Dr Meghashyam Bhat

Dr Meghashyam Bhat
 Position Visiting Research Fellow
 Org Unit Dental School Administration
 Email meghashyam.bhat@adelaide.edu
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8075
 Location Floor/Room 3 12 ,  122 Frome Street ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Meghashyam Bhat is an Indian trained dentist with advanced qualifications in the specialty of Dental Public health, Hospital and Health management.
    Meghashyam Bhat has been with ARCPOH since 2010 and is pursuing his PhD research on the risk indicators for periodontal disease among two rural communities. His work is being supervised by Prof Kaye Roberts-Thomson and Associate Professor Loc Do.

  • Qualifications

    • PhD Candidate in Oral Epidemiology

    • Master of Dental Surgery (Community Dentistry)

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital & Health Management

    • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 



  • Awards & Achievements

    2013- IADR-Colgate Senior Travel Award

    2010- Awarded the IPRS Commonwealth/University of Adelaide scholarship

    2005- Awarded the GV Tulasamma Gold Medal for Community Dentistry by The Rajiv Gandhi  University India


  • Teaching Interests

    Meghashyam Bhat is interested in teaching Dental Public Health and his interest's include areas such as  Oral epidemiology, Preventive dentistry and Dental Public health policies.

  • Research Interests

    Meghashyam Bhat's research interests are focussed on Oral epidemiology, Health promotion and Oral health related quality of life in underserved rural populations. 

  • Publications

    Select Publications

    Pentapati KC, Acharya S, Bhat M, Rao SK, Singh S. Knowledge of dental decay and associated factors among pregnant women: a study from rural India. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2013;11(2):161-8.

    • Pentapati KC, Acharya S, Bhat M, Krishna Rao SV, Singh S. Oral health impact, dental caries, and oral health behaviors among the National Cadets Corps in South India.  J Investig Clin Dent. 2013 Feb;4(1):39-43.

    • Purohit BM, Singh A, Acharya S, Bhat M, Priya H. Assessment and validation of the oral impact on daily performance (OIDP) instrument among adults in Karnataka, South India. Community Dent Health. 2012 Sep;29(3):203-8.

    • Singh A, Purohit B, Sequeira P, Acharya S, Bhat M. Malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need measured by the dental aesthetic index and its association with dental caries in Indian school children. Community Dent Health. 2011 Dec;28(4):313-6. Erratum in: Community Dent Health. 2012 Mar;29(1):2.

    • Sikka M, Sequeira PS, Acharya S, Bhat M, Rao A, Nagaraj A. Poor oral health inpatients with coronary heart disease: a case-control study of Indian adults. N Z Med J. 2011 Dec 16;124(1347):53-62.

    • Kalyana P, Shashidhar A, Meghashyam B, Sreevidya KR, Sweta S. Stain removal efficacy of a novel dentifrice containing papain and Bromelain extracts--an invitro study. Int J Dent Hyg. 2011 Aug;9(3):229-33.

    • Singh A, Bharathi MP, Sequeira P, Acharya S, Bhat M. Oral health status and practices of 5 and 12 year old Indian tribal children. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2011 Spring;35(3):325-30.

    • Rao SK, Bhat M, David J. Work, Stress, and Diurnal Bruxism: A Pilot Study among Information Technology Professionals in Bangalore City, India. Int J Dent. 2011

    • Singh A, Sequiera P, Acharya S, Bhat M. Oral health status of two 12-year-old socially disadvantaged groups in South India: a comparative study. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2011;9(1):3-7.

    • Purohit BM, Acharya S, Bhat M. Oral health status and treatment needs of children attending special schools in South India: a comparative study. Spec Care Dentist. 2010 Nov-Dec;30(6):235-41

    • Singh S, Acharya S, Bhat M, Rao SK, Pentapati KC. Mobile phone hygiene:potential risks posed by use in the clinics of an Indian dental school. J Dent Educ. 2010 Oct;74(10):1153-8.

    • Priya H, Acharya S, Bhat M, Ballal M. Microbial contamination of the white coats of dental staff in the clinical setting. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects. 2009 Fall;3(4):136-40.

    • Rao SK, Bhat GS, Aradhya S, Devi A, Bhat M. Study of the efficacy of toothpaste containing casein phosphopeptide in the prevention of dental caries: a randomized controlled trial in 12- to 15-year-old high caries risk children in Bangalore, India.  Caries Res. 2009;43(6):430-5.

    Bhat M. Oral health status and treatment needs of a rural Indian fishing community. West Indian Med J. 2008 Sep;57(4):414-7.

    Meghashyam B, Nagesh L, Ankola AV, Nerli S. Dental caries status and treatment needs of children of fisher folk communities, residing in the coastal areas of Karnataka region, south India. West Indian Med J. 2007 Jan;56(1):96-8.

    Meghashyam, Nagesh L, Ankola A. Oral Health status and Treatment Needs of the Elderly residing in Old Age Homes In Belgaum City India. Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy March 2005, Vol 19 27-31

    • Nerli SR, Patil RA, Meghashyam, Patil AA, Malur SP Prosthetic status and treatment needs of the elderly residing in homes for the aged in Belgaum. Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society Vol 3 No.3 7-9

    • Kamath KK, Nagaraju R, Udupa N, Meghashyama, Kalapana R, Bhat KM
    Biodegradable dental implants for the human periodontal pocket. Journal Antiseptic Vol 96 No.5 172-76

    Short communication
    Meghashyam B, Nagesh L, Ankola A. Lifestyle of dentists in south India. West Indian Med J. 2007 Jan;56(1):99-100.


  • Professional Associations

    Meghashyam Bhat is a member of the International Association of Dental Research and a life member of the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Education at Manipal in India.

  • Professional Interests

    Contribute effectively towards prevention of disease through health promotion with the acquired knowledge, skills and experience.

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