CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY AND ENDODONTICS

(formerly known as Conservative Dentistry)

INTRODUCTION

Conserving and maintaining teeth affected by disease, developmental disturbances and trauma to optimum health and esthetics is the basis of education and patient care in this department. This is achieved by scientifically designed academic and research programs and evidence-based treatments that are offered with the intent to improve the oral health and general well-being of the patient.

HISTORY

The Department has been functioning since the inception of this prestigious institution in 1985 under Karnatak University, Dharwad and was recognized by the Dental Council of India and Govt. of India in 1989. Postgraduate training programme was started in 1991 and recognized in 1994 for 02 Post Graduate Students. From academic year 1996-97, the department started functioning under Rajiv Gandhi University. From the year 2006 our college acquired deemed status with 05 post graduates for every academic year. A certificate course on  “Excellence in Esthetics” is started from 2007. The department has excelled under the able leadership of Dr S V Bhagwat and the department alumni in his recognition instituted the Roll of honor “Dr. S V Bhagwat Gold medal”, awarded in this specialty for the best outgoing postgraduate student since the year 2011.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The educational goals of this program are to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competency in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of wasting diseases, caries, and its sequelae. It is achieved by offering the student an integrated experience in didactics, preclinical exercises and patient care with an emphasis on differential diagnosis emergency care and interdisciplinary treatment using the latest dental restorative materials and technology.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM

The goal of the postgraduate program is to train students who can practice the specialty of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics and teach the discipline. The candidates receive extensive clinical and biomedical education together with experience in teaching and research. The curriculum includes restorative, esthetic and adhesive dentistry, nonsurgical root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, surgical root canal therapy vital pulp therapy, and dental trauma with the utilization of digital radiography, operating microscopes, lasers, various biomaterials and many other aspects of the specialty.

PhD PROGRAM

The Department has a dedicated Ph.D program under the aegis of KLE Academy of Higher Education And Research, recognized by the University Grants Commission and MHRD and encourages research in the field of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics. The department is well equipped to support the high quality research.

CERTIFICATE COURSE

“Excellence in Esthetics” is a module-based university certificate program that is designed to provide an advanced level of education in Esthetic Dentistry. The training includes both simple and complex methods of smile reconstruction including teeth whitening, direct composite restorations, porcelain laminate veneers, all-ceramic and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns.

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FOR INTERNS

The department has introduced ’MOLAR ENDODONTICS FOR INTERNS ‘’ (Root Canal Treatment on extracted mandibular molar tooth using hand instruments) with an aim to provide basic knowledge about molar root canal therapy. The interns acquire adequate knowledge of root canal anatomy of molar teeth, endodontic hand instruments and material required for the procedure. The students will perform RCT on extracted mandibular molar using endodontic hand instruments.

Dr. Preeti  Doddwad
MDS
Professor & Head

Dr. Sonal Joshi
MDS
Professor & Dean

Dr. Anand C Patil
MDS
Professor

Dr. Sunita Shivanand
MDS
Reader

Dr. Neha Dhaded
MDS
Reader

Dr. Suresh Shenvi
MDS
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Sneha Patil
MDS
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Aniket Chavan
MDS
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Mateen Peerzade
MDS
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Neha Deshpande
MDS
Lecturer

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

The main research focus is on material sciences, endodontics and esthetic dentistry. The department is involved in several randomized control trials on endodontic instruments, novel canal disinfection techniques and alternative intracanal medicaments. This is reflected through the publications and patents

RESEARCH PROJECTS :
A total of 50 Research projects (Dissertations & Short term Projects) have been completed in the last 5 years (2016-2020). The details are as follows

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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

The staff and students have represented the Department at various curricular and co-curricular events at National & International events and have brought laurels to the Institute. The details from 2016-2020 are as follows:

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Simulation Lab

The Simulation lab helps students make a smooth transition from the preclinical to clinical setting.66 simulation units are clustered in modules that accommodate right- and left-handed students. Each operatory has an adjustable mannequin with a realistic mouth. Students work on typodont jaws using high-speed motors with step-by-step instructions and faculty guidance.

Undergraduate Clinic

The undergraduate clinic is spacious and well ventilated to accommodate 37 dental chairs. Clinics provide students with the opportunity to practice dentistry in specific fields of conservative Dentistry and Endodontics using an array of dental materials and equipment.

Postgraduate Clinic

The postgraduate clinic is equipped with 19 latest dental units, magnification tools, microsurgery setup, digital radiographic technology, and materials needed for comprehensive dental care. The postgraduates are trained to improve their skills in treatment planning and patient management.

HIGHLIGHTS

Equipment and Materials
Endodontic

Equipment and Materials

Digital technologies improve diagnostic acumen and treatment outcomes. The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is equipped with advanced armamentaria like Magnification Loupes, Dental operating microscope, Electronic Apex Locators, Thermoplasticized Obturation Units, RVG – Digital Imaging, Endodontic Microsurgical Kits, Power Bleaching Unit, and Soft tissue laser.

Treatment Modalities

Dr. G V Black Week:

Greene Vardiman Black (1836–1915), commonly known as Dr.G.V. Black, was one of the founders of modern dentistry in the United States. He is also known as the father of operative dentistry. As a part of Commemoration of Dr. G V Black’s birth anniversary and his commendable contributions in the field of Operative Dentistry, the department has been observing “Dr. GV Black week” in the first week of September every year since 2011.He researched many important topics to dentistry, including the cause of dental fluorosis and ideal cavity preparations. One of his many inventions was a foot-driven dental drill. He is also known for his principles of tooth preparations, in which he outlines the proper methods to prepare teeth for fillings.
The phrase, “extension for prevention,” is still famous in the dental community today and represents Black’s idea that dentists should incorporate more grooves and pits than those currently exhibiting decay as a preventive measure against those grooves and pits developing tooth decay in the future, although today ideas have changed and focus much more on minimal intervention. Black published his concepts and ideals in his text Manual of Operative Dentistry in 1896.

The main objectives of this initiative are to:
⦁ Introduce innovative methods of teaching and learning like quiz competitions, lectures and hands-on for the undergraduate, Interns and postgraduate students.
⦁ Motivate the faculty to be resource persons
⦁ Inculcate organizational skills in faculty

Dr. G V Black Week 2015

11th September – 18th September 2015

Program Presenter Audience
Lecture on “Fibre Post” Dr.NehaDhaded IV year
Lecture on: “Myths In Endodontics” Dr.Sonal Joshi Interns
Lecture on: Caries Prevention Dr. Sneha Patil II BDS
Lecture on: “Diagnostic Aids in Clinical Practice” Dr.SunitaShivanand III BDS
Lecture on: “Surgical Endodontics” Dr. Anand C. Patil PG

Dr G V Black Week 2016

6thto 10thSeptember 2016

Program Presenter Audience
Lecture on “The Most Speculated Controversy- Single Visit or Multiple visit RCT” Dr.AvinashA.Patil Interns
Lecture on: “Access to Apex: going the distance” Dr. Roopa M Patil IV BDS
Interactive Session and Collage competition Dr.Anand C Patil, Dr. Suresh Shenvi and Dr. Aniket Chavan II BDS
Lecture on “Advances in Matricing” Dr.Sandhya G III BDS

Dr G V Black Week 2017

11th TO 16thSeptember 2017

Program Presenter Audience
Quiz Competition Dr.Anand C Patil, Dr.SureshShevi, Dr. Aniket Chavan II BDS
Lecture on “Composite Restoration” Dr.SnehaPatil III BDS
RCT Competition with MCQs Dr.AvinashA.Patil,Dr.NehaDhaded,Dr.Shavina S Patil

Dr. Sandhya G

IV BDS
Lecture on “Bleaching of Discolored teeth” Dr.Sonal B Joshi Interns
Hands on “Class I Composite Restoration” Dr.Sunita S, Dr.SanjanaA.Patil, Dr. Sneha Patil III BDS

Dr. G V Black Week 2018

8th to 15th September 2018

Program Presenter Audience
Lecture on Post Endodontics Restoration Dr. Sneha Patil IV BDS
Word Search competition Dr Sunita Shivanand and Dr ShavinaPatil II BDS
Lecture on “Post & Core” Dr. Preeti Dodwad ,Dr.Sonal Joshi ,

Dr.NehaDhaded

1st to 4th BDS

Dr. G V Black Week 2019

10th to 16th September 2019

Programme

Presenter Audience/ Participants
Video presentation” on various dental topics Dr.Anand C Patil and Dr. Olivia Banerjee II BDS
Lecture and Demonstration on “Direct Veneers Dr.MateenPeerzadeDr. Suresh Shenvi and Dr.Sonal Joshi Interns
Lecture and Demonstration on: “Casting procedures and defects Dr.Vaidehi and Dr. Sneha Patil IV BDS
Lecture and Demonstration on “Advance matricing Systems” Dr.Niraj, Dr.Neha, Dr.Shavina, Dr.Avinash and Dr. Preeti III BDS
Lecture and Demonstrationon ‘Dental Photography’ by Dr. Vishal Kabre Dr.AniketChavan and Dr.SunitaShivanand PGs

CONS ENDO WEEK :

An Indian Association of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (IACDE) initiative is a national program celebrated in the first week of March every year since 2017 for creating awareness about the specialty of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics among the students and the general public.  Various events during this week are planned. The details are as follows:

Cons endo week 2018

A Guest lecture titled “Practicing safe Endodontics using  controlled memory files  SC Pro ” followed by hands on workshop on the use of SC Pro controlled memory files  by Dr. Abhijit Shetty from Mumbai was organized on this occasion. A total of about 120 students including undergraduate and postgraduate students and private practitioners were part of the programme. The workshop was attended by  40 Interns, 20 postgraduates and 5 faculty

Awareness Programs

An awareness program was organized for students (6 to 10th standard) of KLE International School, Belagavi on 4th April 2018. Staff members of the department conducted interactive sessions with students about the importance of the specialty and various clinical situations and emergencies   where they can approach   an endodontist.

Cons Endo Week 2019

For Postgraduates:

A total of 6 case presentations were presented by the postgraduates of the department.

For undergraduates:

On 27th March 2019  an e-poster competition conducted for the final year BDS students.  99 students participated and a total 33 posters on various topics of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics were presented. who presented. A total of 8 winners were selected, two per each session.

NSS ACTIVITIES:

The Department has been hosting and actively participating in the activities of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of the Institute. The details of the activities hosted by the Department from 2015-2020 are as follows:

Event Name Date Details
National Youth Day 12th January 2015 A collage Competition was held for undergraduates, interns and P.G’s on the occasion of national Youth Day Celebration. “Youth of today “was the theme for the competition. The total of 12 collage were presented
National Youth Day 12th January 2016 A Face Painting Competition was held for undergraduates, interns and P.G’s on the occasion of national Youth Day Celebration. “Youth”was the theme for the competition. The total of 18 teams comprising of 2 members each participated in the said event.
Road Safety Week 4th November 2017 Undergraduates and Interns were educated about various aspects of road safety
Sadbhavana Diwas 22nd August 2018 Oral Health checkup was done for around 30 Children and they were informed about the treatment needed. The department had collected donations from teaching faculty of the institute. The money collected was utilized to donate a Grinder and cloth stand.

Dr. S. V BHAGWAT GOLD MEDAL

Dr. S. V Bhagwat Gold Medal for the best outgoing Post-Graduate Student instituted by the alumni of the department in 2011 in honor of the Late Dr. Sharad V Bhagwat who was instrumental in developing the Department since its inception. He was a great teacher and an inspiration for the staff and students.

NAME OF THE STUDENT YEAR
Dr. Sanjana A. Patil 2011
 Dr. Salma Vazeer 2012
Dr. Priyanka Sarangi 2013
Dr. Kiran Ghatole 2014
Dr. Vishwajit Charusia 2015
Dr. Malini Shankar 2016
Dr. V. S. Lakshmi Kant Manoj CH 2017
Dr. Bhavna Gudlavalleti 2018
Dr.Nikita Sudhir 2019

COLLABORATIONS

The department has developed various collaborations with institutes and centers of repute to facilitate research activities of the department.

Sl No Name of the partnering Institution
 1 The Sinhagad Dental College and Hospital Vadgaon, Pune
2 Prabhakar Kore Basic Science Research Centre (BSRC), Belgaum
3 Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Dental materials MCODS, Manipal
4 Department of Microbiology, JNMC, Belagavi
5 KLE Engineering College, Belgaum
6 National Center for Biologic Sciences, Bengaluru
7 Department of Dental Materials, Manipal University, Mangalore.
8 KLE Institute of Pharmacy, Belagavi
9 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru
10 Dept of Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
11 Head and Neck CBCT Imaging Center, Belagavi
12 National Institute of Oceanography, Panaji, Goa
13 Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi
14 Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
15 KLE BM Kankanwadi Ayurvedic Medical College, Belagavi

ALUMNI

Our alumni date back to 1991 when the specialty introduced the post-graduation course. We are proud of our alumni who are placed all around the world and serving as clinicians, academicians, mentors, key opinion leaders and also in the armed forces, in various positions and capacities.

Dr .Vibha Hegde, alumni from the 1993 batch is presently the President elect of the IACDE(Indian Academy of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics).

Dr .Vibha Hegde, alumni from the 1993 batch

Dr. Savita Shashikiran ( Munavalli), Alumni of 1992 batch is a fedral employee working as program analyst at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institute of Health( NIH).  She Promotes Patient safety, focus on quality management and develop communications, compliance and regulatory clinical research policies and guidelines.

Dr. Savita Shashikiran ( Munavalli), Alumni of 1992 batch

Dr Yogesh Gupta an alumni from the 1994 batch is the Principal at Surendra Dental College and Research Institute, Sriganganagar.

Dr Yogesh Gupta , alumni from the 1994 batch

Dr. Nikhil Dev Wazir working as Prof & Head of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammuis also  a major and holding a position of company commander in 155 Infantry battalion JAK RIF ( Jammu and Kashmir riffles). His unit took active part in anti-militancy operations and CASO (cordon and search operations) in Jammu and Kashmir. Unit was first to respond to Nagrota attack on 29 Nov 2016 later 9 Para took over and all 3 militants were neutralized.

Dr Nikhil Dev Wazir

TESTIMONIALS

Dr Nikhil Dev Wazir working as Prof & Head of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammu. I went for schoolings in Sainik School Nagrota Jammu, so always had a thing in my heart for the uniform.At the age of 42 I took up the Exams of Territorial Army, cleared written as well as SSB and Medicals, and got commissioned in 155 Infantry battalion JAK RIF ( Jammu and Kashmir riffles) as a lieutenant. My unit took active part in anti-militancy operations and CASO (cordon and search operations) in Jammu and Kashmir. Unit was first to respond to Nagrota attack on 29 Nov 2016 later 9 Para took over and all 3 militants were neutralized. Currently I am a major and holding a position of company commander

Alumni of batch 1998

Department of conservative dentistry and endodontist, KLE VK institute of dental sciences,Belagavi is well known for its contemporary design with modern dental units, a separate radiographic room, separate magnification room, latest instruments and advance dental materials.

The department is endowed with a dedicated and experienced staff, all of whom are committed with education knowledge, patient care and research.

Department is reallywell organized and does quality dental treatment procedures ensures a regular flow of patients.Italso arranges extracurricular programs, various workshops, etc so students dont always be involved in studies but also enjoy studying.

Dr Nikhil Dev Wazir, as Prof & Head of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammu

Department of conservative dentistry and endodontist, KLE VK institute of dental sciences,Belagavi is well known for its contemporary design with modern dental units, a separate radiographic room, separate magnification room, latest instruments and advance dental materials.

The department is endowed with a dedicated and experienced staff, all of whom are committed with education knowledge, patient care and research.

Department is reallywell organized and does quality dental treatment procedures ensures a regular flow of patients.Italso arranges extracurricular programes,various workshops, etc so

Dr. Diksha Bhat

Dr BhavnaGudlavalleti

Gold Medalist (Batch 2015-2018)

MDS Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Without any debate, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research remains along with its surrounding hospitals in the campus a renowned and an unparalleled educational hub in city of Belagavi, Karnataka.The dental wing KLE VishwanathKatti Institute of Dental Sciences is a pioneer powerhouse which brings endless reservoir of knowledge and mentorship to our fingertips. It helped me explore every exciting opportunity in imbibing, enhancing and strengthening my skills as a post graduate in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics.

The regular schedule of speciality and interdisciplinary talks, seminars, and conferences in our campus by National and International speakers with cutting edge research knowledge played a key role.I am truly privileged and blessed to be  able to get the emphasized and transparent guidance of my dear mentor Dr Avinash A. Patil sir with all his insights and expertise advice at every step of my post graduation. I remain forever grateful to all the faculty and the support  team of Dept.of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics who mentored and  made me feel absolutely warm and  comfortable during all my stay for successful academic completion.The sprawling several acres of green campus with its student conducive  facilities like our Library a privileged bank of knowledge, Wifi, various cafes, salons, sports grounds, and swimming pools  gave a fresh dimension to kickstart every new day. Overall my experience at KLE as a post-graduate has been a very special and an important chapter to cherish.

Dr Bhavna Gudlavalleti