R M Sumudu Himesha B Medawela

R M Sumudu Himesha B Medawela
University of Peradeniya | UOP · Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

BDS MD
Specialist trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Introduction
R M Sumudu Himesha B Medawela currently works at the Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, University of Peradeniya. R M Sumudu does research in Dentistry, Dental Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Additional affiliations
October 2011 - May 2017
University of Peradeniya
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2011 - present
University of Peradeniya
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
January 2017 - March 2020
Post Graduate institute of Medicine, University of Colombo
Field of study
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
July 2006 - October 2011
University of Peradeniya
Field of study
  • Dentistry
January 2004 - January 2006
Medicina Alternativa Institute
Field of study
  • Acupuncture

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Publications (68)
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The Mental foramen is the bilateral openings in the lateral surface of the mandible, through which terminal branch of inferior alveolar nerve, mental nerve exit. Mental foramen located between two premolars in majority. Although the common presentation is to have a single foramen in hemi mandible there are reported anatomical variations of having d...
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BACKGROUND: We aim to highlight the positive perspectives and optimistic perceptions of a group of dental surgeons from Sri Lanka METHODS: An online cross-sectional pilot survey was conducted among a convenient sample of 27 Dental Surgeons in May 2020. The online questionnaire included socio-demographic, professional information and perceptions on...
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Secondary alveolar bone grafting (ABG) in cleft patients with a cleft alveolus provides stability to the maxillary arch. Occlusal anomalies accompanying the cleft, such as impacted and missing teeth pose a challenge. A 10-year-old girl with a right-sided cleft alveolus had her ipsilateral lateral incisor horizontally impacted. At the time of the AB...
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Background: Oral cancers which are often preceded by an oral potentially malignant disorder (OPMD) carries the highest mortality rate among all cancers in Sri Lanka. Dental Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya is one of the tertiary centres in Sri Lanka for treating OPMD with a high patient turnover. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the geospatia...
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Background: Oral cancers which are often preceded by an oral potentially malignant disorder (OPMD) carries the highest mortality rate among all cancers in Sri Lanka. Dental Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya is one of the tertiary centres in Sri Lanka for treating OPMD with a high patient turnover. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the geospatia...
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COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 known denotes an unprecedented public health emergency. It has impacted profoundly and persistently on every aspect globally. Dental Surgeons have garnered recognition as a high-risk group. Recent explorations on perceptions of dental surgeons on COVID-19 induced dental practice modifications are painting a gl...
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Introduction: This study aimed to assess attitudes, confidence in practices and perceived barriers toward the promotion of tobacco cessation in the dental setting among clinical dental students in Sri Lanka. Methods: Role of dental schools on moulding future dental professionals with regards to education on tobacco cessation promotion is remarkabl...
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Introduction: This study aimed to assess attitudes, confidence in practices and perceived barriers toward the promotion of tobacco cessation in the dental setting among clinical dental students in Sri Lanka. Methods: Role of dental schools on moulding future dental professionals with regards to education on tobacco cessation promotion is remarkable...
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We assessed perceived satisfaction of patients and related factors for treatment provided by the oral surgery student dental clinic of the only Sri Lankan dental school. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 288 consenting patients who received oral surgery treatment at the student Lanka. A self-administered, validated questionnai...
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It was a great pleasure to read the article by Nishimoto et al. 1 where they concluded that it was acceptable to leave behind pulp tissue during coronectomy of the mandibular third molar. The authors enlisted 4 key principles in coronectomy. Out of these, we believe primary wound closure with good healing of the flap is the most important for the s...
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The oral and maxillofacial region occupies the most prominent position of the human body rendering it vulnerable to injuries quite frequently. These injuries are commonly associated with high morbidity resulting in increased costs of care and varying degrees of physical, functional, and cosmetic disfigurement. Multiple etiologies of oral and maxil-...
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This presentation highlights a radiological phenomenon observed in the waters’ views of COVID 19 suspects with maxillofacial injuries. Sri Lanka reported the first COVID 19 patient on 11th March 2020 and since then cases are piling up despite the strict healthcare strategies enforced. At present, wearing a facemask in public is requested by law and...
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Preface The Wisdom tooth is so named for it was believed that it arrives in the mouth at a time when the person becomes wise with the passage of time. An impacted Wisdom tooth, on the other hand, may perhaps test the wisdom of the dental surgeon in its management. Paradoxically Nature may be wondering whether a man needs so many teeth to chew the s...
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Bronchogenic cysts are rare and benign congenital malformations. They arise from ventral surface of foregut during development and commonly present in mediastinum and intrapulmonary region. Bronchogenic cysts are often incidental findings in childhood. Majority of them are symptomless and rarely associated with symptoms such as stridor in neonates,...
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The first ever recorded historical evidence for surgical drains were found in the era of Hippocrates (circa 460-377 BC). The Greek Physician Hippocrates used hollow tubes for the treatment of empyema. Surgeries of the head and neck region are associated with clinically significant post-operative morbidities such as haematomas, seromas, surgical sit...
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Background Lip, oral cavity and oro-pharyngeal cancer was the second most common cancer in Sri Lanka with a proportion of 14.27 % from all cancers presented. It is the commonest among males in Sri Lanka with an incidence of 20.7 per 100,000 population. Oral cancer inherits all positive features of a good candidate in application of a screening prog...
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Introduction Research on complex clinical problems that others thought to be unsolvable and spreading knowledge and expertise to others through publications are habits of effective surgeon. Such work may encourage peers and younger generation for innovating new insights. Further they would, earn recognition among other specialities. Aim: Review th...
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Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) provides a precise three dimensional analysis of vicinity of Impacted Mandibular third molar (IMTM) which helps in surgical decision making. Objective: Objective of this study was to analyze the pattern of IMTM and the relationship of inferior alveolar canal to the tooth in 68 patients presented in year 2014 Uni...
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Actinic keratosis (AK) is a dermatological condition commonly found among fair-skinned populations and considered as a potentially malignant disorder usually appearing on sun-exposed areas such as the scalp, face and forearms. It is an uncommon disorder among Asians. Therefore, Actinic Keratosis in Asians has not been thoroughly investigated. AK is...
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The first ever recorded historical evidence for surgical drains were found in the era of Hippocrates (circa 460-377 BC). The Greek Physician Hippocrates used hollow tubes for the treatment of empyema. Surgeries of the head and neck region are associated with clinically significant post-operative morbidities such as haematomas, seromas, surgical sit...
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The benefits of secondary alveolar bone grafting in cleft palate patients are well documented. Secondary bone graft surgery provide bony continuity between cleft maxillary segments, provide bone for tooth eruption, closure of the oro-nasal fistula, support nose and maintain the position of the expanded maxillary segments. Unlike the unilateral alve...
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Introduction: Current trends in microvascular reconstruction has mainly focused on improving functional outcomes to improve quality of life of the patients. The role of innervated flaps is not quite clear as evidence for neuro sensory recovery in non-innervated flaps are emerging. We present a series of seven cases of non-innervated microvascular r...
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Background The term “primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma” was introduced in 2005 by the World Health Organization with three subcategories. Squamous cell carcinoma arising from the lining of an odontogenic cyst is one important rare subcategory of such lesions with an incidence of 0.01 to 0.02%. Furthermore, the appearance of such malignan...
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Introduction The term “Primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma” was introduced by Eversole et.al in 2005. Squamous cell carcinoma arising from the lining of an odontogenic cyst is one important rare sub category of such lesions with an incidence of 0.01% to 0.02%. Further the appearance of such malignancy in odontogenic tumour as Keratocystic...
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Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: are we over treating? R M S H B Medawela1, N Ravisankar 2, A M Attygalla 3, K G K D Kapugama 3, N S S Jayasuriya3 1 Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial surgery unit, Dental Hospital (teaching) Peradeniya 2 Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial surgery unit, Faculty of Dental Sci...
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Background: Possibility of guessing in Multiple Choice questions (MCQ) when assessing undergraduates is considered a weakness. There are limited studies on the use of "Fill in the Blanks" (FIB) to overcome this issue. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of FIB in MCQ for assessing final year dental undergraduates. Methods and materials: A total...
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Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess awareness of the risk of cross-infection and infection-control measures practiced in dental clinics for patients attending the outpatient dental department (OPD) at University Dental Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among 427 patients who...
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Oral Lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease based on an immunologic T cell mediated process. OLP is a relatively common condition which affects 1%
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Clinical records of 537 patients who attended the Oral Medicine Clinic, from Feb 2000 to Feb 2014 and clinically diagnosed with OLP or OLL were retrospectively analyzed. Of these patients, 514 cases were confirmed histopathologically as OLP or OLL. These 514 cases of OLP or OLL were categorized in to four groups. 1. Oral Lichen planus of unknown et...

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To assess the patient satisfaction and associated factors on teleconsultation for the management of acute oro-dental problems during COVID 19 pandemic