Dr Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj
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Dr Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj

Clinical Lecturer in Dental Education

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

My academic roots trace back to Bapuji Dental College and Hospital in Davangere, India, where I earned both my Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and my Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) with a specialisation in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology. These formative years instilled in me a deep appreciation for the intricate world of oral health and set the stage for my subsequent academic endeavours.
 
My pursuit of excellence led me to a Fellowship from the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. This fellowship, obtained from a Regional FAIMER institute, broadened my perspectives on international medical education and research practices, laying the foundation for a global outlook in my career.
 
Eager to delve deeper into evidence-based healthcare, I embarked on a journey to University College London, where I earned a Master of Science (MSc) in Evidence-Based Healthcare. This academic pursuit equipped me with advanced skills in critically appraising and synthesizing research, aligning seamlessly with my commitment to advancing the methodology of evidence-based medicine.
 
My professional journey has been marked by diverse experiences as a faculty member in India, Libya, Nepal, and Malaysia. Each of these cultural landscapes has not only enriched my teaching style but has also fuelled my passion for collaborative research in the field of dentistry. I firmly believe in the power of global education in shaping well-rounded professionals and contributing to the international knowledge pool.
 
A significant chapter of my career unfolded during the year 2022 as a Senior Researcher at the MAGIC Evidence Ecosystem Foundation, Oslo, Norway. In this role, I am actively contributing to the two prestigious European Union funded research projects, delving into cutting-edge research initiatives. This experience has been instrumental in shaping my perspective on the intersection of academia and research at global level.
 
My commitment to advancing research and evidence-based practice is underscored by my substantial contributions with 11 Cochrane systematic reviews. Serving as the Clinical Editor in the Cochrane Collaboration and Co-convenor of the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group has allowed me to actively shape the trajectory of evidence-based dentistry on a global scale. Being a member of the Adaptation and Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) groups in the Guidelines International Network reflects my dedication to addressing healthcare disparities worldwide.
 
Notably, some of our Cochrane reviews have found a place in international clinical practice guidelines, including the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) and the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) recommendation on Dental Disease Consultation Document. These citations affirm the practical relevance and impact of my research in shaping healthcare policies and practices.
 
Beyond research, I have extended my knowledge through co-authoring chapters in books, guest lectures and webinars, sharing insights with the next generation of dental professionals. Currently serving as a Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London since the year 2021 and as an Adjunct Professor of Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology at Faculty of Dentistry, Manipal University College Malaysia, I am committed to fostering a culture of innovation and excellence in dental education.
 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (1997), Kuvempu University, India
Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology (2000), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India
Fellowship in Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (2017) from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana (Regional FAIMER Institute)
Master of Science in Evidence-based Healthcare (2017) from University College London, United Kingdom

Professional membership

Member, International Association for Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology
Life Member, Indian academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology
Member, American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology
Member, International Association of Oral Pathologists
Member, Asian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Member, Qualitative Research Association Malaysia
Member, Cochrane collaboration 
Member, Guidelines International Network (LMIC working group and Adaptation group) 

Roles on external bodies

External referee to evaluate research work for academic promotions and monographs:
• Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, India
• King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
• Government Dental College, Bangalore, India
Research consultant for the project “Modelling exercises on using satellites remote sensing data to predict pandemics/epidemics involving stakeholders” conducted by Evidence Aid. 
Clinical Editor – Oral Medicine; Cochrane Oral Health
Co-convenor, Cochrane Priority Setting Methods group
Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

In the speciality of Oral Medicine, my passion lies in teaching a comprehensive understanding of temporomandibular joint disorders, oral precancers, oral cancers, and vesiculobullous lesions. 
Transitioning to Oral Radiology, my enthusiasm extends to instructing on fundamental topics such as radiation physics, radiation biology, and the radiographic features of both benign and malignant tumors, along with applications of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in the field of dentistry. 
Beyond these clinical aspects, my distinctive interest is rooted in teaching research methodologies encompassing critical appraisal, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, and qualitative research. 
My doctoral research focuses on engaging individuals from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds to discern their research priorities in oral health. This experiential background provides me with a unique perspective, enriching my ability to impart knowledge on subjects like stakeholder engagement, diversity, inclusivity in research, and cultural considerations in the realm of oral health. 
I am excited to cultivate a dynamic learning environment where students can not only gain theoretical insights but also develop practical skills to excel in their future endeavors.

Staff serving as external examiners

BDS External Examiner:
Kurukshetra university, Haryana, India
Aligarh Muslim university, Uttar Pradesh, India
Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Karnataka, India
Manipal university, Karnataka, India
Christian medical college, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
AlJabal AlGharbi university, Ghariyan, Libya 
Dr.MGR University, Chennai, India
Universiti Sains Islamic Malaysia, Malaysia 
MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MDS External Examiner:
Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Karnataka, India
Kathmandu university, Nepal
Calicut university, Kerala, India
PhD External Examiner:
Role of Human Papilloma virus among subjects with oral potentially malignant disorders and oral squamous cell carcinoma, NITTE Deemed to be University, Mangalore, India (2022)
Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding ethics and law of health care among dental professionals in Karnataka, Yenepoya university, Mangalore, India (2021)
Proposal of a new comprehensive grading system for oral submucous fibrosis based on clinical, ultrasonographic and histopathological correlation. Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education & Research (Meenakshi University), Chennai, India (2014). 
Status of antioxidant and micronutrient levels in serum and saliva of oral potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer. Nitte University, Mangalore, India (2013). 
Question paper committee:
Aligarh Muslim university, Uttar Pradesh, India
COMED-K post graduate entrance exam, Karnataka, India
Manipal university post graduate entrance exam, India
Kathmandu university, Nepal 
The Tamilnadu MGR medical university, Chennai, India
Research

Research

Research interests

I am interested in conducting systematic reviews for effectiveness of interventions, diagnostic accuracy studies, mixed-methods studies, qualitative research and topics related to medical education. 
I am also interested in developing clinical practice guidelines and methods related to the development of guidelines. 
I am now in midst of submitting my PhD thesis which is “Development of an equity-based oral health research priority-setting model for selected ethnicities of Malaysia”. As a part of my PhD, I have developed a Multi-Ethno Linguistic Toolkit for Stakeholders involvement in research priority setting which has been named as MELTs toolkit. 
In addition, I am involved in the following research projects as a methodologist:
1.     Barriers and facilitators to stakeholder engagement in guideline development: a mixed-methods systematic review (A MuSE consortium project)
2.     Age estimation in children, adolescents and young adults of the Indian population - a systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021251114
3.     Efficacy of Electronic Apex Locators in determining working length when compared to different imaging techniques- A Systematic Review. PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021254714
4.     Diagnostic accuracy of salivary biomarkers for oral potentially malignant disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO 2021 CRD42021246401
5.     Interventions for treating oroantral communications and fistulae due to dental procedures. Cochrane review now under editorial review.
6.     Assessment of influence of genes responsible for susceptibility of development of oral squamous cell carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO 2023 CRD42023422519
7.     Herbal medicines to prevent dental caries – title registration under Cochrane collaboration.

Other research

As a part of my present job at MAGIC Evidence Ecosystem Foundation, I am involved in the following two projects which are funded by European Union:
Global Health European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership 3 (Global Health EDCTP3) project: Global Evidence - Local Adaptation (GELA): Grant to enhance evidence-informed guideline recommendations for new-born and young child health in three sub-Saharan African countries. The project will support decision makers in South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria, and will build on and add value to the large-scale programme of child-health guideline development led by the World Health Organization (WHO), with adaptation and implementation led by the WHO Afro regional office, country offices and national ministries (https://africa.cochrane.org/projects/global-evidence-local-adaptation-gela/meet-team).
EU-Horizon funding: Implementing a patient-centred and evidence-based intervention to reduce BEnzodiazepine and sedative-hypnotic use to improve patient SAFEty and quality of care. (BE-SAFE project) (https://besafe-horizon.eu/en/home). 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Masters student research:
Prevalence of chewing habits related oral lesion in relation in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka – a cross-sectional study:  Kathmandu University, Nepal – Manipal University, India MoU
Efficacy of topical betamethasone steroid patches in management of OSMF:  Kathmandu University, Nepal – Manipal University, India MoU | MDS 
Expression of CD1 by Langerhans cells in oral sub-mucous fibrosis and arecanut chewers – immune-histopathological study: Kathmandu University, Nepal – Manipal University, India MoU 
Estimation of tissue copper level in oral mucosa of oral sub-mucous fibrosis patients and areca nut chewers using atomic absorption spectrometry:  Kathmandu University, Nepal – Manipal University, India MoU 
Detection of micronuclei in buccal mucosa of areca nut and gutkha chewers of Dakshina Kannada district; co-supervisor, Kathmandu University, Nepal – Manipal University, India MoU 
Effects of topical application of areca nut, betel quid and betel quid with tobacco on buccal mucosa of Wistar variety of albino rats - a histopathological study: Kathmandu University, Nepal – Manipal University, India MoU  
Prevalence of candidal carriage rate in denture wearers & smokers – a microbiological study: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India  
Ultrasonographic evaluation of inflammatory swellings of buccal space – a clinical study: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India 
Prevalence of nutrient canals in hypertensive & diabetic patients in IOPA – a radiographic study: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India 

Grants & contracts

TDR - For research on diseases of poverty – UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank and WHO
LMIC stipend to attend 26th Cochrane Colloquium, Santiago, Chile
Developing country stipend by Cochrane Methods group, University of Manchester, UK
LMIC stipend to attend 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, Hyderabad, India
Travel grant to attend 69th Korean Congress of Radiology, Seoul, South Korea
Research grant by Manipal-Philips Oral Cancer detection by LASER-induced fluoroscopy project
Travel grant to attend World Congress on Oral Cancer, Geneva, Switzerland 
Research grant from CAMPCO Pvt Ltd., Mangalore, India
Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Pradeep P, Thomas AR, Kaur K, Sarah Samson R, Mayya A, Adiga S & Kumbargere Nagraj S (2024) 'Herbal medicines to prevent dental caries' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2024, (5) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Kaur G, Thomas AR, Samson RS, Varghese E, Ponraj RR, Nagraj SK, Shrivastava D, Algarni HA, Siddiqui AY & Alothmani OS (2024) 'Efficacy of electronic apex locators in comparison with intraoral radiographs in working length determination- a systematic review and meta-analysis' BMC Oral Health 24, (1) 532-532 Author Site , DOI Open access
Nagraj S (2023) '”Just in case to just in time” curriculum! Are we ready for this paradigm shift?' International Journal of Oral Health Sciences 13, (1) 2-2 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G, Francis T & Verbeek JH (2022) 'Preprocedural mouth rinses for preventing transmission of infectious diseases through aerosols in dental healthcare providers' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2022, (8) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Arora A, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Khattri S, Ismail NM & Eachempati P (2022) 'School dental screening programmes for oral health' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2022, (7) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Panda S, Mohanty N, Panda S, Mishra L, Gopinath D, Sahoo A, Nagraj SK & Lapinska B (2022) 'Are Survival Outcomes Different for Young and Old Patients with Oral and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis' Cancers 14, (8) , DOI Open access
Tan A, Nagraj SK, Nasser M, Sharma T & Kuchenmüller T (2022) 'What do we know about evidence-informed priority setting processes to set population-level health-research agendas: an overview of reviews' Bulletin of the National Research Centre 46, (1) , DOI Open access
Eachempati P, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Kumar KS K & Gupta P (2022) 'HOME-BASED CHEMICALLY-INDUCED WHITENING (BLEACHING) OF TEETH IN ADULTS. A SHORTENED VERSION OF COCHRANE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW' Clinical Trials in Dentistry 03, (04) 05-05 Publisher Site , DOI
Khattri S, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Arora A, Eachempati P, Kusum CK, Bhat KG, Johnson TM & Lodi G (2021) 'Antibiotici sistemici quali ausilio nel trattamento non chirurgico della parodontite: una revisione Cochrane' Dental Cadmos 89, (03) 174-174 Publisher Site , DOI
Jadhav KB, Nagraj SK & Arora S (2021) 'miRNA for the assessment of lymph node metastasis in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma: Systematic review and metanalysis' Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine 50, (4) 345-352 Publisher Site , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G, Verbeek JH & Francis T (2020) 'Preprocedural mouth rinses for preventing transmission of infectious diseases through aerosols in dental healthcare providers' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventi per ridurre l’aerosol contaminato prodotto durante le procedure odontoiatriche al fine di prevenire malattie infettive: una revisione Cochrane' Dental Cadmos 88, (10) 656-656 Publisher Site , DOI
Khattri S, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Arora A, Eachempati P, Kusum CK, Bhat KG, Johnson TM & Lodi G (2020) 'Adjunctive systemic antimicrobials for the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, (11) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 0, (10) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI Open access
Mayya A, Eachempati P, Nagraj SK & Kumar K (2020) 'Haemangioma on the palate next to a maxillary tori in an edentulous patient: a challenge to the prosthodontist' BMJ Case Reports 13, (6) e234297-e234297 Publisher Site , DOI
Khattri S, Nagraj SK, Arora A, Eachempati P, Kusum CK, Bhat KG, Johnson TM & Lodi G (2020) 'Adjunctive systemic antimicrobials for the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis' COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (11) , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Uma E, Singh VP, Ismail NM & Varghese E (2019) 'Interventions for managing halitosis' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, (12) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Eachempati P, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S, George RP, Soe HHK & Karanth L (2019) 'Management of gag reflex for patients undergoing dental treatment' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, (8) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Arora A, Khattri S, Ismail NM, Kumbargere Nagraj S & Eachempati P (2019) 'School dental screening programmes for oral health' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Eachempati P, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S, Gupta P & Yaylali IE (2018) 'Home-based chemically-induced whitening (bleaching) of teeth in adults' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, (12) Publisher Site , DOI
Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S, Eachempati P, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Shetty NY, Moe S, Aggarwal H & Mathew RJ (2018) 'Interventions for treating oro-antral communications and fistulae due to dental procedures' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, (8) Publisher Site , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Prashanti E, Aggarwal H, Lingappa A, Muthu MS, Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S & Hassan H (2018) 'Interventions for treating post-extraction bleeding' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, (5) Publisher Site , DOI
Arora A, Khattri S, Ismail NM, Kumbargere Nagraj S & Prashanti E (2017) 'School dental screening programmes for oral health' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, George RP, Shetty N, Levenson D, Ferraiolo DM & Shrestha A (2017) 'Interventions for managing taste disturbances' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, (12) Publisher Site , DOI
Varghese E, Samson RS, Nagraj SK & Chandrappa PR (2017) 'Susuk or charm needle: a strange object detected on orthodontic diagnostic radiographs' BMJ Case Reports Publisher Site , DOI
Levine MH & Spivakovsky S (2017) 'Low quality evidence for treatment approaches for oro-antral communications' Evidence-Based Dentistry 18, (3) 90-91 Publisher Site , DOI
Elliott JH, Synnot A, Turner T, Simmonds M, Akl EA, McDonald S, Salanti G, Meerpohl J, MacLehose H & Hilton J (2017) 'Living systematic review: 1. Introduction—the why, what, when, and how' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 91, 23-30 Publisher Site , DOI
Thomas J, Noel-Storr A, Marshall I, Wallace B, McDonald S, Mavergames C, Glasziou P, Shemilt I, Synnot A & Turner T (2017) 'Living systematic reviews: 2. Combining human and machine effort' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 91, 31-37 Publisher Site , DOI
Simmonds M, Salanti G, McKenzie J, Elliott J, Agoritsas T, Hilton J, Perron C, Akl E, Hodder R & Pestridge C (2017) 'Living systematic reviews: 3. Statistical methods for updating meta-analyses' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 91, 38-46 Publisher Site , DOI
Akl EA, Meerpohl JJ, Elliott J, Kahale LA, Schünemann HJ, Agoritsas T, Hilton J, Perron C, Akl E & Hodder R (2017) 'Living systematic reviews: 4. Living guideline recommendations' Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 91, 47-53 Publisher Site , DOI
Donald PM, Nagraj SK, Pallivathukkal RG & Ismail ARB (2017) 'Ponticulus posticus of atlas vertebrae: an incidental finding in Malaysian orthodontic patients' BMJ Case Reports Publisher Site , DOI
Varghese E, Samson RS, Kumbargere SN & Pothen M (2017) 'Occipital spur: understanding a normal yet symptomatic variant from orthodontic diagnostic lateral cephalogram' BMJ Case Reports Publisher Site , DOI
Arora A, Khattri S, Ismail NM, Sumanth KN & Prashanti E (2017) 'School dental screening programmes for oral health' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Khattri S, Arora A, Sumanth KN, Prashanti E, Bhat KG, Kusum CK, Johnson TM & Lodi G (2017) 'Adjunctive systemic antimicrobials for the non-surgical treatment of chronic and aggressive periodontitis' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Mulimani P, Kumbargere S & Koshy C (2017) 'Application of CBCT in orthodontics: Hyper-pneumatized maxillary sinus associated with impacted mesiodens - Case report' International Journal of Clinical Dentistry 10, (4) 271-284
Eachempati P, Nagraj SK, Chien DCW, Lin CC, Soe HHK & Kumar KKS (2017) 'Radiographic Evaluation of the Anterior Loop of the Mental Nerve: Comparison between Orthopantomograph and Cone-Beam C T - A pilot study' RESEARCH JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL SCIENCES 8, (1) 2044-2050
Sarah Samson R, Varghese E, Kumbargere SN & Chandrappa PR (2016) 'Fused cervical vertebrae: a coincidental finding in a lateral cephalogram taken for orthodontic diagnostic purposes' BMJ Case Reports bcr2016217566-bcr2016217566 Publisher Site , DOI
Sumanth KN, Prashanti E, Aggarwal H, Kumar P, Lingappa A, Muthu MS & Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S (2016) 'Interventions for treating post-extraction bleeding' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S, Prashanti E, Sumanth KN, Naresh S, Moe S, Aggarwal H & Mathew RJ (2016) 'Interventions for treating oro-antral communications and fistulae due to dental procedures' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Sumanth KN, Eachempati P & Kiran Kumar KS (2016) 'Blended learning for reinforcing dental pharmacology in the clinical years: A qualitative analysis' Indian Journal of Pharmacology 48, (7) 25-25 Publisher Site , DOI
Sumanth KN, Prashanti E, Aggarwal H, Kumar P & Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S (2015) 'Interventions for managing post-extraction bleeding' Publisher Site , DOI
Prashanti E, Sumanth KN, Renjith George P, Karanth L & Soe HHK (2015) 'Management of gag reflex for patients undergoing dental treatment' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Kiran Kumar Krishanappa S, Prashanti E, Sumanth KN, Naresh S, Moe S, Aggarwal H & Mathew RJ (2015) 'Interventions for treating oro-antral communications and fistula due to dental procedures' Publisher Site , DOI
Pallivathukal RG, Misra A, Nagraj SK & Donald PM (2015) 'Dens invaginatus in a geminated maxillary lateral incisor' Case Reports 2015, (may22 1) bcr2015209672-bcr2015209672 Publisher Site , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Naresh S, Srinivas K, Renjith George P, Shrestha A, Levenson D & Ferraiolo DM (2014) 'Interventions for the management of taste disturbances' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Publisher Site , DOI
Eachempati P, Kumbargere Nagraj S, Renjith George P, Karanth L & Soe HHK (2014) 'Management of gag reflex for patients undergoing dental treatment' Publisher Site , DOI
George R, Donald PM, Nagraj SK, Idiculla JJ & Ismail RH (2013) 'The impact of chimerism in DNA-based forensic sex determination analysis' Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences 20, (1) 75-79
Joshi U, Ceena DE, Ongole R, Sumanth KN, Boaz K, Jeena Priy K & Srikan N (2012) 'AIDS related Kaposi's sarcoma presenting with palatal and eyelid nodule' J Assoc Physicians India 60, 50-53 Author Site
Priya S, Rathnanand M, Nayanabhirama U, Ongole R, Sumanth KN & Joshi U (2011) 'Preparation and evaluation of buccal mucoadhesive patch of betamethasone sodium phosphate for the treatment of Oral submucous fibrosis' Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 3, (6) 56-65
Sumanth KN, Denny C, Mainali A & Ongole R (2011) 'Dental consultation in patients planned for/undergoing/post radiation therapy for head and neck cancers: A questionnaire-based survey' Indian Journal of Dental Research 22, (5) 669-669 Publisher Site , DOI
Suprabha BS, Sumanth KN, Boaz K & George T (2009) 'An unusual case of non-syndromic occurrence of multiple dental anomalies' Indian Journal of Dental Research 20, (3) 385-385 Publisher Site , DOI
Shakya S, Ongole R & Sumanth KN (2009) 'Copper content of various constituents of betel quid' Indian Journal of Dental Research 20, (4) 516-516 Publisher Site , DOI
Sumanth KN, Chopra SS & Srinivas K (2009) 'Ultrasonographic evaluation of inflammatory swellings of buccal space' Indian Journal of Dental Research 20, (4) 458-458 Publisher Site , DOI
Auluck A, Rosin MP, Zhang L & Kn S (2008) 'Oral Submucous Fibrosis, a Clinically Benign but Potentially Malignant Disease: Report of 3 Cases and Review of the Literature' JOURNAL OF THE CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION 74, (8) 735-740
Rimal J, Sumanth KN, Ongole R, George T & Chatterjee S (2007) 'A rare presentation of oral pemphigus vulgaris as multiple pustules' Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) 5, (4) 541-545 Author Site
Shakya S, Ongole R, Sumanth KN & Denny CE (1970) 'Chronic bilateral dislocation of temporomandibular joint' Kathmandu University Medical Journal 8, (2) 251-256 Publisher Site , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Mainali A, Ongole R, Boaz K & Saralaya V 'Detection of micronuclei in the buccal mucosa of arecanut and gutkha chewers-An indicator of oral cancer' Journal of Nepal Dental Association 15, (1) 12-17
Chapters
Books 
“Oral Medicine” by Satish Chandra, Shaleen Chandra, Girish Chandra & Kamala R, Jaypee brothers, New Delhi, 2007.
“Autoimmune Disorders” in Textbook of Oral medicine, Oral diagnosis & Oral Radiology by Praveen & Ongole, 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition, Elsevier publication.
“Pedodontic Radiology” in Textbook of Pedodontics by Aarathi rao, 2nd, 3rd and 4th edition, Jaypee brothers.
“Oral mucosal lesions”, “Oral manifestations of commonly occurring infections in children” and “Case history and diagnosis” in Textbook of Pedodontics, 3rd edition, 2019, edited by Shobha Tandon, Paras publications.
“Paediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Treatment Considerations” in textbook of Paediatric Dentistry – Principles and Practice, 3rd edition, 2022, edited by MS Muthu and Shivakumar, Elsevier Publications, India.
“Cone beam CT” and “Dental therapeutics” in Textbook of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 2021, edited by Tapasya Karemore, CBS Publishers, India (https://www.cbspd.co.in/textbook-of-oralmedicine-and-radiology.html). 

e-Book 
“X-ray film processing” in Textbook of Oral Radiology, iBook app, international edition, (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/oral-radiology-fundamentals/id1148470185?ls=1&mt=13)
Presentations and posters
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Ongole R & Rimal J Kumbargere Nagraj S, Ongole R & Rimal J 'Effects of topical application of variety of betel nuts on Buccal Mucosa of Wister Albino Rats - A Histopathological Study' Author Site
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Joshi U, Rathnanand M, Ongole R & Jyotsna R Kumbargere Nagraj S, Joshi U, Rathnanand M, Ongole R & Jyotsna R 'Efficacy of dexamethasone mucosal patch for oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) – a pilot study' Author Site
Rimal J, Shreshta A & Kumbargere Nagraj S Rimal J, Shreshta A & Kumbargere Nagraj S 'Systematic review on ultrasonography guided FNAC in detection of regional lymph node metastasis in head and neck carcinoma' Author Site
Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

"Developing an equity-oriented oral health research priority setting exercise in selected ethnic groups of Melaka, Malaysia" invited lecture delivered on 2nd May 2024 for dentists and dental specialists of Melaka, Malaysia. 
“Moving from Evidence to Recommendations through Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) in the Evidence Ecosystem” Keynote lecture delivered on 2nd December 2023 at 34th Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology National conference at Davangere, India
“What’, ‘When’ and ‘Why’ of qualitative research in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology” Keynote lecture delivered on 9th December 2022 at 33rd Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology National conference at KITTS Bhubaneshwar, India. 
“Reading and understanding Cochrane reviews” lecture delivered on 3rd August 2022 during the webinar titled ‘Using Cochrane Evidence in Oral Healthcare’ organised by Cochrane Malaysia, Wiley and Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
“Reading and understanding Cochrane reviews” lecture delivered on 3rd August 2022 during the webinar titled ‘Using Cochrane Evidence in Oral Healthcare’ organised by Cochrane Malaysia, Wiley and Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
“Artificial Intelligence in Oral Radiology and Precision Medicine” keynote lecture delivered on 30th April 2022 at 19th Indian National Triple ‘O’ Symposium organised by VMSDC, Salem, India.
“Oral Medicine in Private Practice” webinar delivered on 25th April 2022 organised by SGT Dental College and Research Institute on Indian National Oral Medicine Day.
“Research Priority Setting” webinar delivered on 24th April 2021 organised by Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Cochrane Affiliate Centre, India.
“Research Priority Setting” webinar delivered during the Symbiosis 2020 – 2nd National Symbiotic Interdisciplinary Conference and Competition organised by Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Wardha, India on 10th December 2020.
“Critical appraisal – How to read a paper for peer review” webinar delivered during the Reviewer’s Training Workshop “Effective Peer Review” organised by Indian Society of Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry on 23rd November 2020.
“CBCT Interpretation and Reporting” Webinar delivered for KIDS-Orient 2020, National Orientation programme for 1st Year post-graduates organised by Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology and KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India on 26th September 2020.
“Career opportunities for Dental graduates” Guest lecture delivered at 45th Karnataka State Dental Conference and 4th Interstate Dental Conference, Davangere, India on 15th December 2017.
“Temporomandibular Disorders – Searching the Research” Guest lecture delivered at National IAOMR PG Convention 2017, KIIT university, Bhubaneshwar, India on 4th August 2017.
“Secondary research in Oral Medicine” Guest lecture delivered at 27th Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology National Conference, Hyderabad, India on 5th December 2015.
“Oral manifestations of systemic disorders” Guest lecture delivered for Dental nurses at 4th Melaka Dental Conference held in Melaka, Malaysia on 6th October 2012.
“Various etiological cohorts in Oral Submucous fibrosis – our experience” Guest lecture delivered at 23rd Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology national conference held in Bangalore, India on 09th to 11th December 2011.
“Pitfalls in research in the role of arecanut in oral diseases” at the International conference on future of arecanut held at Mangalore, India, on August 10th 2008. 

Conferences organised

Chairperson, Poster presentations, 10th National Students Scientific Conference, Melaka, Malaysia.

Other academic activities

Staff development and training activities
"Career opportunities for Indian Dental Graduates and Oral Medicine Specialists' - Webinar organised by Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, DAPM RV Dental College and Dayanand Sagar Dental College, Bangalore, India on 22 April 2024 and was attended by 86 dentists and 700 plus students from 9 dental colleges in Karnataka state, India.
"The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (Al) in Radiology Interpretation for Oral Health Conditions" - Webinar organised by Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology on 7 April 2024 and was attended by 104 specialists from India. 
"Developing an equity-oriented research priority setting exercise among selected ethnic groups in Malaysia" presentation of my research work to Director and members of Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia on 29 March 2024. 
"Reading and understanding a Cochrane review" webinar for 24 Physiotherapy PhD students and supervisors, University of Oslo, Norway on 28 September 2024
"Understanding systematic reviews" lecture for PhD fellows and postdocs, Lovisenberg Diagknole Sykehus, Oslo, Norway on 21 March 2023 
Have conducted 35 short courses on Cone-beam Computed Tomography training for dentists in Malaysia from February 2012 to October 2022
Five Author training for Cochrane Systematic Reviews – Malaysian Cochrane Network between year 2018 to 2023

Additional information

  • Peer reviewer for more than 15 international journals related to Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and General Dentistry.
Public appearances (Research related): Interview and the summary of my talk was published in Times of India, Mangalore edition on 11.08.08, page 2.
Topic: Pitfalls in research in the role of arecanut in oral diseases which I presented at international conference on future of arecanut held at Mangalore, August 10th, 2008. 
I am also a qualified ISO 9001:2015 auditor. 
Honours:
Best outgoing student in Master of Dental Surgery in Oral Medicine and Radiology, year 2000
Merit (Dean’s list) for MSc in Evidence-based Healthcare at UCL, UK
Alumni felicitation by Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India
Other interests:
Traveling, hiking, reading and cooking

Links

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumanth-kumbargere-n-dr-83197a100/