Dr. M. Shiva Shankar

Bangalore,Karnataka, India


Master in Dental Surgery – Prosthodontics – 1998
Bachelor of Dental Surgery – 1993
M. R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore University
Certificate Course in Cerec CAD CAM


Director, Confident Dental Laboratory, Bangalore (1998)
Consultant, Confident Dental Care, Bangalore, Former Prof. & HOD, Dept. of Prosthodontics, International Cerec CAD CAM Trainer

Awards & Recognitions :

Was awarded the outstanding young dentist award by Indian Dentist research & review in the year 2011.
Editorial Board Member of Journal of the Indian Prosthodontic Society
Advisory Board Member of Quintessence International journal, Indian edition

Specialized Trainings:

Dental Technology trainings in Germany, Italy, Japan
CAD CAM training in Germany, Dubai, Paris
Dental Lasers training in Germany & Italy
Dental Implant Prosthodontics in Isreal
Attachments in prosthodontics in Germany & Italy


Has been examiner for Under graduate & Post graduate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Sciences, Bangalore University, M.G.R Medical University, S.R.M University, N.T.R Medical University, MAHE University, Vinayaka Mission University

Research work:

Evaluation of the properties of an Indian Zirconia Brand with Existing brands in the market
Evaluation of the efficacy of Zir Primer in Multilink restorative material on the Bond strength
Evaluation of the Physical Properties of Zirconia depending on their Sintering cycles
Comparative evaluation of the fracture toughness of E max based on their method of fabrication
Comparative evaluation of the marginal adaptation of the Chrome Cobalt copings fabricated using Milling, Laser sintering & Casting.

Memberships :

Life Member Indian Dental Association
Life Member Indian Prosthodontic Society
Life Member Indian Society of Oral Implantologists
Life Member of Society of Oral Laser Applications
Member of International Society of Computerized Dentistry


Co- authored a book on Rediscovering Complete dentures Articles in National journals


Has presented more than 100 presentations in both National & International conferences.
Invited Speaker at the APDC Dubai Held from 16th to 19th june 2014
Invited Speaker at the Asian Academy of Prosthodontics Conference, 2012
Invited Lecture in University of the East, Manila
Has given Invited lecture in 1st International Congress on CAD CAM & Implants
Has conducted a pre conference course & Guest Lecture in APDC 2010 in Srilanka
Has Conducted a Workshop on Cerec CAD CAM in Nairobi-Kenya, Manila- Phillipines, Bangkok, Srilanka
Has conducted Workshops for both Dentists as well as Dental Technicians on Implant Prosthodontics, CAD CAM, Dental ceramic technology.
Has been using 3d Printing technology for the since 2012 in Dental Laboratory for printing Cast partial Dentures, Surgical Guides, Maxillofacial models from CT Scans. Starting Orthodontic applications like clear aligners & indirect bracket placements.
Exploring the possibility of introduction of Metal Laser sintering in dental applications.

Computer guided Implant placement & restoration:

Computer guided implant surgery represents a giant step forward in the replacement of teeth with dental implants. Using Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) and 3-D imaging, dentists can now visualize the placement of dental implants in three dimensions. This eliminates the guesswork involved determining what parts of the jawbone offer the best sites for dental implant placement having a detailed look at the interior sections of the jaw bone, surrounding tissue and the nerves. Thus allowing a more accurate and safer positioning of dental implants. It also enables the dentist to prepare a provisional restoration before placement of the Implants thereby allowing him to provide an interim restoration to the patient the same day.