Department of Periodontology
The Department of Periodontics provides periodontal education to undergraduate dental students.
The goal of the periodontal education is to educate dental students to be competent in recognizing and diagnosing periodontal diseases and providing periodontal therapy to their patients. In the Department of Periodontics, this competency is measured through their performance on didactic examinations and through clinical performance assessments on various types of periodontal procedures the students perform in the clinic.
The dental students perform periodontal examinations, treatment plans, periodontal debridement, re-evaluation of initial periodontal therapy, and periodontal maintenance and decision making on preferred treatment plans. The students gain familiarity with various types of periodontal surgical procedures while assisting during periodontal surgery performed by the faculty and preceptorship student in periodontics. After gaining some experience in witnessing and assisting during periodontal surgery, the dental students may be able to perform some periodontal surgical procedures depending on the type and complexity of the surgery.
Facilities provided in the department are a prompt diagnosis of the ailment which includes case history, examination and diagnosis. A special emphasis on the chief complaint of the patient without neglecting the other problems. A proper treatment protocol is followed which starts with phase I therapy that includes scaling and root planning. Perio-esthetic procedures such as gingival depigmentation, frenectomy, gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, crown lengthening, vestibuloplasty and various mucogingival surgeries are performed.
Major surgical procedures for problems like periodontal pockets are also done; such techniques include various flap surgeries. Specialized surgical therapies like free gingival graft, lateral pedicle graft, etc are also performed. Regenerative surgeries such as various bone grafts and guided tissue regeneration are also done successfully in the department. We motivate the patient for maintenance of good oral hygiene by explaining various tooth brushing techniques, Implant therapy and finally Laser treatment.Department Profile:
The Department of Periodontics has teaching programme of 280 hours in the BDS curriculum. Spread over 5020 sq ft, the department is equipped with 40 dental chairs.The Department treats about 20-30 patients per day, with all different types of cases.