Ph. D. – Periodontology

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The program is designed to build advanced knowledge and skill sets in scholars who aspire to

become clinician-scientists to advance our understanding of periodontal diseases and their

management. The program is run under the guidance of Dr. Girish Suragimath, Professor and

Head, Department of Periodontology. He completed his BDS in 1994 and MDS (Periodontology)

in 1999 from KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka. He has

been an active teacher since 1999 and teaches both undergraduate and post graduate students in

Periodontology. He is a PhD guide at KIMSDU and has students pursuing PhD under him. He

has more than 70 research publications, two books, several book chapters and a patent to his

credit. He has a particular interest in research and has been conducting many research projects at

the institution and has guided a lot of students in conducting research projects and develops

research aptitude to improve the overall understanding of the subject.

Research interest:

Salivary biomarkers for detection of periodontal disease; Periodontal Medicine; Dental

Implantology; Laser applications in periodontal practice; Forensic Odontology; Gene and gene

therapy; Effect of systemic diseases on periodontal diseases; Herbal medicines in treatment of

periodontal diseases; Gingival crevicular fluid for detection of periodontal diseases

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