Oral Medicine & Radiology is that branch of Dentistry that integrates the fields of medicine and dentistry to promote optimal health to all. It was recognized as a specialty by the DCI in 1968 and 1971(Oral Radiology) and since then has made tremendous progress in establishing its importance in the fields of Dentistry and Medicine alike.
The need for an organization of specialists in the field of Oral Medicine to promote the specialty was recognized and 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.
The main objective is “Oral Health for general Health’.
The department aims to instil the following objectives in every student
The Primary objective is to achieve ORAL HEALTH FOR ALL.
The Programme Educational Objectives aim to produce graduates with excellent clinical, analytical and problem solving skills with well- developed ethical and social responsibilitiesand ability to keep abreast of newer developments and apply it to day to day practice in an evidence based manner.
The department offers the following courses to the students:
The MDS program was started in the year 1992 under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with a yearly intake of 2 postgraduate students. Till date, the department has over 50 alumni practising all over India and abroad. The PhD program has been in place for more than 10 years with an annual intake of 2 research scholars every year. The certificate course in Cone Beam computed tomography was started in August 2017 on a twice yearly schedule with an intake of 10 delegates per batch. It has attracted dental graduates, postgraduates of various specialities from within the state as well as from neighbouring states.
During the course, as a part of Oral Medicine the students are taught to diagnose oral diseases, identify oral manifestations of systemic diseases and dental management of medically compromised patients. In addition, the Radiology section is well equipped with the latest imaging modalities such as Cone Beam CT, Digital Panoramic and Cepahalometric units. Students are well trained in radiographic diagnosis and reporting of radiographs thus enabling them to practice in a radiology set up.