Sushma Pandey Dhakal

Associate Professor - Institute of Oral Biology
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Phone +47 22840328
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 10 Domus Odontologica 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1052 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

Oral premalignant and malignant lesion, Cancer biomarkers, Cox-regression and Survival analysis, Saliva, Oral mucosal lesions, Maxillofacial radiology, Transcriptomic analysis , Metaanalysis, Oral health and diseases.


2018 –2022  - Philosophiae doctor PhD, Institute of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo, Norway. 

2008–2011- Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S) Specialization in Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, India under Kathmandu University programme.

2002–2008- Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.), B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Past experience

Nature of the job 

  • Patient treatment/care
  • Teaching and learning activities for Bachelor and Master students
  • Research

2017–2018.  Associate Professor (100%), Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal

2013–2017. Assistant Professor (100%), Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

2011–2013. Lecturer (100%), Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KIST Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal

Teaching in UiO 

2018 –2021.  PBL veileder, OD2200 (odontologi, 2 semester), Salivakurs,  MED2200 (Odontology, ernæring and Medisin)

Thesis project

Prognostic roles of proliferation- and differentiation related proteins in oral leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma

Tags: oral medisin, cancer biomarker, Leukoplakia, oral cancer, saliva


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  • Pandey, Sushma; Søland, Tine Merete; Bjerkli, Inger-Heidi; Sand, Lars Peter; Costea, Daniela Elena & Senguven, Brucu [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). Low involucrin expression correlates to poor prognosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma of mobile tongue .
  • Pandey, Sushma; Follin-Arbelet, Benoit; Pun, Chin Babadur; Gautam, Dej K.; Johannessen, Anne C. & Petersen, Fernanda Cristina [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Helicobacter pylori is not present in oral squamous cell carcinomas from cohorts of Norwegian and Nepalese patients .
  • Pandey Dhakal, Sushma; Osman, Tarig A.; Sharma, Sunita; Uhlin-Hansen, Lars; Pun, Chin Babadur & Gautam, Dej K. [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2019). Oral squamous cell carcinomas expressing higher levels of S100A14 correlate with prognosis.

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Published Apr. 13, 2018 1:58 PM - Last modified Aug. 11, 2022 8:11 PM