Department of Community Dental Health

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr DRDL Ratnayake

Lecturer



Official Address :

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


Email :

dilinirat727@dental.pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-081 2397471


Research gate:

https://www.researchgate.net


Google Scholar :

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Lecturer in Community Dentistry

  • MSc in Community Dentistry, University of Colombo (2014)
  • BDS University of Peradeniya (2011)
  • Lecturer (probationary), Division of Community Dentistry, Department of Community Dental Health
  • Preventive unit, Provincial Director of Health Services offices Central province from May 2020-February 2022
  • Postgraduate trainee in MD community dentistry April 2017 to May 2020
  • Additional regional dental surgeon, Kandy district (Field public health management training) September 2017 to June 2018
  • Senior house officer in Oral Pathology February 2016 to April 2017
  • Senior house officer in Pedodontics September 2015 to February 2016
  • Postgraduate trainee in MSc in community Dentistry from January 2014 to January 2015
  • Dental Surgeon Grade II at Ministry of Health (Base Hospital Dehiattakandiya December 2012 to January 2014)
  • Temporary Lecturer in the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya from October 2011 to November 2012.
  • Co-authored the best free paper presentation at the Annual Scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Dental Association (Kandy branch)-2016
  • Co-authored the best free paper presentation at the Annual Scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Dental Association -2016
  • Co-authored the best poster presentation at the Annual Scientific sessions of Sri Lanka Dental Association -2016
  • Co-authored the Best Research Proposal in the category of Postgraduate trainees in dental sciences at the MORCC Oral Health Research Symposium 2018
  • Secretary to the Sri Lanka Dental Association – Kandy branch- 2019/2020
  • Editor to the Sri Lanka Dental Association – Kandy branch- 2021/2022
  • Council member of the College of Community Dentistry Sri Lanka – 2017/2018
  • Council member of the Sri Lanka Dental Association – Kandy branch- 2018/2019
  • Psychosocial determinants of oral health
  • Salutogenic perspectives of oral health promotion
  • Publications
      Published abstracts:
    • Ratnayake DRDL , Ekanayake SL (2022). Sense of coherence, its’ association with oral health and enhancing oral health through sense of coherence in the digital lifeworld among adolescents in Kandy district. Proceedings of 35th Annual Scientific Sessions of College of Dentistry & Stomatology
    • Ratnayake DRDL, Wickramathilake S, Ratnayake NC. (2019). ’Walking, working and enlightening my way through: My experience at field training in public health management. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Scientific Sessions of College of Dentistry and Stomatalogy of Sri Lanka., Kandy.2019

    • Journal articles;
    • Ratnayake D, Medawela S, Jayasinghe R, Jayathilake S, de Silva D, Sitheeque M. Awareness of risk of cross-infection and infection-control measures among patients attending University Dental Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. J Investig Clin Dent. 2017 Mar 31.
    • RMSHB Medawela, DRDL Ratnayake, WAMUL Abeyasinghe, RD Jayasinghe, KN Marambe. Effectiveness of “fill in the blanks” over multiple choice questions in assessing final year dental undergraduates. Educación Médica.
    • Medawela R M S H B , Ratnayake D R D L , Premathilake L K N , Jayasinghe R D (2021). Attitudes, Confidence in Practices and Perceived Barriers Towards the Promotion of Tobacco Cessation among Clinical Dental Undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Asian Pac J Cancer Care, 6 (2), 175-179.