Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

Overview

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry is that branch of dentistry which deals with the treatment of children’s teeth. Our department strives not only to provide early diagnosis, interception and treatment of oral diseases, but also includes counseling parents and children regarding diet and prevention of dental caries, traumatic injuries of teeth, gingival and periodontal diseases in children, pediatric endodontics and, preventive and interceptive orthodontics. Our goal is to provide comprehensive dental care to children including those with special health care needs. And to achieve this, the department concentrates on training dental students towards this end with quality dental education and also advance dental science utilising state of the art technology and render efficient and excellent dental services to patients.

Our Areas of Expertise

OPD

  • Diagnosis pertaining to the cheif complaint of the patient
  • Age specific oral hygiene instructions.
  • Radiographic examination

Caries Preventive Measures

  • Oral prophylaxis
  • Topical fluoride application
  • Pit and fissure sealant application
  • Application of remineralising agent

Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontic treatments

  • Habit breaking appliances
  • Appliances for minor orthodontic corrections
  • Space management

Restorative treatments

  • GIC restorations
  • Composite resin restorations
  • Silver amalgam restorations

Crowns

  • Preformed stainless steel crown
  • Ceramics
  • Cast metals

Cosmetic dentistry

  • Anterior esthetic crowns
  • Bleaching
  • Veneers
  • Anterior esthetic restorations

Endodontic treatment

  • Pulp capping procedures
  • Pulpotomy and pulpectomy
  • Apexogenesis and apexification
  • RCT
  • Post & core

Surgery

  • Extraction
  • Frenectomy
  • Excision of soft tissue lesions like mucocele,granuloma, surgical exposure of teeth etc

Other activities

  • Regular screening & treatment camps
  • School dental health programmes

Others

  • Management of special child
  • Full mouth rehabilitation under general anesthesia and conscious sedation
  • Emergency management of Traumatic Injuries to teeth.
  • Splinting

Faculty

Name of the Staff Qualification Designation
Dr. V.Mahesh Mathian MDS Professor and HOD
Dr. M.Gawthaman MDS Professor
Dr. R.Karunakaran MDS Reader
Dr. S.Vinodh MDS Reader
Dr. D.Philomine Princy MDS Senior Lecturer
Dr. M.Manoharan MDS Senior Lecturer
Dr. Patil Disha MDS Senior Lecturer
Dr. A.Preethi BDS Lecturer