Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

This dental speciality provides a comprehensive dental care right from the preventive to therapeutic aspect for the children below the age of 13 years. Various preventive programmes like heath education, parent & patient counseling, school health programmes are conducted so as to create awareness & stressing the importance of maintaining a good oral health & thereby instilling a positive dental attitude in growing children. Our specialized treatment include endodontic & restorative management of primary, permanent & young permanent teeth in children. Future developing malocclusions are diagnosed & treatedatearlygrowingstageby various treatment modalities like space management, interception of habits & minor tooth movement procedures and also by myofunctional & orthopaedic appliances.

We have an outpatient strength of 50-60 patients in a regular working day. The department with its dedicated fraternity and post graduate students work round the clock to serve every possible needs and wellbeing of children with special health care needs and in some cases are given choice for treating under general anaesthesia in the hospital.

The department has also sphere headed its excellency in delivering prospective learning with interactive discussions, interactive clinical sessions, problem oriented learning process as some of the milestone steps in its academic progress and achievements.

MDS SYLLABUS

Paper - 1: Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Nutrition and Diets
Paper - 2: Clinical Paediatric Dentistry
Paper - 3: Preventive and Community Dentistry as applied to Paediatric Dentistry
Paper - 4: Essay