Dr. Vibha A Shetty


Dr Vibha A Shetty is a Senior Professor at the Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology under the Faculty of Dental Science, RUAS since 2013. She has Bachelor’s (1994) and Master’s (1996) degrees in Dental Surgery from Mangalore University. Her main subjects of research include local drug delivery in implant surgery, bone bed preparation and implant design.

In her long and distinguished association with academia, she has served as a member of the Faculty of Dentistry and PhD Dissertation Committee at RGUHS (2011). Subsequently, she held several positions of prominence including Head of the Division of Implantology (2012 — 2015), Director of Training and Lifelong Learnings (2014 ‑2017) and Chairperson, Board of Studies (2013 – 2014). Dr Vibha Shetty was a Course Director, Certificate Course of Oral Implantology at Rajiv Gandhi University of Applied Sciences (2009 – 2013) before taking on a similar role at RUAS (2014 — 2015). She headed the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics including Oral Implantology during the years 2006 to 2013. She was on the Executive Committee, Indian Society of Prosthodontics, Restorative and Periodontics (2013 – 2019), a part of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of the Indian Prosthodontic Society and a Reviewer of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry.


  • BDS

    Mangalore University

  • MDS

    Mangalore University


Total Experience: 27.07 Years

  1. Senior Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, 2013- 2019
  2. Head, Division of Implantology, 2012 – 2015
  3. Director, Training and Lifelong Learning, Ramaiah University ofApplied Sciences 2014 – 17
  4. Chairperson, Board of Studies, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences 2013 – 14
  5. Head, Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics including OralImplantology, 2006 – 2013

Training Experience

Advanced implantology, soft tissue management

Research Interest

Local drug delivery in implant surgery, bone bed preparation, implant design

Research Expertise

Bone bed preparation, clinical implantology, implant thread design and development


  • Bone bed preparation

National Conference Papers

  1. 46th IPS conference, Mangalore- November, 2018- Occlusal wearA mirror to many problems
  2. 11th ISPRP conference, Mangalore, Sept 2018- Full mouthrehabilitation – A moderation
  3. ICME Approaches to Innovation in Biomedical Implants” IISc,Bangalore, August, 2018- The continuum of Dental Implant design- Work in Progress
  4. Tata New Materials Workshop- May 2018- New Materials For Health Care

International Conference Papers

  1. 6th Asian Biomaterials Conference, Trivandrum, October, 2017-Regenerative Materials/​Methods in Implantology
  2. Southeast Asian International and Indian National Conference on Health Professions Education – September 2012- Poster on education innovations in dental education


  1. A DENTAL IMPLANT ASSEMBLY FOR DENTAL PROSTHESISIP41800/​NS/​ev Applied by IISc in collaboration agreement with RUAS
  2. Magazine Articles –Your mouth- The Gateway to good health Sneha Chintane, a magazine of the Bunts sangha, December 2018 edition
  3. The Prosthodontist- Dentcare on the occasion of Prosthodontists day celebration- January 2019 Presentations
  4. Invited Lectures: ISPRP Mid Year CDE Convention, Calicut, Kerala24th March,2019- Occlusion- Not an Enigma Anymore
  5. Conferences (Invited):46th IPS conference, Mangalore- November, 2018- Occlusal wear- A mirror to many problems
  6. 11th ISPRP conference, Mangalore, Sept 2018- Full mouth rehabilitation – A moderation
  7. Conferences (Organized): Basal implants in extremely resorbed maxillary ridges 19 – 1‑2018 and 22-01-2018
  8. Webinar on Treatment planning in Implantology” 07−2−17 Innovation in materials and techniques to simplify and optimize implant dentistry for the general Practitioner and expert
  9. Implantologist” −18−4−17 1st National conference for Dental Health Professions’ EducationMay 2013

  • Fellowship and Diplomate, ICOI, Fellowship ITI ( Approved not awarded)
  • Obtained grant worth 80 lakhs to set up a textile training centre atPeenya campus, Ramaiah university, from ministry of handloomand textiles in 2016 in the capacity of Director, TLLL.
  • Working on development of indigenously designed and developeddental implant with IISc
  • Working on local drug delivery systems to improve post implantsurgery healing

  • Editorial Committee, Journal of the Indian Prosthodontic Society


  • Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry


  • IDA


  • IPS




  • ICOI


  • ITI