ORAL MEDICINE & RADIOLOGY

Faculty position


FACULTY

1

Professor and Head

Dr. Ravi Prakash SM,
BDS - (SDM College of Dental Sciences& Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka)
MDS –(Oral Medicine, Diagnosis & Radiology, K.L.E.S's Institute of Dental Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,Karnataka)

2

Professor

Dr. Nagaraju K

3

Reader

Dr. Sangeeta Singh Malik

4

Reader

Dr. Sumit Goel
BDS from Subharti Dental College, Meerut (U.P.)

5

Reader

Dr. Swati Gupta

6.

Tutor

Dr. Shalini Sharma

Introduction of the Department
The subject of Oral Medicine is a fascinating subset of dentistry and medicine. Apart from all aspects of dental diagnosis, the subject interfaces with internal medicine, dermatology, orthopedics, neurology, otorhinolaryngology and psychiatry. It is also the branch which formally associated itself with hospital dentistry. Oral Medicine specialists and Maxillofacial radiologists can work not only as academicians in teaching hospitals but can easily engage in speciality practice that includes diagnosing and managing different orofacial diseases, systemic diseases manifesting in jaws and oral health of medically compromised patients.
Like Medical radiology, Dental radiology is moving beyond the regular intraoral and panoramic examinations to more digitalized methods of radiological examinations and advanced imaging techniques such as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasonography with color Doppler and power Doppler and positron emission tomography. Many Oral and Maxillofacial radiologists throughout India have their own Radiology centres, CBCT centres and are involved with radiology speciality practice.
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology is a pivotal department as it combines the three important responsibility of managing the initial diagnosis and treatment planning of all the new dental patients including their radiographic needs. It is also the centre for specialized oral medicine cases & advanced maxillofacial imaging.The department deals with diagnosis & management oforomaxillofacial diseases likepotentially malignant disorders, ulcerative, vesiculobullousoral lesions, autoimmune mucocutaneous disorders, salivary gland

pathologies, oral infections like tuberculosis and candidiasis, Temporomandibular joint disorders, facial neuralgias and myofacial pains andmanagement of medically compromised patients.
Aims & Objectives of Oral diagnosis and radiology department

  • To acquire theoretical, clinical and practical knowledge of all oral and oro-facial diseases, and the diagnostic procedures pertaining to them.
  • To acquire knowledge and interpretive skills in all imaging modalities with relevance to maxillofacial diseases
  • Referral and coordination with various specialities to develop a multi-disciplinary approach in challenging cases.
  • Ability to effectively councel patients in both regular as well as special situations like conveying a diagnosis of oral cancer.
  • Basic Research skill in handling of a scientific problem and an evidence based approach towards solving a clinical problem.

OPD:-Subharti Dental College is known for its high OPD number with a wide variety of rare and specialized cases reporting in the Department of Oral medicine and radiology. On an average, approx 250 new patients report each day in Subharti Dental College with approx 35-45 specialized cases worked up in the post graduate section of our department.

Workshops, conferences organized by the department during the last 3 years :-


S. No.

CDE / Workshop/conference

Date

Venue

  •  

CDE Programme and Hands on Workshop on “Cone Beam Computed Tomography”

17th August 2015

SDC&H

  •  

CDE program cum workshop  on the topic “Essence of Oral Medicine & Radiology : An insight into interpretation of conventional and CBCT imaging” under the aegis of IAOMR

19th April 2017

SDC&H

3.

XIV National Triple O Symposium 2016

4th – 6th March 2016

SDC&H

Number of publications by the department :-
Total No. of Research Publications:38 (22 national; 16 international) in last 3 years.

Awards won by the faculty, PGs &Department :-
The department won its well deserved BEST DEPARTMENT OF INDIA award by Guident magazine in the year 2014 and 2016.
No. of awards won by faculty: 3
No. of awards won by Post graduates: 17
Invited speaker at National / International Conferences - 1

The Department uniqueness
Oral Medicine and Radiology department at Subharti is one of the best Departments of this speciality in India comprising of highly experienced and committed team of Oral Medicine and Radiology specialists who are renowned in their field and have numerous publications in both international and national journals with high citation indexes.
Itis one of the few Departments in India with its own well equipped CBCT centre, tobacco cessation centre, cancer diagnostic centre and a highly specialized pain clinic. CT scan, MRI, Ultrasonography facilities are available within the campus in the attached ChhatrapatiShivajiSubharti Hospital. All alternative and holistic approaches to orofacial pain and other stress associated conditions are available within the campus.
We have a research station with advanced imaging facility of CBCT for facilitating researches going on in our department and in other departments. This facility is also utilized in consultancy from in and outside the college. Department also has patient work and research collaboration with Oral and maxillofacial pathology, Dermatology, General pathology and General radiology. Problem based learning has especially been emphasized here. Monthly integrated seminars between Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Surgery are held to enhance strategies in diagnosis and treatment, and to provide a platform for post graduates to enhance their communication and presentation skills.
Department has its own library with a good collection of 135 books and 120 titles apart from well equipped central library and the internet section which has access to e-journals through EBSCO host. Seventeen journals related to our speciality are available in the central library.

Key features of the department

 

  • Pain clinic

(Runs every Monday, Wednesday & Friday)
Department has its own specialized pain clinic involved with management of all kinds of Orofacial pain including neuralgias, odontogenic pain, myofacialpain, atypical facial pain and burning mouth syndrome.
TENS and ultrasonic massage facilities are available.

 

  • Oral Cancer Detection Centre (OCDC)

(Runs every Monday, Thursday & Saturday)
“Prevention is better the cure”
We take a step forward & we help patients in early diagnosis of Oral Cancer.
We provide

  • Counseling by experts.
  • Diagnostic aids available are cytology, Toluidine blue, oral brush biopsy, biopsy & histopathology.
  • Tobacco Cessation Centre

(Runs every Tuesday & Friday)
The Department runs an exclusive tobacco cessation centre, one of its kinds in North India in any dental institute.
We are committed to

  • Counsel the patients regarding the ill effects of tobacco
  • Teach methods to help patients quit tobacco.
  • We perform group counseling, interactive sessions, individual counseling.
  • We provide self – help material for the patients interested in quitting tobacco.
  • We train patients in self examination of oral cavity.
  • We also provide dietary advice.
  • Dental & Oral Maxillofacial Radiology Section

The following radiological and imaging techniques are performed in the department.

  • Cross sectional 3D imaging—Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
  • Intra-oral imaging – IOPAR, Bitewing radiography, Occlusal radiography.
  • Extra-oral Radiography – OPG & other skull views (PA, Water’s view, Submentovertex view, Caldwell View, Jug handle view, Cephalometry).
  • Digital intra-oral & extra-oral facilities available.
  • Specialized radiographs for TMJ.
  • Sialography
  • *Ultrasound
  • *CT Scan
  • *MRI
* In collaboration with Subharti Medical College situated in campus.