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.



Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the replacement of oral and extra oral facial structure to improve function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient. Treatment modalities include complete denture, removable partial denture, fixed dental prosthesis, dental implants and Maxillo facial Prosthesis.

BACKGROUND                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Department was established in 2007. Following numerous reconstructions, the Department was relocated to the present building. All departments of the Faculty of Dentistry are located in this modern, 4-storey building. The Department of Prosthodontics is comprised of a speciality clinic and a preclinical lab on two different floors, which have been specially developed for the specialised treatment of the Department’s patients and for the dental student’s training.


  • Upgraded to PG department
  • State of the art infrastructure and equipment
  • Separate UG and PG clinics
  • Dedicated team of teaching staff
  • Fully functional ceramic lab
  • Well stocked library
  • Separate implant clinic with advanced implant kits, surgical equipment and RVG.
  • Exclusive maxillofacial material kit for MFP cases.
  • Separate typhodont lab for UG and PG
  • Seminar room for presentations
  • Museum which includes many patient and student educational models
  • Many ongoing and completed research projects by students and staff
  • Around 100 publications in national and international journals by students and staff


            The dental specialty concerned with the making of artificial replacements for missing teeth, parts of the mouth and facial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. The discipline of prosthodontics covers a broad area and includes fixed, removable, hybrid (semifixed), maxillo-facial prosthodontics, Implant prosthodontics.

Fixed prosthodontics replacement of missing teeth with restorations that are permanently attached to the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient.

Removable prosthodontics is replacement of missing teeth and associated structures with restorations that are removed by the patient on a daily basis. These restorations derive their support from the teeth and/or bone and soft tissues. Few varieties of removable option,

  • A complete denture replaces all the missing teeth while a removable partial denture replaces one or more missing teeth.
  • overdenture which derives some support from underlying retained natural teeth that have been endodontically treated and reduced to a low profile
  •  immediate denture which is a prosthesis that is delivered the same day a tooth or the remaining teeth are extracted.

Hybrid prosthesis also called fixed-detachable dentures, are a way to replace missing teeth and gum tissue with a prosthesis, attached to dental implants.

Maxillo-facial prosthodontics replacement of missing teeth, associated structures and facial tissues.

Implants prosthetic device made of alloplastic material fixed into the oral tissue to provide support for a fixed or removable dental prosthesis


dental bridge is a structure that connects adjacent natural teeth in order to replace missing teeth

Bridges can help:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position


We all dream of having a whiter, nicer and more attractive smile. Teeth naturally wear down and are more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance, abnormal spacing between their teeth that widens with age. One option that could help you boost your self-esteem and feel happier with your teeth is smile designing. It can make your dreams come true and correct some of the imperfections that you feel particularly conscious about. These may be recommended to cover a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength and to improve its appearance. Here are few options for it


Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure to help improve the colour, shape and position of teeth, including chipped teeth. The dental veneer is made from a thin layer of porcelain fitted over the front facing surface of tooth. The procedure has been likened to false nails being stuck on top of real nails. Once fitted, a veneer should last for many years, but just like normal teeth, they can be broken or chipped.





Dr C.J. Venkatakrishnan – HOD & PROFESSOR

He has completed his BDS from Govt Dental College, chennai in 1997 and MDS in Prosthodontics from the same institution in 2002. Fellow of International College of Dentists. Fellow of Indian Society for Dental Research. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics:- Completed the clinical course in Maxillofacial rehabilitation from Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Technologists (UK). Implantology:- Completed the NOBEL FELLOW PROGRAMME, in implant and esthetic dentistry, Chennai July 2006 – March 2007. Completed PhD in the year 2018. Secretary of Indian Prosthodontic Society Tamil Nadu and Puducherry State Branch. EC member of Indian Prosthodontic Society. Member of Editorial board in Indian Prosthodontic Society, Indian Journal of Dental Research and Clinical Dental update and Research. Outside Expert panel – Thesis advisory committee member for Saveetha university and SRM University. He is having a good number of publications in national and international journals.


Dr. Jacob Mathew Philip- READER

He has completed his BDS from Saveetha Dental College in 2007 and MDS in Prosthodontics from the same institution in 2010, with ten gold medals. He holds a CITI certificate on BIO- MEDICAL RESEARCH from University of MIAMI USA. His interests include research and publication. He has more than 50 publications to his credit of which more than 20 are in pubmed and scopus indexed journals. He is passionate about guiding budding dentists in research projects and presently pursuing PhD.

  Dr M. Narasimman- READER

He has completed his BDS from Ragas Dental College in 2006 and MDS in Prosthodontics from the same institution in 2010. He is working in implants for about a decade. He conducted a Dental council of India certified Implant programme. He delivered many lectures in National and international conferences. He finished his CAD CAM training in Germany.  He is having a good number of publications in national and international journals regarding implants.

Dr M. Rathinavel Pandiyan- READER

He has completed his BDS from SRM Dental College in 2011 and MDS in Prosthodontics from Sri Balaji dental college in 2014. He is presently working as Reader in the Department of Prosthodontics at Tagore Dental College, Chennai. His interest includes research and publication. He has around 10 publications to his credit. He is interested in Digital dentistry and research.

  Dr Helen Mary Abraham - SENIOR LECTURER

She has finished her BDS with seven Proficiencies from Vinayaka Missions Dental College, Salem in 2010 and MDS in Prosthodontics from Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in 2014. She guides the students in Preclinical Prosthodontics of Removable and Fixed Prosthesis, as well as students in their clinical cases. She is passionate about guiding students in Research Projects and also has 27 publications to her credit out of which more than 15 are in Scopus and other indexed journals.

  Dr N. Vivek Rajasimhan- SENIOR LECTURER

He has completed BDS in Ragas Dental College, Chennai in 2012, have done one year diploma course in digital visual media in image institute and have done six months senior internship in 2013, at dental wing of government Stanley hospital, Chennai. He has completed 5 yrs diploma in Carnatic music from Kalakshetra foundation, Chennai. Completed MDS in prosthodontics in Indira Gandhi institute of dental sciences Pondicherry, had won best poster award in prosthodontics national conference, Hyderabad 2015 and have presented research paper in PG convention, Nagpur 2015. His area of interest in CAD/CAM, maxillo facial prosthetics and Guided implant surgery.

  Dr N. Nithiyarajan- SENIOR LECTURER

He has completed BDS from Annamalai University in 2008, Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research and Management in Jaipur National University in 2012 and completed M.D.S in the department of Prosthodontics and crown & bridge from SRM university in the year 2017. He has won best postgraduate award for the year 2017 from Tamilnadu Indian Prosthodontic society and also won Gold medal in the Post graduation from SRM University. He has collective experience in general dentistry and Consultant Prosthodontics in various corporate hospitals. His areas of interest are Oral Implantology and Maxillofacial prosthodontics, Digital dentistry and smile designing. He has done many scientific presentations in state level and international level conferences and also done few scientific publications.

    Dr B. Tamizhesai -SENIOR LECTURER

She has completed BDS and diploma in hospital management in Annamalai university, chidambaram 2008, worked as refresher in general dentistry in Christian Medical college, Vellore 2009 and as chief general dentist in Hindu mission hospital and cosh hospital, Tambaram 2010-2013 and Completed her post graduation in prosthodontics in Sri Balaji Dental college and Hospital, Pallikaranai 2013-2016, worked as zonal consultant Prosthodontist and clinical head in chain of Corporate hospitals in Chennai. Had won best table clinic in Tamilnadu government dental college, 2013. Her expertise includes Full Mouth Rehabilitation and oral implantology.


He has secured both his undergraduate and pot graduate degree from the most reputed “TN DR. M.G.R Medical University” with work experience of four year which included both general dentistry and prosthodontics. His expertise includes implant related prosthetics and also interested in full mouth rehabilitation

   Dr. Navin Bharathy, MDS - SENIOR LECTURER

He has completed his UG from Tagore Dental College and Hospital and PG from Vivekananda Dental College, Erode.

  Dr S. David- TUTOR

He has graduated BDS degree from TAGORE DENTAL COLLEGE under TN Dr MGR Medical University in 2014. He has been working in Tagore dental college from Sep 2014 to till date. He has been in private practice for about four years.

   Dr. J. Nithya, BDS - TUTOR

Completed Bachelor of Dental Services from Dr. Ramakrishna Dental College. Coimbatore. She has attended many CDE programs and workshops

   Dr. P. Suganya, BDS - TUTOR

Completed Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Saveetha Dental College, Chennai. She has UG Teaching experience of 12 years. Has attended many National Conferences and Seminars




It’s the state of the art Induction / Centrifugal casting machine named as LC CAST 600T manufactured by VOP. Its automatic tabletop unit with high frequency induction melting and centrifugal casting. Designed for casting dental cobalt chromium, nickel chromium and precious alloys.  Helps in fabrication of metal ceramic crowns and bridges and cast partial denture frameworks and also for fabrication of substructure for hybrid prosthesis in the department of prosthodontics.


It’s a product by Ivoclar Vivadent named as Programat P310 ceramic furnace imported from Germany. The furnace is equipped with numerous Ivoclar Vivadent programs. It helps in immediate use of the furnace without programming for firing of ceramicfor the fabrication of metal ceramic crowns and bridges.


Department is equipped with MIS Implant surgical kit with various sizes ofosteotomy drill, along with a Physio dispenserwhich is adevice designed for surgical implant operations. This device enabling us to embed the implants in to the bone with the help of osteotomy drills. The dispenser which we have in department is a product of NSK, imported from Japan named as Surgic XT, Advance surgical system with high precision torque control. Every part of the dispenser can be sterilizedto prevent spreading of infection in to the operation wound



It produces high magnification images of sample by scanning the surface with a focused beam of electrons with a different magnifications. It helps in analysis of the dental materials for research purpose. The equipment which is used in the department is provided by MIC RON OPTIK, model name - PRIME – optic zoom stereo Trinocular microscope.




It’s the latest imaging technique (digital radiography), which is used in dental implantology operating section of the department. It helps in assessing implant treatment planning and surgical procedure with minimal exposure to radiation. Radiograph is taken using a sensor which is provided by Clear Ray company along with a software CR 100 LAB –IS version 1.4.72




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“PRE-CLINICAL SKILLS EXCELLENCE COMPETITION” It was being conducted for the past 5yrs and this year as a 6th edition it was held on 12

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“LIVE CLINICAL WORKSHOP IN SINGLE IMPLANT RESTORATION” It was conducted on 25.10.2017 (wednesday).The Invited speakers for the day was

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“GERIATRIC DAY CAMP” A Denture treatment camp was planned by the Indian Prosthodontics Society Tamilnadu State Branch and they wished

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