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Dr.Vellore Kannan Gopinath Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Pediatric Dentistry

Research Interests:

  • Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) India Master of Dental Surgery (MDS Pedodontics), Manipal University, India 1996 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Universiti Sains Malaysia,Malaysia 2007
1.Lecturer in Pediatric Dentistry Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, M.G.R. Medical University (India)1997-2000 2. Lecturer in Pediatric Dentistry at School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia): 2000-2007. 3. Assistant Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah from 2007 to till date
Speaker at Continuing Dental Education programs in UAE
Member of the IADR global and UAE branch
University of Sharjah grant (141014) “Evaluation of marginal and cavity adaptation of newly developed bulk materials Vs Resin modified glass ionomer to restore class II cavity in primary molars”. Project started Dec 2013(Dhs. 40,000).
1. Gopinath VK, Rahman B, Awad MA. Assessment of gingival health among school children in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Eur J Dent. 2015; 9(1): 36-40. 2. Gopinath VK, Anwar K. Histological evaluation of pulp tissue from second primary molars correlated with clinical and radiographic caries findings. Dent Res J. 2014; 11: 193-97. 3. Gopinath VK. Assessment of Nutrient Intake in Cleft Lip and Palate Children after Surgical Correction. Malays J Med Sci. 2013; 20(5): 61-66. 4. Khadri FA, Gopinath VK, Hector HP, Davenport ES. How pre-school children learn to brush their teeth in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2010;20(3):230-4. 5. Vellore KG. Calcium hydroxide induced apical barrier in fractured non vital immature permanent incisors. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent.2010:28(2):110-2. 6.Gopinath VK, Yoong TP, Yean CY, Ravichandran M. Identifying polymorphism in enamelin gene in amelogenesis imperfecta (AI). Arch Oral Biol. 2008; 53: 937-940. 7. Gopinath VK, Ling KT, Haziani KN, Ismail NM. Predisposing factors and prevalence of fractured anterior teeth among 12 and 16 years old school children in Kubang Kerian, Kota Bharu, Malaysia. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2008;33:39-42.
1. Best Oral communication in Basic Sciences for the presentation entitled “Role of nitric oxide in hydroxyapatite-induced phagocytosis by murine macrophage cell line (RAW264.7)”at the 11th National Conference on Medical Sciences, 20 to 21 May 2006 School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. 2. Publication award from Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia which carries cash prize of RM 1500 each and certificate in the year 2006. Award were given to the articles published in the journals given below a) Archives of Oral Biology: 2006 b) Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology - 2006 c) British journal of Biomedical Science - 2006
1. Involved in School Dental Health Program. Expert Dental Services treating school children with dental problems. a. Al- Heman Training Center, Ajman,UAE ; b. Al-Shola School, Sharjah, UAE. 2007-2017. 2. Consultancy services at Center of Excellence at UDHS , Involved in treating children with dental problems from 2007-2017. 3. Involved in pre-school dental health program (ART). 2009-2010 4. Mobil Dental Clinic (MDC) to Industrial Area: International Labor Day 2017 , Dental checkup for labor workers in Sharjah April 29th 2017. 5. External examiner for clinical oral exam Clinical Pedodontics II for College of Dentistry Ajman University of science and Technology. June 11th 2017.
Clinical Pediatric Dentistry and problem based patient oriented teaching
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