Dental Materials

Asst. Prof. Rama Krishna Alla


B.Sc -March 1999 – Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India.

M.Sc (Dental Materials) – August 2001 - Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Cert. Materials in Oral Health - May 2017 - University of Hong Kong (Coursera)

Professional Affiliations:
Academy of Dental Materials.
Society of Biomaterials & Artificial Organs (India).
Fellow of the Academy of General Education, Academy of General Education, Manipal.
Biomaterial Research Center (BRC), University of Goteborg, Sweden.

Rama Krishna Alla
Assistant Professor
Department of Dental Materials

Teaching Experience – 15 years & 08 Months


Assistant Professor RK Alla is developing nanoparticles for improving the quality of dental biomaterials, including dental restorative materials, denture base materials and impression materials. By combining the ability to quantify microstructure, understand mechanics and conduct detailed property measurements, it is possible to define the behavior of materials and systems.


  1. Rama Krishna Alla, Raghavendra Swamy KN, Ritu Vyas, Prakash Tiruveedula NB, Alluri Murali Krishnam Raju, Physical and Mechanical Properties of Heat activated Acrylic Denture Base Resin Materials, Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2018; 11(6): 2258-2262.
  2. Kishore Ginjupalli, Rama krishna Alla, Tushar Shaw, Chaitanya Tellapragada, Lokendra Kumar Gupta, Nagaraja Upadhya P, Comparative evaluation of efficacy of Zinc oxide and Copper oxide nanoparticles as antimicrobial additives in alginate impression materials, Materials Today: Proceedings 5 (2018) 16258–16266.
  3. Kishore Ginjupalli, Tushar Shaw, Chaitanya Tellapragad, Rama krishna Alla, Lokendra Gupta, Nagaraja Upadhya Perampalli, Does the size matter? Evaluation of effect ofincorporation of silver nanoparticles of varyingparticle size on the antimicrobial activity andproperties of irreversible hydrocolloid impressionmaterial, Dental Materials, 2018; 34: e158-e165.
  4. Raghavendra Swamy KN, Rama Krishna Alla, Shammas Mohammed, Anusha Konakanchi, The Role of Antifungal Agents in Treating Denture Stomatitis, Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2018; 11(4): 1365 – 1369.
  5. Anusha Konakanchi, Rama Krishna Alla, Vineeth Guduri, Silane Coupling Agents – Benevolent Binders in Composites, Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs, 2017; 31(3): 102-107.
  6. S. Aruna Kumari, R. Narendra, P. Sesha Reddy, Sasideepth Reddy, Uma K.C., Rama Krishna Alla, Anusha Konakanchi, Evaluation and Comparison of Flexural Strength of Conventional Heat Cured Denture Base Polymers with Nylon Denture Base Polymers – An In-Vitro Study, Trends Biomater Artif Organs, 2017; 31(1): 29-32.
  7. Rama Krishna Alla, Swamy KNR, Vyas R, Konakanchi A, Guduri V, Gadde P, Influence of silver nanoparticles incorporation on the flexural strength of Heat-cure Acrylic Denture base Resin Materials, ARRB 2017;17(4): 1-8.
  8. Ginjupalli K, RK Alla, C Tellapragada, L Gupta, NU Perampalli, Antimicrobial activity of Irreversible Hydrocolloid Impression Materials incorporated with Silver Nanoparticles,J Prosthet Dent, 2016; 115 (6), 722-728.
  9. RK Alla, Swamy KNR, Ritu Vyas, Konakanchi A, Conventional & Contemporary Polymers used for fabrication of Denture Prosthesis: Part I – Overview of Composition, Setting and Properties, Int J App Dent Sci., 2015; 1(4): 82-89.
  10. Pratima G, Chandra Sekhar R, Vinay C, Uloopi KS, Rao VV, RK Alla , “Comparative evaluation of pulp temperature changes during restoration of primary teeth with resin materials using three different light sources: An Invitro Study”, Trend Biomater Artif Organs, 2015; 29(1):12-17.
  11. Datla SR, RK Alla, Ramaraju AV, Babu PJ, Anusha Konakanchi, “Dental Ceramics: Part II – Recent Advantages in Dental Ceramics”, Am J Mate Eng Tech, 2015; 3(2): 19-26.
  12. P. Jithendra Babu, RK Alla , Venkata Ramaraju Alluri, Srinivasa Raju Datla, Anusha Konakanchi, “Dental Ceramics: Part I – An Overview of Composition, Structure and Properties”, American Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology, 2015; 3(1): 13-18.
  13. Parson Paul, S. N. Reddy Duvvuri, RK Alla , K. Rajasigamani, Chidambaram, “Evaluation of Shear Bond Strength of Stainless Steel Brackets Bonded to Ceramic Crowns Etched with Er; Cr: YSGG Laser and Hydrofluoric Acid: An In vitro Study”, British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research, 2015;7(7): 550-560
  14. S. K. Shakeel, RK Alla , Shammas Mohammed and Tajammul Ahmed, “Evaluation and Comparison of the Transverse Strength of Two Heat Cure Denture Base Resins Repaired with Auto Polymerizing Resin by Wetting with Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) at Different Time Intervals – An In Vitro Study”, British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research, 2015; 7(4): 263-271, 2015.
  15. Baddam S, Gautami P, Mandalapu N, Sitaramaraju DV, Ravikanth M, RK Alla, Praveen G, Immunolocalization of CD34 Positive Progenitor Cells in Diabetic and Non Diabetic Periodontitis Patients - A Comparative Study, J Clinical and Diagnos Res, 2014; 8(11): ZC96-ZC99 (PMID: 25584328, Impact Factor: 0.165).
  16. Jaikiran K, Vinay C, Uloopi KS, Chandra Shekar R, Madhuri V, RK Alla , “Erosive Potential of Medicated syrups on Primary teeth: An In Vitro Comparative Study”, Br J Medicine Med Res, 2015; 5(4): 525-532.
  17. Sita Ramaraju DV, RK Alla, Venkata Ramaraju Alluri, Raju MAKV, A Review of Conventional and Contemporary Luting Agents Used in Dentistry, Am J Mater Sci Eng, 2014;2(3):28-35.
  18. Gudapati S., Jagadish H.G., RK Alla, Suresh Sajjan MC, Ramya K, Naveen D, Evaluation and comparision of marginal fit of provisional restoration fabricated using light cure acrylic resin with other commercially available temporary crown resin materials, Trends Biomater. Artif Organs, 2014; 28(2):47-51 (Impact factor: 0.675).
  19. Ramesh KSV, Swetha P, Krishnan V, Mythili R, RK Alla, Manikandan D, Assessment of Thickness of Palatal Masticatory Mucosa and Maximum Graft Dimensions at Palatal Vault Associated with Age and Gender – A Clinical Study, J Clinical and Diagnos Res, 2014; 8(5): ZC09-ZC13 PMID:24995235).
  20. Ramesh KSV, Swetha P, Nirmal M, RK Alla, Nitric Oxide – “A Double Edged Sword”, Trends Biomater. Artif Organs, Trends Biomater. Artif Organs, 2014; 28(1): 37-43.
  21. Ravichandra sekhar Kotha, RK Alla, Mohammed Shammas, Rama Krishna Ravi, An Overview of Orthodontic Wires, Trends Biomater. Artif Organs, 2014; 28(1): 32-36.
  22. RK Ravi, RK Alla, Mohammed Shammas, Achut Devarhubli, Dental Composite – A Versatile Restorative Material: An Overview, Ind J Dent Sci., 2013; 5(5): 111-115. 
  23. RK Ravi, RK Alla, Mohammed Shammas, Ramesh KSV, Non-Carious Lesions Due to Tooth Surface Loss: A Review, Dental Era – A Journal of Dentistry, 2013; 3(3): 35-40
  24. Shammas Mohammed, RK Alla, Achut Devarhubli, Shakeel SK, “Changes In Vertical dimensions Of Complete Denture Bases due to Rebasing With Different Techniques”, World Journal of Dentistry 2013; 4(2): 71 - 76.
  25. Shammas Mohammed, RK Alla, Achut Devarhubli, Sunil Kumar M V, “Changes In Fit Of Denture Bases After Rebasing With Different Techniques”, Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society, Supple 2013; 71 - 76
  26. RK Alla, Suresh Sajjan MC, Ramaraju AV, Kishore Ginjupalli, Nagaraj Upadhya, “Influence of Fiber Reinforcement on the Properties Of Denture Base Resins”, Journal of Biomaterials and NanoBiotechnology 2013; 4(1): 91 - 97. (Impact factor: 0.44).
  27. Sulekha S Gosavi, Siddharth Y Gosavi, RK Alla, “Titanium - A Miracle Metal In Dentistry”, Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs 2013; 27(1): (Impact Factor: 0.792)
  28. Kishore Ginjupalli, Nagaraj Upadhya, RK Alla, Nandish B.T., Evaluation of cohesive and adhesive strength of dental materials, Manipal Odontoscope. 2012; 4:47 – 52.
  29. Shammas Mohammed, RK Alla, “Fundamentals of Color and Shade Matching in Dentistry” Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs 2011; 25(4), 172-175. (Impact Factor: 0.792).
  30. RK Alla, Kishore Ginjupalli, Nagaraj Upadhya, Mohammed Shammas, Ravi Chnadra Sekhar, Rama Krishna Ravi, “Surface Roughness of Implants: A Review”, Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs 2011; 25(3);112-118. (Impact Factor: 0.792).
  31. Sulekha Siddharth Gosavi, Siddhatrth Yuvaraj Gosavi, RK Alla, “Local and systemic effects of unpolymerized monomer”. Dent Res J 2010; 7(2): 82-87 (PMID: 22013462).

Text Book Publications

  1. Dental Materials Science, (2013) Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. New Delhi, India.


Paper presentations

  1. Role of Antifungal agents in treatment of Denture Stomatitis” at Indo-Australian Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (BITERM – 2015), Anna University, Chennai, February 5th – 7th, 2015.
  2. Fibre Reinforced Dentures at International conference on Biomaterials Implant Devices and Tissue Engineering (BIDTE - 2012), Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, January 6th – 8th, 2012.
  3. All Ceramic Restorations for 21st Century, A.P State Dental Conference, Hyderabad, December 2006.
  4. The Future of Dental Amalgam as a Restorative Material, A.P State Dental Conference, Hyderabad, December 24th – 2005.
  5. Fibre reinforced composites in restorative dentistry, Indian Dental Association National Conference, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh – January 24th, 2004.


Guest Lectures

  1. “Cardinal Combo Cement for Pediatric Restorative Dentistry”, Vishnu Dental College, Zonal CDE Programme of DR.NTR Health University, at Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, 30th July, 2016.
  2. "Characterization of Mechanical Properties Dental Materials used in Prosthodontics", Zonal CDE Programme of DR.NTR Health University, at Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, 27.06.2015.
  3. "Recent Advances in Dental Materials", at GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapattanam, 31.03.2012.
  4. "Elastomeric Impression Materials", Vishnu Dental College, Zonal CDE Programme of DR.NTR Health University, at VDC, Bhimavaram, 29.02.2012.


Resource Person

  1. Faculty Development Workshop for Indian Association of Oral Medicine & Radiology Members at VEDIC, Hyderabad, 30.09.2016 to 02.10.2016.
  2. Faculty Development Workshop on “Educational Science & Technology” at Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, 21.04.2016 to 23.04.2016.
  3. Faculty Development Workshop on “Pedagogic & Teaching Effectiveness” at Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, 22.01.2016.



  1. “Best paper award” for Fibre Reinforced Dentures at International conference on Biomaterials Implant Devices and Tissue Engineering (BIDTE – 2012), Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, January 6th – 8th, 2012.
  2. Editorial Member, Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering.
  3. “Editorial Member”, Dental Research: An International Journal.
  4. "Editorial Member", Asian Journal of Health Sciences.
  5. "International External Examiner in the subject of Dental Biomaterials", School of Dentistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Feb 2016.


Dr Kadali. Navya Sri, Lecturer


BDS - October, 2013 - Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Dr NTRUHS, Vijayawada.


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