Department of Community Dental Health

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Prof VSN Vithanaarachchi

Professor in Orthodontics
Head/Dept.of Comm. Dental Health

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

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+94-081 2397341

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Professor in Orthodontics, Department of Community Dental Health.

  • B.D.S- University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • M.S. – University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Senior Lecturer
  • Member of Sri Lanka Medical Council.
  • Member of Sri Lanka Orthodontic Society.
  • Head division of orthodontics – Faculty of dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya – From 17th February 2010 to Feb 2016
  • Senior Student counselor – Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya -2016
  • Visiting Appointments
    Visiting lecturer at the Post Graduate Institute of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Assessment of factors related to the compliance of orthodontic patients.
  • Assessment of Cephalometric norms for the Sri Lankan population.
  • Prevalence of Anterior cross bite of Orthodontic patients.
  • Member of the board of study- Dental surgery , Postgraduate institute of Medicine, Colombo in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 , 2015 and 2016
  • Member of the board of specialty in Orthodontics , Postgraduate institute of Medicine, Colombo in 2012, 2013, 2014 ,2015 and 2016
  • Member of the panel of Evaluators of research proposals of MD trainees, Postgraduate institute of Medicine, Colombo
  • International Publications
    • Ariyawrdana,A.,A.Kularajasingham,N.Vithanaarachchi,M.Sitheeque,A.Ranasinghe(2003).”Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia- Retrospective Analysis of 61 Patients from Sri Lanka.” Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg 15:171-175.
    • Ariyawardana,A.,T.Nawagamuwa,A.W.Ranasinghe,M.Sitheeque,N.Vithanaarachchi (2005).”Conservative Management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis” Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg 17(1):26-30.
    • Ariyawardana,A.,N.Vithanaarachchi(2005).“Awareness of Oral Cancer and Precancer Among Patients Attending a Hospital in Sri Lanka” Asian Pacific J Cancer Prev,6:58-61.
    • Ariyawardana,A.,W.M.Tilakaratne,M.Dissanayake,N.Vithanaarachchi,L.K.Basnayake, M.A.M.Sitheeque, A.W.Ranasinghe (2005). “Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris in children and adolescents: a review of the literature and a case report” International J Paediatric Dentistry,15:287-293.
    Local Publications
    • S.P.A.G. Ariyawardana,V.S.N.Vithanaarachchi,A.Kularajasingham,” Effectiveness of co2 laser in the management of dysplastic precancerous lesions in the oral mucosa. An ongoing study.” Annual Research Sessions- 2002.
    • A.Ariyawardana, T.Nawagamuwa, A.W.Ranasinghe, M.A.M.Sitheeque,N.Vithanaarachchi, “Clinical outcome of habit control and submucosal injection of long acting steroid in the management of oral submucous fibrosis- a follow up study.” Annual Research Sessions-2004.
    • A.Ariyawardana,N.Vithanaarachchi,G.Panagoda,W.M.Tilakaratne,H.N.Fernando,L.P.Samaranayake,”Oral candidal carriage in oral submucous fibrosis – a case control study.”Annual Research session -2004.
    • A.Ariyawardana, P.S.Rajapakse, N.Vithanaarachchi, M.R.D.M.Senanayake,(2006) “Preliminary investigation revealed no evidence of hepatitis C virus infection in Sri Lankan oral lichen planus patients “Sri Lanka Dental J :36(02) 146-151.
    • C.J.Seneviratne,M.A.M.Sitheeque,A.Ariyawardana,N.Vithanaarachchi,R.D.Jayasinghe,”Management of oral mucoceles: a comparative study of surgical excision vs cryotherapy”. Sri Lanka Dental J 2007:37(2) 89-92.
    • Interdisciplinary Management of bilateral congenitally missing maxillary canines: A Review and case report. E.M.S.A Edirisooriya ,K.A.Wettasinghe, V.S.N.Vithanaarachchi, P.A.Gamage, S.P.U.Gamage ; Sri Lanka Den. J2013:43:88-97
    • Hemi section and Orthodontic Management of a fused tooth - A review and case report Dr. V.S.N.Vithanaarachchi, Dr. E.M.U.C.K. Herath, Prof. S.P.N.P.Nagarathne .Sri Lanka Den. J2014.
    Other Publications;
  • Interactive E – learning material (CD) on Construction of Study Models – ISBN 978-955-589-204-9
  • Interactive E – learning material (CD) on Construction of an Adams Clasp – ISBN 978-955-589-205-6