevalent types of fear which deters patients from seeking dental cares.

Aim: This study aims to assess the influence of a previous dental visit experience for seeking dental care among adults.

Methodology: Young adults ( = 150, 15-26 years) with previous dental visit for care were selected randomly among outpatients' visit in tertiary dental teaching hospital. To assess the influence of previous experience of dental visit in seeking care, we self-administered a Post-traumatic Check List-Civilian Version [posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)], an Autobiographical Memory Questionnaire (AMQ), and a Dental Fear Survey (DFS). The relationship of negative and positive experience of previous dental treatment, dental fear, and symptoms of PTSD was assessed using Pearson's correlations. Spearman's rho was used to find out the correlation between the DFS and PCL-C and history of dental treatment undergone.

Results: The mean score of the DFS and PCL-C was found to be 69.57 and 40.17, respectively. The characteristics of the most negative experience including physical reactions ( = 0.936), emotional intensity ( = 0.935), sight ( = 0.941), smell ( = 0.917), and sound ( = 0.911) of dental treatment showed a significant relationship with dental fear, whereas the characteristics of the most positive memory of dental treatment showed only a few statistically significant associations with dental fear. Most of the symptoms of PTSD also show significant associations ( < 0.05) with characteristics of the most negative memory. Spearman's correlation between the DFS and the PCL-C was also statistically significant, r (150) =0.365, indicating that dental fear is indeed associated with symptoms of PTSD.

Conclusion: There is a significant association between the characteristics of the most negative experiences of dental treatment and increased dental fear in young adults, while positive experiences did not show the inverse relationship with dental fear.

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2020

Journal Article

Chandrashekar Janakiram, Varghese, N., Venkitachalam, R., Joseph, J., and Vineetha, K., “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.[Abstract]


Background: To compare the anti plaque efficacy of Modified Bass, Fones and Normal brushing techniques in young adults.

Material and Methods: An investigator blinded randomized controlled trial with parallel design was adopted to compare the anti plaque efficacy of three tooth brushing techniques. The study population consisted of 120 dental students aged between 18 and 30 years.

Results: At the baseline, the mean plaque scores were 0.74 ± 0.39, 0.77 ± 0.34 and 0.98 ± 0.36 respectively, for Modified Bass, Fones and Normal brushing technique. After 24 hours without any oral hygiene activity, the plaque scores increased to 1.04 ± 0.30, 1.11 ± 0.32 and 1.21 ± 0.40, respectively. After 1 week of using the intervention, the mean plaque scores were 0.78 ± 0.36, 0.94 ± 0.34 and 1.03 ± 0.43, respectively and increased to 1.13 ± 0.44, 1.14 ± 0.40 and 1.08 ± 0.34 after 28 days. The mean gingival scores were 0.23 ± 0.66, 0.02 ± 0.52 and 0.42 ± 0.74 for Modified Bass, Fones and Normal Brushing technique during baseline visit and after 28 days.

Conclusions: There was a significant reduction in the amount of plaque with the three brushing techniques. Although the short-term outcomes with the Modified Bass method were promising, a long-term effect was not evident. Further, there was no significant difference in plaque control between the three groups. Gingival scores, plaque scores, tooth brushing techniques, young adults.

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2019

Journal Article

D. Mary Sam, Kumar, S. P., Varma, B., David, A. P., and Suresh, R., “Benign osteoblastoma of the palate: a rare clinical presentation.”, Oral Radiol, 2019.[Abstract]


Osteoblastoma is a rare, benign type of osteoblastic tumor. It constitutes approximately 1% of all primary bone tumors. Osteoblastoma most commonly affects the long bones; it very rarely affects the jaw bones. Because of its clinical and histological similarity with other bony tumors, such as osteoid osteoma and fibro-osseous lesions, osteoblastoma is a diagnostic challenge. Very few cases of osteoblastoma involving the maxillofacial region have been reported to date. We herein describe a 15-year-old female patient with osteoblastoma that presented as a palatal swelling of 6 months' duration.

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2019

Journal Article

R. D. Prabha, Nair, B. P., Ditzel, N., Kjems, J., Nair, P. D., and Kassem, M., “Strontium functionalized scaffold for bone tissue engineering.”, Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, vol. 94, pp. 509-515, 2019.[Abstract]


Drug functionalized scaffolds are currently being employed to improve local delivery of osteoprotective drugs with the aim of reducing their loading dose as well as unwanted systemic complications. In this study we tested a poly-(ε) caprolactone (PCL)-laponite-strontium ranelate (SRA) composite scaffold (PLS3) for its abilities to support growth and osteogenic differentiation of human marrow derived stromal stem cells (hMSC). The in vitro experiments showed the PLS3 scaffold supported cell growth and osteogenic differentiation. The in vivo implantation of hMSC seeded PLS3 scaffold in immunocompromised mice revealed vascularized ectopic bone formation. PLS3 scaffolds can be useful in bone regenerative applications in the fields of orthopaedics and dentistry.

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BOOKS

book1

Orban’s Oral Histology and Embryology
Dr. Vinodkumar R. B.
13 Edition
2011

book2

Text book of Dental Radiology
Dr. Pramod John
Jaypee Medical Book Publishers
2010

book3

Textbook of Oral Medicine
Dr. Pramod John
JP Publishers
2005

book4

Textbook of Oral Medicine
Dr. Pramod John
JP Publishers
2005

Ph. D. Students

Sl No PhD Scholar Year of Joining Title Guide
1 Dr. Anil Mathew 2016 Improving the Dental Implant Tissue Bonding by Nanotexturing – A Cost Effective Approach Dr. Deepthy Menon
2 Dr. Saranya S.K 2017 Effect of prosthetic rehabilitation on TemporoMandibular Disorders Dr. Chandrashekar J
3 Dr. Radhu Raj 2017 Trismus in Head and Neck Cancer Dr. Chandrashekar J
4 Dr. Sandhya K.N 2019 comprehensive assessment of risk factors and treatment needs in elderly patients with special emphasis on oral health status-a multicentric study Dr. Beena Varma
5 Dr. Induja Devan 2019 Effectiveness of frequency of application of 38% Silver Diamine Fluoride on the cavitated carious lesion of primary teeth in pre-school children Dr. Chandrashekar J
6 Dr. Parvathy Ghosh 2019 Prevalence of Obstructive sleep apnea & effectiveness of custom-made oral appliance for treatment of OSA among South Indian population. Dr. Sapna Varma NK
7 Dr. Sarika. K 2019 Influence of occlusion on temporomandibular disorder and its management Dr. Ajith VV
8 Dr. Mridula Mohan 2019 Salivary proteomics in early detection of oral cancer Dr.Rakesh S
9 Dr Lakshmi P 2019 To quantify attributable risk that is population-specific for periodontal disease across shared risk factors for the select Non-Communicable Diseases Dr Chandrashekar J
Candidate Name Specialty Name Thesis Title
Ashly Anna Philip Conservative Dentistry Evaluation of the impact of digital smile designing on dental esthetics by comparison of digital treatment planning with conventional treatment planning : An Observational study
Gayathri U Conservative Dentistry Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy and pH of Calcium hydroxide nanoparticles with 2% Chlorhexidine (solution and gel form) against Enterococcus faecalis to be used as an intracanal medicament: An invitro study
Jesseca John Conservative Dentistry A comparative evaluation of the shear bond strength of mineral trioxide aggregate and biodentine to different permanent restorative materials – An in vitro study
Rekha Ramakumar Conservative Dentistry Comparative Evaluation of the Penetration Depth of Irrigants with and without Surfactants into Apical root dentin using 4 different Activation System- An In-vitro Evaluation
Sreenath R Conservative Dentistry Comparative evaluation of geometric alterations in curved root canal using different endodontic instruments : an in-vitro study
Anjana Ulhas Prosthodontics Comparison Of Muscle Activity In Patients Before And After Removable Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Deepa Peter Prosthodontics Relevance of golden percentage and to identify recurrence of any repeated proportion in the dimensions of maxillary anterior teeth in esthetic smiles
Gurmehr Baghiana Prosthodontics Comparison of attachment types on Implant strain and denture displacement in maxillary implant assisted obturators : In vitro study
Theertha Raveendran Prosthodontics COMPARISON OF MUSCLE ACTIVITY IN PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT LOSS OF VERTICAL DIMENSION BEFORE AND AFTER FIXED PROSTHETIC REHABILITATION
Ujjaini Banerjee Prosthodontics EFFECT OF FINISH LINE DESIGNS ON FRACTURE RESISTANCE AND NATURE OF FRACTURE OF IMPLANT SUPPORTED RESTORATIONS: An In vitro study
Deepika Jayakrishnan Nair Orthodontics Assessment of malocclusion and its association with oropharyngeal crowding in children with special health care needs
M.Nivashini Orthodontics THREE-DIMENSIONAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF TWIN-BLOCK THERAPY AMONGST PATIENTS WITH DIFFERENT CERVICAL MATURATION STAGES
Ramya Krishna M Orthodontics Evaluation of stability of maxillary advancement in cleft patients undergoing
Le Fort I osteotomy
Arya Acca Varghese Pedodontics And Preventive Surgery A comparative study of the role of Silver diammine fluoride (SDF) on enamel resistance with Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) in a dental erosive challenge: an in-vitro Micro-CT analysis
Hazel Miria David Pedodontics And Preventive Surgery A comparative study to assess the antimicrobial efficacy and cyto-toxicity of 3.8%silver diamine fluride, calcium hydroxide with 2% chlorhexidine and calcium hydroxide with omeprazole against resistant root canal pathogens ( enterococcus faecalis and candida albicans)
Priyanka V Pedodontics And Preventive Surgery Antibacterial Activity and cytotoxicity of Zirconium oxide nanoparticle reinforced and Antibiotic Enriched Glass-Ionomer Restorative Cement: An in-vitro comparative assessment
Arya Vm Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery  
Shah Rasesh Sanjaykumar Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Comparative efficacy of clonidine and labetalol premedication on hypotensive anaesthesia in Orthognathic and cleft osteotomy surgery: Double blind Randomized controlled trial with parallel arm design (Phase III design)
Anjalie Prakash Periodontics Prevalence of chronic periodontitis in patients with temporomandibular disorder
Ashmy Stephen Periodontics Evaluation of platelet rich fibrin and collagen membrane in the management of intra bony defects in chronic periodontitis
Raymond Britto.P Periodontics

A Comparative Radiographic Evaluation Of Ridge Augmentation In Atrophic Anterior Mandible Using Β-Tricalcium Phosphate And Dental Morsels

Karthik Prabhu Periodontics

Comparison Of Post-Operative Healing Using Fibrin Glue And Absorbable Vicryl Suture Following Periodontal Flap Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Harithrra V Periodontics Prevalence of Periodontal disease in patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 
Dhanusree K Oral Pathology The role of E-cadherin as a diagnostic biomarker in oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma
Sheril Premjith Oral Pathology Immunohistochemical Evaluation Of stromal Myofibroblasts in Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Comparative Study
Anand S Oral Medicine And Radiology Comparison of clinicopathological features of tobacco induced and non-tobacco induced Squamous cell carcinoma
Indu Ps Oral Medicine And Radiology Evaluation of presence of nasal septal deviation in patients presenting with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea using Cone Beam Computed Tomography
Parvathy B Public Health Dentistry Oral health status of tea plantation workers in Idukki, Kerala
Speciality Name Name of the Student Thesis Title Guide's Name
Conservative Dentistry  Dr.Divya TC Comparative evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of homeopathic medicines as endodontic irrigants against Enterococcus faecalis – An in vitro study Dr. Sapna C.M.
Conservative Dentistry  Dr.Noel Joshi Evaluation of the efficiency of different instrument systems in retrieval of separated rotary nickel-titanium files from root canals: An in-vitro study Dr. Prabath Singh
Conservative Dentistry  Dr.Samyukta D Effect of different dentin desensitizers on shear bond strength of composite to dentin using two bonding systems: An in-vitro study Dr. Ashok
Conservative Dentistry  Dr.Sreelakshmi V Menon Comparative evaluation of push-out bond strength of glass fiber posts to root canal dentin using different adhesive resin cements Dr. Rakesh R. Rajan
Conservative Dentistry  Dr.Yenamandra Sita Manasvi Effect of surface treatment of zirconia on adhesive properties of zirconia to dentin – An in-vitro comparative study Dr. Asha Joseph
Prosthodontics  Dr.Brundhavinayak G Antimicrobial effect of silver and copper nanoparticles in peri implantitis (An in vitro study) Dr. Manju V
Prosthodontics  Dr.Geo Pius Comparative evaluation of bone response in osseo densification technique using bone expander to conventional preparation in implant osteotomy Dr. Anil Mathew
Prosthodontics  Dr.Mahesh H.K Comparative evaluation of bone response in osseodensification technique to conventional preparation in implant osteotomy Dr. Anil Mathew
Prosthodontics  Dr.Nandita Suresh  Evaluation of the adherence of Actinobacillus actinomycetmcomitanson tantalum: An in vitro study Dr. Tony Thomas
Prosthodontics  Dr.V.Bhavani Roopan Influence of osseointegrated implants placed in an artificial bone of different densities simulating posterior maxilla on cemented fixed prosthetic restorations - An in vitro study Dr. Vinod Krishnan
Periodontology Dr.Abdul Gafoor Siniya To compare the efficacy of chemical desensitizing toothpaste, herbal desensitizing toothpaste and nano- bioactive glass ceramic on dentinal tubule occlusion  Dr. Jayachandran P. 
Periodontology Dr.Amala K To compare the effect of non surgical periodontal therapy on the levels of adrenomedullin in gingival crevicular fluid and nitric oxide in saliva in chronic periodontitis patients with and without diabetes Dr. Angel Fenol
Periodontology Dr.Riya Liza Satish  Comparative evaluation of fibrin network formation after root conditioning using Nd:YAG laser, EDTA and Tetracycline on dentin-A Scanning Electron Microscopic Study Dr Anuradha Bhaskar
Periodontology Dr.Sherry Terby George Gingival crevicular fluid Periostin levels in chronic periodontitis patients following scaling, root planing and local drug delivery(tetracycline fibers and curcumin gel) Dr. Mohammed Shereef
Periodontology Dr.Yamini Unni P.T Comparative evaluation of plaque index and post-operative discomfort after periodontal flap surgery using isoamyl 2 cyanoacrylate and absorbable vicryl suture: A split mouth clinical study Dr Biju Balakrishnan
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dr.Meriam Anna Oommen Study of esthetic and functional outcomes (scores) in patients with oral cancer who underwent treatment with oral commissure involvement Dr. Ravi V
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dr.Raveena Rose Baby  Efficacy of high condylectomy as a lone treatment modality in the management of active condylar hyperplasia Dr. Pramod Subash
Orthodontics Dr.Archana Krishna Assessment of biomarkers of root resorption in orthodontic intrusion  Dr Rahul D. Prabha
Orthodontics Dr.Anu Rose James  RANKL levels around miniscrew implant and maxillary first molar during enmasse retraction in different anchorage control Dr. Ajith V.V.
Orthodontics Dr.Vishnu Shadananan Effect of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on airway and voice function in airway compromised patients treated with invasive and non-invasive ENT procedures Dr. Sapna Varma N. K
Paedodontics Dr.Anu Maria Babu Comparative evaluation of Triphala , hank’s balanced salt solution and coconut water as storage medium for avulsed tooth: An in-vitro study. Dr Suresh Kumar J
Paedodontics Dr.Minal Sukumar Salyankar Salivary level assessment of β-2 microglobulin protein as a biomarker in severe early childhood caries – An ELISA analysis Dr. Arun M. Xavier
Paedodontics Dr.Nipun Jain Comparing the antifungal activity of chlorhexidine , coconut oil, and perilla frutescens oil on Candida albicans isolated in children with early childhood caries – An in vitro study Dr. Balagopal Varma R.
Oral Medicine and Radiology Dr.Julie Elizabeth Mathew Salivary flow, subjective measure of oral dryness, dysguesia and oral manifestations of untreated primary hypothyroidism among adults: A case control study Dr. Beena Varma
Oral Medicine and Radiology Dr.Rhea Susan Verghese To evaluate the airway volume in pre- and post treated temporomandibular joint disorders with neuromuscular orthotics made with ultra-low frequency Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation - In vivo study Dr. Renju Jose
Public Health Dentistry Dr.Malliga V Association of Body mass index and severity of periodontal disease among adults.  Dr. Chandrasekar
Mentor Title UG Student 2019-20
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
Dr.Asha Joseph Evaluation of various treatment protocols among
the endodontists in kerala.
Krishnasagar K R
Dr.Arjun B Ravi Prevalence of Self-Medication practices with antibiotics in Patients with tooth pain visiting a Dental Hospital in Kerala. Bhagya J Raj
Dr.Anju Varughese The comparative Evaluation of efficacy of different teaching methods to enhance the cement manipulative skill of preclinical undergraduate dental students. Shabna Shihab
Dr.Remya M Knowledge, attitude and practice towards ergonomics among undergraduates and postgraduate dental students. Ashley Sarah John
Dr.Deepthy. S. Assessment of Self-reported Knowledge and Self-rated Medical Emergency Preparedness amongst Undergraduate Dental Students. Sree Govind M
Dr.Nagpuri Sujatha Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding blood donation among undergraduate dental students. Ann Sandra
Dr.Deepthy S Review on various failure modes of composite restoration in clinical scenario. T.H.Sreevidya
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Dr. Anil Mathew, Dr. Anna Serene Babu, Dr.Krishnapriya V N, Dr. Saranya S K The effect of type of edentulism on glycemic control in patients with type II diabetes: A pilot study S Sreelakshmi
Aishwarya Shekar    
Dr. Anil Mathew, Dr. Anna Serene Babu, Dr.Krishnapriya V N, Dr. Saranya S K Assessment of effect of prosthetic rehabilitation on glycemic control in patients with type II Diabetes Mellitus: a pilot study Abhimol C Davis,
Greeshma Raj    
Periodontology
Dr. Reshma Suresh Prevalence of morphological variations of median maxillary labial frenum among patients visiting a tertiary center in Ernakulum district, Kochi. Sthuthi Vijay Kumar
Dr.Anjaly R Nath Awareness of periodontal health and oral hygiene practices among pregnant women visiting a tertiary care hospital: A cross-sectional survey Adithya P
Dr.SowmyaSreenivasan Biomimetic materials and therapeutic strategies applied in the treatment of horizontal bone loss – A Review. Maria Thomas
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Dr.Parvathy gosh, Dr. Sarika Stability of The Pattern of Palatal Rugae after Rapid Maxillary Expansion Krishna Sruthy
Dr. Parvathy Ghosh Upper airway collapsibility and its association with neck circumference and hyoid position among OSA subjects- A cephalometric study Anand Suresh
Dr.Sarika K Evaluation of Condylar asymmetry in TMD patients Lekshmi Anand
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr.JaesonMohanan Comparative evaluation of Mucosal Vibration Technique with topical anesthetic spray technique to reduce pain during administration of local anesthesia – A Randomized Control Clinical Trial. Sherin Thomas
Dr.Girishankar To evaluate the efficacy of sub mucosal injection of 4mg versus 8mgdexamethasone in reducing post-operative facial edema, pain and trismus after surgical removal of third molar- A randomized controlled clinical trial. SweetySandria
Dr. Vidya. K. Oral health status of patients visiting a tertiary care center in Kerala. Sreelakshmy M
Dr.Krishnaa Assessing the mandibular flare as a guide for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block (IANB) – A Retrospective Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Analysis. Gayathri V Nair
Paedodontics& Preventive Dentistry
Dr.Balagopal Varma Severity of Early Childhood Caries among healthy and medically compromised children at a tertiary care institution in Kerala Fini Raj A R
Dr.Medhini M Menon The oral health related quality of life in children (including those with special health care needs (CSHCN)) with Early childhood caries (ECC) after dental rehabilitation under general anaesthesia. Krupa Rachel Robert
Dr. Parvathy Sreekumar Caries-Risk Assesment for children and adolescents in a Tertiary Care Center in Kerala Gayathri P
Dr.Vennila Chandran Clinical and demographic pattern of cleft lip and cleft palate among the neonates and children in a tertiary care centre, Kerala. Rahul Raphael
Oral Medicine & Radiology
Dr.Aravind MS Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Radiation Hazards and Protection among Dental Undergraduate Students: A cross sectional study. Cyril Mathew
Dr.Priya K .Nair Association of Smoking Media Literacy and Smoking Behavior among Young Adults visiting a Tertiary Care Centre in Kerala Saurav Santosh Nair
Dr.Krishna S Kumar Influence of search engines and social media use on health information seeking among dental patients. Keerthana S
Dr.Sandhya K.N Geriatric Health profile of patients attending Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences - A retrospective study of 5 years. DivyaGopakumar
Dr. Anu Ramachandran Knowledge and attitude about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) among Oral medicine and Radiology specialists in India. Amrutha T S
Dr.Baheerathe MM Oral health impact profile in oral cancer patients in a tertiary care centre, Kerala. Synopsis of Study Kamesh
Oral Pathology & Microbiology
Dr.Thara Aravind Profile of OKC patients reported in a tertiary care center Meghna Unnikrishnan
Dr.Mridula Mohan Odontogenic tumours: A 10 year retrospective analysis in single institution in South India. Fathima Najeeb
Public Health Dentistry
Dr. Chandrashekar J Assessment of cultural competence among healthcare under-graduate residents. Synopsis of Study: Devika Krishna
Dr. Vijay Kumar S Knowledge, attitude and barriers towards research among undergraduate health science students - A mixed methodology study. Balasubramanyan
Dr. Sravan Kumar Knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards organ donation among adults visiting a tertiary hospital in Kerala. Surya S
Dr.Venkitachalam R Socio-demographic profile of tobacco use and its predictors in Kerala Kavya Rajeev
Dr.Vineetha K Perceptions of barriers towards dental appointment keeping among patients of a tertiary care setting: A mixed method exploration. Anagha K A, Megha M
Dr.Lakshmy Menon Understanding the perceptions of dental disease prevention among patients in a Tertiary care hospital,South India : A Qualitative Exploration. Radhika