Abhishek Parolia

Designation/Title: Senior Lecturer II
Department: Division of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry
Tel: +603 8656 7228
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Education and Training

MDS Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal University 2006
BDS Manipal University 2003


Research interests:

  • Endodontics
  • Cariology
  • Natural Products and Endodontic Microbiology


Research Projects/Grants:

International (as Principal Investigator)

  • Intracanal placement of calcium hydroxide: A comparison of specially designed paste carrier technique with other techniques- BDSI01/2009 (02) 2012- IMU 3000 RM. (Principal Investigator)
  • Invitro study on the effectiveness of six intracanal medicaments against E faecalis infected human root canal dentinal tubules at different depths- by using culture method, polymerase chain reaction and scanning electron microscope- IMU 252/2012- IMU 20000 RM. (Principal Investigator)
  • Wound Healing effect of Malaysian propolis and Brazilian red propolis on the connective tissue fibroblast cell lines and its genomic profiling in the healing process- BMS I-02/2012 (04)- IMU 20000 RM. (Principal Investigator)
  • Development of novel chitosan-flavonoids nanoformulations against Enterococcus faecalis in the root canal using extracted human tooth model: Exploratory Research Grant Scheme - RM 221,000.00- 2013. (Co-Investigator) (ERGS/1/2011/SKK01/IMU/03/1) (JPT.S(BPKI)2000/09/01/018JID.6(27))
  • Effectiveness of Propolis, Novamin (Amorphous Sodium Calcium Phosphosilicate) and Arginine -Calcium Carbonate in dentinal tubules occlusion: In vitro study 4.12/JCM-69/2013 (BDentistry and surgical project) - 3400 RM (Principal Investigator).
  • A Comparative evaluation of the oral bacterial infection among healthy and autistic children – IMU/ B Pharm 6000 RM. (Co-Investigator)
  • Patient satisfaction and its association with the quality of root canal therapy and the dental undergraduate’s Emotional intelligence. – IMU/BDS 3000 RM. (Co-Investigator)

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

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Professional affiliations:

  • Member of International Association of Dental Research
  • Member of Federation of Operative Dentistry of India
  • Member of Malaysian Dental Association


Academic Awards:

  • 2002- First rank in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • 2002- Gold Medal in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from Manipal University
  • 2009-2010- Awarded a performance grade of A++ from Manipal University
  • 2010- Research Incentive Award from Manipal University
  • 2011- Research Incentive Award from Manipal University
  • 2011- Marquis Award (USA)
  • 2011- Significant contribution as a newcomer from International Medical University
  • 2014- Invaluable contribution in leading ICDAS initiative from International Medical University


Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2010 -2014)


  • Parolia A, Shenoy KM, Thomas MS, Mohan M. Use of a natural tooth crown as a pontic following cervical root fracture: a case report. Australian Endodontic Journal 2010; 36: 35-38.
  • Parolia A, Kundabala M, Rao NN, Acharya SR, Agrawal P, Mohan M, Thomas M. A comparative histological analysis of human pulp following direct pulp capping with Propolis, mineral trioxide aggregate and Dycal. Australian Dental Journal 2010; 55 (1), 59-64.
  • Thomas MS, Shetty N, Parolia A, Kundabala M. Prevalence of postoperative pain with respect to tooth vitality and preoperative pain in patients undergoing conventional root canal treatment: a prospective study. ENDO, Quintessence Journal 2010; 1: 61-67.
  • Thomas MS, Parolia A, Kundabala M, Vikram M. Asthma and oral health: a review. Australian Dental Journal 2010; 55 (2), 128-133.
  • Parolia A, Thomas MS, Kundabala M, Mohan M. Propolis and its potential uses in oral health. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 2010; 2(7): 210-215.
  • Arora V, Kundabala M, Parolia A, Thomas MS, Pai V. Comparison of shear bond strength of RMGIC to resin composite using different of adhesive systems - An in vitro study. Journal of Conservative Dentistry 2010; 13: 80-83.
  • Neelagiri K, Kundabala M, Shashi RA, Thomas MS, Parolia A. Effect of saliva contamination and decontamination procedures on the shear bond strength of self-etch dentine bonding systems: an in-vitro study. Journal of Conservative Dentistry 2010; 13: 71-75.
  • Parolia A. Herbal History. British Dental Journal 2010; 23: 209(8): 368.
  • Parolia A, Kundabala M. Bilateral Maxillary Paramolars and Endodontic Therapy: A Rare Case Report. Journal of Dentistry, TUMS, 2010; 7(2): 107-111.


  • Parolia A. Soft drink erosion and CPP-ACP Australian Dental Journal 2011; 56(1): 108.
  • Parolia A, Kundabala M, Mohan M. Management of dentinal hypersensitivity- a review. Journal of California Dental Association 2011; 39(3): 167-179.
  • Mohan M, D'Souza M, Kamath G, Parolia A. Comparative Evaluation of the Curve of Spee in Two Age Groups and Its Relation to Posterior Teeth Disclusion. Indian Journal of Dental Research 2011; 22(1): 179-185.
  • Thomas MS, Joseph RM, Parolia A. Nonsurgical Gingival Displacement in Restorative Dentistry. Compendium of Continuing Dental Education in Dentistry 2011; 32 (5): 26-36.
  • Mohan M, Gupta A, Shenoy V, Parolia A. Pharmacological Agents in Dentistry: A Review. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2011; 1(3): 66-87.
  • Parolia A, Kundabala M, Gupta V, Verma M, Batra C, Shenoy R, Srikant N. Microleakage of bonded amalgam restorations using different adhesive agents with dye under vacuum- an in vitro study. Indian Journal of Dental Research 2011; 22(2): 252-255.
  • Parolia A, Kundabala M, Dahal M, Mohan M, Thomas MS. Management of supernumerary teeth - a review. Journal of Conservative Dentistry 2011; 14(3): 221-4


  • Parolia A, Mohan M, Kundabala M, Shenoy R. Indian Dental Students’ Preferences Regarding Lecture Courses. Journal of Dental Education 2012; 76(3): 366-371.
  • Parolia A, Khosla M, Kundabala M. Endodontic management of hypo, meso and hypertaurodontism: Case reports Australian Endodontic Journal 2012; 38: 36–41.
  • Parolia A. Intracanal Placement of Calcium Hydroxide: A Comparison of Specially Designed Paste Carrier Technique with Other Techniques. International Dental Journal 2012; 62 (Suppl. 1): 31–32. (Abstract)


  • Porto IC, Ramos de Brito AC, Parolia A. Effect of cross infection control barriers used on the light-curing device tips on the cure depth of a resin composite’ Journal of Conservative Dentistry 2013; 16(3): 224-228.
  • Parolia A, Manak K, Porto IC, Kundabala M. Endodontic management of dilacerated and bayonet shaped roots: case reports. Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia. (RGO) 2013; 61 (2): 269-277.
  • Izabel C.G. Mendonça; Michelle L.B.B. Medeiros; Roberta A.P.M. Penteado; Parolia A; Isabel C. C.M. Porto, An overview of the toxic effects and allergic reactions caused by propolis, Pharmacologyonline, 2013, 2: 96-105.
  • Tan JM, Parolia A, Pau AK. Intracanal Placement of Calcium Hydroxide: A Comparison of Specially Designed Paste Carrier Technique With Other Techniques. BMC Oral Health. 2013; 13(1): 52:1-7.
  • Parolia A, Toh CG, Porto IC, Kundabala M. 'Endo-Perio Lesion: A Dilemma from 19th till 21st Century' Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, 2013; 3(10): 2-11.


  • de Moraes Porto IC, Honório NC, Amorim DN, de Melo Franco ÁV, Penteado LM, Parolia A. Comparative radiopacity of six current adhesive systems. J Conserv Dent 2014; 17: 65-9.
  • Rajoo M, Parolia A, Pau A and Amalraj FD. The Role of Propolis in Inflammation and Orofacial Pain: A Review. Annual Research & Review in Biology, 2014; 4(4): 651-664.
  • Ahlawat P, Parolia A, Hasan Z, Smales FC, Pau A, Toh CG. Comprehensive Implementation of the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) in a Dental School and University Oral Health Centre: A Stepwise Framework. Dentistry Journal. 2014; 2(1): 41-51.
  • Parolia A, Adhauliya N, Porto IC, Kundabala Mala. A Comparative Evaluation of Microleakage around Class V Cavities Restored with Different Tooth Colored Restorative Materials. Oral Health Dent Manag 2014; 13(1): 120-126.
  • Chua EG, Parolia A, Ahlawat P, Pau A, Amalraj FD. Antifungal effectiveness of various intracanal medicaments against Candida albicans. An ex-vivo study. BMC Oral Health, 2014,14(53): 1-8.
  • de Moraes Porto I, das Neves LE, de Souza CK, Parolia A, Barbosa Dos Santos N. A comparative effect of mouthwashes with different alcohol concentrations on surface hardness, sorption and solubility of composite resins. Oral Health Dent Manag. 2014;13(2): 502-6.
  • Parolia A, Gee LS, de Moraes Porto ICC, Mohan M. Role of Cytokines, Endotoxins (LPS), and Lipoteichoic Acid (LTA) in Endodontic Infection. J Dent Oral Disord Ther 2014; 2(4): 1-5.


  • Mohan M, Sharma H, Parolia A, Barua A. Knowledge, Attitude and Perceived Confidence in Handling Medical Emergencies among Dental Practitioners in Dakshina Kannada, India. Oral Health Dent Manag 2015; 14(1):27-31.
  • Bhatia S, Kohli S, Parolia A, Lim NYH, Tung LC, Hean TE. Prevalence of radix molar in mandibular permanent molars: an observational study in Malaysian population. Oral Health Dent manag. Oral Health Dent Manag 2015; 14(1):32-36.



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