ORAL MEDICINE & RADIOLOGY


Faculty

1

Professor & Head

Dr. Ravi Prakash

2

Professor

Dr.K Nagaraju

3

Reader

Dr. Sangeeta Singh Malik

4

Reader

Dr. Sumit Goel

5

Reader

Dr. Swati Gupta

6

Demonstrator

Dr. Rinky Singh

7

Tutor

Dr. Shivanshi Singh


THE SPECIALITY

The Subject of Oral Medicine is a fascinating subset of dentistry and Medicine. It deals with oral disease; those with entirely local origin as well as diseases with deeper ramification. It has been said that the mouth is a mirror to the general health. It covers a spectrum that includes Oral Leukoplakia, pemphigus, oral tuberculosis, oral candidacies, oral cancer, Sjogren’s syndrome, Temporo-Mandibular joint disease or facial neuralgias. It also forms an integral part of Pain clinics and headache clinics. Thus apart from all aspects of dental diagnosis the subject interfaces with Internal Medicine, Skin, Orthopedics, Neurology, and Otorhinolaryngology. It is also the branch which formally associates itself with Hospital Dentistry; oral and dental care of Hospitalized patients.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of oral Medicine and radiology of Subharti dental college is a pivotal department as it combines the three pronged responsibility of managing the initial diagnosis and treatment planning of all the new dental patients including their dental radiographic needs but also is the centre for Specialized cases for all oral Medicine Cases and Advanced Maxillofacial Imaging.,
A post-graduate program has been started in this branch in May 2009.
In both the under-graduate as well as the post-graduate curriculum apart from the usual didactic training a strong emphasis is placed on clinical training and clinical tutorials.
Located in the ground and first floor to the right of the central lobby the department sprawls over 6735.25 square feet , it has an undergraduate section, Post-Graduate Section , Special clinic, Sterilization Area , PG seminar room , Intra-oral radiography section, Extra-oral Radiographic section, OPG Section, dark Room, and a radiographic reporting Room .

ORAL MEDICINE SECTION :

We see about 150 -200 newly registered patients per day with about 25-30 patients referred to the Oral medicine clinic for detailed evaluation by the Oral physician. We have a strong appointment based follow-up of our cases
All mucosal lesions are recorded appropriately using digital or conventional SLR camera or intra-oral camera. This helps us to monitor objectively the progress of a lesion or the results of treatment as well as it forms a teaching record
Lesions requiring biopsy are biopsied or referred to the Oral Surgery for the same
Referral to the Medical College is carried out to complete the diagnostic evaluation for oral diseases with underlying systemic condition.

DENTAL AND MAXILLO-FACIAL RADIOLOGY SECTION:

The department possesses 4 intra-oral X-ray machines and 1 Extra-oral X-ray unit and an automatic radiographic film processor. We perform and report about 100 intra-oral and 15-20 extra-oral radiographs every day.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT

  • A TENS Kit to treat and design studies in the use of TENS in management of oro-facial pain.
  • Sialography Kit-contrast imaging of salivary glands in indicated cases.
  • Radiograph Duplicating Machine We have a duplicating machine of Dentsply to make additional radiographic records for the teaching program without causing any additional dose to the patient
  • Digital Intra-oral Radiographic Systems as well as Digital OPG machine: Digital systems are slowly being given precedence over conventional techniques world over. Digital OPG is of Vatech systems and the digital software and sensor for intra-oral radiography is X ray Vision by Unicorn
  • Computed tomography, Dentascan, MRI, USG Access and Facility: The sister Medical College in the same campus has the above mentioned equipments to be used by us with their help to obtain images in indicated cases. We have GE machines for both spiral Computed tomography, as well as the 1.5 Tesla MRI in our associated Medical College