Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

INTRODUCTION

Primarily a research-oriented department that imparts quality training to undergraduates and postgraduates. Besides conducting all routine blood and urine analysis and histopathological examination, the department is actively involved in various research projects on HIV-AIDS, laser-induced wound healing, karyotyping, molecular studies using PCR, cancer research using the latest Immuno-Histochemical methods and various microbiological aspects of oral infections.

HISTORY

The high level of training given to postgraduates by the experienced staff has resulted in numerous accolades being won by them at various national specialty conferences. Keeping the motto “We care for you” in mind, the Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry was established at the KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences in 1985, with the new wing being inaugurated on 17th March 2012, by the then Honorable Health Minister of India, Dr. GhulamNabi Azad. Undergraduate course was started in the year 1985, while a postgraduate course in 1992, with an intake of two postgraduate students every year. Ph.D. courses started in the year 2007. The Department is well spaced, attractive, well equipped keeping in mind the needs of the children including waiting area consisting of an aquarium, toys, television, etc. facilities, separate OPD, Counselling & Isolation rooms, clinical areas for Undergraduate & Postgraduate students. Well trained and experienced faculty dedicated to providing a fertile ground for teaching and learning. Our department has collaborated with Hemophiliac and diabetic society of KLES’ Dr. PrabhakarKore Hospital and medical research Centre, Belgaum, to provide care for special children.

  • The Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry was established in 1985.
  • Year of starting Under Graduate Course: 1985
  • Year of starting Post Graduate Course: 1992 (2 students per year)
  • Ph.D. Course Started: 2007

AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

To establish a Department par excellence to provide comprehensive and preventive oral health Care needs for children, with special emphasis for treating differently abled children

  • To provide every child the fundamental right to his or her total oral health care.
  • To practice Pedodontics, we follow a simple philosophy: “Treat the patient not the tooth”.
  • To provide comprehensive oral health care for the children along with specially-abled children so as to reduce dental diseases.
  • To encourage and train the students to take up research activities to improve the oral health of the children.

FACULTY

Dr. Shivayogi M. Hugar, MDS

PROFESSOR & HEAD

Total Experience: 12 years

Dr. Chandrashekhar Badakar, MDS

READER

Total Experience: 8 years

Dr. Niraj Gokhale, MDS

READER

Total Experience: 7 years

Dr. Chaitanya M. Badakar

LECTURER

Total Experience: 1 years

Dr. Shweta Kajjari, MDS

LECTURER

Total Experience: 1 years

Dr. Priya Meharwade

LECTURER

Total Experience: 1 years

Dr. Vidyavathi H. Patil, MDS

LECTURER

Total Experience: 5 years

TREATMENTS RENDERED

  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Space Maintainers
  • Bleaching

4. Composite esthetic treatment
5. Re-attachment of the fragment in fractured teeth
6. Management of trauma

7. Complete denture in children
8. Management of ectodermal dysplasia case
9. Cross bite correction

EQUIPMENT’S & RESEARCH DETAILS

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Completed Projects Year Wise Statistics Only

YEAR

MAJOR

MINOR

TOTAL

2015

2

6

8

2016

2

3

5

2017

2

10

12

2018

2

4

6

TOTAL

31

COURSES

  • 1. Under Graduate
    • Intake- 100 per year
    • Curriculum- as per DCI norms syllabus was revised in 2014 for UG
    • Value Added Courses – Interns Enrichment programme- Stainless steel crowns for primary molars

    2. Post Graduate

    • Intake-2 per year
    • Curriculum- as per DCI norms syllabus was revised in 2014 for both UG

    3. PhD

    • Intake- 1 per year

    4. Allied Courses

    • Dental Mechanics