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Rural Dental College - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics Department

Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics Department

Conservative Dentistry is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the conservation of teeth in the mouth. It embraces the practice of operative dentistry and endodontics, and includes various kinds of direct and indirect restorations of individual teeth in the mouth. The department of conservative dentistry and endodontics at rural dental college caters to graduate students at the school and offers a postgraduate programme leading to a master of dental surgery.

Primary goal of Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of sequelae of dental caries and includes the techniques and procedures to restore the teeth to full function & appearance in an aesthetically pleasing manner with as little loss of healthy tooth structure as possible. It also involves performing root canal treatment and associated surgical procedures to rid the tooth of its offending malady The treatment provided include various fillings, root canal treatment surgical endodontics, endodontic implants, bleaching, & management of traumatized teeth.

The departmental has state of the art equipment which include digital radiography & intraoral imaging , apex locators ,dentine desensitizer & odontometer, e&q plus-meta-biomed thermoplastisized G.P system, thermaprep plus kit oven, reduction gear hand-piece. A fully installed ceramic unit and restorative Dental Laboratory capable of doing specialised laboratoty work helps postgraduate students to deliver a comprehensive treatment

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Mission

Primary mission is to cater to the needs of rural people in and around l.oni in the best possible manner and to raise dental awareness among the people. The department aims at maintaining the highest of standards in education, patient care as well as research activities

Objectives

To train undergraduate students to a level competent in the restoration, rehabilitation and maintenance of the dentition.

To encourage undergraduate students to undertake independent research and to develop an attitude to practice innovative treatment protocols.

To train postgraduate students to a level proficient in the restoration, rehabilitation and maintenance of the dentition, To promote a conducive learning environment through appropriate leachingmethodologies and assessment tools.

To encourage and promote [earning through innovative research and publication.

To promote collaboration with various institutions and disciplines.

To provide optimal supervision of students by well-qualified staff through continued staff development programmes.

To develop a critical mind for reading and understanding scientific literature and manufacturer's advertising claims.

Undergraduate Study

The faculty trains the undergraduate student in the subjects of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics as part of their B.D.S. curriculum. Upon graduation, the students are expected to be capable of assessing a patient’s general and oral health and of formulating a comprehensive treatment plan, which might include components from other dental disciplines.

The course will enable the student to acquire knowledge of the relevant clinical literature, to develop a scientific approach to solving problems. The course contains didactic, practical & clinical components, and taught to a high standard. The course will provide a foundation for successful clinical practice, or a stepping-stone toward an academic career.

Post Graduate Study

The department offers full time post- graduate study over three years, which is specialized & beyond the scope of general practice, with emphasis on restoration of appearance, occlusal form & function, esthetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, endodontic therapy & surgeries- The successful completion would lead to the award of the Master's degree. The postgraduate course involves case discussions, weekly journal club meetings, clinical-theoretical seminars, literature review, lectures and an independent research study which would lead to the submission of a dissertation to the university. In addition, the post graduate students are actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate students as well in active patient care. The research component of the course is also emphasized upon with participation and presentations in national as well as international conferences being mandatory.

Future Endeavours
  1. To establish a state of art microsurgical endodontic studio.
  2. To establish aesthetic and smite design clinic with power bleaching facilities.
  3. To start a cosmetic dentistry course and encourage interdisciplinary research and treatment.
  4. To develop ‘e Teaming1 and lay emphasis on evidence based dentistry and problem based learning
  5. To increase U.G, students intake to 100 & P,G. Students intake to 6 per year