Dr.Jacob Kuruvilla

Education : Ph.D. (Public Health)
Teaching Experience : 19 years
Email Address : jacob@mbdc.edu.in

Teaching Subjects

  • Research Methodology
  • Biostatistcs
  • General Public Health
  • Survey Procedures
  • Environmental Health


Recipient of prestigious German Students  exchange (DAAD) scholarship and served as research fellow for six months in Bielefeld University Germany.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Enamel remineralization interventions for a caries free life course.

Institutional Responsibilities

Member Secretary- Institutional ethics committee,

Coordinator- Anti ragging programs,

Coordinator- Website management

Coordinator- Institutional Scientifics committee

Coordinator- Data Digitalization Process within academics and clinicis

Coordinator- DCI and KUHS Inspection

Coordinator- Campus WIFI and Networking.

Memberships in professional organizations

Indian Dental Association



Short Courses or Certificate Programs


 Subject or Specialization

Board or University

Pursuing/ Date of Award

1. NPTEL Online Certification Health research Fundamentals NPTEL – ICMR Chennai 31.03.2020


Swayam Online Course Certification on Biostatistics

University of Calcutta.



One year Stat workshop series -Biostatistics

Kerala University of Health science



3T Plus ETTC Training -Bioethics

Kerala University of Health science



Certification- Modular Training in RNTCP

National Tuberculosis Institute Chennai



Short Course-Ethical Issues in Health researc

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Science and Technology


List of Publications 

  1. Kuruvilla J, Nayar KR. Distribution pattern and its correlation for oral cancer rate and human development rank for countries: An ecological approach. Contemp Clin Dent 2021;12:9-13 Available from: https://www.contempclindent.org/text.asp?2021/12/1/9/311560
  2. Kuruvilla j, Utilizing dental colleges for the eradication of oral cancer in India, Indian J Dent Res. 2008 Oct-Dec;19(4):349-53.
  3. Kuruvilla, Jacob & Khosla, V.. (2005). PD.19 Dentist in preventing the upcoming oralcancer epidemic in India. Oral Oncology Supplement. 1. 71-71. 10.1016/S1744-7895(05)80143-9.
  4. Kuruvilla J, Dental caries and overview, insight journal vol12007,page 8.
  5. Kuruvilla j predicting caries in permanent dentition journal of central kerala branch vol 8 page 12-24 2008
  6. Kuruvilla J, Nandakumar, Biju Soman.Prevalence and determinants for dental caries among school children, Kerala Dental Journal vol 33 22-23 2010
  7. Eradication of oral cancer in India some issues :commentary, Journal of Health and Development,
  8. Emmatty R, Mathew JJ, Kuruvilla J. Comparative evaluation of subgingival plaque microflora in pregnant and non-pregnant women: A clinical and microbiologic study. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2013; 17: 47-51
  9. Root Anatomy and Root Canal Configuration of Human Permanent Mandibular Premolars: A Systematic Review. Jojo Kottoor Denzil Albuquerque Natanasabapathy Velmurugan Jacob Kuruvilla Anatomy research international 01/2013; 2013:254250. DOI: 10.1155/2013/254250
  10. Darsana Krishnan, K Korath Abraham, Ektah Khosla, Arun Roy James, Dr.Elza Thenumkal,Dr.Jacob Kuruvilla, “Comparative evaluation of structural changes in enamel induced by 37% phosphoric acid before and after enamel deproteinization with 5.25% sodium hypochlorite – An sem study ”, IJDSIR- December – 2021, Vol. – 4,Issue – 6, P. No. 314 – 324.
  11. Jerin Mary Issac, Dr. Korath Abraham, Dr. Ektah Khosla, Dr. Arun Roy James, Dr. Elza Thenumkal, Dr. Jacob Kuruvilla, “An assessment on the relevance of Jean Piaget’s cognitive principles among 4-7 year old children – A cross sectional study”, IJDSIR- December – 2021, Vol. – 4, Issue – 6, P. No. 216 – 221.



Presentations in Regional, National and International Seminars/Conferences/Workshops

SI.No Title of the Seminar/Conference Organizing Agency National/International Date of Programme
1 Emerging Issues In Public Health Achutha Menon Center for Health science studies National 10/01/2008
2 Triple O National Workshop on Oral Cancer IOAMR AOMFSI IAOMFP KMIO National 24/05/2007
3 1st South India Dental Conference Indian Dental Association Kerala State National 17/12/2006
4 Workshop on Reseaerch Methodology Bioethics Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Colege State/University 02/04/2017
5 Quantitative Research Methods Department of Social Work State/University 29/03/2017


Completed Research Projects 

SI.No Title of the Project Funding  Role Performed Date of Completion


Integrated Facility Survey of Health Facilities


Co- investigator



Research on determinants of dental health care among low- inc

Grammen Foundation- 2400000

Co- investigator




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