Meghashyam Bhat

Dr Meghashyam Bhat

Visiting Research Fellow

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr. Meghashyam Bhat is a Public health dentist and oral epidemiologist with special interest in oral epidemiology, preventive dentistry and public health.
Currently, Dr. Bhat is Visiting Research Fellow with Adelaide Dental School/ARCPOH and is working on the factors affecting oral health in marginalized populations in India. Dr. Bhat has looked at the risk indicators associated with periodontal disease and tooth loss. Dr. Bhat has a keen interest on oral health issues of under-served populations in the Indian subcontinent, Asia and Oceania and is willing to collaborate and discuss potential supervisory activities for Honors/Masters and PhD.

Research Interests:
Epidemiology of Oral Diseases
Oral Health related Quality of Life
Risk Indicators for Periodontal Diseases
Socio-economic inequality in Oral health
Oral Health of Marginalized Populations.

BDS, MDS (Community Dentistry), PhD (University of Adelaide), Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Hindi Can read, write and speak
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2001 - 2004 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences India Masters in Dental Surgery (Community Dentistry)
    2001 - 2003 Indira Gandhi Open University India Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management
    1993 - 1998 Manipal Academy of Higher Education India Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2010 - 2014 PhD in Dentistry University of Adelaide Australia
    2001 - 2004 Master of Dental Surgery (Community Dentistry) Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru India
  • Research Interests

IADR-ANZ  Travel Grant 2013

Scholarship Department of Health and Ageing 2010-11

IPRS/University of Adelaide Scholarship 2010-14


Dr. Bhat has been involved in teaching BDS and BOH students.

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - ongoing Other Survey's on Oral Health Issues in India Sharavathi Dental College and Hospital, Shimoga affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru India BDS Other Full Time BDS Students
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2019 - 2021 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - ongoing Professor of Public Health Dentistry Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India India
  • Position: Visiting Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83138075
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 3070
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 122 Frome Street, floor 3
  • Room: 3 12
  • Org Unit: Dental School Administration

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