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

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

 

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2014 Research Award The IADR (ANZ Division) Oral Biology Award for 2014 The International Association for Dental Research, ANZ Division
2007 - 2007 Scholarship NHMRC travelling award The NHMRC of Australia $7,327
2005 - 2008 Scholarship NHMRC Dental Postgraduate Award The NHMRC of Australia $103,276

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Adelaide Australia BDS
University of Adelaide Australia PhD
University of Adelaide Australia BScDent (Hons)

Journals

Year Citation
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.
10.1177/0022034516680585
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, -.
10.1016/j.nano.2017.06.005
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.
10.1016/j.colsurfb.2016.11.019
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.
10.1111/ocr.12170
2016 Kaidonis, J. A., Ranjitkar, S., Townsend, G. C., Koh, K. S. B., Toh, V. K. L. & Brook, A. H. (2016). The mature stomatognathic system is a Complex Adaptive System. International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 11, 4, 670-675.
10.2495/DNE-V11-N4-670-675
2016 Taduran, R. J. O., Ranjitkar, S., Hughes, T., Townsend, G. & Brook, A. (2016). Complex Systems in Human Development: Sexual Dimorphism in Teeth and Fingerprints of Australian Twins. International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, 11, 4, 676-685.
10.2495/DNE-V11-N4-676-685
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. C. A. Brebbia & G. Rzveski (Eds.). International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 11, 4, 703-711.
10.2495/DNE-V11-N4-703-711
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.
10.1111/adj.12391
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. C. A. Brebbia & G. Rzveski (Eds.). International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 11, 4, 696-702.
10.2495/DNE-V11-N4-696-702
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.
10.1111/adj.12277
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.
10.1111/adj.12267
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.
10.1111/adj.12154
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.
10.1111/adj.12101
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.
10.1111/adj.12133
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.
10.1111/adj.12156
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.
10.1016/j.jdent.2014.06.011
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.
10.1017/thg.2012.78
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.
10.1111/adj.12084
2012 Ranjitkar, S., Smales, R. & Kaidonis, J. (2012). Oral manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 27, 1, 21-27.
10.1111/j.1440-1746.2011.06945.x
2012 Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J. & Smales, R. (2012). Gastroesophageal reflux disease and tooth erosion. International Journal of Dentistry, 2012, 1-10.
10.1155/2012/479850
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.
10.1155/2012/741405
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 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.
10.1111/j.1365-2842.2012.02297.x
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.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01101.x
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.
10.1016/j.jdent.2008.11.013
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.
10.1016/j.archoralbio.2009.03.006
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.
10.1016/j.archoralbio.2008.05.013
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.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.00009
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.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2007.00003.x
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.
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.
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.
10.1111/j.1834-7819.2002.tb00301.x
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

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). WIT Press.
2015 Kaidonis, J. A., Anastassiadis, P. M., Lekkas, D., Ranjitkar, S., Amaechi, B. T. & Townsend, G. C. (2015). Prevention and control of dental erosion: Professional clinic care. In B. T. Amaechi (Ed.), Dental Erosion and Its Clinical Management (pp. 151-168). Switzerland: Springer.
10.1007/978-3-319-13993-7_9
2012 Kaidonis, J., Ranjitkar, S. & Townsend, G. (2012). 'Mineral maintenance' of dental structures in caries and erosive tooth wear: an holistic model. In G. Townsend, E. Kanazawa & H. Takayama (Eds.), New Directions in Dental Anthropology: paradigms, methodologies and outcomes (pp. 115-122). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
10.1017/UPO9780987171870.011
2012 Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J., Hall, C., Marino, V., Richards, L. & Townsend, G. (2012). Emerging techniques for the analysis of tooth wear. In G. Townsend, E. Kanazawa & H. Takayama (Eds.), New Directions in Dental Anthropology: paradigms, methodologies and outcomes (pp. 123-137). Australia: University of Adelaide Press.
10.1017/UPO9780987171870.012

Conference Papers

Year Citation
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. C. A. Brebbia & G. Rzveski (Eds.)
10.2495/DNE-V11-N4-686-695

Conference Items

Year Citation
2000 Ranjitkar, S., Kaidonis, J. & Townsend, G. (2000). Dental crown variation in the permanent dentitions of Australian twins. 39th Annual Meeting ANZ Division, International Association for Dental Research. Adelaide, Australia.
  1. 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. [ARC
  2. 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.
  3. Ranjitkar S, Andersen PJ, Hall C, Townsend G. ADRF. Dental phenomic characterisation of Apert syndrome teeth. 2013, $9,980.
  4. Mihailidis S, Ranjitkar S, Hughes T, Hall C, Townsend G. ADRF. A new approach to dental morphology analysis. 2013, $7,642.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Marino V, Ranjitkar S, Richards LC, Bartold PM. School of Dentistry. RIBG Equipment Grant. 2014, $4,000.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.

Lecturing in Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Certificate in Oral Health; Key topics: Adhesive Materials, Occlusion and tooth Wear; and Head and Neck Anatomy and Neuroanatomy

Facilitating case-based scenarios, i.e. Integrated Learning Activities

Clinical tutoring/ supervising direct patient care (BDS1, BDS3)

Continuing research students

  • R J Taduran – Adelaide Scholarship International - PhD, 2014-
  • S Sadaf – M Phil, 2016-
  • A Khominsky – Honours [ADRF Undergraduate Scholarship], 2016-
  • S Lonsdale – Honours, 2017- [Summer vacationship, 2016/17]
  • D Patel, M Tadros, R Ulivieri – Honours, 2017-
  • Has completed co-supervision of 1 PhD student, 8 Masters students (from ACTA, the Netherlands), 1 Graduate Diploma student, 12 honours students (10 Class I and 2 Class IIA), and 7 summer vacation students
  • Student awards:

1.

M Bariana (PhD)

- The IADR (ANZ Division) Joan Chong Award In Dental Materials, 2014

 

 

- Dean’s commendation for PhD thesis

- Best poster presentation, Postgraduate category, Colgate Research Day, Adelaide, July 2015

2.

C Mann (Hons)

- The University Medal for Honours, 2014

 

 

- Best poster presentation, Honours category, Colgate Research Day, Adelaide, July 2014

3.

M Mian (Hons)

- Leonard Hanson Prize from the Australian Dental Research Foundation, 2015

    - Winner of the SCADA Tabletop Demonstration, 36th Australian Dental Congress, Brisbane, 2015

4.

K Shah (Hons)

- Best poster presentation, Beacon Conference of Undergraduate Research, 18 August, 2016

5.

F Lam (Hons)

- Best poster presentation, Honours category, Colgate Research Day, Adelaide, July 2015

6.

T Narayana (Hons)

- Leonard Hanson Prize from the Australian Dental Research Foundation, 2005

Editorial Boards

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

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