Periodontics

PERIODONTICS

It is a branch of dentistry which deals with the study of supporting structures (Periodontium) of the tooth and with the diseases affecting the same. Diseases of the gums are almost seen in all age groups. This can manifest commonly as bleeding of the gums, known as gingivitis to more severe conditions affecting the supporting bone of the tooth called Periodontitis. If this disease is left untreated it leads to loss of tooth. Periodontics not only deals with the natural dentition but also has its responsibility towards the maintenance of health of a dental implant.

Recently, the science of Periodontia has made its entry into the esthetic world where deformities in the gum structure like gingival recession (deficiency in gum tissue); black gums (heavy melanin pigmentation on gums) are corrected to more esthetically appealing contours.

Aims & Objectives

The training program in periodontics is structured to achieve the following objectives:

  • To acquire adequate knowledge and understanding of the etiology, patho-physiology and diagnosis, treatment planning of various periodontal problems.
  • To be able to identify social, cultural, economic, genetic and environmental factors and their relevance to disease process management in periodontal problems.
  • Essential knowledge of personal hygiene and infection control, prevention of cross infection and safe disposal of hospital waste keeping in view the high prevalence hepatitis and HIV.
  • To perform with competence minor perio-surgical procedures; to surgically and medically treat periodontal disease.
  • To be willing to adopt new techniques of surgical management developed from time to time based on scientific research which in the best interest of patients.
  • Respect patients rights and privileges, including patients’ right to information and right top seek a second opinion.

Areas of study

BDS
As Periodontology is a clinical subject, it starts in the 3rd yr BDS teaching program. Third year BDS students are taught the basic histology, physiology and pathology associated with the periodontal tissues, subsequently in the final year they will be taught about diagnosis and management of the same.

MDS

I yr

  • Library dissertation
  • Seminar: 6 basic topics
  • Journal clubs: 5
Clinical work:

  • Hand scaling: Supragingival: 100, Subgingival: 50
  • Case history presentation with IOPA, photographs, study models: 10
  • Conference attendance: 1
  • Thesis: Selection of topic & pilot study
II yr

  • Thesis to be completed
  • Seminars: 10
  • Journal clubs: 20
Clinical work:

  • Flap (Full mouth): 5
  • Flap: 20
  • Gingivectomy/Gingivoplasty:10
  • Vestibuloplasty/Frenectomy: 10
  • Muco-gingival surgical procedures: 10
  • Regenerative procedures: 10
  • Splinting / Coronoplasty: 10
  • Scientific paper presentation: 1
  • Conference/workshop: 1+2
  • Lecture classes: 4
III yr

  • Thesis: To be submitted within 6 months
  • Seminars: 10
  • Journal Clubs: 20
Clinical Work:

  • Same as in 2nd year with documentation of all cases
  • Paper presentation: 1
  • Paper Publication: 1
  • Conference attended: 1+2
  • Lecture classes: 4

Teaching aids

  • Digital Library
  • A/C Surgical section
  • Provision for newer equipments like Prophyjet, Ultrasonic cleaner, Sub-gingival irrigator, GCF collection kit etc.
  • Audio-visual aids
  • LAN connection with broad band facility with 4 computer terminals

Publications

    • Dr. Urmila Jariwala & Dr. B.V Somayaji. G.T.R – An overview J.I.D.A, Vol.66, April 1995.
    • Dr. Urmila Jariwala & Dr. B.V Somayaji. Clinical evaluation of Lateral Pedicle Grafts and Double Bridging Flaps for Root Coverage. J I.D.A – Vol.66, Oct 1995
    • Dr. Urmila Jariwala & Dr. B.V Somayaji. Periodontics in General Dental Practice. K.S.D.J – Vol. 16, No.3 August 1996.
    • Dr. B.V Somayaji &. Dr. P. Jayachandran. Evaluation of anti-microbial efficacy and release pattern of Tetracycline and metronidazole by local delivery system. J.P. 1998, 69: 409 – 413
    • Dr. Urmila Jariwala, Dr. B.V Somayaji & Dr. Biju Thomas. PDL Status of intentionally replanted teeth. JISP – Vol: 2:1997
    • Dr. P. Jayachandran, Dr. Seema Samuel. Peripheral Ossifying fibroma – A case report K.S.D.J – 2004.
    • Dr. Rahul Bhandary, Dr. B.V Somayaji & Dr. Biju Thomas. Periodontal infection as risk factor for Pre-term low birth weight infants. J.I.S.P – 2003, Vol.6, Issue 1.
    • Dr. B.S Jagadish Pai, Dr. B.V Somayaji & Dr. R.P Nayak. Comparative evaluation plaque removing capacity of a new triple headed tooth brush and a conventional brush. JISP – 2003, Vol.6, Issue 1.
    • Dr. Surendra M.S, Dr. B.V.Somayaji.To estimate GCF beta-glucoronidase levels in healthy, gingivitis and adult periodontitis. A split mouth study. J.I.S.P – 2003, Vol.6, Issue 2.
    • Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Mohammed Fiyaz & Dr. Biju Thomas. Mucous Membrane Pemphoid – A case report. KSDJ, April 2005, Vol. 24, No.2.
    • Dr. Neetha Shetty, Dr. Biju Thomas & Dr. Pushparaj Shetty. Desmoplastic Peripheral Ameloblastoma – A Case Report. K.D.J – Vol: 29, No.3, July 2006.
    • Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas & Dr. Rithesh K. Relationship between Periodontitis and Erythrocyte count. JISP – 2006, Vol.10, Issue 2.
    • Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Amit Valvekar & Dr. Vijaya Raghav. Massive Gingival Enlargement and Alveolar Bone Loss. K.D.J, Vol.30, No:2, April 2007.
    • Dr. Prasad B. Shetty, Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Dr. Biju Thomas. Bis-phosphonates- The Bone sparing Drugs J.S.P.I.K- Vol.1, Issue:1 May – 2007.
    • Dr Biju Thomas Dr. Shivanand H, Dr. Sharath K.S. Chairside diagnostic kits in Periodontics – JIDA –Oct 2007, Vol.1 – no.10.
    • Dr. Mamatha Shetty, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas. Relationship between blood glucose level and Periodontal disease. RGUHS Journal of Dental Sciences, Vol.1, Issue 2, Jan 2008.
    • Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Dr. Prasad Shetty, Dr. Biju Thomas. Lipoxins: A new therapeutic clue for periodontitis. J.S.P.I.K, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Jan 2008
    • Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Dr. Prasad B. Shetty,Dr. Biju Thomas. Syndromes associated with periodontal disease. J.S.P.I.K Vol.1, Issue 2, Jan 2008.
    • Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Vijay Raghava. Periodontitis: A new risk factor for elevated serum lipids? – J.I.D.A, Vol 2, No. 3, March 2008.
    • Dr. Mamatha Shetty, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas. Idiopathic gingival enlargement-A case report. KDJ, Vol. 31, Issue 2, April 2008.
    • Dr. Prasad B. Shetty, Dr. Gurupreet Kaur, Dr. Biju Thomas. Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Gel (Chlo-site) in the treatment of Periodontitis. KSDJ Vol. 27, No. 2, April 2008.
    • Dr. Neetha Shetty, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Amitha Ramesh. Comparison of Neutrophil Functions in diabetic and healthy subjects with chronic generalized periodontitis. JISP, Vol.12, Issue 2, May 2008.
    • Dr. Vinayak Kumbhojkar, Dr. P. Jayachandran, Dr. Biju Thomas. Hyperlipidemia and periodontitis: A confluence of Oral and systemic health.- JIDA, Vol.2, Issue 8, August 2008.
    • Dr. Neeta Shetty, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Askar Aga, Dr. Dilip Nayak. Periodontal ligament stem cells: Dentistry on-line, The International Forum for Dentistry 2008 ISSN 1359-7647.
    • Dr. Sathish M., Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Sucheta Kumari. Serum Vitamin C levels in Periodontal Health and disease. JSPIK Vol.2, Issue 1,Sept. 2008.
    • Dr. Chyrel Salian, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Sucheta Kumari. Evaluation of Sialic Acid levels in Serum and Saliva in health and chronic Periodontitis. JSPIK Vol.2, Issue 1, Sept. 2008.
    • Dr. Gowri Pendyala, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Suchetha Kumari. The challenge of antioxidants to free radicals in periodontitis. JISP, Vol.12, Issue 3, Sep-Dec 2008.
    • Dr. Anupriya Sharma, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas. Evaluation of Dental Awareness and Periodontal health status in Dental Auxiliary Personnel. JIDA, Vol. 2, No. 11, Nov 2008.
    • Dr. Bhavana Bhatia, Dr. Biju Thomas. A Comparative evaluation of the Plaque removal efficacy of various types of tooth brushes:A.Clinical Study. J.S.P.I.K – Vol. 2, Issue 2, May 2009
    • Dr. Anupama Rao, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas. Efficacy of subgingival irrigation with 2 commercially available mouth rinses (tea tree oil & Chlorehexidine digluconate) in the treatment of chronic periodontitis patients – A Clinical & Microbiological study. J.S.P.I.K – Vol. 2, Issue-2, May 2009.
    • Dr. Sanyuktha Shetty, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Sharat Karanth. Endo perio lesions. Indian Dentist Research and Review, May 2009.
    • Periodontal health status in patients with coronary heart disease – A clinical study Dr. K.B.Menaka, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas. JIDA, Vol 3 No. 8 August 2009
    • Estimation of Nitric oxide as inflammatory marker in Periodontitis. Dr. Menaka K, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Suchetha Kumari – JISP 2009, Issue 2, May –Aug 2009
    • Basics of dentine bonding. Dr. Arvind Shenoy, Dr. Nina Shenoy – Indian Dentist Research and Review – November-2009.
    • Effectiveness of a diclofenac mouth rinse in controlling pain after periodontal flap surgery. Dr. Vidhya Shekar, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Sharath K.S. KDJ Vol. 32 1 No.4 October 2009
    • Comparitive evaluation of gram negative species in the subgingival
      microbiota of subjects in healthy and chronic Periodontitis – A Microbiological study. Dr.Blessie
      Abraham, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Veena Shetty. JSPIK vol.3 Issue 1 November 2009.
    • Basics of dentine bonding. Dr. Nina shenoy, Dr. Arvind Shenoy. Indian Dentist Research and Review Nov 2009
    • Direct composite restorations: Material aspects and clinical considerations. Dr.
    • Arvind Shenoy, Dr. Nina Shenoy. Indian Dentist Research and Review January 2010
    • Restore to Success – The anterior composite resin restoration. Dr. Arvind Shenoy
    • Dr. Nina Shenoy. Indian Dentist Research and Review February 2010
    • Self inflicted traumatic injuries of the gingival – A case series. Rajiv Subbaiah, Biju
    • Thomas, Maithreyi VP. Journal of International Oral Health. Vol 2 ( Issue 1) June 2010.
    • Comparative Evaluation of Micronutrients status in the serum of Diabetes Mellitus
    • Patients and Healthy Individuals With Periodontitis. Dr . Biju Thomas, Dr Suchetha Kumari. Journal Of Indian Society of Periodontology, Issue 1, Vol 14,Jan 2010
    • Marfan’s Syndrome: A Case Report. Dr. Aparna Anand, Dr. Amita Ramesh, Dr. Biju

Thomas. Journal of Indian Dental Association, vol 4, No. 5 May 2010.

  • Periodontal disease in pregnancy is a risk factor for preeclampsia. Shetty M ,Shetty
  • PK Ramesh A,Thomas B. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2010 May; 89(5):718-21
  • Comparitive evaluation of Myeloperoxidase levels among systemically healthy
  • individuals and type2 diabetics with chronic Periodontitis. Amitha Ramesh, Biju Thomas, Aparna Anand. JSPIK vol 4-issue 1-Aug 2010.
  • Correlation between obesity,diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease in adults.
  • Biju Thomas, Sunaina Shetty, Suchetha kumara. JSPIK vol 4-issue 1-aug 2010
  • Comparitive evaluation of myeloperoxidase levels in healthy and chronic
  • periodontitis patients. Biju Thomas, Mranali Alva, Amitha Ramesh. JSPIK vol 4-issue
    1-Aug 2010
  • Palmar Plantar Keratosis with concomitant periodontal destruction. Dr. Rajiv Subaiah, Dr. Biju Thomas RGUHS Journal of Dental Sciences Aug 2010, Vol 3 Issue 1
  • A comparative evaluation of serum and salivary sialic acid, phosphodiesterase and nitric oxide levels in healthy and chronic Periodontitis subjects Amitha Ramesh, Vidya jayasheela, Biju Thomas, Suchetha Kumari JSPIK Vol 4 Issue
    2 Dec 2010
  • A comparative evaluation of serum myeloperoxidase and neutrophil counts in health and chronic Periodontitis. Amitha Ramesh, Aparna Anand, Biju Thomas, Suchetha Kumari JSPIK Vol 4 Issue 2 Dec 2010
  • Comparative evaluation of salivary vitamin C levels in smokers and non-smokers
  • with chronic Periodontitis – A biochemical study Biju Thomas, Blessie Abraham, Nina Shenoy, Rahul Bhandary, Suchetha Kumari
    JSPIK Vol 4 Issue 2 Dec 2010
  • Periodontal health status in patients with coronary heart disease – A clinical study
    Dr. K.B.Menaka, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas. JIDA, Vol 3 No. 8 August 2009
  • Estimation of Nitric oxide as inflammatory marker in Periodontitis. Dr. Menaka K, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Suchetha Kumari – JISP 2009, Issue 2,
    May –Aug 2009
  • Basics of dentine bonding. Dr. Arvind Shenoy, Dr. Nina Shenoy – Indian Dentist Research and Review – November-2009.
  • Effectiveness of a diclofenac mouth rinse in controlling pain after periodontal flap surgery. Dr. Vidhya Shekar, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Sharath K.S. KDJ Vol. 32 1 No.4
    October 2009.
  • Comparitive evaluation of gram negative species in the subgingival
    microbiota of subjects in healthy and chronic Periodontitis – A Microbiological study. Dr.Blessie
    Abraham, Dr. Biju Thomas, Dr. Veena Shetty. JSPIK vol.3 Issue 1 November 2009.
  • Basics of dentine bonding. Dr. Nina shenoy, Dr. Arvind Shenoy. Indian Dentist Research and Review Nov 2009
  • Direct composite restorations: Material aspects and clinical considerations. Dr.Arvind Shenoy, Dr. Nina Shenoy. Indian Dentist Research and Review January 2010
  • Restore to Success – The anterior composite resin restoration. Dr. Arvind Shenoy, Dr. Nina Shenoy. Indian Dentist Research and Review February 2010
  • Self inflicted traumatic injuries of the gingival – A case series. Rajiv Subbaiah, Biju Thomas, Maithreyi VP. Journal of International Oral Health. Vol 2 ( Issue 1) June
    2010.
  • Comparative Evaluation of Micronutrients status in the serum of Diabetes Mellitus Patients and Healthy Individuals With Periodontitis. Dr . Biju Thomas, Dr Suchetha Kumari. Journal Of Indian Society of Periodontology, Issue 1, Vol 14,Jan 2010
  • Marfan’s Syndrome: A Case Report. Dr. Aparna Anand, Dr. Amita Ramesh, Dr. Biju
    Thomas. Journal of Indian Dental Association, vol 4, No. 5 May 2010.
  • Periodontal disease in pregnancy is a risk factor for preeclampsia. Shetty M ,Shetty PK Ramesh A,Thomas B. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2010 May; 89(5):718-21
  • Comparitive evaluation of Myeloperoxidase levels among systemically healthy individuals and type2 diabetics with chronic Periodontitis. Amitha Ramesh, Biju Thomas, Aparna Anand. JSPIK vol 4-issue 1-Aug 2010.
  • Correlation between obesity,diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease in adults.Biju Thomas, Sunaina Shetty, Suchetha kumara. JSPIK vol 4-issue 1-aug 2010
  • Comparitive evaluation of myeloperoxidase levels in healthy and chronic periodontitis patients. Biju Thomas, Mranali Alva, Amitha Ramesh. JSPIK vol 4-issue 1-Aug 2010
  • Palmar Plantar Keratosis with concomitant periodontal destruction. Dr. Rajiv Subaiah, Dr. Biju Thomas RGUHS Journal of Dental Sciences Aug 2010, Vol 3 Issue
    1
  • A comparative evaluation of serum and salivary sialic acid, phosphodiesterase and nitric oxide levels in healthy and chronic Periodontitis subjects Amitha Ramesh, Vidya jayasheela, Biju Thomas, Suchetha Kumari JSPIK Vol 4 Issue 2 Dec 2010
  • A comparative evaluation of serum myeloperoxidase and neutrophil counts in health and chronic Periodontitis. Amitha Ramesh, Aparna Anand, Biju Thomas, Suchetha Kumari JSPIK Vol 4 Issue 2 Dec 2010
  • Comparative evaluation of salivary vitamin C levels in smokers and non-smokers with chronic Periodontitis – A biochemical study Biju Thomas, Blessie Abraham, Nina Shenoy, Rahul Bhandary, Suchetha Kumari JSPIK Vol 4 Issue 2 Dec 2010

Achievements

 

    • Dr. Aparna Anand won the Commodore J.K Gupta – Best Case report award for the paper Marfan’s Syndrome – A case report, at the 7th National Postgraduate Convention held in Agra, April 2009.
    • Dr. Blessie Abraham won the Best Scientific paper (P.G) at the 2nd Annual Conference of SPIK – Trivandrum, May 2009.
    • Dr. Bhavna Bhatia won the Best Journal article of the year award – Journal of SPIK – 2008.
    • Dr. Prasad Shetty won the Dr. T.N Chawla award in the Best paper dissertation category at the 33rd National Conference of Indian Society of Periodontology, Nov. 2008.
    • Dr. Nigam won the 2nd place for his poster on “Viruses- A periodontal peril” at World Symposium of Postgraduate Periodontology held in Mumbai in Feb. 2005.
    • Dr. Vinayak K. won the 3rd place for his paper on “Management of class-III gingival recession using combined ortho-perio approach – A case report at the ISP National Conference held in Mangalore, Nov. 2004.
    • The department conducted a scientific meeting of the Indian Society of Periodontology ‘Study Group’ Mangalore on Nov.25,1997 at the A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences.
    • Dr. Biju Thomas won the 2nd Prize in the National level essay competition conducted by the Indian Society of Periodontology, P.G category in August 1994.

 

Papers presented

  • Oral mucosal lesions of relevance in Periodontics – Dr. Biju Thomas, Guest Speaker at the 2nd Annual Conference of S P I K, Trivandrum, May 2009.
  • Periodontal considerations in orthodontic therapy – Dr. Biju Thomas, at the 12th Biennial International Academy Of Periodontology Conference, Agra, April 2009.
  • Clinical Diagnosis – Dr. Biju Thomas, Guest Speaker at the 1st Rapid Review and Revision in Periodontics & Implantology, Chennai, Jan. 2009.
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of Diclofenac mouth rinse in controlling pain after periodontal surgery – Dr. Sharath K.S, 38th Karnataka state Dental Conference, Murudeshwar, Nov. 2008.
  • Periodontal Diseases–Diagnosis & Management – Dr. Biju Thomas, Guest Speaker at the Amrutha School of Dentistry Cochin, May 2008.
  • Periodontal management of orthodontic cases – Dr. Biju Thomas, 61st Indian Dental Conference, Mangalore, Jan. 2008.
  • P.G Education in Periodontics in India – Dr. R.P Nayak, at the Conference of Asian Pacific Society of Periodontology, Nov. 2005.
  • Inter disciplinary Periodontal Therapy – Dr. Biju Thomas, Guest speaker at the 6th National P.G Workshop of the Indian Society of Periodontology, July 2007.
  • Periodontal considerations in implants – Dr. Biju Thomas, 1st State Conference of S.P.I.K, May 2007.
  • Periodontitis as a risk factor for Cardiovascular diseases – Dr. Santhosh Shenoy, 5th I.S.P. P.G Workshop, May 2006.
  • Thirty years of Indian Society of Periodontology – Dr. R.P Nayak, Guest speaker at the 30th Annual Conference of I.S.P, Nov. 2005.
  • Viral etiology of Periodontal Diseases – Dr. Biju Thomas, Keynote speaker at the XXXth National Conference of Indian Society of Periodontology, Nov. 2005.
  • Viral etiology of Periodontal Diseases – Dr. Biju Thomas, I.SP Study Group, Oct. 2005.
  • Supportive Periodontal Therapy Dr. Biju Thomas Guest Speaker- 2nd Rapid Review and Revision in Periodontics & Implantology, Chennai, Jan 2010
  • Rehabilitation of a fractured tooth- A case report – Dr. Amitha Ramesh – 3rd National Conference of ISPRP, Mysore July 2010
  • Guest speaker Dr. Biju Thomas International Academy of Periodontology, Chennai August 2010
  • Guest speaker- Dr. Biju Thomas CDE – Interdisciplinary periodontal therapy, Govt dental college, Trivandrum Sept 2010
  • Comparative evaluation of Sialic acid levels in the serum of type 2 DM patients and healthy individuals with and without periodontal diseases – Dr. Biju Thomas – 35th national conference of Indian society of Periodontology, Bangalore Oct 2010
  • Guest speaker – Dr. Biju Thomas – 43rd Kerala state dental conference – Nov 2010
  • Supportive Periodontal Therapy Dr. Biju Thomas Guest Speaker- 2nd Rapid Review and Revision in Periodontics & Implantology, Chennai, Jan 2010
  • Rehabilitation of a fractured tooth- A case report – Dr. Amitha Ramesh – 3rd National Conference of ISPRP, Mysore July 2010
  • Guest speaker Dr. Biju Thomas International Academy of Periodontology, Chennai August 2010
  • Guest speaker- Dr. Biju Thomas CDE – Interdisciplinary periodontal therapy, Govt dental college, Trivandrum Sept 2010
  • Comparative evaluation of Sialic acid levels in the serum of type 2 DM patients and healthy individuals with and without periodontal diseases – Dr. Biju Thomas – 35th national conference of Indian society of Periodontology, Bangalore Oct 2010
  • Guest speaker – Dr. Biju Thomas – 43rd Kerala state dental conference – Nov 2010

Thrust areas of research
Community extension programmes:

  • Postgraduates are posted for rural camps on Sundays on rotation basis
  • Postgraduates are posted in rural satellite centers for periodontal treatment procedures

Services offered in the Department

  • Oral Prophylaxis
  • Periodontal Surgeries
  • Bone Grafting
  • Mobile Teeth Splinting
  • Treatment of Gummy Smile
  • Dark Smile to Pink Smile
  • Root Coverage Procedures

Conferences/Workshops organised

  • The 21st national conference of the Indian Society of Periodontology was organized in February-1997.
  • A national-level Postgraduate Students Convention was organised in May – 2001.
  • The 29th national conference of the Indian Society of Periodontology was conducted by the Department in November-2004.
  • The Department in collaboration with the Indian Society of Periodontology, Study group, Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore conducts C.D.E. programmes regularly
  • The Dept. conducted a scientific meeting of the Indian Society of Periodontology, Study group, Mangalore on Oct 6, 2005 at ABSMIDS.
  • The Department conducted a scientific meeting of the I.S.P, Study Group – D.K, Mangalore on Oct 18, 2008 at the Vimshathi Bhavan, ABSMIDS.
  • The department conducted a CDE program on 12th December 2009 by Dr.Harihara Mehendale, PhD, Univ of Louisiana
    Topic: OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY
  • The department conducted a CDE program on 9th January 2009 by Prof. Dr.C.K.Ashokan, Head, Dept of Periodontics, Pariyaram Dental college
    Topic: PREDICTABLE IMPLANT FUNCTION AND ESTHETICS
  • The department conducted a two day PERIODONTISTS REUNION on 30th & 31st of January 2010 which included a CDE programme and a formal periodontists reunion. Topic: PERIODONTICS AN OVERVIEW
  • The department conducted a CDE programme on June 6th 2010 in association with Group Pharmaceuticals.
    Topic: MANAGEMENT OF DENTINAL HYPERSENSITIVITY
  • The department conducted a CDE program on “APPLICATIONS OF LASERS IN DENTISTRY” on 11th December, 2010 by Dr. Alex Mathews, Dr. Jagadish Pai
  • The department conducted a CDE program on 12th December 2009 by Dr. Harihara Mehendale, PhD, Univ of Louisiana
    Topic: OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY
  • The department conducted a CDE program on 9th January 2009 by Prof. Dr. C.K.Ashokan, Head, Dept of Periodontics, Pariyaram Dental college
    Topic: PREDICTABLE IMPLANT FUNCTION AND ESTHETICS
  • The department conducted a two day PERIODONTISTS REUNION on 30th & 31st of January 2010 which included a CDE programme and a formal periodontists reunion. Topic: PERIODONTICS AN OVERVIEW
  • .The department conducted a CDE programme on June 6th 2010 in association with Group Pharmaceuticals.
    Topic: MANAGEMENT OF DENTINAL HYPERSENSITIVITY
  • The department conducted a CDE program on “APPLICATIONS OF LASERS IN DENTISTRY” on 11th December, 2010 by Dr. Alex Mathews, Dr. Jagadish Pai

Research Projects

Ongoing

  • Title: Estimation of Nitric oxide and diphosphoesterase and sialic acid level in saliva of patients with chronic periodontitis
    Principle investigator: Dr. Vidya Jayasheela ; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2009
  • Title: Estimation of sialic acid, C-reactive protein and L-Fucose levels in healthy and periodontitis patients with diabetes
    Principle investigator: Dr. Blessie Abraham ; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2009
  • Title: Estimation of salivary and serum myeloperoxidase in health and chronic periodontitis
    Principle investigator: Dr. Aparna Anand ; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2009
  • Title: Evaluaton of ciprofloxacilin and diclfenac sodium as a local drug delivery sytem in treatment of adult periodontitis – A clinical study
    Principle investigator: Dr. Sharath K.S ; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2008
  • Comparative evaluation of zinc and copper levels in the serum of patients with and without Periodontitis. Dr. Karishma Mahajan, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparison of phagocyte index in smoking and non-smokers patients with Periodontitis. Dr. Anuradha Gupta, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparative evaluation of the correlation between obesity, diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease in adults. Dr. Sunaina Shetty, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparative evaluation of the Hb, iron and erythrocytes level in chronic generalised periodontits patients before and after therapy. Dr. Mrinali Alva, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparison of Periodontitis in smoking, non-smoking obese/overweight patients
    Dr. Ankit Agrawal , Dr. Sharath K.S., Dr. Biju Thomas

ICMR PROJECTS

  • Student- Prajna Shenoy Guide – Dr. Santhosh Shenoy
    Title: Comparison of Salivary Enzymes in Post Menopausal Women for Screening Periodontitis
  • Student – Harsh D. Vankavala, Guide – Dr. Amitha Ramesh
    Title: Screening Pregnant Women for Periodontitis by Analysing Salivary Alkaline Phosphatase and Lactate Dehydrogenase.
  • Student – Agrima Vasudeva, Guide- Dr. Biju Thomas
    Title: Comparative Evaluation OF Antimicrobial Activity of Triphala and Commercially Available Toothpastes: An in vitro study.

Completed

  • Title: Estimation of total antioxidant capacity in periodontitis and health
    Principle investigator: Dr. Gowri Pendyala; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2008
  • Title: Evaluation of Sialic acid levels in serum and saliva in health and chronic periodontitis
    Principle investigator: Dr. Chyrel Salian; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2008
  • Title: Estimation of of Nitric oxide as an inflammatory marker of periodontal disease
    Principle investigator: Dr. Menaka K; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2008
  • Title: Serum Vitamin C levels in periodontal health and disease
    Principle investigator: Dr. Sathish M; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2008
  • Title: Institutional study of cases of gingival enlargements – A retrospective study
    Principle investigator: Dr. Anupama Rao; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2007
  • Title: Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of two commercially available mouthrinses in reducing gingival inflammation: A clinical study
    Principle investigator: Dr. Sanyuktha Shetty; Co-investigaotr: Dr. Sharath Karanth & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2007
  • Title: Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of gum-tone in the resolution of gingival inflammation
    Principle investigator: Dr. Shamila Shetty; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2007
  • Title: Evaluation of dental awareness and periodontal health status in dental auxiliary personel of dental college
    Principle investigator: Dr. Anupriya Sharma; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2007
  • Title: Efficacy of chlorhexidine gel (CHLOSITE) in the treatment of moderate to deep periodontal pockets
    Principle investigator: Dr. Prasad B. Shetty; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2006
  • Title: Correlation between “ABO” blood group phenotypes and periodontal disease
    Principle investigator: Dr. Gurpreet Kaur; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2006
  • Title: Evaluation of Diclofenac mouth rinse (Redi Rinse) in control of post op pain
    Principle investigator: Dr. Vidya S; Co-investigator: Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2006
  • Title: Evaluation of periodontal status in hypertensive patients – A clinical study
    Principle investigator: Dr. Mamatha Shetty; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2006
  • Title: Relationship between periodontitis and erythrocyte count
    Principle investigator: Dr. Rithesh K; Co-investigator: Dr. Amitha Ramesh & Dr. Biju Thomas
    Year: 2006
  • Title: Role of serum lipids on periodontium(ICMR)
    Principle investigator: Dr. Aravind Shankar; Co-investigator: Dr. Roopa Bhandary & Dr. Vijay Raghav
  • Comparative evaluation of zinc and copper levels in the serum of patients with and without Periodontitis. Dr. Karishma Mahajan, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparison of phagocyte index in smoking and non-smokers patients with Periodontitis. Dr. Anuradha Gupta, Dr. Amitha Ramesh, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparative evaluation of the correlation between obesity, diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease in adults. Dr. Sunaina Shetty, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparative evaluation of the Hb, iron and erythrocytes level in chronic generalised periodontits patients before and after therapy. Dr. Mrinali Alva, Dr. Biju Thomas
  • Comparison of Periodontitis in smoking, non-smoking obese/overweight patients Dr. Ankit Agrawal , Dr. Sharath K.S., Dr. Biju Thomas

ICMR PROJECTS

1. Student- Prajna Shenoy Guide – Dr. Santhosh Shenoy

Title: Comparison of Salivary Enzymes in Post Menopausal Women for Screening
Periodontitis

2. Student – Harsh D. Vankavala, Guide

– Dr. Amitha Ramesh
Title: Screening Pregnant Women for Periodontitis by Analysing Salivary Alkaline
Phosphatase and Lactate Dehydrogenase.

3. Student – Agrima Vasudeva, Guide- Dr. Biju Thomas

Title: Comparative Evaluation OF Antimicrobial Activity of Triphala and
Commercially Available Toothpastes: An in vitro study.
Year: 2006

Faculty
1. PROF. (DR.)BIJU THOMAS, PROF. & H.O.D
2. PROF.(DR.)AMITHA RAMESH, PROFESSOR
3. PROF.(DR.)RAHUL BHANDARY, PROFESSOR
4. PROF.(DR.)NINA VIJAY KUMAR, PROFESSOR
5. DR.SANTHOSH SHENOY, READER
6. DR. AVANEENDRA TALWAR, READER