HOD's Name : Dr. Chaya M David |Email : chaya_Alfred@yahoo.com |Contact : 9844253310
Name of staff: Professor Dr. Chaya M David
Designation: Professor & HOD
D. O. B: 23.10.1962
Years of experience: 27
Total No. Of publications: 51
Total No. Of presentations: 10 Guest Lectures
PG guide: Yes
PhD Guide: Yes
No. of PGs Guided: 22
Invited as speaker/Guest Lectures :Yes - 10
UG-RGUHS, NTRUHS, SGT University,
PG-RGUHS, MGRUHS, MUHS. SGT University, Kerala University
Special memberships: Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Indian Dental Association, ACOMFR, IADMFR.
Extra-curricular interests: Reading, travelling, Counselling and blogging
Welcome to the department of Oral Medicine and Radiology (OMR) of the Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, one of the Premier Dental Institutions. OMR is an exciting field of dentistry and is constantly evolving since the need for further academic research is in great demand in this scientific arena. The curriculum is addressed to students who not only desire to be good human beings, but, to be distinguished as top in the profession of dentistry, who would also play a pivotal role in the socio-economic system.
The curriculum is carefully designed and integrated with didactics in the form of lectures, practicals and demonstrations to improve skills and exposure to various clinical scenarios to heighten clinical acumen.We are the first interface with patients and hence it is important to develop a sense of holistic approach to their needs.
The subject of Oral Medicine and Radiology is introduced during the third year of BDS and spreads over fourth year too, where the students are acquainted with the subject and taught how to make a case record, how to integrate the oral and systemic symptoms and signs, make a diagnosis using various investigative procedures including radiography, and plan the individualized treatment for the patient.The faculty have a series of discussions with the students, on various topics which facilitate them to interact and mold their thought process. We have a student mentoring program to ensure we bring out the best in every student.
The faculty have made several presentations at National and International forums, in India and abroad, they also have many publications in National and International Journals, we serve on various Review Boards of Journals, and are active teachers with a scientific bent of mind and always ready to help our students. The students and faculty have brought laurels to our prestigious Institution and hope to do much more in the coming years.
Good luck and happy learning.
Professor Dr. Chaya M. David
Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology