Department of Pedodontics
Pedodontics is an age defined specialty that provides primary and comprehensive, Preventive and Therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. We have an efficient team of doctors in our department to meet the challenging task of giving the best of treatment to our child patients. Comprehensive dental care is undertaken here so to improve general health of the patient. Our behavior management team deals with the pre appointment management of the children to make our patients confident and co-operative to the challenges of facing dental treatment.
We organize regular camps and peripheries to give awareness to parents about child dental care. Children with dental problems are recognized and brought to our department for early intervention and prevention of further such occurrences. Functional and skeletal defects are intervened at the earliest through counseling of parents and children. Habits are addressed and prevented / treated as early as possible to prevent deteterious effects on the oral and perioral structures.
Treatment ranging from pulp capping (direct and indirect) pulpotomy, pulpectomy, toot canal treatment and stainless steel crown besides regular conservative restorations are routinely done in our pedodontic clinic.At present, we have few cases under treatment; habit breaking appliances such as modified blue grass appliance, tongue spikes and tongue cribs, oral screens are being done regularly. Simple single tooth correction such as cross bite correction, rotations, Diastema closures are also regular procedures done by our team.Department Profile:
The Department of Pedodontics has teaching programme of 245 hours in the BDS curriculum. Spread over more than 2430 sq ft, the department is equipped with 20 dental chairs. Department treats about 15-20 patients per day, with all different types of cases. The Department has one Professor, and one Sr. Lecturers with MDS qualifications and one Lecturer with BDS qualifications.