Faculty Achievements

Manipal University
Manipal College of Dental Sciences
Website: www.manipal.edu

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MCODS Manipal promotes and actively participates in various research activities and has many international and national publications to its credit. Currently, in collaboration with Laser Spectroscopy department, research work is progressing in the development of a prototype for the early detection of Oral Cancer, with Dr Keerthilatha Pai, Professor and Head as being one of the principal investigators. Till now a total of 40 international and 25 national publications are reported by this department.

Department of Oral Medicine received the H. Dean Millard Prize for the article "Efficacy of He-Ne Laser in the prevention and treatment of radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis in oral cancer patients" February 2008 , volume 105, Issue 2, pp 180-186 .Honey Arora, Keerthilatha M. Pai, Arun Maiya, M.S. Vidyasagar, and A. Rajeev

Dr Keerthilatha M Pai, Professor and Head is also the Associate Dean of the College. She is an excellent clinician and teacher and has been awarded best teacher award twice in her academic career. She has authored more than 50 publications in national and international journals of repute. She also serves as a constituent member of the Board of Question paper setters and is on the panel of undergraduate and post graduate examinations in the specialty of Oral Medicine and Radiology of various universities in India. Dr Keerthilatha M Pai and Dr Manoj Vengal also won "Best article award" for the publication in Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dec 2007.

Dr Ajay K Nayak, Assistant Professor won 2nd prize for oral paper presentation titled "COX-2 Inhibitors: The newer NSAIDs" at the 61st Indian Dental Conference, January 2008, Mangalore and Best Paper Award for oral paper presentation titled "Tuberculous ulcer of tongue with oral complications of oral antituberculosis therapy- a case report" at the XVII National Conference of IAOMR, January 2006, Wardha, Maharashtra

Dr Amar A Sholapurkar, Assistant Professor has been selected as a reviewer in 4 prestigious International indexed dental journals which are peer reviewed (Journal of Applied Oral Science, Journal of Contemporary dental Practice, Oral Oncology and Indian Journal of Dental Research) He also received the Second prize for Scientific paper presentation titled "Cheilitis Granulomatosa Report of 2 cases with clinical and diagnostic implications" at the XVII National Conference of IAOMR held at Sharad Pawar Dental College, Wardha. He also won the best paper award for presenting Efficacy of fluconazole mouth rinse in medically compromised patients with Oral Candidiasis: at the IAOMR National PG convention held at Hyderabad. He has authored 29 international and national publications.


   Source: www.manipal.edu                                                                                                                                  IFC 21/2/10

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