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Dr. Shyam Padmanabhan
PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Dr. Shyam Padmanabhan completed his graduation from SDM college of Dental Sciences, Dharwad in the year 1998 and subsequently followed it up with his post graduation from MR Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore.

He joined The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre as a Lecturer and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor. He is presently working as a Professor in the Department of Periodontics since 2009. During his tenure he has guided more than eight batches of post graduate students. He has to his credit several national and international publications including 3 PubMed central indexed journals. Due to his keen interest in article writing he has been accredited with a platinum author in E-Zine articles and has been made reviewer for several open access journals including Journal of Indian Society of Periodontics.

Besides being the Organizing Secretary for a CDE program on "LASERS in Periodontics" he played a key role in organizing the 35 National conference of The Indian Society Periodontology. Recently he was instrumental in bringing LEAD program for Dental Schools along with Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Healthcare Ltd, an exclusive GSK budding dentist program in Dental Colleges in India. He was invited to chair a session in the recently concluded PerioPanorama – a 3 day rapid review in Periodontics for final year postgraduate students held at MR Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital.

He is a life member of Indian Society of Periodontology, Indian Dental Association and Bangalore Academy of Periodontology. Being a registered member of the Karnataka State Dental Association he was appointed as a Dental Council of India Inspector to inspect the proper functioning of Dental colleges in India.

"All Academic activity must culminate to good clinical practice" - Besides being in Academics he has been running a successful Dental clinic in Bangalore since 1998 therefore bringing a touch of Practitioner expertise to the Academic environment.

DR.GEETHA VIJAY
Professor

Academic career spans over a period of two and half decades and has the experience in teaching at various national and international universities.

Actively contributing to the improvement of academic standards at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences as member of Board of Studies for Post Graduate courses. Worked as the Principal in the same institution for a period of two years and contributing currently as Vice-Principal. Has been appointed as Inspector from the Dental Council of India(DCI) for various dental colleges throughout India for both Post-Graduate and Under-Graduate courses.

Has immense experience in conducting examination for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

Has involved actively in organising various Continuing Dental Education programmes and conferences, conventions and has chaired scientific sessions in Perio- Panorama.

Dr.Sukanya Rajan
Professor

Actively involved in both undergraduate and post graduate teaching programs.

Has a number of national and international publications in various journals and is currently involved in various research projects undertaken in the department. Has been appointed as Inspector from the Dental Council of India(DCI) for various dental colleges throughout India for both Post-Graduate and Under-Graduate courses.

Has immense experience in conducting examination for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

Member of Indian Society of Periodontology. Member of organizing committee for the CDE program 'Dental Implants' and 'Laser Dentistry' and "How To Publish" organized by the Dept. of Periodontics. Played an active role in the DCI Inspection process for Postgraduate course in the department.

Organised Free medical and dental health check-up camp at Narayana Olympiad school,Kasturinagar Bangalore.

Recently she was an active member of the organizing committee “Perio Spardha” an Inter-collegiate Quiz held in our Institute on 11th Dec 2015.

“Perio panorama” organized by V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore on 28th jan2016 , she was assigned as one of the member for “Panel Discussion” entitled with topic “How to Appear for theory Exam”.

Dr. Nisha K.J
Reader

Dr. Nisha completed her graduation in the year 2000 and post-graduation in the year 2000 from Govt. Dental College , Trivandrum. She is also pursuing Ph.D in University of Kerala on the topic "SalivaryProteomics". 

She started her teaching career in the year 2007, and is presently working as Reader in the Dept. of Periodontics. She is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs. 

She has published many articles in various international and national journals and presented scientific papers in various national and state conferences. Also was the chairperson for scientific sessions at ISP National conference, Cochin 2013. She has been the internal examiner for Final Year BDS examination conducted by RGUHS in the last 4 years. Also, she played an active role in the DCI Inspection process for Postgraduate course in the department.

She is a life member of Indian Society of Periodontology and Society of Periodontists and Implantologists Kerala. She was a member of organizing committee for the CDE program 'Dental Implants' and 'Laser Dentistry' organized by the Dept. of Periodontics. Also she played an active role in organizing and hosting the intercollegiate quiz program Periospardha in Dec 2015.

Dr.Sanjeela Guru
Reader

Actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.

Has a number of publications in various international and national journals and presented scientific papers in various national and state conferences.

Has been the external examiner for UG university exam in 2012 and has been appointed as flying squad for Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences examination.

Member of Indian Society of Periodontology, Member of organizing committee for the CDE program 'Dental Implants' and 'Laser Dentistry' organized by the Dept. of Periodontics. Played an active role in the DCI Inspection process for Postgraduate course in the department.
Organised and conducted the intercollegiate quiz competition –Periospardha, Dec 2015

DR.RAVI.J
Senior Lecturer

Actively involved in both undergraduate and post graduate teaching programs.

Has a number of national and international publications in various journals and is currently involved in various research projects undertaken in the department. Has presented research papers in various national conferences and conventions.

Was appointed for confidential work in Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and has participated in conducting Undergraduate examination for RGUHS and diploma in Karnataka Nursing Board.

Played an active role in procurement of equipments and materials for the department to meet the requirements for DCI inspection and has worked as a team in renovation and restructuring the department for DCI inspection.
Organised and conducted the intercollegiate quiz competition –Periospardha, Dec 2015

Member of Indian Society of Periodontology. Member of organizing committee for the CDE program 'Dental Implants' and 'Laser Dentistry' and "How To Publish" organized by the Dept. of Periodontics. Played an active role in the DCI Inspection process for Postgraduate course in the Department.

Dr.Aparna Suresh
Senior Lecturer

Actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.

Has a number of publications in various international and national journals and presented scientific papers in various national and state conferences.

Has authored a book titled "Evidence Based Periodontology" published by Lambert Academic Publishing which has been well acclaimed in the field of Periodontology.

Member of Indian Society of Periodontology, Member of organizing committee for the CDE program 'Dental Implants' and 'Laser Dentistry' organized by the Dept. of Periodontics. Played an active role in the DCI Inspection process for Postgraduate course in the Department.

Organised and conducted the intercollegiate quiz competition – Periospardha, Dec 2015

Dr MinalKumari
Senior Lecturer

Has completed her BDS from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal and got selected through the All India Post Graduation examination to pursue her MDS Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore.

She was awarded the “Colgate” scholarship for her thesis and research work during her Post Graduation.

She was involved in research work which was presented at the 10th Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology at Nara, Japan. She has to her credit number of International and National publications, of which 20 are in Pubmed central indexed journals.

She is a member of Indian Society of Periodontology and has presented papers and posters in various national conferences. She presented her dissertation in 40th ISP National conference and also attended hands course on Periodontal microsurgery in the same.

Organised and conducted the intercollegiate quiz competition –Periospardha, Dec 2015

Dr Ashwini.R.D.
Senior Lecturer

Has graduated from JSS Dental College ,mysore in the year of 2006 and completed her MDS in 2015 from Vydehi institute of dental sciences.

Has a number of publications in various international and national journals and presented scientific papers in various national and state conferences. Has her thesis on cryosurgery and lasers on depigmentation.Also she played an active role in organizing and hosting the intercollegiate quiz program Periospardha in Dec 2015.