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Dr Manjunath P Puranik

Professor & Head



Dr Yashoda R

Associate Professor




Dr Namita Shanbhag

Associate Professor



Dr Sowmya K R

Assistant Professor 




Dr Uma S R

Assistant Professor









Dental Public Health is the specialty of dentistry that promotes oral health as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases. It is an area of dentistry concerned with the evaluation of dental health needs and how the practice of dental healthcare meets those needs.

This unique discipline focuses on improving dental and oral health across populations rather than among individuals. Dental public health experts provide leadership and guidance in areas such as population-based dentistry, disease prevention, the promotion of dental health, and the surveillance of oral health.




   Dentistry in Karnataka grew by leaps and bounds post independence and its initiation times with the starting of GDC in 1958. With lot of efforts and hard work the earlier teachers, under the leadership of Dr S Ramachandra, carved meticulously the budding dentists who went on to serve the society at large with lot of dedication and commitment. With the recognition of the graduation course in 1963 the next act was to start post graduation in GDC. The year 1965 was a landmark when the first post graduate students stepped into post graduate program under Bangalore University.
   In 1965, Dr Mario Chaves, Dental Director of WHO conceived WHO-India project 208 under which curricular changes were envisaged including teaching preventive dentistry and dental public health in India. GDC was chosen to implement this model. Dr Mohandas Bhat, a faculty in Orthodontics volunteered to study Dental Public Health. Dr Mohandas Bhat completed his MPH program from the University of Pittsburg in 1967-68 and came back to India to set up the Dept. of Preventive and Social Dentistry-first of its kind in India. In 1970, Dr Mohandas Bhat started MDS program in Preventive and Social Dentistry with Dr Shankar Aradhya M R, Dr K H Shaik Hyder Ali, Dr A J Patel and Dr N A Ravi Varma Raja as postgraduate students. The first batch graduated in the year 1972 and in the same year Dr Mohandas Bhat left to US for good to pursue higher education in Dental Public Health.
   Dr M R Shankar Aradhya, the first graduate in Dental Public Health took the reins from Dr Mohandas Bhat and put a right step forward to provide this discipline a firm foothold in India for the next two decades. With lot of grit and determination he shaped the subject and contributed enormously for the development of curriculum. During this period he trained number of students, lectured on Dental Public Health widely and also was instrumental in starting the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry. In the early 1990s college provided a mini bus that was used for field programs. In 1983 DCI officially included Preventive & Community Dentistry in the under graduate curriculum to be taught all over the country.
   Dr S S Hiremath took over in the mid 1990s and taught and trained students with immense passion for nearly two decades. This period saw the National Oral Health Survey in India and the beginning of CDE programs and workshops for which he provided immense contribution. Besides this he authored a textbook on Preventive and Community Dentistry. Also the course duration increased from two years to three years. The first Ph.D program in the country was started in 2007 in GDC. Later as Director of GDCRI he provided all the support and guidance for the Dept. Fully equipped Mobile Dental Unit becomes part of the Department during this period.
   Dr K H Sheik Hyder Ali served as post graduate guide for a few students. Dr K L Veeresha served this Department, trained undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than a decade. Dr Yellappa, Dr Gopal Raj Urs, Dr Padma Bhat and other staff members also served this dept for some period.
Sri Renukaradhya served as driver for the mobile unit and Sri Ramakrishna Group D staff served for nearly three decades. Their support is memorable.
Till date Ninety Six students have completed postgraduate program and four students have completed their Ph.D in this dept.
   Since 2011 the Department is progressing steadily with faculties - Dr Manjunath P Puranik, Dr Yashoda R, Dr Namita Shanbhag, Dr Sowmya K R and Dr Uma S R – in the footsteps of great men with the vision to provide oral health for all and prepare students in this direction.
The Dept had a humble beginning in a small room that gradually expanded into full fledged Dept with Dental Health Museum. The Dept provides comprehensive care, tobacco cessation counselling and outreach program. The Dept emphasises on academic excellence, research and field activities.




Number of admissions for the Postgraduate program - 3 per academic year
The department educates undergraduate students, post graduate and pre-doctoral students with a curriculum that is rooted in critical thinking, evidence-based care, and clinical competence.

Dept of Public Health Dentistry is a Centre for Ph D program since 2007




1.To provide high quality education through lectures, practical, seminars, workshops and journal clubs


2.To conduct scholarly research among UG students, PG students and faculty members


3.To provide oral care services to the needy in the community outreach program


4.To serve as a resource service unit for implementing oral health policy matters 




The course is delivered as a series containing a mix of lectures, clinical chairside training, seminars, journal clubs, workshops complemented by e-learning.

1. Manage oral health programs for population health 

2. Demonstrate ethical decision-making in the practice of dental public health

3. Evaluate systems of care that impact oral health

4. Design surveillance systems to measure oral health status and its determinants

5. Communicate on oral and public health issues

6. Lead collaborations on oral and public health issues

7. Advocate for public health policy, legislation, and regulations to protect and promote the public’s oral health, and overall health

8. Critically appraise evidence to address oral health issues for individuals and populations 

9. Conduct research to address oral and public health problems

10. Integrate the social determinants of health into dental public health practice




• Preferred choice for post-graduation in Public Health Dentistry since 1970 among the postgraduate students appearing for NEET 

• Indian defense force deputed 5 dental surgeons to train and obtain MDS during 2009-2016

• Tobacco cessation counselling clinic since 2011 attracting patients 400-450 patients annually

• Extensive outreach program serving a population of close to 3000 annually

• Active participation  in (Arogya mela) mega health camps  organised by Government of Karnataka

• Ongoing school dental health programme in Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS) in Bangalore District

• Undertake multidisciplinary research activities.

• Fully furnished mobile dental clinic to cater to the needs of the rural and needy population

• Rural satellite dental health centre for clinical dental services at Chandapura, Anekal Taluk

• Supporting various  public health initiatives by observing  world health day, No tobacco day to create awareness among the public.




Tobacco use is among the most preventable causes of disease and premature death worldwide. Tobacco is a legally available substance that will kill people who use it. Tobacco use, a human-made epidemic, kills about millions of people globally. The tobacco epidemic worldwide is affecting the poorer and least educated the most. Hence, health care providers play an important role in tobacco cessation and abstinence. Dental professionals play a significant role in identifying smokers and smokeless tobacco users, as they may notice intra-oral signs such as odour, tooth stains and oral hygiene problems earlier than other health care professionals; they are thus in a better position to offer preventive care.

In this view, we started Tobacco Cessation Centre (TCC) in the department of Public Health Dentistry, GDCRI Bangalore in 2011. Faculty members of public health dentistry were trained for tobacco cessation counselling by NIMHANS, Bangalore. Till date we have done one thousand and above counselling by providing Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and behavioral counselling in co-ordination with other departments. For further pharmacological management patients are referred to BMCRI and NIMHANS. Patients not only from our state, but also from outside state come to receive the TCC benefits. Tobacco quit rates are also satisfactory. Regular training of postgraduate and undergraduate students in tobacco cessation counselling is done in our department. Every patient in OPD is asked about the history of tobacco and referred to our department. Follow up is done at regular intervals. Even in the outreach programmes and other general camps, along with oral health education, tobacco cessation counselling is also done.





This PHC from the Dept of health and family welfare, Government of Karnataka is located on Hosur road at Chandapura, about 30 kms from GDCRI. The PHC is a 24/7 functioning centre staffed by health workers for services such as immunization, basic curative care services, maternal and child health services including preventive services. PHC consists of one medical doctor to lead the centre and a pharmacist, staff nurse, and other paramedical support staff.
The Dept of PHD, GDCRI has adopted this PHC as its Rural Satellite Centre in 2016 ,and has been providing promotive, preventive, and curative oral services since past few years. A dental clinic with a fully functional dental chair is established in the PHC which caters to the oral health needs of the population seeking care from in and around areas. Faculty member, post graduate students and a staff nurse are periodically posted to the satellite centre for delivering dental services including dental education. A good referral system to the GDCRI, Kidwai Institute is in place and maintained for their unmet needs of the patients visiting the PHC. Many beneficiaries referred to GDCRI under Danta Bhagya Yojana of GOK have been referred by this centre.



Mobile & portable dental services provide an innovative solution in bringing dental care to the doorsteps of the underprivileged and rural population who lack of access for even the basic dental services. Mobile dental clinics provide comprehensive dental services through outreach programs focusing on education, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The target population are children from the economically disadvantaged groups, indigent people, elderly and disabled who would otherwise have no access to dentistry
Mobile Dental Services started in early 1970s when the Department of Public Health Dentistry started providing services in and around Bangalore. Mini Bus was made available in 1990. The mobile dental unit in Government Dental College & Research Institute was commissioned in 2007 and provided screening and treatment for people from various targeted population. The unit is well equipped with 2 dental chair units, dental armamentarium, stool ,light, X-ray unit ,compressor , provision for sterilization and with ample spaces for staffs and patients.
The procedures used to provide are preventive and curative procedures such as fluoride applications and sealant programs, restorations and extractions in school oral health programs and community settings. Faculty members, postgraduates , interns and auxiliary staffs take part in outreach programs.



ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES - (Carried out by UG / PG / Interns)


Final year BDS

• Theory classes 

• Case history taking, assessment of oral health with relevant indices

• Preventive clinical procedures
 111o Topical fluoride application
111o Pit and fissure sealants
 111o Preventive resin restorations
 111o Atraumatic restorative treatment

• Field visits programmes

• Short term student research projects 

• Oral health education talk 

• Presentation of oral health education material




• Comprehensive care approach (One month posting)- The new residents/ Interns involve in diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning with emphasis on various preventive modalities for dental treatment, periodic recall of patients including  maintenance of patient records of at least 10 patients (both paediatric  and adults). 

• Survey methods, analysis and presentation of oral health assessment of school children and community independently using WHO basic oral health survey methods. 

• Participation in rural oral health education programmes and dental camps including visits to the Primary health centre in the outreach



Post Graduate students

• Attend basic sciences classes at BMCRI (1st year postgraduate students)

• Seminars and Journal club

• Clinical case history presentations and discussions including relevant indices

• Comprehensive dental care 

• Preventive clinical dental procedures 

• Tobacco cessation counselling 

• Attend satellite centre/PHC Chandapura postings 

• Outreach programmes and General camps

• Organizing and carrying out dental camps in both urban and rural areas

• Oral health education programmes 

• School oral health education programmes

• Dental - health education training of school teachers, social workers, health workers

• Field visit programmes

• Assessing oral health status of various target groups

• Pedagogy

• Problem solving exercises 

• Critical Evaluation of Scientific Articles

• Attending CDE programmes/conferences/conventions/ workshops

• Scientific paper/posters presentations and Scientific Publications  

• Research works / Library Dissertation / Term Papers / Dissertation    





Dr Manjunath P Puranik

• UG,PG and Ph.D Examiner/ University Paper Setter 

• Participated in the National Oral Health Survey and Fluoride Mapping 2002, Karnataka State during Aug-Oct 2002. 

• Participated in the Bangalore Oral Health Survey and Fluoride Mapping 2011 

• Contributor to the Report on the National Oral Health Survey and Fluoride Mapping 2002, Karnataka State

• Contributor to the Report on the Bangalore Oral Health Survey and Fluoride Mapping 2002, Karnataka State

• Contributor to the Text Book of Public Health Dentistry by Dr S S Hiremath

• Member, UG Board of Studies, RGUHS(2010-2012)

• Member, PG Board of Studies, RGUHS(2015-2017) (2018-2020)

• Member, Committee for Oral Health Policy in Karnataka(2014-)

• EC Member, Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry(2010-11)

• Editor, Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (2011-17)

• Vice President, Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry(2017-19)

• Editor, Alma Mater, News letter of GDCRI, Bangalore (2012-2017)

• Life member, Indian Dental Association

• Life member, Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry

• Organized CDE/Workshops/Conferences/Conventions

• Presented papers in National Conferences

• Published 94 papers in National and International Journals

• Reviewer in National and International Journals

• Guest speaker

• DCI Inspector



Dr Yashoda R

• Teaching experience-16 years

• PG guide ,UG , PG examiner ,paper setter for various universities

• Dental council inspector

• Guest speaker for various  scientific programmes 

• Represented  dental fraternity  in national programme for the prevention and control of fluorosis in Bangalore District

• Resource person for NPPCF to train medical officers and paramedical personnel


Published book

• Authored a story in Kannada  Book  , 32 Dhanthakathegalu


Research grants

• RGUHS Research grant for UG Research activity -"Effectiveness of different oral hygiene aids for the reduction of halitosis-A cross over randomized controlled trial"


On-going Research  Activities

• Antimicrobial effectiveness of herbal and non-herbal dentifrice on oral microorganisms in vivo

• Impact of oral mucosal lesions on oral health related quality of life among tobacco users visiting TCC centre in Bangalore city

• A Comparative evaluation of Herbal and Non Herbal mouth rinses on salivary PH levels and Salivary S mutants Count in 6-12 year old Children –A randomized Controlled trial



• Life member of both IAPHD Bangalore and Karnataka Chapter


Social work

• NSS programme officer for the college 



Dr Namita Shanbhag

Grants received

• Secured the Radboud University grant to attend a course on “New Concepts in Dental Education  and  Public  Oral  Health”  emphasizing  Problem  based  learning  and evidence based dentistry from Department of Global Oral health, College of Dental Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands(02.06.2013 to 28.06.2013)


Conference Papers -

Attended FDI  World  Dental  Congress  2018  at  Buenos  Aires, Argentina(05-08.Sep.2018)  and presented two research papers published as an Abstract in International Dental Journal as follows


***• Wouter Put, Gustavo Molina, John Cutter, Namita Shanbhag, AslıTopaloğlu Ak. Road to Fact-Based *****Dental Health Policy Formulation and Service Delivery. (Abstract ) International Dental Journal *****2018; 68 (Suppl. 2): 15

***• Namita Shanbhag, Manjunath Puranik, Santhiya. Inter-Intra Rater Reliability Using “E- Charting *****EDR” In Dental Education Setting. (Abstract ) International Dental Journal 2018; 68 (Suppl. 2): 12



• Nominated as the Fellow of ISDR (Indian Society of Dental Research) - IADR (Indian Division) during the 31st ISDR Annual Conference at Navi Mumbai in  2018.

• Nominated  as  a  Women  Dental  Council  member  from  IDA Bangalore  branch  for 2018-2019

• Nominated symposium speaker from IADR -Indian Div at the 4th Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Asia Pacific Region at Brisbane, Australia  on Population Oral Health on the title “Oral Health and Well-Being - Where is the Missing Link?   An Upstream Approach”(28.11.2019 - 30.11.2019 )


Professional affiliations

• Dental Council of India membership No 2649-A, Registered under Karnataka, State Dental Council

Life Member (LM073) of the IndianAssociation of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD) and Karnataka Chapter of IAPHD

• Life Member Indian Dental Association (IDA) ID-91332, Bangalore Branch, Karnataka

• Life  member  of  ISDR  (Indian  Society  of  Dental  Research)-IADR  (Indian Division)-776017

• Annual member of IADR (International Society of Dental Research)


Speaker invitations

• Paneliston Sports Dentistry webinar conducted by IDA, Head office (13.12.2020)

• Keynote lecture at the World Dental Conference 2020 (Virtual), Chennai  onSAFER Dentistry with ART - Dentistry's Response to the COVID - 19 Pandemic (11.10.2020)

• Guest lecture on ART with hands on demonstration to Final MDS students at Pathfinder IV CDE program at K L E Dental College, Bangalore((23.01.2020)

• Guest lecture on ERGONOMICS in Dentistry at Government Dental College, Bangalore (11.07.2018)

• Guest Lecture during the CDE week at A B Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore on “Art behind the A.R.T” including a live patient demonstration on ART sealants and ART restorations and Hands-on workshop for the interns.( 22 03 2017)

• Guest lecture on “Cost Effectiveness of oral treatments and Financing Oral Health Care” during PILOT (Public Health Dentistry Integrated LearningOrientation and Training) 2015 Program held at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamilnadu.( 27.02.2015)

• Guest Speaker on ART at Path finder II , a state level CDE program held at Dayananda sagar college of dental sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka (20.02.2015)

• Talk on “ART - Feasibility in India” at the workshop on “Oral Health Policy for Karnataka  State-Phase  I”atYenepoya  Dental  College,  Mangalore, Karnataka (17.02.2014 )


Workshop Conducted / Convened

• Co-Chairman  of  the  Souvenir  Committee  of  the  GDCRI  Diamond  Jubilee Celebrations, 2018

• Organising Secretary for a National level workshop by Prof. Dr Joe E Frencken from the Netherlands on “25 years of successful ART approach -Reflections and way ahead” at Government dental college and research institute , Bangalore (1-2.Sep.2014)

• As a Co-Chairman for the souvenir committee during the XVI national conference of the IAPHD, Bangalore

• As  a  Moderator  for  the  scientific  sessions  conducted  during  the  XVI  national conference of the IAPHD, Bangalore



Dr Sowmya K R

• PG diploma in hospital and health care management (PGDHHM) 2012

• Executive committee member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2015-2017

• Editor-in-chief of Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry- 2017-till date



Dr Uma S R

• Life Member of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD)

• Life Member of Indian Dental Association(IDA)

• Served as Executive Committee (EC) member of IAPHD for the year 2009-2011

• Member of Scientific Committee of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry,  Bangalore chapter

• Executive committee member for IDA Bangalore branch from 2014

• Assistant secretary for IDA Bangalore branch  2018-2020

• Central council member of IDAHO 2018-2020

• EC member IDA Bangalore branch 2020

• Member ,Women welfare Committee GDCRI Bangalore 2018

• EC member IDA Karnataka State branch 2020


Research paper presentations

  • 1. Presented poster-“Mouth is the Mirror of the Body”-in IXth National conference of IAPHD held at Chennai,2004

  • 2. Presented paper-“Bio Terrorism-Role Of Community Dentists” in Xth National conference of IAPHD held at Udaipur Rajasthan 2005

  • 3. Presented Paper-“Knowledge of emergency management of Oro facial trauma among physical education students-A Questionnare survey” in XIth National conference of IAPHD held at Shimla,Himachal Pradesh 2006

  • 4. Presented paper-“Oral Health care for inmates of central prison-An institutionalized approach” in XIIIth National conference of IAPHD held at Hyderabad,AP 2008

  • 5. Presented paper-“Comparison of caries preventive effectiveness of fissure sealant and fluoride varnish on occlusal caries” in XIVth National conference of IAPHD held at Delhi 2009

  • 6. Presented paper-“Oral health related quality of life among police personnel of Bangalore city” in XVIth National conference of IAPHD held at Bangalore 2011

  • 7. Presented paper-“Social media and dental education” in XVIIth  National conference of IAPHD held at Chennai 2012

  • 8. Presented paper-“Dentists perception on evidence based dentistry-A questionnaire survey” at FDI 2014 held at New Delhi Sept11-14th 2014

  • 9. Presented paper-“Dermatoglyphics and dental caries” at XIXth National conference of IAPHD held at Cochin 2014

  • 10. Presented paper at Self perceptions of leadership skills among medical and dental post graduates in Bangalore city IDC Bhubaneshwar 2018

  • 11. Presented paper at Pregnancy and Oral Health-First International Womens Dental conference in Mumbai 2018

  • • Received Best Poster prize in National Conference of IAPHD IN 2004

  • • Received Best Paper award at atXIXth National conference of IAPHD held at Cochin




  • • National Project on “Pit and Fissure program” from National Rural Mission, Government of India for Karnataka State since August 2017- March 2018 

  • • Project on “Oral Health Promotion through Integration of Oral Health into General Health” developed under Government of India & World Health Organisation Collaborative Program (Biennium 2009-2010) 

  • • Project on “Developing Oral Health Care Programme in Bangalore District” developed under Government of India & World Health Organisation Collaborative Program (Biennium 2010-2011) 




• “Oral Health Survey & Fluoride Mapping of Bengaluru District -2011” 




1. Manjunath P Puranik, Hiremath SS. Oral health status and treatment needs among adult diabetic and non-diabetic patients in Bangalore city- A comparative study. JIAPHD 2006;(08):31-7
2. Sowmya KR, CVK Reddy, Veeresh DJ. Oral health status and treatment needs of asthmatic children. JIAPHD;2007(9):13-17.
3. Manjunath P Puranik, Hiremath SS. Periodontal Treatment needs in 12-16 year old children in Bangalore district- A comparative study. JIAPHD.2007;(09):18-26
4. Manjunath P Puranik, Hiremath SS. CPITN- A review. JIAPHD. 2007;(10):71-80
5. Priyadarshini HR, Hiremath SS,   Puranik M,   Rudresh SM,   Nagaratnamma T. Prevalence of early childhood caries among preschool chil en of low socioeconomic status in Bangalore city, India.  J Ind Soc Prevent Communit Dent. 2011;16(1):27-30
6. Yashodha R, Anuradha KP, DJ Bhaskar, Hiremath SS. Dental caries prevalence and treatment needs among Davangere pre-school children. JIAPHD: 2011(17):193-201
7. Uma SR, Hiremath SS. Oral health care for inmates of central prison, Bangalore – an institutionalised approach. JIAPHD.2011;17(1):297-304.
8. Gaikwad Rahul N, Yashoda R., Hiremath SS, Salma A M. Quadrant wise repetition and frequency of lip patterns in South Indian population.JIAPHD;2011(18):229-234.
9. Anitha R. Sagarkar, Hiremath SS,  Yashoda R. Assessment of tobacco use amongst dental students in Bengaluru city, Karnataka.JIAPHD 2011(18):440-447
10. Namita Shanbhag, SS Hiremath.Is periodontal disease a risk factor for myocardial infarction?JIAPHD.2011(18):476-485
11. Uma SR, Shankar Aradhya MR. Knowledge of emergency management of oro-facial trauma among physical education students -A questionnaire survey. JIAPHD; 2011;18 Suppl 1:646-653
12. Uma SR, Shankar Aradhya MR, Arunadevi M, Naganandini S. Comparison of caries preventive effectiveness of fissure sealant and fluoride varnish.  Archives of oral sciences and research.2011;1(4):198-204
13. Minal Kumari, Savitha B Naik, NamithaShanbhag, Pradeep AR. Diabetes and periodontitis: A causal link or a two-way street?  Archives of oral sciences and research, 2011;1(4):221-227
14. Pradeep  A R, Esha Agarwal, Pawan Bajaj, Naik  S B,  Namita Shanbhag, Uma S R.  Clinical and microbiologic effects of commercially available gel and powder containing acacia arabica on gingivitis. Australian Dental Journal 2012; 57: 312–318
15. Priyanka N,   Nitish Kalra,   NamithaShanbhag,   Kiran Kumar,   Seema,   BijiBrijet,   Uma SR, Pradeep AR. Recent approaches in saliva as a credible periodontal diagnostic and prognostic marker. Archives of oral science and research. 2012; 2(1):40-46
16. Vishalakshi, Sowmya K R., Hiremath S S, Manjunath P Puranik.  Assessment of prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis using three indices among 10-15 year old children living in low, optimal and high fluoride areas of Bellary district, Karnataka, India. Archives Of Oral Sciences & Research 2012;2(3):114-121
17. Sowmya K R, Reddy C V K, Hiremath S S.  Effectiveness of Silver diamine fluoride and sodium fluoride varnish in arresting dental caries among 6-15 year old children of destitute homes in Mysore city, India. Archives of Oral Sciences & Research 2012;2(3): 132-136.
18. Salma A. Moulana,  Yashoda.R, Manjunath. P. Puranik, Hiremath SS, Rahul Gaikwad Knowledge, attitude and practices towards primary dentition among the mothers of 3-5 year old pre-school children in Bangalore city. JIAPHD 2012;(19):83-92.
19. Laxminarayan S, Hiremath SS,  Manjunath P. Puranik. Expressed need for treatment among orthodontic patients in Government Dental College, Bangalore.  JIAPHD 2012;(20):56-65
20. Sourabha KG, Manjunath P. Puranik. Association of dental anxiety with personality traits among engineering students in Bangalore city- a questionnaire study. JIAPHD Jan- Mar2013;11(1):13-17
21. Ashwini.S. Biradar,  S.S. Hiremath,  Manjunath P.Puranik,  Sowmya K R ,  Sourabha K. G. Social Factors Affecting Oral Health. Journal of Medical Education and Research.2013;3(1)
22. Sukhwinder SO, Yashoda R, Hiremath SS,  Manjunath P. Puranik. A study on periodontal disease and systemic disease relationship-a hospital based studying Bangalore. JIAPHD Apr-Jun 2013;11(2):12-8
23. Deepa B,  Manjunath P. Puranik, Sowmya KR. Assessment of oral health related quality of life and its relationship with health locus of control among dental and engineering students in Bangalore city.  JIAPHD Apr-Jun 2013;11(2):50-7
24. Richa, Yashoda R,  Manjunath P. Puranik. Nicotine vaccines for smoking cessation: Present and Future. JIAPHD Jul-Sep 2013;11(3): 77-84
25. Ashwini S Biradar, Hiremath S S, Manjunath P Puranik.Comparison of the GOHAI and OHIP-14 as measures of the Oral Health- related Quality of life of the Elderly population. JIAPHD Oct-Dec 2013;11(4): 48-53
26. Anuradha S Bandiwadekar, Namita Shanbhag, Manjunath P Puranik.Oral health information in English newspapers: A content analysis study J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent.January-March 2014, 12(1):33-37
27. Richa, Yashoda R, Manjunath P. Puranik. Oral health status & parental perceptions of OHRQOL of children with autism in Bangalore, India. J Indian Soc PedodPrev Dent2014; 32( 2 ) : 135-139
28. Sourabha K.G., Manjunath P. Puranik, Sowmya K.R, Puttaswamy B, Ashwini Biradar. Association of Self Perceived Oral Health on Oral Health Related Quality of Life among Pregnant and Non Pregnant Women in Bangalore City. IJHSR. 2014; 4(4): 120-127 
29. Biradar A, Hiremath S, . Puranik M P, N.M R, G SK, Kamble S. Tobacco Use and Oral Hygiene as Risk Indicators for Periodontitis- A Comparative Study. . IJHSR. 2014; 4(8): 166-172
30. Kapoor S, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Factors influencing dental professional career in India: An exploratory survey. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2014;12:113-8.
31. Gaurav Sharma, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya Association between oral health literacy and oral health-related quality of life among undergraduate students in Bengaluru city.  J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2014;12:209-14.
32. Anushri M, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Relationship between psychological well-being and perceptions of stress among undergraduate dental students in Bengaluru city: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2014;12:283-92.
33. Kapoor S, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Burnout in Dentistry:An Overview. Int J Adv Health Sci 2014;1(8):17-22
34. Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi,  S. S. Hiremath,   R. Yashoda,   CharumohanMarya,  Amit Rekhi. Prevalence of Various Orofacial Pain Symptoms and Their Overall Impact on Quality of Life in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery December 2014, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 533-538
35. Gaurav Gupta, Namita Shanbhag, Manjunath P. Puranik. Perceptions regarding minimal intervention dentistry among dental interns in India: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Contemporary Dental and Medical Reviews (2015), Article ID 330115, 5 Pages
36. Sharma V, Hiremath SS, Puranik M, Somasundara S. Prevalence of tobacco use among 15-20 years old college students in Bengaluru city. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2015;13:24-9.
37. Rajagopalachari US, Puranik MP, Sonde L. Impact of oral health on quality of life among police personnel in Bengaluru City, India: A cross-sectional survey. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2015;13:42-7.
38. Deepa Bullappa ,Manjunath P Puranik ,Uma S.R. Casein Phosphopeptide - Amorphous Calcium Phosphate: A Review. International Journal of Dental and Health Sciences. 2015; 2(1):116-125
39. Gaurav Sharma, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya. Approaches to Arresting Dental Caries: An Update Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015 May, Vol-9(5): ZE08-ZE11
40. Priyadarshini C, Puranik M P, Uma S R. Dental Age Estimation Methods: A Review. Int J Adv Health Sci 2015;1(12):19-25.
41. Anushri M, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Herbs: A Good Alternatives to Current Treatments for Oral Health Problems. Int J Adv Health Sci 2015;1(12):26-32.
42. Gonmei D, Shanbhag N, Puranik MP. Strategies for Tobacco Cessation Counseling by Dental Personnel. Int J Adv Health Sci 2015;2(1):33-41
43. Romi Jain, S S Hiremath, Manjunath P Puranik, Puttaswamy B, Rahul Gaikwad, Roshni Dupare. Oral health related knowledge, attitude and practices among nursing students in Bangalore, India. Nursing and Midwifery Research Journal, 2015;11(2): 87-95
44. Kumar A, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Relationship between untreated dental caries and dental neglect among mentally handicapped children: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2015;13:126-32.
45. Jacob KC, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Gene Therapy in the Treatment and Prevention of Oral Cancer: An Overview. Int J Adv Health Sci 2015;2(2):14-20
46. Kumar A, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Dental Neglect- A Review. Research and Reviews: Journal of Dental Sciences 2015; Vol 3: Issue 1.
47. Sourabha KG, Puranik MP, Uma SR, Biradar A, Puttaswamy P. Barriers in Utilization of Dental Services among Human Immunodeficiency Virus Patients. Int J Adv Health Sci 2015;2(3):23-29.
48. Gaurav Gupta, Namita Shanbhag, Manjunath P. Puranik. Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Kannada Version of Modified Dental Anxiety Scale Among an Adult Indian Population. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015 Sep, Vol-9(9): ZC34-ZC38
49. Jacob KC, Yashoda R, Puranik MP, Bano A. Effects of tongue cleaning on plaque and salivary mutans streptococci levels: A randomized controlled trial. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2015;13:378-83
50. Priyadarshini C, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Factors affecting utilization of dental care among 6–12-year-old school children in Bangarpet taluk, Karnataka. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2015;13:410-6.
51. Gaurav Sharma, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya. Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Dental Settings: An Exploratory Survey in ‎Bangalore City, India.Addiction and Health, North America, 8, dec. 2015. 
52. Puranik MP, Kumar A. Gender stereotypes in dental care: a cross-sectional study. J Pharm Biomed Sci 2015;05(12):941–945.
53. Kumar A, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Dental neglect as a behavioural audit of oral health- a systematic literature review. Int J Health Sci Res. 2016; 6(4):480-486.
54. Kumar A, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Association Between Dental Students' Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance: A Study at Six Dental Colleges in India. J Dent Educ. 2016 May;80(5):526-32.
55. Deborah Gonmei, Namita Shanbhag, Manjunath P. Puranik. Compliance to Biomedical Waste Management among dental postgraduate students in Bengaluru city- A cross-sectional study. Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences. 2016 Sep, Vol-2(2): 41-50
56. James JM, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Radiation Induced Caries. . IJHSR. 2016; 6(8): 343-351
57. Richa, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Dental students' attitude toward learning communication skills in Bengaluru city, India. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2016;14:327-31.
58. Pratap R, Puranik MP, Uma S R. Oral Health Status in Intellectually Disabled - A Review. . IJHSR. 2016; 6(9): 426-434. 
59. Farhanaz F, R Yashoda, Puranik MP. Psychosocial Factors and Bruxism - A Review. . IJHSR. 2016; 6(9): 435-442
60. Vasudha Sharma, S.S. Hiremath, Vinay Kumar Gupta, Manjunath Puranik. Perceptions and factors influencing tobacco use among 15 to 20 year old college students in Bangalore city. International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research 2016;3(9):2676-2680
61. Oberoi SS, Harish Y, Hiremath S, Puranik M. A cross-sectional survey to study the relationship of periodontal disease with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes mellitus. J Indian Soc Periodontol; doi: 10.4103/0972-124X.186946
62. Richa1, R Y1, Puranik MP1, Shrivastava A1. Association between osteoporosis and periodontal disease among postmenopausal Indian women. J Investig Clin  Dent. 2016 Jun 24. doi: 10.1111/jicd.12223. [Epub ahead of print]
63. Shivam Kapoor, Manjunath P Puranik, SR Uma. Practice perspectives of left-handed clinical dental students in india. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2016.Vol-10(10): ZC34-ZC38
64. Rajput S, Puranik MP, S.R U. Probiotics - A New Horizon in Prevention of Oral Disease. . IJHSR. 2016; 6(11): 239-245. 
65. Pratap R, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Caries experience and its relationship with oral health related quality of life among orphanage children in Bengaluru City: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2016;14:397-402.
66. Sabbarwal B, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Health warning labels on tobacco products: a review. Int J Health Sci Res. 2017; 7(1):264-270
67. Kumar V, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Ethical and legal Issues in dental practice. Int J Health Sci Res. 2017; 7(3):332-340.
68. James JM, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Mothers’ Sense of Coherence as a Predictor of Oral Health Related Quality of Life Among Preschool Children: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:11-6.
69. Kumar A, Puranik MP. Pictorial health warnings on tobacco packs- a knowledge, attitude and practice survey among Indian engineering students. Int J Health Sci Res. 2017; 7(5):116-122.
70. Bullappa D, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR, Nagaratnamma T. Association of Feeding Methods and Streptococcus mutans Count with Early Childhood Caries: A Cross-sectional Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2017; 10(2):119-125.
71. JeslineMerly James , Manjunath P Puranik , KR Sowmya. Dentinal Tubule Occluding Effect of Potassium Nitrate in Varied Forms, Frequencies and Duration: An In vitro SEM Analysis. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017 Aug, Vol-11(8): ZC06-ZC08
72. Uma Rajgopalachari, Manjunath Puranik, Rohan Pratap, Soni Rajput. Oral health and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Perceptions of practising gynaecologist in Bangalore city: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences 2017; 3(3): 117-121
73. Manjunath P Puranik,S S Hiremath . Factors associated with developmental defects of enamel and early childhood caries among Anganwadi children in Bangalore District : a cross-sectional study. Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences. 2017 Sep, Vol-3(2): 136-44
74. Manjunath P Puranik, S S Hiremath . Association between Feeding Practices and Early Childhood Caries among Anganwadi Children In Bangalore district. International Journal of Current Research. 2017;9(8): 55841-55845
75. Farhanaz F, Yashoda R, Kalayadhav ML, Puranik MP. Association between Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans among 3–5 year old children with early childhood caries: A cross sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:205-9.
76. Yashoda R, Puranik MP, Kumar V, Farhanaz F. Dental practitioners’ perspectives about the Consumer Protection Act, informed consent, and professional indemnity insurance in Bengaluru city: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:225-9
77. Rajagopalachari US, Puranik MP, Rajput S. Knowledge, attitude, and practices toward evidence based dentistry among dentists of Bengaluru city. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:239-43.
78. Seema Kamble, Shivalinga S Hiremath , Manjunath P Puranik, Rahul Gaikwad, Ashwini Biradar, Amol R Gadbail, Sachin C Sarode Gargi S Sarode, Shankargouda Patil. Dental caries and Dental Anomalies in children with cleft Lip and cleft Palate in Bengaluru city, India. World Journal of Dentistry, July-August 2017;8(4):304-308
79. Kumar V, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Association between periodontal disease temporomandibular disorders and rheumatoid arthritis among patients visiting rheumatology centers in Bengaluru City: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:312-8
80. Sowmya KR, Puranik MP, James JM, Sabbarwal B. Perceptions about toothbrush contamination and disinfection among dental students in Bengaluru City: A cross-sectional study. Indian J Dent Res 2017;28:646-9
81.Soni Rajput, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Does Educational Environment Predict Academic Performance?  Int J Dent Health Sci 2017; 4(5):1132-1142
82. Sabbarwal B, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Oral health status and barriers to utilization of services among down syndrome children in Bengaluru City: A cross-sectional, comparative study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2018;16:4-10.
83. Chandramohan P, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Demirjian method of age estimation using correction factor among indianchildren:A retrospective survey. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2018;16:72-4.
84. Aparna KS, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Powered tooth brush- a review. Int J Health Sci Res. 2018; 8(5):299-306.
85. Puranik MP, Sabbarwal B, Bose S. Dental practitioner’s knowledge and practices regarding antibiotic prescription and development of resistance: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2018;16:144-8.
86. Aparna KS, Puranik Manjunath P, Shanbhag Namita. Association of Nutritional Status, Diet And Dental Caries Among 12-15 Year old School Children – A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Recent Sci Res. 2018;9(7): 27919-27924.
87. AdhithyaKalluri, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Musculoskeletal disorders in dental workplace: A comprehensive review. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences 2018; 4(3): 140-145
88. Sreekanth B, Yashoda R, Puranik MP.  A review on defluoridation in India. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences 2018; 4(3): 167-171
89. Farhanaz F, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Oral health status and parental perception of dental anxiety of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and nonattention deficit hyperactivity disorder children in Bengaluru city: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2018;16:291-6.
90. Kumar A, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR, Rajput S. Impact of occupational dental erosion on oral health-related quality of life among battery factory workers in Bengaluru, India. Dent Res J 2019;16:12-7.
91. SanthiyaB, Manjunath Puranik, Uma SR. Risk factors, assessment and management of dental erosion in dental setting- A literature review. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences 2019; 5(2): 28-36
92. Sruthi KS, Yashoda R,ManjunathPuranik. Diagnostic potential of saliva as a biomarker in early childhood caries: A review. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences 2019; 5(2): 341-47
93. Sabbarwal B, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated factors among dental students: A cross sectional study. Journal of Global Oral Health. 2019 Sep 25;2(1):16-22.
94. Sabbarwal B, Puranik MP. A review of Trisomy 21 and its oral health implications. International Journal of Information Research and Review Vol. 2019;6(5):6302-6305
95. Bose S, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Novel materials for defluoridation in India: A Systematic review. J Dent Res Rev 2019;6:3-8
96. Yashoda R, Puranik MP, Rajput S. Exploring educational and promotional opportunities for implementing oral rapid human immunodeficiency virus testing among dentists in India. J Edu Health Promot 2019;8:245.
97. Rajput S, Kumar A, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Oral health inequalities between differently abled and healthy school children in Bengaluru—A cross‐sectional study. Special Care in Dentistry. 2020 Jan;40(1):55-61
98. Sruthi KS, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Association between oral health status and salivary flow rate among individuals with and without burning mouth: A case control study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2020;18:47-53.
99. Bose S, Yashoda R, Puranik MP. Access to public dental care services by differently abled children in Bengaluru city: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2020;18:77-82.
100. Mohd. Umar Farooq,Manjunath P. Puranik, Soumya KR Oral health concernsin elderly: A review. RGUHS Journal of Medical Sciences. 2019;9(4):135-142
101. Rajput S, Kumar A, Puranik MP, Shanbhag N. Exploring the educational opportunity and implementation of CARE among dental students in India. J Edu Health Promot 2020;9:249.
102. Bandiwadekar AS, Shanbhag N, Puranik MP. Evaluation of distress among       cancer patients in Bengaluru city: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2020;18:92-6
103. Farooq MU, Puranik MP, Uma SR. Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy compared with basic health education for tobacco cessation among smokers: A randomized controlled trial. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2020;18:25-30.
104. Rajput S, Puranik MP, Shanbhag N, Kumar A. Factors affecting empathy among Indian dentists. Indian J Dent Res 2020;31:14-21.
105. SanthiyaBairappan, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Impact of asthma and its medication on salivary characteristics and oral health in adolescents: A cross-sectional comparative study. Special Care in Dentistry. 2020;40:227–237
106. Mohammed Umar Farooq, Manjunath P. Puranik, Namita ShanbhagAssociation of self-esteem with perceived orthodontic treatment need and oral health-related quality of life among 12-15 years schoolchildren  – A cross-sectional study.Journal of global oral health. 2020;3(1):9-13
107. Santhiya B, Puranik MP, Sowmya KR. Association between health locus of control and oral health status in type 2 diabetics - A cross sectional comparative study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2020;18:124-33.
108. Bandiwadekar AS, Shanbhag N, Madhuniranjanswamy MS, Khanagar SB, Naik S, Siddeeqh S. Association of periodontitis with metabolic syndrome: A case-control study. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2020;10:458-65.




1. Dr Uma SR- "Fissure sealants and fluoride varnish in prevention of occlusal caries". LAP Lambert Academic Publishing  ISBN 9783659278983 ,2012

2. Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi, S. S. Hiremath. Yashoda R - Assessment of Periodontal Disease Among Patient with Systemic Disease.  Lambert Academic Publication. 2012

3. Deepa Bullappa, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya - Early Childhood Caries-Association with S.Mutans and Feeding Practices.  Lambert Academic Publication. 2015 

4. Amit Kumar, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya - Dental Neglect and Concerns. Lambert Academic Publication. 2015 

5. Priyadarshini Chandramohan, Manjunath P Puranik, S R Uma - Dental Age Estimation methods-A review. Lambert Academic Publication. 2015 

6. Gonmei Deborah, Shanbhag Namita, Puranik Manjunath P .
Tobacco Cessation Counselling by Dental Personnel - Lambert Academic Publication. 2015

7. Jacob K C,Yashoda R Manjunath P Puranik - Gene therapy and oral cancer. Lambert Academic Publication. March 2016

8. FarhanazF,Yashoda R Manjunath P Puranik - Psychological factors in Bruxism. Lambert Academic Publication. 2016

9. Avinash Kumar, Manjunath P Puranik, KR   Sowmya - Human Bite Marks In Forensic Dentistry. Lambert Academic Publication. August 2017

10. Vijay Kumar, Yashoda R Manjunath P Puranik - Dental Ethics and Law in India. Lambert Academic Publication. August 2017

11. Rajput Soni, Manjunath P Puranik, S R Uma - Probiotics and Dental Caries. Lambert Academic Publishing. Feb 2018

12. Bhavna Sabhrwal, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya - Health warning labels on tobacco products. Lambert Academic Publication. Feb 2018

13. Aparna K S, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya - Powered Tooth Brush An Update. Lambert Academic Publication. January 2019

14. Sreekanth B, Yashoda R Manjunath P Puranik - Recent Advances in defluoridation of water in India. Lambert Academic Publication. January 2019

15. AdhithyaKalluri, Manjunath P Puranik, S R Uma - Risk factors for work related musculoskeletal disorders among dentists. Lambert Academic Publishing. March 2019

16. Mohammed Umar Farooq, Manjunath P Puranik, KR Sowmya - Geriatric oral health care in India. A Review. Lambert Academic Publication. April 2019

17. Sruthi KS, Yashoda R, Manjunath P Puranik - Salivary biomarkers in Early Childhod Caries. Lambert Academic Publication. June 2019

18. Santhiya B, Manjunath P Puranik, SR Uma - Risk assessment of dental erosion. Lambert Academic Publication. June 2019

19. Sowmya K R, CVK Reddy, SS Hiremath - Effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride and sodium fluoride varnish.ISBN 978-3-659-52079-2. Nov 2019



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