Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology
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Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology is the gateway of dentistry. It is that area of special competence concerned with diagnosis and medical management of diseases specific to the oral & maxillofacial structures. It further includes oral manifestations of systemic diseases, the management of behavioral disorders and the oral and dental treatment of medically compromised patients. It also deals with the diagnostic imaging of craniofacial, dental and adjacent structures which includes from conventional/ manual methods (IOPA) to the advanced/ specialized digital ones (CT, MRI, CBCT, Ultrasonography, etc). It further includes forensic Odontology which deals with the application of dental knowledge, proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence which is then presented in the interest of justice.
To be a superlative department of excellence, ever in pursuit of newer horizons to build self-reliant global citizens through assured quality Dental Education programs.
To train the dental graduates of this intuition, to acquire adequate knowledge, necessary skills and attitudes required for carrying out all the activities appropriate to diagnosis, investigations & treatment plan.
To lay emphasis on society oriented programs in the areas of health care with a common man as a focal point.
To make Research a significant activity involving faculty members , students and society.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology was established in the year 1996 spread over 2500 sq ft. area offering teaching faculties for 100 undergraduate students and 3 post graduate students per year since 2003. The department has:-
POST GRADUATE CLINIC
ORAL RADIOLOGY SECTION
TOBACCO CESSATION CENTRE
We have a well equipped departmental library having more than 20 texts books, 25 reference books , with years of teaching & learning materials and data in archive format.
The department has highly educated faculty members who have many achievements and awards to their credit. The faculty has various international and national publications indexed in SCOPUS, PUBMED etc. The faculty members also participate in various international & national seminars, conferences, conventions and symposiums. The department regularly conducts various faculty development programs for the up-gradation of knowledge and overall enhancement of the faculty members.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Along with regular teaching various other advanced teaching aids like Integrated teaching, Focus Group Discussion Teaching and learning through models, Evaluation after every topic or modules, One Minute Preceptor, Flipped Classroom have also been incorporated.
Research activities done in the dept which includes areas of oral medicine, radiology, premalignant lesions and conditions and forensic odontology – The department has keen interest in research and development. One faculty is allocated for the research work.
TOBACCO CESSATION CENTRE
It is a special unit which aids persons wishing to quit smoking or chewing tobacco or tobacco containing products. It concerns particularly with behavioural therapy and medication. Till date approximately more than 8000 patients having tobacco related habit (with or without lesions have been counseled in the department. Out of which approximately more than 3000 patients have quit the habit/reduce the usage of tobacco.
SPECIAL DAYS CELEBRATION
Special Day like World Cancer Day, World No Tobacco Day. Head and Neck Cancer Day & Radiology Day are Being Celebrated every year by the department.