Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Dr MP Paranagama

Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry



Official Address :

Department of Basic Sciences
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

madhaviparanagama@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94-81-2 397546


Personal Website :






Information on Research & Innovations


  • A Study on Assessing the Chance of Dental Caries Level using Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale in 5-yearold children in Kandy District, Sri Lanka Tharanga L Nandasena, Chandra K Herath, Madhavi P Paranagama, Kanthi Perera, Sampath C Ratnayake, Hideo Miyasaki 2017. Journal of Contemporary Dentistry, January-April 2017;7(1):17-21

    2017

  • A traditional polyherbal mouth freshener rich in natural antioxidants and antimicrobials. N.S. Piyarathne, M. P. Paranagama, S. Jayathilaka, D. Senanayaka, B. P. Galhena, S.Williams. 2017. International symposium on Traditional Medicine
  • In vitro antioxidant potential of different solvent extracts of a traditional polyherbal mouth freshener used in Sri Lanka. N. S. Piyarathne1 , M. P. Paranagama, B. G. T. L. Nandasena, S. Ariyasinghe, B. Gangadhara, N. Rajanayaka, A. Rathnakumara, N. A. Navarathna, P. A. Paranagama. 2017. International Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya
  • Antibacterial effect of a traditional polyherbal mouth freshener against Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromonas gingivalis. M. P. Paranagama, N. S. Piyarathne, M. R. D. M. Senanayake, S. H. K. Weerasekera, J. A. M. S. Jayatilake, P. S. Rajapakse 2017. International Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya

  • Investigations on the In Vitro Antioxidant Potential and Genotoxicity of a Traditional Polyherbal Mouth Freshener Used in Sri Lanka. M. P. Paranagama, N. S. Piyarathne, B. G. T. L. Nandasena, N. A. Navarathna, B. P. Galhena, H. S. Williams, K. Kita. Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research 2017.
  • 2018

  • A Sri Lankan Traditional Polyherbal Mouth Freshener induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in Human Oral Keratinocytes Immortalized with HPV16 (IHOK). A. P. D. T. Ranathunga, W. K. S. Isanthika, N. M. T. Anupama, R. P. V. J. Rajapakse, R. P. Illeperuma, M. P. Paranagama. 2018. International conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine.
  • In vitro antibacterial effects of a Sri Lankan Traditional polyherbal mouth wash against Streptococcus mutans. G. R. A. I. Rathnayaka, B. G. T. L. Nandasena, A. P. D. T. Ranathunga, J. A. M. S. Jayatilake, P. S. Rajapakse, M. P. Paranagama. 2018. International conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Traditional Medicine.
  • Antioxidant and cytotoxic effects of a traditional polyherbal mouthwash in human gingival fibroblasts. G. R .A. I. Rathnayaka, B. G. T. L. Nandasena, N. D. Gunawardhana, K. Kita and M. P. Paranagama. 2018. Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative research
  • Analysis of antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of a traditional herbal mixture used in Sri Lanka to protect oral health. A. P. D. T. Ranathunga1, B. M. H. S. K. Banneheka, K. Kita, M. P. Paranagama. 2018. Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative research


  • 2019

  • A Survey on the Nutritional Knowledge Regarding Some Essential Vitamins and Minerals among Pregnant Mothers in the Yatinuwara Medical Officer of Health Area. Priyangani, A. M. P. and Paranagama M. P. Porceedings of the Research Sessions of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya. June,2019

  • (Book Chapter) Differential effect of Atpenin A5 on ROS production from Wild-type Mitochondrial Complex II in Human cancer cells and normal cells. Paranagama, M. P and Kita, K. Mitochondrial Diseases. Intech Open. 2018 10.5772/intechopen.71638

  • (Book) Reactive oxygen species production from mitochondrial complex II with SQR and FRD activities. 2017. Lambert Academic Publishers ISBN13 9783330047662
  • Key note Speech at Conference of the Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research 2018. Analysis of antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of a Sri Lankan traditional herbal formula to protect oral health
  • University research grant 2018 - Effect of traditional anticariogenic herbal medicines in Sri Lanka on virulence gene expression of Streptococcus mutans (Collaborator)
  • University research grant 2017- In vitro analysis of oral health protective effects of traditional herbal tooth brushing powders used by Sri Lankans (Collaborator+ proposal ) 850 000.00
  • University research grant 2016- In vitro analysis of oral health protective effects of traditional mouth washes used by Sri Lankans (Collaborator+ proposal) 1 500 000.00
  • A Survey on the Nutritional Knowledge Regarding Some Essential Vitamins and Minerals among Pregnant Mothers in the Yatinuwara Medical Officer of Health Area. A. M. P. Priyangani AHS/13/NUR/035
  • Screening of a Traditional Sri Lankan Polyherbal Mouth Freshener for Anticandidal Effects AHS/13/MLS/005
  • Analysis of the anticancer effects of a Traditional Polyherbal Mouth Freshener used in Sri Lanka using quantitative real time PCR-W. K. Sandumini Isanthika. Horizon Campus, Malabe
  • Comparative analysis of the antioxidant potential of the traditional polyherbal mouth freshener with and without dessicated coconut - R. A. N. K. Ranasinghe, AHS/12/MLS/029 (completed)
  • Analysis of the phenolic content and antibacterial activity of a traditional herbal gel used to treat dental caries – G. R. A. I. Rathnayaka, AHS/12/MLS/033 –completed
  • A survey on nutrition knowledge of undergraduates within university of Peradeniya - W.D.R.N.Pushpakumara AHS/12/NUR/028– completed
  • Association between short term memory and academic performance among undergraduate students in selected faculties of the University of Peradeniya. W. V. Sandeepa AHS/12/NUR/035 – completed
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