Dr Tejaswini

Dr. Tejaswini B.Darukaradhya

Assistant Professor|Department of Allied Health Sciences


Qualifications

  • MDS, Public Health Dentistry

    Faculty of Dental Sciences ,MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

  • MS, Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Kuvempu University, Shimoga

  • BDS

    M.S Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital RGUHS, Bangalore

Experience

1

Sri Rajiv Gandhi college of Dental Sciences and Hospital

BDS

Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Implantology

Lecturer

Dec 2003

May 2015

6 months

2

M S Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore

BDS

Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 

Tutor

Jul 2004

May 2015

11 years

3

Faculty of Dental Sciences , RUAS

MDS

Public Health Dentistry 

Tutor

Jun 2015

October 2020

5.4 years

4

Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences, RUAS

MDS

Allied Health Sciences

Assistant Professor

Oct

2020

Till date

5 months

Total Experience

16.9 Years

Training Experience

2020 – 2021 

For Master of Public Health (MPH):

  • · Course coordinator
  • · Course Leader: Ethics in Public health course
  • · Course Moderator: Principles and Practice of Public Health course

For Master of Hospital Administration (MHA):

  • · Course Leader: Epidemiology and Public health administration
  • · Course Moderator: Research Methodology

For B.Sc. (Hons) for all Streams (MRIT, DTT, OTT, CCT and OPT)

  • · Core Courses:
    • Healthcare Delivery System India

2019 – 2020

For nursing students 

  • o Oral Health module 

For Bachelor of Dental Surgery

  • · Core Courses:
    • Public Health Dentistry Term 1- (2018−2019)
  • · Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses:
    • Community Orientation Program (2018−2019)
    • Comprehensive Oral Health Care – May 2019 onwards
  • · UG Thesis Advised: Coordinator for UG research and supervisor for a research on GIS and oral diseases
  • · PG MS Thesis Advised (Supervisor): Caries Risk assessment models
  • · PhD Dissertation Advised: (Detailed List) Nil
  • · Professional Memberships: KSDC, DCI, IAPHD

National Conference Papers:

  • Paper Presentation titled Patient experiences and their views about dental treatment- a qualitative study” at the 22nd National Post Graduate Conference 2016 of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
  • · Paper presentation titled Effectiveness of Social-Cognitive Theory” based oral cancer awareness program among adolescents aged 13 – 16 years in rural area- A Cluster randomised control trial” at the 22nd National Post Graduate Conference 2017 on 3rd to 5th of November 2017 of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
  • Save Tooth Save Smile (STSS) — A comprehensive school oral health program” at the 20th National Post Graduate Conference 2015 of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry
  • Reparative to preventive – a Paradigm shift in Oral Cancer Management” at the 10th National Post Graduate Convention 2016 Of the Indian Association Of Public Health Dentistry

National Journal Papers:

  • Ghosh, S., Nagaraja, S. and Tejaswini, B. D. (2021) Properties of Pulp Capping Agents for pulp therapy — A Systematic Review Protocol’, International Journal Dental and Medical Sciences Research, 3(1), pp. 746 – 750. doi: 10.35629÷5252−0301746750.
  • Kanchan S, Pushpanjali K, Tejaswini BD. (2019) Challenges Faced by Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy for Oral Cancer : A Qualitative Study’. Indian J Palliat Care.25(3):436 – 9. 
  • Tejaswini BD, Shwetha KM, Pushpanjali K. (2017) Effectiveness of Health Education Models and Approaches in Creating Awareness on Oral Diseases among Adolescents- a Systematic Review’. J Dent Orofac Res.13 (01):26 – 34.
  • Kanchan S, Tejaswini BD, Sagarkar AR, Ranadheer R, Shwetha K. (2016) Assessment of Oral Health Education Material Using PEMAT Checklist. J Dent Oro-facial Res.12(2):4 – 7
    • · Invited Lectures: Resource person for workshop by National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF) on Dental Fluorosis for Medical officers, and ASHA (NPPCF) in Zilla panchayat meeting hall, Chikkaballapur
    • · Conferences (attended): Attended virtual conference on 20 and 21st Feb 2021 titled Clinical Research & Biostatistics Conference CRBCON – 2021, organized by MAHE, Manipal.
    • · Attended virtual conference (Digital) Digital Dental Summit 2020 on 5th May 2020 to 14th May 2020 by Dental Reach – Making sense of Dentistry.


  • Awarded certificate for the course by WHO FCTC Global Knowledge Hub on Smokeless Tobacco (GKH-SLT) at (ICMR-NICPR), India in collaboration with Department of Health Sciences and Research at University of York, UK from 10th July to 28th August 2020
  • Assisted in conducting Oral cancer screening through Oral cancer research centre of Faculty of Dental Sciences in different rural as well as urban slum areas of Karnataka while pursuing post-graduation in Public Health Dentistry.
  • Conducted research in different domains and publications as part of the MDS course. She has presented paper, poster and oral education aids and has won awards’ at national platforms.
  • Awarded Medal for Best Dissertation (PG Thesis) from Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences at 3rd Annual Convocation dated January 16th, 2019
  • Awarded the Best Scientific Poster at 10th National Post Graduate Convention 2016 of the IAPHD titled Reparative to preventive – a Paradigm shift in Oral Cancer Management”
  • Awarded the Best Scientific Paper at 22nd National Post Graduate Conference 2017 of the IAPHD titled Effectiveness of Social-Cognitive Theory” based oral cancer awareness program among adolescents aged 13 – 16 years in rural area- A Cluster randomised control trial”
  • Awarded the Best Oral health education aid at 11th National Post Graduate Convention 2017 of the IAPHD titled Story of a Super tooth”
  • Excellent team performer with ability in learning new concepts quickly, managing work pressure and communicating ideas.
  • Developed health education manual for Health Navigators of MAYA Health, an NGO, where Health Navigators were trained on different oral diseases including oral cancer.
  • During the tenure of 15 years, different duties and responsibilities assigned was performed efficiently which includes academic training, performing comprehensive treatment, counselling and conducting oral health preventive projects. The academic training includes teaching and demonstrations for undergraduate and post graduate students through theory, pre-clinical, clinical sessions and outreach field areas. As part of other responsibilities, was Treasurer in University Alumni Committee, coordinator in UG research committee and actively mentored and counselled students to guide their path.