Periodontics is the speciality that deals with the diseases of the supporting tissues of the tooth and prevention of their occurrence. It also manages aesthetic problems caused by lost periodontal structures and aims to restore the same. An extensive understanding of the progression of periodontal diseases gives us the edge while predicting the prognosis of affected teeth as the success of the dental treatment plan is heavily dependent on the health of the Periodontium. Hence, the role of a Periodontist is indispensable to dental practice!
The Department of Periodontics was started in the year 1987 with the B.D.S program. M.D.S. course was started in the year 1992.Our department has been offering the MDS program for the past 27 years…The department admits 6 students/ year into the post graduate program. Clinical training includes non surgical and surgical periodontal therapy with focus on regenerative and periodontal plastic surgeries, dental implants, ridge augmentation, sinus augmentation procedures and laser assisted periodontal surgery. The course is designed such that the graduating Periodontist is equipped well with both knowledge and skills to embark on their journey and embrace the ever changing field of dentistry. Interdisciplinary Periodontics with focus on Periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, Endodontic -Periodontic interactions and Periodontic- Prosthodontic interrelationships are regularly conducted to enhance the knowledge of the student on a particular topic. Continuing education programs are regularly conducted by the department for the faculty and students.
Our team comprises of 2 professors of extreme merit, 4 readers and 3 senior lecturers. Our head of the department have over 3 decades of Under Graduate, Post Graduate teaching and research experience. We have a vast plethora of experience with specialists in the field of Periodontal Immunology, Genetics, Periodontal plastic surgery, Implantology and Laser dentistry.
The department of Periodontology is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment. The outpatient department is equipped with ergonomic dental chairs. The department has a library, a seminar hall with all modern audiovisual aids, computer and internet facility. The department also has a well-equipped sterilization section and a patient education section. Right from the cleanliness of the floor to the sterilisation of equipments everything has a protocol and verification. We do have a team of staffs who exclusively work on this aspect and are monitored stringently.
The Department of Periodontology is committed to innovative educational program, transmitting scientific knowledge through study and discovery and enhancing the clinical skills of the students and staff. The departmental goal is to provide the undergraduate and postgraduatestudents with a strong educational foundation in Periodontology for their future career in dentistry and prepare the student for a lifelong learning process.