Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

The Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics came into existence since the inception of the institute in 1985. It deals with diagnosis, treatment planning and restoration of teeth to reproduce esthetics and function. It also deals with smile designing, esthetic dentistry which includes bleaching of teeth, laminates and veneers. Endodontics is a branch which deals with root canal treatment and periapical surgeries.

The training for various treatment options starts with, training the students on simulators. The department has a huge phantom-head laboratory with simulators and complete assembly for appropriate training concerned with different treatment modalities.

The department has fully equipped, two clinical sections; one for undergraduate students with  basic treatment facilities and the other  for postgraduate students wherein all advanced treatments are provided. The department has all advanced gadgets like Digital radiography, Dental operating microscope,  Endosonics, Laser, LED light curing units, Physiodispensor, piezosurgery unit, various latest obturating systems like Thermafil, Guttaflow , Calamus, Elements etc. It also has a well-equipped isolated operatory for microsurgical and micro endodontic procedures. There is a well-equipped ceramic and casting laboratory too.

An important aspect is that the department has enthusiastic, highly qualified and dedicated staff. The expertise and clinical experience of staff is par excellence. They have carried out and guided various major research projects with grants from not only the University but also from Nationalized grant schemes. The same high quality research and clinical skills have been published in various international and national journals.

The main aim and concern of the department is to give an output of excellent future clinicians & academicians with equally motivated treatment impartation for patients. The department is always on a progressing front with respect to research in the subject, student training and quality of treatment rendered to the patients.

Another important aspect about the department is, utmost importance & care is given to sterilization of instruments. The students carry out meticulous maintenance & sterilization of instruments everyday and prior to every case.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To impart the highest quality of education to students and shape them to be good professionals with credibility, integrity and ethical conscience
  • To bring out high standards in teaching and learning with more focus on problem based learning & evidence based dentistry.
  • To provide quality treatment using state-of-the-art instruments and equipments with equal care & compassion towards the patients

 

Faculty:

Staff

Designation

Year of joining

UG Teaching Experience

PG Teaching Experience

Ph.D. Guide

Publications in Numbers

Books Published

Prof. Dr. Mithra  N. Hegde

Vice Principal  Sr. Prof. & HOD

18.7.1992

27 yrs & 5 Months

25 yrs & 5 Months

Yes

283

2013 -1

2015 -1

2016 -1

Prof. (Dr.) Darshana Devadiga

Professor

01.11.2000

18

13 yrs & 9 months

 

20

 

Prof. Dr. Shishir Shetty

Professor

05.12.2002

15 yrs

12 yrs

Yes

31

 

Prof. Dr. Aditya Shetty

Professor

26.12.2005

12 yrs

8 yrs

Yes

43

 

Dr. Gowrish Bhat

Reader

12.09.2009

11 yrs

5 yrs

 

8

 

Dr. Mahalaxmi Yelapure

Reader

04.06.2012

5 yrs & 6 months

1 year

 

14

 

Dr. Chitharanjan Shetty

Reader

01.07.2013

4 yrs & 6 months

 

 

19

 

Dr. Shruthi Attavar

Lecturer

09.07.2014

3 yrs & 6 months

 

 

12

 

Dr. Tony Mathew

Lecturer

09.07.2014

 

3 yrs & 6 Months

 

 

8

 

Dr. Raksha Bhat

Lecturer

25.05.2015

 

2 yrs & 7 months

 

 

13

 

Dr. Upasana Jayaram Reddy

Lecturer

23.11.2015

 

2 yrs

 

 

4

 

Dr. Teena S. D’souza

Lecturer

24.11.2015

 

2 yrs

 

 

1

 

Dr. Lakshmi Nidhi Rao

Lecturer

08.07.2016

 

1 yrs & 6 months

 

 

6

 

Dr. Vandana Sadananda

Lecturer

08.09.2017

3 months

 

 

16

 

Dr. Pretheesh Shetty

Lecturer

20.12.2017

 

 

 

8

 

 

Courses offered:

  1. BDS: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Four years + 1 year of compulsory rotating internship)
  2. M. D. S.: Master of Dental Surgery (3 years course)
  3. PhD: Doctor of Philosophy: Full time / Part time

Department Awards/Achievements/Highlights :-

Award Received by the Faculty: (from 2013 t0 2017)

Prof. Dr. Mithra N Hegde  :  7

           (2017- 1,   2016 -1,   2015- 2,   2014- 1,   2013-2)

Post -graduates: (from 2013 to 2017)

Best Paper Awards in National and International Conferences:  8

         (2017- 1,   2016 -1,   2015- 5,    2013- 1)

 

 Interns - 1( 2015 - 1)

Post -graduates : (from 2013 to 2017)

Best Poster Awards in National and International Conferences:  3 

         ( 2017- 1,   2014 -2)

Post-graduate  Best Table Clinic Award  in National and International Conferences –-1 

(2015-1)

 

Under-graduate Section: 5

2015- 4

2016-1

 

Research projects (2015-2017) :- 

  • External Projects
    • Completed Projects in Numbers : 1
  • Ongoing Projects in Numbers : 1
  • Nitte Projects
    • Completed Projects in Numbers :     18

 

Outreach Program, Place, Date and Patients Statistics for one year  (If Applicable)

Endodontic Treatment done in rural centres from 01/01/2017 to 21/12/ 2017

Place

Treatment done (Total Patients)

Mundukur

199

Bailoor

281

Hejamady 

253

Farangipete

276

Nitte

260

Karkala

219

Patient statistics: in numbers and graphs. (Last Five Years)

Patients Statistics last 2012-13 onwards

Year

OP Patient

Treated case

2012-2013

15019

19104

2013-2014

20,622

31,673

2014-2015

8385

18614

2015-2016

9764

20638

2016-2017(till 21/12/2017)

 

10664

21486



Annexures

Text books:

  1. The Art of Lasers in Science published by LAMBERT ACADEMIC PUBLISHING 2013
  2. Rahul S, Halkai, Mithra N. Hegde,  Kiran R. Halkai   Root Cementum Invasion and Adhesion by Enterococcus Faecalis.  Other cause for persistent infection   published by LAMBERT ACADEMIC PUBLISHING 2015
  3. Text book of Endodontics by Prof. & Head Dr. Mithra N. Hegde –Publishers -EMMESS Medical Publishers  Second Edition  was released on 3rd november 2016

Department Awards/Achievements/Highlights:-

Award Received by the Faculty: (from 2013 t0 2017)

 

Prof.  Dr.  Mithra N Hegde :  7       (2017- 1,   2016 -1,   2015- 2,   2014- 1,   2013-2)

 

  • She was awarded the Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) at the 57th Convocation of NAMS held on the 28th of October, 2017 at Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab recognizing the outstanding achievement in the field of medicine
  • She was honoured with the IACDE National Academic Excellence Award for her outstanding contribution to the field of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics at the 31st IACDE & 24th IES National Conference held at Science City, Kolkata on 11th November 2016.
  • Completed Doctor of Philosophy in the Year March 2015 with Specialization Caries Research
  • Proud Aluminus Award-2015 by A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental science, Nitte University
  • International Association for Dental Research and Indian Society of Dental Research (IADR – India Division) Awarded the ISDR fellowship award to Prof. Dr. Mithra N. Hegde on 31st October 2014 to recognize the outstanding achievement and a distinction in the field of dental research. Awarded by Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai Founder Brahmos Aerospace, Former Chief Controller (R& D) DRDO.Dr. Naseem Shah, President, ISDR and Chief Centre for Dental Education and Research,  All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Recipient of DR. J.G. KANNAPPAN AWARD for the Best Scientific Paper Published in the IJDR 2013 a PubMed Indexed Journal awarded by the International Association for Dental Research and Indian Society for Dental Research (India Division) at New Delhi on Oct. 2013
  • Recipient of Dentist excellence award 2013 Instituted by Indian Dentist Research and Review on July 2013

Post -graduates: (from 2013 to 2017)

Best Paper Awards in National and International Conferences:b7           

 (2017- 1,  2016 -1, 2015- 5, 2013- 1)

  • Dr. Preethesh Shetty and Dr. Vandana Sadananda won the Best Paper Award for the paper titled Evaluation of Salivary Parameters and Dental Status in Adult Haemodialysis patients in Indian population presented at the 31st IACDE and 24th IES National Conference held at Science City Kolkata from 9th to 13th November 2016.
  • Dr Ankit sajnani – paper – Leaching of Monomers from bulk fill composites- An invitro study -overall best paper in conservative dentistry at International Conference “Oral Health and Well-being” held on 15th to 17th October 2015 at A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Deralakatte.
  • Dr Sakshi Malhotra – paper – Analysis of marginal seal of ProRoot MTA, MTA Angelus, Biodentine and Glass ionomer cement as root end filling materials – an invitro study. Best paper in the session at International Conference “Oral Health and Well-being” held on on 15th to 17th October at A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Deralakatte.
  • Dr. Ankith Sajnani -Retrieval of intracanal instruments using ultrasonics. - Best Paper-showcase of Clinical Excellence Papers presented by PG Students at 16thIACDE – IES PG Convention, Ghaziabad-2015
  • Dr. Litty Varghese -Cytotoxic Evaluation Of A Newer Resin Cement Compared To Glass Ionomer Cement And Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Papers presented by PG Students at 16thIACDE – IES PG Convention, Ghaziabad-2015
  • The following Post graduates and Interns won the “ Best Team Award” A two day International Conference – “SHOWCASE 2016-AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE” was organized by  Saveetha Dental College at M.M Convention Centre on 9th and 10th May 2015
  • Lakshmi Nidhi Rao: Management of Internal Resorption
  • Litty: Replantation –A five year follow up
  • Sakshi Malhotra: File separatioh –Management of the endodontic mishap
  • Suvidh Virmani: Galium Arsenide aluminum laser as a magical wand:  A case series
  • Dr, Anish KumarLagisetti : Esthetic and functional management of diffuse – Amelogenesis Imperfecta.
  • Arjun Korath : Management of Endodonticaly treated teeth with hemisection in a cleft lip and    cleft palate patient. Dr. Nireeksha  Shetty: Conservative Approach in managing traumatic injuries. 
  • Best Paper Award Dr. Thimmaiah P B “Assessment of enamel remineralization after treatment with 3 different remineralizingagent using surface micro hardness. In vitro study” at 28th IACDE & 21st IES National Conference held at Hyderbad on 14th to 17th November 2013

        Interns (2015  - 1)

  1. Bless Ann Philip: Management of single rooted Mandibular second molar with Ultrasonic compaction
  2. Devika: Management of blunderbuss canal with collagen matrix and MTA plug formation
  3. Pranamya: Endodontic file retrieval – A Minimal Interventional approach -- was Awarded as “ENDOMASTER’ in Under graduate level
  4. Urmila: Apexification using platelet rich fibrin and biodentin
  5. Varsha: Anterior fibre reinforced composite bridges – A case report
  6. Pooja: Dental Prosthesis- An identification tool in medico legal case

Post-graduates : (from 2013 to 2017)

Best Poster Awards in National and International Conferences: 3

   (2017- 1,   2014 -2)

  1. Abhisjek M.A & Dr. Ashwin . S presented Poster Chemomechanical caries removal- A Cnservative and Pain Free approach won I st Place at  19th S cientifc Congress of Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation & 18th IACDE & IES PG Convention  Delhi  April  5th to 8th   2017
  1. Evaluation of apical transportation during calcium hydroxide removal using two different rotary systems – An in vitro study. Lakshmi Nidhi Rao, Dr. Litty  Varghese   2014  chennai PG convention
  1. New Era of irrigating and contrasting mediums – Dr. Nevile Mathews and Dr. Ankith Sajnani 2014  chennai PG convention

Best Table Clinic Award  in National and International Conferences –-1 

(2015-1)

  1. Table Clinics and Teaching Modules competition held on 29th July 2015 for post graduates on the occasion of 30 th year of academic excellence of A B Shetty memorial institute of dental sciences Department of Conservative Dentistry bagged the second prize  in Teaching module Table clinic “Endovac System”  & Teaching Module “Rubbert Dam’ was presented  by  Dr. Bessy Babu, Dr. Jyothilakshmi  K Shetty ,  Dr. Hunaid  A Merchant,  Dr. Sinita Roberts,  Dr. Swati Sharma,  Dr. Sonia D’Souza,  Dr. Thushara Sudhakaran,  Dr.Waleed  Khalid Mukadam 

under graduate Section : 5     (2015- 4 , 2016-1)

State awards won by under graduate Nitte University Dental Students for e-poster competition.  1

  • Varsha Ravi and Sanjana Sunny, Interns participated and won Ist prize state awards won by under graduate Nitte University Dental Students for e-poster competition conducted for undergraduate students in the last week of September 2015 with the theme      “Caries prevention – An integrated approach” which was held as a part of the silver jubilee celebrations of the College of Dental Sciences,Davangere, guided by Prof. Dr. Mithra N.Hegde, Vice Principal and Dr. Gowrish Bhat, Reader, Dept of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Undergraduates Mr. Smeet Gusani and Elaine Ang Zuo Mei, actively participated  under the guidance of Vice Dean and Head of Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics ,Prof (Dr) Mithra N Hegde at  A two day International Conference – “SHOWCASE 2016-AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE” was organized  by  Saveetha Dental College at M.M Convention Centre on 28th and 29th April2016

 

  • Nishmitha N Hegde II BDS Won 1ST Place for paper presentation atInternational Conference “Oral Health and Well-being held on 15th to 17th October  2015 at A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Deralakatte.
  • Sharmin, Raga, Abel Won 1ST Place for poster at presentation International Conference “Oral Health and Well-being held on 15th to 17th October 2015 at A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Deralakatte
  • Darren Floyd, Chaitra Ashok, Prithi Shenoy, K Rahul Pai Won 1ST Place for  undergraduate teaching module at presentation International Conference “Oral Health and Well-being held on 15th to 17th October 2015  at A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Deralakatte

Research projects (2015-2017) :- 

External Projects
  • Completed Projects in Numbers : 1 2015 Nishmitha Hegde (2015-ICMR -STS Projects) under the guidance of Dr Shruthi Attavar (2014)-Comparative evaluation of bond strength & microleakage of two nano-composites
  • Ongoing Projects in Numbers : 1 Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde and Junior Research Fellow Priya Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) sanction of the President for the captioned project for three years beginning 2014-2017 for the project Title: “Effect of Radiation on Enamel and Dentin of endodontically treated teeth.”
  • Nitte Projects
    • Completed Projects in Numbers :     18
  •  

    2015- 1. Nishmitha N Hedge - Comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of bulk fill composites – under the guidance of Dr Shruthi H Attavar  NURG/STU/10/7-2015 Rs 5,000/

    2016 -1. Ms. Nishmitha N Hegde II B.D.S Guide : Dr. Shruthi Attavar “Antimicrobial effect of Posterior Restorative Materials on Streptococcus mutans .” Grant Amount 10,000/-NUSR2/2016/01-04

    1. Ms. K.Shreya Shetty II B.D.S Guide : Prof. Dr.Aditya Shetty

    ldquo; A Study of the Morphology of Mesiobuccal 2(MB2) Canals in Maxillary first Molars using Cone Beam computed Tomography(CBCT)” Grant Amount 7,500/-NUSR2/2016/02-04

    1. Ms. Devika K Nair II B.D.S Guide : Dr. Upasana Jayaram Reddy

    “ Cytotoxic effects of Composite Resin filling material on human Gingival Fibroblasts.”Grant Amount 7,500/-NUSR2/2016/05-04

    1. Ms. Anjana Rajan II B.D.S Guide : Dr. Chitharanjan Shetty

    “ Comparitive Evaluation of Microleakage of class V Lesion Restored with GIC and Composite Restoration.”Grant Amount 7,500/-NUSR2/2016/06-04

    Post Graduate Student Projects Completed - 13 Nos (2013-2014)

    1 Dr. Divya Tahiliani guided by Dr. MithraN.Hegde. “Salivary  analysis and its correlation with dental caries in type II diabetes patients” Rs. 6,847/-

    1. Dr. Sonal Subhashchandra guided by Dr. Ganesh T. “Estimating and evaluation of effect of water purification on fluoride levels in drinking water in Mangalore city.” Rs. 10,000/-
    1. Dr. Shabin S. guided by Prof. (Dr.) MihtraN.Hegde. “Cytotoxic evaluation of resin luting agents. “Rs. 11,620/-
    1. Dr. Brijesh A.J. guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N.Hegde. Cytotoxic evaluation of glass ionomer cements Rs. 10,200/-
    2. Dr. Ankit Sajnani guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. “Leaching of Monomers from Methacrylate based Nano-composites –An in vitro study. Rs.17,500/
    1. Dr. Sakshi Malhotra guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde: “Effect of Revascularization on  young permanent teeth: A clinical study Rs. 10,000/-
    1. Dr. Suvidh Virmani guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. A clinical study on the efficacy of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate when used as a surgical root end filling material – an in vitro study. Rs. 10,000/-
    1. Dr. Nireeksha  guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. “ Role of Salivery urease and arginine deininse levels in dental caries: An invivo study”   Ref. No: NURG/STU/01/11-2014 Rs 20,000/-     
    2. Dr. Mehta Foram, Dr. Shaheen Abooty guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. “ Comparitive evaluation of anti-microbial activity of four difeerent herbal extracts on cariogenic bacteria” Ref. No: NURG/STU/02/11-2014 Rs 8,000/-
    3. Dr. Anish Kumar Lagisetti, Dr. Arjun Korath guided by Prof. (Dr.) Aditya Shetty. “ To Evaluate the size and Location Apical Constriction of Mandibular Premolars- A CBCT Study”   Ref. No: NURG/STU/08/11-2014 Rs 25,000/-

    2016 -17   

    1. Dr. Nireeksha  guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. “ Expression of Circulatory and Salivary heat shock protein 70 in individuals undergoing radiotherapy”   Ref. No: NU/REG/RG/2015-16/574 Dated 18/01/2015 Rs 25000/-                                                            
    2. Dr. Preethesh Shetty guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. “ Efficiency of placement of intracanal medicament in the apical third of the root canal using reverse rotary instrumentation-A CBCT analysis” Ref. No: NU/REG/RG/2015-16/574 Dated 18/01/2015 Rs 20000/-   
    3. Dr. Vandana Sadananda guided by Prof. (Dr.) Mithra N. Hegde. “ Comparative evaluation of cycle fatigue resistanceof four nickel titanium endodontics rotary instruments”   Ref. No: NU/REG/RG/2015-16/574 Dated 18/01/2015 Rs 25000/-

     

    • Ongoing Projects in Numbers :03

    Staff Projects

    • Raksha Bhat Staff  “Biological Characterization of Fresh and Cryopreserved   Dental Pulp Stem Cells Derived from Third Molar Teeth: A Comparative Study” Grant Amount 1,00,000/-NUFR2/2016/01-04

         2017

    • Shruthi Attavar Staff “ Antimicrobial efficacy of irrigation protocol on disinfection of root canal system- an ex vivo study” Grant amount Rs. 1,50,000/- NUFR1/2017/06/02
    • Teena Sheethal Dsouza Staff “ An invitro cyotoxic evaluation of MTA with silver and titanium nanoparticles” Grant amount Rs. 2,00,000 NUFR1/2017/06/04