Sarbin Ranjitkar

Dr Sarbin Ranjitkar

Senior Lecturer

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Sarbin Ranjitkar
BDS, BScDent (Hons), PhD
Senior lecturer
University of Adelaide , Adelaide · Adelaide Dental School

Key topics: Craniofacial Biology (including Head and Neck Anatomy), Dental Bioceramic Materials (including tooth wear and de- and re-mineralisation of tooth structure), Dental Phenomics, Oral Microbiome and Metabolome

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Assistant Dean of Dental Services University of Adelaide
    2015 Visiting Fellow Flinders University
    2014 Senior Lecturer in Dental Materials Univeristy of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Invitation Invited Boardroom lunch with Vice Chancellor 2016 University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Research Award The IADR (ANZ Division) Oral Biology Award for 2014 The International Association for Dental Research, ANZ Division Australia
    2007 Scholarship NHMRC travelling award The NHMRC of Australia Australia $7,327
    2005 Scholarship NHMRC Dental Postgraduate Award The NHMRC of Australia Australia $103,276
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    University of Adelaide Australia BScDent (Hons)
    University of Adelaide Australia BDS
  1. Perilli E, Taylor M, Long J, Tang Y, Sammut K, Cazzolato B, Xie Z, Seymore R, Ozbakkaloglu T, Ranjitkar S, Hutchinson M. ARC (LIEF Grant). Large-volume, multi-use micro-computed tomography. 2018, $557,389. [LE180100136].
  2. Prideaux G, Price G, Evans A, Townsend GC, Walshe KA, Linacre A, Leterme S, Popelka-Filcoff RS, Ellis AV, Webb GE, Louys J, Travouillon KJ, Ranjitkar S, Kaidonis JA, Lee MS, Hutchinson MN. ARC (LIEF Grant). Confocal microscope for high-resolution microtopographic analysis of surfaces in historical, forensic and polymer sciences. 2013, $180,000. [LE130100115]
  3. Diep A, Ranjitkar S, Brook A, Kaidonis JA, Townsend GC. Dentsply Australia Pty Ltd. State-of-the-art imaging of early enamel erosion. 2013, $850.
  4. Ranjitkar S, Andersen PJ, Hall C, Townsend G. ADRF. Dental phenomic characterisation of Apert syndrome teeth. 2013, $9,980.
  5. Mihailidis S, Ranjitkar S, Hughes T, Hall C, Townsend G. ADRF. A new approach to dental morphology analysis. 2013, $7,642.
  6. Mann C, Ranjitkar S, Hall C, Losic D, Lekkas D, Kaidonis J, Townsend GC. Dentsply Australia Pty Ltd. High-resolution 3D dental microwear texture analysis. 2013, $700.
  7. Mann C, Ranjitkar S, Brook A, Hall C, Lekkas D, Kaidonis JA, Townsend GC. ADRF. State-of-the-art imaging of early enamel erosion in deciduous teeth. 2014, $7,660.
  8. Bariana M, Ranjitkar S, Anderson PJ, Kaidonis JA, Losic D, Townsend GC. ADRF. The application of novel nanoengineered implants for craniosynostosis therapy. 2014, $7,000.
  9. Ranjitkar S, D Farmer, G Heithersey. Australian Society of Endodontology. Surface topographic analysis and three-dimensional imaging of teeth with dentinal dysplasia type 1C. 2013-14, $1996.60.
  10. Diep A, Ranjitkar S, Hall C, Kaidonis JA, Townsend GC. Dentsply Australia Pty Ltd. Surface sensitive spectroscopic analysis of chemical changes during early enamel erosion. 2014, $850.
  11. Marino V, Ranjitkar S, Richards LC, Bartold PM. School of Dentistry. RIBG Equipment Grant. 2014, $4,000.
  12. Mian A, Ranjitkar S, Anderson PJ, Townsend GC, Hughes T. ADRF. The roles of glypicans 1 and 3 in craniofacial skeletal and dental morphogenesis in a murine model. 2015, $5,000.
  13. Ranjitkar S, Mihailidis S, James H, Cheung W, Fedele-Rossi G, Brook A, Walshe K, Yong R, Townsend G. RIBG Grant from the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide. MIMICS software for 3D CT and microCT image analyses in craniofacial research. 2015, $4,000.
  14. Yong R, Ranjitkar S, James H, Townsend G. RIBG Grant from the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide.Viewbox 4 (DAHL) software for landmark-based geometric morphometric analyses. 2015, $1,790.
  15. Ranjitkar S, Mihailidis S, Fedele-Rossi G, Brook A, Yong R, Cheung W, Townsend G. RIBG Grant from the School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide. MIMICS software for 3D CT and microCT image analyses in craniofacial research (License renewal). 2016, $1,870.
  16. Ranjitkar S, Logan R, Anderson P, Xie Z, Hall C. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Research Infrastructure Funding Awards. 2018, $8,351.
  17. Ranjitkar S. Three-dimensional image acquisition and processing facilities. Adelaide Dental School (RIBG grant). 2018, $2,208.00.
  18. Ranjitkar S, Kaidonis J, Lekkas D, Hall C. GC Corporation. Erosion-inhibiting potential of a novel paste containing CPP-ACP and stannous fluoride in vitro. 2018-19, $20,000.
  19. Lonsdale S, Ranjitkar S, Yong R, Anderson P. ADRF. Craniofacial abnormalities in Saethre-Chotzen: a murine model with Twist1 gene mutation. 2018, $4,680.
  20. Bereza S, Ranjitkar S, Yong R, Arthur A, Anderson P. ADRF. Phenotyping the craniofacial and dental features in a murine model of craniofrontonasal dysplasia (CFND). 2019. 4,480.

Dental Materials coordinator in Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health

Key teaching topics: Adhesive Materials, Occlusion and Tooth Wear; and Head and Neck Anatomy and Neuroanatomy

Facilitator for case-based scenarios, i.e. Integrated Learning Activities

Clinical tutoring/ supervising direct patient care (BDS3, BDS5)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery III - year coordinator 2012-14

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Effect of L.L.L. Therapy on the Healing of Periodontal Wounds Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) Master Full Time Dr Deena Talib Al Saady
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Tooth crown dimensions and cusp number in hypodontia: assessed by a new three-dimensional technique Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) Master Part Time Miss Sadaf Sassani
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Nature and Extent of Sexual Dimorphism in Dental and Dermatoglyphic Traits of Twins Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Richard Jonathan Ordonez Taduran
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Nanoengineered Titanium as Protein-Releasing Implants: A Molecular Adjunct to Reduce Craniofacial Surgery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Manpreet Bariana
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The effects of the Y chromosome and intrauterine male hormones on human tooth size and shape The University of Adelaide Honours Part Time Felicity Lam
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137528
  • Email: sarbin.ranjitkar@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 10
  • Room: WS10074.11
  • Org Unit: Dental

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