DEPARTMENT OF PERIODONTICS & IMPLANTOLOGY
The Department of Periodontics specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and conditions of the structures that surround the teeth (gingiva and bone) and placement of dental implants. It provides knowledge, instructions and clinical experience dealing with the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the supporting tissues of teeth and their substitutes such as dental implants. In the clinical component, the students are trained to become proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including the management of advanced cases, which require interaction with other clinical disciplines. The students are given personal attention and they are monitored step wise.
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DEPARTMENT LAYOUT AREA : 2200 Sq ft.
TEACHING AND LEARNING ASPECTS
The clinical posting schedule is put-up immediately as the students enter into their third (3 postings), final year(3 postings) and CRRI(1 month posting)
The mentorship programme is perfectly followed in this department. The clinical cases and case discussions are evaluated by the mentors and viva is conducted along with allotment of cases and at the completion of the cases.
The third year and final year students are posted in the department in batches. The third year students are taught the basics of scaling- grips, rests, instruments, sterilization, sharpening, arrangement of instruments. They work on models before starting on patients. The quota of cases is 75 scaling procedure in third and final year, 5 long case recordings and 5 short case recordings in final year.
CLINICAL STUDENT TRAINING:
Patient registration followed by Examination , Diagnosis and treatment plan under staff guidance with patient consent
Simple cases will be allotted to students and advanced cases to interns followed by examination and investigations for advanced cases, Case discussion, patient education and consent, treatment by students (or) Interns under staff guidance with follow up.
Problem based learning is also encouraged in the clinical department.
List of procedures observed by the students and interns :
List of procedures performed by the students :
List of procedures performed by interns :
The Department of Periodontology has formulated standard operating procedures for infection control that includes personal protection methods and ware, sterilization methods and mandatory work practices, to prevent transmission of diseases. Disinfected area and workstation, sterilized instruments and ware maintains infection control.
Student feedback will be taken regularly, analysed and discussed with the HOD and other staff members during the staff meetings to identify and rectify the mistakes.
The Department of Periodontology functions from 8.30 am to 3.15 pm on all days except Sundays and National Holidays and half a day on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1 pm.
The Department of Periodontics and Implantology follows high ethical standards in the conduct of research with the primary goal of “Benefit for Patient”.
List of the Treatment procedure available for patients
Research works :
All faculties in the department possess knowledge, skill and competence to conduct research and guide students in the conduct of research.
Research works carried out by students : 29
Research works carried out by staff : 15
Total no. of publications done : 87
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Dr.Chitraa R.Chandran M.D.S. – Principal and Head of the Department of Periodontics
Dr.Chitraa R.Chandran graduated from Government Dental College, Madras in 1988 and has a varied teaching experience of 30 years. She received “Best Teacher Award” awarded by The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University for the year 2012. She is a passionate teacher. She was a member of Board of studies for MDS at the TN DR MGR Medical University in 2016. Her interest is in surgical Periodontics and she has 33 years of private practise and 28 years of academic experience. She has a keen interest in esthetic surgeries.
Dr. B. Bhuvaneswari M.D.S. – Reader
Dr. Bhuvaneswari. B graduated in the year 2010 from Ragas Dental college and has a teaching experience of 8 years. She has a keen interest on periodontal regenerative procedures.
Dr. T. Parthasaradhi M.D.S. – Reader
Dr.Parthasaradhi graduated from Ragas Dental College in 2011 and has a teaching experience of 6 years. He has an interest in periodontal research and advanced periodontal surgeries.
Dr. R. Priyadarshni M.D.S. – Reader
Dr Priyadarshini graduated from Sri Ramachandra Dental College in 2012 and has 6 years of teaching experience. She specialises in Regenerative Periodontal therapy, Papilla reconstruction and ridge augmentation and treatment of Periimplantitis.
Dr. Juala Catherine M.D.S. – Senior Lecturer
Dr. Juala Catherine completed her Masters in Periodontics from Ragas Dental College in 2016 and has a teaching experience of 2 years. She has an interest in Tissue Engineering and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Vignesh Vikram M.D.S. – Senior Lecturer
Dr.Vignesh Vikram graduated from Meenakshi Ammal Dental College in 2014 and has a teaching experience of 1 year. He has an interest in socket preservation and guided bone regeneration.
Dr. A. Nandhini B.D.S- Lecturer
Dr. Nandhini. A is an alumni of Tagore dental college and hospital and has been working here as a lecturer since 2018.
Soft tissue surgical procedures like frenectomies, Hypertrophic lesion surgery, operculectomy procedures, gingival contouring, uncovering submerged implants and periodontal surgeries. Diodes of 810-980 nm are used in the disinfection of periodontal pockets and Low level laser therapy (LLLT).
It has several advantages like reliability and visual access of the area operated. Higher hemostasis control without harming to the tissue, faster Tissue recovery and can perform procedures with topical anesthesia itself.
Electrosurgical procedures with “electrocautery equipment” are useful in achieving bloodless surgery. Electrosurgery operation is advantageous as it has little post-operative pain, minimal bleeding, less chair time, patient satisfaction and yields good result. It can be used for cosmetic correction of gingival appearance and for various other purposes like biopsy procedure, Incision and drainage, Grafting procedure, gingival surgery related to Dental implants, coagulation of soft tissues and Desensitizing procedures.
MAGNIFICATION LOUPES WITH MICROSURGICAL UNIT:
With the increasing demand for aesthetics in clinical practice. Innovative techniques like periodontal microsurgical procedures have been developed to replace the lost interdental gingiva, which rectifies phonetic problems and cosmetic deficiencies, and to achieve more accurate predictability in periodontal regenerative procedures. Atraumatic handling of soft tissues is achievable with periodontal microsurgical instruments by using Magnification loupes.
ORAL IRRIGATION DEVICE:
Power driven Oral irrigation devices plays an important role in promoting the periodontal health by reducing pathogenic bacteria and their toxins, especially in certain inaccessible areas of oral cavity like deep pockets, furcation involvements, implant crown and bridge and orthodontic patients.
It can also be used as a combination with anti microbial therapy.
HUFREIDY- PERI-IMPLANT MAINTENACE KIT:
Plastic Curette scalers instruments used to debride Infected and necrotic tissues around the Dental implant (peri implantitis). Procedure with this instruments not only controls periodontal destruction but also aids in re-osseointegration there by increasing the implant survival rate.
Air polishing has a reliable effect on periodontal disease during maintenance therapy especially in mild and moderate disease. It could remove soft deposits and improve Periodontal health status.
ULTRASONIC CLEANER SYSTEM:
Low-temperature sterilization processes like ultrasonic cleaning system facilitates cleaning of the instruments without the usage of chemicals to reduce the risk of cross-infection.
SONIC TOOTH BRUSH SYTEM:
A sonic toothbrush is a type of electric toothbrush that uses specific technology to remove plaque and clean teeth. It emits sonic waves — as many as 16,000 strokes per minute — to vibrate the brush. The sonic waves massage the salivary glands, which increases saliva flow and assists with cleaning teeth.
HU-FRIEDY’S – ARAKANSA SHARPENING STONE KIT:
It is necessary to sharpen instruments to maintain efficiency and ensure optimal treatment. It will have benefits like including increased tactile sensitivity for the operator, increased patient comfort and increased control of the instrument. Thus it leads to improved safety for both the patient and operator.
Electric Pulp Tester:
Pulp vitality testing is only one facet of oral diagnosis, which is crucial in monitoring the health of the dental pulp. It provide valuable diagnostic and treatment planning information for the clinician in Endo –Perio Lesions
The Department Has All Equipments And Instruments As Per The DCI Norms...,
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