ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Tagore Dental College was started in 2007 with the permission of Dental Council of India (DCI) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India (GOI) for BDS course and with the affiliation with the state owned The TN Dr MGR Medical University. The recognition for BDS course was obtained in 2012. The MDS course in 4 postgraduate specialities was started with the permission of DCI and affiliation of the University in 2018.
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The TDC&H is ideally located in a spacious area at Rathinamangalam, Vandalur, Chennai - 600 127, near the heart of Chennai IT Corridor near Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) and Near Vandalur Zoo. The college is in an area of natural beauty between small hillocks and paddy fields, close to reserve forests and only 20 km south of Chennai International Airport, 11kms from Tambaram, 8 Km from Vandalur Railway station and 7kms from camp road. The college is situated on the well laid Kelambakkam High Road connecting Vandalur to Old Mahabalipuram road at a distance of 5Km from Vandalur Zoo near Tagore Engineering College.
Getting to Rathinamangalam is easy with excellent and economical road links between the town and Metropolitan Chennai and beyond, with special fares and student discounts on college transport usually available to most destinations in Chennai.
Our vision is to establish a centre of excellence in Dental education and promote the institute as a premise of dissemination of knowledge in a competitive ambience, Commitment to quality, Inculcate scientific spirit, Promote technical and professional competencies, and integrated personality development to inculcate discipline, ethical standards of living, to promote social order and service to the community.
Our mission encompasses cognitive, emotional and physical development of the student with emphasis on social and civic responsibility, offer quality health services to all strata of society with a passion to care for the underprivileged, and to be recognised as a centre of excellence in dental education, research and health care, training our students to be professionally competent and innovative decision makers and compassionate global citizens. In pursuance of our vision, our mission encompasses a road map of development of our institution, which will ensure to build resources and sustain a high quality teaching, learning and research environment by providing state of the art facility to our students and staff, so as to realize the grand ideal of integrating social, cultural, intellectual and ethical values into the human character. We seek to develop in every Tagorian, the ability.
GOALS & OBJECTIVE
· Create a supportive environment for the demanding and intellectually stimulating course.
· Enable the students to cultivate the desire for lifelong learning and maximise their potential.
· To equip the students to become decision makers, innovators in the globalised economy.
· To inculcate a truthful, responsible attitude for patient and community care, with good soft skills.
· To provide the state of the art infrastructure.
· To offer quality health care services to all strata of society.
· To contribute to social, economical and national development.
· To felicitate research and share knowledge to the benefit of the society.
· To establish a team of well equipped faculty to enable the institution to grow holistically and achieve the above objectives.
BDS - COURSE OUTCOMES
The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at Tagore is designed to enable graduates to become outstanding dentists and leaders in their chosen profession. Students will graduate with advanced knowledge of all aspects of oral health care provision with advanced clinical skills.
The graduate attributes have been developed and methodically designed to the intended learning outcomes of the subjects in the course (from the 1st year through to the final year) to meet the DCI norms.
The BDS graduate attributes reflect the Tagore Dental college graduate attributes of academic excellence, knowledge of the discipline, ability to live and work competently with people from different cultures and be model citizens. Course learning outcomes are organized in to the following 5 domains:
On completion of the BDS, students will be able to:
• Work as a member of a team;
• Design and conduct scientific investigations;
• Exhibit professional responsibility;
• Have an awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities;
• Value differences in health beliefs, lifestyles, ethnic and cultural background;
• Ensure safe and effective care for people of diverse backgrounds.
• The ability to apply practical skills and a recognition of their importance in health care;
• Have empathy, compassion, honesty, integrity, resilience and lifelong curiosity,
• Self-awareness, the ability to recognise when clinical problems exceed their knowledge and skill, and a willingness to seek help and/or to refer;
• The ability to identify and address their own learning needs ;
• A thorough understanding of the ethical principles and legal responsibilities involved in the provision of dental care to individual patients;
• Skills to use contemporary information technology for documentation including patient records, communication, management of information and applications related to health care.
On graduation BDS graduates will have developed:
• Knowledge of the basic biological, medical, technical and clinical sciences in order to recognise the difference between normal and pathological conditions;
• Skills to analyse oral health as it relates to symptoms, signs and pathology;
• Skills required to prevent, diagnose and treat anomalies and illnesses of the teeth, and associated structures;
• Knowledge of the management and interaction (pharmacological, physical, nutritional, behavioural and psychological) of important oral and medically-related conditions;
• Skills to provide treatment options based on the best available information;
• Scientific principles of sterilisation, disinfection and antisepsis and infection control and waste disposal;
• Knowledge of the hazards of ionising radiations and their effects on biological tissues, together with the regulations
• relating to their use, including radiation protection and dose reduction;
• Knowledge of research methods and their applications
• Knowledge of the moral and ethical responsibilities involved in the provision of care to individual patients, to populations and communities;
• Understand basic principles of practice administration, financial and personnel management to a dental practice.
On graduation, BDS graduates will have developed:
• The ability to communicate with patients including the ability to listen to, respond to, and provide appropriate information to patients;
• Respect for patients’ values and their expressed needs;
• Skills to manage and the potential impact of chronic illness and disability on the patient’s oral health;
• Appropriate skills to obtain a thorough dental, medical and social history and perform an accurate oral examination;
• The ability to integrate and interpret clinical findings and apply reasoning to arrive at an appropriate diagnosis or differential diagnosis;
• The ability to formulate an evidence-based and cost effective treatment plan in collaboration with the patient;
• The ability to perform appropriate dental procedures effectively and safely, with due regard for the patient’s comfort including during emergency procedures;
• The ability to predict, prevent and correct deficiencies in patients' oral hygiene regimens and provide patients with strategies to control undesirable habits affecting the maintenance of oral and general health;
• Skills to alleviate pain and provide appropriate treatment outcomes.
On graduation, BDS graduates will have developed:
• The ability to be an active participant in professional organisations, and an appreciation of the benefits of this participation
• The ability to provide effective peer review in order to assist colleagues to improve their performance
• Maturity and responsibility to maintain standards of dental practice at the highest level throughout a professional career;
• The philosophy of lifelong learning and accept that continuing professional development is required for professional growth.
On graduation, BDS graduates will have developed:
• The ability to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work;
• Knowledge of the determinants of a ‘healthy society’ and the economic, political, psychological, social and cultural factors that contribute to the development and persistence of oral health and illness;
• Skills of oral health promotion including primary and secondary prevention and health education;
• Skills to identify the requirements of health care systems in a culturally diverse society;
• Respect community values, including an appreciation of a diversity of backgrounds and cultural values;
• Knowledge of the relationship between environmental issues and the oral health and health of local communities and society.
MDS - COURSE OUTCOME
The goals of the post-graduate training in various specialities is to train the graduate in Dental Surgery who will,
(i) practice respective speciality efficiently and effectively, backed by scientific knowledge and skill;
(ii) exercise empathy and a caring attitude and maintain high ethical standards;
(iii) continue to evince keen interest in professional education in the speciality and allied specialities whether in teaching or practice;
(iv) willing to share the knowledge and skills with any learner, junior or a colleague;
(v) to develop the faculty for critical analysis and evaluation of various concepts and views and to adopt the most rational approach.
The objective of the post-graduate training is to train a student so as to ensure higher competence in both general and special area of interest and prepare him or her for a career in teaching, research and speciality practice. A student must achieve a high degree of clinical proficiency in the subject and develop competence in research and its methodology in the concerned field. The objectives to be achieved by the candidate on completion of the course may be classified as under:– (a) Knowledge (Cognitive domain) (b) Skills (Psycho motor domain) (c) Human values, ethical practice and communication abilities
(i) demonstrate understanding of basic sciences relevant to speciality;
(ii) describe etiology, pathophysiology, principles of diagnosis and management of common problems within the speciality in adults and children;
(iii) identify social, economic, environmental and emotional determinants in a given case and take them into account for planned treatment;
iv) recognise conditions that may be outside the area of speciality or competence and to refer them to the concerned specialist;
(v) update knowledge by self study and by attending courses, conferences and seminars pertaining to speciality;
(vi) undertake audit, use information technology and carry out research in both basic and clinical with the aim of publishing or presenting the work at various scientific gathering;
(i) take a proper clinical history, examine the patient, perform essential diagnostic procedures and order relevant tests and interpret them to come to a reasonable diagnosis about the condition;
(ii) acquire adequate skills and competence in performing various procedures as required in the speciality.
(c) HUMAN VALUES, ETHICAL PRACTICE AND COMMUNICATION ABILITIES.
(i) adopt ethical principles in all aspects of practice;
(ii) foster professional honesty and integrity;
(iii) deliver patient care irrespective of social status, caste, creed, or religion of the patient;
(iv) develop communication skills, to explain various options available and obtain a true informed consent from the patient;
(v) provide leadership and get the best out of his team in a congenial working atmosphere;
(vi) apply high moral and ethical standards while carrying out human or animal research;
(vii) be humble and accept the limitations in his knowledge and skill and to ask for help from colleagues when needed;
(viii) respect patient’s rights and privileges including patient’s right to information and right to seek a second opinion.
The Management and academic leadership of the Institution do here by give performance assurance to all stakeholders viz, parents, students, employers and community our commitment and dedication to build into our policy of continual quality improvement by establishing and implementing mechanisms and modalities for ensuring accountability at all levels, transparency in procedures and access to information.
QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL
The Quality Assurance Cell was established by the College on 1st February 2015 being with the primary objective of quality enhancement, sustenance and innovation. Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the overall performance of institution. It has made all towards promoting its holistic academic excellence.
Functions of the IQAC are:
· Development and application of quality parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the college;
· Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive to quality education and faculty training to adopt the required knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning process;
· Arrangement for feedback response from students, peers, alumni, parents, patients and other stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;
· Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on academic enhancement and social related themes and promotion of quality circles;
· Documentation of the various programmes/activities; Development and maintenance of institutional database for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
· Acting as a nodal agency of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
· Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) as per guidelines and parameters of NAAC, to be submitted to NAAC.
The composition of the IQAC (The current membership of IQAC will be valid for two years effective from February 2017).
NAME OF THE MEMBER
Dr. Chitraa R Chandran
Dr Juala Catherine
Senior Administrative Officers
Dr. C J Venkatakrishnan
Dr. S. Balagopal
Dr. N Balaji
Dr. Defina Lovelina
Dr. Job Jacob Anison
Dr. Rathinavel Pandian
Dr. Vandhana James
Dr. Jai Santhosh Manikandan
Mrs. Jacqiline Robbins
RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005
The Right to Information Act, 2005 sets out the practical regime of Right to Information for citizens to enable them to access the information under the control of public authority in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of such authority. Section 4(1)(b) of the Act defines "public authority" as any authority or body or institution of self-governance established or constituted by or under the constitution or by law made by the Parliament or any state legislature or by notification issued by the appropriate government: It includes body owned, controlled or substantially financed by the government.
In accordance with the provisions contained in section 4(1)(b) of the Act, Right to Information means right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under control of a public authority. This Information Handbook will enable the citizens to obtain information as to the provisions contained in various rules and regulations governing the Tagore Dental College & Hospital and related information.
Tagore dental college & Hospital was started in 2007 with an intake of 100 students by Tagore Education Trust by the philanthropist Prof M Mala. Seven batches of students have completed their internship and the 12th batch of students will be admitted this academic year 2018-19.The students are encouraged to participate in academic activities like attending conferences, presenting papers and posters, academic competitions like quiz and essay writing. They also participate in intercollegiate cultural activities and sports. They have won prizes, awards and certificates for their performances.
Office & College
8.30am – 3.30 pm. - Monday to Friday (except on public holidays).
8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. - Saturday
A three level system is followed viz. Departmental, Staff Council and Governing Body, as follows:
Matters pertaining to allocation of workload among the teachers and staff, pattern of assignments, in house exam question papers etc. are resolved in Departmental meetings. The decisions of the meetings are maintained by the concerned departmental head. Grievances if any are addressed at these meetings.
Matters pertaining to college as a whole viz. short term courses, organization of cultural/extra curricular activities etc. The Staff Council comprises of the Principal and teaching faculty.
3.Governing Body (GB)
Matters pertaining to academic, administrative and financial decisions are taken by the Governing Body in consultation with the Principal. Academic decisions related to introduction/deletion of Courses, recommendations received from Staff Council etc. are placed before the Governing Body for approval. Administrative decisions may relate to creation of new posts, approval of selection committees, grant of study/extraordinary leave, promotions etc. Financial decisions relate to approval of budgets, revision of fees, management of Provident Fund, audit of accounts etc. Grievances may be referred to the GB for redressal as the final arbiter.
Students Grievance Redressal
There are anti ragging committee, gender harassment committee, student’s grievances committee, where the students can voice their grievances and get them redressed.
Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees
The Principal is the principal-academic and chief executive officer of the college. He is responsible for administration, organization, instruction and management of affairs of the college, as stipulated in University Calendar / Ordinance.
Powers and duties of other authorities including faculty / administration, library and laboratory staff are also in accordance to the laid down rules and regulations of the college as stated in the HR Manual.
The following documents are available in the college website.
· Vision, mission & course objectives
· College admission and eligibility
· The college Timetable
· Examination subjects marks
· Examination Schedules
· Rules and regulation of the college for staff and students
· Members of various committees
· Faculty and department details
· Research ethics
The following are displayed in the College Notice boards
· Scholarship Notices
· Administrative Notices
· Students, Attendance Records
· Students, Internal Assessment Records
· Examination results
Means, methods and facilities available to citizens for obtaining information
· Unrestricted Access to Website.
· Citizens may submit a written application for information to the Public Information Officer.
· Public may elicit information via E-Mail to email@example.com
· Through the notice boards, relevant brochures and various other rules which are available in print as well as on the website.
· Some of the publications (i.e. College Prospectus etc.) are priced and can be obtained by paying the stipulated amount.
Public Information Officer
Dr C J Venkatakrishnan, Vice Principal, HOD, department of Prosthodontics
Dr Chitraa R Chandran, Principal, Tagore Dental College & Hospital.
Other Useful Information
The person seeking information may apply on a plain paper giving particulars of information being sought and his correct address for communication. Separate application for seeking information on different subjects is required. The application has to be accompanied with the prescribed fee. (At present a fee of Rs. 100/-). The fee is payable with each application which is towards the cost of processing the request. Schedule of fees can be had from the Public Information Officer of the Tagore Dental College & Hospital.
This charter seeks to provide a framework which enables our users to know:
• What services are available in this hospital;
• The quality of services they are entitled to;
• The means through which complaints regarding denial or poor quality of services will be redressed.
STANDARDS OF SERVICE:
• This is a Teaching Hospital.
• It provides dental care to all patients who come to the hospital;
• Standards are maintained in patient treatment supervised by qualified doctors.
• Special care is taken for instrument sterilization and waste are disposed carefully.
• We insist that all our users receive courteous and prompt attention.
• Being a teaching institution and the bulk of work are done by students there may be a delay in treatment.
The Tagore Dental College & Hospital is a Professional College established by the Tagore educational trust in September 2007 located on Kelambakkam-Vandalur Road in Rathinamangalam Village. It’s aim is to generate technical and professional manpower in Dentistry and to provide Dental Care delivery system to the public at large.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT TAGORE DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
This hospital has
• Doctors: Adequate as per norms
• Nurses and Paramedical staff: Adequate as per norms
• Chairs: 205 and all equipments as per DCI norms.
• Doctors and paramedical staff wear white aprons and nurses are in blue uniform.
• All Staff member wear identity cards.
• Pharmacy, Radiology, Clinical laboratory and pathological facilities are available within the college.
Every outpatient seeking treatment at the hospital is registered and issued a case sheet free of cost. This Institution provides specialized treatment to the patients in the above departments at the following timings 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (Except Sundays and Government Holidays).
Duty Doctor is available in major specialties during hospital hours. Duty doctor is available on call in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Emergency cases are attended to promptly. In serious cases, treatment/management gets priority over paper work like registration and medico-legal requirement. Facility of an emergency operation theatre is available for use by this Institute in the Tagore Medical College and Hospital on a regular basis.
AVAILABLE DENTAL TREATMENTS
Treatment done by students in the Department of Oral Medicine & Dento-Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Prosthodontics are not charged. Treatment done by staff and complicate procedures are charged at a very nominal rate.
This Institution has a Hospital Section comprising of 9 departments in various specialties, which provides the students clinical exposures & experience in imparting Dental Care to the patients.
1. Department Of Oral Medicine & Radiology
2. Department Of Pedodontics
3. Department Of Orthodontics
4. Department Of Periodontics
5. Dept. Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
6. Department Of Conservative Dentistry
7. Department Of Prosthodontics
8. Department Of Community Dentistry
9. Department Of Oral Pathology
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE
• Portable Drinking Water
• Wheel chairs and trolleys are available in the OPD.
• Public Telephone Booths are provided in the Hospital.
• There is a standby generator to cater to routine and emergency services in case of breakdown of electricity.
• Chemist Shops are also available outside the hospital.
• Canteen for patients and their attendants is available.
• Adequate toilet Facilities for use of patients and their attendants are available.
• The cleaning staff, in-house or on contract are effectively supervised.
The hospital shall implement the PROVISION OF PRIORITY SERVICE to patients who are accompanied by senior citizens, pregnant women, the mentally and physically challenged patients and severely medically compromised patients.
OBLIGATION OF USERS
• The success of this charter depends on the support we receive from our users.
• Please try to appreciate the various constraints under which the hospital is functioning.
• Please do not inconvenience other patients.
• Please help us in keeping the hospital and its surroundings neat and clean.
• Please use the facilities of this hospital with care.
• The Hospital is a “No Smoking Zone” and smoking is a Punishable Offence.
• Please refrain from demanding undue favors from the staff and officials as it encourages corruption.
• Please provide useful feedback & constructed suggestions.
• These may be addressed to the Public Grievances officer of the Hospital.
• Don’t split here & there
• Use Dustbin
• Keep Hospital Clean
• Give regards to Ladies and Senior Citizens
PATIENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Tagore Dental College & Hospital is dedicated to provide the Best in Health care both in Terms of Treatment & Patient Experience we Respect your Rights as patient and want you to understand your Responsibility as a patient your care.
As a patient you have the following Rights
· Right to be treated with respect and considerable care.
· You will not be denied access to care due to race, caste, creed, color, Nationality or disability.
· Right to request for any information about your Health Condition, Treatment, Plan of care and be provided with that information
· Right to get information regarding the expected cost of treatment
· Right to get preferences for your psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs.
· Right to get protection from physical abuse or neglect.
· Right of refusal to undergo Treatment.
· You have the right, in collaboration with your Physician to make decisions involving your health care. This right applies to the family or guardian of neonates, children & adolescents.
· Right to be communicated within a manner that is clear, concise and understandable. If you do not understand English, you should have access to an interpreter
· Right to give informed consent before any procedure and specifically before general anesthesia, and invasive high risk procedures/treatment.
· Right to patient confidentiality & privacy.
· Right to a fair, fast and objective review of any compliant you have against your doctor or any other health care personnel
· Right to second opinion
· Right to request for a copy of your medical records on payment
· Right to peruse and receive a detailed explanation of your bill
As a patient of Tagore Dental College & Hospital, you have the following Responsibilities
· Bring with you all the medical records at the time of your admission or procedure.
· Keep up all your appointments and follow up appointments. If unable to do so, please call and inform
· Strictly follow the treatment plan that has been prescribed for your condition
· Take medications as prescribed by the doctor
· Please ensure that you immediately bring to the notice of the management any shortcoming in your care at the hospital.
· Do not withhold any information about your condition from the health Care Providers attending on you.
· Abide by the hospital rules and regulations
· Respect and be considerate of the rights and property of others, including patients, hospital staff and hospital property and equipment.
· Do not litter, spit or abuse the Hospital environment
· Always maintain silence in the hospital.
COMPLAINTS & GRIEVANCES
There will be occasions when our services will not be upto your expectations Please do not hesitate to register your complaints. It will only help us serve you better.
· Every grievance will be duly acknowledged.
· We aim to settle your genuine complaints within 10 working days of its receipt.
· Suggestions/Complaint boxes are also provided at various locations in the hospital.
· We will explain the reasons and the time we will take to resolve.
· Name, designation and telephone number of the nodal officer concerned is duly displayed at the Reception. Please do not hesitate to register your complaints. It will only help us serve you better.
Every grievance will be duly acknowledged and rectified at the earliest.
Dr. G S Asokan
Designation –Public Grievance Officer
Contact No- 9976388886
Meeting Hours 09:00AM to 01:00PM
CODE OF ETHICS FOR STAFF & STUDENTS
This Code of Ethics of Tagore dental College & Hospital, articulates the behaviour we expect of all members of our community—faculty, students,. The Code reflects our values and our day-to-day professional aspirations for carrying out our mission by caring for our patients, teaching, learning, conducting research, and interacting with our colleagues. Our core values and their associated behaviours emerged from a collaborative effort by all members of our community and they apply to us all.
Our five core values are: Respect, Truth, Responsibilities, Fairness, and Compassion. These core values and their associated behaviours in the manner are described as follows.
We at Tagore Dental College & Hospital treat all people as we would expect them to treat us.
We acknowledge the dignity, humanity, and sense of self of everyone. We understand that our colleagues and patients come from varied cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. We treat everyone with the same degree of acceptance and deference. We maintain a collegial relationship with all members of the Tagore community. We understand that, by the way we appear and how we behave, we project the image of the School. We are committed to carrying ourselves in a professional manner.
SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH AND TELL THE TRUTH AT ALL TIMES.
We adhere to our rules of conduct as written in our Code of Student Conduct, and in our Faculty Handbook, and in the Human Resources Manual. We are open and honest to all about our adherence to these rules and address disciplinary matters with consistency, honesty, and openness.
WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO OTHERS AND TO OURSELVES AND TAKE OWNERSHIP IN THE WELL-BEING OF OUR SCHOOL AND COLLEAGUES.
We are all responsible for promoting and establishing this Code and our values in the Tagore community. We talk proactively with colleagues about our Code and values, especially those colleagues who are operating outside the Code.
We carefully balance our roles in healthcare and education. We help Tagore to succeed in its roles of treating patients, educating dentists, and conducting research.
We treat others equally and consistently. No one must ever feel that they are treated with bias or prejudicial behaviour by any member of the Tagore community. We do not tolerate unfairness.
WE EXERCISE UNDERSTANDING AND EMPATHY TOWARD OUR PATIENTS AND COLLEAGUES.
As administrators, faculty, staff, and student body, we care for the School as an institution and for each of our colleagues and patients as individuals.
CODE OF ETHICS FOR STAFF
The teachers should practice and demonstrate (role-model) interactions with patients that stress listening attentively, communicating clearly, understanding and solving patient problems, and always placing the welfare of the patient above personal interests.
Should accept and embrace cultural diversity, beliefs, different ways of thinking, and others’ priorities that are present among patients, faculty, staff, and other students.
Should maintain and promote a safe environment that prevents harassment of any nature at all levels and never abuse authority.
Should value other staff members and expect fellow faculty and students to treat them with respect and confidence as competent professionals.
Should treat intellectual property appropriately..
Should “treat” or “care for” patients—and never “work on” patients.
Be truthful in communications with patients about all aspects of dental care (diagnosis and treatment recommendations).
Should demonstrate to students how to communicate with patients in a truthful manner.
Should demonstrate to students how to describe clearly advantages and disadvantages of treatment alternatives to patients so that together can make the best possible decisions about their care.
Assume a responsibility to maintain our own professional development and assure that teaching materials are accurate, up to date, and appropriately credited.
Practice evidence-based decision-making in both patient care and in the classroom.
Should clearly demonstrate to students the importance of making decisions based on truth.
Readily admit when things go wrong or mistakes are made and take responsibility to make things right as soon as possible.
Always consistently act in good faith and work to build confidence in the credibility of TDC faculty.
Acknowledge that you are ultimately responsible for the quality of patient care in treatment centres—it should be everyone’s highest priority. Work with students to ensure that all patients under your supervision are treated well.
Make sure that what you teach and what you do will give the highest priority to the welfare of the patient at the highest level.
Enthusiastically encourage participation in community health care programs.
Support an environment that proactively prevents wrongdoing. Identify and report wrongdoing in the appropriate manner and promote others to do the same without fear of retribution.
Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of discussion about patients, students, and co-workers.
Honour time commitments, being punctual for lectures, labs, clinic, and meetings, and be are respectful of the time constraints of others.
Understand that teaching and learning is an active participatory process and that, in a profession that requires life-long learning, should take a proactive responsibility for our role in learning.
Should be fair and equal treatment of patients.
Understand their obligation to avoid bias when interacting with students.
Strongly support policies that eliminate all forms of prejudicial treatment.
Create an environment where everyone feels safe in expressing their opinions and concerns.
Deal with wrongdoing (detecting and reporting) with no bias.
Do not retaliate or allow others to retaliate for negative reports or evaluations.
We apply the rules of professional conduct and standards for student evaluation fairly.
Serve as role models for compassion in dealings with all patients.
Remember what it was like being a dental student. Understand that the road toward competence and proficiency is a work in progress and strive to support students through their struggles.
Work cooperatively with students to solve problems.
Strive to understand all sides of a story.
Understand that there may be external factors affecting the performance of others.
Understand that being compassionate toward everyone creates a positive environment for all.
CODE OF ETHICS FOR STUDENTS
Should demonstrate commitment to professionalism in dentistry by respecting patient autonomy, by listening to patients and understanding their needs, by explaining clearly and thoroughly the treatment options and procedures, and by always placing patient welfare above personal interests.
Should accept and embrace cultural diversity, beliefs, different ways of thinking, and others’ priorities that are present among our patients, faculty, staff, and other students.
Treat the Tagore facility and the environment that we all share as if it were our own.
Respect the contributions and work of others.
Should “treat” or “care for” patients—and never “work on” patients.
As health care providers, should be committed to the principle that our patients not only require excellent treatment but also complete and clear information.
Be truthful with all patients regarding options for treatment, expected outcomes, risks and benefits, costs, time frame of treatment, and possible complications.
Be truthful to faculty and honest in performances on exams and the completion of homework and patient procedures.
Be truthful in obtaining faculty signatures and keeping honest records.
Understand that learning to provide patient care correctly ranks above grades and points and personal interests.
Assist colleagues when they are in need and always strive to be positive contributors to the Tagore community at large.
Report misconduct and participate in the process of peer review. Complete assignments on time and take responsibility for your education.
Learn how to communicate effectively with diverse personalities and populations.
Learn to understand and comply with legal documentation.
Learn the limits of our skills and practice within them.
Honour time commitments, being punctual for lectures, labs, clinic, and meetings.
Learn professional obligations and learn to assess and resolve ethical dilemmas.
Treat every patient equally with no favouritism, and with no prejudice.
Understand that are all here to succeed. Discourage destructive “cutthroat” competitiveness.
Understand that all students are classmates and part of a healthcare team. Be unselfish to ensure that your classmates must have equal access to clinical facilities and patients.
Appreciate that patients may be fearful and may have difficulty understanding the information you provide. They may also have difficulty responding to your questions and statements. Listen carefully and patiently, seeking to empathize with them and to provide reassurance.
Work cooperatively to achieve success, without undercutting others.
Understand that being compassionate toward everyone creates a positive environment for all.