Oral Medicine & Radiology is the branch of dentistry which deals with therapeutic management of oral diseases and oral manifestation of systemic diseases.
Oral Radiology deals with diagnostic imaging of oral and maxillofacial structures and interpretation of oral diseases.
The department is well equipped with ultra modern diagnostics like RVG, OPG, Intra oral camera and with other intra oral diagnostic units. Oral Medicine and Radiology is subject taught for third and final year clinical course of BDS curriculum.
The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology deals with the diagnosis and medical management of oro facial diseases and the oral manifestations of systemic disorders. This department undertakes Early detection, diagnosis and medical management of precancerous and cancerous lesions of oral cavity, infective and inflammatory disorders involving orofacial structures, orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. This branch acts as a bridge for medical and dental specialties with the object of providing total health of an individual.
Oral Radiology is a branch of dental science which deals with the study of radiation and its application in dental science for Radiographic Techniques, Radio Diagnosis, and Radiation Therapy for Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases.
Oral Radiology deals with diagnostic oral and maxillofacial imaging and interpretation of oral diseases. The Department is well equipped with ultra modern diagnostics like RVG, Intraoral Camera, TENS Ultrasonic Massager, Electronic Pulp Testers, LCD, slide & over head projectors, LED Viewers and computers with internet and printing facilities. The radiology unit is equipped with Digital Panoramic Machines, Automatic film processor and well equipped dark room.
Our goal is to ensure that graduating dentists are knowledgeable, observant and equipped to participate in the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.
The department offers training in Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses apart from being actively involved in various scientific research activities under the able guidance of its proficient and experienced faculty.
Oral Medicine and Radiology is the subject taught for third and final year clinical course of BDS curriculum. MDS in Oral Medicine & Radiology is three year Post Graduate Degree Course.
The Department of Oral Medicine and radiology , trains the Under graduate students in the art of history writing, Oral diagnosis, Oral Radiology, Interpretation of Radio graphic images and arriving at a final treatment plan suitable for the needs of the patients and therapeutic management of various oral and maxillofacial diseases. We also loves to train the undergraduate students in the basics of Research and help students carry out numerous Research projects, many of which are published in reputed Journals.
The department takes pride in the fact that we use the most advanced methods to teach the students, and make the class very interactive. Our department aims at making our undergraduate students competent at level that they are at par with any other institute around the country. The Division of Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology is pleased to offer a 3 year residency program which leads to a Post graduate Masters degree specializing in Oral Medicine & Radiology. Our program has been carefully designed to offer residents a broad based training in oral medicine and oral and craniofacial sciences, and to prepare them for an academic career in the field of Oral Medicine. Our Oral Medicine Center, with its diverse patient population, offers an excellent training ground for residents to gain and increase their knowledge on a wide range of oral diseases and conditions.
The post graduates of this specialty deal with the clinical aspects of oral and maxillofacial diseases of local origin, oral manifestation of systemic diseases and the systemic effect of oral focal infections in depth and aims to make a correct diagnosis and medical management of various diseases preserving the oral health and general health. Our course is designed in a manner to train the student in a wholesome manner in all aspects of diagnosis and medical management of these conditions.
As the specialty has to see all the out patients to diagnose different diseases for referral and treatment along with various investigations much importance has been given to study radiology and imageology. Recent advances and modern techniques of various images are to be studied thoroughly in this specialty to make an excellence of diagnosis for various oral and maxillofacial diseases.
This clinically oriented specialty functions as an academic bridge between medicine and dentistry taking care of the medically compromised patients and medical management of various oral diseases. An Oral Medicine and Radiology expert is indispensable for any big medical hospitals, dental colleges and medical colleges. His expertization in the field of forensic odontology, oral foci of infection, oral cancer and AIDS disease are very much needed for the public.
Dr. Parvathi Devi M.
Professor & Head