Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr. P.V.K.S. Hettiarachchi

Lecturer in Oral Medicine and Radiology



Official Address :

Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

kalanih@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-081-2397458


Personal Website :






Lecturer in Oral Medicine and Radiology

    BDS (Honours) - University of Peradeniya
    MD in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – University of Colombo
    Lecturer in Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology – 2013 to up to date
    Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Oral Medicine and Periodontology from 2009-2011
  • Miss Lucy De Abrew Gold medal 2005
  • Professor M.A.B Brito Muthunayagam Gold medal 2009
  • SLDA Gold medal 2010
  • Silver medal for the Pathology case report on “Granular Cell Tumour” presented at 15th Oral Pathology “Open Day”
  • Dr. RanjanAbeysinghe Prize for Dental Surgery 2009

    Head, Divisions of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences
    Psychological effects of orofacial pain Dental radiology
    Member, Board of Management of the Centre for Research in Oral Cancer (CROC)
    Member, Library and e- learning Committee
    Member, subcommittee for MSc in General Dental Practice
    Resource person in per-conference workshop on “Advances in Dental Radiology”, Organized by the Srilanka Dental Association, Srilanka, June 2014
    Resource person in the workshop on “Cone Beam CT- Do it yourself” Organized by College of dentistry and Stomatology of SriLanka, November 2014
    Resource person in the workshop on “How to plan your foreign training” organized by the College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Srilanka, September 2016
  • Hettiarachchi PVKS, Olive RJ, Monsour P. Morphology of palatally impacted canines: A case controlled Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography study. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. (In press)

  • Hettiarachchi PVKS, Hettiarachchi RM, Jayasinghe RD, Sitheeque MAM. Comparison of topical tacrolimus and clobetasol in themanagement of symptomatic oral lichen planus: A double-blinded,randomized clinical trial in Sri Lanka. Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry. (In press)

  • Hettiarachchi PVKS, Weerasinghe JU, Attygalla AM. Extensive Oral MalignantMelanoma of Mandible: A case report. Sri Lanka Den J.2012;42(3):62-8.

  • Hettiarachchi PVKS, Jayasinghe RD, Sitheeque MAMS. Comparision of Tacrolimus 0.1% and Clobetasol 0.05% in the management of symptomatic oral lichen planus: A randomized double-blinded trial in a tertiary care centre (abstract). In: Proceedings of iPURSE (Peradeniya University International Research Sessions) 2015 volume 19; 2015 Nov 5-6; University of Peradeniya, Srilanka. Abstract no 208.

  • Use of bilateral Nasolabial flaps in Oral Submucous fibrosis with Severe Trismus. Hettiarachchi PVKS, Attygalla AM. First International congress on Oral Cancer, Smokeless tobacco and Arecanut August. 2014 Kandy, Sri Lanka.

  • Rare case of Kikuchi – Fujimoto Disease. Hettiarachchi PVKS, Somawardena K, Navaratne G.10th Annual Scientific Sessions. Sri Lanka Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.June 2013 (Won the third place)

  • Assessment of Shoulder complaints/ functions following Neck Dissections. Hettiarachchi PVKS, Attygalla AM. Proceedings of Annual Scientific Sessions of SLDA,(Kandy Branch). 2013; 48-9.

  • Oral Mucosal melanoma challenges in surgical care. Mohomad YS, Mallawarachchi R, Hettiarachchi K, Basri CSM, Attygalla AM,Weerasinghe JU. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Scientific Sessions Sri Lanka Associationof Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 2011;16-7.