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Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier

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Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier completed his Bachelors followed by his Masters in Pediatric Dentistry from A. B. Shetty Dental College, Mangalore and was awarded ‘The Best Outgoing Post Graduate Student by Overall Performance’ in 2010.

Qualification: BDS, MDS
arunmamachanxavier@aims.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Medically Compromised Children, Restorative Dentistry

Bio

Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier completed his Bachelors followed by his Masters in Pediatric Dentistry from A. B. Shetty Dental College, Mangalore and was awarded ‘The Best Outgoing Post Graduate Student by Overall Performance’ in 2010. He has widely presented and lectured both in Dentistry & Medical conferences in National/International platforms including Germany, UK, USA, Japan, China, etc. He has received several Best Research Paper awards in National Pediatric Dentistry Conferences since 2011.

Dr. Arun has also won several accolades both nationally and internationally including the Classified Winner to the Bright Smiles Bright Futures award (Glasgow, Scotland in 2015), Special Recognition Award for Outstanding services in Pediatric Dentistry in 2016 (Indian Dental Association, Nedumbaserry branch, 2016); ‘The Young Pedodontist Research award 2017’ (conferred by the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, 2017); ‘Young Researcher award 2018’ (from the International Award of Excellence, London, UK, 2018); ‘Outstanding Researcher in Pediatric Dentistry award’ (Venus International Foundation, 2018); ‘Academician of the Year 2018’ (Dentistry 2018 Conference, IDRR, Bangalore) and the Highly Commended ‘Specialist Dentist of the Year 2018 – Pedodontist’ (Famdent Indian Dental Oscars, Mumbai, December 2018).

Dr. Arun has more than 30 scientific international/national scientific publications in peer-reviewed indexed journals to his credit. He is known to put his heart and soul into the welfare and well-being of his students, colleagues as well as his patients. His areas of special interest include Medically compromising conditions in children, Cariology and Post-natal oral care and counselling. He has currently more than 10 years of clinical/academic experience and currently serves as a Reader in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Amrita Hospital in Cochin.

Publications

Journal Article

Total antioxidant concentrations of breastmilk-an eye-opener to the negligent

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Kavita Rai; Amitha M. Hegde

Publisher : Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition

Clinical and radiographic evaluation of indirect pulp treatment with MTA and calcium hydroxide in primary teeth (in-vivo study)

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Dr. Balagopal Varma R., Dr. Parvathy Kumaran, Vimi George; Suresh Kumar Janardhanan

Publisher : Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Qualitative and quantitative comparison of the remineralization potential of three suitable materials – An in-vitro SMH & SEM study

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Dr. Balagopal Varma R.

Publisher : J ClinDiag Res

A spectroscopic and surface microhardness study on enamel exposed to beverages supplemented with lower iron concentrations.

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Kavita Rai; Amitha M. Hegde; Suchetha Shetty

Publisher : The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry

Management of congenital choanal atresia: A pedodontist′s role

Authors : Dr. Parvathy Kumaran, Dr. Balagopal Varma R., Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Niloofar Fathima

Publisher : Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

The richest Infant feed – a tested Approach

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Kavita Rai; Amitha M. Hegde

Publisher : International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Aesthetic restorative materials and aerated beverage consumption – How safe?

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier

Publisher : Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Hereditary Oro-facial Digital Syndrome Type 1: Diagnosis and Management-case Report

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Kavita Rai; Amitha M. Hegde; Saurabh Joshi

Publisher : European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine

The total antioxidant capacity of infant feeds at various handling temperatures – a comparative study

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Kavita Rai; Amitha M. Hegde

Publisher : OxidAntioxid Med Sci

Infant oral care – Marking a healthy approach

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier

Publisher : Dentcare

The diagnostic applications of cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Pediatric Dentistry

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Manju Gopakumar

Publisher : Res Rev J Dent Sci

Effect of carbonated beverages on aesthetic restorative materials – An in-vitro surface micro hardness study

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Steffy M. Sunny; Amitha M. Hegde

Publisher : Int J Ped Dent

Give good care to your teeth

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier

Publisher : Manorama Arogyam

Prenatal and Perinatal Oral Health Awareness and Promotion among Pregnant Women – A Dental Home Initiative

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Steffy M. Sunny; Radhamany K.

Publisher : Jpn J Ped Dent

Salivary Interleukin-6 levels of children with Early Childhood Caries and Ventricular Septal defect – A randomized clinical trial

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Dr. Balagopal Varma R., Dr. Parvathy Kumaran, George T.; Janardhanan S. K.; Govinda B. S.

Publisher : J IndSocPedodPrev Dent

Feeding difficulty in an infant with stickler’s syndrome – A case report

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Dr. Balagopal Varma R., Vijay P.; Kumaran P.

Publisher : A case report. ContempClin Dent

Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of mothers toward emergency management of dental trauma in high literacy population

Authors : Dr. Parvathy Kumaran, Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Dr. Balagopal Varma R., Resmy Nair

Publisher : J Int Oral Health

Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of Aloe Vera gel with milk and HBSS in maintaining the viability of PDL cells in avulsed teeth

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Dr. Balagopal Varma R., Abraham B.; Kumaran P.; Kumar S. J.

Publisher : Drug Inv Today

Childhood Habits: Ignorance is not Bliss- A Prevalence Study

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Amitha M. Hedge

Publisher : International journal of clinical pediatric dentistry

Tailoring oral health needs through a dental home: A Necessity

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Amitha M. Hegde; Kavita Rai

Publisher : Indian Dentist Research and Review

Preventive protocols and oral management in childhood leukemia–the pediatric specialist’s role

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, Amitha M. Hegde

Publisher : Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention

Odontogenic Pansinusitis with Orbital Cellulitis in a child

Authors : Dr. Arun Mamachan Xavier, S. Jayakumar; U.K. Menon; Bini Faizal

Publisher : Amrita J Med.

Education and Professional Experience
  • 2014 June – Till Date: Reader, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, Amrita School of Dentistry.
  • 2010 June – 2014 June: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, Amrita School of Dentistry.
  • 2007 May – 2010 May: MDS, Pediatric Dentistry, A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore.
  • 2001-2006: BDS, A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore.
Awards and Recognitions

2020

  • First Prize – Quriosity 2020 quiz competition in association with the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists (IAOMP) held at National Oral Pathologist day at Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi on February 25, 2020.

2019

  • Best Paper Award received at the 41st National Conference of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) held during November 7-9, 2019, at New Delhi, for the paper titled- “Dental Management in Congenital Epulis – A Multidisciplinary Approach.”
  • Passed Part 1 Examination to the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in October 2019

2018

  • Young Researcher Award 2018 – By the resolution of the International Award of Excellence (IAE) Dental Awards Council held at the Grand Award Ceremony at Holiday Inn, Kensington High St London, UK, on July 21, 2018.
  • Outstanding Researcher in Pediatric Dentistry  – awarded by the resolution of the Venus International Foundation held in Chennai on September 29, 2018.
  • Academician of the Year 2018 – awarded by the Indian Dentist Research & Review committee Bangalore at the Golden tooth awards function of Dentistry 2018 Conference on November 10, 2018.
  • Highly commended – “Specialist Dentist of the Year: Pedodontics“– awarded at the Prestigious ‘Famdent Excellence in Dentistry Awards 2018’ function that took place in Mumbai on December 9, 2018.

2017

  • Young Paedodontist Research Award 2017 – Annually conferred to a single Paedodontist by the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) for the maximum achievements in the field of Pediatric Dental Research (Below 35 years category) – Awarded at the 39th  National ISPPD Conference, Chennai from September 14-16, 2017.

2016

  • Special Recognition Award – For outstanding achievements in the field of Paediatric Dentistry by the Indian Dental Association (IDA), Nedumbassery Branch – December 2016.

2015

  • Best Paper Award – 37th Indian Society of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) National Conference; October 14-16, 2015, held at Raipur.
  • Finalist/Classified Winner – Colgate Palmolive sponsored Bright Smiles Bright Futures Award session – for the outstanding Community Health program for the benefit of Children at the 25th Congress of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD), Glasgow, UK, – July 1-4, 2015 – Honored with 500 USD cash prize and certificate.

2014

  • Best Paper Award – 36th Indian Society of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) National Conference; October 8 -10, 2014, held at Lucknow.

2013

  • Best Paper Award – 35th Indian Society of Paedodontics& Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) National Conference; September 26-28, 2013, held at Jaipur.

2011

  • Best Paper Award – 33rd Indian Society of Paedodontics& Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) National Conference; November 4-6, 2011, held at Mangalore.

2010

  • Best Out-Going Post-Graduate by Overall Performance – from the Dept. of Paediatric Dentistry & A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Mangalore in October 2010.
Invited Guest Lectures

2020

  • ‘Child Psychology’ and ‘Management of children with Special health Care Needs’ at PedoVista 2020, Mumbai from January 9-10, 2020
  • ‘Special Child’ and ‘Stainless Steel crowns’ at SPECTRUM 2020 on February 28, 2020, organized by the Association of Pediatric and Preventive Dentists of Kerala (APPD)
  • ‘ECC: Etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, Implications and Caries Risk Assessment’ during the first ever Virtual Pedo RARE All India Postgraduate Rapid Revision conference hosted by the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) on March 25, 2020.

2019

  • ‘Cariology’ at Pedo Vista III (Rapid Revision for Postgraduates), held at Terna Dental College, Navi Mumbai. (January 24-25, 2019).
  • ‘Child Psychology’ and ‘Behavior Management’ at SPARC – 4th Edition held at Saveetha University, Chennai. (March 4-5, 2019)
  • ‘Child Psychology’ and ‘Stainless Steel Crowns’ at the 4th Kerala State First year Post-Graduate Orientation Programme at IMA House, Kaloor, Kerala. (April 9-10, 2019)
  • ‘Thesis and Publication’ at the 4th  Kerala State First-year Post-Graduate Orientation Programme at IMA House, Kaloor, Kerala. (June 11, 2019)
  • Dental Care in Cerebral Palsy at CME on Current Concepts in Management of Cerebral Palsy organized by Dr. Vimi Memorial Cerebral Palsy Guidance centre in association with IMA Trissur and IAP Thrissur at Hotel DassContenintal Trissur. (October 13, 2019)

2018

  • Child Psychology and Behavior Management at SPARC – 3rd Edition (CDE Programme) held at Saveetha University, Chennai. (March 1-2, 2018)
  • Pharmacological & Non-Pharmacological Behavior Management techniques and the applications of Child Psychology in Dentistry at Pedo Vista (CDE Programme) held at Terna Dental College, Navi Mumbai. (March 8-9, 2018)
  • Stainless Steel Crowns at The FINAL COUNTDOWN Rapid Revision in Paedodontics at Kannur Dental college, Kannur. (April 18-19, 2018)
  • Thesis and Publication at the 3rd Kerala State First year Post-Graduate Orientation Programme at IMA House, Kaloor, Kerala. (June 22, 2018)
  • Key Resource person lecturing on ‘Dental Caries – Causes and Management‘ for the School Health Nurses Training Program held on October 15, 2018.

2017

  • Prenatal health and care as risk factors to poor oral health and wellbeing of children – An Update at 39th National Conference of the Indian Society of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) National Conference, Chennai. (September 14-16, 2017)

2016

  • Oral health awareness in pregnancy and infancy – a necessity at the 38th All Kerala Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cochin. (February 12-14, 2016)

2011

  • Symposium: Promoting Medication Safety in Pediatric Population at the 33rd National Conference of the Indian Society of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry at Mangalore. (November 4-6, 2011)

2010

  • A dental healing touch to childhood leukemia at the EPS Global International Paediatric Summit in Nanjing, China. (October 23-24, 2010)
Positions Undertaken in Professional Bodies
  1. Executive Committee (EC) member of the 38th Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) National conference in 2016.
  2. Executive Committee (EC) member of the Association of Pediatric and Preventive Dentists (APPD), Kerala State –2016/17 Term
  3. Indian Medical Association Goes Eco-Friendly (IMAGE) -Indian Dental Association Nedumbassery branch In-Charge –2018/19 Term
Professional Body Membership
  1. Indian Dental Association (IDA) Membership (2007 –2020)
  2. Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) Life Membership since 2010
  3. Association of Pediatric and Preventive Dentists (APPD) of Kerala State Life Membership since 2012
  4. International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD) Membership –2009-10, 2016-17
Teaching Experience in Pedodontics
  • Areas of Interest in Teaching: 
    Clinical Pedodontics, Preventive Dentistry, Child Psychology & Behavior Management, Minimal Intervention Dentistry
  • Teaching Techniques Adopted: 
    Active and Participatory learning, Project based learning, Concept based instruction, Use of audio visual media
Reviewer in Indexed Peer - Reviewed Journals
  1. Contemporary Clinical Dentistry [Indexed in PubMed] –Since 2015 till date
  2. The Open Dentistry Journal [Indexed in PubMed Central] –Since 2014 till date
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