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Department Of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

“Conserve till the last reserve” is the motto of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. The primary goal of the department is the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of defects of the teeth to bring the tooth/teeth to proper form, function, aesthetics and occlusal stability. Majority of the patients problems are treated in this department such as dental caries, which comprises of more than 80% of the dental diseases. Besides this, we also cater treatment of traumatic injuries to teeth, cosmetic correction, root canal treatment etc.

The department trains undergraduate students in the specialty. The undergraduate students are trained to treat dental caries, other defects with suitable restorative material and root canal treatment.

The postgraduate students are trained for comprehensive clinical care procedures like direct and indirect esthetic restorations, bleaching, veneers, and crowns to meet patients’ cosmetic demand. They are also trained in Root canal treatment, regenerative procedures, endodontic surgeries, and micro endodontics to relieve pain and elimination of infection from the teeth.

The department is equipped with state of the art equipment like digital radiography, endodontic microscope, bleaching units and materials to provide excellent service to patients. The department treats on an average of 30,000 to 35,000 patients annually. The department is endowed with dedicated teachers, who are actively involved in teaching, research, clinical programme. CDE programmes are routinely conducted and attended by the faculty and students to enhance and enrich their knowledge.


To establish a center of excellence in Education, Patient Care, Research and overall development so that students are well equipped to face the challenging world.


  • State of the art dental setup with innovative dental education.
  • To improve oral health of the community by rendering a high degree of patient care and services.
  • To ignite the young minds towards research

Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics – Message

Dr. Jayalakshmi K.B Professor & HOD  (MDS Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics )

In the past two decades there have been remarkable advancements in the dental field, be it in the bio-material or the technique of placements of these materials or in the equipment. The staff members in the department strive hard to make both undergraduate and postgraduate students to be aware of recently available materials by exposing them to handle these materials and equipment in their day to day clinical practice.

The experience teaching faculty tries to use innovative Teaching-learning methodologies and integrate the knowledge with the clinical practice.

We at Krishnadevaraya College of dental sciences and hospital, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics believe that regular CDE programs have been very useful inputs in enhancing the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for professional advancements; in addition, it provides considerable confidence in the student mindset.

The atmosphere in the department provides a sense of fulfillment in providing elements of excel in a procedure that reflect clinical skills and scientific advancements that leads to professional advancements, which has made to bag several awards and ranks in the university.

Besides curricular activities, the students are encouraged to participate in full heartedly in all sports and in other co-curricular activities as we believe participation is mandatory for the overall growth of an individual.

I invite all to see to believe and feel to believe the unique experience of your stay with KCDS family.

Our Staff





Dr. Jayalakshmi K.B


Professor & HOD


Dr. Prasanna Latha




Dr. Sujatha I




Dr. Shibani Shetty




Dr. Sahana D.S



Dr. Manjegowda




Dr. Soumya




Dr. Shobha G.K




Number of Projects by Faculty

Name of the Faculty Research Title Year
Dr. Jayalakshmi KB
  1. Evalution of sealer penetration depth of MTA Fillapex and AH Plus in Er:YAG Laser treated canals.
  2. Accuracy between Root zx mini Vs Propex pixi -Invivo study.
  3. Effect of Grape seed extract, Galardin And Octinisept on bacterial induced secondary caries at the tooth resin interface – a confocal microscopic study
2018 2017 2017
Dr. Prasannalath Nadig
  1. Evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of Nisin in combination with Chlorehexidine and Sodium Hypochlorite against E.faecalis
  2. Effect of phytic acid on pulp dissolving ability of sodium hypochlorite- an exvivo study
2018 2017
Dr. Sujatha I
  1. Influence of kinematics on apical debris extrusion.
  2. Effect of Benzalkonium chloride on addition to AH Plus & Mineral trioxide aggregate Fillapex Sealer on the physical properties.
2018 2017
Dr. Shibani
  1. Effect of two different desensitisers on the shear bond strength of two different self -etching bonding agents.
  2. Analysis of pH and calcium ion release from zinc oxide modified MTA with different powder liquid ratios.
2018 2017
Dr. Sahana
  1. Effect of Potassium Iodide (KI) on micro leakage of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) pre-treated Class V cavities restored with composite resin – an invitro study.
Dr. Manjegowda
  1. Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of Cention N in two curing modes - an invitro study

Projects by Students

PG Name Research Title Year
Dr. Komal N Effect of Benzalkonium chloride on the dentinal tubule penetration of Ah-plus and MTA Fillapex root canal sealer- A confocal laser Scanning microscope study. 2017-2020
Dr. Sushma S Shinde Comparison of coronal micro leakage of MTA-HP, CEM and Biodentin as intra orifice barriers in endodontically treated teeth- An UV-Visible spectrophotometric study. 2017-2020
Dr. Samantak Roy A comparative evaluation of pull out bond strength of fibre reinforced posts to radicular dentin treated with phytic acid and bonded using multimode bonding system- An invitro Study. 2017-2020
Dr. Poorani Nagalakshmi A comparative evaluation of marginal adaptation of a bulk fill composite with low shrinkage composite in class II cavity- An invitro SEM and stereomicroscopic study. 2017-2020
Dr. Jini PM Comparative evaluation of shear bond strength of two newly introduced self-adhering flowable composite resin on dentin with and without an adhesive application and a conventional composite resin- An invitro study 2017-2020
Dr. Soorya MS Comparative evaluation of smear layer removal and antibacterial efficacy of Etidronic acid and maleic acid in combination with sodium hypochlorite- An in vitro study. 2017-2020
Dr . Alok Pandey Evaluation of marginal quality of  class 2 composite restorations using a newer bulk fill composite when placed in bulk compared to an  incremental technique using two different strategies total etch and self etch- A stereomicroscopic study. 2016 - 2019
Dr. Vigneshwari S.K CBCT Guided Endodontics:Accuracy evaluation of access cavity preparation combined with optical surface scans-an invitro study. 2016 - 2019
Dr. Sita Lakshmi CBCT Evaluation of   centering  ability and canal transportation of different NiTi file systems working under varying kinematics- an invitro study. 2016 - 2019
Dr. Anju Ajay Evaluation of Antimicrobial susceptibility of a MTA Based Root Canal Sealer - Antibiotic combination against Biofilm formed by E.Faecalis Isolated from Endodontic Retreatment cases- In vitro study. 2016 - 2019
Dr. Khalid Comparative study between simaruba and chlorhexidine as an irrigant on E.Faecalis. 2016 - 2019
Dr. Sandeep Reddy Evaluation of the effect of Er:YAG Laser on the push out bond strength of MTA based Bioceramic Sealer –An invitro Study 2016 - 2019
Dr. Bharat Kumar A Comparative evaluation of pH and calcium ion release from calcium hydroxide , mineral trioxide aggregate and Biodentine at different time intervals -an invitro study 2015 - 2018
Dr. P Sreenadh Comparative analaysis of antimicrobial effects of chitosan, qmix , and chlorhexidine on enterococcus faecalis when used as a root canal irrigants- an invitro study 2015 - 2018
Dr. B Prasanna Kumar The effect of self adhesive and non self adhesive flowable composite liners on the microleakage of class II restorations with margins above and below CEJ –a stereomicroscopic study. 2015 - 2018
Dr. Chundi Lakshmi Bharathi A comparative evaluation of the effect of three different collagen crosslinking agents on the shear bond strength of a self-etch adhesive system to dentin”  - an in vitro study 2015 - 2018
Dr. Nadimpalli Satya Sravani Evaluation of apical sealing ability of bioaggregate after irrigation with different solutions. -an invitro study 2015 - 2018
Dr. Sruthi Anna Jacob A comparative evaluation of two different NiTi rotary files on root canal geometry assessed by micro-computed tomography– An invitro study. 2015 - 2018

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Caste Study 5

Student Name Date Title of the Award Awarding Body
Dr. Prathyusha [PG] 2018 7th rank RGUHS Examination
Dr. Saketh Peduval [PG] 2018 10th rank RGUHS Examination
Dr. Sandeep Reddy [PG] 2018 Best Paper Award P.G Student Convention - Gulbarga
Dr. Shashi Kiran [UG] 2018 II BDS: Pre-Clinical RGUHS Examination
Date Title of CDE Program Speaker
16/03/2016 Multi-Disciplinary Seminar on Minimal Invasive Dentistry: Today’s Vision & Tomorrow’s Reality Dr. Hemant
30/01/2017 Newer Products in Adhesive Dentistry by 3M. Followed by Hands On Workshop On Spiral Polishing Dr. Raghunath
28.2.2017 Modern Endodontics with TFA: To achieve 3-D Obturation Dr. Raghu Narayan - KAVO-KERR
05/03/2017 - 10/03/2017 Cons & Endo Week: E-Poster:
  • UG Students - Dr. G.V Black’s Contribution to Dentistry
  • PG Students - Amalgam Vs Composites
Judges - Dr. Prabhuji & Dr. Murali
Patient Awareness Talk in Kannada Dr. Sandeep
Miss & Mr. Perfect Smile Competition Judges - Dr. Joan Paulin, Dr. Chandra Shekar, Dr. Prasanna Latha, Dr. Shyamala, Dr. Umashankar
A Tribute to Dr. G.V Black Dr. Jayalakshmi
19/05/2017 Composite Resins & You Dr. Deepak Mehta
13/9/2017 A Novel Alternative to Amalgam "Cention-N" Dr. Jayalakshmi

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