TAGORE DENTAL COLLEGE
AND HOSPITAL


NAAC - Institutional Assessment & Accreditation - B + (from 31/3/2021) Track ID: TNCOGN100628 / AISHE ID: C-45457. Recognised by Dental Council of India - Department of Health and Family Welfare,Govt. of India. Affliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University.

DEPARTMENT OF PEDODONTICS AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRIC AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

“Comprehensive training and care focused on children”

The Department provides training in comprehensive oral health care for pediatric patients. The mission of our pediatric dental clinic reflects our belief that children deserve the best of oral health care. Our clinics provide comprehensive oral health examinations, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealants, restorative procedures (fillings, crowns, etc.), extractions and minor surgical procedures, space-maintainers, athletic mouth guard, interceptive orthodontic when applicable, and urgent care (trauma, infection, etc.).

UNIQUE FEATURES

  • A child friendly reception area which is a ‘visual treat for children’.
  • Facility for provision of dental care under general anaesthesia for very young, extremely uncooperative and disabled children.
  • Special Care Clinic for Diagnosis and management of Individuals with special health care needs.
  • Strong Emphasis on prevention of Oro-dental diseases in children by providing preventive procedures and appropriate parent and child counselling.
  • Unique School dental clinics with mobile dental van for schools around Rathinamangalam for providing basic dental care for children in the school premises itself.
  • The department runs an exclusive school health program for underprivileged children of schools around Rathinamangalam.

ADVANCED TREATMENTS (CORE COMPETENCIES):

  • Rotary Endodontic- treatment of primary, young permanent and permanent teeth
  • Management of harmful oral habits and malocclusions in children
  • Full mouth rehabilitation under chair-side and general anaesthesia
  • Interceptive, preventive orthodontics and Myofunctional therapy
  • Dental care for Special Health Care needs children
  • Esthetic pediatric dentistry
  • Preventive dentistry.

Revamping of the Teaching Skills:

The preceptors of the department are continuously enriching their skills which are necessary to engage the scholarly activities. They are involved in development of professional activities, designing and development of curriculum and creating eminent scholars, clinicians, leaders and efficient administrators for the future.

Unique teaching methodology is followed in both theoretical and clinical skill based learning.

  1. PROBLEM BASED LEARNING: Topics are discussed as problems/conditions and students discuss the clinical features and work out a treatment plan for the same.
  2. EVIDENCE BASED DENTISTRY- Students discuss the current concepts with the help of articles and other E- resources
  3. FLIPPED CLASSROOM -PPT given to the students 1 week prior to the lecture session and students are asked to learn the basic concepts of the topic.
  4. MICROTEACHING/ PEER ASSISTED LEARNING - Students are divided into small groups of 5-6 students per faculty and small topics are taken by students for the other students in that group.
  5. GROUP ACTIVITY - Students divided into small groups and asked to solve a set of MCQs regarding the topic before and after the session.

  Total Publications: 47

TREATMENT DONE 

PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

            Preventive dentistry is an exclusive specialization in the field of pediatric dentistry that targets the prevention of dental diseases in children .The treatment performed in this specialization includes scaling, fluoride applications and pit and fissure sealants.  Recent materials like Silver Diamine Fluoride are also being used.

SPECIAL CARE DENTISTRY

Children with special needs are those who have certain disability that restricts them in performing daily life activities .We the pediatric dentists have  the esteemed responsibility of providing comprehensive  oral  health  care to patient with  special health care needs .

FULL MOUTH REHABLITATION UNDER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

General anaesthesia (GA) is utilized for patients to provide comprehensive and high quality dental care when conventional dental treatment is not an option. Routine dental procedures for children are performed under GA for various reasons, including for patients of a very young age, uncooperative patients with complex medical/physical/mental conditions, with a need for extensive treatment.

MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Minor surgical procedures like frenectomy, operculectomy, splinting of traumatized teeth are carried out  at chair side under local anaesthesia .

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

Restoration of carious  lesions in primary and young permanent teeth continues to be one of the important services  that the pediatric dentist provide for children in order to avoid  future complicated treatment that the child may require.  Esthetic restoration of traumatized young permanent anterior teeth is also done

PULP THERAPY

Pulp therapy (pulpotomy , pulpectomy ) is one of the significant treatment which is performed by the pediatric dentist for a pulpally inflamed primary tooth in order to preserve the tooth in the arch to hold space for the erupting permanent tooth .

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT   , APEXIFICATION , APEXOGENESIS

            Root Canal Treatment is performed in pulpally inflamed permanent teeth with complete root formation. Apexification ,Apexogenesis is performed  in pulpally inflamed  young  permanent teeth with incomplete root formation using advanced  bioactive materials like MTA and Biodentine .

 STAINLESS STEEL CROWNS AND ANTERIOR ESTHETIC CROWNS

Stainless steel crowns are full coronal restorations which maintain the integrity of pulpally treated primary and young permanent teeth and are also indicated for teeth with multi surface caries. Anterior esthetic crowns  like strip  crowns , poly carbonate and acrylic crowns are given to maintain the esthetics  and function of  traumatized and  carious teeth  which are treated pulpally .

 

PREVENTIVE  AND INTERCEPTIVE ORTHODONTICS 

            Early interventions of  transient  malocclusion in the mixed dentition  period are treated  by procedures like serial extraction ,  myofunctional  therapy  and dentofacial  orthopedics .

HABIT BREAKING APPLIANCES

            Deleterious oral habits like thumb sucking , mouth breathing , lip biting , tongue thrusting etc  which hamper the child ‘s  dentofacial  growth  are treated by removable and fixed habit breaking appliances .

SPACE MAINTAINERS

            Removable and fixed space maintainers are appliances that are given to patients with premature loss of primary teeth in order to preserve the space in the arch for the erupting permanent teeth. Special appliance like Gropers appliance is given for esthetic and functional rehabilitation of primary anterior teeth.

EXTRACTION

            Extraction of non restorable, retained and mobile primary teeth is done under local anaesthesia .

 

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OUR TEAM

   Dr.R.Jayaprakash MDS, Professor and Head of the department

Dr.R.Jayaprakash graduated in the year 2008 from Saveetha University and has a teaching experience of 12 years. His area of expertise a­nd interest include: Dental Traumatology, Pediatric Orthodontics, Special Care Dentistry. He has 16 National publications and 4 International publications to his credit.

DR. Gayathri. K MDS, Senior Lecturer

Dr.Gayathri, is a Gold medallist in her Bachelor of Dental surgery and graduated with Master degree in the year 2019. She has 2 National publications and 3 International publications to her credit. She is Skilled in Pediatric endodontics and her areas of interest include Special care dentistry, Child Psychology and Clinical techniques in Behaviour management of children.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENTS

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Webinar on “Clinical tips in management of traumatic injuries to primary and young permanent teeth” by Dr. Victor Samuel

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, conducted a webinar, on the topic on “Clinical tips in management of traumatic injuries to primary and yo

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Webinar on ‘Pediatric Sleep Apnea” by Dr.Shifa Arshad

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, conducted a webinar, on 6-7-2020 on the topic “Pediatric Sleep Apnea”. The speaker was Dr. Shifa Ar

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Webinar on “NOIS – Nitrous oxide Inhalation sedation in Pediatric dentistry” by Dr.Roshan Rayen

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, conducted a webinar for final year BDS students, on 29-6-2020 on “NOIS- Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Sedation

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Webinar on “Mastering the art of Digital Dental Photography” by Dr.Mayur Davda

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, conducted a webinar, on the topic “Mastering the art of Digital Dental Photography” on 12-7-2020. T

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Webinar on “Pediatric rotary endodontics” by Dr.Ganesh jeevanandan

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, conducted a webinar on 28/06/2021 on the topic “Pediatric Rotary Endodontics”. The speake

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Guest lecture on “Child Psychology and its application in Pediatric dentistry” by Dr.Sivakumar Nuvulla

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, conducted a Guest Lecture for third and final year BDS students, on 25-2-2020 on “Child Psychology and it

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Guest lecture on “Early Childhood caries” by Dr.M.S.Muthu

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, conducted a Guest Lecture for third and final year BDS students on the topic “Early childhood caries&rdqu

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THE BIO-WAY

THE BIO-WAY The  Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry in association with Septodont Health Care India Private conducted CDE Pro

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PRUTEKT

PRUTEKT To sensitize the budding dental professionals against this sensitive issue and to create an awareness about it, A program titled ” P

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SHIKSHAA

SHIKSHAA Tagore Dental college, in association with Department of Pedodontics  & Preventive Dentistry and  Conservative Dentistry co

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HAPPY TEETH

HAPPY TEETH Tagore Dental college, in association with Department of Pedodontics  & Preventive Dentistry and  Conservative Dentistry

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