Dr Gautham Sivamurthy

Clinical Lecturer

Dentistry, School of Dentistry

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  • Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at University of Dundee since 2015
  • Honorary Consultant Orthodontist for Hospital Orthodontic/Orthognathic Service in NHS Tayside since 2020.
  • Completed BDS in 2004 from Bangalore, India.
  • Completed the International Qualifying Examination to register as a dentist with the GDC in 2007.
  • Completed MFDS from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2007.
  • Complete Master’s degree in Orthodontics from Chennai, India in 2010.
  • Completed the MOrth from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2011. Registered on GDC’s orthodontic specialist list in 2012.
  • Completed FFD (Orth) from Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 2014.
  • Completed post CCST training in orthodontics and passed the ISFE Orthodontics fellowship examination from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018. 
  • Completed PG Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education in 2016. Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Examiner for MFDS for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
  • Examiner for IMOrth for Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
  • Clinical work involves the orthodontic management of dentofacial deformity, cleft lip & palate, hypodontia, impacted teeth, as well as the management of routine and severe malocclusions.
  • Co-opted Member of Faculty of Dental Surgery Executive Board, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
  • Worked as a Tutor in Orthodontics in Mangalore, India (2005-2007).
  • Worked as Lecturer in Orthodontics in Chennai, India (2010-2011)
  • Worked as a Lecturer in Orthodontics (2011-2013) and Assistant Professor in Orthodontics (2013-2015) in Penang, Malaysia.
  • Worked as Honorary Locum Consultant in Orthodontics in Dundee (2019-2020)


  • Pursuing PhD in Orthodontics - Fixed Twin Block Randomised Clinical Trial – Funded by British Orthodontic Society Foundation
  • Evaluation of Frankfort Horizontal Plane and its deviations in cephalometrics.
  • Atomic force microscopic assessment of surface characteristics on enamel after debonding: In-vitro study.
  • Interview based survey on Dental Community’s awareness and management protocol towards functional dental problems of the disabled
  • Stress distribution patterns at mini-implant site during orthodontic loading in different directions using three-dimensional finite element method.
  • Learning in Digital Environments: Pedagogical Implication for Undergraduate Teaching in Orthodontics
  • Orthodontic archwire - Randomised Clinical Trial
  • Three-Dimensional Analysis of Maxillofacial Growth in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Bite Turbo Randomised Clinical Trial
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  • Clinical and non-clinical teaching for BDS students in orthodontics
  • Clinical Supervisor for Specialty Training Registrars and Postgraduate Students in Orthodontics
  • Co-Lead Electives, Year 4 BDS