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Dr. Balagopal Varma R.

Head of Department, Principal

Dr. Balagopal Varma R. currently serves as Principal of Amrita School of Dentistry and HOD & Professor at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi.

Qualification: BDS, MDS
balagopalvarma@aims.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Material Research, Preventive Dentistry, Pulp Biology, Saliva

Bio

Dr. Balagopal Varma joined the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Amrita School of Dentistry in December 2004.

He is currently serving as the Principal of Amrita School of Dentistry and Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He obtained his B. D. S. and M. D. S. degrees from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal. He has worked as Assistant Professor in Pedodontics at College of Dental Surgery, Manipal & Mangalore. Before joining Amrita School of Dentistry, he was working as Professor & Head of Pedodontics at Ragas Dental College & Hospital, Chennai. He has also worked as a Senior Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

In April 2012, Dr. Varma was awarded membership to the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS) in the special field stream of Paediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Varma has published widely in the academic literature. He has 12 national publications and 4 international publications to his credit. In January 2003, he received the Best Scientific Paper Award at 57th National Indian Dental Conference for his paper titled Amelogenesis Imperfecta – A Clinician’s Chalange.

He has co-authored the text books of Dental Anatomy, Physiology & Development and Essentials of Preventive and Community Dentistry, published by Arya Publications, New Delhi. He has 2 scientific paper presentations at International Conferences and 18 scientific paper presentations at National Conferences.

He was the Joint Editor of Indian Journal of Orofacial Genetics during 1997-1998. He was also the founder Secretary during the term 2009 – 11 and President of the Association of Pediatric and Preventive Dentists of Kerala during 2011 – 12. He has also served as the Executive Member of the Indian Society of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD).

He is currently Member of Board of Studies (UG) of Kerala University of Health Sciences and an Editorial member of International Journal of Clincal Paediatric Dentistry (IJCPD) and Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry (JISPPD).

Publications

Journal Article

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

Christ Siemens Touraine syndrome: Two case reports and felicitous approaches to prosthetic management

Authors : Dr. Balagopal Varma R., Renahan, N.; Raj, R.; Kumar J., S.

Publisher : Contemporary Clinical 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

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

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