Infrastructure & Facilities
Spread at an area of 4269.5 sq.ft and located on the ground floor of the main college building, the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology consists of an Undergraduate section and a Postgraduate section, spacious Reception area, Clinical area in each section, a Radiology section with a dark room, Whole Body X-Ray room and an interpretation room, Professor, Reader and Lecturer rooms, PG Common room, a Seminar room with audio-visual facilities and a Department Library. The department is well equipped with 18 dental chairs, Dental X-ray units, OPG machine and Cephalometric unit, 300Ma Whole Body X-Ray Unit and Digital Radiovisiography (RVG).
The department now boasts of having the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), first of its kind in Eastern India and fifth in India.
Undergraduate (BDS) Programme
The Undergraduate (BDS) program in the department of Oral Medicine and Radiology started in the year 2009. The academic curriculum is covered in the third and final year through didactic lectures and clinical posting. The students are trained to take clinical history, do a proper examination and formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan. From the radiological aspect, they are trained in taking intraoral radiographs and their interpretation.
At the end of the BDS course the graduate is expected to: –
- Obtain Patient’s history in a methodical way
- Perform thorough clinical examination
- Select and interpret clinical, radiological and other diagnostic information
- Arrive at provisional, differential and final diagnosis
- Do treatment planning using diagnostic and prognostic information
- Identify precancerous and cancerous lesions of the oral cavity and refer to the concerned speciality for their management
- Have an adequate knowledge about common laboratory investigations and interpretation of their results
- Have adequate knowledge about medical complications that can arise while treating systemically compromised patients
- Have adequate knowledge about radiation health hazards, radiation safety and protection
- Be competent to take intra-oral radiographs and interpret the radiographic findings
- Gain adequate knowledge of various extra-oral radiographic procedures