Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology
The specialty of Oral Medicine & Radiology plays a vital role in comprehensive oral health as well as systematic assessment of patients to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. The department also deals with screening of precancerous and cancerous lesions, treatment of oral mucosal lesions and temporo-mandibular disorders. The department is equipped with TENS treatment modality for muscular disorders of jaw bones. The department is also involved in various academic activities of forensic dentistry.
The radiology unit deals with the intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic evaluation and radio-diagnosis. The department is equipped with Radiovisiography (RVG), Intra and extra oral X-ray units and digital Orthopantomograph and Cephalogram units.
The department is academically involved in teaching third year, fourth year BDS students and interns. The teaching and learning activities include lectures, seminars, group discussions, demonstrations to achieve academic excellence At the end of the course, the students are skilled with the ability of comprehensive examination, diagnosis and treatment planning as well as management of mucosal lesions.
To engage the students and make learning more fun, department also holds Annual OMR quiz competitions for fourth year BDS students and Interns.
The department has been carrying out multiple research activities as well as long term studies. Department prides itself at the laurels brought to the college by the winners of National Essay Competitions.
The Tobacco Cessation Centre (TCC) of the institute is run by the department of Oral Medicine & Radiology. The TCC is actively involved in identifying, counselling and effectively motivate the tobacco users to quit the habit. During the course, the students are trained in patient counselling and imparting health education to tobacco users.
Accomplishments by the Department
Studies Conducted in the Department
|STUDIES NO.||TITLE||CURRENT STATUS PUBLISHES|
|1||ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TEMPOROMANDIBULAR PAIN & DYSFUNCTION AND EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS, TRAIT ANXIETY & PROLONG DENTAL TREATMENT IN DENTAL STUDENTS||Kaintura A., Meru S., Singh GP., Rekhi A., Gomes A. Association Between Temporomandibular Pain & Dysfunction and Effects of Psychological Stress, Trait Anxiety & Prolong Dental Treatment in Dental Students. Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry. 2016;5:1:178-182|
|2||CHANGES IN THE ORAL CAVITY DURING MENSTRUATION DUE TO CHANGES IN THE LEVEL OF HORMONES IN FEMALES||Manuscript under preparation|
|3||INCIDENCE OF ORAL MUCOSAL LESIONS AMONGST TOBACCO USERS IN UTTARAKHAND||Data collection in progress (1200+ sample size completed until March 2019)|
|4||ANGINA HEMORRHAGIC BULLOSA: A CASE REPORT AND AN UPDATE.||Manuscript submitted for publication|
|5||ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS ABOUT APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICE OF CBCT IMAGING AMONGST DENTAL PROFESSIONALS IN UTTARAKHAND: A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY||Manuscript submitted for publication|
|6||COMPARISON OF 5 BUFFERING AGENTS CHANGES IN SALIVARY pH IN INDIVIDUALS PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED TO A TEST CARBONATED DRINK: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CROSSOVER TRIAL||Registered in: Clinical Trials-USA: NCT03526770 Clinical Trials Registry India: CTRI/2018/04/013467 Manuscript under preparation|
|7||COMPARISON OF 5 BUFFERING AGENTS CHANGES IN SALIVARY pH IN INDIVIDUALS PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED TO A TEST SWEETENED MIXED FRUIT JUICE- A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CROSSOVER TRIAL||Registered in: Clinical Trials-USA: NCT03510962 Clinical Trials Registry India: CTRI/2018/04/013482 Manuscript under preparation Manuscript under preparation|
|8||COMPARISON OF 5 BUFFERING AGENTS CHANGES IN SALIVARY pH IN INDIVIDUALS PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED TO A TEST FLAVORED MILK- A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CROSSOVER TRIAL||Registered in: Clinical Trials-USA:NCT03513575 Clinical Trials Registry India: CTRI/2018/04/013480 Manuscript under preparation Manuscript under preparation Manuscript under preparation|
|9||EVALUATION OF PERIODONTAL STATUS OF TEETH ASSOCIATED WITH THE TOBACCO POUCH IN COMPARISON TO THE CONTRALATERAL SIDE WITHOUT TOBACCO ASSOCIATED LESION||Data Collection In Progress|
|10||COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF TWO METHODS USING TOOTH-CROWN INDEX AND PULP-TOOTH RATIO ON PERIAPICAL RADIOGRAPHS OF SINGLE ROOTED PERMANENT TOOTH FOR AGE ESTIMATION IN ADULTS||Data Collection In Progress|