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The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology is considered as the backbone of Dentistry as it deals with the diagnosis of all the dental diseases. Further it is considered special as this department is a combination of Oral Medicine as well as Maxillofacial Radiology. Further, this department serves as a connecting link between dentistry and Medicine. The department serves and thrives to teach the students regarding the diagnosis and treatment protocol of different head and neck medical diseases. Since the oral cavity is considered as the mirror of the overall health of the individual, the students are made well aware of all these signs and symptoms. The department also imparts knowledge regarding the various psychological conditions having oral implications and vice versa. In a nutshell, the oral medicine department works as a part of a multi-disciplinary patient care team.
Training in Maxillofacial Radiology includes the knowledge and expertise in the acquisition and interpretation of radiographic images including IOPA’s and other intraoral as well as extraoral techniques. Training also includes the expertise in conventional and advanced maxillofacial imaging including CT and MRI as well.
Oral Medicine is that area of special competence concerned with the oral health of the patient for maintenance of overall health of an individual. It includes those Principles of Medicine that relate to the mouth, as well as research in biological, pathological and clinical spheres. Oral Medicine includes the diagnosis and medical management of diseases specific to the orofacial tissues and of oral manifestations of systemic diseases. It further includes the management of behavioral disorders and the oral and dental treatment of medically compromised patients. The subject also includes training in Maxillofacial Radiology and Imaging. Additionally emphasis is laid on Oral Cancer screening, Radiotherapy and management of Oro-facial Pain disorders. Forensic Odontology, an upcoming subject is an integral part of Oral Medicine and Radiology.
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|Undergraduate Clinic||The undergraduate clinic is well equipped with top end modern dental chairs and also has adequate equipment according to DCI norms. The UG students are trained in diagnosis, investigations and treatment of Maxillofacial diseases.|
|Postgraduate Clinic||The postgraduate clinic and lab is well equipped with top end modern dental chairs and also has adequate equipment according to DCI norms. The PG students are trained in diagnosis, advanced chair side investigations and latest treatment protocols of diseases pertaining to Maxillofacial region. They are also trained to deal with medically compromised and geriatric patients and advanced imaging techniques such as CT, MRI etc. Further they are trained in medico legal aspects of patients.|
|Radiographic interpretation room||The Radiographic interpretation room is well equipped with X ray view boxes and the equipment to analyse the images.|
Admissions are made on the basis of merit of NEET examination conducted by the authorised agencies of the Central Govt. and through Counselling.