Sajitha Kalathingal

Professor

Sajitha Kalathingal

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions: Dental Hygiene

Bio

Dr. Sajitha Kalathingal is a Professor and Director of Radiology in the Department of Oral Health &Diagnostic Sciences at the DCG Dental College of Georgia. 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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  • (706) 721-3083
  • GC 2252

Education

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

  • DDS, Dentistry Mangalore University, 1995

Certifications

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

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2006

  • BCRD Am Brd of Oral & Maxillo Radio, 2005

Awards & Honors

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

  • Councilor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Section ADEA, 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 Educators Associattion, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • RSDS 5492

    Introduction to Clinic Dent II
  • IMPL 5001

    Introduction to Oral Implantol
  • DSOM 5402

    Oral Diagnostic Sciences II
  • ODOM 5901

    Oral Medicine Clinic
  • PTSR 5903

    Patient Services
  • DSRD 5211

    Radiology
  • CLCR 8014

    Dental Implantology
  • BMOM 5101

    Intro to the Oral Microenviro
  • RSDS 5391

    Introduction to Clinical Dent
  • PTSR 5902

    Patient Services

Teaching Interests

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

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Postprocessing of all-zirconia restorations in digital dental radiographs: a quality assurance predicament., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

Research Interests

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

Department Service

  • Faculty recruitment committee - OBDS 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • OHDS Emergency and COOP committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Infection Control 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Radiation safety officer 2006 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Radiology Division Director 2006 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Clinical Education and Process Advisory Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Recruitment 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Continuing education committee 2017 - Present

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

  • Promotion and Tenure committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Patient Family centered care 2010 - Present

  • Radiation safety 2006 - Present

  • Faculty Rights and Responsibilities 2014 - 2016

Professional Service

  • Continuing education 2019 - Present

  • CE on Cone Beam Computed Tomography 2018 - Present

    Role: Director
  • American Academy Of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Awards Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Kiawah Island CE course 2017 - Present

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

    Role: Committee Member