HOD's Name : Dr. Chaya M David |Email : firstname.lastname@example.org |Contact : 9844253310
Oral Medicine and Radiology is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and medical management of complex diagnostic and medical disorders affecting the mouth and jaws and the Radiology part of the subject equips the budding dentists in the field of diagnosis using conventional and advanced imaging methods, 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.
Graduates 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. 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 and also deals with special needs of geriatric patients.
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 demonstrations.
In the Oral Medicine aspect, 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 formulate dental treatment for medically compromised patients. Students are exposed to the general approaches to treat oral diseases and the pros and cons of different treatment. Oral Cancer screening, Tobacco cessation initiatives and management of diseases using intralesional steroids are some of the areas this specialty trains students.
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.The Sagar Hospital provides the advanced imaging methods for the students, such as CT, MRI and Ultrasonography, and we are looking forward to install a Cone beam computed tomography machine- the latest in maxillofacial radiology. Implantology- an area of dentistry which is of immense significance currently and use of Lasers to treat oral diseases are some of the advanced areas our students learn about.
Our goal is to ensure that graduating dentists are knowledgeable, observant and equipped to participate and excel 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.
The Department engages in at least two Continuing Dental Education programs per year, and we
hosted the National Postgraduate Convention 2014, with a theme as "Advances in Oro-facial Diagnostics and Therapeutics - A Metamorphosis ", we had 700 delegates from across the country, and this time we hosted the National Undergraduate Convention 2017, with a theme as "Oral Diagnosis: From concepts to Practice”, we had 500 delegates from across the country, and a very intense scientific deliberation with national and international speakers.
Our vision is excellence in education, research and healthcare.
Our mission to achieve this vision is by excellence in education through innovative teaching -learning methods, research through systematic questioning and discovery and healthcare through an evidence based approach
Professor Dr. Chaya M David
Head Department of OMR