Periodontology

Overview

The department of Periodontics is one of the leading specialty with advanced scientific and evidence based treatment in the management of gums and bone diseases. Since its inception in the year 2006 at IGIDS it has been striving sincerely to impart students with the fundamental periodontal skills and offer clinical care to the community. The department of Periodontology provides knowledge and clinical experience dealing with the etiology, diagnosis, management and prevention of periodontal diseases. The department also offers a graduate and a three year postgraduate program leading to Master of Dental Surgery degree awarded by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth. The curriculum is approved and accredited by the Dental Council of India.

Department Goal

  • To provide basic and advanced knowledge in Periodontology through clinical and research activities thereby to improve the skills in clinical diagnosis and management of periodontal diseases

Department Objective

  • To understand the etiopathogenesis and risk factors of periodontal diseases
  • To correlate the other disciplines of dentistry with periodontal health
  • To train the undergraduate & postgraduate students in the art and science of non surgical and surgical periodontal therapy through evidence based approach
  • Should be center of excellence for periodontal regeneration & Implantology
  • To gain global outreach through national and international publications

Facilities

The department has a host of equipments required for all its clinical services provided to the dental patients and the training of its student. The department is equipped with Semi automatic dental chairs, ultra sonic unit, Piezoelectric unit, utrasonic scaler tips (interdental & surface scaler tip), autoclave. Instruments such as – mouth mirror, Williams periodontal probe, tweezer, explorer and WHO probe. The department also has scaling and root planning instruments such as – U 15/30, curettes (gracey).

MUSEUM

The department museum has various models on the display highlighting stages of periodontal diseases to impart subject knowledge to the BDS students.

SEMINAR ROOM

The department is facilitated with a spacious seminar room having 13 tables and a black board. Clinical oriented lectures are conducted by the faculty to help students to gain knowledge. Clinical oriented posters done by final year students are displayed in the seminar room.

PG DEPARTMENT FACILITIES

Following are some of the facilities available with the PG department
Minor surgical enclave, Implant clinic equipped with Implant kit & physio dispenser, Piezotome –piezoelectric surgical instruments, lasers and microsurgical instruments, magnifying loops, electro cartridge, PG room with locker, computer, printer & LCD and digital camera. The PG department also has various books and journals for the PG students to refer and study.

UNDERGRADUATE CLINIC

The undergraduate clinic is located in the second floor of the new block. The clinic is spread across 4000 square feet and is equipped with 34 dental chairs. 15 dental chairs are equipped with ultrasonic scaler units. All the cases will be discussed and monitored by faculty team. The department has a mentor – mentee system in place (1 : 1) for the clinical training of undergraduates.

POSTGRADUATE CLINIC

The post graduate clinic is located in the third floor of the new block and is spread across for 4000 square feet. This includes PG clinic, PG common work room, Departmental library & reading room, Central sterilization area and a seminar room. The PG clinic is equipped with 12 state of art dental chairs. A separate unit for laser therapy is provided. Post graduates perform advanced surgical procedures under the guidance of efficient faculty team. For specialized esthetic surgeries and minimal invasive surgeries, surgical loupes are available.

MINOR SURGICAL ENCLAVE

The minor surgical enclave is located in the third floor of the new block adjacent to the postgraduate clinic and is spread across for 500 square feet. It is equipped with one dental chair, Laser unit and digital radiography unit. Special surgical cases and implant cases are carried out here.

Curriculum

The department of Periodontology & Implantology provides knowledge on evidence based decision making, etiology of periodontal disease, relationship between periodontal disease & systemic health, periodontal pathology, treatment of periodontal diseases, periodontal maintenance, ethical , legal and practical issues in the management of periodontal patients and oral Implantology. The curriculum of department of periodotology and oral Implantology trains the undergraduate and postgraduate students to become proficient in the skills required for specialist practice with an emphasis on practical skills, treatment planning, disease prevention, and provision of specialist care in either primary or secondary care settings. They will be trained in professional judgment making and to implement clinical solutions in response to problems by developing evidence based treatment plan and taking an holistic approach to solving problems and designing treatment plans.

The students will be taught to perform all appropriate clinical examinations proficiently, collecting biological, psychological and social information needed to evaluate the oral and related medical conditions for all patients. They will be trained to provide clinical and surgical care to the highest technical standards in line with current knowledge and with the full and valid consent of patients and in the delivery of preventive and interventional care as part of the comprehensive treatment plan.They will be guided to become an effective and efficient leader of a multi-professional team practicing Periodontics.

Faculty