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Health Sciences profile

Dr Harsha De Silva

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
QualificationsBDS MS FDSRCS FFDRCS
Research summaryOral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Research

Clinical and systematic review-based research in oral and maxillofacial surgery including dento-alveolar surgery, maxillofacial trauma, dental implantology and other clinical aspects of the specialty with a special interest in studying clinicopathological behaviour of oral potentially malignant disorders.

Publications

Heo, J., Choi, H., & De Silva, H. L. (2018). Displacement of mandibular third molar into a submandibular space: A case report. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(1), 41-44. [Case Study].

Siddiqi, A., Niazi, M. I. K., De Silva, H., Firth, N., Konthasingha, P., & Zafar, S. (2017). Percutaneous exposure incidents: A review of practice and awareness of current protocols at a dental faculty. Oral Surgery, 10(4), e80-e87. doi: 10.1111/ors.12282

De Silva, N., Samanmali, R., & De Silva, H. L. (2017). Managing occupational stress of professionals in large construction projects. Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology, 15(4), 488-504. doi: 10.1108/JEDT-09-2016-0066

Best, A. D., De Silva, R. K., Thomson, W. M., Tong, D. C., Cameron, C. M., & De Silva, H. L. (2017). Efficacy of codeine when added to paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for relief of postoperative pain after surgical removal of impacted third molars: A double-blinded randomised control trial. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 75(10), 2063-2069. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2017.04.045

Hong, C. L., Lamb, A. W., Broadbent, J. M., De Silva, H. L., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). An update on New Zealand oral health practitioners’ preparedness for medical emergencies. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(4), 5-12.

Journal - Research Article

Siddiqi, A., Niazi, M. I. K., De Silva, H., Firth, N., Konthasingha, P., & Zafar, S. (2017). Percutaneous exposure incidents: A review of practice and awareness of current protocols at a dental faculty. Oral Surgery, 10(4), e80-e87. doi: 10.1111/ors.12282

Hong, C. L., Lamb, A. W., Broadbent, J. M., De Silva, H. L., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). An update on New Zealand oral health practitioners’ preparedness for medical emergencies. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(4), 5-12.

Best, A. D., De Silva, R. K., Thomson, W. M., Tong, D. C., Cameron, C. M., & De Silva, H. L. (2017). Efficacy of codeine when added to paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for relief of postoperative pain after surgical removal of impacted third molars: A double-blinded randomised control trial. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 75(10), 2063-2069. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2017.04.045

De Silva, N., Samanmali, R., & De Silva, H. L. (2017). Managing occupational stress of professionals in large construction projects. Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology, 15(4), 488-504. doi: 10.1108/JEDT-09-2016-0066

Coetzee, A., Goodhew, E. L., De Silva, H. L., & Thomson, W. M. (2016). Steroid prophylaxis: The knowledge and practices of New Zealand General Dental Practitioners. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(4), 102-107.

Friedlander, L. T., Hussani, H., Cullinan, M. P., Seymour, G. J., De Silva, R. K., De Silva, H., Cameron, C., & Rich, A. M. (2015). VEGF and VEGFR2 in dentigerous cysts associated with impacted third molars. Pathology, 47(5), 446-451. doi: 10.1097/pat.0000000000000272

Jung, T. K., De Silva, H. L., Konthasingha, P. P., & Tong, D. C. (2015). Trends in paediatric maxillofacial trauma presenting to Dunedin Hospital, 2006 to 2012. New Zealand Dental Journal, 111(2), 76-79.

Choi, H. J., De Silva, R. K., Tong, D. C., De Silva, H. L., Love, R. M., & Athens, J. (2013). The thickness of parietal bones in a New Zealand sample of cadaveric skulls in relation to calvarial bone graft. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction, 6(2), 115-120. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1343788

Ng, D., De Silva, R. K., Smit, R., De Silva, H., & Farella, M. (2013). Facial attractiveness of skeletal Class II patients before and after mandibular advancement surgery as perceived by people with different backgrounds. European Journal of Orthodontics, 35(4), 515-520. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjs028

Dias, D. K., De Silva, H. L., & Senadeera, W. M. (2011). Mid-maxillary distraction osteogenesis of cleft patients using a special custom-made tooth-borne device. Ceylon Medical Journal, 56(3), 108-111.

Parton, A. L., Tong, D. C., De Silva, H. L., Farella, M., & De Silva, R. K. (2011). A nine-year review of orthognathic surgery at the University of Otago. New Zealand Dental Journal, 107(4), 117-120.

Patel, K. J., De Silva, H. L., Tong, D. C., & Love, R. M. (2011). Concordance between clinical and histopathologic diagnoses of oral mucosal lesions. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 69(1), 125-133. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2010.07.075

Jattan, R., De Silva, H. L., De Silva, R. K., Rich, A. M., & Love, R. M. (2011). A case series of odontogenic keratocysts from a New Zealand population over a 20-year period. New Zealand Dental Journal, 107(4), 112-116.

Campbell, D. I., De Silva, R. K., De Silva, H., Sinon, S. H., & Rich, A. M. (2011). Temporomandibular joint synovial chondromatosis with intracranial extension: A review and observations of patient observed for 4 years. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 69(8), 2247-2252. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2010.10.042

Naidoo, R. J., De Silva, H. L., & Tong, D. C. (2009). Full frontal: Considerations in a 16-year-old rugby player with a frontal sinus fracture. New Zealand Dental Journal, 105(2), 51-55.

De Silva, H. L. (2009). Management of odontogenic infections. New Zealand Dental Association News, 147, 14-16.

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Journal - Research Other

Heo, J., Choi, H., & De Silva, H. L. (2018). Displacement of mandibular third molar into a submandibular space: A case report. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(1), 41-44. [Case Study].

Dias, D. K., De Silva, H. L., & Shanmuganadan, S. (2010). Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Presenting with symptoms mimicking dental disease [Case report]. Sri Lanka Dental Journal, 40(1), 35-44.

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