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Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

 

About Us
Facilities
UG Programme
PG Programme
Research Projects
Awards
Achievements
 

 

About Us 

The specialty of Conservative Dentistry deals with prevention and treatment of disease and injuries of the teeth, Here, diseased or fractured teeth are restored with restorative materials that are biologically acceptable and esthetically pleasing. Whereas Endodontics deals with prevention and treatment of pulp and periradicular diseases and this specialty particularly strives to save an infected tooth and maintains its integrity in the dental arch. The main focus of this department is on restoring the dental health and mental wellbeing of the patient.

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Facilities 

The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics has about 40 ultramodern, state of art, electronic dental chairs which cater to more than 100 patients per day coming from different walks of life. Under the able guidance of the experienced teaching staff the treatment is rendered by the skillful students and the interns. Hi-tech gadgets like electronic pulp tester, electronic apex locator, digital radiography, laser and high speed rotary instruments, amalgamators etc. are used routinely for the diagnosis and treatment. The treatment is carried out under total aseptic conditions by using modern “flash” sterilizers and ultra-sonic cleaners. Keeping the motto “Service to Humanity” the patients are treated free of cost. 

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UG Programme 

Pre-Clinical – The department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics gives training to Second year BDS students in the pre-clinical laboratory which is equipped with 50 “phantom” heads. The Students are exposed to various aspects of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics theoretically and the skills of the students are honed on these simulated patients before they take on the real patients in the Third year. 

Clinical – The clinical programs spread over 2 years i.e. Third and Final year BDS wherein intensive clinical coaching is given consisting of variety of fillings and root canal treatment. Students are also given consultant demonstration of newer gadgets and techniques. Also they get to see and use assortments of restorative materials. Apart from the clinical training, the students thirst for acquiring knowledge is fulfilled by the department library, internet, museum, charts etc. All the lectures are delivered with excellent audio-video support. Seminars and tutorials are conducted for Final year BDS students to improve their vocational qualities.

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PG Programme 

The Department admits 2 PG students each year. The “Masters” Programme extends to 3 years.

During the 1st year student have to work on phantom heads to recoup their skills. Stressing on the quality work, all the exercises beginning with simple amalgam fillings to complicated post-core preparations are taught on the phantom heads. More stress is given on allied basic medical and dental sciences. The PG students are also expected to write a Library Thesis which enables them to prepare themselves for Final Thesis. Equipped with their laptops the students are encouraged to present their seminars on the LCD Projector. During this period the students are also trained to deliver lectures to the undergrads.

During the 2nd and 3rd year the clinical training intensifies, the students have to deal with a variety of simple to complicated cases. They have to try every technique in the book and record their achievements in a log-book. They have to complete their Final thesis work by the end of 2nd year and start preparing for the Final Examination. The final examination consists of 4 written papers and 2 day clinical examination culminating in “Grand Viva-Voce”.

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Research Projects 

We offer outstanding opportunities for postgraduate research in well equipped clinics and laboratories and an unparalleled range of taught postgraduate programme. Current research focuses on -

  • Evaluation of Micro-leakage with Gutta-flow in root canal obturation
  • Use of echography in endodontics.

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Awards

Dr. Mohan Gundappa, the HOD, won the prestigious “Research Award” in the International Dental Maxillofacial Radiology 2005 congress at  Cape Town, South Africa.

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Achievements

Poster presentation by the PG

  • In the National Conferences of FODI & IES at Lucknow the PGs presented Two posters.
  • “Quiz” competitions for PGs were also conducted by the department in the same conference.

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