The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vishnu Dental College was started in the year 2002.The department was formed and developed with a patient centric philosophy, keeping in view the non availability of proper care for maxillofacial problems of the rural population in this part of the state.
Oral & Maxillofacial surgery is a branch of Dentistry which not only deals with the regular teeth related Problems but also many critical pathologies of the jaws and facial region.
It is considered as an advanced speciality in dentistry which is quite rigorous in training and has a regular interaction with medical specialities like Neurosurgery, General Medicine, Orthopedics, Oncology, Plastic Surgery etc, and blending dentistry with medicine.
- Department of OMFS deals with the following
- . Diagnosis and treating diseases of the teeth and their supporting soft and hard tissues.
- . Surgical reconstruction of deficient bone structure in the jaws.
- . Manage head and neck trauma and injuries to the face, jaws, mouth and teeth.
- . Diagnosis and management of facial pain.
- . Diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer and other diseases in the maxillofacial region.
- . Surgical corrective jaw surgery to improve the function and appearance (Prognathic jaws,cleft lip and palate and other congenital defects).
- . Perform facial cosmetic procedures to enhance facial appearance and function.
- . Diagnosis and surgical management of Temporomanidibular Joint disorders (Ankylosis, Subluxation etc)
This Department which started with a single operation theatre, 2 beds ICU and 10 bed ward has been developed into a modern unit.
The State of art Maxillofacial Surgical Complex, spread over 7456 Sft, comprising of 2 Operation theatres and 5 bed ICU with 20 beds ward for male and female patients has been operational since last year. There is a seperate isolation ward for infection cases. Advanced life support systems and Ventilators are available in the Operation theatres and ICU to handle Critical cases.
The department has some of the best outpatient and inpatient treatment facilities in the entire state of AP, with a special emphasis for Patient care and satisfaction.
Minor surgical procedures are performed on a day to day basis, most of them comprising of wisdom teeth removal, preprosthetic surgery and other minor procedures.
The major portion of work done at the maxillofacial centre involves attending to trauma on regular basis. Cysts and Tumors of Maxillofacial region are treated on regular basis. A good number of TMJ ankylosis have been treated at our unit since 2004. Most of these cases were treated free of cost with TMJ release and distraction protocols.
In association with the Department of Orthodontics, various Orthognathic surgery cases are being performed with a multidisciplinary approach.
The department is working towards a cleft lip and palate unit for the benefit of patients. A reasonable number of primary cleft lip and palate cases are operated at regular intervals.
The department has a fully equipped Implantology centre with 5 implant systems to cater for patient needs. Most patients have benefitted by the wide range of treatment options. The protocol ranges from simple rehabilitation to advanced implantology procedures like sinus grafting or ridge augmentation and full mouth rehabilitation.
The department works on a nonprofit making basis catering to the poor and needy patients with our patient centric philosophy. The department is supported by a "Chairman's grant",to treat socioeconomically deserving patients.
This Department trains young UG students in oral & maxillofacial surgery and runs a 3yr MDS program in OMFS.
This Department has hosted some of the renowned surgeons and academicians during various Continuing Dental Education programmes held at the college.
Faculty and PG students of this department,supported by qualified ancillary staff work as a team with a " UNIT & PATIENT FIRST " motto delivering the best available treatment to our patients.