Dr Prashanti Eachempati

Dr Prashanti Eachempati

Clinical Lecturer

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



Dr. Prashanti Eachempati completed her graduation and post-graduation in India and has 17 years’ experience in academia, teaching Prosthodontics to undergraduate and post graduate students. She is currently the Clinical Lecturer at Peninsula Dental School, University of Plymouth and is the year 3 course lead. She is also the co-lead for the Professionalism module.

She served as a Deputy Dean, Professor and Head of Prosthodontics and the Research coordinator at Faculty of Dentistry, Manipal University College Malaysia till July 2023.

Dr. Prashanti has more than 30 national and international awards for best paper and poster presentations, a patent in Prosthodontics and various research grants to her credit. She is the recipient of the best teacher award from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, GC Das Memorial National Award for best research in Prosthodontics and the prestigious Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education Award (RHIME Award) for her innovation in dental education.

She has more than 80 publications to her credit and is adept at conducting Cochrane systematic reviews. She has been associated with the Cochrane Oral health group for the past 11 years, with 10 published systematic reviews and a few ongoing reviews. She is a trainer for Cochrane Malaysia and the co-convenor of the Cochrane Priority setting methods group. Dr. Prashanti has vast experience in conducting workshops pertaining to Cochrane and in training medical and dental teachers in health professions education.


Current academic positions:

1.   Clinical Lecturer

       Year 3 Course lead

       Peninsula Dental School

       University of Plymouth

2.   Adjunct Professor in Prosthodontics,

       Manipal University College Malaysia

       Melaka, Malaysia

Previous appointments:

1.   Deputy Dean, Professor and Head of Prosthodontics, Coordinator of Research and Elective projects, Faculty of Dentistry, Manipal University College Malaysia, Melaka, Malaysia

2.   Adjunct Professor, Manipal University Jaipur -Teacher Empowerment Centre

3.   Assistant Professor - Associate Professor in Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, India

Qualifications & Fellowships:

·   MDS in Prosthodontics

·   Fellow of Academy of Medical Educators

·   FAIMER fellow GSMC Mumbai 2016

·   MSc in Health Professions Education with Research, University of Glasgow

·   Diplomate in International Academy of Oral Implantologists

·   Fellow of Academy of Dentistry Internationale

·   Fellow of International College of Continuing Dental Education

·   MPhil in University of Plymouth (Uncertainties in Oral health decisions)

·   PhD, University of Plymouth- ongoing

Research Awards: TOTAL RESEARCH AWARDS – 30

Coveted awards:

Best teacher award from Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2009

GC Das Memorial National Award for best research in Prosthodontics 2006

Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education Award (RHIME Award) 2017

Most Inspirational lecturer award, Manipal University College Malaysia 2023

Latest awards:

1.‘Translation and cross-cultural adaptation involving multi-ethnolinguistic population’ -Shortlisted as one of the top 6 contestants for Senior Colgate Research Award – At PER-IADR congress held at Marseille, France 14-17Th September 2022 Senior Colgate Research Award Committee, in conjunction with PERIADR congress 2022

2.Third place in ‘Exploring how people with different uncertainty tolerance levels interpret and respond to uncertainty in oral health decisions-A participatory research method 2022. Three-minute PhD thesis presentation 2022, University of Plymouth, UK

3. Best research poster award-Development of an integrated multi-level conceptual model for uncertainties in healthcare- A systematic review and evidence synthesis 2021 Post graduate research -show case 2021, University of Plymouth, UK


1. Designed a soft palatal gauge for measurement of soft palatal angulation- Patent no: 426997 Patent granted by Indian patent office, Government of India

Professional membership

1.  Member of International Association of Dental Research- (IADR, BSODR)

2.  Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

3.   Association for the study of medical education (ASME)

4.  Association of Medical Educators (AoME)Member, Indian Prosthodontic society

5.  Member, International congress of oral Implantologists

6.  Member of Association of Medical Education in Europe 2017

7.  Member, International College of Continuing Dental Education

8.  Member of Faculty of General Dental Practitioners

9.  Member of Academy of Dentistry Internationale

10.  Member of Karnataka Prosthodontic Society

11.  Member, Indian dental association, Dakshina Kannada branch

Roles on external bodies

1.  Reviewer in Clinical Case reports from March 2020

2.  Reviewer in Contemporary Clinical Dentistry from December 2019

3.  Reviewer for Journal of interdisciplinary dentistry from June 2011

4.  Reviewer for International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative dentistry from October 2011

5.  Reviewer for Journal Orbit from January 2015

6.  Board member of International Journal of Dental Science, 2015

7.  Reviewer in MedEd publications, an open access peer reviewed journal.



Teaching interests


Fixed and removable Prosthodontics

Implant Prosthetics

Evidence based dentistry:  

Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis 

Health Professions education: 


Teaching learning strategies 

Staff serving as external examiners

1.  Internal Examiner: Undergraduate examiner, Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia, Manipal University

2.  Internal Examiner: Undergraduate examiner, Manipal College of dental sciences, Mangalore, Manipal University

3.  External Examiner: Undergraduate examiner KLE dental College, Bangalore, RGUHS

4.  External Examiner: Undergraduate examiner, BP Koirala institute of health sciences, Dharan, Nepal

5.  External Examiner: Post graduate examiner at Vishnu dental College and Hospital, Bheemavaram, NTR University of Health sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India

6.  External Examiner: Dental technologist course. AIMST University, Malaysia

7.  External Examiner: BDS Prosthetic dentistry. MAHSA University



Research interests

Randomised controlled trials (Factorial, cross over, split mouth)

Systematic reviews and meta analysis 

Mixed- methods research 

Participatory research method

Other research

PhD project evaluated: 

Study on the properties of Poly methyl methacrylate denture base resins, Yenepoya University, Report submitted in 2015

Student elective projects supervised: 

  • Effectiveness of Oral Health Educational Intervention on Oral Hygiene Status and Practice of Special Health Care Needs Individuals in Selected Centres in Melaka- A Factorial Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Impact of Oral Health education on care takers knowledge, attitude and practices in elderly homes. A cluster randomized control trial.

  • Facebook intervention for smoking cessation- A randomized controlled trial

  • Effect of different palatal plate designs on taste perception- A randomized controlled trial

  • Comparison of Graphoanalysis, House and Blum’s classification in assessment of denture patients mental attitude and expectations

  • Comparison of pre-implant site assessment using CBCT, OPG and ridge mapping.

  • Radiographic evaluation of anterior loop in OPG and CBCT

Grants & contracts

1. Research grant of Rs. 5000 as Research incentive award, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, India. 

2. Travel grant of 750 USD for paper acceptance in Cochrane colloquium at Hyderabad 2014

3. Research grant of 2130 RM for Cochrane research from Melaka Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia

4. Travel grant of 500 USD for paper acceptance in Korean congress of Radiology, 8th to 12th October 2013

5. Research grant (Policy engagement fund) of GBP 5000 for PhD project, University of Plymouth 2022.

6. 100 pounds prize money for best research poster at PGR showcase, University of Plymouth, UK , 2021

7. 50 Pounds prize money for third place in three-minute thesis presentation, University of Plymouth, UK, 2022

8. LMIC research grant for Cochrane Colloquium, to be held at London, 4-6th September 2023




Total 82 publications in Prosthodontics, Medical Education and Cochrane Systematic reviews: 

Latest Publications:

1. Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, et al. Preprocedural mouth rinses for preventing transmission of infectious diseases through aerosols in dental healthcare providers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022;8(8):CD013826. Published 2022 Aug 22. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013826.pub2 , Impact factor: 7.324

2. Arora A, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Khattri S, Ismail NM, Eachempati P. School dental screening programmes for oral health. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022;7(7):CD012595. Published 2022 Jul 27. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012595.pub4, Citations: 39, Altmetric Attention Score: 58, Impact factor: 7.324

  • Citated in two guidelines: 
  • The UK NSC recommendation on Dental Disease Consultation Document June 2019, Public Health England, UK National Screening Committee, Publication date: December 2019, Link: https://legacyscreening.phe.org.uk/dental
  • WHO guideline on school health services, World Health Organization, Publication date: 2021, Link: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240029392 , Impact factor: 7.324

3. Eachempati P, Büchter RB, Ks KK, Hanks S, Martin J, Nasser M. Developing an integrated multilevel model of uncertainty in health care: a qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis. BMJ Glob Health. 2022;7(5):e008113. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008113Altmetric Attention Score: 2, Citation:1, Impact factor: 6.14

4. Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G, Verbeek JH. Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020;10(10):CD013686. Published 2020 Oct 12. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD013686.pub2,Citations: 72

Cited in the Scottish guidelines:

Mitigation of Aerosol Generating Procedures in Dentistry – A Rapid Review

Scottish Dental clinical effectiveness program

Publication date: September 2020





Reports & invited lectures

1.  Guest speaker at Malaysian Implant Symposium ‘Occlusion in Implant Prosthodontics’ 30th October 2022

2.  Key note speaker for David Sackett Oration- First Cochrane India Affiliate – Bhubaneshwar 29th July 2022

3.  Guest speaker at IMECON 2021- Organised by SDUAHER, Kolar, India. “Covido-pedago-phobia” March 25th 2021

4.  Guest speaker at Mc Gann Implantology fellowship, Organised by Academy of dentistry, Malaysia, January 2021 “ Implant supported overdentures”.

5.  Guest speaker at Manipal Curriculum conclave, organised by MCODS Mangalore, October 2020 “ Best blend in blended learning- Basics to Beneficial practices”

6.  Guest speaker at MMMA meet held in Kuala Lumpur, “Prosthetically driven Implantology”, March 1st 2020

7.  Guest speaker at APDSA meet held in Melaka Manipal Medical College, “CBCT and its implications for a clinician”. October, 2019

8.  Resource Person: Prosthetic Implantology for MSc program. Affiliated to McGann Post Graduate School of Dentistry. Kuala Lumpur, 17th and 18th November 2018.

9.  Guest Lecture: Biomimetic posterior composite & ceramic restorations” Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia. 2nd October 2018

10. Guest Lecture: Aesthetic dentistry- “Laminates” Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia. 2nd April 2018

11. Guest Lecture on “Secondary Research :Searching the research for evidence” - Indian Prosthodontic conference – Mumbai- 1st 2nd 3rd December 2016

12. Guest Lecture on “CBCT – A third eye to the Prosthodontist” delivered at National Indian Prosthodontic society conference, on 3rd December 2015

13. Guest lecture on “Aesthetics via Prosthodontics- A case of Full mouth rehabilitation” delivered at the Manipal Global Alumni Meet, held in October 2014, Kuala Lumpur

14. Lecture on Failures in Implants at the First Online world dental conference, 13th to 15th August 2013

15. Articulators and Face bow transfer at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore on 15th February, 2013

Workshops conducted:

1. Guest speaker in a webinar on ‘How to become an author for Cochrane systematic reviews’ and ‘challenges in Cochrane reviews’ conducted by ‘Clinical Research Unit, UPM Teaching Hospital (HPUPM)’ Kuala Lumpur, on August 12th, 2022

2. Panellist for online workshop on ‘Using Cochrane evidence in Oral Health’ – conducted by Wiley library and Cochrane Malaysia on August 10th, 2022

3. Pedagogic and personal effectiveness workshops at: Gitam dental College, Vizag, February 6-8 2020

4. Pedagogic and personal effectiveness workshop at Biratnagar medical college, Nepal, November 24-26, 2019

5. Pedagogic and personal effectiveness workshop at Kathmandu dental college November 28-30, 2019.

6. Pedagogic and personal effectiveness workshops at Kalinga institute of dental sciences, Bhubaneshwar, September 23-25, 2019

7. Pedagogic and personal effectiveness workshops at Pacific dental college, Udaipur, 5-7 August 2019

8. Pedagogic and personal effectiveness workshops at: Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, July 29-2nd August 2019

9. Item Analysis. MIT, MAHE, Manipal. 22nd Dec 2018

10. Pedagogic and Personal effectiveness, MAHE, Manipal. 17th – 21st Dec 2018

11. Principles of student Assessment, IIS Institute, Jaipur. 14th to 15th Dec 2018

12. Pedagogic and Personal effectiveness, Manipal Jaipur University, Jaipur. 10th – 13th Dec 2018

13. Pedagogic and Personal effectiveness, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal. 20th to 22nd September 2018

14. Pedagogic and Personal effectiveness, School of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal. 16th to 19th September 2018

15. Pedagogic and Personal effectiveness, IAS Institute, Jaipur. 22nd to 24th August 2018

16. Implementing Instructional Initiatives Imaginatively, Manipal Jaipur University, Manipal Jaipur University, Jaipur. 18th August 2018

17. Pedagogic and Personal effectiveness, Manipal Jaipur University, Jaipur. 19th to 21th April 2018

18. Implementing Instructional Initiatives Imaginatively, Manipal Jaipur University, Jaipur. 17th April 2018

19. Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn- A comprehensive dental education workshop. SEGi University, Kula Lumpur, 13th Jan 2018

20. Pedagogic and Personal effectiveness, Manipal University, Manipal. 13th to 16th December 2017

21. Pedagogic & Personal Effectiveness Workshop. Faculty Empowerment Workshop for Teachers. Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia. 13th to 15th September 2017

22. Pedagogic and Personal development workshop. Medical Education workshop. To be conducted at GEMS Institute, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. 17th,18th and 19th August 2017

23. Workshop on OSCE/OSPE: A dental education workshop. Conducted in MGM Dental College, Mumbai, India. April 2017

24. Implant with Precision, CBCT Image Interpretation & Stimulated Implant Placement. Mumbai 2016.

Conferences organised

Organising Chairperson of 1st to 10th Student Scientific Conference 2013-2023 at Manipal University College Malaysia 

Organising Chairperson of 10th National Dental Student Scientific Conference 2018 

Organising Chairperson of Curriculum revision external stakeholders meet 2021 at Manipal University College Malaysia