Dr Arunkumar


Dr. Patnana Arun Kumar

Assistant Professor

MDS (Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry), BDS  

    Publications (Research papers):-

    1. Patnana AK, Chugh VK, Chugh A, Vanga VNR, Kumar P. Effectiveness of zirconia crowns over stainless steel crowns in primary posterior teeth rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Dent Assoc. 2022 Feb;153(2):158-166.e5. 
    2. Chugh VK, Patnana AK, Chugh A, Kumar P, Wadhwa P, Singh S. Clinical differences of hand and rotary instrumentations during biomechanical preparation in primary teeth-A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2021 Jan;31(1):131-142.
    3. Patnana AK, Chugh A, Kumar P, Chugh VK, Vanga VNR, Singh S. The prevalence of traumatic dental injuries in primary teeth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Dent Traumatol. 2021 Jun;37(3):383-399.
    4. Chugh A, Kaur A, Patnana AK, Kumar P, Chugh VK. Unisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis in maxillofacial region in pediatrics: comprehensive and systematic review. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021 Feb 16. doi: 10.1007/s10006-021-00949-9.
    5. Chaudhry K, Bali RK, Kaur A, Tiwari R, Patnana AK. Level of Evidence Analysis in Journal of Maxillofacial Oral Surgery: A Twelve-Year Bibliometric Analysis of 1300 Publications (2009–2020). J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-021-01575-4
    6. Kumar P, Soundharrajan P, Prakash R, Kombade S, Chugh A, Yadav P, Patnana AK. An in-vitro analysis to evaluate the disinfection effectiveness of Cold Atmospheric Pressure (CAP) plasma jet in Enterococcus faecalis infected root canals. Accepted for publication in Biomaterial Investigations in Dentistry. 
    7. Kaur, A., Bali, R.K., Patnana, A.K. et al. Quality Assessment of Randomized Controlled Trials Published In Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery (MAOS) From 2009–2021 Using RoB-2.0 Tool. Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. 10.1007/s12663-022-01795-2
    8. Chaudhry K, Patnana AK, Choudhary A, Elhence P, Garg PK, Sharma PP, Khera P. Comparison of digital radiography and ultrasonography in differentiating the periapical lesions - An in vivo study. Accepted for publication in Int J Clin Ped Dent 2021.
    9. Chugh A, Surjit S, Gaur S, Khatana S, Patnana AK, Chugh VK, Kumar P. The clinical efficacy of EMLA as a topical anesthetic agent instead of palatal injection during maxillary dental extractions - A randomized controlled trial. Accepted for publication in Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery on August 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s12663-021-01633-x.
    10. Kanchan T, Chugh V, Chugh A, Meshram V, Shedge R, Patnana AK, Krishan K. Age estimation using third molar maturation based on Demirjian's criteria. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2021 Nov;53:101959. doi: 10.1016/j.legalmed.2021.101959.
    11. Chugh A, Patnana AK, Kumar P, Chugh VK, Khera D, Singh S. Critical analysis of methodological quality of systematic reviews and meta-analysis of antibiotics in third molar surgeries using AMSTAR 2. J Oral Biol Craniofac Res. 2020 Oct-Dec;10(4):441-449.
    12. Chugh A, Patnana AK, Kumar P, Chugh VK, Singh S. The clinical efficacy of minocycline mouth rinse on recurrent aphthous stomatitis - A randomized controlled trial. Indian J Dent Res. 2022 Jan-Mar;33(1):24-29.
    13. Patnana AK, Chugh A, Chugh VK, Rathore K, Solanki I, Kumar P. Caries experience scores revisited for caries risk assessment using Cariogram model - A cross-sectional study. Indian J Dent Res. 2022 Apr-Jun;33(2):135-140. 
    14. Vaidya N, Kumar P, Pathak K, Punia SK, Choudhary A, Patnana AK. Comparative Evaluation of the Influence of Different Sports/Energy Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages on the Surface Roughness of Three Different Flowable Esthetic Restorative Materials: An In Vitro Analysis. J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 2020 Sep 28;10(5):585-590.
    15. Pathak K, Kumar P, Choudhary A, Shekh TM, Gosai P, Patnana AK. Comparative evaluation of shear bond strength of composites to the sodium ascorbate hydrogel treated bleached enamel surfaces: An in-vitro analysis. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2021 Nov-Dec;14(6):741-747.
    16. Patnana AK, Chugh A, Chugh VK, Kumar P. The incidence of nickel-titanium endodontic hand file fractures: A 7-year retrospective study in a tertiary care hospital. J Conserv Dent. 2020 Jan- Feb;23(1):21-25.
    17. Chaudhry K, Talwar M, Vanga VNR, Lehl GK, Choudhary A, Patnana AK.  A comparative evaluation of three different dental age estimation methods in India: A Test of Ethnic Variability. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020;13(1):16–20.
    18. Patnana AK, Vanga VNR, Rajasekhar V, Chandrabhatla SK. Evaluating the Fracture Resistance of Fiber Reinforced Composite Restorations ‑ An In Vitro Analysis. Indian Journal of Dental Research 2020; 31: 138-44.
    19. Patnana AK, Kanchan T. Tooth Fracture. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan - 2019 Nov 25.
    20. Patnana AK, Chugh VK, Chugh A. An unusual variation of radicular dentin dysplasia: A rare case report with review of literature. Indian J Dent Res. 2020 Sep-Oct;31(5):807-812.
    21. Chaudhry K, Bali R, Patnana AK, Chattopadhyay C, Sharma PP, Khatana S. Impact of Oral Submucous Fibrosis on Quality of Life: A Multifactorial Assessment. J Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2020 Jun;19(2):251-256  
    22. Behl M, Patnana AK, Khanna V, Chaudhry K. Evaluation of Three Different Bleaching Agents in Permanent and Primary Teeth: An In Vitro Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2020 Mar-Apr;13(2):130-135. 
    23. Patnana AK, Kanchan T, Vanga VNR, Chugh A, Chugh VK, Krishan K. Estimation of age based on dental developmental stages – Exploring the population-specific models. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 2019; 41(4): 245-248.
    24. Chugh A, Rasogi R, Choudhary A, Singh S, Chugh VK, Patnana AK. Knowledge, awareness and attitude about oral health and root canal treatment among doctors, nurses, MBBS and nursing students in tertiary care hospital. J Global Oral Health 2019;2(1):41-7.
    25. Patnana AK, Chugh A, ChughV, Shekhar S. A simple and novel technique for fabrication of prosthetic vaginal dilators. BMJ Case Rep 2019;12:e229524. doi:10.1136/bcr-2019-229524.
    26. Chaudhry K, Bali K, Patnana AK, Bindra S, Jain G, Sharma PP. Impact of Oral Submucous Fibrosis on Quality of Life: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2019; 18(2): 260-265.
    27. Chugh VK Chugh A, Patnana AK, Chaudhry A. Dentin Substitute Materials in the restorative Dentistry: A Comprehensive Update. IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain, April-June 2019:5(2):37-39.
    28. Patnana AK, Vanga VNR, Chandrabhatla SK, Rajasekhar V. Dental age estimation using percentile curves and regression analysis methods - A test of accuracy and reliability. J Clin Dig Res 2018; May 12 (5): ZC01-ZC04.
    29. Patnana AK, Chugh A. Endodontic Management of Curved Canals with ProTaper Next: A Case Series. Contemp Clin Dent. 2018; 9: S168‑72
    30. Kumar PA, Kanchan T. Age estimation based on aspartic acid racemization in caries-affected teeth: need for further explorations. Int J Legal Med. 2018 Sep;132(5):1465. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-018-1836-2.
    31. Kaluvakolanu S, Patnana AK, Bolla N, Vaaka PHD. Evaluating the smear layer removal ability of novel irrigating solution Qmix compared to other irrigants at apical third of the root. A SEM study. World J Dent. 2018; 9(3):1-5. 
    32. Patnana AK, Vanga VNR, Chandrabhatla SK, Rajasekhar V. Comparative evaluation of the fracture resistance of two different fibre reinforced composite restorations with particulate filler composite restorations. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018; 11(4): 277-282.
    33. Patnana AK, Vanga VNR, Dutt K. Diagnostic applications of saliva in forensic odontology - an updated review. Int J Sci Res. 2018; 7(1): 610-1. 
    34. Patnana AK, Vanga VNR, Chugh A, Chugh VK. The salivary biomarkers for dental caries diagnosis - a review. Int J Sci Res. 2018; 7(1): 470-1. 
    35. Patnana AK, Vanga VNR. The clinical management of complicated crown root fractures: a case report with literature review. Int J Sci Res. 2018; 7(2): 180-1.
    36. Patnana AK, Vanga VNR, Chandrabhatla SK. Evaluating the Marginal Integrity of Bulk Fill Fibre Reinforced Composites in Bio-mimetically Restored Tooth. J Clin Diagn Res.2017;11(6): 24-27.
    37. Patnana AK, Vabbalareddy RS, Vanga VNR. Evaluating the reliability of three different dental age assessment methods in Visakhapatnam children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent.2014; 7(3): 186 – 191.

    Areas of Interest:-

    Pediatric Endodontics, Early Childhood Caries, Traumatic Dental Injuries, Bioceramic materials, Evidence Based Dentistry, Research Methodolgy and Biostatistics


    Membership of Professional/Academic/ Research bodies

    Life member at Indian Society for Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (Member Id: 2303)

    Member of the Editorial Board of 'Biomaterial Investigations in Dentistry' journal


    ORCID/Pubmed/Research Gate link    

    ORCID Id: 0000-0001-9393-5849; PUBMED link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1PgM4VDNxFj50/bibliography/public/;   Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AU9D09sAAAAJ&hl=en; Research Gate link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun-Patnana