Oral medicine and radiology
Oral Medicine involves the diagnosis and medical management of diseases pertaining to the oro-facial tissues. It also includes the oral and dental treatment of medically compromised patients along with management of oral manifestations of systemic diseases. Oral diseases are properly diagnosed after thorough case history and examination followed by investigations accordingly. A treatment plan is formulated and the patient is referred to the necessary departments for treatment.
Orofacial pain, Temporomandibular disorders (TMD's), Mucosal diseases, Oral cancer screening, Diagnosis and complications of Cancer therapy, Salivary dysfunction and Oral complications of systemic illnesses are dealt in the Oral Medicine section. Investigations including indicated radiographs are taken and evaluated for diagnosis.
Oral medicine and Radiology Department is equipped with modern dental chairs and recent diagnostic kits. Chair side investigative tools like intraoral cameras are used. We have 2 Intraoral radiography units as well as state of the art digital Extra oral radiographic unit and a dark room , all housed in an optimally designed radiology section. We offer intraoral periapical radiographs, Occlusal, Bitewing radiographs and extra oral radiographs like Orthopantomogram, Lateral Cephalogram, TMJ radiographs etc.
Lectures, seminars and clinical teaching in the third and final years of the curriculum according to University and DCI norms are being strictly conducted.
Students are exposed to wide range of patients with dental and maxillofacial problems and all the students are oriented by faculty extensively in diagnosis and medical management of the same.
- Group discussions
- Chair side discussion
- Practical classes
This department in involved in primary diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases that do not respond to conventional dental or maxillofacial surgical procedures.
To create well refined oral diagnosticians excelling in multidisciplinary approach to oral and paraoral diseases
- To excel in patient care and provide effective and economic expert care in the field of Oral Medicine
- To promote research and innovations in the field
- To create an awareness among public and professionals regarding the significance of Oral diagnosis and management of medically compromised patients