Dr. Shalini Kanagasingam

School of Dentistry

Harrington Building, Room 136A

+44 (0) 1772 89 5564


Subject Areas: Dentistry

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Course Leader, MSc Endodontology 

Full Profile

Shalini Kanagasingam completed a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology with Distinction at King’s College London. She obtained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She was previously Head of the Department of Operative Dentistry and Consultant Endodontist at the National University of Malaysia, training both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology. She is Past President of the Malaysian Endodontic Society and has served as Honorary Financial Secretary as well as Honorary Publication Secretary of the Malaysian Dental Association.

Her research interests include the use of Cone Beam CT in endodontics, evaluation of rotary file systems and tooth resorption. She has contributed book chapters to Pitt Ford's Problems Based Learning in Endodontology (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, UK 2011), Principles of Endodontics (Oxford University Press, UK, 2013) and CBCT in Endodontics (Quintessence, 2016). She has published in the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Dental Update, Il Dentista Moderno and Ultrasonics Sonochemistry.


  • Membership in Restorative Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, 2009
  • Masters in Clinical Dentistry Endodontology, King’s College London, 2009
  • Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons England 2008
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Malaya, 2003
  • GDC Registration Number: 248625 

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • British Dental Association
  • British Endodontic Society


Accuracy of single and parallax film and digital periapical radiographs in diagnosing apical periodontitis- a cadaver study (2016) Kanagasingam S, Hussaini HM, Soo I, Baharin S, Patel S. International Endodontic Journal, 10.1111/iej.12651. [Epub ahead of print]

Diagnostic accuracy of periapical radiography and cone beam computed tomography in detecting apical periodontitis using histopathological findings as a reference standard (2016) Kanagasingam S, Mannocci F, Lim CX, Yong CP, Patel S. International Endodontic Journal, doi: 10.1111/iej.12650. [Epub ahead of print]

MicroCT Evaluation of Canal Preparation with WaveOne, Reciproc and ProTaper Rotary File Systems. Kanagasingam S, Asem B, Nordin R (Il Dentista Moderno, in press)

Irrigant flow in micro-computed tomography scanned root canals using computational fluid dynamics model. Wan Noorina, W. A.; Wayen, Loh; Ann, Teh Lay; Kanagasingam S, Abdullah, S.; Rahman, M. M. (2015) Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 4, 192-197.



Shalini is an invited guest speaker at the Malaysia International Dental Exhibition and Conference (MIDEC) in July 2018.  Her first presentation is at the Multi-disciplinary Symposium, and her second presentation is at the EndoMolar Workshop.