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PAEDODONTICS & PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

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Introduction

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The department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry at Teerthanker Mahaveer University is a place where total dental care is provided to children from birth through adolescence including those children with special health care needs. Undergraduates are trained to develop necessary clinical skills for providing basic dental care to children with emphasis on preventive dentistry. Postgraduates are trained in all aspects of advanced paediatric dentistry including care of very young children and special children.

KEY FEATURES:

  • A child friendly reception area which is a ‘visual treat for children’.
  • State of the art equipment’s including RVG, hydrosolder, apex locators & intra oral camera and paediatric dental chairs.
  • Facility for provision of dental care under general anaesthesia for very young, extremely uncooperative and disabled children.
  • Strong Emphasis on prevention of oro-dental diseases in children by providing preventive procedures and appropriate parent and child counseling.

RESEARCH & ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

The Department of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry offers MDS course which has an intake capacity of five students per year. Various in-vivo, in-vitro studies and surveys dealing with the various treatment modalities and advances in the specialization are conducted in our department. Interesting researches and original studies undertaken by the post graduate students and staff members are regularly been published in the leading national and international journals. Post graduate students attend national and state conferences, convention and various CDE programs held every year.Seminars, journal clubs, pedagogy, case presentations and tests are conducted for the post graduate students on regular basis.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Endodontic treatment of primary, young permanent and permanent teeth
  • Management of harmful oral habits and malocclusions in children
  • Full mouth rehabilitation under general anaesthesia
  • Dental care for Children with Special Health Care needs
  • Esthetic paediatric dentistry
  • Preventive dentistry
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