A Brief Look

The Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology is situated in the ground floor of the main college building adjacent to the reception. The department deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical management of oral diseases including oral manifestations of systemic diseases. It also deals with the diagnosis, management and referral of pre cancerous lesions, pre cancerous conditions and oral cancer. The radiology section deals with all kinds of intraoral and extraoral radiographs as well as advanced radiographic techniques using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and orthopantomogram. It is the first department where outpatients report. The patients are thoroughly examined and appropriately diagnosed. Approximately 250 – 300 patients per day are examined, diagnosed through laboratory and radiographic investigations and referred to other specialist departments for further treatment.

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

Services Provided

  • Diagnosis and medical management of oral diseases including oral mucosal lesions
  • Management of oral manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Medical management of salivary gland disorders, Temporomandibular joint disorders and orofacial pain
  • Early detection of oral precancerous lesions, conditions and oral cancer
  • Medical management of oral precancerous lesions and conditions
  • Incisional biopsy
  • Excisional biopsy for smaller lesions
  • Exfoliative cytology for oral mucosal lesions
  • Maxillofacial radiology (X-ray)

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