Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry aimed towards the comprehensive management of children with dental problems. Prevention and education are the key ways of promoting oral health collectively. Our goal is to produce a caries free generation. We intend to give every child an opportunity to maintain good oral health throughout life by timely counseling and tailored preventive programs. In the course of the same, we intend to set a foreground for the early identification of risk factors, evaluation of oral development, fluoride therapy , management of oral habits, prevention of oral injuries and modification of dietary and oral hygiene practices, dental care for the special children and initiating timely dental intervention.
The Department of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry was started in the year 2004 with an intake of 100 students per year for BDS course. The department trains undergraduate students for the fulfilment of the course in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and also offers three year full time course in Master of Dental Surgery (MDS). The Post graduate unit was initiated in the year 2008 with an intake of 3 students per year for MDS and it was increased to 6 per year from 2012.
The department spans over an area of 8,750 sft. with separate undergraduate and postgraduate sections. It has a colorful play area which offers an affable and vivacious environment for the benefit of the children. This department also has isolation and conscious sedation sections to facilitate effective treatment for uncooperative and disabled children. This branch encompasses a seminar hall with latest audiovisual aids and also includes a separate department library with over 100 reference books including a computer with 24 hrs internet connection.
The clinic is well equipped with 42 electronic controlled dental chair units and sophisticated instruments like Dental operating microscope, Conscious sedation, Diode Laser, digital radiography, equipment for modern endodontic procedures to provide an effective and efficient treatment to child patients. It includes a state of the art sterilization section. Along with the basic equipment the clinical laboratory also consists of a Hydrosolder unit and Easyvac pressure moulding machine. The clinic is well equipped with sophisticated instruments to provide an efficient treatment to our child patients.