Faculty

The faculties of the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology are highly skilled in transforming a student into a highly efficient Oral Physician and Oral Radiologist. They form the backbone of the department and each faculty has a lot of awards and achievements to their credit.

 
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professor and head (administration)

Dr.G.Maragathavalli M.D.S

Dr.G.Maragathavalli did her UG & PG at Madras Dental College. After her graduation she was working in Rajamuthiah Dental college in Chidambaram for 3 years. She joined this esteemed institution Saveetha Dental College in the year 1988. She has ten publications to her credit. She has guided M.D.S. students in Saveetha Dental College and has been as an external examiner for UG & PG courses. She was called as a UG examiner to Mauritius. She has evaluated DNB papers.

 
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Professor and head (Academics)

Dr.Arvind Muthukrishnan M.D.S., MFDSRCPSG., FFDRCSI (OM)

Dr. Arvind graduated in dentistry in 1997 and completed his Masters in Oral Medicine and Radiology in 2003. He subsequently gained the Diplomate in Oral Medicine from the European Association of Oral Medicine in 2012, MFDS from Glasgow in 2013, FDSRCS in oral medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 2014 and the Fellowship in Oral medicine from The American Academy of Oral Medicine in 2017.

He was selected to represent India in the World Workshop on oral medicine V as an assistant reviewer at London in 2010 and again as a reviewer in the World Workshop on oral medicine VI at Florida – USA in 2014. He was awarded the European Association of Oral Medicine travel bursary award in 2011 and underwent training in the oral medicine department of Eastman Dental Institute, London. He underwent further training in oral medicine at Penn Dental School, Philadelphia- USA and in Special Care Dentistry at Morriston Hospital, Swansea- United Kingdom.

Till date he has delivered 46 guest lectures in India and abroad. He has 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and has also contributed chapters to text books in oral medicine and radiology. He is on the editorial review board of both national and international journals. He is an examiner for MDS – Oral Medicine and Radiology in all Indian universities and also serves an examiner in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland for MFDS exam.

He is recognized PhD guide in Saveetha University and has guided 2 doctoral thesis and is currently supervising 5 doctoral thesis. His special area of interest is orofacial pain, medical management of immunobullous disorders and dental care for medically complex patients.

Dr. M. Arvind is currently working as Professor and Academic Head of Oral Medicine and Radiology and Special Care Dentistry at Saveetha Dental College, Chennai.

 
 
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professor

Dr.T.N.Uma Maheswari M.D.S

Dr.T.N.UMA MAHESWARI is working as a Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology. Her association with Saveetha University dates back from2002to till date.Shehas 11 years of PG teaching experience and recipient of five awards namely  Jaya Group of Institutions Award for Evidence based novel diagnosis of early malignant changes in oral potentially malignant disorder ,Best dissertation, Best article and Best paper presentation awards  received from IAOMR (INDIAN ACADEMY OF ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY). She also received a title MABMS (MEMBERSHIPOF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF   BIOMEDICAL  SCIENTIST) for her contribution in the field of Biomedicine. She had guided 4 PG dissertations  andhad completed 10 short term projects  and is currently guiding around 10 ongoing short term projects and two dissertations.  She had received ICMR grant in the year 2013 for STS proposal on “Expression of salivary biomarkers -Alkaline phosphatase and lactate dehydrogenase in oral leukoplakia which received “Dr. Leela Krishnamurti Memorial Award” in 34th Annual Conference IABMS held at Dr.ALM PGIBMS, Chennai. She has contributed two chapters in Exam Preparatory Manual for Undergraduates which is an Elseiver Publication. She has published 52 articles in various national and international journals. She has been a resource person in Journals namely Biomedicine, JOOO,Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine &Toxicology & Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine and has served as EC member of IABMS. She has delivered 13 invited lectures and has been in theorganising team of 10 conferences, chaired 15sessions and has attended 40 conferences, 24 workshops and has served as external examiner in various Universities.She is an editor in chief of  International Journal of Forensic Odontology(IJFO) which is published by Wolters Kluwer , Medknow publication.

 

reader

Dr.Mogit Gupta.Y. M.D.S

Dr.Mogit Gupta. Y, Reader, department of oral medicine and radiology, started his association with this college way back in 2001, completed his BDS, MDS and currently pursuing his PHD from the prestigious Saveetha University. He is known for his unique way of taking classes. He takes keen interest in innovations in teaching methodology, recent advances in diagnosis methodology . To his credit he has attended numerous National and International conferences, Presented numerous guest lectures,faculty papers and posters. He has chaired numerous conferences and had done many publications in national and international journals.

 

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Dr.M.Subha M.D.S., PhD

Dr. M.Subha, Reader, Department of oral Medicine and Radiology, did her under graduation in Saveetha Dental College and Post graduation in Ragas Dental College, she had completed her PhD in Orofacial Pain. She also holds certifications on Tobacco cessation and Palliative Medicine. She had won numerous best paper and poster awards in various conferences.Has around 25 publications  in National and International journals and few guest lectures to her credit. Holds to be a member in associations and reviewer of journals. Not less to say she is a good orator too.

 
 

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Dr.V.Jayanth Kumar M.D.S

Jayanth Kumar .V. had qualified from Saveetha Dental College in the year 2007. He completed his masters from a Meenakshi Ammal Dental College in the year 2013 as an University topper. He is currenly working as a Reader in Oral Medicine and Radiology department.  He has numerous awards and publications to his credit and he is currently pursuing his PhD as a part time scholar with Saveetha University. His active research areas of interest are immunology of mucosal lesions and CBCT imaging. Till date he has delivered 3 guest lectures

 
 

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Dr.D.Sreedevi M.D.S

Dr.D Sreedevi is working as Senior Lecturer in the Department of oral medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental college from April 2014 till date. She finished her basic dental degree from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University Chennai and her Masters degree in Oral Medicine and Radiology from Saveetha University in the year 2013. She has numerous awards and achievements to her credit and has also guided many undergraduate research projects, motivated them in presenting papers and posters in national and international conferences, winning awards and constantly encouraging them in doing publications too.

 
 

senior lecturer

Dr.Meenakshi Krishnan M.D.S

Dr.Meenakshi.K finished her under graduation from Thai Moogambigai Dental college in the year 2010 and postgraduation in Oral Medicine and Radiology from Ragas Dental College in the year 2014. She is a university gold medalist in Bachelor of Dental surgery, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute. She also holds a degree in Psychological counselling, MBA Hospital Management and postgraduate diploma in criminology and forensic science. She has attended various national conferences and has presented papers. She is currently working as a senior lecturer in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College.

 
 
 

senior lecturer

Dr.S.Nandhini M.D.S

Dr. Nandhini.S, graduated in the year 2014 from Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute and did her post graduation in Oral Medicine and Radiology from Saveetha Dental College in the year 2018. She was awarded Best Oral Medicine master award in 2017 by Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science. She is competent in providing Dental and Oral care for Medically Compromised patients. Her active areas of interests are management of oral mucosal lesions and orofacial pain. She has presented posters and papers in various National and International conferences. She also has many awards and publications to her credit. She is currently working as a senior lecturer in the Department of Oral medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College. 

 

senior lecturer

Dr.Aarthi M.D.S

Dr. B. Aarthi completed her BDS in 2005 at Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Government of Pondicherry. She went on to complete her MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology in 2009 from the same Institution. She has attended many conferences where she has presented papers, and has the distinction of winning the best paper awards at the IAOMR during all the three years of her post graduation. She also received the University topper award from the IAOMR

 
 
 

senior lecturer

Dr.Vivek Narayan M.D.S

Dr.Vivek Narayan finished his graduation in the year 2009 from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University and his post graduation in Oral Medicine and Radiology from Saveetha University in the year 2012. ‘Motivation is the key factor in teaching’ is what he believes in. He has presented numerous papers and posters in various conferences. He has also received awards for teaching from the preeminent university, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences. He also has publications in various national and international journals. He is currently working as a senior lecturer in the Oral Medicine and Radiology department.