First Year BDS students learn Dental Material subject (Theory) through lectures and practicals are conducted in the lab to develop the needed skills to use the materials.
Second Year BDS students continue to learn dental material sciences through theory and laboratory practicals.They also perform Pre-Clinical operative Dentistry like Dental amalgam restorations, Cast Metal Restorations, GIC Restorations on Plaster Models, Extracted Teeth and Typhodonts in a dedicated Phantom simulator Lab for UGs and PGs. Also students perform manipulation of various dental materials use in operative dentistry.
third and Final Year BDS students learn and perform clinical work like Dental Amalgam Restorations, aesthetic restorations like GIC, Composite, Pulp Protection Measures and Root Canal Therapy.
Interns treat patients on daily basis, rendering treatments like endodontic therapy and various dental restorations under the guidance of teaching staff. On an average 1 intern treats 300 patients in 2 months of posting in the department. Interns are especially trained to perform rotary instrumentation.
Clinical assistants posted in department perform Root Canal Treatments on daily basis. They also manages OPD and Endodontic Emergency Services.
Post Graduate Students perform Root canal Treatments, Metal and Aesthetic Restorations, Periapical Surgery, Aesthetic Rehabilitaion, Management of dental and orofacial trauma, endodontic emergencies, teeth bleaching. Tutorials, clinical demonstrations, lectures, seminars and journal clubs are taken throughout the year to upgrade preclinical, clinical skills and knowledge of students.
Department also conducts postgraduate fellowship course in microdentistry under MUHS, Nashik, 10 students each year. They perform dental restorations, root canal treatment and periapical surgery (assist) under surgical operating microscope.
Lectures and demonstration on manipulation of related dental materials and trained for assistance/work each year for dental hygienist students.
PhD program with intake capacity of 3 scholar.
Department is equipped with 50 dental chairs for under graduate and post graduate dental clinic. The outpatient section of the department receives 250 to 300 new patients daily. The various treatment undertaken are dental amalgam restorations, cast metal restorations, GIC and composite restorations, root canal treatment, Metal and Aesthetic Restorations, Periapical Surgery, Aesthetic Rehabilitation, Management of dental and orofacial trauma, endodontic emergencies, teeth bleaching. All treatment is done by routine and modernised equipments like hard and soft tissue lasers, surgical operating microscopes, dental loupes, inclinic CAD CAM machines, RVG system, thermoplasticised gutta percha, intraoral cameras, endomotors with apex locators, retreatment kit, semiadjustable articulator, electrocautery unit etc.
3 new research done per year
6 ongoing research (as a part MDS curriculum)
11 Scientific research publications per year
50 Presentations on state, national, international forum
5 workshop per year
6 conferences per year
39 seminars per year
30 Journal club per year
9 awards won in last year’s conference paper presentations.
DIFFERENT COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT APART FROM BDS AND MDS:
Fellowship in Micro dentistry – 20 seats
PhD MUHS – 3 seats
Proposed fellowship in rotary Endodontics – 10 seats
Proposed fellowship in Aesthetic Dentistry – 2 seats
Training to dental hygienist students during their posting
In clinic CAD CAM machine – 1
Surgical operating microscope – 3
Hard and soft tissue laser unit -1
RVG with computer desktop – 4
Fully equipped modernised dental chair unit with intraoral camera – 1