MDS (Community Dentistry / Public Health Dentistry):

SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur,
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh,
July, 2017.

Certified Dental Assisting Level II:

Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada,
July, 2013.


Vishnu Dental College and Hospital, Bhimavaram,
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh,
August, 2011.

Awards & Achievements:


  1.   Chandu VC, Lingamaneni KP, Pachava S, Baddam VRR, Marella Y. The influence of dissonance induction and assessment reactivity in improving adherence to COVID-19 precautionary measures: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Int Dent J. 2021, (published online 20th March, 2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.identj.2021.03.001.
  2.   Raghu Ram RSVM, Ranganayakulu I, Anand Viswanadh K, Manikanta Kumar TSS, Chandu VC, Sunil G. Level of knowledge, understanding, and impact of COVID-19 pandemic on continuing fixed orthodontic treatment in adults: a questionnaire study. Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society 2021 (Published online 4th March, 2021). doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0301574220988409
  3.   Chandu VC, Pachava S, Baddam V R R, Marella Y, Panchumarti M S T. Qualitative evaluation of learning environment in Indian teaching dental institutions from the students’ perspective using focus group interviews. Population Medicine. 2021;3(1):3. doi: https://doi.org/10.18332/popmed/131263
  4.   Chandu VC, Vadapalli V, Pachava S, Marella Y, Bommireddy V, Ravoori S. Development and evaluation of a new oral health literacy instrument among Telugu speaking population: The Indian oral health literacy measure. Indian J Dent Res. 2020;31(6):862-71.
  5.   Chandu VC, Marella Y, Panga GS, Pachava S, Vadapalli V. Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: A Scoping Review of the Existing Scales. Indian J Psychol Med. 2020;42(5):421-427.
  6.   Chandu VC, Pachava S, Vadapalli V, Marella Y. Development and Initial Validation of the COVID-19 Anxiety Scale. Indian J Public Health. 2020;64(Supplement):S201-S204.
  7.   Chandu VC, Mullapudi V, Pachava S, Viswanath V. Aspiring a paradigm shift in the current understanding of oral health promotion by testing the possibility of deriving requisite manpower using basic clinical data; an epidemiological investigation. J Orofac Sci 2020; 12(1):9-12.
  8.   Yaragani A, Sushuma K, Guduri V, Thirumalasetty SSMK, Vishnubhotla G, Kandikatla P, Chandu VC. The influence of tobacco consumption on periodontal health: A stratified analysis based on type of tobacco use. J Family Med Prim Care. 2020;9(4):2061-2066.
  9.   Chandu VC. The future of COVID-19 in Nepal: a two-week time series analysis of confirmed cases. Population Medicine 2020; 2(7).
  10.   Talluri D, Mallikapuram KP, Bommireddy VS, Chandu VC, Nijampatnam PM Pavani, Ravoori S. Attitudes and Perceived Barriers in Geriatric Dental Care among Undergraduate Dental Students in Capital Region of Andhra Pradesh. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2020;18:134-8.
  11.   Chandu VC. Time series forecasting of COVID-19 confirmed cases with ARIMA model in the South East Asian countries of India and Thailand: a comparative case study. medRxiv; 2020. doi: 10.1101/2020.05.16.20103895.
  12.   Chandu VC. Identification of spatial variations in COVID-19 epidemiological data using K-Means clustering algorithm: a global perspective. medRxiv; 2020. DOI: 10.1101/2020.06.03.20121194.
  13.   Pachava S, Chandu VC, Yaddanapalli SC, Dasari AB, Assaf HM. Comparing caries experience between Azadirachta indica chewing stick users and tooth brush users among 35-44 year old rural population of Southern India. J Int Soc Prev Communit Dent 2019;9:417-22.
  14.   Bommireddy VS, Chandu VC. Are the Danger Bells Ringing? Case of Indian Dental Education. Int Dent J 2019; 69 (Suppli.1):48-68.
  15.   Yaddanapalli SC, Srinivas R, Simha BV, Devaki T, Viswanath V, Pachava S, Chandu VC. Utilization of health services in Tenali Mandal, Andhra Pradesh- A cross-sectional study. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019;8(9):2997-3004.
  16.   Pavani NP, Srinivas P, Kothia NR, Chandu VC, Bommireddy VS, Ravoori S. Differences in oral health status leading to tooth mortality based on socioeconomic stratification: A cross-sectional study. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2019;17:181-5.
  17.   Chandu VC, Pachava S, Vadapalli V. Can inclusion of humanities be a silver bullet solution to address problems in health care education? A dental academicians’ perspective. IASSI Quarterly 2019; 38(1):130-8.
  18.   Chandu VC, Pachava S, Viswanath V, Sanikommu S. Is the intention being realized in execution: Evaluation of oral health promotion program at a South-Indian University. J Orofac Sci 2018;10(2):121-6.
  19.   Bommireddy VS, Malireddy R, Lodagala A, Chandu VC, Kothia NR, Reddy A. Denture care practices and perceived denture status among complete denture wearers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh: A cross sectional study. J NTR Univ Health Sci 2018; 7(2): 98-102.
  20.   Reddy A, Bommireddy VS, Pachava S, Chandu VC, Yaddanapalli SC, Lodagala A. HIV knowledge, attitude, and practices among nursing students in Guntur city. J NTR Univ Health Sci 2018; 7: 162-7.
  21.   Neelarchana S, Sravya S, Deepthi S, Chandu VC. Association between caries experience and medically compromising conditions: A retrospective data analysis. Journal of Indian Dental Association 2018; 12(8): 12-6.
  22.   Lodagala A, Pachava S, Devaki T, Chandu VC. Association between Tobacco Usage and Dental Caries among 35–44‑Year‑Old Fishermen of North Coastal Region of South Indian State, Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2018; 16(4):308-12.
  23.   Nijampatnam PM, Pachava S, Talluri D, Chandu VC, Kothia NR, Yaddanapalli SC. Reasons for Permanent Tooth Extraction and the Current Status of the Existing Teeth among Patients Visiting Dental Clinics in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh: A Cross Sectional Study. Indian J Oral Health Res 2018;4:52-8.
  24.   Nijampatnam PM, Pachava S, Kothia NR, Chandu VC. Awareness on oral cancer: an overriding track towards its prevention – A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Prevention and Clinical Dental Research. 2018;5(1):1-6.
  25.   Chandu VC, Pachava S, Viswanath V. Strategies for improving oral health care services in rural India: an insight. International Journal of Oral Health and Medical Research 2017; 4 (2):44-6.
  26.   Chandu VC, Viswanath V, Dabbiru AK, Mullapudi LV, Pachava S. Quantification of relative difficulty of Public Health Dentistry and qualitative analysis of students’ perspectives. Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2017; 15(3): 234-8.
  27.   Nijampatnam PM, Pachava S, Kothia NR, Chandu VC. Recent Advances in the Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Medical Reviews. 2017;4(4):119–25.
  28.   Viswanath V, Chandu VC, Yaddanapalli SC, Ghanta BK. Evaluation of hemispherical dominance/brain lateralization among health professionals in Andhra Pradesh: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Current Research 2017; 9 (1): 44774-7.
  29.   Chandu VC, Pachava S, Vadapalli V, Ravoori S, Nizampatnam PM, Kothia NR. How Important Is Oral Health in Determining Quality of Life: A Narrative Review. International Journal of Medical Reviews. 2016; 3(3):476–81.
  30.   Bommireddy VS, Koka KM, Pachava S, Sanikommu S, Ravoori S, Chandu VC. Dental service utilization: patterns and barriers among rural elderly in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. J Clin Diagn Res 2016; 10 (3):43-7.