DEPARTMENT OF ORAL MEDICINE, DIAGNOSIS & RADIOLOGY
UNDERGRADUATE & POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
This branch of dentistry deals with the diagnosis and non surgical management of diseases that are localized to the oral cavity or are oral manifestations of systemic diseases. The phases of dental practice that are essentially concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised patients are managed.
Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
It is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of radiology concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Salient Features of the Department
The department offers teaching facilities for undergraduate and post graduate students. It has the following infrastructure:
Diagnosis section with dental chairs, diagnostics
Special Surgery Section for Biopsies and specialized treatment
Dental Radiology Section with analogue and digital X-ray machines
Maxillofacial Radiology section with conventional and digital panoramic X-ray machines
Automatic X ray film processors
Computers with intranet and internet facility, scanner and printer
The department is equipped to offer:
Diagnosis of all orofacial conditions
Diagnosis and management of various oral mucosal lesions
Diagnosis and medical management of TMJ disorders
Diagnosis and management of Orofacial Pain
All kinds of intraoral and extra oral radiographs with their interpretation
Treatment plan for medically compromised patients
The subject is taught in the third year and fourth year BDS. The course involves didactic lectures and clinical postings. In Oral Diagnosis, patients seeking diagnosis and treatment of their dental problems, oral mucosal lesions, facial pain, TMJ disorders, and salivary gland disorders will be seen. During clinical posting, patients will be allotted to students. They are expected to take case history, examine the patients and formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan and the faculty guide students in doing this. They are also trained in taking intraoral radiographs and interpreting them.
During the clinical postings, students are required to present a seminar using multi- media projector on the topic allotted. Students are also expected to complete assignment of case history recording, clinical problem-based exercises and radiological exercises and submit to the department at the end of the postings. Three sessional examinations will be conducted in the subject before University examination. End posting clinical examination will also be held for internal assessment.
The post graduate programme focuses on inculcate academic proficiency as well as management skills of cases that require overall development of clinical and radiological diagnostic acumen. The teaching programme includes the basic medical science also