Dr. A G Harikiran

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BDS, MDS, Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Fellow, Leadership in Global Tobacco Control



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Prof. Dr. Harikiran G. Arkalgud, B.D.S, M.D.S, graduated Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery (B.D.S) from D. A. P. M. R. V. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore in 1998, and subsequently earned a Master’s degree in Public Health Dentistry from KLES's Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, in 2001. He is presently Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, at D. A. P. M. R. V. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore. He is the CEO, and Chief Dentist at his two clinics, Dream Smilez Super Specialty Dental Clinic, HSR Layout, and Prakruthi Dental Clinic, Rajajinagar. Dr. Harikiran is a reputed clinican, known for his adherence to international standards of quality, systematic treatment planning, and attention to detail. He has over two decades of experience in private practice, in addition to extensively working in the field of preventive and public health dentistry.He is the Head of the Institutional Review Board, at D. A. P. M. R. V. Dental College, and holds the responsibility of both Post-graduate and PhD Guide at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, where he is a former Academic Council member. He is also a Core Committee Member at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Public Health, and Executive Secretary at CTPHCF. He was a Fellow at the Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg school of Public health, USA in 2007, and completed the WHO PROLEAD II Fellowship in Japan, in 2006. He also completed a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship with University College London, UK. He has worked as Primary Investigator in funded collaborative research projects with organizations like WHO Kobe, Japan, Johns Hopkins Institute of Global Tobacco Control, and Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute, and national partners like Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. He has worked in, and continues research in the areas of Community Health, Health promotion governance, Epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, Edutainment, Dental and medical curriculum and teaching methodologies, Health promoting schools, Oral health, and Tobacco control. Dr. Arkalgud is a lifetime member of the Indian Dental Association, the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry and the Indian Public Health Association. He is also holds memberships with the Commonwealth Association of Mental Handicap and Developmental Disability, Globalink, WHO Prolead, and the Indian Association for Dental Research.

Rajajinagar, Bangalore

Prakurthi Dental And Medical Clinic


399, 1st Floor, 12th Main, 6th Block, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Landmark: Opposite Al-Bek Restaurant and After Sangeetha Mobile Showroom, Bangalore

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04:30 - 09:00


HSR Layout, Bangalore

Dream Smilez Super Specialty Dental Clinic


426,16th Cross, 5th Main, 6th Sector, Landmark: Behind Fernhill Apartments, Bangalore

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Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat

04:30 - 09:00


11:00 - 12:00
05:00 - 08:00



Public Health Dentist
Restorative Dentist


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BDS - DAPM R.V. Dental College, 1998
MDS - Karnatak Lingayat Education, Belgaum, 2001
Commonwealth Professional Fellow - University College London, 2008


2002 - 2016 CEO, Chief Dental Officer at Prakruthi Dental Clinic, Rajajinagar
2016 - 2016 CEO, Chief Dental Officer at Dream Smilez Super Specialty Dental Clinic
2001 - 2016 Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry at D. A. Pandu Memorial R. V. Dental College and Hospital

Awards and Recognitions

IIIrd rank - University Postgraduate Examinations - Preventive and Community Dentistry - 2001
Best Fresher Post Graduate Student, KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum - 2000
Dr. K. G. Ghorpade Award - Oral Surgery, Indian Dental Association Karnataka State Branch - 1996
Dr. Ramaiah Shetty and Savithri Ramaiah Award - General Medicine - 1995
IIIrd prize - All India Essay Competition, Indian Academy Of Oral Medicine and Radiology - 1994


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Karnataka State Dental Council
Indian Public Health Associaton
Indian Dental Association
Commonwealth Association of Mental Handicap and Developmental Disability


5092A Karnataka State Dental Council, 1998
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