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Venue : Hotel Valley View, Udaipur, 21st & 22nd September, 2013
    Dr. R. S. Neelakandan Back......  

Name                                                              :           Dr.R.S. Neelakandan

Date of Birth                                                 :           14 January 1957

Undergraduate Degree                              :           Madras Dental College, Madras University

Year of Qualification                                    :           1975 - 1980

Postgraduate Degree                                           Madras Dental College,    Madras University

Year of Qualification                                     :           1985 – 1987

Other Qualifications                                      :           Special trainee in Plastic &

Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery;

 Madras Medical College, Chennai

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate                                                  :           17 years

Postgraduate                                                             10 years

Awards Won                                                      :           Gold Medal by Indian Dental

Association, Madras for Best Outgoing Student of IV BDS, 1979 Madras Dental College.


Current Post                                                     :  Professor & Head of the Department,   

     Meenakshi Ammal dental College and

      Hospital, Chennai.

Plastic & Reconstructive Training


Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Leipzig, Germany - 6th Sept 2005 to 6th October 2005

Other administrative & academic posts held


  1. 1.      Positions in AOMSI - Ex-treasurer
  2. 2.      Faculty, ACOMF
  3. 3.      Advisory committee to Dr.MGR Medical University, Tamil Naidu

Private Consultations


Hande Hopsital-Centre for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Chennai

Hariharan Hypertension & Diabetes Centre & Hospital, Chennai

Books published


Editor-in-chief for:

  1. 1.      Handbook of Maxillofacial Distraction Osteogenesis, presented at People’s Dental Academy, Bhopal (M.P); Oct’2011
  2. 2.      Course manual of hands-on workshop on Distraction Osteogenesis, CSM Medical University, Lucknow; Nov’2011

Scientific papers presented and published

International (Indexed in Pubmed) 

Osteopetrosis-associated osteomyelitis of the jaws: a report of 4cases.

Krithika C, Neelakandan RS, Sivapathasundaram B, Koteeswaran D, Rajaram PC,

Shetkar GS

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral RadiolEndod. 2009;108 (3):e56-65.

Intraoral maxillary transport distraction: a casereport.

Neelakandan RS, Mathew PC.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009;67(8):1751-5.

Maxillarycementoblastoma-a rarity.

Neelakandan RS, Deshpande A, Krithika C, Bhargava D

Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Rhinosporidiosis of the Parotid Duct.

Neelakandan RS, Krithika C, Devadoss P, Balamanikandasrinivasan C

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Aug 1. [Epubahead of print]

Orofacialgranulomatosis: a clinicopathologic correlation.

Thomas TK, Neelakandan RS, Bhargava D, Deshpande A

Head Neck Pathol. 2011;5(2):133-6.

International (Indexed in OCLC, Summon by Serial Solutions) 

Tuberculous lymphadenitis presenting as inflammatory cervicofacial swelling in a 12-year-old girl

Neelakandan RS, Darpan B, KumaranM,Raj AI

J StomatOcc Med 2011;4(2):72-5.

Transport distraction along midline – conceptual analysis

Neelakandan RS, Darpan B.

J StomatOcc Med 2011 Oct; [Epub] 

National (Indexed in Pubmed) 

Correlation of clinical and MRI findings of tempero-mandibular joint internal derangement

Chowdary UV, Rajesh P, Neelakandan RS, Nandagopal CM

Indian J Dent Res 2006;17(1):22-6.

Comparison of morbidity following the removal of mandibular third molar by lingual split, surgical bur and simplified split bone technique.

Praveen G, Rajesh P, Neelakandan RS, Nandagopal CM

Indian J Dent Res 2007;18(1):15-8.

Total alloplastic tmj reconstruction for management of ankylosis

Neelakandan RS, Raja DK

Accepted for publication in Journal of Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery, 2013

National (Indexed at libraries other than Pubmed )

Rhino Cerebral Mucormycosis- A Case Report

Neelakandan RS

Indian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  1992;12(3):19-22.

Central Schwannoma  of the Maxilla- A case Report

Neelakandan RS

Indian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  1999;14(3):16-20.

An Unusual presentation of a Juvenile Ossifying Fibroma- A case Report

Neelakandan RS, Ramakrishna Y, Titus TK

Interact (Yearly Publication of MeenakshiAmmal Dental College) 2000.

Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma - A Case Report

Neelakandan RS, Gokkulakrishnan S

Indian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  2002;17(1)

Osteopetrosis Complicated by Osteomyelitis of the Maxilla: Two Similar Case


Neelakandan RS, Maxim J

Indian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2002;17(2)

Surgical Management of Maxillofacial Injuries-A Review

Neelakandan RS

Indian Journal of Trauma Anesthesia & Critical Care  2002;3(1):69-73.

Efficacy and Safety of the First Parenteral Selective Cox-2 Inhibitor, ParacoxibSodium, in Adult Patients with postoperative pain

NeelakandanRS et al

Journal of Indian Medical Association

A study on Mandibular reconstruction

Neelakandan RS, Rajesh P, Thomas H

Indian Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery  2003;2(2).

Patients Perspective following Orthognathic Surgeries

Neelakandan RS, Rajesh P, Thanvir MN

Indian Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery2003;2(2).

Ethmoidal Sinus Osteoma with Chronic Dacryocystitis- A case Report

NeelakandanRS, AnuradhaP,Puneet  W

Indian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

An unusual  Oral Presentation of Primary hyperparathyroidism A Case Report

Neelakandan RS

Indian Journal of oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Influence of incision on post operative complications in impacted mandibular

third molar removal: Comma incision versus Standard incision.

NeelakandanRS, Puneet W

Indian Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery2005;4(4):19-24.

Influence of impacted third molars on angle fractures.

NeelakandanRS, Elavenil P

Indian Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 2005;4(4):35-38.

Transport distraction – a mode to mandibular reconstruction

Neelakandan RS, Thanvir MNK, Puneet W, Pradeep D

Journal of Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery 2007;6(3):25-28.

Various modalities of closure of oroantral fistula

Adalaide H, Rekha M, Neelakandan RS

Journal of Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery 2007;6(3):11.

Bifid Hyperplastic Mandibular Condyle

NeelakandanRS, Darpan B

JMaxillofacOralSurg 2011July 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Bilateral Transmigration of Mandibular Canines: A Rare Occurrence

PradeepD,Neelakandan RS, Darpan B, Ramakrishnan T

JMaxillofacOral Surg2011 March 22.  [Epub ahead of print]

Guest lectures

Surgical management of fibroosseous lesions of jaws - Triple`O’ conference in Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

Management of tumors of the jaws – Tamilnadu State Dental Conference, Trichy, 2003

Versatility and pitfalls of distraction osteogenesis in maxillofacial reconstruction - Our experience - National conference of AOMSI, Mangalore, December 2003

The role of distraction in reconstruction of the TMJ - Symposium on TMJ, Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospitals, Feb 2004

Our experience with transport distraction in reconstruction of mandible-RajaMuthiah Dental College, Annamalai University, Feb 2005

The Indian experience on transport distraction in mandibular reconstruction-  Course conducted by Asian Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, University of Hong Kong

Distraction Osteogenesis : Armed Forces Dental College, Pune, 2008

Distraction Osteogenesis- Subarti Dental College, Meerut, August 4 -6,2008

Distraction Osteogenesis - Kotiwal Dental College, Moradabad, August 7 -8, 2008

Concepts in bone lenghthening and bone regeneration - ROME, Sri Ramachandra Dental College and Hospitals, Sep 2008

Complications in orthognathic surgery - FACE conference, Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai, September 2008

Distraction osteogenesis - SIBAR Dental College, Guntur, 2009

Mandibular reconstruction by distraction osteogenesis - CME meet on maxillofacial controversies & comments, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, August 21, 2009

Transport distraction for mandibular reconstruction - AO Advanced Sysmposium on Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction, AO/ASIF foundation (Switzerland), Bangalore, September 2009

Role of distraction osteogensis in mandibular lengthening, Vinagaga Mission Dental College atSalem, October 2009

Transport distraction for mandibular and maxillary continuity defects - 34thAOMSI & 1st meeting with British association of oral & maxillofacial surgeons, Cochin, Kerala, November 2009

Distraction osteogenesis - 35th Annual conference of the Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, Coimbatore, December 1 -4, 2010.

Craniofacial distraction osteogenesis- Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, April 30th&May 1st 2011

Management of facial asymmetry, AOMSI Midterm conference & 2nd Post graduate convention, Kanyakumari, June 17 – 19, 2011

Role of transport distraction in maxillary regeneration 8 case reports - The Third World Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, at Singapore, July 15-17, 2011

Distraction Osteogenesis in the correction of secondary deformities following TMJ ankylosis – TMJ Confluence, Gurgoan, October 14 -15, 2011

Face make over – Esthetic & Cosmetic surgery workshop, Kothiwal Dental College, Moradabad, October 17, 2011

Distraction osteogenesis of facial skeleton – 36th AOMSI, Delhi, November 23 – 26, 2011

Transport Distraction in cleft alveolus – INDOCLEFTCON 2012, January 26-28th, 2011

Transport distraction – TN AOMSI REVIVAL – Nov  3 & 4th 2012, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Transport distraction osteogenesis – RECON 2012, National workshop on mandibular reconstruction, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly, 28th Sept 2012

Cross sectional imaging in OMFS – 37th National Conference of AOMSI, 29, 30th Nov & 1st Dec, 2012, Hyderabad

Workshops conducted

Orthognathic surgery and orthodontics, at Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, November, 1999.


Head & neck oncology in association with the faculty of oncology NIMS, Hyderabad at MeenakshiAmmalDental College, Chennai in December 1999.


CME programme, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, February 1998.


Cleft lip and palate, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, December 2000.


Oral implantology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, January 2002.


Distraction Osteogenesis, Panineeya Mahavidhyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, July 15, 2007


Distraction Osteogenesis, Sri Sai Dental College, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh


Distraction Osteogenesis, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh, June 26-27, 2007


Distraction Osteogenesis, SVSC Dental Collage, Mehaboob Nagar, Andhra Pradesh,April 2008


Limited Attendance on transport distraction of mandibular continuity defects- 18th ICOMS, Bangalore, December 2007


CME meet on Maxillofacial Controversies& Comments – Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, August 21, 2009


Craniofacial distraction osteogenesis – Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, April 30th to May 1st 2011


Mandibular distraction osteogenesis - Dr. Sudha & Nageeshwara Rao Siddharatha Institute of Dental Sciences, Vijayawada, August 2011


Transport Distraction Osteogenesis-AOMSI state branch, West Bengal at Kolkata in 2012


Workshop on distraction osteogenesis for reconstruction of maxillomandibular defects, Mount Abu, 2012


Distraction Osteogenesis – Current Trends in tumours & tmj surgery, Jabalpur hospital & research centre, Jabalpur 2013

Distraction osteogenesis – solving the reconstructin dilemma, Modern Dental college & research centre, Indore, 12-13th July 2013


TMJ Reconstruction & Transport distraction – Aspirations 2013, 6th Annual conference of state chapter of AOMSI, Ongole, 26-27th July 2013.

Research activities and projects

  • Comparison of Morbidity following the Removal of mandibular third molars by lingual split Surgical bar and simplified split bone techniques
  • Changes in facial movement after maxillary Osteotomies
  • Assessment of blood loss in Orthognathic Surgery: a comparative study between normotensive and hypotensive anesthesia.
  • Skeletal Stability following Lefort 1 osteotomies-a comparison between wire osteosynthesis, rigid and semi-rigid fixation.
  • Effect of Orthognathic Surgery on the maximum voluntary bite forces
  • Prediction accuracy and post operative soft tissue and airway changes following Orthognathic surgery.
  • Platelet rich plasma in Maxillofacial surgery
  • Versatility of nasal septal cartilage graft in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • A comparative study on the efficacy of adrenaline containing local anesthetic and plain local anesthetic in hypertensive patients by assessing the cardiovascular parameters
  • A study on mandibular reconstruction
  • Distraction Osteogenesis for mandibular deformities
  • Maxillofacial infections and their management.
  • Comparison of morbidity following the removal of mandibular third molars by lingual split, surgical bur and simplified split bone technique.
  • Correlation of clinical and MRI findings of TMJ internal derangement
  • A comparative study of GA with nerve blocks versus routine GA with opioid for Oral and Maxillofacial surgeries.
  • Diagnostic Ultrasonography in oral and maxillofacial Surgery
  • Versatility of the pectoralis Major  myocutaneous flap in the reconstruction of various site of the Oral Cavity
  • Role of bone Scintigraphy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Value of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Two dimensional duplex and colour Doppler) for the assessment of post-operative wound healing in Orthognathic surgery.
  • Versatility of temporalis flap in maxillofacial defects
  • Determination of efficacy of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in accelerating the mineralization content of new bone regenerate following distraction osteogenesis
  • Relationship of presence of impacted third molars and incidence of condylar fractures
  • Retrospective study of zygomatic complex fractures
  • Alveolar distracton osteogenesis
  • A comparative study of postoperative morbitity following transalveolar extraction & coronectomy of impacted 3rd molar teeth
  • Transport distraction osteogenesis for maxillary cleft alveolus