Course Details

The subject of Periodontology is introduced to the students in the 3rd year of their intensive undergraduate clinical training programme. When they first posted in the department, they are oriented and trained about the subject and clinical protocol to be followed.
After this initial training they are taught to conduct

  • Examination and diagnose the periodontal diseases
  • They are given a demonstration of the procedure of scaling, root planing and polishing.
  • Discussions on the topics assigned.
  • Quiz programmes are conducted to recapitulate what is taught.
  • Students are assessed by structural objective questionnaire.

In final year BDS, Students are trained to

  • Analyse and evaluate diagnosis, treatment planning and critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Perform course specific clinical skills on patients along with theory assessments.
  • Quiz programmes are held to assess their understanding of the subject.
  • Three internal assessments are conducted during the course of two years.
  • Clinical posting end internal examination and viva voce are conducted during every clinical posting.
  • One-on-one discussions in clinics are conducted with the challenged students.

Two post graduate students are admitted every year and the duration of the course is 3 years. Seminar presentations, case presentations, journal clubs, dissertations and classes for under graduate students are conducted as per the modules which is prepared and handed over to each post graduate student on the day one.
Apart from the dissertations, projects and short studies are also carried out. Surgeries are done every day with case discussions. Various surgical procedures are carried out such as periodontal flap surgeries, mucogingival surgeries, implant placement, microsurgical procedures and laser assisted surgeries.

Every week the PG students are expected to present two seminars and attend two journal clubs. The topics for the same will be assigned one month prior to the presentation. Each student has to present two papers at National level and two posters at a PG convention. At the end of the PG course, each student has to present 15 seminars and 25 journal clubs.
Each student has to submit their library dissertation to the department by the end of first year and their dissertation 6 months before the theory examination as per the university requirements. Mock examinations that follow the university exam pattern are held 2-3 months prior to the final examination which include both theory and clinical examinations.
Apart from the prescribed curriculum, post graduate students are also encouraged to participate in advanced research, present and publish their research in various reputed forums and extracurricular activities.

All these above-mentioned tasks for post graduate students are assigned in a regular structured modules to facilitate students for smooth completion of their tasks. 
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