Dr.N.Lakshmi Kavitha




KLE’S Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, 2000

Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, 2010


10 Years of teaching experience



REsearch Interests

oral Potentially malignant disorders, Oral cancer, TMJ disorders, Forensic odontology



1)Cleidocranial dysplasia. Indian Journal of Dental Advancements 2009;1(1):52-55.
2) Radiological evaluation of a large complex odontoma by computed tomography. Journal of Clinical Dentistry. 2011; 5(6):1307-1309.
3) CT imaging findings of a calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor. British Journal of Radiology. 2012; 85:e14-e16.
4) Imaging characteristics of diffuse large cell extra nodal Non – Hodgkin’s lymphoma involving palate and maxillary sinus: A case report. Imaging Science in Dentistry 2012; June.
5) Unusual imaging appearance of unicysticameloblatoma: a case report. Contemporary Clinical Dentistry 2012; 3(4):44-47
6) Denture stomatitis : A review.IJDA 2013; 5(1):1107-1112
7) Erupted compound odontoma: report of a rare case. J Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology2013;1:83-85.
8) Mucoepidermoid carcinoma misdiagnosed as a palatal abscess: A diagnostic enigma; Journal of Oral Sign 2013, Vol 5, No 2
9) Hereditary Hypohidrotic EctodermalDysplasia: Report of a Rare Case; Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013 Sept, Vol-7(9): 2074-2075
10) Evaluation of Salivary Cortisol and Anxiety Levels in Myofascial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome; Korean J Pain 2014; 27(1) 2-5
11) Morphometric analysis of canine in gender determination: revisited in India. Ind J Dent Res 2014; 25:425-429.
12) Association of salivary cortisol and anxiety levels in lichen planus patients. J Clin Diagnos Res 2014; 8:ZC01-ZC03.
13) Relationship of salivary cortisol and anxiety in recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Ind J Endocrinol Metabol 2015; 19:56-59
14) Invitro antifungal evaluation of denture soft liner incorporated with tea tree oil : A new therapeutic approach towards denture stomatitis; J Clin Diagnos Res 2015;9:ZC62-ZC64.
15) Medical management of a case of Central giant cell granuloma masquerading as periapical pathosis: J Ind Academy of oral Medicine & Radiology Published 2015; 27(1):152 – 155
16) Oral cysticercosis: A Rare case presentation with ultrasonography and MRI findings. J Ind Academy of oral Medicine & Radiology 2015; 27(2):322-326.
17) Evaluation of antifungal activity of clotrimazole microspheres with different polymers against candida albicans WJPR 2016: 5(2) : 1042-1047
18) Identification of gender using radiomorphometric measurements of canine by discriminant function analysis. Ind J Dent Res 2016; 27(1); 27-31
19) Eosinophilic granuloma presenting as palatal swelling. J Clin Diagn Res 2016; 10(10):ZD26-27.
20) Sonographic imaging of fibrosis of oral mucosa and its correlation with clinical staging in oral submucous fibrosis. J Cancer Research and therapeutics 2016
21) 3D evaluation of maxillary sinus using computed tomography: A sexual dimorphic study. International journal of dentistry 2017
22) Evaluation of Gustatory Function in Oral Submucous Fibrosis Patients and Gutka Chewers. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2019 Feb 26;20(2):569-573.
23) Histo-blood group antigens in oral cancer and potentially malignant disorders. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2020; 21(4):1163-66.
24) Association of diabetes with oral cancer-an enigmatic correlation. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2020; 21(3):809-14.

1) Paper presented on Cleidocranial dysplasia : A case report; JNANADHARE; IAOMR PG convention 2007
2) Paper presented on Ossifying fibroma: report of 3 cases; IAOMR PG conference 2007
3) Paper presented on Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor; IAOMR PG convention 2009
4) Poster presented on Diagnostic aids for cysts and tumors of oral and maxillofacial region; National Tripleo symposium 2009.
5) Paper presented on “Gender determination using odontometric analysis: a radio morphometric study” at National IAOMR PG conference, Hyderabad 2015.
6) Paper presented on “Non-invasive assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in oral submucous fibrosis” at National IAOMR PG convention, Gannavaram 2017

1) Working as a reviewer for Imaging Science in Dentistry (International pubmed indexed)
2) Reviewer for an international pubmed indexed journal – JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE
3) Reviewer for Asian journal of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (National pubmed indexed) and Indian Journal of Dental Advancements

1.Assessment of salivary cortisol levels in stress related oral disorders
2.Morphometric analysis of canine in gender determination: revisited in India.
3.Prevalence of zygomatic air cell defect : Revisited in india
4.Comparative morphometric evaluation of soft palate in various stages of oral submucous fibrosis – A digital cephalometric study
5. Assessment of elongated styloid process in patients with oral submucous fibrosis using orthopantomogram
6. Gustatory changes in tobacco chewers, smokers & Oral submucous fibrosis patients
7.Non-invasive assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in oral submucous fibrosis”
8.“Non-invasive assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in recurrent aphthous stomatitis”
9. Non-invasive assessment of subclinical atherosclerosis in Oral Lichen planus”
10. Evaluation of prescribing skills in final year BDS students and house surgeons
11.“Evaluation of subjective taste perception and gustatory function in Oral Lichen planus”
12. “use of mid upper arm circumference for evaluation of nutritional status in patients with potentially malignant disorders and oral cancer”
13. “Association of diabetes mellitus as a predisposing factor in development of Trigeminal neuralgia
14. Evaluation of carotid artery calcifications in OPG and correlation with doppler USG as an early diagnostic marker in stroke.