Department of Community Dental Health

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Prof.S.P.N.P. Nagarathne

Professor in Orthodontics



Official Address :

Department of Community Dental Health,
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

spnpnagarathne@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94-081 2397342


Personal Website :






Professor Mrs. S.P.N.P. Nagarathne, Professor in Orthodontics, Department of Community Dental Health, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

  • MS (Orthodontics) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. October,1990.
  • BDS University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, September, 1980.
  • House Officer in Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and Grade II Dental Surgeon, Dental Institute, General Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka. - 1981.03.21- 1981.10.31
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Orthodontics and Paedodontics, Dental School, Faculty of Medical, Dental and Veterinary Sciences, Sri Lanka. 1981.11.1 - 1982.9.30
  • Probationary Assistant Lecturer in Orthodontics, Department of Community Dental Health, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1982.10.02 – 1988.8.10
  • Pre-MS training in Orthodontics, Dental Institute, Colombo, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, 1988.8.10 – 1990.10.15
  • Post MS training in Orthodontics, Dental Institute, Colombo, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. 1990.10.15 -1991.10.15
  • Lecturer in Orthodontics, Department of Community Dental Health Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 1991.10.22- 1992.6.6
  • Honorary Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics, Post MS Overseas Training in Orthodontics, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Cold Field and University of Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. 1992.6.7 -1993.6.7
  • Senior Lecturer Grade 11 and Board Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Department of Community Dental Health, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 1992.10.15-1997.10.15.
  • Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics- Grade 1, Department of Community Dental Health, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1997.10.15- 2005.5.11
  • Professor in Orthodontics, Department of Community Dental Health, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2005.5.12 to date.
    Awards
  • WHO Fellowship by World Health Organization for clinical training, Orthodontic Unit, Institute of Dental Health Singapore, three months - 1985
  • PGIM Scholarship Award for one year to complete Post MS Overseas Training in Orthodontics- 1991
  • Commendable Research Paper Peradeniya research Sessions, 2003.
  • Memberships
  • Member of Board of Study in Dental Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2000-May 2005
  • Visiting Consultant,Graduate Orthodontic Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia.- May 2005
  • Head, Department of community Dental Health, April 2004- to September 2007
  • Head, Division of orthodontics from January 1995 –September 2001, April 2004- September 2006
  • Honorary Consultant Orthodontist, Sri Lanka Police Hospital, Narahenpita, Sri Lanka. (S.S.P) 8.11.2002 till May 2006.
  • Senior student counselor 2000
  • Senior student counselor 1996
  • Quality Assurance in Orthodontics
  • Development of Low cost Orthodontic Techniques for Sri Lankan children with malocclusion.
  • Publications
    • Vithanaarachchi, V.S.N, Herath E.M.U.C.K. Nagarathna , S.P.N.P. (2014) Hemi section and Orthodontic Management of a fused tooth, A review and case report. Sri Lanka Dental Journal. 44.(1)
    • Jayasooriya. N.S.S. Nagarathne .S.P.N.P. (2006) Intra Examiner reliability of two methods of occlusal Classification. Sri Lanka Dental Journal .36(1)23-30
    • Nagarathne S.P.N.P.(2003) Evaluation of Applicability of Moyers Mixed Dentition Space Analysis for Sri Lankan Orthodontic Patients. Sri Lanka Dental Journal. 32(2)41-49.
    • Nagarathne S.P.N.P, Manoja K.G.D. (2002) Applicability of the Aesthetic Component of IOTN in Assessing Perceived Aesthetic Need among Sri Lankan Orthodontic Patients. Sri Lanka Dental Journal 31 (2)62-69.
    • Nagarathne S.P.N.P.(2002) Early Orthodontic intervention to prevent development of complete dilaceration of permanent Maxillary central incisor. Sri Lanka Dental Journal 31 (1) 33-36.
    Presentations
    • Ekanayake. E.M.S.K, Nagarathne S.P.N.P, Herath. E.M.U.C.K. Management of Dilaceration of teeth. Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka Dental Association And FDI global Education Programme 26th Jun 2016.
    • Nagarathne Nandani, Rathnathilake Kumari, Jayawardena Chantha. Tooth Size Discrepancy in a group of Sri Lankan Orthodontic Patients among different Malocclusion Groups. International Research Sessions of University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka. 23.014.
    • HerathE.M.U.C.K, J.A.C.K. Jayawardena, S.P.N.P. Nagarathne , –Characteristics of erupted supernumerary teeth and their effects on development of occlusion: A survey of 219 cases, Peradeniya University Research Sessions. 2009
    • Herath E.M.U.C.K., Nagarathne S.P.N.P, Supernumerary teeth present among children attended to the division of Paedodontics – Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Lanka. 5th Triennial meeting of the Commonwealth dental Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1st –3rd December 2006
    • Nagarathne. S.P.N.P Survey of Postgraduate Orthodontic Education in Asia Pacific Region 2005.