Sajitha Kalathingal


Sajitha Kalathingal


Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Dental Hygiene


Dr. Sajitha Kalathingal is a 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.

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

  • DDS, Dentistry 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

  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology section, Councilor American Dental Educators Association, 2018

  • Outstanding Faculty member Dental College of GA/ Augusta University, 2018

  • Most Valuable Person P&T committee service Dental College of GA, 2017

  • OKU DCG -President OKU National Honor scoiety, 2017

  • Oral and maxillofacial Radiology Section Chair American Dental Honor society, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • RADD 5002

    Dental Radiologic Interpretati
  • ODOM 5901

    Oral Medicine Clinic
  • PTSR 5902

    Patient Services
  • IMPL 5001

    Introduction to Oral Implantol
  • PTSR 5903

    Patient Services
  • RADD 5001


Teaching Interests

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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Application of radiopaque micro-particle fillers for 3-D imaging of periodontal pocket analogues using cone beam CT, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Development of radiopaque, biocompatible, antimicrobial, micro-particle fillers for micro-CT imaging of simulated periodontal pockets., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Fish scale artefact on an intraoral imaging receptor, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Education on Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Perception versus reality-findings from a phosphor plate quality assurance study, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

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

Department Service

  • OHDS Emergency and COOP committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Digital Radiography,Radiology Division Director 2006 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Radiation safety officer 2006 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Continuing education committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Students academic affairs review committee 2014 - Present

  • Promotion and Tenure committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Instruments and clinical continuity 2012 - 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

Professional Service

  • Kiawah Island CE course Director 2017 - Present

    Role: Director
  • AAOMR 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • American Academt of Oral and Maxillofacial radiology 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU-DCG 2006 - Present

    Role: Other