Faculty of Dental Sciences
University of Peradeniya
Dental Anthropological study (metric and non metric dental variations) on a Aboriginal Vedda population (Anuradhapura and Coastal Vedda) living in North Central and East part of Sri Lanka.
To investigate the metric dimensions and non metric dental variations of two Aboriginal Vedda populations living in North central and East part of Sri lanka and to determine the affinities of these metric and non-metric dental variations of Vedda people with those of other world contemporary, historic and pre historic populations.
Supervisors - Prof. C. D. Nanayakkara, Dr. H. R. D. Peiris, Dr. A.K.S. Arambawatta
Postgraduate student - Dr. J.A.A. Jayaweera (Reading for a Mphil)
Metric and non-metric dental and skeletal variations of a contemporary Sri Lankan population.
To investigate the matric and frequencies of non-metric human skeletal and dental variations of a contemporary Sri Lankan population.
Principal investigator - Dr. H. R. D. Peiris
Co-investigators - Prof. C. D. Nanayakkara, Dr. A. K. S. Arambawatta, Dr. B. M. H. K. Bannehaka, Prof. J. A. C. K. Jayawardena
Evaluation of course and morphology of inferior alveolar canal in a Sri Lankan population using CBCT.
To assess the course of the inferior alveolar canal and its variations in a Sri Lankan population
Supervisors - Dr. H. R. D. Peiris, Prof. R. D. Jayasinghe, Dr. B.M.H.S.K.Bannehaka
Postgraduate student - Dr. R. A. Angammana (Reading for a Mphil)
Gender and ethnic group differences in oral health in Sri Lanka
To determine the inter-ethnic differences in caries rates by age-group and gender, and differences in caries rates between children and adolescents in each ethnic group.
Principal Investigators - Dr. H. R. D. Peiris , Prof. John Luckacs (Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA)
Co-investigators - Dr. A. K. S. Arambawatta, Dr. B. G. T. L. Nandasena
3600-Year Old Human Remains from the Mini-athiliya Shell Midden, Sri Lanka
To document and describe the commingled human skeletal and dental remains recovered from this site.
Principal Investigators - Dr. H. R. D. Peiris , Associated Professor, Samanti Kulatilaka (Department of Sociology and anthropology, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada)
Metric and non-metric characteristics in the dentition of children/adolescent with Down syndrome.
To determine the metric and non metric dental variations of Down's syndrome people in Sri Lanka
Principal Investigators - Dr. H. R. D. Peiris, Dr. A. K. S. Arambawatta