Dr. Meghana S Kumar

Qualification:
BDS, MDS

Worked as in-charge of Mundkur Nudiguttu Siddhu Shetty Memorial Medical and Dental Centre, Mundkur (Under Dept of
Community Dentistry, A.B.S.M.I.D.S) for a period of 4years and 6months.
Training in Dept of Paediatric Dentistry in Wenlock Hospital,Mangalore for a period of one year.

Specialization:
Consultant Paediatric Dentist

Other Experience:

Paper presentation:

  • Meghana S Kumar, Bhaskar UA, Ronald A Roche, Sowmya B. Assessment of antifungal activity of six popular toothpastes against clinical isolates of Candida albicans. Presented at State level
    Dental Conference – Coorg November 2013
  • Morquios Syndrome treatment and management-A case report

Poster presentation:

  • Comparison of three methods of cultivation of Streptococcus mutans in the laboratory
  • Primordial intervention for caries prevention
  • Morquois Syndrome – A case report

Short Studies:

  • Assessment of antifungal activity of six popular toothpastes against clinical isolates of Candida albicans
  • Comparison of three methods of cultivation of streptococcus mutans in the laboratory
  • Primordial intervention in caries prevention- usage of antibiotics in third trimester of pregnancy

Various workshops attended

  • Componeers in Yenepoya University, Mangalore
  • Preventive and interceptive orthodontics MCODS, Mangalore
  • CDE on intricacies of interpretation A J Institute of dental sciences
  • Clinical photography simplified in AJIDS by Dr. Akthar Hussain
  • Orientation programme AJIDS Mangalore
  • Orientations programme on introduction to research and grant writing AJIDS Mangalore
  • CDE programme on infection control AJIDS – Mangalore
  • CDE on evidence-based dentistry AJIDS-Mangalore
  • Infection Prevention: Planning for Tomorrow – organized by Department of Hospital Infection Control and Department of Microbiology, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore

Publications:

  • Assessment of antifungal activity of six popular toothpastes against clinical isolates of Candida albicans in International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences 2015; Autism – A Paediatric Dentist’s Perspective.

Areas of Interest:

  • Preventive and interceptive orthodontics
  • Paediatric Endodontics
  • Esthetic restoration
  • Sports dentistry
  • Full mouth rehabilitation of special children under general anaesthesia
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Behaviour modifications
  • Diet counselling
  • Management of children with cleft lip and palate

Working currently in these areas: Comparison of Streptococcus mutans counts in pre-dentate, dentate infants with mother’s caries
experience. Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontic appliances.Full mouth rehabilitation under General Anaesthesia. Cleft lip and
Cleft palate rehabilitation. Aesthetic Dentistry in Children and Adults

Award & Honors:

  • Has presented research articles in various National and State conferences and Conventions and won prizes
  • Has done extensive research in preventive aspects of pediatric dentistry

Dr. Meghana S Kumar

Dr. Meghana S Kumar

Consultant Paediatric Dentist

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