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.

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

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  • 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

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Bhat, M., Bhat, S., Roberts-Thomson, K., & Do, L. (2019). Is periodontitis independently associated with potentially malignant disorders of the oral cavity?. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 20(1), 283-287.
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    2018 Bhat, M., Do, L., & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2018). Risk indicators for prevalence, extent and severity of periodontitis among rural Indian population aged 35-54 years. International journal of dental hygiene, 16(4), 492-502.
    DOI WoS1
    2018 Bhat, M., Do, L., & Roberts-Thomson, K. (2018). Association between dental visiting and missing teeth: Estimation using propensity score adjustment. Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry, Online(3), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus1
    2015 Bhat, M., Roberts-Thomson, K., & Do, L. (2015). Clustering of risk indicators for periodontal disease: a population-based study. Community Dental Health, 32(3), 158-162.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4 Europe PMC4
    2013 Pentapati, K., Acharya, S., Bhat, M., Krishna Rao, S., & Singh, S. (2013). Oral health impact, dental caries, and oral health behaviors among the National Cadets Corps in South India.. Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry, 4(1), 39-43.
    DOI Scopus5
    2013 Pentapati, K., Acharya, S., Bhat, M., Rao, S., & Singh, S. (2013). Knowledge of dental decay and associated factors among pregnant women: A study from rural india. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, 11(2), 161-168.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC2
    2012 Purohit, B., Singh, A., Acharya, S., Bhat, M., & Priya, H. (2012). Assessment and validation of the oral impact on daily performance (OIDP) instrument among adults in Karnataka, South India. Community Dental Health, 29(3), 203-208.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC4
    2012 Priya, H., Acharya, S., Kumar, M., Bhat, M., & Purohit, B. (2012). Oral health status and treatment need among preschool children attending Anganwadi Centres - a comparative study. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, 10(4), 355-363.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2011 Singh, A., Bharathi, M., Sequeira, P., Acharya, S., & Bhat, M. (2011). Oral health status and practices of 5 and 12 year old indian tribal children. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 35(3), 325-330.
    DOI Scopus14
    2011 Rao, S., Bhat, M., & David, J. (2011). Work, stress, and diurnal bruxism: a pilot study among information technology professionals in Bangalore City, India. International Journal of Dentistry, 2011, 1-5.
    DOI Scopus10 Europe PMC6
    2011 Singh, A., Purohit, B., Sequeira, P., Acharya, S., & Bhat, M. (2011). Malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need measured by the Dental Aesthetic Index and its association with dental caries in Indian schoolchildren. Community Dental Health, 28(4), 313-316.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC12
    2011 Sikka, M., Sequeira, P. S., Acharya, S., Bhat, M., Rao, A., & Nagaraj, A. (2011). Poor oral health in patients with coronary heart disease: A case control study of indian adults. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1347), 10.
    Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2011 Singh, A., Sequiera, P., Acharya, S., & Bhat, M. (2011). Oral health status of two 12-year-old socially disadvantaged groups in South India: A comparative study. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry, 9(1), 03-07.
    Scopus5 Europe PMC6
    2010 Singh, S., Acharya, S., Bhat, M., Rao, S., & Pentapati, K. (2010). Mobile phone hygiene: Potential risks posed by use in the clinics of an Indian dental school. Journal of Dental Education, 74(10), 1153-1158.
    Scopus31 Europe PMC13
    2010 Purohit, B., Acharya, S., & Bhat, M. (2010). Oral health status and treatment needs of children attending special schools in South India: A comparative study. Special Care in Dentistry, 30(6), 235-241.
    DOI Scopus21 Europe PMC13
    2009 Rao, S., Bhat, G., Aradhya, S., Devi, A., & Bhat, M. (2009). 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 Research, 43(6), 430-435.
    DOI Scopus34 Europe PMC14
    2009 Purohit, B., Priya, H., Acharya, S., Bhat, M., & Ballal, M. (2009). Efficacy of pre-procedural rinsing in reducing aerosol contamination during dental procedures. Journal of Infection Prevention, 10(6), 190-192.
    DOI Scopus4
    2008 Bhat, M. (2008). Access in India. Journal of the American Dental Association, 139(2), 129-130.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2008 Bhat, M. (2008). Oral health status and treatment needs of a rural Indian fishing community. West Indian Medical Journal, 57(4), 414-417.
    Scopus15 Europe PMC8
    2008 Bhat, M. (2008). Letter to the editor. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14(3), 747.
    2008 Bhat, M. (2008). Community health.. Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ihhīyah li-sharq al-mutawassi, 14(3), 747.
    2007 Bhat, M. (2007). Graduate dental education in Norway for students from developing countries.. Journal of dental education, 71(5), 569.
    Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2007 Bhat, M. (2007). Health message for smokers in the rural and remote areas of the developing world.. Rural and remote health, 7(3), 813.
    Europe PMC1
    2007 Bhat, M. (2007). Rural health outreach training.. Rural and remote health, 7(2), 792.
    2007 Bhat, M. (2007). Dental public health graduate programs for Indian dentists.. Journal of dental education, 71(4), 449.
    2007 Bhat, M. (2007). Dentist as CEO [1]. Journal of the American Dental Association, 138(8), 1060-1061.
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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.

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  • 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
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  • 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: meghashyam.bhat@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3070
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 122 Frome Street, floor 3
  • Room: 3 12
  • Org Unit: Dental School Administration

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