Periodontology is the specialty that focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of gingiva and other surrounding tissues. The Department of Periodontology at IGIDS offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs along with guideship for Ph.D. programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Sri Balaji Vidhyapeeth Deemed-to-be-University. With the approval of the Dental Council of India the undergraduate program was commenced in the year 2006 and the postgraduate program in 2012.

The department has experienced faculty, all with a postgraduate degree to serve as guides for postgraduate and Ph.D. programs. The undergraduate students are trained in the diagnosis of periodontal diseases and to perform basic gingival and periodontal procedures. They are trained with skills to render non-surgical and preventive periodontal procedure and are introduced to surgical periodontal procedures by observing and assisting. The postgraduate program undertakes a comprehensive training of students incorporating high ethical standards in patient care by making use of the best available technology and by pursuing significant research programs. The postgraduate students learn and master a variety of surgical clinical procedures
and are exposed to various implant systems, use of LASERs, Peizosurgical procedures as a part of their curriculum.

Department Goal : 

  • To provide basic and advanced treatment in Periodontology through integrated scientific
    learning and to be a forerunner in advanced research and clinical practices

Department Objectives :

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


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. 10 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. The UG clinic also has a museum displaying various models. Learning and patient education resources in the form of posters,models and pamphlets are available.

The post graduate clinic is located in the third floor of the new block and is spread across 4000 square feet. This includes PG clinic, PG common work room with locker facilities, Department library & reading room, Central sterilization area and a seminar room. The PG clinic is equipped with 12 state of the art dental chairs. PGs are allotted individual dental chairs with ultrasonic units. Weekly seminars, journal club presentations are conducted in the seminar room. State of the artequipments including peizosurgical unit, physio dispenser, implant kits, laser unit, electrocautery unit, surgical loupes and iontophoresis unit are available to perform advanced surgical procedure.


Approved by Dental Council of India, the undergraduate and postgraduate program is designed to train students in the field of Periodontology and Oral Implantology. The goal of the curriculum is to allow students and residents to attain skills representative of a clinician competent in theoretical and practical aspects of Periodontics. The curriculum includes basics of periodontology, periodontal pathogenesis, gingival and periodontal diseases, periodontal medicine, clinical diagnosis and decision making, evidence based practice, legal and ethical reasoning, patient care, and practice management. The department trains students to bthe level of competency in the skills required for specialist practice either in primary or secondary care settings.

The curriculum is very dynamic undergoing constant changes every year. The curricular changes are approved by the Academic council comprising of Board of studies and Board of management. The syllabus is divided into must know, nice to know and desirable to know areas which makes it student friendly. Teaching learning activities in theory classes include 50% didactic lectures, 30% flipped mode and 10% pedagogy. Chairside teaching includes demonstrations, hands on training for basic periodontal procedures for undergraduates and advanced clinical procedures for post graduates. Other features of the course are clinical seminars, Literature seminars, special lecture series etc. Examination evaluates both theoretical and clinical skills. Assessment includes both formative and summative process; formative assessments are done periodically which includes both theory and clinical examination. Formative clinical examination is conducted as OSCE and OSPE. Evaluation process is improved by post validation. The outcome is incorporated into the evaluation process for its betterment.

Other Activities : 

Department organizes outreach programs to screen, motivate and treat population who do not have easy access to the dental treatment facilities. Clinical society meetings are organized by the department yearly once to provide platform for the students to exhibit their case presentation skills. The department conducts CDE program in the form of national or state conference to keep them updated in periodontal practice. Students are encouraged to participate and present scientific papers in various national conferences. Department is keen on promoting faculty,

undergraduate and post graduate research. Currently the department has 19 completed and 10 ongoing scientific research projects. The department also boasts of 50 publications in national and international journals.



    • Collection and maintenance of data of aggressive periodontitis cases – Long term follow
      up care of patients and needed rehabilitation.
    • Revision classes and discussion followed by small test at the last two months of academic
      year for final year students – More accepted by students and have made exam preparation easy.
    • Interns perform minor periodontal surgical procedures – Good feedback and increased
      interest among interns to practice periodontology – PERIO IS NO MORE JUST Oral
    • Screening and Periodontal health awareness for patients attending MRD of Medical college
      ( MGMCRI) on a daily basis – Increase in Referral from Medical college