Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Research Activities

    1. Topic
    Pattern of mandibular third molar impaction and relationship to the Inferior Alveolar Canal: Retrospective Cone Beam Computed Tomography analysis in a group of Sri Lankan Patients

    Objective of this study was to analyze the pattern of Impacted Mandibular Third Molar and the relationship of inferior alveolar canal to the tooth in patients presented in year 2014 to division of Oral Medicine and Radiology for preoperative CBCT assessment

    Supervisors : WMPSK Wijekoon , R D Jayasinghe

    2. Topic
    An evaluation of clinical features of oral squamous cell carcinoma at diagnosis in Sri Lankan patients attending the Dental Hospital Peradeniya

    General Objective
    To evaluate the presenting clinical features of oral squamous cell carcinoma at diagnosis in a group of Sri Lankan patients

    Prof.R.D.Jayasinghe, Dr.A.M Attygalla, Dr.B.S.M.S Siriwardane, Dr.K.G.K.D. Kapugama, Dr.N.S.S.Jayasuriya

  • “Suwa nasana dumkola”- Dr. D.R.D.L. Ratnayake, Prof. R.D.Jayasinghe, Dr. R.M.S.H.B.Medawela ISBN: 978-955-42249-0-2
  • “An introduction to Oral Biopsies (E Learning material) - Prof. R.D.Jayasinghe, Dr. R.M.S.H.B.Medawela, Dr.S.R.Gunawardane ISBN: 978-955-589-203-2
  • “Intra oral Periapical Radiography” (E Learning material) - Prof. R.D.Jayasinghe, Ms. D.P.V.K.Senevirathne, Dr. R.M.S.H.B.Medawela ISBN:978-955-589-223-0
  • Comparison of different periodontal treatment modalities in aggressive and chronic periodontitis.
  • Periodontal disease presentation and treatment response in smokers and non-smokers.
  • Association between plasma lipid levels and periodontal disease.
  • Effectiveness of different designs of interdental toothbrushes in plaque control.
    Project 1
    Objective/Title : Species level identification and study of enzyme production by oral Candida isolated from denture induced stomatitis patients and healthy individuals.

    Principal Investigator: Dr JAMS Jayatilake

    Co-Investigators: Prof GJ Panagoda, Department of Oral Medicine & Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences

    Project 2

    Objective/Title : Oral and hand carriage of Candida during use of complete dentures

    Principal Investigator: Dr JAMS Jayatilake

    Co-Investigators: Dr. IP Thilakumara, Department of Prosthetics Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences

    Our research interests are to see theeffectsof pharmaceutical products on bone formation and resorption. We are mainly looking at how these substances affect the osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Our staff members collaborate with other foreign institutions in carrying out the research work. We are also involved in conducting research in complementary and alternative therapy for small children and looking and the effects of dietary habits on malnutrition in pre-school children.