Alexander M . J. Luke

Alexander M . J. Luke

Assistant Professor
Ext: 7056243

Dr Alexander Maniangat Luke joined Ajman university, College of Dentistry , Ajman in the year 2010 January. He has specialized in oral medicine and radiology and also holds a fellowship in laser dentistry. He has many publications in his fields of expertise. He is the radiation protection officer at Ajman university, College of Dentistry.

Education
  • Fellowship in Laser dentistry ( F L D )- University of Genova, Italy. 2015
  • Fellowship in Laser dentistry ( F L D )- Academy of Laser dentistry, U S A, 2015
  • Masters of Dental Surgery ( M D S )-Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, India . 2001
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery ( B D S) -Bangalore University, India. 1997
Experience
  • Assistant Professor , Surgical sciences , College of Dentistry, Ajman university, UAE, September 2016 till date
  • Senior Lecturer , Surgical sciencesAjman university, College of Dentistry, U A E . Jan 2010 to August 2016
  • Professor, Oral medicine and radiology, Amrita School of Dentistry, Cochin, Kerala, India . April 2009 to January 2010 .
  • Associate Professor, Oral medicine and radiology ,Amrita School of Dentistry, Cochin, Kerala, India. October 2007 to April 2009
  • Associate Professor, Oral medicine and radiology, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Coorg, Karnataka, April 2007 to September 2007 .
  • Reader , Oral medicine and radiology, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Coorg, Karnataka . May 2005 to April 2007.
  • Reader, Oral medicine and radiology, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka , India. May 2004 to April 2005
  • Assistant Professor, Oral medicine and radiology ,Amrita College of Dentistry, Cochin, Kerala, India . January 2003 to April 2004
  • Senior Lecturer, Oral medicine and radiology, U.P Dental College & Research Centre, Lucknow, U.P., India , April 2001 to December 2002 .
Teaching Area
  • Oral Radiology 1 and 2.
  • Treatment planning and seminars-2
  • Oral Medicine clinic
Research
  • Practice of Radiology in dentistry
  • 3 D Imaging in maxillofacial radiology
  • Laser dentistry
  • Diagnosis in Orofacial pain.
  • Diagnosis in Orofacial pain.
  • Diagnosis in Oral and dental pathologies.
  • Diagnosis in Temporomandibular joint disorders.
  • Stem cells in dentistry
Publications
  • Dedhia J, Mukharjee E, Luke A M, Mathew S, Pawar A M. Efficacy of Andrographis paniculata compared to Azadirachta indica, Curcuma longa, and sodium hypochlorite when used as root canal irrigants against Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus: An in vitro antimicrobial study, Journal of Conservative Dentistry 2018;21(6);642-645.
  • Pawar AM, Pawar MG, Thakur B, Banga KS, Luke AM. Resistance to fracture of teeth instrumented using novel EndoStar E5 rotary versus ProTaper NEXT and WaveOne file systems. Journal of Conservative Dentistry 2018; 21(1):52-56.
  • Reza KM, Shetty KP, Satish SV, Luke AM. A comparative evaluation of the antibacterial efficacy of MTA and biodentine against enterococcus faecalis when combined with Chlorhexidine, triclosan and triple antibiotic paste. International Journal of Current Advanced Research .2018; 7(1B):8800- 8803.
  • Mathew S., Luke AM, Walia T, Masri AG, Jamal H. Effect of Fruit Juices and Other Beverages on Loss of Tooth Structure Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada 2018, 18(1):e3888.
  • Shetty, KP, Satish SV, Zacharias M, Luke AM, Gouda B and Patil AM. Effect of RCPrep, Phytic Acid, Etidronate On Dentinal Defect Formation During Root Canal Preparation Using Scanning Electron Microscopy; International Journal of Current Advanced Research. 2017; 6(6): 4274-4277.
  • Alexander M Luke1, Rami Khaled Kassem2, Sahand Nader Dehghani2, Simy Mathew3, Krishnaprasad Shetty4, Ibrahim K. Ali5, Ajinkya M Pawar6, Prevalence of Dental Developmental Anomalies in Patients Attending a Faculty of Dentistry in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clinica Integrada 2017, 17(1):e3751
  • Krishnaprasad Shetty , Satish SV , Krishna Rao Kilaru , Farhan Abdul Azeez , Snehalata Patil , Basavana gouda Sangam , Alexander M Luke. Comparative Evaluation Of Efficacy Of Commercially Available Desensitizing Tooth Pastes (Shy-Nm And Thermoseal Ra) With 0.33% Acidulated NaF Gel Used With And Without Iontophoresis In Patients With Dentinal Hypersensitivity. Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences Volume 3 Issue1 January-March 2017. NLM ID: 101671413 ISSN:2454-2288
  • Shetty, KP, Satish SV, Kilaru KR , Bhagya A, Gouda B,Patil S, Luke AM. Genotoxicity evaluation of Sixth, Seventh and Eighth generation dentin bonding agents by single cell gel electrophoresis technique in human lymphocytes. Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences. 2017; 3(2): 102-109, NLM ID: 101671413 ISSN:2454-2288
  • Shetty K P , Satish S V, Kilaru K, Ponangi K C , Luke A M, Neshangi S . An in vivo evaluation of the change in the pulpal oxygen saturation after administration of preoperative anxiolytics and local anesthesia . Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects 2016; 10(1) ,31-35.
  • Mathew S., Salman P. Khurshid S. & Luke A. Awareness of First Aid among Undergraduate students in Ajman, UAE.IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences. 2016;15(6):30-38.
  • Shetty K P, Satish S V, Kilaru K, Sardar P,and Luke A M.Comparison of Anesthetic Efficacy between Lidocaine with and without Magnesium Sulfate USP 50% for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks in Patients with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis . JOE — 2015; 41(4): 431-433
  • Pawar A M, Pawar M G, Luke A M. C-shaped root canal management with Self-Adjusting File (SAF): A three-dimensional concept . ENDODONTOLOGY 2015; 27 (2) : 162-166.
  • Sawsan J Al Qassab1, Dunia Al Hadi2 and Alexander Maniangat Luke3 . Evaluation of Three Different Obturation Techniques Using Three-Dimensional Cone Beam Computed Tomography: In Vitro Study, Dentistry Volume 6 • Issue 12 • 1000403, ISSN:2161-1122.
  • Luke, A. , Shetty, KP., Satish, SV. and Kilaru, K. Comparison of spiral computed tomography and cone beam computed tomography, Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology; 2013;25(3):257-261
  • Luke A M J and Mathew S. Post Exposure Prophylaxis, What every Dental personnel should know. World Journal of dentistry; 2011; 2(2):169-174.
  • Luke, A., Peter, S., Nampoothiri, S., Rao, L.,Nambiar, A., Veeraraghavan, R. and Puthalath, U. Ramons syndrome, World Journal Of Dentistry; 2010;1 (3):199-204.
  • Luke, A. and Peter, S. Treacher Collins Syndrome Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology. 2010; 22(1):49-52
  • Luke, A. and Pillay, VV.. Bite mark Analysis – Four Different techniques Malaysian Dental Journal 2004 ; 25 : 8-14.
  • Luke, A. and Pillay, VV. Value of Bite mark Analysis in Forensic Investigations: An Overview Journal of Indian Dental Association 2002; 73: 111-115
  • Alexander Maninagat Luke*, Simy Mathew, Maram Majed Altawash , Bayan Mohammed Madan;Lasers: A Review With Their Applications in Oral Medicine; J Lasers Med Sci 2019 Autumn;10(4):324-329
  • Alexander M. Luke *, Rajashree Patnaik, Sam Kuriadom, Salem Abu-Fanas, Simy Mathew, Krishna P. Shetty ; Human dental pulp stem cells differentiation to neural cells, osteocytes and adipocytes-An in vitro study, Heliyon 6 (2020) e03054
Conference Presentation
  • Dental Radiographs- Are they justified ?
  • Current Trends and updates in Dentistry
  • Radiation protection educational program
  • Awareness and knowledge among Dental professionals towards Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Inited Arab Emirates
  • Prevalence of Dental Anomalies in Ajman, United Arab Emirates
  • Back to basics in Dentistry
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANT FROM AJMAN UNIVERSITY 5210547 2018-A-DN-01 Genotoxic & cytotoxic effects of exposure on buccal epithelial cells to dental X-rays
  • INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANT FROM AJMAN UNIVERSITY 5210548 2018-A-DN-02 Human dental pulp stem cells- future application in regenerative medicine
  • Member - International Academy of Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology.
  • Member –Asian academy of oral and maxillofacial radiology
  • Member- Academy of laser dentistry
  • Member –Indian academy of oral medicine and radiology
  • Member-Dental implantologist society of kerala
  • Member-Indian dental association
  • Research Travel Grant received from Ajman University (RTG-201819-A-DN-01
  • INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANT FROM AJMAN UNIVERSITY , D-F-H- 19-09-19, Effect of Ocimum Sanctum on Oral cancer Cell Line- An In vitro study
  • Awarded the Excellence Award for Teaching by Ajman University
  • Research Travel grant received from Ajman University (RTG-2018/19-A-DN-02)