Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology

ORAL MEDICINE AND MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY

Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology is that branch of dentistry that integrates the fields of medicine and dentistry to promote optimal health. It was recognised as a speciality by the DCI in 1968 (Oral Medicine) and 1971(Oral Radiology) and since then has made tremendous progress in proving its worth in the fields of Dentistry and Medicine alike. The Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology came into existence in 1984.

Further, to foster academic growth and allow the dissemination of research in the field of Oral Medicine & Radiology, the JIAOMR was initiated as the official publication of the Academy in the year 1991 and is into its 18th year of existence.

As a speciality, Oral Medicine and Radiology is mainly associated with

  • Application of General Medicine & diagnostics in dentistry for the management of various diseases of head and neck
  • Oral healthcare of medically compromised patients
  • Dental management of medically compromised patients
  • Diagnosis and management of a wide variety of non-surgical conditions of the intraoral hard and soft tissues, to include facial pain, salivary gland disorders, vesiculobullous diseases and other oral soft tissue lesions that may be either primary in origin or oral manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Recognition of the interaction of oral and systemic health
  • Integration of medical and oral health care
  • Management of Pharmaco-therapeutics necessary for treatment of oral and systemic diseases
  • Investigation of the etiology and treatment of oral diseases through basic science and clinical research
  • Research, teaching and patient care
  • Provision of care for medically complex patients and for those undergoing cancer therapy
  • Diagnosis and management of psychosomatic oral diseases
  • Forensic odontology

Aims & Objectives

The theme of the department is “Oral health for General health”. The Department aims to instill the following objectives in every student:

  • To foster excellence in education, research and patient care in the field of oral medicine
  • To promote the study and dissemination of knowledge regarding the medical aspects of dentistry while serving the best interests of the public
  • To promote the highest standards of care in the diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions that are not responsive to conventional dental, oral or maxillofacial surgical procedures
  • To provide an avenue of referral for dental practitioners who have patients with severe, life-threatening medical disorders or complex diagnostic problems involving the oral and maxillofacial region that requires ongoing non-surgical management
  • To improve the quality of life of patients with medically-related oral diseases
  • To focus and educate on the latest imaging modalities and its applications in dentistry

Areas of study

Undergraduate course

Core Foundation Knowledge

  • Medicine and Pathology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Diagnostic imaging interpretation

Core Clinical Practice

  • Oral mucosal diseases
  • Oral manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Oral disorders associated with ageing
  • Oral complications of medical therapy
  • Diseases of the jaws and teeth
  • Salivary gland diseases

Postgraduate course

Oral Medicine Clinical Practice

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of precancerous lesions and conditions
  • Diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular disorders
  • Oral/Dental management of medically complex patients
  • Diagnosis and management of syndromes in collaboration with Nitte Meenakshi Craniofacial Center
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Research design and Evaluation

Maxillofacial Radiology practice

  • Plain film radiography(Intraoral and extraoral)
  • Trauma Radiography
  • Implant Radiography
  • TMJ Radiography

Services offered

  • Radiographic investigations (Intraoral & Extraoral)
  • Tens
  • Infra Red Therapy
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Intralesional Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Sialometry
  • Guided Aspirations
  • Incisional Biopsy
  • Aspiration Biopsy
  • Exfoliative Cytology
  • Vital Staining
  • Digital Radiography

Achievements

Awards & achievements Event
Poster titled Is genie out of the bottle yet-genetic dentistry!!! by Dr. Anusha RL & Dr. Priya Sara Thomas was awarded the 2nd prize XXI National conference of the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology at Modern Dental College, Indore on Dec. 4,5 & 6, 2009.
Scientific paper titled Extranodal B-Cell Lymphoma-A rare case report with review of literature by Dr. Arshdeep Kaur was awarded the 1st prize At the 20th National Conference of IAOMR held at the Narayana Dental College, Nellore, A.P on Dec 13 & 14, 2008
Essay titled Recent advances in imageology of the Oral and Maxillofacial Region by Dr. Priya Sara Thomas was awarded the 2nd prize At the 20th National Conference of IAOMR held at the Narayana Dental College, Nellore, A.P on Dec 13 & 14, 2008.
Essay titled Significance of reserach in Oral Medicine and Radiology in India by Dr. Chandni Mishra was awarded the 3rd prize National level essay writing competition conducted by Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology in 2008
Essay titled Periodontal Management of AIDS by Dr. Kamala R. was adjudged as one of the best scientific essays Organized by Indian Society Of Periodontology 2007
Essay titled Rare diagnosis is Rarely correct by Dr. Kamala R. was adjudged as one of the best scientific essays Organized by IAOMR 2007
Poster titled Black or White-Equally dangerous by Dr. Karthik and Dr. Kamala was awarded the 3rd prize Triple O Symposium on Oral Cancer, 2007
Dr. Kamala R. secured the Best Essay award in the PG category The Role of Radiologist in Implant Dentistry IAOMR in Jan 2007
Poster titled Osteoglophonic Dysplasia by Dr. Naveen Shankar and Dr. Vidya Ajila presented was awarded the 1st prize XVII Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Wardha
Scientific paper titled Myoepithelioma of the palate – A case report by Dr. Deepak Daryani was awarded the 1st prize XVII Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology on January 6 & 8, Wardha.
Scientific paper titled A diffuse non Hodgkins Lymphoma by Dr. Vidya Ajila was awarded the 1st prize. National IAOMR PG Convention and Army Dental College, Secunderabad on August 14, & 15, 2005
Scientific paper titled Extranodal lymphoma in the maxillaA case report and review by Dr. V Naveen Shankar was awarded the 2nd prize. XVI National IAOMR Conference, “GRIP” at GDC, Goa in 2005.
Scientific paper titled An aggressive inverted papilloma of the maxillary sinus presented by Dr. Giridhar Naidu was adjudged to be one of the 5 best papers presented. National postgraduate seminar, Chennai 2003

Publications

  1. Extranodal non Hodgkin lymphoma-A case report with review of literature; Dr. Arshdeep Kaur, Dr. Gopakumar R, Dr. Subhas Babu, Dr. Shishir Shetty, Dr. Chandini Mishra, JIAOMR 2009; 21(4):191-195
  2. Cleidocranial dysplasia-Report of 2 cases with review of literature; Dr. Chandini Mishra, Dr. Arshdeep Kaur, Dr. Subhas Babu, Dr. Gopakumar R, Dr. Shishir Ram Shetty, KDJ 2009; 32(4):211-213
  3. Lymphangioma-A case report with review of literature; Dr. Shishir Ram Shetty, Dr. Chandini Mishra, Dr. Arshdeep Kaur, Dr. Subhas Babu, Nigerian Dental Journal 2009, Vol.17, Issue.1, 32-35
  4. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus-A case report with review of literature; Dr. Sreejan CK, Dr. Gopakumar R, Dr. Subhas BG and Dr. Roopashri RK, Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology (JIAOMR 2009)
  5. Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type IV: Report of a case and Review of Genetic Perspectives; Dr. Roopashri RK, Dr. Gopakumar R, Dr. Subhas BG and Dr. Sreejan CK, Kerala Dental Journal, KDJ 2009;32(1):47-49
  6. Osteomyelitis in infantile osteopetrosis:A case report with review of literature; Dr. Roopashri RK, Dr. Gopakumar R and Dr. Subhas BG, Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2008;26:125-8)
  7. Amelanotic Melanoma-A case report with review of literature; Dr. Kamala R, Dr. Gopakumar R, Dr. Subhas Babu, Dr. Giridhar Naidu S, Dr. Vidya Ajila, Dr. Karthik R, JIAOMR 2007;19(3)
  8. Tri symptomatic Sturge Weber Syndrome-A case report with review of literature; Dr. Karthik R, Dr. Gopakumar R, Dr. Subhas Babu, Dr. Giridhar Naidu S, Dr. Vidya Ajila, Dr. Kamala R, JIAOMR 2007;19(4)
  9. The Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology published the JIAOMR for the year 2006-07
  10. Chapters on Dysphagia, Halitosis and Non odontogenic lesions and reactive lesions contributed by Dr. Gopakumar; Fundamentals of Oral Medicine & Radiology, 2002, Ed 2. Bailoor DN & Nagesh

Faculty

1.       Dr G Subhas Babu ,Professor and Head
2.       Dr Vidya Ajila, Reader
3.       Dr Shruthi Hegde, Reader
4.       Dr Renita Castelino, Lecturer
5.       Dr Kumuda Rao, Lecturer
6.       Dr Supriya Bhat, Lecturer