HOD's Name : Dr. Chaya M David |Email : [email protected] |Contact : 9844253310
Oral medicine is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and medical management of complex diagnostic and medical disorders affecting the mouth and jaws. Students are taught how to examine the oral cavity, recognize the range of normal appearances, and distinguish what is abnormal by studying the features of various oral diseases..
Clinicians trained in this discipline manage oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland disorders, and facial pain syndromes and also provide dental care for patients with complicating medical disease. The Radiology part of the subject equips the budding dentists in the field of diagnosis using conventional and advanced imaging methods, currently we have both conventional and digital machines.The Sagar Hospital provides the advanced imaging methods for the students, such as CT, MRI and Ultrasonography.
These areas are of increasing importance in the general practice of dentistry as the population presents with a significant increase in bone diseases including oral cancer, and individuals with systemic diseases complicating delivery of dental, oral and maxillofacial therapy.
The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology has a significant diversity in curricular responsibility which is reflected in our program. Students learn through lectures, seminars, videos and clinical practice. Lectures are supplemented with laboratory sessions and seminars.
In the Oral Medicine course, students learn about a range of lesions of the oral mucosa and jawbones, including oral manifestations of systemic diseases. They also learn how to take an appropriate history, determine initial diagnoses, and provide dental treatment for medically compromised patients. Students are exposed to the general approaches to treat oral diseases and the pros and cons of different treatments.
Our goal is to ensure that graduating dentists are knowledgeable, observant and equipped to participate in the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.
The department offers training in Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD courses apart from being actively involved in various scientific research activities under the able guidance of its proficient and experienced faculty.
The department of Oral Medicine and Radiology is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including Radiovisiography (RVG), Dental X-ray units, Digital Panoramic imaging machine, and a clinical laboratory incorporated for various investigations.
Our faculty have made several presentations and many publications in National and International Journals, serve as Review Board members in several Journals, and are active teachers with a scientific bend of mind.