Oral Medicine and Radiology Department is concerned with the oral health of all patients including medically compromised patients. It includes the diagnosis and nonsurgical management of disorders affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. Department has a multitude out patients daily, where the oral medicine specialists and postgraduates works as a multidisciplinary care team with good inter-departmental tie up. We are specialized in the management of diseases of orofacial complex, systemic and behavioral disorders that impact oral health which includes Orofacial pain, Temporomandibular disorders, mucosal diseases, neurosensory and motor diseases, salivary dysfunctions, oral complication of systemic illness. Postgraduation in Oral Medicine and Radiology is a three years course with intake of two students per year and the training includes a thorough knowledge on techniques, acquisition and interpretation of radiographic imaging studies performed for diagnosis of treatment guidance for conditions affecting the maxillofacial region. The habit of tobacco chewing in the population surrounding the dental college results in increased number of oral precancer and cancer OPDs that is managed well by our specialists and postgraduates. Postgraduates attends peripheral postings in Kidwai Memorial hospital for Oral Oncology, radiology (CT, MRI), CBCT hands-on course and inter-department panel discussions and CDE programs held in and outside the college.
Available facilities in the department of OMR,
- Intraoral X-ray unit
- RVG unit
- Lateral Cephalometry unit
- Departmental library (more than 100 books)
- LASER cautery
- Biopsy room
- Chest and hand-wrist X-ray
Oral Medicine and Radiology integrate medicine and diagnostic imaging to promote oral health care and the overall health of patients.
- To promote avenues for quality and cost-effective expert oral health care
- To promote eminence in education and research in the field of Oral Medicine and Radiology.
Head of the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology – Message
Dr. Vijeev Vasudevan (Prof & HOD) MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology)
OMR is an exciting field of dentistry and is constantly evolving since the need for further academic research is in great demand in this scientific arena. The curriculum is addressed to students who not only desire to be good human beings, but to be distinguished as top in the profession of dentistry, who would also play a pivotal role in the socio-economic system. The curriculum is carefully designed and integrated with didactics in the form of lectures, practical and demonstrations to improve skills and exposure to various clinical scenarios to heighten clinical acumen. We are the first interface with patients and hence it is important to develop a sense of holistic approach to their needs.
The faculty have a series of discussions with the students, on various topics which facilitate them to interact and mold their thought process. We have a student mentoring program to ensure we bring out the best in every student.
The faculty have made several presentations at National and International forums, in India and abroad, they also have many publications in National and International Journals, we serve on various Review Boards of Journals, and are active teachers with a scientific bent of mind and always ready to help our students. The students and faculty have brought laurels to our prestigious Institution and hope to do much more in the coming years.
|Dr. Vijeev Vasudevan||MDS||Professor & HOD|
|Dr. Srihari T.G||MDS||Reader|
|Dr. Devaraju D||MDS||Reader|
|Dr Nimi Susan||MDS||Lecturer|
Number of projects by students [last 3 years dissertation submitted to RUHS]
|Name of the Student||Research Title||Year|
|Deepa Reddy||A comparative study of condyle and glenoid fossa positions in dentulous and edentulous patients on Lateral Cephalogram||2015- 2018|
|Saundarya Kasibhotla||Radiographic evaluation of nutrient canals in patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus- a comparative case control study||2015- 2018|
|Himanshi Tomar||Age estimation by Camerier’s method using Radiovisiography of maxillary canines||2016- 2019|
|Trishna Saikia||Comparison of conventional and digital bitewing radiographs in the estimation of alveolar bone level – a comparative study||2016- 2019|
- Department staff was awarded Dr. AK Bhoweer award for authoring article titled in JIAOMR in the year 2017.
- Shanmugha Priya was awarded gold medal in Oral Medicine and Radiology
- Ayesha got best poster award at IAOMR conference.
- Prathyusha Chaava received best scientific paper award at XIII National triple symposium held in March 2015.
- Yella Ravi received best paper award at XIII National triple symposium held in year 2015.
- Avesha Taha received best paper award at All India Conference IAOMR.
- Deepa Reddy received best paper award at IAOMR National Conference held in year 2016.
- Deepa Reddy received best paper award at IAOMR National Conference held in year 2016