PEDODONTICS AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY



The department of Pedodontics and preventive dentistry is one of the attractions of our institution with world class ambience and abides with the national and international accreditation standards.


PEDODONTICS is an age specific speciality which encompasses a variety of disciplines, techniques, procedures and skills that logically share a common basis with other specialties, but are modified, transformed and adapted to the special needs of children and adolescence and those with special health care needs.

Spanning of all fields of specialties coming under Pedodontics amplified by the simple core purpose of comprehensive learning to challenge conventional thinking and innovatively use all resources to drive positive change in the mind set of budding Pedodontist.


Faculty


Dr. Savitha N S

Professor & HOD

Dr. Havaldar Krishna Moorthy Shankar

Professor

Dr.Nandan S

Lecturer

Dr. Raghavendra Pidamale

Reader

Dr. Pradeep Kumar K N

Reader

Dr. Vatsala V

Reader

Dr. Keerthan Kaje

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Allwin Antony Thottathil

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Revathi M

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Prashanth S

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Rupali Manohar Athawale

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Rajika Karunakaran

Sr. Lecturer

Dr. Pranav P S

Lecturer

Infrastructure


  • Our department has got separate under-graduate and post-graduate sections
  • A conscious sedation unit
  • A well maintained sterilization room with specification on waste disposal system
  • Separate labs for postgraduates and undergraduates
  • A well equipped seminar room
  • A well resourced library
  • Minor operatory/isolation room
  • X-ray room
  • A computer/patient education room with broadband internet facility
  • Beautifully planned children play area
  • A SEPARATE IMPLANT CLINIC having exclusive electronic Dental chair, Physio dispenser, X-Ray with RVG and Stereomicroscope unit caters to the need of the patient.



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 Savitha Sathyaprasad

  • Talk on Child Psychology at the National Level ISPPD convention held at Vadodara, Gujarat


  • Received the prestigious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Life Time Achievement National Award for her distinguished contributions to the development of the nation and achieving outstanding excellence in the field of teaching, research and publications on 26th January 2019 at Bengaluru
  • Received the Doctor of Philosophy from Nitte University for the topic “ Bmp4 gene in the etiology of Non syndromic cleft lip and palate” on september 8 2018.

Students

  1. 3rd best poster presentation award: Dr Shabil [2011 batch]
  2. Best paper award ,Chennai PG convention in 2014 : Dr Jayalaxmi B [2014 batch]
  3. Best paper award: Chennai PG convention in 2014: Dr Krishna [2014 batch]
  4. University 3RD Rank : Dr. Manaswitha Tripaty [2013 batch]
  5. University 3RD Rank : Dr. Sonal S [2013 batch]
  6. Secured Highest Marks in Oral Medicine And Radiology in BDS : Zunaida [2015-2016]
  7. Secured Highest Marks in Oral Medicine And Radiology in BDS : Dr. Manoj [2014-2015]

Treatment Profile


  • Our department deals with patients in formative years exhibiting rapid growth and development and hence we diagnose, intercept and treat oral diseases in the initial stage and assure complete oral health and indirectly total general health.
  • Pediatric dentist are in excellent position to understand the need of special child, including medically, physically and mentally handicapped and extent their services to them.
  • We also share an important responsibility in the overall management of cleft lip and palate patients.
  • The department of Pediatric dentistry is been active over two decades in providing comprehensive oral health care to children in and around Sullia taluk, neighboring taluks, and also Kasargod and surrounding parts of Kerala.
  • Our department is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
  • Department is gifted with highly dedicated, experienced teaching staff and academicians and efficient c1inicians headed by Prof. Dr.Savitha Sathyaprasad.