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 and includes those with special health care needs.
The department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry of M. R. Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital was established in the year of 1997 and is affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Since its inception this department has endeavoured to impart knowledge and clinical skills to students in the area of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry. It includes didactic interaction & exposure to all kinds of real-life clinical situations & is based on evidence-based information and utilizes problem-based learning amongst others.
The undergraduate and postgraduate students are exposed to the dental issues faced by children and adolescents and they get an opportunity to educate them and provide complete treatment of primary and permanent teeth as well as management of harmful oral habits, full mouth rehabilitation, procedures under general anaesthesia and chair side conscious sedation for the dental care of children and also to those with Special Health Care needs.
The department is well equipped with undergraduate and post-graduate clinics, pre-clinical laboratory, play-area for the children, a sterilization room for instrument sterilization, a department library, a radiology area, a special child clinic to cater to those with special healthcare needs. We also have specialised equipment including RVG, HEPA filters, apex locators, intra oral camera, Laser Units, Conscious sedation equipment and portable X-ray unit.
Our aim is to promote oral health care through updated research, information-based, oral rehabilitation with tender loving care of children. We strive to serve the child community better.
Our motto is – HAPPY SMILE, HEALTHY CHILD.