Department of Prosthetic Dentistry

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr IP Thilakumara

Senior Lecturer in Prosthetic Dentistry



Official Address :

Department of Prosthetic Dentistry
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

ithilakumara@yahoo.com


Telephone :

+94-081-2397382


Personal Website :






Senior Lecturer in Prosthetic Dentistry

  • Board certified specialist in Restorative Dentistry – 2002, University of Colombo
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery – 1995, University of Peradeniya
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Peradeniya. 1996 –1998
  • Lecturer (probationary), Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Peradeniya. 1998 –2001
  • Senior Registrar, Faculty of Dental Sciences and dental teaching hospital, Peradeniya. 2001
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Peradeniya. November 2003 to Date
  • Training Programs and Scholarships
  • Clinical training as senior registrar in Restorative Dentistry at Department of Oral Rehabilitation, University of Otago, Newzeland, 2002.
  • Postgraduate Supervisor MD Restorative Dentistry PGIM, Colombo
  • Postgraduate supervisor Diploma in Hospital dental Practice, PGIM, Colombo
  • Postgraduate Supervisor Diploma in General Dental Practice. PGIM, Colombo
  • Director, Dental Auxillary Training School (DATS)
  • Head of the department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences. January 2012 to January 2015.
  • Denture Satisfaction in complete denture wearers
  • Awareness, Needs and Demands of patients requesting prosthesis in Sri Lanka
  • Maxillofacial Prosthesis
  • Denture marking
  • Dental Education
  • Director, Dental Auxillary Training School (DATS)
  • President, Association of Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, 2016 – 2018
  • Secretary, Association of Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, 2012 – 2014
  • Editor, Association of Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, 2008 – 2010
  • Council member, Association of Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, since 2008
  • Life Member of Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA)
  • President, SLDA Kandy Branch, 2012 – 2014
  • Editor, SLDA Kandy Branch, 2010
  • Council member, SLDA Kandy Branch, 2001 - 2008
  • Secretary, Peradeniya Dental Faculty Teachers Association (PDFTA)
  • Student counselor
  • Denture-induced stomatitis and associated factors in a group of patients attending a university dental hospital in Sri Lanka.I.P. Thilakumara, J.A.M S. Jayatilake , R.W. Pallegama , A.N. Ellepola, J. Investig. Clin. Dent. 2016.
  • Awareness, need and demand for replacement of missing teeth among partially dentate patients attending a university dental hospital E.J.C. Perera, R.M.Jayasinghe, J.A.V.P. Jaysinghe, I.P. Thilakumara, R.M.S.G.K. Rasnayaka, M.H.M.

  • Shiraz, R.R.I.K. Ranabahu and S. Kularathne, presented at IPURSE 2016. 3. Denture hygiene and self-reported denture hygiene practices among a group of denture wearers attending a university dental hospital: a pilot study, R.M.S.G.K.Rasnayaka, J.A.V.P. Jayasinghe, I.P. Thilakumara and R.M. Jayasinghe, S.Kularathne, presented at IPURSE 2016.

  • Fractures of acrylic dentures: and analysis of patterns and associated factors, I.P.Thilakumara, R.M.S.G.K. Rasnayaka, J.A.V.P. Jayasinghe and R.M Jayasinghe,presented at IPURSE 20165. An investigation of factors associated with patients’ use and satisfaction withcomplete dentures, I.P. Thilakumara, T. Anandamoorthy, J.A.V.P. Jayasinghe and R.Pallegama, presented at IPURSE 2015.

  • Effect of denture status on oral health related quality of life of institutionalized olderindividual in Sri Lanka. I.P. Thilakumra, R.M. Jayasinghe, S. Kularathna, R.D.Jaysinghe, M.L. Pathirathna, University research sessions 2013.

  • Jayasinghe JAVP (2007) Prosthodontic care for a patient with cleft or craniofacial conditions; 6th Asian Pacific Cleft Lip and Palate Congress. Goa, Inida. September 2007. Pg. 212

  • Factors associated with denture induced stomatitis: A comparative study, I.P.Thilakumara, P.R. Jayasooriya, J.A.M.S. Jayathilake, G.A.K.K. Abeypala, R.W.Pallegama University research sessions 2013.

  • Effect of tooth loss and denture status on oral health related quality of life of institutionalized older individuals in Sri Lanka. A preliminary study. I.P. THilakumara,R.M. Jayasinghe, S. Kularathna, R.D. Jayasinghe, M.L. Pathirathna, Presented at 8 th Biennial Congress of Asian Academy of Prosthodontists – 2012, Chennai, India.

  • Oral and hand carriage of candida in patients with denture induced stomatitis. Dr. I.P.Thilakumara, J.A.M.S. Jayathilake, Dr. G.A.K.K. Abeypala, Dr. R.W. Pallegama, Dr.U.S. Malawatta Presented at 4 th Annual Scientific Sessions, Association of Specialists in Restorative Dentistry Sri Lanka June 2012

  • Factors Associated with Denture induced stomatitis: A com9parative study. I.P.Thilakumara, P.R. Jayasooriya, J.A.M.S. Jayathilake, G.A.K.K. Abeypala, R.W.Pallegama, University Research Sessions, 2012.

  • Denture induced stomotitis and associated factors in a group of patients attending the Dental Hospital, Peradeniyam Sri Lanka. I.P. Thilakumra, P.R. Jayasooriya , J.A.M.S. Jayathilake, G.A.K.K. Abeypaala, R.L.P.R. Liyanage, R.W. Pallegama, presented at PURSE 2010.

  • Prevalence of signs of tempe ro mandibular disorders in denture wearers M.Jayasinghe, I.P. Thilakumara, J.A.V.P. Jayasinghe, presented at Annual Academic Sessions of Associaton of Specialists in Restorative Dentistry Sri Lanka 2010.