Dr Vidya Saraswathi M

Professor and Associate Dean

Department Of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics


    Vidya Saraswathi M teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


    · Is an able administrator managing the routine activities  of the department and also emphasizing on further growth and development of the department

    · Is actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, dedicating special time for evaluating, encouraging and promoting learners and believes in holistic education.

    · Is a recognized expert in the field of lasers apart from her speciality and is a faculty at Lasers in Dentistry, an advanced certificate program by Manipal University.

    · Over the years has served as an internal examiner and also as an external examiner at prestigious institutions, for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    · Is a member & Convener for the Board of Studies - Final BDS Part II, Manipal University.

    · Chairperson for Purchase committee of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal.

    · Has presented papers at national and international conferences, and has delivered guest lectures at various platforms

    · Has publications in reputed, indexed national and international journals


Subject Semester / Year
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics Postgraduate & Undergraduate Students


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certification in Oral Implantology Implantology MCODS, Manipal 2007
MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 1999
BDS Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 1995


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Manipal Professor 2009
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Manipal Associate Professor 2005-2009
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Manipal Reader 2005
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Manipal Assistant Professor 2000
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MCODS Mangalore Tutor 1995 - 1996

Guides diverse research activities conducted in the college as well as lends her support and expertise in collaborative research with other institutions.

Scopus ID - 55351236900


Area of Interest

Endodontic Microbiology, Lasers in Endodontics

Area of Expertise

Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Lasers in Endodontics

Area of Research

LASER in Endodontics

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life Member of

-       Indian Dental Association

-        Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

-        Indian Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Guest lectures

-       Excel with LASERS; live Demonstration with LASERS- Bleaching/Depigmentation at 43rd KSDC conference, held at B.C.Road, D.K on 18-20 DEC 2015

-       Tooth resorptions- etiology and management on 27th December 2011 at Coorg Raj holiday resort, Kushal Nagar, Coorg hosted by IDA

-       Take care to provide care on 22-24th November 2013 at Madikeri, 41st KSDC 2013

-       Acute pain Management for Future Dental professional by IDA-Colgate.

External Examinership

-       PG examination in May 2013 at AIIMS, New Delhi.

-       PG examination in May 2014 at SDM, Dharwad

Contributes to Dental Health awareness by writing articles in newspapers and magazines and also participating in live TV programs related to dental health.

Conventional versus rapid treatment modalities for wide canals

Kundabala M Shashi Rashmi Acharya

Endodontology, Vol. 17(1), 2005, pp 15-17.

Influence of post space preparation on the marginal integrity of a glass ionomer cement root end restoration- An in-vitro study

Arindam Dutta Shashi Rashmi Acharya

Journal of Conservative Dentistry, Vol. 8(3), 2005, 4-13.

Sealing ability of four materials in the orifice of root canal systems obturated with gutta percha

Abhishek Parolia Kundabala Shashi Rashmi Acharya Vasudev Ballal

Journal of Endodontology, Vol. 20(2), 2008:65-70.

Diagnostic ability of computed tomography using dentascan in endodontics- Case reports

Jaya Siotia Sunil Gupta Shashi Rashmi Acharya

International Journal of Computerized Dentistry, Vol. 14(4) 2011:321-334.

Multiple idiopathic cervical resorption- A diagnostic dilemma, quintessence international

Ankit Arora Shashi Rashmi Padmaja Sharma

Quintessence International 2012;43:187-140.

Comparative evaluation of different chelators in removal of calcium hydroxide preparations from root canals

Nidambur Vasudev Ballal SR Kumar HK Laxmikanth

Australian Dental Journal 2012;57:344-348.

Evaluation of influence of flow able liner and two different adhesive systems on the micro leakage of packable composite resin

George Jacob Nidambur Vasudev Ballal

Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Vol. 2(2), 2012, pp 98-103.

Effect of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on colour stability and surface roughness of resin composites: an in-vitro study

Kshitij Bansal Shashi Rashmi Acharya

Journal of Conservative Dentistry, Vol. 15(3), 2012, pp 283-288.

Unique case of a geminated supernumerary tooth with trifid crown

Amber Ather Hunaiza Ather Sanket Milan Sheth

Imaging Science in Dentistry 2012; 42 : 197-200.

A comparative evaluation of dentinal hypersensitivity and micro-leakage associated with composite restorations in cavities preconditioned with air abrasion- An ex vivo study

Ankit Arora Shashi Rashmi Padmaja Sharma

Contemporary Clinical Dentistry;3(4):306-313.

Comparison of Antimicrobial efficacy of Triphala, Withania somnifera and Sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis biofilm - An in-vitro study.

Dr Shirur Krishnaraj Somayaji Dr Nidambur Vasudev Ballal Dr Shobha K L Mohandas Rao K G

International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014; 6 : 808-811

Evaluation of Influence of Flowable Liner and Two Different Adhesive Systems on the Microleakage of Packable Composite Resin.

George Jacob Nidambur Vasudev Ballal

Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Vol. 2(2), 2012, pp 98-103

Ultramorphological changes of root canal dentin induced by 940mm diode laser : An in vitro study

Muliya Vidya Saraswathi Nidambur Vasudev Ballal Indhya Padinjaral Subraya Bhat

Saudi Endodontic Journal 2012 ;2(3):131-135

Comparative Evaluation of Different Chelators in Removal of Calcium Hydroxide Preparations from Root Canals

Nidambur Vasudev Ballal SR Kumar HK Laxmikanth Muliya Vidya Saraswathi

Australian Dental Journal 2012;57:344-348

Rubber Dam in endodontics – An overview of Recent Advances

Nidambur Vasudev Ballal Deepika Khandelwal Muliya Vidya Saraswathi.

International Journal of Clinical Dentistry, Vol (6), No.4, 2013,pp319 - 330

Effect of Maleic Acid and Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid on Shear Bond Strength of RealSeal SE sealer to Root Canal Dentin

K Ginjupalli N.V. Ballal A Tweeny J.C. Baumgartner V. Saraswathi

European Journal of Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry2013;21:52-156

Silver Point Retreatment : Two Different Approaches – A Case Series

2016-18-11 Archit Kedia Vidya Saraswathi Tina P Purayil Sree theja Upadhyay Reaba R Thomas

Indian Journal of Applied Research 2016;6(6):521-522

    Management of traumatic injuries

    Taranga, Udayavani.

    Dental Caries,Root Canal Treatment

    Participated in the TV live programs addressing