Sajitha Kalathingal


Sajitha Kalathingal


Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Dental Hygiene


Dr. Sajitha Kalathingal is an Associate Professor and Director of Radiology in the Department of Oral Health &Diagnostic Sciences at the GRU College of Dental Medicine. She earned Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from India and Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Kalathingal’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate radiology courses. Dr. Kalathingal is a member of AAOMR and a diplomate of ABOMR. She serves on local and national committees and makes significant contributions to the specialty by actively engaging in CE courses and other professional activities. Dr. Kalathingal is a pioneer in promoting teaching with technology. Her other interests include research with digital imaging technologies and maintaining a robust clinical practice utilizing advanced imaging services.

  • (706) 721-2608
  • (706) 721-3083
  • GC 2252


  • MS, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Ce University of North Carolina -, 2005

  • BDS, Dentistry Mangalore University, 1995

  • DDS, Dentistry (DDS, DMD) Mangalore University, 1995


  • BCRD Am Brd of Oral & Maxillo Radio, 2005

  • Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology The University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, 2005

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2006

Awards & Honors

  • Authentic Leader training Augusta University, 2015

  • Honorary member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society OKU National Honor Society, 2011

  • Teaching excellence Award Augusta University, 2010

  • Governor’s teaching fellow University of GA, 2007

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • IMPL 5001

    Introduction to Oral Implantol
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • ODOM 5901

    Oral Medicine Clinic
  • PTSR 5903

    Patient Services
  • RADD 5001

  • CLCR 8014

    Dental Implantology
  • DHYG 3130

    Dental Radiology
  • PTSR 5902

    Patient Services
  • PERR 7001

    Periodontal Therapy Seminar
  • RADD 5002

    Dental Radiologic Interpretati
  • TMDT 5001

    Diag/Treat of Temporomandibula

Teaching Interests

Radiology- Physics and Techniques Digital Radiography Advanced imaging using 3D techniques


Selected Recent Publications

  • . Incidental Finding of a Foreign Object on a Panoramic Radiograp, 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Interdisciplinary treatment in an adult patient with bilateral cleft and palate with missing premaxilla: The prosthodontic perspective, 2015
  • Unusual presentation of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the head and neck: description of a case with emphasis on radiographic features and review of the literature., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The effectiveness of a pre-procedural mouthrinse in reducing bacteria on radiographic phosphor plates, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The effectiveness of a pre-procedural mouthrinse in reducing bacteria on radiographic phosphor plates, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Advanced imaging techniques and its clinical applications Digital radiography Educational projects- Teaching with technology

Department Service

  • Digital Radiography,Radiology Division Director 2006 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Radiation safety officer 2006 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Students academic affairs review committee 2014 - Present

  • Promotion and Tenure committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Infection control 2011 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

University Service

  • Patient Family centered care 2010 - Present

  • Radiation safety 2006 - Present

  • Faculty Rights and Responsibilities 2014 - 2016