Dr Santhosh Kumar

Associate Professor

Department of Periodontology


    Santhosh Kumar teaches undergraduate students and also treats patients.
    He is involved in preclinical training, clinical demonstrations, discussions, routine periodontal care and patient treatment.


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MDS Periodontology Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 2009
BDS A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 2005


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental sciences, Manipal Associate Professor July 2014 - till date
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental sciences, Manipal Reader July 2013 - July 2014
Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental sciences, Manipal Assistant Professor July 2009 - July 2013

Evaluation of the association of radiographic vertical bone loss with food impaction, trauma from occlusion and restoration overhang in patients: an observational study

Dr KM Bhat Santhosh Kumar


Area of Interest


Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Memeberships Held:
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Periodontology 
  • Life member of Red Cross society,  2014.
  • Indian Dental Association (IDA) Manipal branch
Delivered following guest lectures
  • “Oral hygiene in pregnant women” at TMA Pai Udupi on the occasion of International women’s day organized by IDA manipal branch on 10th March 2014.
  •   “Oral hygiene awareness in pregnant and children”, Department of OBG, KMC Manipal. Organized by Department of periodontology. Awareness programme, on 29th July 2013.
  •  “Oral health in pregnant women” – Colgate IDA in Gynecology ward, K.M.C Manipal, Manipal university, Manipal, India. on 24th March 2012


Scopus ID57193495752

1.      Pal M.Kumar S.Pratibha G. Root resection - Exploring ways beyond extraction. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 2020, 31(5), pp. 819–823

2.      Diode laser-assisted management of intraoral soft tissue overgrowth: a case series. Pal, M., Saokar, A., Gopalkrishna, P.Rajeshwari, H.R.Kumar, S. General dentistry, 2020, 68(4), pp. 28–31

3.      Pal, M.Kumar, S.Shenoy, P.A., ...Pratibha, G.Bhat, G.S. Evaluation of plaque removal efficacy of dental floss with/without chlorhexidine gel coating in patients with gingivitis-a clinical and microbological study. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2020, 8(D), pp. 118–123.

4.      Varadan, M.Gopalkrishna, P.Bhat, P.V., ...Thriveni, K.G.Kumar, S.Influence of polycystic ovary syndrome on the periodontal health of Indian women visiting a secondary health care centre Clinical Oral Investigations, 2019, 23(8), pp. 3249–3255

5.      Kohli, D.Kumar, S.Prabhakar, R.V., ...Bhavana, K.V. Periodontal disease and its influence on systemic disease-A survey among non-medical professionals. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 2019, 10(6), pp. 85–90

6.      Pal, M.Kumar, S.Varma, M.Gopalkrishna, P.Bhat, S. Assessment of pyrexia and associated sickness behavior in patients with chronic periodontitis. NeuroImmunoModulation, 2018, 25(3), pp. 138–145

7.      Pal, M.Gupta, K.Kumar, S.Pratibha, G.Use of a mandibular torus for autogenous grafting: A case report. General Dentistry, 2018, 66(5), pp. 73–76

8.      Vasthare, R.Kumar, S.Arron, L. Carbon monoxide breath analyzers and its role in tobacco cessation: A narrative review of literature. Journal of International Oral Health, 2018, 10(2), pp. 71–76.


9.      Vasthare R, Kumar S, Arron LY. Carbon monoxide breath analyzers and its role in tobacco cessation: A narrative review of literature. J Int Oral Health 2018;10:71-6

10.  Santhosh kumar, Betsy S Thomas, Kanishk Gupta, Mohan Alexander, Vasudeva guddattu. Iontophoresis and topical application of 8% arginine-calcium carbonate to treat dentinal hypersensitivity. Niger J Clin Pract 2018 Aug;21(8):1029-1033.

11.  Monika Pal, Santhosh Kumar, Muralidhar Verma, Pratibha G, Subraya Bhat. Assessment of Pyrexia and Associated Sickness Behavior in Patients with Chronic Periodontitis NeuroImmunoModulation 2018;65(5):1-8

12.  Monika pal, Kanishk Gupta, Santhosh Kumar, Pratibha G. Use of a mandibular torus for autogenous grafting: A case report. General dentistry 2018;66(5):73-76

13.  Santhosh Kumar, Pratibha G, Akshay Nigam. Nanotechnology – the future dental specialization. International journal of engineering and technology, 7(4.41)(2018)135-138.

14.  Ramprasad Vasthare, Muralidhar M. Kulkarni, Arron Lim Yan Ran, Santhosh Kumar, Muralidhar, Arvind Raj E. Usage of Fagerstrom test for nicotine dependence amongst dental outpatients visiting hospitals and health care centers in coastal Karnataka, South india – a cross sectional study. International journal of scientific research 2018;7(11):41-45.

15.  Siddharth Mehta, Kanishk Gupta, Santhosh, Sonal and Surendra Lodha. Multidisciplinary management of supra-erupted periodontally compromised Maxillary molar. Scientific Archives of Dental Sciences 1.1 2018;1(1):11-14.

16.  Kanishk G., Betsy T., Santhosh K., Tom P. T., Vani T. Awareness and competency assessment of Dental Postgraduates in managing medical emergencies. Advanced Science Letters, Volume 23, Number 3, March 2017, pp. 1763-1766(4)

17.  Santhosh K, Meena K anand. Comment: Does absence or malformations of oral frenulae indicate orofacial developmental fields with dermatome abnormalities. Dent Hypotheses 2017;8:117.

18.  Letter to editor – ANUG vs Scurvy. Santhosh Kumar, G. Subraya Bhat, Kanishk Gupta. Dent Update 2016; 43: 66–72.

19.  Plasma in dentistry – A novel technology beyond lasers. RJPBCS. Sep 2016. Page 1902.

20.  Remineralizing agents-An insight into the Current and Future trends. Kanishk G. Taneja V, Kumar S, Bhat S. Int J Oral Health Med Res 2016;3(1):168.

21.  A novel single stage procedure for increasing the width of attached gingiva and elimination of aberrant frenal attachment. Santhosh Kumar, Gautham suresh p, K. Meena anand. J Dent (Shiraz). 2015 Mar:16(1): 58-61.

22.  Letter to Editor: Gingival Depigmentation: Esthetic enhancement made simple and Efficient. Santhosh Kumar, Ulutas Med J. 2015; 1(2): 50-50

23.  Stimulating periosteum prior to grafting procedure Santhosh Kumar, Kunal Gupta, Ulutas Med J. 2015; 1(3): 90-93.

24.  Re: Aesthetic management of gum hyperpigmentation by a simple technique.                 Santhosh Kumar, G. Subraya Bhat. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015;8:187.

25.  Applications of implant planning software and surgical templates in computer-guided implant surgery. Janam Gill, Tan Loon Han, Santhosh Kumar, Adarsh Kudva, Kanishk Gupta Manipal Odontoscope 2015;7:36-45.

26.  Comparative Evaluation of Gingival Depigmentation using Tetrafluoroethane Cryosurgery and Gingival Abrasion Technique: Two Years Follow Up. Santhosh Kumar, G. Subraya Bhat, K. Mahalinga Bhat, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 02/2013; 7(2):389 - 394.

27.  Effectiveness of cryogen tetrafluoroethane on elimination of gingival epithelium and its clinical application in gingival depigmentation-Histological findings and case series. Journal of clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013 Dec, Vol-7(12): 3070-3072. 

28.  Cone beam computed tomography in dentistry – Part – 1 The Basics, Manipal Odontoscope 2013; 5: 30 - 43. Dr Kanishk Gupta, Dr Santhosh Kumar, Dr Meena Anand

29.  Wrong beliefs and misconceptions about dental treatment – Part 2. Dr. K. Mahalinga Bhat, Dr Santhosh Kumar, Arogyavani newspaper August 25, 2013, Page 5-6.

30.  Wrong beliefs and misconceptions about dental treatment – Part 1. Dr. K. Mahalinga Bhat, Dr Santhosh Kumar, Arogyavani newspaper August 18, 2013, Page 5-6.

31.  Development in techniques for gingival depigmentation - an update. Santhosh Kumar, G. Subraya BhatK. Mahalinga Bhat. Indian Journal of Dentistry, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 213-221, October 2012.            

32.  Comparative Evaluation of Gingival Depigmentation by Diode Laser and Cryosurgery Using Tetrafluoroethane: 18-Month Follow-Up.  Vishal SinghSubraya Bhat Giliyar, Santhosh Kumar, Mahalinga Bhat.   Clinical Advances in Periodontics vol 2, no 3, August 2012.

33.  Full mouth re-restoration of partially edentulous dentition: a periodontic, endodontic, orthodontic and prosthodontic interrelationship-2year follow-up. Santhosh Kumar, G. Subraya Bhat, K. Mahalinga Bhat. Journal of interdisciplinary dentistry/ Sep-dec 2012/vol-2/ issue3. 211-214.

34.  Gutkha abuse in youth a social menace. Santhosh Kumar, Arogyavani newspaper 2010 April 10th.

    Arogyavani newspaper ‘Wrong beliefs and misconceptions about dental treatment


    "Gutkha abuse in youth a social menace." Arogyavani newspaper


    Santhosh Kumar, Arogyavani newspaper 2010 April 10th.

    Wrong beliefs and misconceptions about dental treatment