Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

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Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry

About Us

The Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry is dedicated to improving children’s oral health through outstanding clinical care, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive education. Our team of experts specializes in treating infants, children, and adolescents, ensuring a comfortable and positive dental experience. We employ the latest technologies and evidence-based practices to provide preventive care, diagnose, and treat a wide range of dental issues.

Our department is at the forefront of Pediatric dental research, constantly seeking new knowledge and innovative solutions to enhance oral health outcomes for children worldwide. We are also deeply committed to educating future dental professionals, offering a robust curriculum that blends clinical training, preventive dentistry, and research opportunities.

By integrating patient care, education, and research, the Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry strives to advance the field of Pediatric dentistry and ensure that every child has access to the best oral healthcare, laying the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.


To be a global leader in Pediatric dental care, education, and research. We aim to foster a future where every child achieves optimal oral health and wellness, empowered by innovative preventive measures, cutting-edge treatments, and comprehensive dental education.


 Delivering high-quality dental services to children and adolescents.
 Conducting pioneering research to advance Pediatric dental care and preventive strategies, driving innovation and evidence-based practices.
 Educating and training Post Graduate students, residents and students to excel in Pediatric dentistry, strongly emphasising preventive measures, ethical practice, and community service.
 Advocating for policies and programs that ensure access to oral healthcare for all children, emphasizing the importance of early prevention and treatment.

Professor and HOD

Dr. Ramasubbareddy Challa

MDS., Dip MH., Dip MAP., MA (Psychology)., FMERU (USA)., FMERC (IND).

Name Dr Ramasubbareddy Challa
Designation Professor and Head of the Department
Under Graduation College & Year   Thai Moogambigai Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, 2007
Post Graduation College & Year Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, 2012
Teaching Experience 12 Years
Expertise Paediatric dentistry
Area of Interest Child Psychology, Inhalational Sedation, Paediatric micro endodontics.
No. of Publications 29
Google Scholar ID
  1. Emerging Youngest HOD in Pediatric Dentistry – Global Outreach Health Care Award 2023
  2. Pediatric Dentist of the Year 2022 – Indian Professional Awards
  3. Research & Innovation in Medicine (Dental) Award 2022 – Global Teaching Excellence Awards.


  • The bright and cheerful decor makes the department a child-friendly zone
  • There is a play area to put children at ease
  • Treatment techniques are practiced on dummy models before being administered to patients
  • Exclusive pediatric dental chairs with attached LED TV for a child’s comfort
  • Full-fledged Conscious Sedation unit within the Department


1Dr. Ramasubbareddy ChallaProfessor & HOD
2Dr. Vignesh Gupta RProfessor
3Dr. M Sunil KumarReader
4Dr.AgishaRaaje.PSr Lecturer
5Dr. Narendra PrasadSr Lecturer



Achievements and Awards


Dr. RAMASUBBAREDDY CHALLA.,  B.D.S., M.D.S., Dip (MH)., Dip MAP., MA (Psychology)., FMERU (USA)., FMERC (IND)


Dr. Ramasubbareddy brings to the academic and professional community a wealth of knowledge and expertise derived from over 12 years of dedicated teaching experience in the field of Pediatric dentistry. His distinguished career includes roles as Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry & IQAC Coordinator at Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, where he is currently working.


Mobile Number:- +91- 9494636373

Academic Qualification:-

The Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) | Class of 2007 | First Division
NTR University of Health Sciences
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Paediatric Dentistry | Class of 2012 | State Ranker
Diploma in Mental Health
Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology (DiMAP.)
Suresh Gyan Vihar University
MA Psychology
Fellow Member of Eudoxia Research University (USA).
Fellow Member of Eudoxia Research Centre (IND).

Teaching Merits :- 12years

Publicational Merits:- 29 (international, national)

Field Of Interest /Expertise:-

Dr.Vignesh Guptha.R did his under graduation in Saveetha Dental college and hospital, Chennai 2010 and did his Post graduation in Ragas Dental College, Chennai 2014. He is passionate about research with numerous publication in his name and his immense passion for research has him pursuing his Phd at Annamalai University. He is an equally enthusiastic Clinician with multiple case reports of rare syndromes and conditions published in his name.


Mobile Number:- +91-9840485769

Academic Qualification:-

BDS – Saveetha University, Chennai

MDS– Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

Teaching Merits :- 6 years

Publicational Merits :- 6 (international & national)

Dr.M. Sunil Kumar


Pediatric Dentist


Dr. Sunil has perceived his under graduation and post-graduation in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry from Bharath University, Chennai. He is committed to provide excellent comprehensive care to all infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. He has a friendly and gentle approach towards his patients. His goal is to provide children with exceptional dental care and educational experience in a fun and comfortable environment for the students. He has attended continuing dental courses to be updated with Pediatric dental research and technology in order to improve the quality of care for patients. He values the importance of making a difference through community based dental education and provide them appropriate preventive measures.


Mobile Number:- +91-9962783848

Academic Qualification:-

BDS – Bharath University, Chennai

MDS– Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry from Bharath University, Chennai

Teaching Merits :- 6 years

Publicational Merits:- 4 (epidemiology, clinical trial)




Dr.Vivek completed his graduation from Saveetha Dental College, Chennai in 2010 and did his masters in Paediatric & preventive dentistry in 2015 from Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry, SBV University. He has a clinical experience of over 9 years in dentistry and academic experience of 4 years in Pediatric and Preventive dentistry.

He has better acquaintance in organising and participating in a myriad of conferences and also he has won BEST PAPER AWARD in ISPPD Conference , Lucknow. He has a couple of publications in national journals. His acumen in planning treatment for multidisciplinary approach always tends to stay ahead of the curve. He has a commendable patient relation skills with a mind-set towards delivering a professional and ethical, quality service to all his patients. Compassionate and meticulous in his profession. His authoritative vocal skills and expertise in academic level is admired and appreciated by students. He honed patients trust by treating them with comfort and politeness. He believes that every patients needs should be attended to, in an individual basis.


Mobile Number:- +91-9942150310

Academic Qualification:-

BDS – The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

MDS– Pedodontics And Preventive Dentistry SBV University

Teaching Merits :- 3years 10months

Publicational Merits:-



Field Of Interest /Expertise:-

Pediatric Endodontics

Dental Traumatology

Early Childhood Caries

Dr. Arjun Thomas

Dr. Arjun Thomas has completed his under graduation from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and post-graduation in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry from Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute. He is a well-educated and experienced Pediatric Dentist with excellent hand-eye coordination needed to correctly manoeuvre dental tools. He has the ability to determine the long term effects of procedures and dental health in children. He is very efficient in use of all dental equipment procedures and programmes currently available. He also suggests any corrective or preventive measures that should be taken in patients. He has a keen interest in research of new findings and discoveries in Pediatric Dentistry to stay updated in all aspects.


Mobile Number:- +91-9176765205

Academic Qualification:-

BDS – The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

MDS– Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry from Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute.

Teaching Merits :-1 year 6 months

Publicational Merits:- 2 (survey, clinical case)

Field Of Interest /Expertise:-

Preventive Dentistry

Recent Advances and Technologies in Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Endodontics

Dr.Agisha Raaje.P MDS

Dr.Agisha Raaje.P MDS  has obtained her bachelor’s degree from Saveetha University. She did her masters in Pediatric And Preventive Dentistry from  Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute. She is a hands on clinician and specializes on treating children. Her patience and excellent hand skills are highly appreciated by her patients. Her ability to handle the tiny tots with zeal and absolute confidence has earned her great trust amongst her patients. Her professionalism combined with empathy make her an absolute favourite among her patients and students alike. She is a staunch believer of the idea that a teacher should never stop learning and a learner should never stop teaching

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