A Brief Look

The Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge is situated on the ground floor of the main college building. This dental specialty is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, appearance and health of patients with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues. This is achieved by the use of fixed and removable prostheses including crowns, bridges and dentures. Moreover, Dental implants that replace the roots of missing teeth and support single crowns, large bridges and dentures are also provided to the patients. This technology makes it possible for replacement teeth supported by dental implants to look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Infrastructure & Facilities

Spread at an area of 8383 sq.ft and located on the ground floor of the main college building, the Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge consists of an Undergraduate section and a Postgraduate section, a spacious Reception area, separate Clinical area for each section, an Implant section, an Undergraduate laboratory, a State-of-the-Art Postgraduate lab. Including the Ceramic and Casting labs, Professor, Reader and Lecturer rooms, a well equipped Seminar room with Department Library, PG Common room with locker facilities and a separate area for sterilization and disinfection of instruments. The department is well equipped with 43 dental chair units and latest audio visual facilities. The Pre-Clinical Prosthetics Laboratory is situated on the second floor of the college building and has all the requisite instruments and equipments for pre-clinical study of 1st and 2nd year BDS students. The department is also wi-fi enabled and allows free internet access.

Undergraduate Programme

The Undergraduate (BDS) program in the department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge started in the year 2007. The academic curriculum is covered in the first, second, third and final year through didactic lectures, pre-clinical work and clinical posting.

At the end of the BDS course the graduate is expected to –

  • Understand and use various dental materials
  • Be competent to carry out treatment of conventional complete and partial removable dentures
  • Be competent to fabricate fixed partial dentures

Postgraduate Programme

The Postgraduate (MDS) program started in the year 2014 with 3 seats. The academic curriculum includes a dissertation, Library dissertation, departmental and interdepartmental seminar presentations, journal club, Pre-clinical work and Clinical training. The postgraduate students are trained in all phases of rehabilitative procedures including implant placement. Clinical programme includes training in Removable and Fixed Prosthodontics, Implant Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. They are also encouraged to involve themselves in various research activities.

At the end of the MDS course the postgraduate is expected to –

  • Diagnose and plan treatment for patients requiring a Prosthodontic therapy
  • Read and interpret a radiograph and other investigations for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Perform Tooth and tooth surface restorations, Complete denture Prosthodontics, removable partial denture Prosthodontics, fixed Prosthodontics and maxillofacial and Craniofacial Prosthodontics and Implant supported Prosthodontics.
  • Acquire knowledge on T.M.J and Occlusion, craniofacial esthetics and biomaterials, craniofacial disorders, problems of psychogenic origin.

Services Provided

  • Removable Partial Dentures (Acrylic and Cast partial dentures)
  • Complete denture
  • Over dentures (Tooth and Implant supported)
  • Fixed Partial Dentures (all-metal crowns)
  • Fixed Partial Dentures (Porcelain fused metal crowns, all-ceramic crowns)
  • Post and Core
  • Implant supported fixed prosthesis
  • Maxillofacial prosthesis

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