Go to content

Raghunath Puttaiah BDS, MPH

Raghunath Puttaiah, BDS, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Diagnostic Sciences

3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone: (214) 828-8245
Fax: (214) 828-8306
Email: rputtaiah@bcd.tamhsc.edu

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • 1993 - 1996 Post Doctoral Fellowship in Infectious Disease Control in Dentistry. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • 1990 - 1992 Residency in Dental Public Health. The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry & Jefferson County Department of Health - Bureau of Dental Health, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • 1988 - 1990 Masters of Public Health MPH, Program in Epidemiology, Health Promotion & additional Dental Public Health Track. The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • 1979 - 1983 The University of Mysore - Bapuji Educational Association, India, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • 1978 - 1979 Bachelor of Science – 1st Yr., in Chemistry, Botany, Zoology & Additional Physics. KLES Society, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India,
  • 1976 - 1978 Pre-University Certificate in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. MES College and KLES Society, Bangalore, India.
  • 1969 – 1975 Indian Secondary School Certificate Examination - ICSE (Similar to “O” Levels). Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore, India

Teaching Interests

Research and Scholarly Activities & Interests:

  1. Clinical Evaluative Methods for Undergraduate Teaching – Developing Meaningful Qualitative and Quantitative Grading Systems
  2. Dental Informatics – EHRs, Cloud Computing, Medical & Dental Records, Tele Presence and Health Presence
  3. Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & Occupational Safety in Dentistry
  4. Train-the-trainer Programs in Dental Infection Control & Safety
  5. Development of lectures for Teledentistry and Distance Education
  6. Global Health Initiative - (a) Developing Public Health Models for Medicine and Dentistry; (b) Developing Skill Sets for the future based on projected required models; (c) Developing Academic Equivalency in Medicine and Dentistry; (d)Developing Sustainable Funding Mechanisms  for Sustenance of Global Health Initiatives in beneficiary countries using public private partnerships and Co- Creative Models
  7. Management of Outreach Care Using Innovative Public Health Models
  8. Needs Assessment for Dental Infection Control for Developing Countries
  9. Epidemiology of Infectious Disease and Global Intervention Programs
  10. Evaluation of Medical and Dental Devices
  11. Effects of micronutrients on occurrence of oral precancers
  12. Tobacco, quid chewing and oral health – Smokeless tobacco use in Asia
  13. Factors associated with maxillofacial injuries among high school athletes

Research Interests

Research Grants - Extramural at UTHSCSA Dental School (1993-1996)

  • DentaLogic, Cincinnati OH; UTHSCSA DS ($ 3,000)
  • Health-Sonics Corp. CA; UTHSCSA DS ($ 3000)
  • DW Industries, NV; UTHSCSA DS ($ 6,000)
  • Johnson & Johnson Med. Inc. TX; UTHSCSA DS ($ 16,000)
  • Johnson & Johnson Med. Inc. TX; UTHSCSA DS ($ 20,000)
  • Micrylium Laboratories, AZ; (Part travel assistance for research meeting

 

Intramural at BCD

  • NRSA Student Research Grant, Baylor College of Dentistry 2001 ($ 1,500)

 

Grants through Texas A&M Research Foundation

 

Grant Title

Dates

Source

Award

Indirect

Direct

Status

PI

Product Evaluation Award

1999-1998

Biotrol Inc.

3,000

0

3,000

Completed

PI

Evaluation of a water UV filtration and Ozonation device in controlling microbial contamination of dental treatment water system

8/15/99 -

15/15/99

Subcontract from Compact Membrane Systems, SBIR Phase-1 Funding from NIH

16,908

2,805

14,103

Completed

PI

Evaluation of a water UV filtration and Ozonation device in controlling microbial contamination of dental treatment water system

10/1/99-

1/3/00

Subcontract from Kortech Inc., ADA Health Foundation Grant.

9,576

0

9,576

Completed

PI

Contamination control in dental unit water systems utilizing the Davis Wasserman Device

2/1/00-

7/31/00

Davis Wasserman Corporation

57,481

8,154

49,327

Completed

PI

Validation of TAED Protocols of Univ. Of Bologna

12/20/01-2/27/02

Castellini S.p.A and Italian Dental Boards

20,000

0

20,000

Completed

PI

System to eliminate and prevent biofilms in dental units - Electro Chemically activated H2O2

4/1/02-4/30/02

Subcontract from Lynntech Inc., SBIR Phase 1 Funding from NIH

9,902

0

9,902

Completed

PI

Enhanced Ozone Disinfection of Dental Unit Waterlines

4/1/03-2/31/05

Subcontract from Compact Membrane Systems, SBIR Phase 2 Funding-NIH NIDCR

Funded

64,098

140,872

Completed

PI

Prevention and remediation of biofilms in dental units

Electro Chemically activated H2O2

10/1/03-9/30/05

Subcontract from Lynntech Inc. SBIR Phase 2 Funding from NIH NIDCR 

288,587

90,246

198,341

Completed

PI

Dual Disinfection for Biofilm Control in Dental Units

Electrochemically activated ClO2

7/01/04-6/30/05

Subcontract from Lynntech Inc. SBIR Phase 1 Funding from NIH NIDCR

32,998

10,319

22,679

Completed

PI

Dual Disinfection for Biofilm Control in Dental Units Electrochemically activated ClO2

n   

Subcontract from Lynntech Inc. SBIR Phase 1 Funding from NIH NIDCR

Not Funded

90,0000

210,000

Not funded

 

Grant Submission outside of BCD (Personal Time) Through the University of Arkansas, Medical Center  NW Campus

 

Co-PI

 

 

“Community-Based Patient-Centered Information Platform – Health Record (CBPCIP)” ARRA Grant  through NW Arkansas Campus – VC Medical

June 2010 – May 2014

 

ARRA ONC –HIT Grant for Adoption of EHR – Department of Health & Human Services

Not Funded

Total grant value $ 15,000,000 for 4 years

--

Selected Publications

Refereed Papers

  1. Carley KW, Puttaiah R, Alvarez JO, Heimburger DC and Anantha N.  Diet and Oral Premalignancy in Female South Indian Tobacco and Betel Chewers: A Case/Control Study Nutrition and Cancer, Vol. 22, No. 1, 73-84, 1994.
  2. Puttaiah R., Carley K.,  Holavanahalli R. Tobacco, betel-quid chewing and oral health. In: Bedi R, Jones P, editors. Betel-quid chewing and tobacco chewing among the Bangladeshi community in the United Kingdom. London: Centre for Transcultural Oral Health; 1995. p.1-9.
  3. Puttaiah R, Langlais RP, Katz J, and Langland OE.  Infection Control in Maxillofacial Radiology. CDA journal.  Vol 23, No. 5, 21-28, 1995.
  4. Puttaiah R, Langlais RP, Katz J, and Langland OE.  Infection Control in Maxillofacial Radiology.  (Article published in CDA and reprinted by the West Virginia State Dental Journal). W V Dent J. 1995 Jun;69(3):15-20.
  5. Cottone JA, Puttaiah R.  Viral Hepatitis.  Infectious Disease and Dentistry.  Dental Clinics of North America, Vol. 40, No. 2, 293-307, 1996.
  6. Puttaiah R and Langlais RL.  A Primer in Infection Control - Dental Radiology.  California Dental Institute for Continuing Education, Volume 57, 14-23, 1996.
  7. Sherman LR, Nemeth JF, Mills SE, Plamondon TJ, Puttaiah R, and Karpay RI.  Metal Analyses of dental unit water systems.  Microchemical Journal 56, 130-137, 1997.
  8. R. Puttaiah, R.I. Karpay, C. Fabre, L.R. Sherman, J.F. Nemeth, S.E. Mills and T. Plamondon.  Dental unit waterline treatment with sodium hypochlorite and acetic acid.  Microchemical Journal 59, 333-340, 1998. 
  9. Puttaiah R, Cottone JA, Gildersleeve J, Azmoudeh A, and Tenney J.  Rational for using single-use disposable air/water syringe tips. Compendium. Vol 20, No. 11, 1056-1069, 1999.
  10. Kim PJ, Cederberg RA, and Puttaiah R. A Pilot Study of 2 Methods for Control of Dental Unit Biofilms. Quintessence International. Vol. 31, 41-48, 2000.
  11. Puttaiah R, Bedi R, and Almas K.  Survey of Infection Control Practices among General Dental Practitioners.  Journal of Pakistan Dental Association. Vol. 10, Issue 02, 71-76, 2001.
  12. R. Puttaiah, R Cederberg, and D Youngblood. A pragmatic approach towards single-use-disposable devices in dentistry.  (GIRSO) Bull Group Int Rech Sci Stomatol Odontol. 2006 Mar;47(1):18-26.
  13. L. Montebugnoli, G. Dolci, D.A. Spratt, and R. Puttaiah. Failure of anti-retraction valves and the procedure for between patient flushing.  A Rational for chemical control of dental unit waterline contamination. American Journal of Dentistry 2005 Aug;18 (4):270-4.
  14. Puttaiah R, Shulman JD, Youngblood D, Bedi R, Tse E, Shetty S, Almas K, Kim BO and Du M. Sample infection control needs assessment survey data from eight countries. International Dental Journal (2009) 59, 271-276.
  15. Effects of H2O2 on controlling contamination in dental unit water systems. S-M Lin; R. Puttaiah, KKH Svoboda; A. Giletto and J. Seibert.  Accepted for publication in - European Journal of Dentistry. Eur J Dent. 2011 January; 5(1): 47–59. PMCID: PMC3019751
  16. Puttaiah R, Shetty S, Bedi R, Verma M. Dental Infection Control in India at the Turn of the Century. World Journal of Dentistry. 2010 April-June; Vol 1 (1): 1-6.
  17. Puttaiah R, Youngblood D, Verma M, Reddy A. The Rationale for Dental Safety. World Journal of Dentistry. 2010 July-September; 1(2): 129-134
  18. Reddy A, Puttaiah R. Pearls in Pediatric Dentistry. World Journal of Dentistry. 2010 July-September; 1(2): 137-139
  19. Puttaiah R, Verma M, Patil S, Reddy A. The influence of Infectious Diseases on Dentistry. World Journal of Dentistry 2010, October-December; 1(3): 225-231
  20. Shetty D, Verma M, Shetty S, Dubey S, Walters S,  Bernstein I, Froelich-Grobe K, Puttaiah R. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety in India: 1999 and 2010. World Journal of Dentistry. 2011, January-March; 2(1): 1-9. (Dr. D. Shetty’s – MPH Thesis)
  21. Puttaiah R, Miller K, Bedi R, Shetty S, Almas K, Tse E, Kim BO, Youngblood D, Minquan D. Comparison of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Dental Safety from Eight Countries at the Turn of the Century. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(1):1-7. (Primary Mentor for K. Miller’s MPH Practicum Research)
  22. Bansal R, Puttaiah R, Harris R, Reddy A. Evaluation of Two Methods in Controlling Dental Treatment Water Contamination. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(2):73-83. (Primary Mentor for MPH Thesis of Dr. R. Bansal)
  23. Puttaiah R, Seibert J, Spears R. Effects of Iodine in Microbial Control of Dental Treatment Water. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(3):143-151

 

Editorials

  1. R. Puttaiah, Editor-at-Large. Editorial – Call for Indian Researchers to Join IADR. World Journal of Dentistry. 2011. January-March; 2(1): v.
  2. R. Puttaiah, Editor-at-large. Editorial – Continuity During Changing Times. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(1):i
  3. R. Puttaiah, Editor-at-large. Editorial – Essentials of Safe Dental Care – Informed Consent. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(1):i

 

Books Authored

  • A Kohli & R Puttaiah. Dental Infection Control and Safety Recommendations for the Republic of India. Publication of the Dental Council of India.  Released by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh (September 2007) 

 

Book Chapters

  1. Puttaiah R, Cottone JA.  The Challenge of Viral Hepatitis (Book Chapter).  Practical Infection Control in Dentistry, 2nd Edition 1996, by Cottone JA, Terezhalmy GT, Molinari JA.  Lea & Febiger, Malvern, PA.
  2. Yeh C-K, Puttaiah R, Cottone JA, Prows J.  HIV Infection and AIDS (Book Chapter).  Practical Infection Control in Dentistry, 2nd Edition 1996, by Cottone JA, Terezhalmy GT, Molinari JA. Lea & Febiger, Malvern, PA.
  3. Puttaiah R, Cooley R, Cottone JA.  Infection Control and Safety for Periodontology.  Fundamentals in Periodontics, edited by Tom Wilson & Ken Kornman, Quintessence Publ., June 1996.
  4. Puttaiah R, Cooley RL.  Infection Control & Safety in Orthodontics (Textbook Chapter).  Orthodontics for the Next Millennium” edited by Sachdeva R & Johnson J, ORMCO Publishing, 1997.

 

Reports and Monographs

  1. Technical Reports to the Indian Council of Medical Research on “Assessment of the efficacy of an anti-tobacco community education program”, 02/86-12/88 (Published late 2003)
  2. Puttaiah R, SB Dove, Cottone JA.  Standards on Infection Control for Equipment Used in Dental Informatics (ADA Committee on Dental Informatics 1995).
  3. R. Puttaiah (Infection Control and Public Health, Contributor).  Root Cause, Monograph edited by R. Bedi and JS Infirri, WHO Collaborating Center for Trans-cultural Oral Health, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, London.  A WHO and Colgate-Palmolive sponsored Monograph on the “Status of Oral Health among Disadvantaged Communities, January 2001.

 

Professional Continuing Dental Educational Articles:

  1. Puttaiah R, Cottone JA.  Minimum OSHA Requirement for an Orthodontic Office -Part I, Bloodborne Pathogen Standards.  A-Company Quarterly, April 1994.
  2. Puttaiah R, Cooley RL, Cottone JA.  Minimum OSHA Requirement for an Orthodontic Office -Part II, Hazard Communication and Office Safety.  A-Company Quarterly, August 1994.

 

Following CDE articles published in multiple editions and languages (US, European and Asian eds.) by Dental Tribune—

  1. R. Puttaiah. The Rationale for Dental Infection Control & Safety.  Dental Tribune, Asia Pacific Edition, No.12 Vol.4, pages 16-18. 2006. Online - January 2007
  2. R. Puttaiah. The Rationale for Dental Infection Control & Safety.  Implant Tribune, US Edition, in February 2007, reprinted from Dental Tribune AP Edition.
  3. Impact of Infectious Diseases on the Practice of Dentistry. Dental Tribune, Asia Pacific Edition, Online - March 2007.
  4. Impact of Infectious Diseases on the Practice of Dentistry. Dental Tribune, Asia Pacific Edition, Online - March 2007 reprinted in the Middle East and Africa Edition for Continuing Dental Education
  5. Column on “Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety, Doctor of Dentistry – A Business and Lifestyle Magazine – Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Edition
  6. R. Puttaiah.  Routes of Disease Transmission & Spaulding’s Classification. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 3, No. 3, Pages 14-16, March 20052. R. Puttaiah. The Impact of Infectious Diseases on the Dental Staff and the Patient. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 3, No. 4, Pages 18-19, April 2005
  7. R. Puttaiah. Hand washing and hand Care. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 3, No 5. Pages 15, 21. May 2005
  8. R. Puttaiah. Immunization for Dentists and Staff Involved in Patient Care. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 3, No. 7, Pages 20-23. July 2005
  9. R. Puttaiah. Personal Protective Equipment. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 3, No. 8, Pages 9-11. August 2005
  10. R. Puttaiah. Surface Barriers. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 3, No. 9, Page 16. September 2005
  11. R. Puttaiah. Instrument Reprocessing – Part-1. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 3, No. 10, Pages 7-8. November 2005 
  12. R. Puttaiah. Instrument Reprocessing – Part-2. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 3, No. 11, Pages 7, 8 and 20. December 2005 
  13. R. Puttaiah. Sterilization Monitoring. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 6, No. 1, Pages 30-31. January 2006 
  14. R. Puttaiah. Dental Unit Water System Contamination & Control – Part 1. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 6, No. 2, Pages 9-11. March 2006
  15. R. Puttaiah. Dental Unit Water System Contamination & Control – Part 2. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol 6, No. 4, Pages 11, 12 and 23. April 2006
  16. R. Puttaiah. Are We There Yet? Striving towards Infection Control and Safety Compliance in Dental Offices. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 6, No. 5, Pages 20-22, June 2006.
  17. R. Puttaiah. Infection Control in Conventional and Digital Maxillofacial Radiology. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 6, No. 7, Pages 14-16, August 2006.
  18. R. Puttaiah. Simplifying OSHA’s Rules – Building and Equipment Safety.. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 6, No. 8, Pages 18-20, September 2006.
  19. R. Puttaiah. Simplifying OSHA’s Rules – Chemical Hazards in the Dental Office – Hazard Communications. Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 6, No. 9, Pages 14-16, October 2006.
  20. R. Puttaiah. Simplifying OSHA’s Rules. Bloodborne Pathogen Standards, Part 1.  Doctor of Dentistry, Vol. 6, No. 11 (Convention Issue), Pages 20-22, January 2007.

 

Research Abstracts

  1. Anantha A, Puttaiah R*, Murthy GA: Tobacco use in South India-A baseline survey. First International Conference on Smokeless Tobacco, Columbus, Ohio, 04/11/91.
  2. R. Puttaiah*, L. Aponte-Merced, C.J. Creath: Sports injuries and high-risk behaviors among high school football players. AADR 1992 Boston. JDR, Vol 71, March 1992, Abstract # 186.
  3. L. Aponte-Merced*, R. Puttaiah: Geriatric oral health education in nursing school curricula. AADR 1992 Boston. JDR, Vol 71, March 1992, Abstract# 1452.
  4. E. Capiluoto*, J. Thornton, V. Campbell, and R. Puttaiah: Utilization of dental services by aging and elderly mentally retarded. AADR 1992 Boston. JDR, Vol 71, March 1992, Abstract# 755.
  5. M. L. Capiluoto*, L. Aponte-Merced, J. Thornton, and R. Puttaiah: Oral health status of aging and elderly mentally retarded. AADR 1992 Boston. JDR, Vol 71, March 1992, Abstract# 997.
  6. R. Puttaiah*, K.W. Carley, L. Aponte-Merced, and R.K. Holavanahalli: Oral health status of school children in Bangalore, India. IADR 1992 Glasgow, Scotland. JDR, Vol 72, 1992, Abstract# 997.
  7. 7. R. Puttaiah*, L. Aponte-Merced, J.T. Butts, K. Baily, E. Bradford, K.W. Carley: Association between tobacco use by teenagers, and tobacco use in their environment. IADR/AADR 1993, Chicago. JDR, Vol 72 spec. issue, Abstract# 2300.
  8. 8. R. Puttaiah*: High Risk Behaviors and sports injuries among high school athletes.  Annual Session of the National Prevention Network, March 15, 1993 Memphis, Tennessee.
  9. 9. R. Puttaiah*, L. Aponte-Merced, J.M. Wrigley: A profile on injuries and high-risk behavior in high school football players in Jefferson County, Alabama.  Second World Conference on Injury Control, May 1993, Atlanta.
  10. 10. Carley KW, Puttaiah R, Alvarez JO, Heimburger DC, Anantha N.  Diet and oral premalignancy in female South-Indian tobacco and betel nut chewers: A case-control study.  Fifteenth International Conference of Nutrition, Adelaide, Australia; September 26- October 01, 1993. Abstract # P70, page 429.
  11. 11. Puttaiah R*, Mills S, Thrash WJ, SB Dove, Cottone JA.  A Research Model Addressing Policy Issues For the Dental Unit Water System.  1994 ADA Workshop on Dental Unit Water System, February 17, 1994 Chicago IL.
  12. 12. Cottone JA, SB Dove, Puttaiah R*.  Infection Control Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior - Comparison Between Participants of Two Surveys.  IADR 1994 Seattle, WA, JDR Vol 73 SI, 1994, Abstract # 1434.
  13. 13. Carley KW, Puttaiah R, Alvarez JO, Heimburger DC. Nutritional Aspects of Oral Premalignancy Risk in Female Indian Tobacco/Betel Quid Chewers.  85th Annual Meeting of AACR, April 10-13 1994, San Francisco, CA.
  14. 14. Yeh C-K*, Puttaiah R, Fabre C, SB Dove, & Cottone JA.  Initial report of CD4 counts and oral lesions in a Texas HIV-seropositive cohort. 1994 International Conference of AIDS, Yokohama, Japan.
  15. 15. Puttaiah R*, Cottone JA, Rizer MK, Parker H.  Prevalence of Positive Mantoux Tuberculin Tests among Dental Students.  May 25, 1994 APIC meeting Cincinnati, OH
  16. 16. Puttaiah R*, Mills SE, Cottone JA. Occupational exposures to blood and other potentially infectious material in institutional practice.  AADR March 1995, San Antonio, TX.
  17. 17. Prows J*, Puttaiah R, Cottone JA.  Infection control knowledge, attitude and behavior among a cohort of dental practitioners.   AADR March 1995, San Antonio, TX.
  18. 19. Mills SE*, Sherman LR, Puttaiah R, Plamondon TJ.  Relationship between inorganic deposits and biofilm formation in dental unit waterlines.  AADR March 1995, San Antonio, TX.
  19. 20. Conn LJ, Vaughan GG, Gildersleeve J, Trevino B, Hull R, Ratner J, Baez M, Cottone JA, Cooley RL, Puttaiah R*.  Infection Control Compliance by Clinical Students- Results of Two Consecutive Sets of Inspections. (UTHSCSA-DS, USA).   IADR 1995 Annual Meeting, Singapore.
  20. 21. Puttaiah R, Mills SE.  Research Model Addressing Policy Issues for the Dental Unit Water System.  1995 Conference on Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, in Conjunction with the 26 Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society.  08/26/1995, Chicago, IL.
  21. 22. Puttaiah R, Mills SE.  Longitudinal pilot study of the efficacy of different treatments on dental unit water systems.  1995 Conference on Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, in Conjunction with the 26 Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society.  08/26/1995, Chicago, IL.
  22. 23. R. Puttaiah, JA. Cottone, RI. Karpay.  Knowledge Attitude Practice Survey after Bloodborne Pathogens Rule Implemented.  1996 International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 1996.
  23. 24. R. Puttaiah, WJ. Thrash, JA. Cottone.  Clinical Evaluation of an Autoclavable and Portable Fiber-Optic Diagnostic Device. 1996 International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 1996.
  24. 25. R. Puttaiah, SE. Mills, TJ Plamondon, WJ. Thrash, and JA. Cottone.  A Multi-Group Longitudinal Study of Dental Unit Waterline Contamination. 1996 International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 1996.
  25. 26. S.E. Mills, T. Plamondon, L. Sherman, J. Nemeth, and R. Puttaiah.  Relationship Between Bacterial Counts and Free Chlorine in Dental Waterlines. 1996 International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 1996.
  26. 27. T.J. Plamondon, S. Mills, L. Sherman, J. Nemeth, and R. Puttaiah.  Effect of Bleach on Mature Biofilm in Dental Unit Waterlines. 1996 International Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 1996.
  27. 28. A.R. Mohammed, R. Puttaiah, J. Jones.  Attitudinal differences among senior dental students towards geriatric patients.  1996 American Association for Dental Schools Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 1996.
  28. 29. Langlais RP, Kawamata A, Puttaiah R, Buch B.  Hanshin Instant/Daylight Developing System.  The Processing Technique and Infection Hazards.  The First African Congress of Maxillofacial Radiology, Cape Town, South Africa.  March 1996.
  29. 30. RI Karpay, M Bayona, R Puttaiah.  Dental Sealant: Eligibility, Recommendation and Patient Acceptance in Private Solo Practice.  American Assoc. Public Health Dentistry, 59th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, September 25-27, 1996.
  30. 31. R. Puttaiah. Efficacy of a Triphenolic in controlling contamination of dental treatment water and removal of biofilms. Table Clinic.  Chicago Dental Society, 1997 Mid-Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  31. 32. R. Puttaiah, T.J. Plamondon, J.A. Cottone, E. Gambal.  Efficacy of an enzymatic detergent in controlling contamination of dental treatment water. Oral Presentation & Abstract 2161. J Dent Res 76 (IADR Abstracts) 1997.
  32. 33. R. Puttaiah, P. Slattery, T.J. Plamondon, S.E. Mills, J.A. Cottone.  Effects of two different source waters and cleaning dental unit water systems.  Oral Presentation & Abstract 2165.  J Dent Res (IADR Abstracts) 1997.
  33. 34. R. Puttaiah, C. Fabre, T.J. Plamondon, R.I. Karpay, L.R. Sherman.  Efficacy of Acetic Acid-Sodium Hypochlorite solution for the control of contamination in dental treatment water.  Oral Presentation & Abstract 2166.  J Dent Res (IADR Abstracts) 1997.
  34. 35. D.L. Risk, S.E. Mills, T.J. Plamondon, R. Puttaiah, R.I. Karpay.  Effects of treatment solutions on dental unit waterline biofilm.  Poster Presentation & Abstract 3365.  J Dent Res (IADR Abstracts) 1997.
  35. 36. R.I. Karpay, R. Puttaiah, S.E. Mills, T.J. Plamondon, S.B. Dove, U. Levine.  Efficacy of flushing dental units for different time periods.  Poster Presentation & Abstract 3366.  J Dent Res (IADR Abstracts) 1997.
  36. 37. A.R. Mohammad, R. Puttaiah, R.K. Holavanahalli.  Changes in perception of the elderly after geriatric dentistry rotation program.  Abstract 205.  AADS, 1997 Orlando.  J Dent Educ Vol. 61; No. 2, 1997.
  37. 38. R. Puttaiah.  Digest & Dialogue: (lunch & learning sessions) Product Assessment and Selection.  The 1997 OSAP Annual Symposium; Friday June 27, 1997 & Saturday June 28, 1997.
  38. 39. R. Puttaiah, R Bedi.  Infection Control Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan for Pakistan. WHO Task Force Meeting on Dental Care for Disadvantaged Countries.  Amman, Jordan.  February 1998.
  39. 40. R. Puttaiah, R Bedi.  Infection Control Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan for India.  WHO Task Force Meeting on Dental Care for Disadvantaged Countries.  Amman, Jordan.  February 1998.
  40. 41. R. Puttaiah, PJ Kim, R Cederberg.  Comparison of Two Different Concentrations of NaOCl in Treating Dental Unit Waterline Biofilms. AADR 1998 Annual Session, Minneapolis, March 1998  (Chairperson of Session).
  41. 42. R. Puttaiah, R. Cederberg, R Wneck.  Efficacy of Chlorhexidine in Controlling Biofilm Contamination of Dental Unit Waterlines. AADR 1998 Annual Session, Minneapolis, March 1998 (Chairperson of Session).
  42. 43. R. Puttaiah, R Cederberg.  Assessment of Endotoxins in Dental Unit Treatment Water. AADR 1998 Annual Session, Minneapolis, March 1998  (Chairperson of Session).
  43. 44. R. Puttaiah, PJ Kim, R. Cederberg, LE Sherman.  Comparison of NaOCl and ClO2 in Controlling Dental Unit Waterline Biofilms. AADR 1998 Annual Session, Minnesota, Minneapolis, March 1998.
  44. 45. R. Puttaiah, R Bedi, S. Shetty.  Infection Control Needs Assessment for India IADR 1998 Annual Session, Nice, France, June 1998.
  45. 46. R. Puttaiah, MB Waggoner, LE Sherman, WR Bryan, PJ Kim.  Efficacy of Citric acid in Controlling Biofilms in Dental Unit Waterlines. IADR 1998 Annual Session, Nice, France, June 1998.
  46. 47. R. Puttaiah.  Infection Control at the Threshold of the Next Millennium.  Indian Dental Association 1999 Annual Meeting, Bangalore, India (Concurrent Session) January 1999.
  47. 48. R. Puttaiah, K. S. Shetty, R. Bedi, M. Almas.  Infection Control Needs of South-Asian Countries. IADR 1999 Annual Session, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 1999.
  48. 49. R. Puttaiah, V. Vu, P. Chen, R. Kolstad, A.C. Thomas.  Comparison of Three Suction & High Volume Evacuator Cleaners. IADR 1999 Annual Session, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 1999.
  49. 50. R. Puttaiah, P. Chen, V. Vu, AC. Thomas, RL Kolstad.  Comparison of Three Dental Evacuation Line Cleaners, 1999 OSAP Annual Symposium, Cincinnati OH, June 1999.
  50. 51. R. Puttaiah, B. Wakefield, C. Sargent.  Effects of various ultrasonic cleaning agents on burs-A corrosion study.  1999 Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting, February 1999.
  51. 52. R. Puttaiah, B. Wakefield, C. Sargent.  Effects of various ultrasonic cleaning agents on burs-a corrosion study. 1999 OSAP Annual Symposium, Cincinnati OH, June 1999.
  52. 53. R. Puttaiah, J Siebert, R. Cederberg, R. Spears. Effects of Constantly Present Low Grade Iodine on Dental Unit Waterline Biofilm and Planktonic Contamination. 1999 OSAP Annual Session, June 1999, Cincinnati OH.
  53. 54. Puttaiah, J. Siebert, R. Cederberg, R Spears.  Effects of Chlorine Compounds on Dental Unit Waterline Contamination. 1999 OSAP Annual Session, June 1999, Cincinnati OH.
  54. 55. R. Puttaiah, R. Cederberg, K. Anderson*, R Spears. Efficacy of Stabilized ClO2 in Biofilm and Planktonic Contamination of Dental Unit Water Systems.  Abstract presented, IADR 2000 Annual Scientific Session, Washington DC.
  55. 56. R. Puttaiah, R. Cederberg, C. Sargent*, R Spears, D. Powers.  Efficacy of a CHG irrigant in Biofilm and Planktonic Contamination of Dental Unit Water Systems. Abstract presented, IADR 2000 Annual Scientific Session, Washington DC.
  56. 57. R.Puttaiah*, H. Roberts, D.Charlton. Compatibility of a surface disinfectant with elastomeric impression materials. Abstract Presented, IADR 2000 Annual Scientific Session, Washington DC.
  57. 58. R. Puttaiah, T. Nguyen, * V. Nguyen, A.C. Thomas and R. Cederberg. Comparison of heterotrophic plate counts between four devices for Heterotrophic Mesophilic Organisms. AADR 2001 Scientific Session, Chicago, IL.
  58. 59. R. Puttaiah, H. Alliger, * AK. Reddy, J. Lumsden, R. Spears. Utilization of two concentrations of ClO2 Cleaner in controlling dental waterline contamination. AADR 2001 Scientific Session, Chicago, IL.
  59. 60. R. Puttaiah, A. Korin, * D. Pham, R. Cederberg and R. Spears. Dental waterline decontamination with ozonated air purge and filtered UV-irradiated water. AADR 2001 Scientific Session, Chicago, IL.
  60. 61. R. Puttaiah, J. Chandler, * R. Cederberg and R. Spears. Treatment water contamination control using micro filtration, redox potential and a natural citrus botanical. AADR 2001 Scientific Session, Chicago, IL.
  61. 62. R. Puttaiah, * D. Charlton, C.M. Sargent, D. Pham. Effects of a Triphenolic Disinfectant on Dental Impression Materials. AADR 2001 Scientific Session, Chicago, IL.
  62. 63. R. Puttaiah, D. Pham*, P. Ng, V. Nguyen R. Cederberg, AC Thomas and R. Spears. Dental waterline decontamination with ozonated water as an irrigant.  AADR 2001 Scientific Session, Chicago, IL.
  63. 64. R Puttaiah, R. Bedi.  Standardized Survey Methods for collecting Infection Control Data from Around the World.  Lunch and Learning Workshop, IADR 2001, Chiba, Japan.
  64. 65. R. Puttaiah, J Langley, R. Cederberg.  Effects of ultrasonic cleaning solutions on dental burs – A compatibility study. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  65. 66. R. Puttaiah, J. Griggs, J. Parekh, C. Sargent.  Effects of ClO2 on Dentin and Enamel Shear Bond Strength. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  66. 67. R. Puttaiah, J. Griggs, R. Cederberg, J. Chandler.  Effects of VistaClean Dental Waterline Irrigant on Dentin Bonding. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  67. 68. R. Puttaiah, B. Yung Kim, R. Bedi, R. Cederberg.  Dental Infection Control Needs Assessment Among South Korean Dentists. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  68. 69. R. Puttaiah, R. Cederberg, R. Spears, I. Proenca, J. Roberts. AC Thomas, C Moore.  Evaluation of a centralized water purification system for dental treatment water. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  69. 70. R. Puttaiah, AC Thomas, C. Moore, R Cederberg.  Microbiological monitoring of dental treatment water and comparisons of heterotrophic plate count methods. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  70. 71. R. Puttaiah, L. Montebugnoli, et. al.  Effects of TAED+Perborate on dental waterline contamination control.  Special Session on Infection Control, 2002 Annual Scientific Session of the Italian Dental Boards, Rome, Italy.  April 2002
  71. 72. R. Puttaiah, L. Montebugnoli, et. al.  Effects of TAED+Perborate on dental waterline contamination control.  OSAP 2002 Annual Scientific Session, Nashville, TN, May 2002.
  72. 73. R. Puttaiah, J. Griggs, S. Nguyen, M. Tran, X. Anderton.  Effects of a Hydrogen Peroxide Immersion Disinfectant on Surface Detail Reproduction and Dimensional Stability of Elastomeric Impression Materials.  OSAP 2002 Annual Scientific Session, Nashville, TN, May 2002.
  73. 74. L. Montebugnoli, R. Puttaiah, G. Dolci.  Efficacy of Antiretraction Valves in Control of Backflow leading to Possible Contamination of Dental Unit Waterlines.  OSAP 2002 Annual Scientific Session, Nashville, TN, May 2002.
  74. 75. R. Puttaiah, L. Montebugnoli, G. Dolci.  Effects of TAED+Perborate on dental waterline contamination control.  European Division of IADR, 2002 September 26th,  Cardiff, Wales, UK.
  75. 76. R. Puttaiah, J. Reagan, J.Griggs, D. Witherspoon, R. Spears, H. Liang and C. Sargent.  Efficacy of four treatment procedures in removal of smear layer during root canal treatment.  IADR 2003 Scientific Session, Goteburg, Sweden, Abstract # 0139.
  76. 77. R. Puttaiah, J. Griggs, J. Kanabar, D. Koon.  Effects of an immersion disinfectant and a surface disinfectant on three elastomeric impression materials.  AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  77. 78. J. Kanabar, J. Griggs, R. Puttaiah.  Effects of a parachlorometaxylenol based disinfectant on elastomeric impression materials. AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  78. 79. R. Puttaiah, J Siebert, R. Spears, W. Bryan, R. Cederberg.  Control of dental unit water system biofilms and treatment water contamination. AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  79. 80. R. Puttaiah, K. Svoboda, R. Spears, S. Lin, D. Kern, A.C. Thomas. Comparison of 4 dental unit waterline cleaners in controlling biofilms and treatment water contamination. AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  80. 81. R. Puttaiah, T. Shafer, K. Svoboda, R. Spears, M. Heaton, S. Lin, A.C. Thomas.  Evaluation of hydrogen peroxide for dental unit waterline contamination control. AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  81. 82. P. Nicoara, D. Kern, S. Lin, J. Svoboda, R. Spears, A.C. Thomas, R. Puttaiah.  Control of dental unit water system and treatment water contamination with chlorine dioxide. AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  82. 83. R. Puttaiah, J. Shulman, R. Bedi.  A multi country survey data on dental infection control knowledge, attitudes and practice.  AADR 2004 Scientific Session, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (accepted)
  83. 84. D. Youngblood, R. Puttaiah.  Dental infection control knowledge, attitudes and practice of 100 practices in Texas.  AADR 2004 Scientific Session, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (accepted)
  84. 85. A.C. Thomas, R. Puttaiah, B. Mathew, C. Berry.  Failure rate among three types of dental office sterilizers. .  AADR 2004 Scientific Session, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  85. 86. R. Puttaiah, SM Lin, R Cederberg. Biofilm Control-Ozonation in an Automated Waterline Cleaning Dental Unit. 2005 IADR/AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 0081, Baltimore, MD, USA
  86. 87. R Puttaiah, J Shulman, R Bedi, D Youngblood, E Tse. Infection Control Profile Scores of Practitioners from Eight Countries. 2005 IADR/AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 1026, Baltimore, MD, USA
  87. 88. R Puttaiah, J Shulman, R Bedi, D Youngblood, E Tse. Infection Control Practice Comparisons between Practitioners from Eight Countries. 2005 IADR/AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 3207, Baltimore, MD, USA
  88. 89. R Puttaiah, SM Lin, KKH Svoboda, R Cederberg, J Shulman. Quantitative Comparison of Scanning Electron & Laser Confocal Microscopy Techniques. 2005 IADR/AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 3425, Baltimore, MD, USA
  89. 90. R Puttaiah, SM Lin, J Lumsden. Evaluation of a silver citrate dental water decontaminating agent. 2006 AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 0638, Orlando, FL, USA
  90. 91. R Puttaiah, SM Lin, A Giletto, KKH Svoboda. Efficacy of H2O2 in controlling dental unit water system contamination. 2006 AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 0639, Orlando, FL, USA
  91. 92. R Puttaiah, E Berg, D Jones, SM Lin, J Griggs, A Bolouri. Effects of microwave decontamination on dental stone. 2006 IADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract #1369, Brisbane, Australia 
  92. 93. R Puttaiah, SM Lin. Evaluation of Ozonated water for controlling dental water contamination. 2006 IADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract #1371, Brisbane, Australia
  93. 94. R Puttaiah, SM Lin, CLK Tennakoon, M Flusche, F Maldonado. Dental Water System Contamination with Electrochemically Generated ClO2. 2007 Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 1138, New Orleans, LA, USA
  94. 95. R Puttaiah, SM Lin, S Richardson, S Fredrick. Self-Study on Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety: Translation from Curriculum to Practice. 2007 American Dental Educators Association, Tech Expo 2007 Session Abstract# 27, New Orleans, LA, USA
  95. 96. R Puttaiah, J. Smith, SM Lin, V. J. Setien. Compatibility of H2O2-Based Surface Disinfectant with Elastomeric Impression Materials. 2008 AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 0939, Dallas, TX, USA
  96. 97. R Puttaiah. Overview of the Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety Recommendations for Oral Health Professionals, 62nd Annual Session of the Indian Dental Association. January 2008, Mangalore, India (Train-The-Trainer Orientation).
  97. 98. VJ Setien, M Koike, Puttaiah Raghunath, K Ajlouni. Enamel Hardening Properties of Two Dental Pastes. 2008 AADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 0926, Dallas, TX, USA
  98. 99. Overview of Dental Safety Standards for India. Dentistry 2008, Indian Dentist Research and Review, July 2008, Bangalore, India
  99. 100. R Puttaiah, SM Lin, KKH Svoboda. Ozonated water for dental unit water system contamination control. 2009 AADR/IADR Annual Scientific Session, Abstract# 1558, Miami, FL, USA
  100. 101. R Puttaiah. Effects of Disinfectants on Elastomeric Impression Materials.  Indian Post-Graduate Prosthodontics Conference, February 2009, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India. Keynote Address.
  101. 102. R Puttaiah. Dental Infection Control in Orthodontics – A Seminar. Indian Post-Graduate Orthodontics Conference, March 2009, Davangere, India.
  102. 103. M. VERMA, R. PUTTAIAH, R. ROONGTA, S. DUBEY, and J. SHULMAN. An exploratory study of understanding ethics in dentistry. AADR/IADR 2011 Annual Scientific Session, San Diego, CA. Abstract # 1715. March 2011.
  103. 104. S. Patil and R. Puttaiah. Syndecan – 1 expression in predicting oral malignancy. AADR/IADR 2011 Annual Scientific Session, San Diego, CA. Abstract # 201. March 2011.
  104. 105. R Puttaiah, M Verma, S Dubey and J Shulman. Dental Safety Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Among Indian Dentists. AADR/IADR 2011 Annual Scientific Session, San Diego, CA. Abstract # 708. March 2011.
  105. 106. R. Puttaiah. Biases towards Care of Infectious Patients. Keynote Address, ICD International Congress, New Delhi, November 11, 2011.

National Service/Recognition

Reviewer of Submissions to ADEA Scientific Sessions (2010 and 2011)

Speakers Bureau – OSAP 1995-2002

Expert Panel Member CDC/OSAP Committee on Global Infection Control 2001-2003

Peer Review of Research Abstracts for OSAP Annual Meetings 1997-2001

Session Chair

  • IADR/AADR Meetings Oral and Poster Presentation Session Chair - 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2009, 2011
  • OSAP Scientific Session Chair, 1995 Annual Meeting, Dallas

Awards:

  • Johnson & Johnson Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, 1993-1995, UTHSC SA Dental School for Infectious Disease Control in Dentistry
  • IADR Block Travel Grant for Mentored Student, (IADR, Nice, France, 1998)
  • IADR Educational Research Group Award, (IADR, Chiba, Japan, 2001
  • Clinical Faculty Research Award, BCD TAMUS HSC 2003-2004.

Indian Dental Association (1982-1988)

American Dental Association (Student Member 1994-1996)

Office Sterilization and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) (1993-2002; 2004-2009)

Omega Kappa Upsilon (OKU Dallas Chapter) (2001-Current)

American Association for Dental Research (1990-2009)

International Association for Dental Research (1990-2011)

Indian Dentist Research & Review – India (2007-Current)

Indian Dentist Research & Review – Middle East (2007-Current)

International Association of General Dentistry (2009-Current)

International College of Dentists – ICD Section 6, (November 13, 2011)

National Committees/Scientific Panels:

  • American Dental Association (ADA) Standards Committee for Dental Informatics (Committee Member 1995)
  • ADA Standards Sub-committee for Dental Informatics, Infection Control (Chairman 1995)
  • Scientific Panel Member of the “Dental Items of Significance” Dental Investigations Service, USAF Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX (1995-2000)
  • OSAP & CDC Sponsored Panel on Global Infection Control.  2001 – 2003