Academic Staff

Neelakantan, Prasanna

Dr Neelakantan, Prasanna

BDS (TN MGR Medical University, India), MDS (Saveetha University, India), PhD (Amsterdam), FISDR

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor in Endodontology
Discipline area: Endodontology
Tel: 2859 0425
Research profiles: HKU Scholars Hub

Areas of Research Expertise

  1. Root canal debridement
  2. Endodontic microbiology
  3. Irrigating solutions- sealers-dentin interactions
  4. Endodontic materials

Faculty Research Group

Selected Latest Publications


  1. Daood U, Banday N, Akram Z, Tsoi KH, Neelakantan P, Omar H, Abduljabbar T, Vohra F, A;-Hamoudi N & Fawzy AS. Mechanical and Spectroscopic Analysis of Retrieved/Failed Dental Implants. Coatings 2017;7:201. doi:10.3390/coatings7110201
  2. Thakur B, Pawar AM, Kfir A & Neelakantan P. Extrusion of Debris from Primary Molar Root Canals following Instrumentation with Traditional and New File Systems.. Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2017;18:1040-1044.
  3. Neelakantan P, Sriraman P & Gutmann JL. Removal of calcium hydroxide intracanal medicament by different irrigants and irrigating techniques: a cone beam computed tomography analysis.. General Dentistry 2017;65:45-49.
  4. Zhezhen X, Zhongchun T, Neelakantan P, Yanling C & Xi W. Enterococcus faecalis Immunoregulates Osteoclastogenesis of Macrophages. Experimental Cell Research 2017;. doi:10.1016/j.yexcr.2017.11.012
  5. Ounsi HF, Nassif W, Grandini S, Salameh Z, Neelakantan P & Anil S. Evolution of Nickel-titanium Alloys in Endodontics.. Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2017;18:1090-1096.
  6. Mohan G, Jgannathan N & Neelakantan P. Histobacteriology Of Teeth With Failed Root Canal Treatment – A Pilot Study. Oral Health 2017;.
  7. Neelakantan P, Romero M, Vera J, Daood U, Khan AU, Yan A & Cheung GSP. Biofilms in Endodontics—Current Status and Future Directions. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2017;18:1748. doi:10.3390/ijms18081748
  8. Ahmed HMA, Neelakantan P & Dummer PMH. A new system for classifying accessory canal morphology. International Endodontic Journal 2017;. doi:10.1111/iej.12800
  9. Chang JWW, Praisarnti C & Neelakantan P. Increasing use of Bioceramics in endodontics: A narrative review. Oral Health 2017;.
  10. Pawar A, Pawar M, Kfir A, Singh S, Salve P, Thakur B & Neelakantan P. Root canal morphology and variations in mandibular second molar teeth of an Indian population: an in vivo cone-beam computed tomography analysis. Clinical Oral Investigations 2017;. doi:10.1007/s00784-017-2082-6

Honours and Awards

  1. Outstanding Researcher Award (Endodontology) Aufau International Awards. 2016. Neelakantan P.


  1. Associate Editor (Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice) 2017

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