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Contact Details

Email
harsha.desilva@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
Qualifications
BDS MS FDSRCS FFDRCS
Research summary
Oral & 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

Praganta, J., De Silva, H., De Silva, R., Tong, D. C., & Thomson, W. M. (2024). Effect of advanced platelet-rich fibrin (A-PRF) on postoperative level of pain and swelling following third molar surgery. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2024.02.003 Journal - Research Article

Lintern, J., Thomson, W. M., De Silva, H., & Ling, G. (2023, July). Hyperbaric oxygen: Who wants it? A case-series analysis of patients referred for hyperbaric oxygen in the prevention or management of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) in New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Faculty of Dentistry Clinical and Research Excellence Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

De Silva, H. L., & Seo, B. (2023). Blue-purple lump on the lip: Haemangioma/vascular anomaly. In W. M. Tilakaratne & T. G. Kallarakkal (Eds.), Clinicopathological correlation of oral diseases. (pp. 129-140). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-24408-7_12 Chapter in Book - Research

Edirisinghe, S. T., Devmini, T., Pathmaperuma, S., Weerasekera, M., de Silva, K., Liyanage, I., … Rich, A., De Silva, H., Hussaini, H., … Yasawardene, S. (2023). Risk assessment of alcohol consumption for oral cancer: A case-control study in patients attending the National Cancer Institute (Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama) of Sri Lanka. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 24, 1181-1185. doi: 10.31557/apjcp.2023.24.4.1181 Journal - Research Article

Edirisinghe, S. T., Weerasekera, M., De Silva, D. K., Devmini, M. T., Pathmaperuma, S., Wijesinghe, G. K., … Hussaini, H., Rich, A. M., De Silva, H., Milne, T., … Yasawardene, S. (2023). Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (VEGF-A) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) as potential biomarkers for oral squamous cell carcinoma: A Sri Lankan study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 24(1), 267-274. doi: 10.31557/apjcp.2023.24.1.267 Journal - Research Article

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