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Dr Raj Ariyaratnam (BDS, MDS (MAN), FDSRCS (ENG)) - personal details

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Dr Raj Ariyaratnam

Role: Clinical Lecturer in Oral Medicine/Specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery. Lead for Global Oral Health Initiatives (GOHI).

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 6818



Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • GDC (General Dental Council)
  • BSOM (British Society of Oral Medicine)
  • Board of Examiners - Royal College of England
  • NOMSG (Northern Oral Medicine Study Group)
  • MMS (Manchester Medical Society)
  • FDSRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England)
  • MPS (Medical Protection Society - England)
  • MIOT (Medical Institute of Tamils - UK and International)
  • NTA (Nothern Tamil Association)
  • CMFT Abroad
  • MAHSC (Manchester Academic Health Science Centre)
  • CPD GROUP - JAFFNA, Sri Lanka


  • Gratuated as a Dental surgeon at University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka in1977 - BDS
  • Passed the GDC (statutary) examination in 1988
  • Completed the Master Of Dental Surgery degree at the Manchester University in 1992, MDS (Man)
  • Completed the Royal College Of Surgeons exam in 1994 - FDSRCS (Eng) - Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery
  • Awarded the title Specialist in Surgical Dentistry by GDC in 1999
  • Awarded the title Specialist in Oral Medicine by GDC in 2002
  • Awarded the title Specialist in Oral surgery by GDC in 2008


TEACHER: Remain passionate in my commitment to Teaching and Learning


  • Academic lead for undergratuate Oral Medicine Teaching programme: play a leading role in curriculam     setting,course coordination,clinic arrangement and assessement exercises
  • Member of the Undergratuate Programme Committee (UPC)
  • Member of the  Assessement  and Examination Group (AEG)
  • Member of the E-Learning Group
  • Internal Examiner for final BDS
  • Internal Examiner for M.Phil and MSc
  • Examiner for Royal College of Surgeons, England: MDSRCS, MJDFRCS and LDSRCS examinations
  • Examiner for General Dental Council,England: Statutary and ORE examinations
  • International Teacher:
    • University of Peradeniya, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, CPD Dental Group Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    • Manchester GOLF (Global Online Learning Forum): setting up a global online teaching and learning programme


CLINICIAN: Always enjoy treating patients


  • Specialist Oral Physician, Central Manchester Foundation Trust
  • Specialist Oral Surgeon
  • Lead for biopsy and cryo clinics in Oral Medicine
  • Clinical Trainner: Involve in trainning junior dentists especially in biopsy and cryosurgery techniques.


HUMANITARIAN: Love to serve people


  • Lead for Global Oral Health Initiatives (GOHI), School of Dentistry, University of Manchester
  • Founder and Lead - Dental CPD programme in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. By updating the knowledge and skills for the dentists, helping to improve the quality of care for the patients
  • Founder and Co Lead - DentMan Global Oral Health Forum (GOHF).  A platform to share volunteering    experiances of the students and staff to inspire future volunteers
  • Patient empowerment: Introducing Patient-held dental health record initiative at a prmary school and charity homes in Sri Lanka
  • Member of Global Health Group - MAHSC
  • Member of CMFT Abroad
  • Volunteering:
    • Conducted Primary Health Care seminars and Specialist Clinics in Sri Lanka- Post-Tsunami period
    • Screen children for Oral Diseases at Primary Schools and Charity Homes in Sri Lanka