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Periodontology

Research focus
Projects:

INTRAMJURAL FUNDING
S.No Title of the project Name of the project Leader Name of the funding agency Year in which started&Duration Total Grant
1 IMMUNOLOCALIZATION OF CYCLOOXYGENASE -1&2 IN THE GINGIVAL TISSUES IN VARIOUS PERIODONTAL CONDITIONS DR.T.M. BALAJI GATE 2008-2009 RS.1,00,000
2 METHYLATION STATUS OF THE PROMOTER REGION OF THE IL-1 ALPHA GENE IN CHRONIC GENERALIZED PERIODONTITIS DR.VAMSI LAVU GATE 2010-2011 RS.90,000
3 ‘ESTIMATION OF ANGIOTENSIN II LEVELS IN GINGIVAL TISSUE EXTRACTS OF HEALTHY AND CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS SUBJECTS’ Dr. ANJANA GATE 2013-14 RS.90,000
4 EFFECT OF CYCLOSPORIN A, ANGIOTENSIN II, LOSARTAN AND MELATONIN ON ADVANCED OXIDATIVE PROTEIN PRODUCT PRODUCTION AND ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM STRESS IN CULTURED HUMAN GINGIVAL FIBROBLASTS. Dr. SUPRAJA GATE 2015-16 RS.85,000
5 ASSESSMENT OF DEL 1 AND IL-17A PROTEIN LEVEL IN THE GINGIVAL TISSUE EXTRACTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH HEALTHY PERIODONTIUM, CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS AND TYPE 2 DIABETIC INDIVIDUALS WITH AND WITHOUT CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS RAM SABARISH GATE 2017-18 85 Lakhs

CHANCELLOR’S SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
S.No Title of the project Name of the project Leader Name of the funding agency Year in which started&Duration Total Grant
1 Effect of Nano drug delivery on Microbial colonies from Aerosol – An in vitro study Dr Anjana Joysula Ananth CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2011 RS.10,000
2 Thermal changes at the root surface following irradiation inside the root canal at 940 NM diode laser Prof Suresh R Sindhu.G CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2011 RS.10,000
3 A comparative study on the lipid profile and homocysteine levels in healthy and chronic periodontitis subjects. Dr. R. Anjana Dharmahla Devi L CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2012 RS.10,000
4 Formulation of A Topical curcumin gel for treatment of periodontal disease Dr. Balaji TM Ankit Khandelwal CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2012 RS.10,000
5 Estimation of advanced oxidation protein product (AOPPs) levels in Healthy controls and chronic gingivitis subjects Dr Anjana Anchal Agarwal CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2013 RS.10,000
6 Oral health awareness among the rural population of vayalanallur Prof S.K.Balaji Snigdha.D CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2013 RS.10,000
7 Preparation and characterization of a flavonoid rich cranberry extract Dr. VamsLavu Aiswarya.R CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2014 RS.10,000
8 To evaluate the clinical efficacy of Triphalachoorna as tooth powder in comparison with commercially available tooth powder – A double blind randomized controlled trial Dr. Balaji TM Ankit Khandelwal CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2012 RS.10,000
9 Estimation of Advanced oxidation protein (AOPPS) in gingival crevicular fluid obtained from healthy individuals, chronic gingivitis and chronic Periodontitis Patients Dr. Balaji TM Kapil.R CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2015 RS.10,000
10 Effect of laser Biostimulation on in vitro osteoblast culture and bone formation Dr. VamsiLavu ReshmaPai CHANCELLOR’s SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - SRIHER 2016 RS.10,000

EXTRA MURAL FUNDING
S.No Title of the project Name of the project Leader Name of the funding agency Year in which started&Duration Total Grant
1 PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS IN RURAL POPULATION IN TAMIL NADU DR.R. SURESH TAMILNADU STATE COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2010 (2 YEARS) Completed RS.1,87,500
2 IL-1 GENE POLYMORPHISMS AND CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS CAUSAL OR CASUAL ASSOCIATION? DR.R. SURESH DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2012- (3 YEARS)Completed RS.35,00,000
3 AOPPs in periodontal health and disease DR.R. SURESH EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF PERIODONTOLOGY 2012 (3 YEARS)Ongoing GBP 8000
4 In Vitro Efficacy Of Lignan Extracted From Linumusitatissimum Against Atcc Strains (Streptococcus Virudens And Enterococcus Species) DR.DEVI.S HARSHITHA RANGI ICMR - STS 2019 RS.10,000

Infrastructure/Equipment:

The Department makes use of the research equipment available with the Central research facility of our University. In addition, the Department has a Periotron, a device used for measuring the volumes of gingival crevicular fluid and saliva, two crucial biological samples which are used for biomarker assays in periodontal disease diagnosis and management. The Department faculty have worked in co-ordination with other constituent departments of the University such as Human Genetics, Biotechnology, Pathology and Microbiology.

Collaborating Institutions:

S.No PROJECT TITLE COLLABORATING INSTITUTE
1 Digital analysis of changes in alveolar bone density following splinting in periodontally compromised tooth IIT, MADRAS
2 Analysis of physical, chemical properties and surface topography of acellular extrinsic fiber cementum in health and disease- an in vitro study IGCAR
3 Free connective tissue autograftvs Platelet rich fibrin membrane for root coverage- A randomized controlled clinical study IIT, Madras
4 Gingival mesenchymal stem cells CLRI , Chennai
5 Optical coherence tomography IIT, Madras

Awards:
Prof Suresh RangaRao became the first Indian to win the coveted “ The Johnson and Johnson Best Virtual Presentation “ award to be awarded in the 7thEuroperio Conference held in Vienna, June 2012. He was also awarded a grant of 8000 euros to continue the research work presented.

The Topic of presentation was “An interventional study on the efficacy of non-surgical mechanical periodontal therapy on Advanced Oxidation Protein Products (AOPPs)and glycemic levels in uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with chronic periodontitis.”