The department deals with rehabilitation of lost or missing oral / dental structures and associated in the maxillofacial region using artificial substitutes to restore function and esthetics. The department also extends services by providing artificial substitutes for lost limbs and digits. The treatment provided includes the making of
Goal of the Department
The department educates undergraduate and postgraduate students with a goal to achieve competency in management of the patients with prosthodontics needs arriving at a diagnosis and planning the sequence of treatment. Apart from educating the students, the department provides good clinical care for patients requiring comprehensive and advanced phases of prosthodontic treatment like occlusal rehabilitation, full mouth, rehabilitation, and implant supported prosthesis and extraoral/intraoral maxillofacial prosthesis.
The first two years of undergraduate preclinical training includes basics of material science, various laboratory procedures required for patient management in the subsequent years. Students are trained with lectures supported with audiovisual aids, group discussions and demonstration projected on large screen. Clinical training starts from the third year onwards and is completed upon completion of the course. Hands on clinical experience is gained by the students by working on patients guided by the staff of the department.
The department is a rich blend of experience and youth. The members of faculty enthusiastic and energetic team qualified from various prosthodontic centers across India under the able leadership of Dr. V. Vidyashree Nandini .M.D.S., D.N.B.
Clinics and Laboratories
The department boasts of an expansive UG & PG Clinic with a separate implant section in the clinical block. In the pre clinical block, a state of the art casting laboratory and ceramic section that churns out about 100 units per month on an average is a pride of this department. The laboratory houses equipments from the best in business and includes metal/full ceramic/ metal fused to ceramic/metal castings /metal free /best of acryliser to name a few. The preclinical students get to work in patient simulation laboratory before working on patients.
The department offers services to geriatric patients by providing the complete denture free of cost and free complete denture camps are organized periodically.
Supplementary Academic Activities
In addition to the routine academic programs, students are encouraged to attend international/ national and state level conferences, symposium and workshops. Our students over the years have won various accolades and awards in scientific presentations including oral presentation,quiz,skills related competitions and posters. The staffs are involved in clinical research and in handling the various challenging cases walking into the hospital. The department has been organizing various dental education programs and contests like Smile Architect – A Talent search contest, Teach the Teacher – Post Graduate teacher workshop and CDE programs on all disciplines of Prosthodontics by eminent speakers.