Patients undergoing oral health care in the institution have the right to :
- Considerate and respectful care.
- Be treated with courtesy, respect, and confidentiality.
- Be treated without discrimination on the basis religion, caste, personal background, sex, or disability.
- Know the name of faculty/student responsible for his/her treatment.
- Be informed about the recommended treatment, possible risks of treatment, alternative forms of treatment, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives.
- Be informed about the expected outcomes of various treatments, the option to refuse treatment and the risk of no treatment.
- Provide informed consent prior to proceeding with the recommended dental care.
- Obtain from his/her dentist complete and current information about diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in easily understandable terms.
- Have advance knowledge of the estimated cost of treatment.
- Expect treatment that meets the standard of care in dentistry.
- Obtain dental care that adheres to appropriate infection control.
- Continuous and comprehensive oral care and emergency treatment.
Oral Medicine and Radiology
- The department screens patients with dental complaints, diagnoses the condition through laboratory investigations and radiography, and directs patients to relevant specialist departments within the dental hospital for further therapy.
- Diagnostic services
- Biopsy procedure
- Incisional for establishing diagnosis & treatment protocols
- Excisional Biopsy for small lesions
- Aspiration procedures
- Exfoliative cytology for suspicious oral mucosal lesions
- Diagnostic blocks for neuropathic pain
- Therapeutic services
- Excisional biopsy
- Intra lesional injections for oral submucous fibrosis and Lichen planus
- Oral pharmaco-therapeutics
- Intra oral radiographs
- Occlusal views
- Modified conventional intraoral radiographic techniques
- Extraoral radiographic techniques
- PA mandible
- Lateral skull
- PNS view
- Townes projection
- Reverse Townes projection
- Lateral cephalometric projection
- Submentovertex projection( base of skull & Jug handle)
- Specialized TMJ views
- 3D cross sections Tomographic views of maxilla and mandible
- Interventional radiographic procedures – sialography
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- The department handles simple and complex tooth extractions and other ‘minor’ oral surgical procedures.
- The associated Craniofacial Surgical Unit handles more complex surgeries related to craniofacial trauma, cleft lip and palate and oral cancer among others.
- Extraction of the teeth (complicated and uncomplicated)
- Pre-prosthetic surgeries (e.g. alveoplasty)
- Incsional biopsy
- Management of space infection – incision and drainage
- Suturing of cut lacerated wounds and suture removal
- Extraction of the teeth (complicated and uncomplicated )
- Surgical removal of impacted third molar tooth (wisdom tooth)
- Pre-prosthetic surgeries (e.g. alveoplasty)
- Enucleation of cysts and tumours
- Management of dento-alveolar fractures
- Excision of small benign tumours
- Management of maxillofacial trauma
- Incsional and excisional biopsies
- Management of space infection – incision and drainage under general anaesthesia
- Assisting major surgeries such as head and neck cancer and reconstruction, orthoognathic surgery, cleft lip and palate rehabilitation, temporomandubular joint (TMJ) surgeries
- Endodontic surgeries
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
- The department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics treat tooth decay and its complex outcomes.
- A wide variety of treatments—from simple silver and cement fillings to more complex root canal therapy—are available.
- Aesthetic restoration of fractured or discoloured teeth is also undertaken.
- Silver Amalgam fillings
- Composite and Glass Ionomer Cements Restorations (Tooth Coloured Fillings)
- Indirect & Direct pulp capping
- Bleaching (vital and non-vital)
- Root Canal Treatment
- Apexogenesis and Apexification
- Dental Veneers
- Full veneer Crown
- Periapical Surgeries
- Metal-free crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal crowns
- Aesthetic Dental Procedures
- Post and Core
- Hemisection and bicuspidisation
- The department of prosthodontics deals with replacement of missing teeth.
- This may be replacing a part of a missing tooth, an entire tooth (crown and bridge), multiple teeth (removable dentures) or the whole dentition (complete dentures).
- Conventional Denture
- Lucitone Complete Denture
- Imported teeth set
- Denture repair, relining & rebasing
- Conventional and immediate removable partial dentures
- Fixed partial dentures (all-metal crowns)
- Metallic Denture
- Immediate Complete denture
- Over Denture
- Fixed partial dentures (porcelain fused metal crowns, all-porcelain crowns, titanium crowns, titanium with ceramic crowns, ceramic & composite veneers)
- Post & core restorations (metallic & fibre glass)
- Maxillofacial prosthesis
The department of periodontics caters to gum (gingiva) problems either through relatively simple procedures such as scaling or through complex procedures such as gum surgeries.
- Oral prophylaxis with hand scaling – Cleaning teeth with hand instruments
- Oral prophylaxis with ultrasonic scaler – Cleaning teeth with an ultrasonic instrument
- Pericoronal flap excision – Removal of gum covering the tooth
- Surgical excision of any growth – Removal of excess gum growth
- Curettage – Deep cleaning
- Gingivectomy/Gingivoplasty – Recontouring /Reshaping of gums
- Periodontal flap surgery – Gum surgery
- Periodontal splinting – Tightening of loose teeth
- Coronoplasty – Shaping of sharp teeth
- Crown lengthening – Lengthening of tooth to place a crown
- Osseous surgery – Bone surgery
- Soft tissue graft
- Free gingival graft, Pedicle graft – Root coverage procedures
- Distal molar surgery
- Regenerative procedures using bone graft – Artificial bone material placement
- The department of orthodontics usually manages cases that require correction of tooth alignment.
- Proper alignment of teeth is important from a functional view-point as well aesthetics.
- This is accomplished by fixing ‘braces’ and wires on the teeth.
- Treatment of simple cases of misaligned teeth (irregular teeth) with a removable plate
- Debanding of fixed appliances and composite cement removal, oral prophylaxis and polishing (i.e. removal of fixed clips/braces and tooth cleaning)
- Fabrication of removable retention appliances (i.e. removable plates to be worn after treatment with clips)
- Treatment of all types of tooth malocclusion (irregular teeth)
- Fixed appliance therapy Labial–Begg, pre-adjusted as well as tip edge appliances (visible clip treatment with metal or tooth coloured clips)
- Fixed appliance therapy using Lingual appliances (‘invisible braces’, i.e. braces placed on the tongue surface of the teeth)
- Growth modulation therapy (i.e. directing the jaws to grow normally in children) using functional appliances and headgears
- Orthodontic mini-implants which serve as an attachment in jaw bones to move teeth
- Treatment of cleft lip (Hare-lip) and palate
- Orthognathic surgery (severe cases of jaw & teeth irregularities in adults are treated with surgical approach along with braces)
- Fixed and removable retainers (retainers hold corrected teeth in position after treatment with braces)
- Night guard therapy for bruxism (i.e. soft cover over teeth to prevent tooth wear by grinding)
- Clear retainers (wireless retainers)
- Hyrax, Hass rapid expansion devices (jaw expansion using screws)
- Ni-Ti slow expansion devices (widening the jaws with light force on teeth)
- The department is concerned with the dental diseases and disorders of children.
- Children present a set of problems very different to that of adults and require specific skills and understanding, which is the child dental specialists’ forte.
- Conservative and restorative treatments (amalgam & tooth coloured fillings)
- Exodontias (tooth removal)
- Endodontic treatment (e.g. Root Canal Treatment)
- Oral prophylaxis (scaling & polishing), and topical fluoride application, and oral hygiene instructions
- Endodontic treatments for primary and permanent teeth
- Permanent and semi permanent restorations
- Space management (managing space created by early loss of teeth)
- Preventive treatments and education
- Trauma management
- Oral deleterious habit management
- Minor orthodontic treatment
- Total rehabilitation
- Surgical managements under local and general anaesthesia
- Removable prosthesis
- Treatment considerations for children with various challenges
- Regular school dental health programmes
- Emergency care
- Also known as Public Health Dentistry, this department lays special emphasis on patient education and preventive measures.
- The department regularly conducts dental health check-ups and treatment camps in rural areas.
The department caters to comprehensive treatment of patients, i.e. total oral health care is provided under one roof.
- Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) restorations
- Light cure GIC
- Miracle mix restorations
- Silver amalgam & Bonded amalgam
- Temporary restoration/IRM
- Indirect pulp capping
- Direct pulp capping
- Metal and pure gold inlays
- Composite & acrylic veneers
- Composite splints
- The first of its kind centre in the country, the department of oral implantology treats patients with missing teeth.
- The tooth replacements are, however, retained through titanium supports attached to the jaws.
Routine Implant Surgeries
- Replacement of single missing tooth
- Replacement of multiple missing teeth
- Replacement of all the missing teeth
- Removable implant supported overdentures
- Fixed implant retained prosthesis
- Implant placement for retention of maxillofacial prosthesis
- Bone grafting procedures to improve edentulous foundation for implant placement; bone is harvested from:
- Mandibular symphysis (chin region)
- Tuberosity (upper wisdom tooth region)
- Iliac crest (hip region)
- Indirect sinus lift procedures
- Direct sinus lift procedures