Departments

  • Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Pedodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Dental Anatomy Dental Histology & Oral Pathology
  • Prosthodontics & Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Implantology

The college had always encouraged competition among students in academic excellence.  In the past incentive to achieve excellence in examination were awarded in the Graduation Celebration at the end of academic year.

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Facts

12+

UG & PG
programs offered

100%

Results in the last year

63%

of graduates had two or
more internships as
students

Oral Medicine & Radiology:

ORAL MEDICINE is a distinctive science which bridges Dentistry and Medicine.
Our mission is integrated with that of our institution, MRADC and our university, RGUHS.
We are committed to imparting knowledge as well as to motivating student learning, providing good patient care and to serving the community.
Educational programmes conducted are designed to accentuate cognitive skills in decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, research and need for lifelong learning.

Oral Medicine is that area of special competence in Dentistry concerned with diseases that involve the oral and para-oral structures, especially the oral manifestations of systemic diseases, behavioral disorders and the oral and dental treatment of medically compromised patients.

The Department also runs an Orofacial Pain Clinic and a Forensic Dentistry Research Center.

All students are encouraged to present research papers and posters at National and International
conferences.

TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –


Undergraduate teaching programme:

The Undergraduate students are trained through lectures, demonstrations, clinical case discussions, seminars, and tutorials with emphasis on problem-based learning. The students are evaluated periodically by conducting theory, viva voce and clinical examinations.

Post graduate teaching programme:–

The MDS course was started in the Department of OMR in 1992-1993. 53 Postgraduate students have since completed the course successfully. Postgraduate students are trained meticulously through case discussions, journal reviews, seminars and inter department meetings. Interesting
cases are recorded, and short- term research projects are undertaken, apart from dissertation and library dissertation.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the branch of Dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of disorders affecting the facial complex and the skeleton, including the jaws and the oral cavity. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is committed to providing an innovative educational program, transmitting scientific knowledge through study & discovery and enhancing the clinical skills of the students & staff. The departmental goal is to provide the undergraduate and postgraduate students with a strong educational foundation in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for their future career in Dentistry and to prepare the student for a life-long learning process.

Contemporary training in both Medicine and Dentistry enables Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to treat conditions requiring expertise in both fields. These include a range of common oral surgical procedures (e.g. impacted teeth, dental implants), jaw and congenital facial disproportion, facial trauma, oral cancer, salivary gland disease, temporomandibular joint disorder and various benign pathologies (e.g. cysts and tumors of the jaws).Patients are referred to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by both general and specialist dental and medical practitioners. In many instances, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons work in collaboration with other specialists such as Orthodontists, ENT Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and Oncologists as part of multidisciplinary teams to optimize the treatment of major conditions and diseases of the mouth,
face and jaws.

The training also involves rotational peripheral postings for post-graduate students at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College in the departments of General Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesia, ENT and Ophthalmology for a period of 1 month each, respectively. As part of peripheral postings, postgraduate students are also posted at NIMHANS, Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital (for training in cleft management) and at Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala (for clinical experience in Oncology).

TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –
Undergraduate teaching programme:
Started in the year 1987 with the B.D.S. program, the extensive undergraduate program includes training of the students in case history taking, pillow suturing and fixation of arch bars on models along with thorough clinical training in extractions. Regular discussions and demonstrations are carried out under the guidance of assigned mentors.

Post graduate teaching programme:

Started in the year 1992, department has been offering the MDS program over the past 27 years. The department admits 5 students each year into the post-graduate program.

Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry:

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is a special branch of dentistry that provides both primary and comprehensive oral health care for infants and children from birth to 14 years including those with special health care needs. It was established in the year of 1997 and is affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi
University of Health Sciences. We provide complete treatment of primary and permanent teeth in the department as well as the management of harmful oral habits, full mouth rehabilitation, procedures under general anesthesia and chair side conscious sedation for the dental care of children and also to children with special health care needs.


Our motto is – HAPPY SMILE, HEALTHY CHILD.

TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –
Undergraduate teaching programme:
● Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry (III and IV BDS). A mentorship system is followed at the undergraduate level.

Post graduate teaching programme: –
● The postgraduate course (Master of dental surgery) was started in the year 2010 with a current admission of 3 seats per year.

PhD programme: –
● The PhD programme was started in 2018 under RGUH .

Periodontics:

Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that deals with the diseases of the supporting tissues of teeth and prevention of their occurrence. It also deals with the management of aesthetic problems caused by the loss of periodontal structures and aims at restoration of the lost structures.As the success of a dental treatment plan is heavily dependent on the health of the periodontium, an extensive understanding of the progression of periodontal diseases gives Periodontistsan edge while predicting the prognosis of affected teeth. Hence, the role of a Periodontist is indispensable to a dental practice.
Department comprises of experienced doctors with a vast plethora of experience with specialists in the field of periodontal immunology, genetics, periodontal plastic surgery, Implantology and laser dentistry.

TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –
Undergraduate teaching programme:
Undergraduates are trained over two years (through the 3 rd and 4 th years of their BDS degrees) with basic pre-clinical work and concurrently trained clinically by providing case scenarios with an individualised mentor for every student.

Post graduate teaching programme: –
The post-graduate course in the Department of Periodontology was started in the year 1992-93, with the current intake being 6 per year.

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics:

The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics can be divided into 4 sections, based on the type of treatment done:

  •  Conservative dentistry
  •  Endodontics
  •  Aesthetic dentistry
  •  Micro-endodontics

– Conservative dentistry deals with the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of teeth.
– Endodontics deals with diseases and injuries of enamel, dentine and the dental pulp (involves root canal treatment and post and core treatment whenever required).
– Esthetic dentistry is a branch of Conservative dentistry which deals with the correction of dental anomalies like spacing between teeth, malformed teeth (smile designing) and discoloration of teeth (bleaching) which leads to enhanced self-confidence of the patient and improved social confidence, as well.
– Micro-dentistry is the most advanced branch of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics which involves the use of a microscope to study the intricate structures of teeth. This helps to improve diagnosis and treatment planning, leading to successful outcome of treatment procedures.


TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –
Undergraduate teaching programme:
 Dental Materials (1 st  and 2 nd  BDS)
 Preclinical Operative Dentistry (1 st  and 2 nd  BDS)
 Clinical training in Operative Dentistry (3 rd  BDS)
 Theoretical and Clinical training in Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry (4 th  BDS)
 Clinical training in Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry(Clinical Rotary Internship)

Post graduate teaching programme: 
The post-graduate course in the Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics was started in the year 2000-01.
PG intake being 5 candidates per year and PG Diploma candidates being 2 per year.

Dental Anatomy Dental Histology & Oral Pathology:

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology is the speciality of dentistry, which deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes and effects of these diseases.
As well said by William Osler “As is your pathology, so is your practice”. The practice of Oral and maxillofacial pathology and microbiology includes research, diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or ancillary examinations and management of
patients. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology at M. R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore began in the year 1986-87 with the inception of the institute. The Department is engaged in diagnostic work that caters primarily to the MRADCH and also serves as a referral centre and receives slides and blocks for review from many centers.


The Department also houses Immunohistochemistry section for advanced diagnosis. The Department is concerned with the teaching UG (Undergraduate courses) and PG (Postgraduate courses) courses which constitutes Dental Anatomy, Oral Histology, Physiology
and Embryology to I BDS students ,Oral Pathology and Microbiology to II BDS and III BDS students and also trains House Surgeons with clinical aspects of Oral Pathology & Microbiology.


The post-graduate course in the Department of Oral Pathology was started in the year 2011-12. The students gain experience in oral and maxillofacial pathology and microbiology, surgical pathology, clinical management of patients with disorders of the head and neck, pathology
laboratory management, teaching and research skills for enhancement of a challenging career. The program prepares full-fledged Oral and maxillofacial pathologists and microbiologists for advancement of the speciality and outreach services for the patients at large. Apart from
teaching, the department is engaged in multi-faceted research activities and is equipped with the state of the art equipment for the same. Department has a state-of-the-art Museum for public and students.


The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology service shares the overall role with mission to preserve, advance and disseminate knowledge. The service has its agenda for the following:
• To ensure optimal care through accurate diagnosis and management of diseases of oral and maxillofacial region.
• To provide the state of the art, comprehensive consultation, reporting services to our hospital and clinicians, private practitioners in dentistry and medicine.
• To provide a center for teaching and dissemination of knowledge through its archived collections, its courses and public service.

• To promote and encourage collaboration of research through interaction with other health care providers, laboratories, hospitals and professional organizations to serve the community.

The modern Histopathological lab is equipped with semi- automatic microtome, tissue processor, Stero-microscope, Penta Head Microscope, Binocular microscopes and also Immuno-histochemistry section.
The Clinical Oral Pathology section is equipped with high end investigation equipments automated Biochemical Analyzer, Hematology analyzer, ELISA reader & washer, Coagulometer, Specific Protein Analyzer.
The Department also houses Research section consisting of Deep freezer, Research microscope with attachments for polarizer, dark field, phase contrast, fluorescence and photomicrography with image analyzing software 

Public Health Dentistry:

The department of public health dentistry aims to provide preventive, promotive, and curative services to improve the oral health of the population, especially for the needy population. In order to achieve this goal, the department is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure in terms of teaching, learning, and practice of dental public health. The department has well-experienced faculty members who are at par with national and international standards to train both graduate and post-graduate students. The satellite centres and mobile dental unit are the core part of the departmental infrastructure which facilitates the outreach programs and real-life experience of dealing with patients. Additionally, the department has a tobacco cessation center and also collaborated with government and non-government programs like Dantha-bhagya, Employee State Insurance Scheme (ESI) and so on which helps students to learn team-building, problem- solving, and decision-making skills. The faculty are involved in research and have published papers in national and international journals. Overall, the department is a dream destination for students to equip themselves with knowledge and skill in public health dentistry.

TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –
Undergraduate and Post graduate teaching programme: As per RGUHS/DCI guide.

Orthodontics:

The Department of Orthodontics at the college is renowned and is one of the best in the field of Orthodontics. It was the first Department of its specialization to be set up in a private institution in Bangalore and one of the initial-few to be set up in Karnataka. It is a premier unit delivering constantly on its promise of producing skilled clinicians every year.

The Department is headed by Dr. Rabindra S. Nayak, who has been with the Department since the beginning of his academic career, amounting to a period over 30 years till date. He is a recipient of the A.V. Arun Outstanding Professor Award for the year 2021, conferred by the Indian Orthodontic Society. The Department has an experienced faculty who are extremely approachable and knowledgeable. Each member of the faculty is well- experienced and actively participates in courses, workshops and seminars conducted on the latest concepts and ideas. Many of the staff members have been with the Department for a minimum of 15 years, making them synonymous with it.

The Department is furnished with equipment of excellent quality. Students are provided with instruments and materials from the best brands commercially- available to help them learn with the very best. While the Department is excellent in all its literary and technical provisions, its staff and students make it a home. The staff has been pivotal in making the Department a haven for aspiring Orthodontists and proudly continues to help it
make strides towards everlasting excellence.

Vision: To be a pioneer in designing perfect smiles and constantly evolve, innovate and deliver excellence in the field of Orthodontia.
Mission: To motivate, educate and enable students to become the embodiment of compassion, ethics and utmost superior clinical skill.

To constantly provide the best care by procuring and practicing the latest advances in the field of Orthodontics.
To administer affordable, efficient and accessible Orthodontic treatment, upholding the values and the legacy of the Department.
To comprehend patients’ needs and expectations and strive to create harmonious occlusions delivering superlative aesthetics and enhanced function.

TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –
Undergraduate teaching programme:
Undergraduates are trained for two years (through the 3 rd and 4 th years of their BDS degrees) with basic pre-clinical and clinical work. They are concurrently trained by their mentors in the nuances of the clinical aspects of Orthodontic science, using case scenarios of patients.

Postgraduate teaching programme:
The postgraduate course in the Department of Orthodontics was started in the year 1992-93, with a current intake of 6 students per year. The MDS course trains students to efficiently and effectively diagnose malocclusion, formulate treatment plans and deliver the best possible treatment. Furthermore, students are coached in the methods of delivering effective lectures using the latest teaching methodology to foster and encourage academic interest in them.

Prosthodontics & Implantology:

The Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Implantology, is designed to impart advanced knowledge, critical, analytical, innovative and
problem-solving skills and expertise in clinical treatment and research.


VISION– To conduct high quality dental education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. To help foster acquisition of knowledge in clinical science and research. Also to provide comprehensive and specialised oral healthcare for all socio-economic groups.
MISSION-To recognise the importance of oral health care services, research and innovative educational programmes of the highest degree.


Members of the faculty are well-trained in research and have presented their research findings at various forums. The faculty is also committed to scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Student training is done in two stages i.e., pre- clinical and clinical prosthodontics at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. The department has an advanced implant clinic, geriatric clinic and is also equipped with a highly sophisticated ceramic and casting lab.
The department is blessed with excellent outpatient flow. This provides the students and faculty with remarkable clinical exposure creating an ideal platform for learning. Specialized procedures include placing implants and related procedures and fabrication of maxillofacial prostheses. Free camps are also conducted at regular intervals.

OUR MOTTO is – STUDY, SHINE AND PROSPER.

TEACHING PROGRAMMES: –
Undergraduate teaching programme:

 Pre-clinical prosthodontics during II B.D.S, followed by which clinical exposure is provided during III and IV B.D.S., throughout which mentorship system is followed.

Post graduate teaching programme: –
 The postgraduate course (Master of dental surgery) was started in the year 1992with a current admission of 6 seats per year.