ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY



Oral Medicine is the specialty of dentistry that sits at the interface between dentistry and medicine. This specialty focuses on the diagnosis and management of complex diagnostic and medical disorders affecting mouth and jaws. It emphasis the importance of oral manifestations in systemic diseases with an objective of maintaining proper oral health for general public and the dental management of medically compromised patients. Radiology is a specialty, which deals with the maxillofacial imaging using both intraoral and extra-oral techniques.


Undergraduates are trained to diagnose and manage the routine diseases and lesions affecting the oral and perioral region, while postgraduates with advanced training in this discipline manage oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland disorders, orofacial pain, TMJ disorders and oral manifestations of systemic diseases as well as treatment of medically compromised patients.



Faculty


Dr. Jayaprasad Anekar

Professor & HOD

Dr. Deepika Nappalli

Reader

Dr. Priya Lokanath

Reader

Dr. Chethan B R

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Jayalaxmi B

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Shamshad M P

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Seema M.

Lecturer

Dr. Abhinav S Suvarna

Tutor

Dr. Ganapati L. Dharmashala

Tutor

Separate postgraduate and undergraduate clinics

Infrastructure


  • Fully equipped special clinic with digitalized radiograph
  • Radiographic section for intraoral and extraoral radiographs
  • Digital panoramic radiography unit
  • Orofacial pain and TMJ clinic
  • Computerized patient record and waiting area
  • General examination room
  • Seminar room with latest projector
  • Department library and computer room with internet facilities
  • Sterilization room.


Service


The department provides OPD services with an average patient inflow of more than 250 per day and has been successfully providing clinical services to people of Sullia and surrounding areas.

Along with precise diagnosis and treatment planning, mucocutaneous diseases and chronic ulcerative lesions are treated with latest treatment protocol in the department. Potentially malignant disorders are detected early to prevent progression into malignant conditions.

Diagnosis and treatment of Temperomandibular joint disorders are done in the department with conventional medicinal and physical therapy. Also, orofacial pain and neuralgic disorders are managed here with special care.

The radiology department equipped with conventional and latest digital equipment provides the best images of craniofacial complex. Advanced TMJ radiographs, special radiographic techniques for implant placement and salivary gland disorders are the hallmark of the department.

The postgraduate students are also posted in Community Health Centres, various departments of KVG Medical College and Hospital as well as in Regional Cancer Centre, Thalassery for training in respective specialities. The department is also involved in research works, regularly conducts CDE programmes and guest lectures on the topics of current relevance.

Achievements


Awards / recognitions received at the national and international level by


Faculty

  • Dr Jayaprasad Anekar. Dr Boweer‟s award for best article in JIAOMR in 2001.
  • Dr Jayaprasad Anekar delivered a guest lecture on “potentially malignant disorders” for the Master class in oral medicine and radiology-2019 held on 11th march at Dayanand Sagar college of Dental sciences


Students

  • 3rd best poster presentation award: Dr Shabil [2011 batch]
  • Best paper award ,Chennai PG convention in 2014 : Dr Jayalaxmi B [2014 batch]
  • Best paper award: Chennai PG convention in 2014: Dr Krishna [2014 batch]
  • University 3RD Rank : Dr. Manaswitha Tripaty [2013 batch]
  • University 3RD Rank : Dr. Sonal S [2013 batch]
  • Secured Highest Marks in Oral Medicine And Radiology in BDS : Zunaida [2015-2016]
  • Secured Highest Marks in Oral Medicine And Radiology in BDS : Dr. Manoj [2014-2015]

Workshop & CDE