This branch of dentistry deals with the aim to restore the lost parts of the tooth or replace missing teeth or associated structures with artificial substitutes in order to restore the patient in optimal function comfort esthetics and overall wellbeing of the patient.
Marching towards excellence in replacement and restorations
To deliver quality tertiary care in the speciality with the patient-centred approach and to be a forerunner of innovation in education during training.
- To understand the basic principles of diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment strategies with the use of appropriate materials in the prosthodontic rehabilitation of the dental and associated structures.
- To perform fixed or removable treatment in patients requiring complete or partial replacement of teeth and associated tissues for varying presenting conditions
- To reach out to the public at large who are unable to avail the services rendered by means of camps, extension services and door to door treatment.
- To expand and inculcate research by the faculty and students by availing the in-house laboratory facility
- To use informatics in learning and during research to be on par with global standards and promote life-long learning experience.
Facilities & Services
Brief Description of the Department:
Department deals with reconstruction and rehabilitation of the partially and fully edentulous patients, patients with maxillofacial defects and management of missing teeth with implants.
The department has the undergraduate clinic in the old dental college block on the second floor. Furnished with 34 dental chairs, the undergraduates can perform their cases under the supervision of the faculties in the department. Removable partial dentures, Removable Complete dentures and fixed partial denture treatment facilities can be used by the patients.
This laboratory is for the undergraduate students, to have a hands-on laboratory experience on dummy models before they actually operate on patients. Furnished with a seating capacity of 119 and individual gas connection and compressor lines and electrical connection, the students work under the supervision of faculties. The Dry-lab has lathes and trimming facilities and the wet lab has model trimmers operated in wet condition and acrylisers to process dentures and a provision to manipulate dental materials for the fabrication of casts, models and dentures in wet conditions.
Post Graduate Clinic:
The Postgraduate clinic is situated on the first floor of the new dental college block. The PG clinic has 19 dental chairs on which the postgraduates can operate. The interns can also perform advanced procedures and assist the postgraduates in their procedures. High ended treatment like Fixed Partial Denture Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, TMJ appliances, and Full mouth rehabilitation can be performed under the guidance of Senior faculties. The postgraduate clinic has a wet and a dry lab facility attached to enable the students to perform laboratory procedures for the patients.
Hi-Tech Prosthodontic Lab and Research Centre:
This is a unique facility from the institute and of course, a feather in the hat, which can provide in-house laboratory facility for the fabrication of crowns, bridges, cast partial dentures, and other metal, metal ceramic and ceramic work. Surgical guides and splints can also be fabricated with the state of art equipment. Some of the equipment to mention are the ceramic furnaces, casting machines, pressure pot, high-speed lathe with suction, pinsetter, die cutter, pressure molding system, sandblaster, steam cleaner etc. The postgraduates are trained with the demonstration by experienced faculties and technicians in the fabrication of the above-mentioned prosthesis. The availability of Stereomicroscope has driven the laboratory personnel to work towards precision.
Crowns, Fixed partial dentures, Cast partial dentures, post and core, removable complete dentures, Implantprosthesis, Maxillofacial-prosthesis, Precisionattachments, Splints and stents.
Under Graduation in B D S and Post Graduation in M D S
The current Undergraduate programme can accommodate 100 students who are trained in basics of this speciality and they will be equipped with knowledge and skill through intensive training to carry out basic treatment in this speciality at the end of the course. They have first three years of preclinical training in a preclinical laboratory with the centralized gas connection which caters to accommodate 119 students. The undergraduate programme has 19 subjects distributed over 4 years. Prosthodontic subjects like Dental Materials, Pre Clinical Prosthodontics and Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge are taught in the second and final year respectively. The Internship Programme of the final year equips the students to carry out simple Prosthodontics procedures on their own.
The Masters’ programme M D S in Prosthodontics has an admission of three per year. All the postgraduates are trained by professors and senior teachers and are guided and taught to perform specialized procedures in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implant Prosthodontics apart from conventional removable and fixed replacements independently. They are also motivated to develop the skills needed to perform research and device innovative treatment strategies for the benefit of the patients.
Teaching Learning Activities
All the faculty passed through the compulsory Faculty Development Program by the Medical Education Unit to deliver quality Teaching Learning and Evaluation principles in their Instruction. The Head along with other two faculties have successfully finished Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education program conducted by the SBV AHEAD. Two faculties of the department are pursuing education. SCORE – Systematic Competency oriented Education for the interns is customized to develop the skills the interns are supposed to acquire in their course. It is developed by the Head as a part of PhD programme. Another faculty Dr Shivasakthy has taken up a programme which is the brainchild of respected Vice-Chancellor Dr KR Sethuraman – SNACS programme Students needing additional curricular support to help and scaffold the slow learners. The Head and the department faculty are a part of the most prestigious and fully functioning Dental Education Unit of the Institution. The faculty are actively involved in developing training system and innovations in curriculum, teaching-learning methods and evaluation. All examinations are post validated by department faculty to identify inherent errors or problems in the system.
UG – Teaching-Learning Methods :
UG – Internship Training Methods :
PG – Teaching Training Methods :
Innovations and best practices in teaching