Department of Periodontology
Periodontology is the specialized branch of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of teeth, or their substitutes, and maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures. The mission of the Department of Periodontology is to provide excellence and innovation in education, patient care and scientific discovery in our specialized field.
The well ventilated and spacious department of periodontics is situated on 2nd floor of the Dental College. The department is equipped with 22 dental chairs in the under graduate and 21 Dental chairs in post graduate section with instruments, equipments and materials required for comprehensive dental care of the patients.
Integrated department library has a vast collection of books, student library dissertations and journals and seminars. A state of the art seminar room with all the audio-visual facilities which enhances the education experience of the students is on 6th floor of dental college. Staff rooms for HOD, Readers and Senior lecturers as well as separate room for post graduate students are also available in the department. A centrally located sterilization room caters to the infection control needs of the department. Consumable and non-consumable supplies are adequately stored in the department store room. The department also has adequate number of computers with scanner and printers to maintain the patient record and to carry out research activities. A patient counseling room is also present in which all the patients are properly educated and motivated about their oral condition and treatment.
Our clinical teaching program starts with BDS third year. The third, final BDS students and interns are trained under a strict and regular schedule of lectures and clinical postings, in which they are required to do the patient work.
Our postgraduate (MDS) program started in the year 2007 which now has total 18 seats to impart quality training to the students in the field of Periodontology. There are a number of lectures been carried out by companies such as Oral-B and Listerine in our department annually.
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS
Teaching-learning process is the heart of education. It depends on the fulfillment of the aims & objectives of education. It is the most powerful asset of education to bring about desired changes in the students. With this in mind the department has all the infrastructural facilities and the dedicated teaching faculty, which makes the teaching learning student centric. The lecture methods, interactive teaching, project based learning, evidence based learning etc helps the students to understand the subject thoroughly. The department has some in inbuilt mechanisms like mentor system, identification of slow and advanced learner, academic calender, intensive clinical training etc in accordance with the BBD university norms. These are the List of teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programs including clinical teaching.
• Power point presentation
• Model demonstration
• Case discussion
• Chalk & talk
• Study posters
• Problem based learning