Dr. Pavithra K R
Associate Professor & Dept Incharge
Dr. Pavithra. K. Ramanna is a Bachelor of Dental Surgery graduate from the prestigious V.S Dental College and Research Hospital, Bangalore in the year 2003. She completed her Masters of Dental Surgery in the subject of Prosthodontics; Crown & Bridge and Implantology fromthe Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in the year 2012 during which she received best poster and best table clinic awards at national conferences.
She accrued additional proficiency in Implantology under the tutelage of renowned implantologists Dr. Ali Tunkiwala and Dr. Udatta Kher through their Implantology Course under the aegis of IMPART Education, Mumbai. She also has a keen interest in the fields of maxillofacial prosthetic dentistry; digital dentistry and digital dental photography.
She began her career as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Prosthodontics; Crown & Bridge and Implantology at the esteemed Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Hospital; and currently works at the institute in the designation of Reader. She is certified in the Basic Course in Educational Methodology conducted under the flagship of RAATI by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Health Sciences. She is currently the coordinator of the Institutional Ethical Committee, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Hospital. She is the author of publications in 1 national and 9 international PubMed/Medline indexed journals. She has periodically presented papers and posters at national and international conferences.
She also received a letter of appreciation from the District Family and Health Care Office, Kolar congratulating her efforts in the Danta Bhagya Yojane free denture camp held in Srinivaspur; wherein 29 completely edentulous patients were rehabilitated over a span of 2 days.
Her personal philosophy is to ensure providing quality prosthetic rehabilitation for patients and developing proficient dentists in the field of Prosthodontics by creating an engaging, sensitive and open educational environment for students to explore and enrich their intellectual potential.
|SL.NO||TITLE OF THE ARTICLE||JOURNAL|
|1||Dental management of oral complications in oncology patients: a review.||International Journal of Oral Care and Research, January-March 2018; 6 (1):82-85|
Standardizing shade matching with technology based
shade matching systems and colour formulation.
|International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research, January-March 2018; 5(1): 83-86|
|3||In vitro antimicrobial activity of ocimum sanctum (tulsi) extract on Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis.||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, April 2018;19(4):415-419|
|4||A clinical assessment of gingival sulcus width using various gingival displacement materials.||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, May 2018;19(5):502-506|
|5||Wettability of three denture base materials to human saliva, saliva substitute, and distilled water: a comparative in-vitro study.||JIPS, July-September 2018;18(3): 248 -256|
|6||In vitro analysis of shear bond strength and adhesive remnant index of stainless steel brackets with different adhesive systems to enamel.||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, September 2018;19(9):1047-1051|
|7||Antimicrobial efficacy of different disinfectant materials on alginate impression – a comparative study.||International Journal of Oral Care and Research, January-March (Suppl) 2018;6(1):7-11|
|8||Evaluation of efficacy of different instrumentation for removal of gutta-percha and and sealers in endodontic retreatment: an in-vitro study.||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, November 2019;20(11):1269-1273|
|9||Impact of different root conditioning agents on periodontally affected root surface – a scanning electron microscope study.||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, November 2020;21(8):863-867|
|10||Impact of fluoridated and non-fluoridated mouth rinses on frictional resistance between orthodontic archwire and bracket: a comparative study.||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, December 2020;21(12):1337-1341.|
|11||Impact of Fluoridated Mouthwashes on Strength and Durability of Three Different Synthetic Absorbable Suturing Materials.||An In Vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2022;23(4):431–436.[PUB MED – MEDLINE]|
|12||Comparative Evaluation of Intrapulpal Thermal Changes during the Polymerization of Different Adhesive Resin Materials.||An In Vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2022;23(5):539–542.[PUB MED – MEDLINE]|
|13||Invitro assessment of intracanal calcium hydroxide removal using various irrigation systems – SEM study..||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, September 2021;22(9):1003-1007.|
|14||Evaluation of anti-caries efficacy of various fluoride varnishes on artificial enamel lesion: an in vitro study..||The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, July 202 1;22(7):774-777.|
Dr. Suneetha Rao
BDS, MDS, BHA,
Dr.Suneetha Rao completed her graduation from Govt Dental College, Hyderabad, Osmania university and went ahead to expertise in the speciality of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Implantology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, in the years 1991 & 1993 respectively. She completed under grad with distinction in physiology and biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and gold medals in OMFS and Periodontics. During her senior residency program in BHU, she underwent a workshop & hands-on course in the then popular Frialit-2 implant system and guided tissue regeneration from J.VAN STRATEN MEDISCHE TECHNIEK, HOLLAND, and also underwent ceramic work training sponsored by dentsply in Mumbai . She was instrumental in setting up the implant and ceramic lab in the department at BHU. With a vast experience of 28 yrs in academics, she has a passion for teaching and learning.
She believes a good teacher is a student forever and strives to keep updated by attending conferences, conventions, continuing dental education programs in the speciality and otherwise . She has chaired and judged scientific sessions, table clinics, poster presentations in various speciality national conferences. She has to her credit the organizing of many CDE programs in the institute along with a strong and supportive team of junior faculties. She has been a resource person and scientific speaker in various forums. She co-spear headed the 18th IPS National PG convention hosted by Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences in collaboration with IPS Bengaluru branch 2016 . She was part of the organizing committee in the two day Maxillofacial Prosthetics Symposium held at Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation in 2019 .
To enhance & improve teaching skills, participated in the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences programs on educational methodology , clinical research programs, training of trainers etc. To hone the clinical skills, she has undergone implant training at ISG in collaboration with ICOI (skill enhancement training in surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant by restoring dental implants on patients held at Mukha Facial Surgery and implant center Bangalore) under the able guidance of Dr.Girish Rao and Dr.Anand Krishna.
She is a member of the Vydehi head and neck oncology team . Believing that holistic healing is the way,she has started a special councelling program for the onco patients which include specific breathing techniques, easy and effective yoga stretches and soothing meditations. She has a special interest in the area of maxillo facial prosthetics , implantology , geriartrics ,tmd besides regular prosthodontics. Future endeavours are to establish a TMD center and geriartric councelling clinic and to incorporate alternate techniques for the holistic upliftment of the patients.
Her additional qualifications and interests are :
PG Diploma in Hospital Administration in July 2012 from Medvarsity Online Limited and Apollo Hospital Educational and Research Foundation, Hyderabad.India.Contact Program in PG Diploma in Hospital Administration in Octobe2012 at Apollo Hospitals Bangalore.
Certified BCLS Instructor from Jeeva Raksha (Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movements Initiative) -2021
Certified C-ECLS Provider from Jeeva Raksha (Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movements Initiative) -2021
Trained Art of Living faculty – 2013
Certified Yoga Teacher ( 300 hrs ) from Sri Sri School of Yoga 2016.
|SL.NO||NAME OF THE TITLE||JOURNAL|
|1.||Evaluation Of Indigenous Casting Alloy For Fixed Restorations In Dentistry||Jpfa ,1992,Vol 5,|
|2||Periodontal Status And Treatment Needs Of An Adult Rural Community||Jpfa ,1993,Vol 7,|
|3||Oral Health Assessment Of An Adult Rural Community||Jpfa ,1994,Vol 8,|
|4||Gag Reflex – Etiology And Management- A Review||Kles Dental Journal Volume 2, May 2013|
|5||Rehabilitation Of Velopharyngeal Incompetency With The Palatal Lift Prosthesis.||Kles Dental Journal,2013, Vol 2, Issue 2,|
|6||A Three- Dimensional Finite Element Analysis Of Stress Distribution In The Cortical Bone In Single Tooth Implant And Post Core- Treated Tooth Subjected To Variable Loads.||International Journal Of Prosthodontics And Restorative Dentistry. January-March 2017 Issue 1|
|7||Maximum Stress Generated In A Single Tooth Implant In Post Core Treated Tooth Subjected To Variable Loads. A 3d Finite Element Analysis.||Kles Dental Journal,2017.Volume 6,|
|8||3d Finite Element Analysis To Determine The Modification Of Stresses In The Supporting Bone Of A Tilted Molar After Introduction Of A Fixed Dental Prosthesis .||Kles Dental Journal 2018, Volume 7.|
|9||Comparative Evaluation Of Microleakage In Three Core Materials With Conventional And Unconventional Placement Of Crown Margins – An In-Vitro Study.||Journal Of Chemical And Pharmaceutical Research,2018,10(1):13-20|
|10||Effect of a customised chairside Polishing Protocol for zirconia- A Comparative analysis.||Annals Of International Medical And Dental Research,2019;l5(4),|
|11||Comparative Evaluation Of Stress Distribution Of Three Direct Restorative Core Materials with Conventional And Unconventional placement Of Crown Margins Under Vertical And Oblique Forces-A 3d Finite Element Analysis.||E-Newsletter/ Journal Ips Bengaluru Branch;2019;l2;( 1).|
|12||A Two Piece Hollow Bulb-Hollow Denture Magnetic Obturator Prosthesis – An Innovative Technique,||International Journal Of Scientific Research|
|13||Effect Of Vertical Interarch Space,Implant Abutment Height And Diameter On Stresses In The Bone- A 3d Finite Element Analysis.||Annals Of International Medical And Dental Research 2020 JAN-FEB; l6(1),|
|14||Stress On Bone With Different Framework Materials And Cantilever Lengths -3d||Fea Journal Of Prosthodontic Dentistry.July to Dec. 2020-Vol. 15, Issue-2,|
|15||Association between dentofacial aesthetics and personality traits through the concept of visagism-a cross sectional study.||Journal of Prosthodontic dentistry.;Jan. to June. 2021-Vol. 16, Issue-1,|
|16||Bone evaluation qualitative and quantitative for implant success-an overview||Journal of Bangalore Prosthodontic forum,2021;3(1)|
|17||Clinical guide to border moulding and secondary impression in complete dentures.||International Journal of oral health dentistry 2021;7(4):1-7|
Dr. Ashok K
Dr. Ashok. K graduated from V.S.Dental college, Bengaluru, Karnataka in the year 2004 and Masters in Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Implantology from Sibar Institue of Dental Sciences, A.P in the year 2012. He secured University fourth rank in his speciality.
He took up dentistry to make the experience patient friendly and comfortable for those who are in need and he specialised in Prosthodontics and mastered it as it is a creative field which needs a lot of foresight to recreate what is lost with the motto of recreating what God has created. He pursued academics with a zeal to impart the vast knowledge and experience gained to the students to make them better dentists in rendering best services to the patients keeping in mind the end result and decrease the morbidity which occurs with age, negligence or due to maladies.
He has several International, National and State publications to his credit. He has attended number of speciality conferences, conventions, CDE programmes, live demos and hands on work shops to expand and enhance his knowledge.
He also has additional training in Educational Methodology from RGUHS , is a Certified C-ECLS Provider from Jeeva Raksha (Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movements Initiative) -2021.
He is Qualified and Certified BCLS Instructor from Jeeva Raksha (Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movements Initiative)-2021
|SL.NO||TITLE OF THE ARTICLE||JOURNAL|
|1||Examination,Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Complete Denture Therapy – A review.||Journal Of Orofacial Sciences,Vol 2,Issue 3,2010|
|2||Prosthodontic management of an adult ectodermal dysplasia patient with a maxillary tooth supported Overdenture and mandibular conventional Complete denture.||Indian Journal of Dental Reseach; 201526:229-23|
|3||Immediater Implant placement- to the rescue- A case report.||JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Science.2016;Vol 4;Issue 3|
|4||Contralateral Esthetic management of patient with Facial nerve palsy using cheek plumper.||International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2016; Vol 2 ,Issue 3|
|5.||Clinical guide to border moulding and secondary impression in complete dentures.||International Journal of oral health dentistry 2021;7(4):1-7|
|6.||Stresses generated in Completely edentulous and Partially edentulous arch rehabilitated with four implants: A comparative 3D FEA study.||International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.Vol 11,Issue 4 October –December 2021|
|7.||A roadmap for scientific publications. Part I.||International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry.2022;8(2);116-123|
|8.||A roadmap for scientific publications. Part II||International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry2022;8(2);124-127|
Dr. Swetha M U
Dr. Swetha M U is currently working as a Reader in the Department of Prosthodontics at Vydehi Dental college & Research Centre, Bengaluru. She graduated in the year 2010 from M S Ramaiah dental college & Hospital, Bengaluru and obtained Master degree in Prosthodontics including Crown, Bridge and Implantology in the year 2014 from M R Ambedkar Dental college & Research Institute, Bengaluru.
She has various International, National and State journal publications to her credit and many more ongoing research projects in hand. Her special interests are in Research towards Digital Dentistry, Implantology and TMD . She gained varied skills by attending several conferences , conventions and many CDE programmes with hands- on sessions.
Since then she has been passionately guiding both undergraduates and postgraduates in achieving their learning objectives and clinical skills through understanding of the science of complete comprehensive rehabilitation of patients.
Alongside she has also been an active working member in various educational committees and cordinated several free denture camps conducted under Danta Bhagya Yojna.
Thus far she has earned diversified teaching and clinical experience of 7 years in toto.
|SL.NO||TITLE OF THE ARTICLE||JOURNAL|
|1.||“Lasers: A Boon in Dentistry: An Overview”.||Journal Of Pharmaceutical And Biomedical Sciences 2013 Sept;34(34):1643-1653.|
|2.||“Zone of minimal conflict.An Overview”||Journal of Dental & Allied Sciences 2013;2(1):24-28|
|3.||Tensile and shear bond strength of hard and soft denture relining materials to the conventional heat cured acrylic denture base resin: An In-vitro study||Journal of International Oral Health 2014; 6(2)- Pubmed Indexed|
|4.||Enterococcus faecalis eradication with three intracanal medicaments- an in vitro study||International Journal Of Dental Clinics2014;6(1):8-11|
|5.||Effect of post material and length on fracture resistance of Endodontically treated premolars: an in vitro study||Journal of International Oral Health 2015; 6(2)- Pubmed Indexed|
|6.||A finite element study on comparison of stress distribution around vertical and angled abutments in Implants.||International Journal of Biomedical sciences vol 15, Issue 2, 68-75, June 15 2019.Pubmed Indexed|
|7.||Clinical guide to border moulding and secondary impression in complete dentures.||International Journal of oral health dentistry 2021;7(4):1-7|
|8.||Stresses generated in Completely edentulous and Partially edentulous arch rehabilitated with four implants: A comparative 3D FEA study.||International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.Vol 11,Issue 4 October –December 2021|
|9.||A roadmap for scientific publications. Part I.||International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry.2022;8(2);116-123|
|10.||roadmap for scientific publications. Part II.||International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry2022;8(2);124-127|
Dr. Rekha R
BDS, MDS, FBOCI
Dr. Rekha R is a Graduate of the Government Dental College and Research Institute,Bengaluru (2015), with a Masters (MDS) in Prosthodontics from Raja Rajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru (2020).
Her repertoire of academic credentials also carries a Fellowship Program in Implant Dentistry from Branemark Osseointegration Center India associate of the Branemark Osseointegration Center (ABOC) Sweden in 2021. Master of Arts in Psychology ( M.A. in Psychology) form the Indira Gandhi National Open University -(IGNOU), New Delhi in 2022. Her current field of interest include Implantology and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.
During her post-graduation, she attended various state and national conventions and conferences where her presentations won her the “Best Paper” & “Best Poster” Award. Her poster entitled “ Innovations in Dentistry” was recognized for its fresh perspective and outlook on extrapolative applications in a practical context.
Her contribution to the field of Dental Research includes her extensive studies on modifying denture base resins and descriptive analytics comparing optical properties of existing aesthetic restorative core materials.
Her desire to enrich lives of students took its formative steps during her graduation when she was the Co-General Secretary for the Student Committee.
Being an NCC ‘C’ Certificate holder, Dr Rekha believes the rigours of training has helped her inculcate the discipline that is necessary to establish a firm footing in Academic Excellence while focusing on creating meaningful learning experiences for students.
This aspect drives her passion as a Senior Lecturer to imbue innovative learning methods and practical applications in real life situations to add value to student learning and their overall Professional Competence.
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|1||Adherence Of Candida Albicans To Surface Modified Denture Resin Surfaces With Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Polymer- An In Vitro Study||IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS),19(2), 2020, pp. 18-24.|
|2||Outlook Towards Prosthodontic Treatment Protocol Decision – Making For Edentulous Patients Among Dental Interns||International Journal Of Dental Science And Innovative Research – March-2020, Vol. -3, Issue- 2, p no.222-233.|
|3||Comparative Evaluation Of Marginal Accuracy In Cad/Cam Milled, Laser Sintered And Cast Metal Copings With Varying Degree Of Convergence Angle Of Abutments- An In-Vitro Study||Journal Of Prosthodontics Dentistry- July to Dec 2020- Vol. 15, Issue-2, p no-9.|
Dr. Vaishnavi R
She completed B.D.S. from RV Dental College, Bangalore (RGUHS) in June 2014 and M.D.S. in Prosthodontics from Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences (RGUHS) in May 2019
She is currently working as Senior Lecturer at Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences And Research Centre, Bangalore since January 2023
She completed B.D.S. from Oxford Dental College , Bangalore (RGUHS) in June 2017 and M.D.S. in Prosthodontics from Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences And Research Centre, Bangalore (RGUHS)in July 2022.
She is currently working as Senior Lecturer at Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences And Research Centre, Bangalore since January 2023.
Dr. J.R.Prithvi raj
He completed B.D.S. from Vydehi Institute Of Dental Sciences And Research Centre, Bangalore (RGUHS) in June 2014 and M.D.S. in Prosthodontics from Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences And Research Centre, Bangalore (RGUHS) in July 2020.
He is currently working as Senior Lecturer at Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences And Research Centre, Bangalore since March 2023.
|S.No.||Title of the Articles||Journal Details||Points|
|1.||“Effect of a customised chairside polishing protocol for zirconia -A Comparative analysis||Annals of International medical and dental research 2019||15|
|2.||Compaarative evaluation of stress distribution of 3 direct restorative CORE MATERIALS WITH CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL placement of crown margins under vertical and oblique forces- A 3dimensional finite element analysis||Journal of Indian prosthodontic society Bangalore 2019||15|