Dr. Viswanath, is a full-time Professor and Head of the Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry at Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore. He is energetic, innovative & constructive with a futuristic vision, and a keen academician with ability to inspire and motivate the students to undertake new areas of research. Most of his academic activities are in the newer venues of Pediatric Dentistry with an exceptional capability to handle any situation with a flair of basic knowledge of many subjects. He has been a subject invited speaker at various National/subject speciality conferences and also for Indian Dental Association and has authored more than 40 publications; with specific focus on pediatric medicine aspects. He is a keen observer of the newer concepts in his field and an extraordinary academician. He is presently involved in newer areas of research: Childhood obesity and its oral implications, Formulation of a newer chemo-mechanical caries removal agent, A newer irrigant for the removal of endodontic smear layer,Testing the efficacy of an indigenously prepared remineralising agent.
Autoimmune diseases in children; Pediatric malignancies; Childhood obesity and oral implications; Infant oral health policies and regimen; Child psychology; Behavioural disorders and management of children; Breast feeding and Early childhood caries.