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Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Head of Department

Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram currently serves as Head of Department at the Department of Public Health Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi.

Qualification: DNB, MDS, MS, Ph.D
chandrashekarj@aims.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Clinical Bioethics, Fluorides in Health & Disease, Oral Epidemiology

Bio

Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram currently serves as Head of Department in the Department of Public Health Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi.

Education

  • 2020: Diplomate
    American Board of Dental Public Health, USA, Board certified specialist in Dental Public Health
  • July – 2011: Doctor of Philosophy – Ph. D.
    Specialization: Epidemiology and Public Health, Amrita University, India.
  • 2017 – 2018: Residency in Dental Public Health
    National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Centre, National Institute of Health, USA
  • 2018 – 2019: Fellowship in Oral Health Informatics
    National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health USA.
  • 2012 – 2013: Master of Science – MSc
    Specialization: Bioethics.
    An inter-university mobility program jointly organized by KU Leuven (Belgium), Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and University of Padova (Italy).
  • March 2007: Diplomate in National Broad Examinations – DNB
    Board certified specialist in Community Dentistry. Awarded Diplomate of National Board of Examinations (Ministry of Health, Govt. of India).
  • September 2001: Master of Dental Surgery – MDS
    Specialization: Community Dentistry (Dental Public Health)
    Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India.
  • August 1996: Bachelor of Dental Surgery – BDS
    Clinical Dentistry, General dental practice
    Bangalore University, India

Clinical Experience

  • House Officer, Babu Jagjivan Ram Dental College Hospital, India, 1997 to December 1998
  • Part time – General Dental Practice in Bangalore from 2001 to October 2004.
DESIGNATION PERIOD TOTAL YEARS
Lecturer January 1, 1998 to May 31, 1999 1 year 5 months
Assistant Professor October 8, 2001 to November 31, 2001  3 years 1months
December 1, 2001 to August 31, 2003
September 1, 2003 to October 31, 2004
Associate Professor November 1 2004 to March 31, 2008 4 years 7 months
Professor and Head April 1, 2009 till date 11 years
Publications

Book

Understanding Oral health Systems – A case study from India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, R, Ventichalam; Joseph, Joe

Surgeon General Report

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : Oral Health of America, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Conference Paper

Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in Endemic areas of Davangere District

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 6th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Primary Dental Care or Primary Dental Clinic

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : Second National PG Convention of IAPHD

Prevalence of Dental Fluorosis among 12 to 15 years old school children of Davangere district

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 7th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Jowar Consumption Predicts the risk of Dental Fluorosis in India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 85th General Assembly of International Academy of Dental Research

Relationship of Dental Fluorosis and Malnutrition in Kolar India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 86th General assembly of International Academy of Dental Research

Addressing Tobacco Control: Knowledge Attitudes Practices of Dentist in Cochin India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : National Emerging Issues in Public Health India, Trivandrum

User perception of Pictorial warnings in tobacco products in Ernakulum in India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : World conference on tobacco or health

Knowledge attitudes and practices of Healthcare ethics among medical and dental postgraduates in Kerala

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : Indian Medical Ethics Conference, Jaipur India , 2012.

Ethical Process reporting in Indian dental journals

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : Clinical Society Meeting at Amrita School of Dentistry

Ethics of dental health screening in communities in India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : National Bioethics conference in Bangalore India

Career Satisfaction among Dental Public Health Specialist

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 20th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry Manipal

Assessment of Common risk factors between the oral diseases and NCDs

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 21st National IAPHD Conference Bhubaneshwar

Gender and Racial Disparities in Opioid Prescriptions for Dental Diagnosis Among Medicaid Populations

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Chalmers, Natalia I

Conference Proceedings

Effectiveness of Remote- Interceptive- Preventive Prosthodontic Programme in Rural India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, A. Keepanasseril; A. Mathew; S. C Muddappa

Publisher : Journal of Dental Research 2009

Jowar consumption predicts the Severity of Dental Fluorosis

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : International Academy of Dental Resarch

Risk of Jowar consumption associated with severity of dental fluorosis in north Karnataka, India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Thankappan, K R

Publisher : 39th APACPH Conference

Opioid Prescriptions for Dental Diagnoses Varies by Provider Type and Patient Characteristics in Medicaid Populations

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 2018 National Oral Health Conference

Opioid Prescriptions for Dental Diagnosis among Medicaid Populations

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : 35th Academy Health 2018 Annual research meeting Seattle

Opioid Prescriptions for Dental Diagnosis among Medicaid Beneficiaries with Depression

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Paul Fontelo; Eric Tranby; Gabriela Mitnik; Vojtech Huser; Avery Brow; Tim Iafolla Bruce Dye

Publisher : 97th General Session of the IADR

Journal Article

Etiopathogenesis of Trismus in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: An Exploratory Literature Review

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. Radhu Raj, Dr. Anil Mathew, Krishnakumar Thankappan; Subramania Iyer;

Publisher : Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction

Efficacy of Occlusal Splints in Managing Temporomandibular Disorders

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. Anil Mathew, Saranya SK; Pramod Subash; Priya Nair

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development

Oral health care system analysis: A case study from India.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Ramanarayanan, Venkitachalam; Joseph, Joe; Krishnakumar, K

Publisher : J Family Med Prim Care

Oral health-related quality of life in well-controlled diabetic patients of Modinagar city: A cross-sectional study

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Kumari, Monika; Patthi, Basavaraj; Singla, Ashish; Malhi, Ravneet; Rajeev, Ananthalekshmy

Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Efficacy of Occlusal Splints Fabricated in Different Temporomandibular Positions for Treatment in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. Anil Mathew, Ipe Sabu; Saranya SK; Pramod S.

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development

Reaching the Unreached-A Retrospection of the Nine Year long Oral Rehabilitative Program in the Tribal Hamlets of Kerala

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Anil, Mathew; Sanjeevan, Vinita; Arun, Keepanaserril; Joseph, Joe; Raj, Saranya; Mohan, Sreeprabha

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development

Opioid Prescriptions for Acute and Chronic Pain Management Among Medicaid Beneficiaries

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Fontelo, Paul; Huser, Vojtech; Chalmers, Natalia I.; Lopez Mitnik, Gabriela; Brow, Avery R.; Iafolla, Timothy J.; Dye, Bruce A.

Publisher : American Journal of Preventive MedicineAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine, Elsevier

Sex and race or ethnicity disparities in opioid prescriptions for dental diagnoses among patients receiving Medicaid.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Chalmers, Natalia I; Fontelo, Paul; Huser, Vojtech; Mitnik, Gabriela Lopez; Iafolla, Timothy J; Brow, Avery R; Dye, Bruce A

Publisher : J Am Dent Assoc

Risk of Having Myocardial Infarction in Periodontal Disease Patients: A Systematic Review

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Basavaraj, Patthi; Rai, Monika; Singla, Ashish; Malhi, Ravneet; Rajeev, Ananthalekshmy

Publisher : Volume 2019

The Efficacy of Plaque Control by Various Toothbrushing Techniques-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Taha, Farheen; Joe, Joseph

Publisher : Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

Temporomandibular disorders in Edentulous

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. Anil Mathew, Saranya SK;

Publisher : Journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry

Political priority of oral health in India: analysis of the reasons for neglect.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Sanjeevan, Vinita; Br, Rajeev; Joseph, Joe; Stauf, Nicole; Benzian, Habib

Publisher : J Public Health Dent

Trismus: Aetiology and Management

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. Anil Mathew, Radhu Raj; Devi P.

Publisher : Journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry

Health-related quality of life and the perceived palliative care needs among oral cancer patients

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Deepan Kumar, C; Joseph, Joe; Gopinath, Mohan

Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Healthier choice symbol for cariogenic foods

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Naveen Varghese; Joe Joseph

Publisher : Dental Poster Journal

The Clinical Effectiveness of Post-Brushing Rinsing in Reducing Plaque and Gingivitis: A Systematic Review.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Prasad, Monika; Patthi, Basavaraj; Singla, Ashish; Gupta, Ritu; Kumar, Jishnu Krishna; Vashishtha, Vaibhav; Malhi, Ravneet

Publisher : J Clin Diagn Res

Healthier Choice Symbols in Cariogenic Foods

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Joseph, Joe; Varaghese, Naveen

Publisher : Oral Health and Dentistry

Public healther: The true role of public health dentist

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Vinita, Sanjeevan; Joe, Joseph

Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Tracking WHO MPOWER in South East Asian region: An opportunity to promote global tobacco control

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Gupta, Ritu; Malhi, Ravneet; Patthi, Basavaraj; Singla, Ashish; Pandita, Venisha; Kumar, Jishnu; Prasad, Monika

Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

User’s perception of pictorial warning on tobacco products in Ernakulum

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Sachin Sinha, Shamaz Mohammed

Publisher : India Journal of Indian Dental Association

Dental infection control practices and public perception–a cross-sectional study

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Taha, Farheen; Joseph, Joe

Publisher : International of Oral Health

Ethics of dental health screening in communities in India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Taha, Farheen

Publisher : Journal of Medical Ethics

Perceived barriers in accessing dental care among the residents of Modinagar, India with application of DEMATEL method

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : Journal of Indian association of Public Health Dentistry,

P2-518 Sorghum consumption modifies the effect of fluoride on dental fluorosis in India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Thankappan, K R; Sundaram, K.R.

Publisher : Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers Among Tobacco Users- Hospital Based Study

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Mohamed, Shamaz

Publisher : Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR

Relevance of H. Pound’S Formula to Indian Population

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Praveen, Pradeep

Publisher : Amrita Journal of Medicine

Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in Endemic areas of Davangere District

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram

Publisher : Indian Journal of Dental Research

Dental Waste Management of Private Dental Practitioners in Bangalore City

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Sudhakar M.

Publisher : International Dental Journal

Prevalence of dental fluorosis in rural areas of Davangere, India.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Anuradha, Krishnarao Palshikar

Publisher : Int Dent J

Influence of the previous dental visit experience in seeking dental care among young adults.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Rajeev, Ananthalekshmy; Patthi, Basavaraj; Singla, Ashish; Malhi, Ravneet; Kumari, Monika

Publisher : J Family Med Prim Care

Public Health Approaches in Prevention of Periodontal Disease

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Bruce A Dye

Publisher : Periodontology

Prevalence and Dependency of Tobacco Use in an Indigenous Population of Kerala, India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Joseph J.; Vasudevan S.; Taha F.; Deepan Kumar C.V.; Antony B.; Sanjeevan V.; Varghese N. J.

Publisher : Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health, OMICS International

Equity in Oral Healthcare in India: A Review on Health System Analysis

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Chandrashekar Janakiram; Rajeev Basapathy; Taha Farheen; Dr. R. Venkitachalam; AKALGUD, Harikiran; Kadanakuppe, Sushi

Publisher : Economic and Political Weekly

Prevalence of Dental Caries in India among the WHO Index Age Groups: A Meta-Analysis

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Antony, Bobby; Joseph, Joe

Publisher : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH

Assessment of Quality of Prescription Writing among Dental and Medical Students and Practitioners in Kerala

Authors : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Varghese Naveen Jacob; Dr. R. Venkitachalam; Chandrashekar Janakiram; Joseph Joe

Publisher : J Nat Sci Biol Med

Health Promoting Schools in Kerala, India.

Authors : Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Heljo Padamadan Joseph; Joe Joseph

Publisher : Indian J Community Med

Association of Dental Caries and Oral Health Impact Profile in 12-Year-Old School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors : Dr. Vineetha K., Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Kumar, Vijay; Joseph, Joe; Yeturu, Sravan; Rakesh, PS

Publisher : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH

Periodontal status among tobacco users in Karnataka, India.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Mohamed, S.

Publisher : Indian journal of public health

Experience from classroom teaching to clinical practice regarding shortened dental arch (SDA) concept among dentists – a questionnaire study

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Gupta, R.a; Malhi, R.a; Patthi, B.a; Singla, A.a; Pandita, V.a; Prasad, M.a; Kumar, J.K.a

Publisher : Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

Assessment of knowledge and attitudes of fire safety – An institution based study

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Yeturu, Sravan; Annapurani, R.; Joseph, Jaco; Pentapati, Kalyana

Publisher : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

Xylitol in preventing dental caries: A systematic review and meta-analyses

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Deepan Kumar, C.V.; Joe Joseph

Publisher : Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine

Efficacy of herbal dentifrice on the prevention of plaque and gingivitis as compared to conventional dentifrice: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Mehta, Vini; Shetiya, Sahana Hegde; Kakodkar, Pradnya; Rizwan, Suliankatchi Abdulkader

Publisher : J Indian Soc Periodontol

Association of Undernutrition and Early Childhood Dental Caries.

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Antony, Bobby; Joseph, Joe

Publisher : Indian Pediatr

Ethical Process Reporting in Indian Dental Journals

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Porteri, C.b

Publisher : Accountability in Research

Validation of dental impact on daily living questionnaire among tribal population of India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Deepan Kumar, C.V.; Mohamed, S.; Joe Joseph

Publisher : Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

Community health diagnosis in a tribal hamlet-a case study from India

Authors : Dr. Vineetha K., Dr. R. Venkitachalam, Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Sanjeevan Vinita; Joe Joseph; Bobby Antony; Naveen Varghese; Heljo Joseph; Sravan Yeturu

Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development

Severe dental fluorosis and jowar consumption in Karnataka, India

Authors : Dr. Chandrashekar Janakiram, Thankappan, K.R.b; Sundaram, K.R.c

Publisher : Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology

Professional Appointments

Professional Appointments

YEAR AFFILIATION
November 2004 – Present
June 2017 – January 2019 (Sabbatical)
Professor, Department of Public Health
July 2017 – July 2019 Health Informatics Fellow, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Centre and National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health USA
June 2014 – December 2015 Academic Consultant & Visiting Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Public Health and Centre for Disease Control, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore India
August 2003 – October 2004 Assistant Professor, K.L.E Institute of Dental Sciences Bangalore India
December 2001 – August 2003 Assistant Professor, Ragas Dental College and Hospital Chennai

Professional Enrichment – Short Courses

TITLE CONDUCTED BY PLACE DATE
Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research National Institute of Health Bethesda USA September 27- March 8, 2018
Ethics of Clinical Research National Institute of Health Bioethics Centre Bethesda USA September 27- November 8, 2017
Introduction to Health Information Technology in Dentistry Indiana University USA Indianapolis August 30- December 8, 2017
Research Ethics Uppsala University, Sweden April 4- June 6, 2016
Introduction to R programming FAES-NIH Bethesda USA September 14- October 26, 2017
Ethics in Public Health Practice Aziz Premji University Bangalore February 6 – 10, 2017
Religion and Bioethics University of Padova Padova Italy June 3 – 5, 2013
Health Care Ethics committees University of Padova Padova Italy April 22 – 24, 2013
Ethics of Pediatric Research University of Padova Padova Italy May 13 – 15, 2013
Suffering Death and Palliative Care Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands February 26 -March 1, 2013
Human Genomics and Medical Technology Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands March 18 – 21, 2013
Ethics of Reproductive Technologies KU Leuven Leuven Belgium November 14 – 15, 2012
Research and Publishing in Bioethics K U Leuven Leuven Belgium October 10 – 12, 2012
GIS in Public Health National Institute of Epidemiology Chennai April – 2011
Clinical trial & Meta Analyses Christian Medical college Vellore India June 2010
Bioethics ICMR -NIH USA Shillong India June 2009
Bioethics ICMR- NIH USA Bangalore India November- December 2009
SAS programming Christian Medical college Vellore India June 2008
Qualitative Research Preconference Course Japan November 2007
Basic Ethical Issues in Research Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical sciences and Technology Trivandrum India August 2007
Case Control Designs Christian Medical college Vellore January 2007
Statistical Techniques in Clinical Trails Indian Society of Medical Statistics Coimbatore India November 2006
Logistic Regressions, Multiple regression & Survival Analysis Christian Medical College Vellore India June 2006
Biostatistics Amrita School of Medicine Cochin India June 2006
Intensive Course in Epidemiology Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical sciences and Technology Trivandrum India February 2006
Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology & surveillance Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical sciences and Technology Trivandrum India February 2006
Health information system Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical sciences and Technology Trivandrum India February 2006
Economic basis for Health Care Intervention Christian Medical College Vellore India June 2005
Principles & Practice of Epidemiology Christian Medical College Vellore India June 2004
Research Methodology Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore India November 2004

Professional Organization Memberships

Life Member International Epidemiological Association
International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Indian Society of Medical Statistics
Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India
Indian Society for Dental Research
Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

Other Appointments and Professional Consultantships

  • Chairperson, Institutional Ethics Committee, Institute of Public Health, Bangalore, India.
  • Member IEC, Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences India
  • Executive Member, National Dental Bioethics Committee of India,UNESCO Bioethics Chair.
  • Bioethics Trainer, UNESCO Bioethics Chair India.
  • Research Methodologist, Cochrane Systematic Review (Oral Health Group).
  • Member, Expert of Committee of Dental Health, Govt of Kerala, Framing the oral health policy for Kerala state-2016-2017.
  • Resource Person, Oral Health Survey for Karnataka (India) 2014-2015.
  • Resource Person, Health Committee, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, India-2019.

Professional Service

  • Resource Person, Ethics and Legal aspects of clinical Dental Practice IDA Smart city March 1, 2020
  • Resource Person “Scientific Misconduct” Dayananda University on February 1, 2020.
  • Resource Person, “Career in Public Health” Pathfinder 7 Bangalore IAPHD January 24, 2020
  • Resource Person, Workshop on Research Ethics. Annoor Dental College Cochin, India on January 9, 2020
  • Inviter Speaker, ASPIRE 2K19 Research Day – Asan Dental college Chennai, India April 2019.
  • Invited speaker Poster Symposium. ARM Academy Health Conference Seattle, USA.
  • Keynote speaker, Dental Public Health Challenges. 21st National Conference on Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, 2017, Pune, India.
  • Invited Speaker, Role of IEC in Dental Colleges India – Way Forward. IADR-APR Symposium Savitha University Chennai 2017, India.
  • Resource Person, Research Ethics and Benefit Harm. 3T UNESCO Bioethics Chair program at AIMS Cochin 2017, India.
  • Resource Person, Autonomy, Benefit and Harm, Justice and Equity in clinical care ethics” , 3T UNESCO Bioethics chair program Santhosh University 2016 November, New Delhi, India.
  • Invited Speaker, “ Career Pathways for Dental Graduates” Colgate Professional Enrichment program in Bangalore September 2016, India.
  • Resource Person, “Recent Concepts in Research Ethics” Tuesday Presentation Grand Rounds AIMS 2016
  • Invited Lecture, “Ethical Dentistry and Jurisprudence in Dental care in India” for Government dental surgeons of Kerala in Amrita School of Dentistry on April 2016, India.
  • Invited Lecture, “Oral Health in India – Where does it stand?” KMCT Dental College Calicut India on March 2016.
  • Invited Lecture, “Public Health without borders” at Pathfinder program at Vyedhi Dental college at February 2016, Bangalore, India.
  • Invited Lecture, “Oral Health Rights” Colloquium Speaker at R V Dental College Bangalore 2015, India.
  • Invited Speaker, “Dentist as Public Healther” at Raja Rajeshwari Dental College, India, August 2015 India.
  • Resource Person, “Public Health Dentistry as a Profession in India” at Nellore Post Graduate Convention June 2015 India.
  • Resource Person, “Public Health Ethics” National Bioethics Conference India December 2014 India.
  • Resource Person, “BPOC Past Present Future at 18th National Conference of IAPHD 2013 Lucknow India.
  • Resource Person, “Informed consent Process” in JSS Dental College Mysore India August 2014.
  • Resource Person, “Research Designs” for CDE Program for IAPHD UP Chapter India, February 2014.
  • Invited Speaker, “Public Health Ethics “CDE program for IAPHD Hyderabad Chapter Hyderabad India, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, “How to frame Research Question “Rungta college of Dental Sciences, India, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, “Ethics in Clinical Research” DBT Course on clinical research 2009& 2010 Cochin, India.
  • Invited Speaker, “Ethics in Clinical Research” ACBI conference 2009 November Cochin, India.
  • Invited Speaker, “Informed Consent Process” Indian society of Dental Research Chennai India, August 2009.
  • Invited Chair, Session “Current Topics in Oral Epidemiology”86th General assembly of IADR USA, April 2009
  • Invited Lecture, “Research Methodology” workshop Bapuji Dental College India from 2007.
  • Invited Lecture, “Research Methodology” workshop in Peoples Medical College Bhopal India 2007.
  • Invited Lecture, “Curriculum Development for Community Dentistry” National Community Dentistry Teachers Convention at Davangere September 2008 India.
  • Invited Lecture, “Working Towards Community Oral Health” postgraduate conference IAPHD July 2006, India.
  • Invited Lecture, “Study Designs in research” in Dentistry in RV Dental College Bangalore June 2006, India.
  • Invited Lecture, “Bias in Research” in Dentistry in RV Dental College Bangalore India November 2006.
Honors & Awards

Honors

  • National Institute of Health Post-doctoral Fellowship -2017- 2019
  • Scholarship from Uppsala University Sweden for Online Research Ethics course 2016
  • Erasmus Mundus Fellowship- 2012-13 by European Commission
  • Bursary Award – World conference on the Tobacco or Health 2012 in Singapore
  • Bursary Award – IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 7 – 11 August 2011 Edinburgh UK
  • Lois Cohen Travel award for Best Abstract for IADR conference in Toronto 2-5th July 2008
  • Travel Grant – Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health Conference Japan 2007 November
  • Best Poster- Symposium in 35th Annual Research Meeting 2018, Academy Health Seattle for “Gender and Racial Disparities in Opioid Prescriptions for Dental Diagnosis among Medicaid Populations”
  • Best Scientific Presentation Award in 20th National Conference of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry Manipal 2015
  • Best Paper award in 3rd National Conference of Forum Ethics Committee Review of India Lucknow India December 2015

Awards

  • Gold Medal – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India Postgraduate course -MDS 2001
  • Best Outgoing student award for Postgraduate course MDS course -2001
  • Best Outgoing student cash award for Undergraduate course {BDS} for the year 1996
  • Cash Award for the securing highest marks in Orthodontics in undergraduate course 1996
Research

Research Service

YEAR RESEARCH SERVICE
2018 Quintessence International
2018 – 2019 International peer review, Research Square UK
2018 – 2019 Bulletin of World Health Organization
2018 – 2020 BMC Oral Health
2017 Abstract Reviewer – National Oral Health Conference, AAPHD
2014 – Present Manuscript Reviewer Journal Indian of Public Health Dentistry
2014- Present Indian Journal of Public Health
2012 World Medical and Health Policy
2015 Annals of Medicine
2016 Medical Principles and Practice
2015 Asian Bioethics Review
2012 – Present Cochrane oral health review

Professional Conferences

CONFERENCE NAME DATE PLACE
International Academy of Dental Research June 2019 Vancouver, Canada
Academy Health Conference June 2018 Seattle, USA
National Oral Health Conference (AAPHD) April 2018 Louisville, USA
American Medical Informatics Association November 2017 Washington DC, USA
3rd National Conference of FERCAP December 2016 Lucknow, India
21st Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry November 2016 Bhubaneshwar, India
3rd Evidence Public Health Policy March 2016 Bangalore, India
20th Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry November 2015 Manipal, India
19th Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry November 2014 Cochin, India
3rd National Bioethics Conference December 2014 Bangalore India
18th Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry November 2013 Lucknow, India
World Conference on Tobacco or Health March 2012 Singapore
World Conference on Epidemiology August 2011 Edinburgh, UK
17th Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry November 2011 Bangalore, India
International on Society for Fluoride Research December 2010 Jaipur, India
86th International Academy of Dental Research April 2009 Miami, USA
85th International Academy of Dental Research July 2008 Toronto, Canada
National Emerging Issues in Public Health India January 2008 Toronto, Canada
Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health November 2007 Tokyo, Japan

Grants Received

NAME OF THE FUNDER TITLE OF THE PROJECT AWARDED BUDGET WITH CURRENCIES ROLE IN THE PROJECT START DATE END DATE
Indian Council of Medical Research Effectiveness of Silver Diamine Fluoride applications for dental caries cessation in tribal Preschool children in India INR 39,00,000 Supervisor and Principal Guide November 2019 November 2022
National Institute of Health Opioid Prescriptions patterns in Medicaid Population USA 140,000 US Dollars Post-Doctoral fellowship July 17, 2017 June 30, 2019
Uppsala University Online Research Ethics 1900 Swedish currency Fellow April 1, 2016 August 31, 2018
Erasmus Mundus Fellowship Advanced Masters in Bioethics 24000 Euros Fellow August 1, 2012 August 31, 2013
ICMR Fogarty Fellow Long term training in Bioethics Fellow April 2008 August 2008
GRANTS APPLIED
India Alliance DBT Common risk factor approach for prevention of Periodontal Diseases (oral diseases) with Non-Communicable disease: An Integrated approach INR ₹3,71,69,000.00 PI Review
SPARC Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration Effectiveness of Prosthetic Rehabilitation on Temporomandibular disorders among the Indigenous population of Kerala INR 62,40,000 PI Review
Academic

Mentoring

Doctoral Committee – Ph.D. Thesis Advisor

  1. Radhu Raj – Amrita University -2017.
    Assessment of Trismus in Head and Neck Cancer Patients in Indian Population.
  2. Saranya K – Amrita University- 2017
    Prevalence of Temporomandibular disorders in prosthetically rehabilitated and non-rehabilitated edentulous patients in Kerala, India.
  3. Lakshmi P – Amrita University 2019.
    Association of common risk factors between the Non-communicable diseases and periodontal disease in Indian adults – analytical cross-sectional study.
  4. Induja Devan – Amrita University 2019
    Effectiveness of Silver Diamine Fluoride applications for dental caries cessation in tribal preschool children in India

Graduate Student Mentorship – Master’s in Dental Public Health

  1. Parvathy Balachandran – Amrita University -2019
    • Oral Health Status among Tea plantation workers in Idukki Kerala
    • Prevalence of Malocclusion among children in India – Systematic Review
    • Assessment of Cultural competence in Healthcare professionals – Questionnaire validation
  2. Mallika Venkata – Amrita University 2018
    • Association of Obesity and Periodontal Disease among adults in Ernakulum
    • Prevalence of Tooth mortality among Adults in India – Systematic Review
    • Health messages in media
  3. Naveen Varghese – Amrita University- 2015
    • Comparison of modified Bass, Fones and Normal toothbrushing techniques for efficacy of plaque control in young adults -A randomized controlled trial
    • Prevalence of oral health status in different socioeconomic groups- A Review
    • Assessment of quality of prescription writing among dental and medical students and practitioners on dental and medical colleges in Kerala
  4. Vinita Sanjeevan- Amrita University – 2015
    • Intergenerational transfer of tobacco use behavior from parent to child – A case control study
    • Effectiveness of school based dental screening in improving dental care utilization –A systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Political priority of oral health in India
  5. Bobby Anthony – Amrita University 2014
    • Nutritional status and early childhood caries among preschool children
    • Trends in dental caries in India
    • Career satisfaction among Public Health Dentists in India
  6. Venkitachalam Ramanarayanan- Amrita University 2014
    • Comparison of antiplaque efficacy of a commercially available toothpowder and toothpaste in young adults: A single blind randomized controlled equivalence trial
    • Oral health infrastructure of Kerala
    • Institutional Ethics Committees in Dental Colleges in Kerala
  7. Farheen Taha – Amrita University2013
    • Assessment of common risk factors in Non-communicable diseases and oral diseases
    • Efficacy of plaque control by different tooth brushing techniques in adults: A systematic review
    • Infection control practices and public perception- a cross-sectional study
  8. Deepak Kumar – Amrita University 2013
    • Health related quality of life and palliative care needs in oral cancer patients
    • Xylitol in preventing dental caries: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Validation of Dental impact of Daily Living (DIDL) questionnaire among tribes of Kerala
  9. Bindu Bhaskar – Amrita University- 2012
    • Access to dental care among differently abled children in Kochi
    • Need for oral health policy for differently abled children in India
  10. Iris Vaslan- Amrita University – 2012
    • Oral health status and treatment needs among Paniyas tribes in Wayanad. district
    • School dental health program

Graduate Committee

  1. Heljo Joesph- Amrita University-2016
    • Compliance and feasibility of a school-based fluoride mouth rinse program over a combined hand washing program and fluoride mouth rinse program in Kerala
    • Screening of health promoting school concept among schools in Kerala: A cross sectional study.
  2. Vineetha – Amrita University – 2016
    • Effectiveness of an oral health curriculum in improving oral health knowledge among school children in Ernakulam: An intervention study
    • Perceptions of oral health among various sections of society: A qualitative analysis.
    • Association of dental caries and child oral health impact profile among 12-year-old school children in Ernakulam: A cross sectional study.
  3. Vini Mehta – D Y Patil University – 2017
    • Efficacy of Herbal Dentifrice on the Prevention of Plaque and Gingivitis as compared to Conventional Dentifrice – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

External Review – Role

  1. Certification Examiner – Undergraduate 2015 – till dateBachelor of Dental Surgery – Public Health Dentistry
    • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore India
    • NTR University of Health Sciences, Hyderabad, India
    • Amrita University, Cochin India
    • T N MGR Medical University, Chennai India
    • Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur India
  2. Certification Examiner – Graduate 2012- 2017 and 2019- till dateMaster of Dental Surgery- Public Health Dentistry
    • BP Koirala University of Health Sciences Nepal
    • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences India
    • Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur India
    • NTR University of Health Sciences Hyderabad, India
    • Amrita University Cochin India
  3. Certification- Examiner Doctoral
    • K Pusphanajalli 2016 – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
    • Dental Health Care Waste Generated among Private Dental Practices in Bengaluru City
    • Neethu Suresh 2017- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Trivandrum, India School Oral Health Education for 6-12-year-old children based on PRECEED-PROCEED Model

Teaching Administration

Year Affiliation
2005 – 2012 &
2019 – till date
Chair, Department of Public Health Dentistry Amrita of School of Dentistry
2013 – 2017 Coordinator, Population Studies Amrita School of Dentistry
2015- till date Member of Clinical Ethics Committee, AIMS
2012 – Present Member of Dissertation Review Committee, Amrita School of Medicine
2012 – Present Member of   Ethics Committee, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
2012 – Present Member of Dissertation Review Committee School of Dentistry
2012 – Present Member of Postgraduate Program Faculty Dentistry Amrita university
2014 – Present Secretary, UNESCO Bioethics Chair, Amrita University

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Social Sciences and health – 1 credit hour
  • Planning for Health program – 1 credit hour
  • Health communication – 2 credit hour
  • Health Care delivery – 2 credit hour
  • Health Administration – 1 credit hour
  • Measurement of Oral diseases & Oral Epidemiology – 2 credit hour
  • Introduction to Public Health – 1 credit hour

Graduate Courses Taught

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Clinical Research and Public Health

  • Research Methods – Course Director
  • Research Integrity – Course Director
  • Epidemiology – Course Director
  • Social Determinants of Health – Course Director
  • Ethics in Clinical Research – Course Director
  • Health Administration – Course Director
  • Flied training – Community Diagnosis – Course Director
  • Public Health Ethics – Course Instructor

Additional Courses Taught

Department of Clinical Research

  • Basic Bioethics Module – Course Director
  • Advanced Bioethics Module – Course Director
  • Principles of clinical Research – Course Instructor
  • Research Ethics – Course Instructor

Leadership

  • 2011 – 2017: President of Kerala Chapter Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Kochi.
  • 2014:  Chairman, XIX National Conference of Public Health Dentistry, Cochin, Kerala.
  • 2019 – 2021: Executive Member, Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, India
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