Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences
Oral Medicine and Radiology

Oral Medicine Research

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Academic activities:

CDE programmes:

1. Conducted CDE programme on 28.01. 2010 on: “oral mucosal lesions” by Dr. K.S Ganapathy; “Cardiac disorders: what a oral clinicians should know?” By Dr. L Sridhar, “CT-MRI imaging of head and neck region” by Dr. Radhesh

2. Conducted CDE programme on 01.08.2013 on: “principles of radiographic interpretations of Head and neck in CT and MRI” by Dr. Ram Prakash, “basics of radiotherapy” by Dr. Geetha S Narayanan and “Workshop on IMRT” by Mr. Sowmya Narayana

3. Clinical meet conducted on

1. Orofacial pain, diagnosis in misdiagnosis by Dr. Mythili K on 25.06.2008

2. Importance of diagnosis- role of oral clinician by Dr. Padmashree S on 28.12.2009

3. Ameloblastic carcinoma of retromolar region by Dr. Mahesh BS and Dr. Sharadha on 22.01.2010

4. Comprehensive management of malignant lesions of maxillary sinus: 2 case reports by Dr. Chaitra Ramprakash and Dr. Satish Kumar on 04.09.2012

5. Diagnosis and management of salivary gland disorders by Dr. Meher Saba and Dr. Alpana Talukdar on 26.06.2013

6. Applications of CBCT in dentistry: an overview by Dr. Hima John and Dr. Lekshmy J on 23.12.2015

7. Vesiculobullous lesions- A clinician’s perspective by Dr. Sayyad Zohab Hassan I and Dr. Ayesha N on 22.12.2015

8. Fibrous Dysplasia-Case series, Clinical and Radiological Presentation by Dr.Jyotsna T.R & Dr.Swati Garg on 30.1.2018

4. Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology- OOO meet will be conducted once in month.

Undergraduate students:


1. Weekly one theory class will be conducted

2. Students are posted from 2 pm to 4pm during which, discussions will held on various theory topics, training for outpatient checking and demonstration and teaching Intraoral periapical radiographic technique

3. Posting end test will be conducted at the end of each clinical posting.


1. Weekly 2 theory classes will be conducted

2. Students are posted in the clinics from 10 am to 1 pm, during which discussions will held on various theory topics, training for out patient checking and demonstration and teaching Intraoral periapical radiographic technique, bitewing radiography, occlusal radiography.

3. 10 long cases, 25 pathological radiographs, 2 bitewing radiographs and 2 occlusal radiographs will be taken by the students and discussed.

4. Posting end test will be conducted at the end of each clinical posting.

5. Three theory internal assessments are conducted.


1. Interns will be posted in oral medicine clinics and radiology

2. Seminar presentations, full mouth radiographs and panoramic radiographs.

Postgraduate students:

1. Diagnosis and medical management of oral lesions, orofacial pain, temperomandibular diseases, and other oral and maxillofacial pathologies.

2. Training in Intraoral, extraoral radiograpghy and CBCT scanning of maxillofacial region.

3. Seminar presentations, journal club presentations, case discussions are routinely done

4. Peripheral postings in the department of General Radiology, Oncology, Dermatology, ENT, Emergency medicine, General Medicine, and Forensic Medicine.

5. Training for paper and poster presentations in various national and international conferences.

Research Work Done By the Staff


(Prof & HOD)

1. Lead Shield from lead foil waste-Best out of waste.

2. Screening for coronary heart disease and diabetes risk in a dental setting.

3. Study on the position and symmetry of the mental foramen on panoramic radiographs in Indian population

4. The prevalence of fissured tongue in 2050 Indian patients: a cross sectional study.

5. Cheiloscopic patterns in Indian population and their efficacy in sex determination: A randomized cross-sectional study

6. Sexual Dimorphism Using Canine Width and Inter-Canine Distance in South Indian Population: A Cross Sectional Study

Dr.Shilpa P.S (Reader)

1. Sexual Dimorphism Using Canine Width and Inter-Canine Distance in South Indian Population: A Cross Sectional Study

2. Cheiloscopic patterns in Indian population and their efficacy in sex determination: A randomized cross-sectional study

3. Musculoskeletal disorders and mental health related issues as occupational hazards among dental practitioners in the city of Bengaluru: a randomized cross-sectional study

4. Usage of protective eyewear among the dental practitioners of Bengaluru city: A survey with review of literature

5. Sexual dimorphism of radiomorphological features of frontal sinus.

6. Study of lip prints in different ethnoracial groups in india

Research Work Done By Post Graduates

1. Dr. Mahesh B.S- A comparative study of intra oral periapical radiographic E-speed film and radiovisography (RVG) for detection of incipient proximal caries(2009-2012)

2. Dr. Sharda Rathod- Oral mucosal lesions and microbial changes in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy(2009-2012)

3. Dr. Chaitra H. Ramprakash- Trabecular pattern in mandible as an indicator of osteoporosis in post menopausal women- A radiological study(2010-2013)

4. Dr. Satish Kumar- Correlation of salivary glucose levels and candidal carriage in saliva of type 2 diabetic patients(2010-2013)

5. Dr. Alpana Talukdar- Evaluation of salivary cortisol levels in cigarette smokers- A case control study(2011-2014)

6. Dr. Mehar Saba SJ-Evaluation of the effects of local stimulation and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation on parotid saliva flow- A comparative study(2011-2014)

7. Dr. Hima John V- Association of Periodontitis elevated C reactive protein levels and acute myocardial infarction – A case control study. (2012-2015)

8. Dr. Lekshmy J- Median rhomboid glossitis and its possible association with candida in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients- A case control study(2012-2015)

9. Dr. Ayesha N-The Influence Of Handheld Mobile Phones On Flow Rate And Protein Concentration Of Human Parotid Saliva- A Cross Sectional Study(2013-2016)

10. Dr. Sayyad zohabhasan Innus- Radiographic Evaluation Of Third Molar Development As An Indicator Of Chronological Age By Demirjian And Kohlers Methods In Indian Population - A Comparative Study.(2013-2016)

11. Dr. Nandita Bhomik: Sexual dimorphism of bizygomatic distance and maxillary sinus in Indian population using Cone beam computed tomography- an observational study(2014-2017)

12. Dr. Ashmeer Malik: expression of salivary alkaline phosphatase as a biomarker in potentially malignant and malignant lesions of the oral cavity- an cross sectional study(2014-2017)

13. Dr. Swati Garg: Estimation of superoxide dismutase and Glutathione peroxidase levels in tobacco chewers and smokers- a comparative study(2015-2018)

14. Dr. Jyotsna TR: Evaluation of course and visibility of mandibular canal by digital panoramic and CBCT images- a comparative study(2015-2018)

15. Dr. Shibin Shaju : Evaluation of morphological variations of the nasopalatine canal by cone beam computed tomography(CBCT) – A cross sectional study(2016-2019)

16. Dr. Asif Pervez Rana : Prevalence of softtissue calcifications on digital panoramic radiographs – A cross sectional study (2016-2019)

Academic Activities:

· Teaching experience –22years

· Worked as valuer (Exam papers, PG synopsis & Dissertation) internal & external examiner for UG RGUHS & PG mock & RGUHS exams

· Paper setter for KRLM & COMED K Entrance test

· Participated in dental camp at Srinagar, Bangalore 1993

· Organized a dental camp for general public at Konanakunte, Bangalore 2000

· Worked as Custodian for BDS examination, September 2004, RGUHS at VSDC

· Started Orofacial pain clinic at VIDS & RC in 2007

· Principal Investigator for research work, funds granted by RGUHS for 2008-09

· Organizing interdepartmental clinical meets since 2008

· Member of Pain clinic started at VIMS & RC in 2009

· Member of Organising committee- State level CME & Workshop on Chronic pain management at VIMS & RC in 2010

· Chairman of Organising committee- State level CDE programme, Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology, at VIDS & RC, Jan 28th 2010 & Aug 1st 2013

· Certificate of appreciation for conducting CDE programme in 2010

· Chairman of Cultural committee 23rd National IAOMR Conference of Oral Medicine & Radiology at Nimhans, 9th to 11th December 2011

· Chairperson for UG and PG paper presentations in national conferences.

· Deputed as DCI inspector inNov 2013 and in Aug 2017

· PG guide from the year 2009

· PG co guide from the year 2014

· Member of organizing committee national pg convention of Oral medicine and Radiology 2014 Bangalore

· Deputed as RGUHS LIC Inspector in January 2017

Professional Memberships:

· Karnataka State Dental Association since 1992

· Indian Dental Association since 1992

· Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology since 1995

Invited guest lectures:

1. “Dental health in children” at Ashoka Shishuvihar, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, 2000

2. “An insight to Etoricoxib: A new Anti inflammatory Drug”, Bangalore, 2004

3. “Oral health in children” at Auden Public school, Girinagar, Bangalore, 2011

4. “Lights in dentistry” at XIII National triple O conference, M S Ramaiah dental college, Bangalore, 2015

5. “Bleeding & Clotting Disorders” at Master Class in Oral Medicine & Radiology,R V Dental College, Bangalore on 2-3-2017