|Dr. K. Pushpanjali
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences,
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Dr K Pushpanjali, Professor and HOD, Department of Public Health Dentistry at FDS ( previously MSRDC) has been deputed as Academic Registrar for MSRUAS. She completed her graduation from V.S. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore in 1991 and Masters in Public Health Dentistry in 1997 from Government Dental College, Bangalore. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Hospital Management in 2002 from IGNOU, Delhi. She is currently pursuing PhD from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Fellowship from FAIMER Institute, (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) Philadelphia.
Dr K Pushpanjali has about 18 years of experience teaching dental graduates and post graduates and has been awarded the best teacher in MSRDC, 2013. She has been a member of various academic and administrative committees of M S Ramaiah Dental College. She was awarded Women Achiever award for the year 2013 conferred by the Management GEF, Medical. She initiated and conceptualized Danta Suraksha –A multi sector partnership program and Teacher Training Manual to equip school teachers with necessary skills and competencies to contribute in improving oral health of school children. She has more than 40 International, National and Regional Publications and authored chapters for text book on Public Health Dentistry by Elsevier publication
Dr K Pushpanjali is also resource person in conducting TOT workshop for dental faculty, RGUHS, Karnataka. She has delivered lectures on various topics to post graduates and Faculty. She has worked in the field of Dental health care waste management and developed a cost effective method which is being adopted by most of the dental institutions. She has served as Executive Committee member for two terms and presently serving as Treasurer, Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry. She has experience of working as coordinator for Quality assurance unit and believes in strengthening workforce, the Teachers responsible for delivering compassionate, skilled and competent graduates into the society. Her Motto-“Be committed to your work and faithful to the organization you serve”.