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Dr. Sarika K.

Asst. Professor

Dr. Sarika K. currently serves as a Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi.

Qualification: MDS
@amrita.edu

Bio

Dr. Sarika K. currently serves as a Junior Research Fellow in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics,  Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi.

Dr. Sarika K. completed her BDS in 2009 from Vinakaya Missions Dental College, Salem and MDS in 2018 from Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. She then joined the Department of Orthodontics at Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, as Junior Research Fellow in August 2019, currently enrolled for PhD in the field of Temperomandibular Disorder guided by Dr. AjithV V.

Her specific area of interest are temperomandibular disorder, dental sleep medicine, surgical orthodontics, straight wire MBT technique, myofunctional appliances, biology of tooth movement, accelerated orthodontics, cleft lip and palate cases and management of mutilated dentition.

Publications

Journal Article

Skeletal Maturity Indicators – A review

Authors : Dr. Sarika K.

Publisher : International Journal of Innovative Research in Dental Sciences

COVID-ified Dentistry: Clinical Dentistry in COVID Era

Authors : Dr. Sarika K., Rajalakshmi G.

Publisher : International Journal of Science and Healthcare Research

Educational and Professional Experience
  • August 2019: Junior Research Fellow,
    Department of Orthodontics, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi.
  • October 2019: Enrolled for Ph. D.,
    Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
  • May 2015 – June 2018: Post Graduate Resident,
    Department of Orthodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
  • January 2010 – March 2014: Private Practitioner,
    Shankers Dental Clinic, Kochi.
  • 2004 – 2009: BDS,
    Vinayaka Missions Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu

Additional Academic Achievements

  • Introduction to Principles and Practices of Clinical Research (IPPCR): National Institute of Health NIH 2020
Professional Interest
  • Temperomandibular disorders
  • Dental sleep medicine
  • Straight wire MBT technique
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Myofunctional and orthopaedic appliances
  • Accelerated orthodontics
  • Cleft lip and palate cases
  • Temporary anchorage devices
  • Management of mutilated dentition
  • Biology of tooth movement
Project
  • Influence of Occlusion on Temperomandibular Disorder and Management
Scientific Presentations

Paper Presentation

  • New treatment approach for Maxillary hypoplasia in Cleft patients – 10th World Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Congress (CLEFT – ICPF) 2016.
  • Management of transverse malocclusion (best student paper award) – Tamil Nadu IDA Midterm Summit (TIMS 2018).

Poster Presentation

  • Evaluation of stress distribution around the bone mini-screw interface based on insertion angle, diameter and length- an FEM study – Ramachandra Orthodontic Accelerated Review 2018.
Conferences Attended
  • 53rd National Indian Orthodontic Conference, Kochi, 2018
  • Ramachandra Orthodontic Accelerated Review –ROAR 2018
  • Ramachandra Orthodontic Accelerated Review –ROAR 2017
  • 10th World Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Congress (CLEFT – ICPF) 2016.
  • National Integrated Typhodont Workshop 2017
  • Workshop on Occlusal Indices, Chennai 2019
  • Workshop on Presurgical Planning in Orthognathic Surgey, Pondichery, 2015
  • M ORTH Orientation Course , Chennai 2019
  • Ortho Merge, Puducherry 2017
  • National level hands on workshop in MBT mechanics, Melmaravathur, 2016
  • Comprehensive hands on workshop on lingual orthodontics, Annamalai University, Chidambaram
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