“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.).
ADVANCED TREATMENTS (CORE COMPETENCIES):
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 was followed in both theoretical and clinical skill based learning.
Total Publications: 52
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 anesthesia (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 .
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 (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 .
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 of non restorable, retained and mobile primary teeth is done under local anaesthesia .
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Dr R Jayaprakash MDS, Professor
Dr R Jayaprakash graduated in the year 2008 from Saveetha University and has a teaching experience of 10 years. Area of Research Expertise: Dental Traumatology, Pediatric Orthodontics, Special Care Dentistry. He has sixteen national and international publications to his credit.
Dr. S. Lakshmi Priya MDS, Senior Lecturer
Dr. S. Lakshmi Priya has Four years of academic experience and is actively involved in mentoring students in the field of pedodontics. She is skilled in pediatric endodontics, interceptive & preventive management of pediatric patients. She has 3 International & 2 National publications to her credit and her area of interest is behavior management of child patients.
Dr M Kameshwaran MDS, Senior Lecturer
Dr M Kameshwaran graduated in the year 2017 from KSR institute of dental science and research has two year of academic experience. He has three international and one national publication. He is skilled in the field of clinical psychology, preventive and interceptive therapy and pursuing clinical hypnotherapy.
DR. Gayathri. K MDS, Senior Lecturer
Gold medallist in Bachelor of Dental surgery. Graduated with Master degree in the year 2019 from Thai Moogambigai dental college, Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute. One International and 2 National publications. Skilled in Pediatric endodontics and areas of interest are Special care dentistry, Child Psychology and Clinical techniques in Behaviour management.
Dr Subashini BDS, Lecturer
Dr Subashini has completed her BDS from Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College. She has eight years of academic experience in Tagore dental college.
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