Department of
Basic Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr.B.G.T.L. Nandasena

Senior Lecturer in Dental Anatomy



Official Address :

Department of Basic Sciences
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

bgtln@yahoo.com


Telephone :

+94-081-2397223


Personal Website :






Senior Lecturer in Dental Anatomy

    Ph.D – Department of Oral Anatomy, Graduate School of Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan - in 2009
    MPhil – Department of Basic Sciences, faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka – in 2007
  • 2000.01.17- 2001.10.26 Temporary Lecturer in 1. Division of Dental Anatomy,Department of Basic Sciences, 2. Division of Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology
  • 2001.10.27- 2007.12.01 Lecturer Division of Dental Anatomy, Department of Basic Sciences
  • 2007.12.02- 2013.02.20 Senior Lecturer II Division of Dental Anatomy Department of Basic Sciences
  • 2013.02.20- to date Senior Lecturer I Division of Dental Anatomy Department of Basic Sciences
  • Certificate for the Commendable Presentation at PURSE- 2003 on contribution of Cholinesterase at various stages of odontogenesis of guinea pig teeth
  • Presidential Award 2009, for the publication made on “Regional distribution of interglobular dentine in human teeth” in 2009
  • Certificate for the Commendable Poster Presentation at FDI/CDA/SLDA Joint International Conference and 80th Anniversary Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Dental Association on contribution of "Effective use of fluoride tooth paste and introduction of SFMR in a group of 6 year old children in Kandy, Sri Lanka"
  • NRC Merit award for Scientific Publication- 2010
  • University research grants - 2016
  • Investigations on Cholinesterases in developing tissues
  • Investigations on the Tooth innervations in diseased and normal
  • Investigations on School Based Fluoride Mouth Rinse program (SFMR)
  • Investigations on Morphometry of the craniofacial complex of Sri Lankans
  • Investigation on Gender and ethnic differences in oral health and oral health impact on the quality of life of children in Sri Lanka
  • Investigations on in vitro analysis of oral health protective (antioxidant, anti oral bacterial and anti oral cancer) effects of traditional herbal palnts used by the ancient Sri Lankans.
  • Nandasena BGTL, Suzuki A, Aita M, Kawano Y, Nozawa-Inoue K, Maeda T. Immunolocalization of aquaporin-1 in the mechanoreceptive Ruffini endings in the periodontal ligament. Brain Res. 2007; 32-40
  • Iizuka N, Suzuki A, Nozawa-Inoue K, Kawano Y, Nandasena BG, Okiji T, Maeda T. Differential cell-specific location of Cav-1 and Ca(2+)-ATPase in terminal Schwann cells and mechanoreceptive Ruffini endings in the periodontal ligament of the rat incisor. J Anat. 2009; 214 (2):267-74.
  • Jayawardena C, Nandasena T, Abeywardena A, Nanayakkara D. Regional distribution of interglobular dentine in human teeth. Arch Oral Biol. 2009 Nov; 54(11):1016-21. Epub 2009 26.
  • Jayawardena, JACK., Nandasena, BGTL., Thilakaratne, WM., Nanayakkara, CD., Takano, Y.: Distribution pattern of cholinesterase enzymes in the human tooth germs. Arch Oral Biol. 2010; 561-69.
  • Herath E.M.U.C.K., Nandasena B.G.T.L.*, Perera K., Ratnayake S.C., Peiris H.R.D., Miyasaki H. Caries experience in 5 - 6 year old primary school children in Kandy, Central Province of Sri Lanka. Journal of Japan Society of Human Growth and Development; (2015) 13(1):52-54. (in Japanese)