Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences (IGIDS)

A Constituent College of





Dr David Livingstone


Profile Summary

I am currently working on the core area of interest, Health Profession’s Education and Implants. Teaching is my passion and received “Best teacher award” at Festin O Beatz, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, 2012. Sri Balaji VidyapeethUniversity commended the services rendered to the institution by me on the occasion of Independence Day, August 2009.



Dr Manoharan P. S


Profile Summary

Professional Philosophy – 

“To Teach is to touch a Life Forever” 

“To Treat is to provide a holistic rehabilitation”

Dr. P. S. Manoharan MDS, PGDHPE, [Phd] Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, did his under graduation [1997] and post-graduation [2002] from the Government Dental College, affiliated to Puducherry University. 

Special interests include evidence based simplified prosthodontics and training in skills of prosthodontics to post graduate students through guest lectures, workshops in conferences and conventions at national and  international level. His goal in treatment or education is to simplify concepts with sound scientific basis without any redundancy. 

He has given many guest lectures, conducted various continuing dental education programmes, workshops and webinars in the field of prosthodontics and medical education at the national and State level. He is passionate about teaching which is reflected in his philosophy of profession. He has contributed significantly in terms of designing interns curriculum for the BDS undergraduates. He is a resource person representing the institution as a dental education unit member. 

Special interests in publications are in Prosthodontic materials, techniques, medical and dental education and general dentistry.  He has 33 publications including 2 book chapters in national, international and including pubmed and scopus indexed journals.  He has got 11 copyrights and 3 applied patents to his credit.



Dr Shivasakthy Manivasakan


Profile Summary

Graduated BDS in 2004 and post-graduated in MDS Prosthodontics in 2009 from Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University.  Completed Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education in 2015 and Certificate course in Essentials of Palliative Care approved by Indian Association of Palliative care from Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth in 2018. Pursuing Ph.D. in Dental Education in Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth.
I have seven copyrights granted from Intellectual Property Right(IPR), India and one Patent Published in both World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Intellectual Property Right (IPR), India.
In addition to the services as Professor in Prosthodontics, I also serve as Deputy Director, Centre for Health Professions Education, SBV and Coordinator, Dental Education Unit, IGIDS. 
I have also extended my services in the conversion of all non-regulatory courses of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth into Credit Based courses as per UGC norms.   


“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child”. – Carl Jung

I strongly believe in the above quote as the teacher in me feels that the emotional component of the student-teacher relationship is more important to motivate the students in learning.


I create a congenial environment in the classroom which is free for interactions and promote active learning. I keep conversing with the students when explaining the concepts to check their understanding then and there. I keep myself ready to be approached at any time. Apart from teaching my subject I always tip them with exam preparation for all subjects and teach them how effectively they can integrate and learn subjects for better understanding and retention. I make them understand the significance of their education in relation to real life.


To motivate and facilitate Students Needing Additional Curricular Support

To facilitate Faculty Development Programs


To do innovations in Health Professions Education



Dr Rajkumar


Profile Summary

Dr. Rajkumar E, currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences has completed his Masters from Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Tamilnadu and Under Graduation from Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore affiliated to Bangalore University, Karnataka. His prime interest in Implantology, lead him attending few specialised programs such as Nobel PG Implant Program from Nobel Biocare Institute, Sweden and series of CDE program on Implantology from University of Manitoba. He also holds a Fellowship in Implantology from Branemark Osseointegration Centre, Sweden. During his academic tenure he has authored a textbook, seven research publications, four patents and six copyrights. 

Area Of Interest: Implantology, Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Delivering Quality teaching for under graduates and post graduates in both Preclinical and Clinical aspects.


Senior Lecturer

Dr Kiruthiga V.P


Profile Summary

  • I completed my MDS degree from Tamilnadu Government Dental College and Hospital. My specific interest are full mouth rehabilitation, implants, naso alveolar moulding, maxillofacial prosthetics and splint therapy


Senior Lecturer

Dr Abinayam V

B.D.S., M.D.S.,

Profile Summary

Dr. V. Abinayam Mahesh, serves as senior lecturer in the speciality of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge in the present institution. She has completed post-graduation M.D.S. at Tamilnadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai under The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University. Completed Graduation B.D.S. at Rajah Muthaiyah Dental College and Hospital, Chidambaram under Annamalai University. Has registered as Faculty Member in Indian Prosthodontic Society and Dental Council of India. Working as Contributor in various Books and Articles.

Area Of Interest: Maxillofacial Prosthesis, Rehabilitation of oral Aesthetics and Function, Dental Implantology, Engaging students in Pre Clinical activities


Senior Lecturer

Dr Karthi Arivarasan N

B.D.S., M.D.S.,