Overview of Services Provided in DSCDS
The Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences & Hospital has been providing dental care for more than three decades. It offers a full range of general and specialty dental services for the public. The information in this section will help you learn more about the type of patient care available throughout the dental hospital. To meet the wide variety of patients needs, DSCDS has undergraduate and specialty clinics.
The clinical departments at Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences & Hospital offer a full range of high quality general, specialty, and emergency dental care at lower fees than private practices. At the clinical departments, dental care is especially affordable because faculty-supervised undergraduate or postgraduate dental students provide treatment. DSCDS has the following types of dental clinics:
- Implant Clinic – Oral Surgery
- Geriatric Clinic – Prosthodontics
- Special Health Care Clinic – Pedodontics
- Tobacco Cessation Clinic – Oral Medicine and Radiology
- Aesthetics Clinics – Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
- Comprehensive/ Integrated Clinic – Public Health Dentistry
- Age estimation, Identification of abuse victim services - Forensic Odontology
Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences & Hospital is a non-profit organisation. Treatment charges are nominal and usually cover material costs only. Extremely economically weak sections may be provided free treatment.
- Dental College Hospital OPD: +91- 080- 4216 1719
Rights and Responsibilities
Patients undergoing oral health care in the institution have the right to :
- Considerate and respectful care.
- Be treated with courtesy, respect, and confidentiality.
- Be treated without discrimination on the basis religion, caste, personal background, sex, or disability.
- Know the name of faculty/student responsible for his/her treatment.
- Be informed about the recommended treatment, possible risks of treatment, alternative forms of treatment, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives.
- Be informed about the expected outcomes of various treatments, the option to refuse treatment and the risk of no treatment.
- Provide informed consent prior to proceeding with the recommended dental care.
- Obtain from his/her dentist complete and current information about diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in easily understandable terms.
- Have advance knowledge of the estimated cost of treatment.
- Expect treatment that meets the standard of care in dentistry.
- Obtain dental care that adheres to appropriate infection control.
- Continuous and comprehensive oral care and emergency treatment.
Oral Medicine and Radiology
- The department screens patients with dental complaints, diagnosis the condition through laboratory investigations and radiography, and directs patients to relevant specialist departments within the dental hospital for further therapy.
- Diagnostic services
- Biopsy procedure
- Incisional for establishing diagnosis & treatment protocols
- Excisional Biopsy for small lesions
- Aspiration procedures
- Exfoliative cytology for suspicious oral mucosal lesions
- Diagnostic blocks for neuropathic pain
- Therapeutic services
- Excisional biopsy
- Intra lesional injections for oral submucous fibrosis and Lichen planus
- Oral pharmaco-therapeutics
- Intra oral radiographs
- Occlusal views
- Modified conventional intraoral radiographic techniques
- Extraoral radiographic techniques
- PA mandible
- Lateral skull
- PNS view
- Townes projection
- Reverse Townes projection
- Lateral cephalometric projection
- Submentovertex projection( base of skull & Jug handle)
- Specialized TMJ views
- Interventional radiographic procedures sialography
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- The department handles simple and complex tooth extractions and minor oral surgical procedures.
- Extraction of the teeth (complicated and uncomplicated)
- Pre-prosthetic surgeries (e.g. alveoplasty)
- Incisional biopsy
- Management of space infection -incision and drainage
- Suturing of cut lacerated wounds and suture removal
- Extraction of the teeth (complicated and uncomplicated )
- Surgical removal of impacted third molar tooth (wisdom tooth)
- Pre-prosthetic surgeries (e.g. alveoplasty)
- Enucleation of cysts and tumours
- Management of dento-alveolar fractures
- Excision of small benign tumours
- Management of maxillofacial trauma
- Incsional and excisional biopsies
- Management of space infection -incision and drainage under general anaesthesia
- Assisting major surgeries such as orthognathic surgery, cleft lip and palate rehabilitation, temporomandubular joint (TMJ) surgeries.
- Endodontic surgeries
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
- The department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics treat tooth decay and its complex outcomes.
- A wide variety of treatments from simple silver and cement fillings to more complex root canal therapy are available.
- Aesthetic restoration of fractured or discoloured teeth is also undertaken.
- Silver Amalgam fillings
- Composite and Glass Ionomer Cements Restorations (Tooth Coloured Fillings)
- Indirect & Direct pulp capping
- Bleaching (vital and non-vital)
- Root Canal Treatment
- Apexogenesis and Apexification
- Dental Veneers
- Full veneer Crown
- Periapical Surgeries
- Metal-free crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal crowns
- Aesthetic Dental Procedures
- Post and Core
- Hemisection and bicuspidisation
- The department of prosthodontics deals with replacement of missing teeth.
- This may be replacing a part of a missing tooth, an entire tooth (crown and bridge), multiple teeth (removable dentures) or the whole dentition (complete dentures).
- Conventional Denture
- Lucitone Complete Denture
- Imported teeth set
- Denture repair, relining & rebasing
- Conventional and immediate removable partial dentures
- Fixed partial dentures (all-metal crowns)
- Metallic Denture
- Immediate Complete denture
- Over Denture
- Fixed partial dentures (porcelain fused metal crowns, all-porcelain crowns, titanium crowns, titanium with ceramic crowns, ceramic & composite veneers)
- Post & core restorations (metallic & fibre glass)
- Maxillofacial prosthesis
The department of periodontics caters to gum (gingiva) problems either through relatively simple procedures such as scaling or through complex procedures such as gum surgeries.
- Oral prophylaxis with hand scaling and Cleaning teeth with hand instruments
- Oral prophylaxis with ultrasonic scaler and Cleaning teeth with an ultrasonic instrument
- Pericoronal flap excision and Removal of gum covering the tooth
- Surgical excision of any growth a Removal of excess gum growth
- Curettage and Deep cleaning
- Gingivectomy / Gingivoplasty and Recontouring /Reshaping of gums
- Periodontal flap surgery and Gum surgery
- Periodontal splinting and Tightening of loose teeth
- Coronoplasty and Shaping of sharp teeth
- Crown lengthening and Lengthening of tooth to place a crown
- Osseous surgery and Bone surgery
- Soft tissue graft
- Free gingival graft, Pedicle graft and Root coverage procedures
- Distal molar surgery
- Regenerative procedures using bone graft and Artificial bone material placement.
- The department of orthodontics usually manages cases that require correction of tooth alignment.
- Proper alignment of teeth is important from a functional view-point as well aesthetics.
- This is accomplished by fixing braces and wires on the teeth.
- Treatment of simple cases of misaligned teeth (irregular teeth) with a removable plate
- Debanding of fixed appliances and composite cement removal, oral prophylaxis and polishing (i.e. removal of fixed clips/braces and tooth cleaning)
- Fabrication of removable retention appliances (i.e. removable plates to be worn after treatment with clips)
- Treatment of all types of tooth malocclusion (irregular teeth)
- Fixed appliance therapy Labial Begg, pre-adjusted as well as tip edge appliances (visible clip treatment with metal or tooth coloured clips)
- Fixed appliance therapy using Lingual appliances (a invisible braces, i.e. braces placed on the tongue surface of the teeth)
- Growth modulation therapy (i.e. directing the jaws to grow normally in children) using functional appliances and headgears
- Orthodontic mini-implants which serve as an attachment in jaw bones to move teeth
- Treatment of cleft lip (Hare-lip) and palate
- Orthognathic surgery (severe cases of jaw & teeth irregularities in adults are treated with surgical approach along with braces)
- Fixed and removable retainers (retainers hold corrected teeth in position after treatment with braces)
- Night guard therapy for bruxism (i.e. soft cover over teeth to prevent tooth wear by grinding)
- Clear retainers (wireless retainers)
- Hyrax, Hass rapid expansion devices (jaw expansion using screws)
- Ni-Ti slow expansion devices (widening the jaws with light force on teeth)
- The department is concerned with the dental diseases and disorders of children.
- Children present a set of problems very different to that of adults and require specific skills and understanding, which is the child dental specialists.
- Conservative and restorative treatments (amalgam & tooth coloured fillings)
- Exodontias (tooth removal)
- Endodontic treatment (e.g. Root Canal Treatment)
- Oral prophylaxis (scaling & polishing), and topical fluoride application, and oral hygiene instructions
- Endodontic treatments for primary and permanent teeth
- Permanent and semi permanent restorations
- Space management (managing space created by early loss of teeth)
- Preventive treatments and education
- Trauma management
- Oral deleterious habit management
- Minor orthodontic treatment
- Total rehabilitation
- Surgical managements under local and general anaesthesia
- Removable prosthesis
- Treatment considerations for children with various challenges
- Regular school dental health programmes.
- Emergency care
- Also known as Public Health Dentistry, this department lays special emphasis on patient education and preventive measures.
- The department regularly conducts dental health check-ups and treatment camps in rural areas.
- The first of its kind centre in the country, the department of oral implantology treats patients with missing teeth.
- The tooth replacements are, however, retained through titanium supports attached to the jaws.
Routine Implant Surgeries
- Replacement of single missing tooth
- Replacement of multiple missing teeth
- Replacement of all the missing teeth
- Removable implant supported overdentures
- Fixed implant retained prosthesis
- Implant placement for retention of maxillofacial prosthesis
- Bone grafting procedures to improve edentulous foundation for implant placement; bone is harvested from:
- Mandibular symphysis (chin region)
- Tuberosity (upper wisdom tooth region)
- Iliac crest (hip region)
- Indirect sinus lift procedures
- Direct sinus lift procedures