General Medicine Department
The General Medicine O.P.D has been catering to 50-60 patients daily for the last 19 years. The dental patients referred to the Medicine OPD undergo a thorough medical evaluation. This begins with history taking to find out whether the patient is suffering from common medical diseases like Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, etc. followed by physical examination.In selected cases, Electrocardiography, Chest X ray and detailed biochemical tests are done. According to the situation, pre-medication is given or alteration in the dental protocol is made.
Dr. Suresh Vaswani
Faculty, Dept of General Medicine
|Dr. Krishna Kumar Burde||MDS||Professor & Head|
|Dr. Venkatesh Naikmasur||MDS||Professor|
|Dr. Kirty R. Nandimath||MDS||Professor|
|Dr. Atul P. Sattur||MDS||Professor|
|Dr. Kruthika S. Guttal||MDS||Associate Professor|
|Dr. Vijayalaxmi Madolli||MDS||Reader|
|Dr. Lijoy Abraham||MDS||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. Shantala Arunkumar||MDS||Assistant Professor|
|Dr. Deka A.C.||MD (Radiotherpay)||Surgical Oncologist|
- The undergraduate training programme commences in the third year with lectures and clinical exercises and continues to the final year first term for a total duration of 18 months.
- During their one month clinical posting in each academic year, students have the opportunity of taking the history, examining the patient, and arriving at a diagnosis of common oral diseases with the aid of radiographs and other investigations, thereby planning suitable treatment for the patient.
- The Post Graduate training programme is of three years duration beginning with Under graduate clinical work. Following this, the students are trained in taking a detailed case history and performing a thorough examination and evaluation of the patient, not only of the oro-facial region, but also of the entire body to ascertain the systemic health of the patient.
- When required, referrals to various specialists are made and the diagnosis and treatment plan is established after finally advising necessary investigations. Finally non-surgical treatment and regular follow-up of patients with various oral lesion is done.
- Regular seminars and Journal club reviews are an essential part of the training programme.
- The trainees are encouraged to attend National Specialty conferences in Oral Medicine and Radiology and present papers. They are also trained in medical subjects such as General medicine, Dermatology, E.N.T, General radiology and Oncology.
- Additionally, the P.G students are required to prepare a dissertation as a part of their curriculum.