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Dr Arthi Senthilkumar

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Rehabilitation
QualificationsBDS PGDipHealSc MHealSc PhD DClinDent MRACDS (Pros)
Research summaryDental education, gerodontology, biomaterials public health, oral and overall health connection
Teaching
  • DENT 361 Removable prosthodontics module coordinator
  • Fixed Prostheses
  • Lectures: DENT 261, AEST 801
  • CLDN 910: Research supervision
  • Research methodology and biostatistics
Memberships
  • Member of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists
  • New Zealand Dental Association
Clinical
  • Clinical supervision
  • DENT 261
  • DENT 361
  • DENT 461

Research

Dr Arthi Senthilkumar has education qualifications in both dental public health and prosthodontics which helped her to contribute to knowledge base in both fields, especially dental epidemiology, dental materials and dental education.

Dental epidemiology and public health

Oral health literacy of an individual has a direct effect on one’s oral health. In her PhD research, extensive dental epidemiological data was collected from a large adolescent population and compared with their oral health literacy. This research identified the rare predictors of dental caries in the Indian adolescent population namely mother’s education status, father’s employment status, and child’s caste system.

Dental education

Dr Senthilkumar has conducted various dental education research including sustaining clinical teaching staff and mobility of international students after graduation. She is currently working on adding oral health education in non-dental health programmes.

Dental materials

She has also been involved in various dental materials research and is currently starting a new project on developing new biomaterials.

Research methodology

Dr Senthilkumar has strong research methodological and statistical skills which helps her to supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate students efficiently. She has experience in conducting and supervising qualitative, quantitative, clinical and laboratory studies.

Publications

Veerasamy, A., Lyons, K., Crabtree, I., & Brunton, P. (2022). Geriatric oral health care content and barriers to its incorporation in undergraduate nursing curricula: New Zealand survey. Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jdd.13088

Ratnayake, J., Veerasamy, A., Ahmed, H., Coburn, D., Loch, C., Gray, A. R., Lyons, K. M., Heng, N. C. K., Cannon, R. D., … Brunton, P. A. (2022). Clinical and microbiological evaluation of a chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement (GIC-CHX) restoration placed using the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) technique. Materials, 15, 5044. doi: 10.3390/ma15145044

Veerasamy, A., Lyons, K., Crabtree, I., & Brunton, P. (2022). Knowledge of nursing graduates on oral health care for older people in the long-term care. Journal of Dental Education, 86, 830-838. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12895

Senthilkumar, A. (2021). [Review of the book The art of occlusal and esthetic waxing]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(3), 158. [Book Review].

Olson, H., Ratnayake, J., Senthilkumar, A., Quaranta, A., & Meldrum, A. (2021). Working characteristics for practicing dental hygienists in two countries in different hemispheres. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/idh.12538

Ratnayake, J., Veerasamy, A., Ahmed, H., Coburn, D., Loch, C., Gray, A. R., Lyons, K. M., Heng, N. C. K., Cannon, R. D., … Brunton, P. A. (2022). Clinical and microbiological evaluation of a chlorhexidine-modified glass ionomer cement (GIC-CHX) restoration placed using the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) technique. Materials, 15, 5044. doi: 10.3390/ma15145044

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., Lyons, K., Crabtree, I., & Brunton, P. (2022). Geriatric oral health care content and barriers to its incorporation in undergraduate nursing curricula: New Zealand survey. Journal of Dental Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jdd.13088

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., Lyons, K., Crabtree, I., & Brunton, P. (2022). Knowledge of nursing graduates on oral health care for older people in the long-term care. Journal of Dental Education, 86, 830-838. doi: 10.1002/jdd.12895

Journal - Research Article

Brunton, P. A., Ratnayake, J., Bodansky, H. J., Mei, L., Veerasamy, A., & Hall, R. (2021). An intraoral device for weight loss: Initial clinical findings. British Dental Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41415-021-3081-1

Journal - Research Article

Olson, H., Ratnayake, J., Senthilkumar, A., Quaranta, A., & Meldrum, A. (2021). Working characteristics for practicing dental hygienists in two countries in different hemispheres. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/idh.12538

Journal - Research Article

Brunton, P. A., Ratnayake, J., Loch, C., Veerasamy, A., Cathro, P., & Lee, R. (2019). Indirect restorations and fixed prosthodontics: Materials and techniques used by general dentists of New Zealand. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019, 5210162. doi: 10.1155/2019/5210162

Journal - Research Article

Loch, C., Ratnayake, J., Veerasamy, A., Cathro, P., Lee, R., & Brunton, P. A. (2019). Direct restorations, endodontics, and bleaching: Materials and techniques used by general dentists of New Zealand. International Journal of Dentistry, 2019, 6327171. doi: 10.1155/2019/6327171

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., Loch, C., Adam, L., & Brunton, P. A. (2019). Graduate mobility: Where do dentistry graduates choose to practice? European Journal of Dental Education, 23, 424-430. doi: 10.1111/eje.12448

Journal - Research Article

Lee, R. J., Ratnayake, J., Veerasamy, A., Loch, C., Cathro, P., & Brunton, P. A. (2018). Demographics, practising arrangements, and standards: Survey among New Zealand dentists. International Journal of Dentistry, 2018, 7675917. doi: 10.1155/2018/7675917

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., Loch, C., Adam, L., Howe, B. J., & Brunton, P. A. (2018). Challenges in clinical teaching investigated: Towards sustainable staff recruitment and retention in dentistry. European Journal of Dental Education, 22(4), 234-242. doi: 10.1111/eje.12336

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., Kirk, R., & Gage, J. (2016). A cross-sectional study examining the association between dental caries and oral health literacy among adolescents in Tamil Nadu, India. Scholars Journal of Dental Sciences, 3(4), 104-111.

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., Kirk, R., & Gage, J. (2016). Epidemiology of dental caries among adolescents in Tamil Nadu, India. International Dental Journal, 66, 169-177. doi: 10.1111/idj.12216

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., Kirk, R., & Gage, J. (2016). Oral health literacy of adolescents in Tamil Nadu, India. Scholars Journal of Dental Sciences, 3(4), 112-120.

Journal - Research Article

Veerasamy, A., & Kirk, R. C. (2013). Oral health literacy of parents of pre‐schoolers in New Zealand. Journal of Theory & Practice of Dental Public Health, 1(4), 20-29.

Journal - Research Article

Senthilkumar, A. (2021). [Review of the book Communication skills for dental health care providers]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(1), 44. [Review].

Journal - Research Other

Senthilkumar, A. (2021). [Review of the book The art of occlusal and esthetic waxing]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(3), 158. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Senthilkumar, A. (2021). [Review of the book Implant therapy: Clinical approaches and evidence of success, 2nd ed.]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 117(2), 90. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Veerasamy, A. (2020). [Review of the book Dental anatomy and morphology]. New Zealand Dental Journal, 116(4), 145. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

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