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Dr Sarbin Ranjitkar

Sarbin Ranjitkar
Senior Lecturer
Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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

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Dr Sarbin Ranjitkar

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

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

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

 

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

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Khominsky, A., Yong, R., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G., & Anderson, P. (2018). Extensive phenotyping of the orofacial and dental complex in Crouzon syndrome.. Archives of oral biology, 86, 123-130.
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2018 Yong, R., Ranjitkar, S., Lekkas, D., Halazonetis, D., Evans, A., Brook, A., & Townsend, G. (2018). Three-dimensional (3D) geometric morphometric analysis of human premolars to assess sexual dimorphism and biological ancestry in Australian populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Online, 1-13.
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2018 Fiorenza, L., Yong, R., Ranjitkar, S., Hughes, T. E., Quayle, M., McMenamin, P. G., . . . Adams, J. W. (2018). Technical Note: The use of 3D printing in dental anthropology collections. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
2017 Bariana, M., Dwivedi, P., Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Losic, D., & Anderson, P. (2017). Biological response of human suture mesenchymal cells to Titania nanotube-based implants for advanced craniosynostosis therapy. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 150, 59-67.
DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC2
2017 Ranjitkar, S., Turan, A., Mann, C., Gully, G., Marsman, M., Edwards, S., . . . Townsend, G. (2017). Surface-sensitive microwear texture analysis of attrition and erosion. Journal of Dental Research, 96(3), 300-307.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC2
2017 Mian, M., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G., & Anderson, P. (2017). Alterations in mandibular morphology associated with glypican 1 and glypican 3 gene mutations. Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, 20(3), 183-187.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2017 Bariana, M., Dwivedi, P., Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Losic, D., & Anderson, P. (2017). Glypican-based drug releasing titania implants to regulate BMP2 bioactivity as a potential approach for craniosynostosis therapy. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, Online, 1-10.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Zeola, L., Pereira, F., Machado, A., Reis, B., Kaidonis, J., Xie, Z., . . . Soares, P. (2016). Effects of non-carious cervical lesion size, occlusal loading and restoration on biomechanical behavior of premolar teeth. Australian Dental Journal, 61(4), 408-417.
DOI WoS1
2016 Patel, P., Yong, R., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G., & Brook, A. (2016). Agents within a developmental complex adaptive system: Intrauterine male hormones and dental arch size in humans. Proceedings of the New Forest Conference on Complex Systems 2016, as published in International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 11(4), 703-711.
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2016 Kaidonis, J., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G., Koh, K., Toh, V., & Brook, A. (2016). The mature stomatognathic system is a Complex Adaptive System. International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 11(4), 670-675.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Taduran, R., Ranjitkar, S., Hughes, T., Townsend, G., & Brook, A. (2016). Complex Systems in Human Development: Sexual Dimorphism in Teeth and Fingerprints of Australian Twins. Proceedings of the New Forest Conference on Complex Systems 2016, as published in International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, 11(4), 676-685.
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2016 Lam, F., Yong, R., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G., & Brook, A. (2016). Agents within a developmental complex adaptive system: Intrauterine male hormones influence human tooth size and shape. Proceedings of the New Forest Conference on Complex Systems 2016, as published in International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 11(4), 696-702.
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2015 Kwek, S., Mian, M., Hall, C., Xie, Z., Yong, R., Kaidonis, J., . . . Ranjitkar, S. (2015). Nanoscratch testing for the assessment of enamel demineralization under conditions simulating wine erosion. Australian Dental Journal, 60(1), 12-17.
DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC3
2014 Mann, C., Ranjitkar, S., Lekkas, D., Hall, C., Kaidonis, J., Townsend, G., & Brook, A. (2014). Three-dimensional profilometric assessment of early enamel erosion simulating gastric regurgitation. Journal of Dentistry, 42(11), 1411-1421.
DOI Scopus12 WoS9 Europe PMC6
2014 Yong, R., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G., Smith, R., Evans, A., Hughes, T., . . . Brook, A. (2014). Dental phenomics: advancing genotype to phenotype correlations in craniofacial research. Australian Dental Journal, 59(Suppl. 1), 34-47.
DOI Scopus20 WoS19 Europe PMC8
2014 Anderson, P., Yong, R., Surman, T., Rajion, Z., & Ranjitkar, S. (2014). Application of three-dimensional computed tomography in craniofacial clinical practice and research. Australian Dental Journal, 59(Suppl. 1), 174-185.
DOI Scopus23 WoS21 Europe PMC13
2014 Kaidonis, J., Ranjitkar, S., Lekkas, D., Brook, A., & Townsend, G. (2014). Functional dental occlusion: an anthropological perspective and implications for practice. Australian Dental Journal, 59(Suppl. 1), 162-173.
DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC4
2014 Hughes, T., Townsend, G., Pinkerton, S., Bockmann, M., Seow, W., Brook, A., . . . Lekkas, D. (2014). The teeth and faces of twins: providing insights into dentofacial development and oral health for practising oral health professionals. Australian Dental Journal, 59(Suppl. 1), 101-116.
DOI Scopus16 WoS17 Europe PMC6
2014 Ranjitkar, S., Cheung, W., Yong, R., Deverell, J., Pakianathan, M., & Hall, C. (2014). Odontogenic facial swelling of unknown origin. Australian Dental Journal, 60(4), 426-433.
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2013 Soares, P., Santos-Filho, P., Soares, C., Faria, V., Naves, M., Michael, J., . . . Townsend, G. (2013). Non-carious cervical lesions: influence of morphology and load type on biomechanical behaviour of maxillary incisors. Australian Dental Journal, 58(3), 306-314.
DOI Scopus8 WoS10 Europe PMC5
2013 Hughes, T., Bockmann, M., Mihailidis, S., Bennett, C., Harris, A., Seow, W., . . . Townsend, G. (2013). Genetic, epigenetic, and environmental influences on dentofacial structures and oral health: Ongoing studies of australian twins and their families. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16(1), 43-51.
DOI Scopus11 WoS12 Europe PMC6
2012 Ranjitkar, S., Smales, R., & Lekkas, D. (2012). Prevention of tooth erosion and sensitivity in wine tasters. Wine & Viticulture Journal, 27(1), 34-37.
2012 Kaidonis, J., Ranjitkar, S., Lekkas, D., & Townsend, G. (2012). An anthropological perspective: Another dimension to modern dental wear concepts. International Journal of Dentistry, 2012, 1-6.
DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
2012 ten Berge, F., te Poel, J., Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Lobbezoo, F., Hughes, T., & Townsend, G. (2012). Determining the direction of tooth grinding: an in vitro study. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 39(8), 576-583.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC2
2012 Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., & Smales, R. (2012). Gastroesophageal reflux disease and tooth erosion. International Journal of Dentistry, 2012, 1-10.
DOI Scopus30 Europe PMC9
2012 Ranjitkar, S., Smales, R., & Kaidonis, J. (2012). Oral manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 27(1), 21-27.
DOI Scopus22 WoS17 Europe PMC9
2009 Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Richards, L., & Townsend, G. (2009). The effect of CPP-ACP on enamel wear under severe erosive conditions. Archives of Oral Biology, 54(6), 527-532.
DOI Scopus29 WoS23 Europe PMC11
2009 Ranjitkar, S., Narayana, T., Kaidonis, J., Hughes, T., Richards, L., & Townsend, G. (2009). The effect of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate on erosive dentine wear. Australian Dental Journal, 54(2), 101-107.
DOI Scopus28 WoS21 Europe PMC14
2009 Ranjitkar, S., Rodriguez, J., Kaidonis, J., Richards, L., Townsend, G., & Bartlett, D. (2009). The effect of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate on erosive enamel and dentine wear by toothbrush abrasion. Journal of Dentistry, 37(4), 250-254.
DOI Scopus70 WoS58 Europe PMC35
2008 Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Townsend, G., Vu Thanh, M., & Richards, L. (2008). An in vitro assessment of the effect of load and pH on wear between opposing enamel and dentine surfaces. Archives of Oral Biology, 53(11), 1011-1016.
DOI Scopus20 WoS20 Europe PMC10
2008 Piekarz, C., Ranjitkar, S., Hunt, D., & McIntyre, J. (2008). An in vitro assessment of the role of Tooth Mousse in preventing wine erosion. Australian Dental Journal, 53(1), 22-25.
DOI Scopus35 WoS32 Europe PMC19
2008 Nguyen, C., Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., & Townsend, G. (2008). A qualitative assessment of non-carious cervial lesions in human teeth. Australian Dental Journal, 53(1), 46-51.
DOI Scopus23 WoS19 Europe PMC15
2006 Lin, N., Ranjitkar, S., Macdonald, R., Hughes, T., Taylor, J., & Townsend, G. (2006). New growth references for assessment of stature and skeletal maturation in Australians. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22(1), 1-10.
Scopus14 Europe PMC4
2006 Ranjitkar, S., Lin, N., Macdonald, R., Taylor, J., & Townsend, G. (2006). Stature and skeletal maturation of two cohorts of Australian children and young adults over the past two decades. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22(1), 47-58.
Scopus16 Europe PMC9
2004 Liu, P., Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Townsend, G., & Richards, L. (2004). A system for the acquisition and analysis of three-dimensional data describing dental morphology. Dental Anthropology, 17(3), 70-74.
2002 Ranjitkar, S., Taylor, J., & Townsend, G. (2002). A radiographic assessment of the prevalence of pulp stones in Australians. Australian Dental Journal, 47(1), 36-40.
DOI Scopus44 WoS33 Europe PMC29
1999 Ranjitkar, S., Fuss, J., Lekkas, D., & Townsend, G. (1999). Corono-radicular grooves in a large sample of human maxillary incisors. Dental Anthropology, 13(3), 1-May.

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Taduran, R. J., Ranjitkar, S., Hughes, T. E., Townsend, G. C., & Brook, A. H. (2017). Complex systems in human dental development: sexual dimorphism in teeth and fingerprints of Australian twins. In G. Rzveski, & C. Brebbia (Eds.), Complex Systems: Theory and Applications (pp. 194-203). United Kingdom: WIT Press.
2016 Koh, K., Toh, V., O'donnell, M., Ranjitkar, S., & Brook, A. (2016). A complex adaptive system in which environmental stress affects gene expression during development. In C. A. Brebbia, & G. Rzveski (Eds.), International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics Vol. 11 (pp. 686-695).
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Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Rossi-Fedele, G., Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Townsend, G., Callefels, D. S., Tan, J., & Lobezoo, F. (2017). Computed tomography investigation of root canal morphology in pre-contemporary Australian Aboriginal dentitions of the Narunnga Tribe. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Association for Dental Research Australian & New Zealand 47th Division Meeting. Adelaide.
2000 Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., & Townsend, G. (2000). Dental crown variation in the permanent dentitions of Australian twins. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Dental Research Vol 79 (5) May 2000. VA, USA: Internal Assoc for Dental Research.
  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.

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

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
2014 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Sex and Ethnicity on the Morphology of the Juvenile Human Dentition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Richard Jonathan Ordonez Taduran

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
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

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2017 - 2020 Treasurer IADR, ANZ Division International Association for Dental Research (ANZ Division)

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2017 - 2017 Consulting Editor PLoS ONE
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83137528
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, floor 10
Room Number
WS10074.11
Org Unit
Dental

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