Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Overview

Prosthodontics is the speciality branch that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning, maintenance and rehabilitation of oral tissues and function which includes the replacement of missing teeth and its associated soft and hard tissues by prostheses such as crowns, bridges, maxillofacial prostheses and dentures which may be fixed or removable, supported or retained by implants.

Infrastructure

Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology at St. Gregorios Dental College was established in 2005 and post-graduation training programme was started in the year 2017. Spread over 10000 square feet, our department has separate clinical areas for PG and UG students with sufficient number of dental chairs and a fully equipped preclinical laboratory, casting/ceramic lab and an implant clinic with all facilities. The department also fulfils all the requirements of infection control. It has a very well designed seminar hall and a well organized department library for the academic purpose of students.

Academics

The department has been conducting a comprehensive training program in dental prosthetics for undergraduates and post graduate students. Lectures, seminars and clinical teaching are being carried out strictly adhering to the curriculum of Kerala university of Health Sciences and Dental Council of India norms. The department trains 200 undergraduates including interns and 9 postgraduate students in an academic year. The enhancement of diagnostic and treatment skills of students and staff is improved by various CDE programmes, hands-on workshops and special case presentations.

Teaching programmes:

Undergraduate teaching programmes

I BDS : Dental materials

II BDS : Dental materials and Preclinical Prosthodontics

III BDS : Preclinical prosthodontics and Clinical Prosthodontics

IV BDS : Clinical Prosthodontics

Teaching programme includes:

Lectures

Group discussions

Chair side discussion

Demonstration

Practical classes

Camps

Posters and study models

Journal clubs

Clinical practice

Postgraduate teaching programmes

The master of dental surgery course (3 year course) in the speciality of prosthodontics was started in the year 2017 with 3 PG students per year. 

Teaching programme mainly includes:

Seminars

Journal clubs

Research projects

Inter department meetings

Demonstrations 

UG classes

CDE programmes

Clinical practice

Treatment

The department of Prosthodontics provides a full range of prosthodontic services and  treatments including crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, complete and partial denture prosthesis, dental implants, treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders, full mouth rehabilitation, treatment of snoring and sleep disorders, management of traumatic injuries to oral structures, oral cancer reconstruction and continuing care, smile designing, geriatric care and nutritional counselling.

Vision

To be a leading prosthodontic center in a global perspective with academic supremacy, research excellence and futuristic clinical care.

Mission  

Academic

Comprehensive curriculum with teaching and learning protocols designed for multi-level assessments to broaden intellectual horizons and inculcate self-discipline.

An ultra-modern clinical training environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure for planning and execution to provide problem-based and competency-building training.

Research and development

Promote investigative and exploratory research and publication at all levels, from undergraduates to postgraduates, and to be an established postdoctoral research center.

Implementing continuing dental education programs, scientific conferences, hands-on training and orientation programs at various levels, and embracing the concepts of lifelong learning and free exchange of ideas.

Service 

- Training prosthodontic aspirants to provide comprehensive oral and maxillofacial rehabilitation with compassion and care, as well as fostering a sense of moral high ground and social responsibility through community outreach programs, concentrating on geriatric, minority, and underserved populations.


Faculties

Dr. George Francis
Dr. George Francis

Professor and Head of Department

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Dr. Mathew Alani
Dr. Mathew Alani

Professor

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Dr. Paul Kariyatty
Dr. Paul Kariyatty

Reader

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Dr. Arun K Joy
Dr. Arun K Joy

Reader

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DR JOYCE THOMAS
DR JOYCE THOMAS

Reader

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Dr. Merin K Joseph
Dr. Merin K Joseph

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Jerin Kurian
Dr. Jerin Kurian

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Silpa Abraham
Dr. Silpa Abraham

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Reshma Raju
Dr. Reshma Raju

Senior Lecturer

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DR ELIZA THOMAS
DR ELIZA THOMAS

Lecturer

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Dr.Ajai Joy
Dr.Ajai Joy

Tutor

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