Department of Community Dental Health

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr BKG Thilakarathne

Lecturer



Official Address :

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


Email :

krish.dent@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94-081 2397321


Personal Website :






Lecturer in Community Dentistry

  • MD in Community Dentistry (Dental Public Health / Population Oral Health), PGIM (2019)
  • MSc in Community Dentistry (Dental Public Health / Population Oral Health), PGIM (2011)
  • BDS University of Peradeniya (2006)
  • Lecturer - Faculty of Dental Sciences 2016 - to date
  • Registrar in Community Dentistry-2015-2017
  • Regional Dental Surgeon (additional), Matale - 2012-2014
  • MSc training at PGIM - 2011-2012
  • Dental surgeon- Ministry of Health 2009-2010
  • Life member College of Community Dentistry in Sri Lanka
  • A member of the 4th National Oral Health Survey of Sri Lanka 2015-16
  • Life member of Sri Lanka Dental association
  • Life member of College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka
    Head of the Division of Community Dentistry- 2020 December to date
  • Dental public health
  • Articles - In Refereed journal
    • B.K.G. Thilakarathne and L. Ekanayake (2021 June) Cross- cultural adaptation and validation of Sinhalese version of the short-form of Child Perception Questionnaire 11-14 to determine oral health related quality of life of adolescents - Ceylon Journal of Science

    • B.K.G Thilakarathne, S.L Ekanayake (2021) Association between dental fluorosis and oral health related quality of life among 15- year old school children in Kurunegala district. 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka on 27th and 28th of March 2021

    • B.K.G Thilakarathne, S.L Ekanayake (2019) Prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis among 15-year-old school children in Kurunegala district. 36th year Annual Scientific Sessions, College of Community Dentistry, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    • Krishna Thilakarathne and Lilani Ekanayake (2013). Impact of Perceived Oral Health Problems on Daily Performance in 15- year old students attending Government Schools in Kandy Zonal Education area. Sri Lanka Dental Journal (43), 15-22.

    • Thilakarathne,B.K.G., Ekanayake, L.(2013) Perceived Oral Health Problems and their Impacts on Daily Performance in 15-year school children in Kandy Zonal Education area. FDI/CDA/SLDA Joint International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka