Department of Prosthodontics including Crown & Bridge
UG TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION METHODS ADOPTED FOR U.G
Dental materials and preclinical lab
A 1st year subject that introduces the students to the basic dental materials that are required throughout their practice of dentistry. Housed on the 5th floor of the institution, it is spread over an area of 2924 sq.ft .Teaching is conducted through various one to one interactions where the students get an opportunity to interact with the staff and get their doubts cleared.
The undergraduate clinic is spread over a clinical area around 10000 sq.ft housing 40 sophisticated and fully functional dental chairs, working trolleys. The section contains a large patient's waiting lounge with sufficient number of chairs. In addition, it consists of sterilization room which is equipped with both modern and conventional sterilization facility. Record room for maintenance of students and patients records; and store room that has an array of the latest equipments and materials.
The laboratory has a sitting work capacity for 20 students. The Laboratory is well equipped with individual Bunsen burners and micro-motor connections. Good natural and artificial lighting arrangement is available for excellent visibility. Additional bench lathes, Model trimmers & vibrators have been installed.
Undergraduate programme in Prosthodontics is designed to enable the qualifying dental surgeon to diagnose, analyse and treat common prosthodontic problems by preventive, interceptive and corrective procedures. This programme provides an in-depth knowledge about the growth & development, diagnosis, treatment planning, material science, appliances and management of different types of prosthodontic rehabilitation. Prosthodontics as the course curriculum, (which follows strict DCI norms) in the Undergraduate program is designed to provide strong theoretical and clinical background in Prosthodontics, enabling the students to treat completely or partially edentulous patients. Students are taught systematic sequential procedures for fabrication of complete and removal dentures with emphasis on biomechanical compatibilities.
Foundation knowledge and techniques are taught by lectures, video and demonstrations that are correlated with the student's laboratory exercises.
Apart from the routine clinical, assignments are given to make charts and present seminars on the PowerPoint as part of academic curriculum.