Dr Thirumal Raj, MDS - Sri Venkateswara Dental College - Senior Lecturer

Dr Thirumal Raj

MDS

Sri Venkateswara Dental College

Senior Lecturer

Chennai, Tamil Nadu | India

Additional Specialties: Oral pathology and Microbiology

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Dr Thirumal Raj, MDS - Sri Venkateswara Dental College - Senior Lecturer

Dr Thirumal Raj

MDS

Introduction

Primary Affiliation: Sri Venkateswara Dental College - Chennai, Tamil Nadu , India

Additional Specialties:

Research Interests:


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Number of Publications

62

Publications

Number of Profile Views

648

Profile Views

Number of Article Reads

210

Reads

Number of Citations

6

Citations

Education

Sep 2016
Post Graduation
MDS
Jun 2013 - Aug 2016
M.S.Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
MDS
Jun 2006 - Aug 2011
Faculty of Dentistry, Sri Ramachandra University
BDS
Jun 2011
Under Graduation
BDS
Apr 2018
Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
Ph.D.

Experience

Jun 2017
Senior Lecturer
Academics and Research
Jan 2017
Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital
Senior Lecturer

Top co-authors

Shankargouda Patil
Shankargouda Patil

College of Dentistry

30
Roopa S Rao
Roopa S Rao

MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

10
Archana A Gupta
Archana A Gupta

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

5
Roopa Rao
Roopa Rao

MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

5
Sachin Sarode
Sachin Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

3
Gargi S Sarode
Gargi S Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

3
Sachin C Sarode
Sachin C Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

3
Supriya Kheur
Supriya Kheur

Dr. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil Dental College and Hospital

2
Govindarajan Sujatha
Govindarajan Sujatha

Sri Venkateswara Dental College

2
Gargi Sarode
Gargi Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

2

Publications

62Publications

210Reads

6PubMed Central Citations

P-Hacking: A Wake-Up Call for the Scientific Community.

Sci Eng Ethics 2018 12 25;24(6):1813-1814. Epub 2017 Oct 25.

Department of Research, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

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December 2018
4 Reads
1.516 Impact Factor

Reviewing the role of human papillomavirus in oral cancer using the Bradford Hill criteria of causation.

Dis Mon 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

College of Dental Medicine, Roseman University of Health Sciences, South Jordan, UT 84095, United States.

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November 2018
1 Read
0.535 Impact Factor

True nature of mild epithelial dysplasia in oral lichenoid mucositis - Is it a reactionary change to the sub-epithelial inflammation or represents true malignant potential? A hypothesis.

Med Hypotheses 2018 11 17;120:48. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India.

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November 2018
1 Read
1.152 Impact Factor

Flavored tobacco to E-cigarette's: How the tobacco industry sustains its product flow.

Oral Oncol 2018 Oct 5;85:110. Epub 2018 Aug 5.

Post Graduate Student, Department of Social Work, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.

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October 2018
4 Reads
3.610 Impact Factor

Scope of Mathematical Biology in Cancer Research.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2018 Sep 1;19(9):1035-1036. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

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September 2018
2 Reads

The potential use of scaffold-mediated local delivery of bone modulators in accelerated orthodontics: A hypotheses.

Med Hypotheses 2018 09 4;118:128. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Thalambur, Chennai 600130, India. Electronic address:

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September 2018
14 Reads
1.152 Impact Factor

Hypothesizing the potential complications of using DNA mismatch repair gene inhibition in cancer therapy.

Med Hypotheses 2018 08 24;117:1-2. Epub 2018 May 24.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

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August 2018
1 Read
1.152 Impact Factor

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on smokeless tobacco products should include Shammah.

Nicotine Tob Res 2018 Jul 7. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, India.

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July 2018
7 Reads
3.300 Impact Factor

Oral Potentially Malignant Disorder Based Customized Epithelial Dysplasia Grading: a Need of the Hour.

Pathol Oncol Res 2018 Jul 14. Epub 2018 Jul 14.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, India.

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July 2018
1 Read
1.810 Impact Factor

Assessing the carcinogenic potential of E-cigarette.

Oral Oncol 2018 Jun 24;81:111. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Apollo White Dental Clinic, Vadapalani, Chennai 600026, India. Electronic address:

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June 2018
2 Reads
3.610 Impact Factor

Laser Capture Microdissection in Oral Cancer.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2018 May 1;19(5):475-476. Epub 2018 May 1.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, e-mail:

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May 2018
1 Read

Cervicofacial actinomycosis can obscure a malignancy: A case report.

Oral Oncol 2018 May 13;80:94. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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May 2018
5 Reads
3.610 Impact Factor

Assessing the potential role of scaffold-mediated local chemotherapy in oral cancer.

Oral Oncol 2018 May 16;80:97. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Thalambur, Chennai 600130, India. Electronic address:

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May 2018
4 Reads
3.610 Impact Factor

Are oral mucosal nevi potential precursors for oral mucosal melanoma?

Oral Oncol 2018 Apr 28;79:83. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India. Electronic address:

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April 2018
5 Reads
3.610 Impact Factor

Hypothesizing the potential implications of exposing known carcinogens on normal stem cells.

Oral Oncol 2018 Apr 5;79:86-87. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, India. Electronic address:

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April 2018
4 Reads
3.610 Impact Factor

P-hacking.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2017 Aug 1;18(8):633-634. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y Patil Dental College & Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune Maharashtra, India.

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August 2017
7 Reads

Oral Health Hazards of Water Pipe Smoking: Current Evidence.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2017 Jul 1;18(7):539-540. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune Maharashtra, India.

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July 2017
12 Reads

Formulating a clinicopathological algorithm for oral lichenoid dysplasia and related lesions

Authors:
A. Thirumal Raj

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.06.017

Oral Oncology

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June 2017
2 Reads

Oral lichenoid dysplasia and exophytic oral verrucous hyperplasia: Mythical entities of oral pathology

Authors:
A. Thirumal Raj

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.05.013

Oral Oncology

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May 2017
2 Reads

Exophytic oral verrucous hyperplasia: a new entity.

J Investig Clin Dent 2016 Nov 15;7(4):417-423. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, India.

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November 2016
7 Reads

A Comparison of Conventional and Microwave Decalcification and Processing of Tooth and Mandibular Bone Specimens.

J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Oct 1;10(10):ZC121-ZC126. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

Professor and Head, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences , Bengaluru, Karnataka, India .

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October 2016
14 Reads

Quality Check in Oral Cell Lines: The Need for Molecular Characterization.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 Nov 1;16(11). Epub 2015 Nov 1.

Postgraduate Student (Final Year) Department of Oral Pathology Faculty of Dental Sciences MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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November 2015
4 Reads

Parasitic Metabolic Pathway of Oral Cancer Cells: The Reverse Warburg Effect

JIOH. 2015 Nov 7(11):i-ii

Journal of International Oral Health

Cancer cells require a high input of energy to compensate for its rapid proliferation. Various theories have been put forth to comprehend the high energy source feeding the tumor cells. Otto Warburg in 1924 proposed that the tumor cells produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules by non-oxidative glycolysis (Warburg effect/metabolism) to meet its high energy demand and due to its lack of functional mitochondria.1 W

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November 2015
2 Reads

Recent Developments in Oral Epithelial Dysplasia Grading: A Critical Appraisal.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 Oct 1;16(10). Epub 2015 Oct 1.

Postgraduate Student (Final Year) Department of Oral Pathology Faculty of Dental Sciences MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bengaluru, Karnataka India.

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October 2015
5 Reads

Insight into the Evolving Concepts on the Origin of Salivary Gland Neoplasms.

J Int Oral Health 2015 ;7(Suppl 1):i-ii

Post-graduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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July 2015
13 Reads

Insight into the Latest Concepts of Neurotrophism and Perineural Invasion in Head and Neck Cancer.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 Jul 1;16(7):i-ii. Epub 2015 Jul 1.

Final Year Postgraduate Student Department of Oral Pathology Faculty of Dental Sciences MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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July 2015
2 Reads

Role of Mycoplasma in the Initiation and Progression of Oral Cancer.

J Int Oral Health 2015 Jul;7(7):i-ii

Post-graduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Email:

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July 2015
4 Reads
1 Citation

Dedifferentiation in Malignant Salivary Gland Neoplasms: A Critical Appraisal.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 Jun 1;16(6):i-ii. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Postgraduate Student (Final Year) Department of Oral Pathology Faculty of Dental Sciences MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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June 2015
22 Reads

Dual Role of Autophagy in Oral Cancer.

J Int Oral Health 2015 Jun;7(6):i-ii

Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Email:

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June 2015
14 Reads
1 Citation

Unveiling the Molecular Signature of Salivary Gland Neoplasms with Tumor-specific Fusion Oncogenes.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 May 1;16(5):i-ii. Epub 2015 May 1.

Final Year Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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May 2015
8 Reads
1 Citation

DNA methylation induced epigenetic silencing: a potential biomarker and therapeutic target for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

J Int Oral Health 2015 Apr;7(4):i-ii

Post-graduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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April 2015
8 Reads

Animal Models--Decoding the Molecular Biology of Oral Cancer.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 Apr 1;16(4):i-ii. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

Professor and Head, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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April 2015
8 Reads

Instant transport media for biopsied soft tissue specimens: a comparative study.

Scientifica (Cairo) 2015 22;2015:876531. Epub 2015 Feb 22.

Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore 560054, India.

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March 2015
18 Reads
1 Citation

Potential role of tumor microenvironment in the progression of oral cancer.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 Mar 1;16(3):i-ii. Epub 2015 Mar 1.

Final year postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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March 2015
5 Reads
1 Citation

Role of miRNA in the malignant transformation of oral lichen planus.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2015 Feb 1;16(2):i-ii. Epub 2015 Feb 1.

Final Year Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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February 2015
2 Reads
1 Citation

Periodontal Medicine: Past and Present

Journal of Dental & Oro-facial Research

The interrelationship between oral and systemic health, has been a matter of debate since the controversial theory of focal infection by Dr. Miller. He stated that the oral pathogens had the capability to either directly enter or release their toxic products into the systemic circulation. In the past, a substantial part of focal infection was attributed to pulpal and periapical pathologies. The concept has evolved with considerable evidence linking periodontal status with systemic conditions including atherosclerosis, bacterial endocarditis, diabetes mellitus, and respiratory disease. Extensive research on the complex relationship between oral and systemic health, has given rise to the emerging field of “periodontal medicine.” Currently, we have reached a point at which experimental studies have shown a significant improvement in systemic health following regimental maintenance of oral health. Since oral health has a significant influence over the final prognosis of a number of systemic disorders, it is essential that we understand the underlying pathophysiology linking oral to systemic health.

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A comparison between manual and computerized bite-mark analysis

J. Adv Oral Research

Background: Bite marks are observed primarily in sexual assault cases, where the suspect might bite the victim or the victim might bite the suspect in self defence. Bite mark analysis is based on the assumption that human dentition is unique, but relating a particular bite mark to a specific dentition is near impossible. Thus a need for formatting a standardised analysis technique where in the subjective variations between the examiners are minimal, is essential. Aim and objective: To compare the subjective variability between the examiners in manual and computerised bite mark analysis. Materials and methods used: A total of ten subjects without any prominent malocclusion were selected and asked to bite on a bite registration wax.Impressions from the bite registration wax were made using elastomeric impression material. Dental cast were made from the alginate impressions taken from the subjects.The procedure was blinded and the three examiners were individually asked to analyse and compare the cast overlays to the elastomer impression of the bitemark using both manual and computerised overlay analysis. Result: The kappa coefficient for the computerized analysis was found to be 0.5901 showing moderate agreement and the manual analysis was found be 0.1764 showing only slight agreement between the examiners. Landis and Koch’s magnitude guidelines for the kappa values were used to determine the level of agreement. There was 76.6% positive matching with computerized analysis and 53.3% with manual analysis. Inference: The subjective variation between the examiners in computerised analysis was minimal in comparison to the manual analysis suggesting that the computer assisted overlay was more reliable when matched by multiple examiners . Clinical significance: Bite mark analysis plays an important role in the criminal justice system. The onus lies on the forensic odontologist to minimize errors in the analysis due to its significant contribution to the final verdict. Keywords:Bite marks, computerized overlay analysis, manual overlay analysis .

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Pigmentary Disorders of Oral Mucosa

Journal of Pigmentary Disorders

Oral mucosa under physiological condition contains a certain degree of chromic variation. Differentiating such physiological variations from pigmented lesions appears challenging without a histopathological confirmation. In several oral lesions, pigmentation is a part of the primary pathology or a secondary change to an existing entity. The pigments involved in both physiological and pathological conditions can be broadly categorised as exogenous or endogenous. Among these, melanin accounts for the majority of black to brown pigmentation including malignant melanoma. Clinically, their biological behaviour shows an ambiguity which makes it challenging to arrive at diagnosis for even the experienced practitioner. Although biopsy confirms and reassures the patient, it is impractical to biopsy all pigmented lesions. The standard diagnostic algorithm given below is to aid the clinician to diagnose and treat this diverse group of lesions.

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Top co-authors

Shankargouda Patil
Shankargouda Patil

College of Dentistry

30
Roopa S Rao
Roopa S Rao

MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

10
Archana A Gupta
Archana A Gupta

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

5
Roopa Rao
Roopa Rao

MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

5
Sachin Sarode
Sachin Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

3
Gargi S Sarode
Gargi S Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

3
Sachin C Sarode
Sachin C Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

3
Supriya Kheur
Supriya Kheur

Dr. Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil Dental College and Hospital

2
Govindarajan Sujatha
Govindarajan Sujatha

Sri Venkateswara Dental College

2
Gargi Sarode
Gargi Sarode

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital

2