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Department of Periodontology

Department of Periodontology

The Department of Periodontics was started in the year 1985 along with the inception of the institution. MDS course was started in the year 1991 and the sanction for the PhD programme was obtained in 2009. The Department has also initiated a new certificate programme in periodontal micro surgery from 2017 onwards. The Department has a staff strength of 10 postgraduate qualified faculty comprising of 4 Professors, 1 Additional Professor, 4 Readers &2 Senior lecturers.

The department is equipped with a Department Library and digital library, 3 computer terminals with Printer, Scanner, LCD projector and also RVG facility. The facilities added on in the last 5 years includes Diode Laser , Physiodispenser, implant section, new dental units etc. A microsurgery section with an attached microscope is to be installed in the new section shortly. In addition, the college also has a central library with adequate number of books, journals, e journals etc for the students & faculty. A group of 3-4 students are allotted to each staff as staff guides and regular counseling sessions are conducted every month where the student progress is evaluated and the person is given an opportunity to explain his difficulties if any.

The faculty also regularly attends faculty development programmes like clinical skill development programmes conducted at the local, state and national level and also teacher training programmes to keep themselves abreast with the latest in the speciality and to improve their teaching skills.

The department conducted the 13th National Post Graduate convention of the Indian Society of Periodontology in 2013 and also collaborates with the Department of Periodontics of all the 5 Dental Colleges in and around Mangalore,as part of the Indian Society of Periodontology Study Group, Mangalore and regularly conducts and participates in CDE programmes where topics of academic interest are discussed.

The department has also conducted several other national programmes of the Indian Society of Periodontology associated with Oral Hygiene day, Oral Health day, Professional Development programmes etc every year from 2013 onwards. The institution has signed an MOU with CURADEN AG Switzerland through its subsidiary Curaden India Private Limited for providing training to the BDS, MDS students and faculty in preventive dental education programmes. This training will be coordinated by the Department of Periodontics.

There are several ongoing and completed research projects by the faculty and students. The faculty has about 150 publications in the last 5 years in various State, National and International journals.

The BDS students are assessed on a continuous basis in addition to their sessional/Term examination by Regular Class tests, end posting vivas, Case discussions, Quiz competitions etc. This helps the faculty to assess the slow learners and pay more attention to them and also to encourage the advanced learners to take up research projects etc . The syllabus of both the BDS and MDS programmes have been modified and upgraded under Nitte (Deemed to be university)

The MDS students have an Observership programme wherein they are sent to dental institutions of repute in different parts of the country to get a hands on experience on the post graduate teaching programme in other dental institutions. They also undergo a one week Elective Posting in the Departments of Oral Implantology and Oral and maxillofacial surgery of our institution.

The certificate programme in periodontal microsurgery was started in 2017. It is a 36 hour programme with 2 batches every year. The students are taught the necessary skills and techniques for the use of magnification loupes and microscopes.Dr Avaneendra Talwar, Reader is the co ordinator for this programme.

Most of the students who have passed from this Department are well placed all over the country in various teaching Institutions and in foreign countries as teachers/clinicians etc.

Student Research Projects (2014-19)

Ms.Madhura Dr.Nina Shenoy Clinical Evaluation of the effect of Gutkha (Smokeless tobacco)use on Oral Hygiene status and periodontal health 2014 ICMR 10,000
Mr.Smeet Gusani Dr.Smitha Shetty Comparative analysis of the severity of periodontal disease among elderly males with different levels of physical activity 2014 ICMR 10,000
Ms Arya Ashok Dr.Amitha Ramesh A comparative study on plasma ascorbic acid levels in systemically healthy patients with and without periodontitis 2015 Nitte University -
Ms Shrima Kateel Dr.Amitha Ramesh Effect of Antioxidant therapy as an` adjunct to scaling in patients with chronic gingivitis. 2016 Nitte University 3088/
Ms Shrima Kateel Dr.Amitha Ramesh Effect of green tea on moderate gingivitis 2017 Nitte University 1800/
Ms Neethu Varghese Dr.Amitha Ramesh Clinical evaluation of fenugreek toothpaste and regular toothpaste in the control of gingivitis- A comparative study 2018 Nitte University 4000/-
Ms Priya Phillip Dr. Nina Shenoy Assessment of the efficacy of Aloe Vera gel delivered locally in chronic periodontitis patients 2018 Nitte University 7600/-
Ms Anju Chandran Dr.Amitha Ramesh Effect of Probiotic Yogurt on buffering capacity and salivary pH in moderate gingivitis patients 2019 Nitte University 8000/-

Faculty Research Projects – Nitte University

Dr.Mamatha Shekar Shetty
Dr. Amitha Ramesh
Antioxidants. Oxidative stress and total antioxidant capacity in saliva, serum of preeclamptic women with or without periodontal disease- A case control study 2014 50,000/-
Dr. Avaneendra Talwar Establishment and basic characterization of gingiva derived mesenchymal stem cells from periodontally healthy and diseased subjects 2016 1,20,000/-
Dr.Biju Thomas Isolation and characterization of gingival connective tissue and periodontal ligament derived stem cells 2016 1,00,000/-
Dr.Amita Rao. Identification of periodontal pathogens in atheromatous plaques by polymerase chain reaction 2016 1,20,000/-
Dr. Avaneendra Talwar Immunomodulatory plasticity of primed gingival derived mesenchymal stem cells obtained from periodontally compromised subjects 2018 1,30,000/-
Dr.Biju Thomas Adhesion, proliferation, migration and integrin expression of human periodontal ligament stem cells cultured on different guided tissue regeneration membranes 2018 1,20,000/-
Dr.Amita Rao. Immunomodulatory plasticity of primed gingival derived mesenchymal stem cells obtained from periodontally compromised subjects 2018 1,50,000/-
Dr Akshatha Shetty Impact of Oral Health Status and Unmet Treatment Need on Oral Health Related Quality of Life 2019 self
Dr Mamatha shetty Association of inflammatory biomarkers in normotensive and preeclamptic pregnant women with periodontal disease 2019 1,25,000/-
Dr.Amita Rao Unravelling the association of periodontal pathogens in the development of atherosclerosis 2019 3,00,000/-

Faculty Research Projects

(in collaboration with faculty of University of Science & Technology of Fujairah.)

Dr Biju Thomas
Dr Amitha Ramesh
Estimation of Sialic acid and IL10 levels in stage 1 and 2 periodontitis patients. 2018 29,900/-
Dr Amitha Ramesh
Dr Biju Thomas
Role of TLR-2 and TLR-4 in stage 2 periodontitis patients with and without type II diabetes- a case control study 2019 54,000/-

PhD Research Scholars (Staff ):

Dr Amita Rao Dr.Krishna Kumar Molecular analysis of periodontal pathogens and their association with atheromatous plaques in patients with Coronary artery disease. July-2016 Nitte University

Services

  • Oral Hygiene Education
  • Oral Prophylaxis
  • Minor Surgical Procedures for exposure of clinical crown, correction of high frenal attachments, removal of gingival excess, removal of pericoronal flap, correction of excessive brownish pigmentation etc
  • Periodontal Flap Surgical procedures for periodontal disease management.
  • Periodontal Regenerative procedures.
  • Periodontal Esthetic surgical procedures.
  • Laser Assisted Surgical procedures
  • Dental Implant placement and maintenance.
  • All periodontal procedures using optical magnification.
  • Certificate programme in Periodontal Microsurgery

Department Awards / Achievements

Awards

  • Dr Akshatha Shetty has won best paper at the 41st Karnataka Dental Conference held at Madikeri 2013.
  • Dr.Smitha Shetty won the Best Scientific Paper Award in delegate Category at 42nd Karnataka State Dental Conference held at B.C.Road on 18- 20 Dec 2014
  • Dr.Santhosh Shenoy B. won the Best Scientific Paper Award in delegate Category at 43rd Karnataka State Dental Conference held at B.C.Road on 18- 20 Dec 2015.
  • Dr Anahita Punj has secured Merit Certificate for scoring the highest aggregate marks in MDS from Nitte University for the year 2014 -17.
  • Dr Roshni Jaiswal has secured Merit Certificate for scoring the second highest aggregate marks in MDS from Nitte University for the year 2014 - 17.
  • Mohammed Safwan won the Indian Society of Periodontology merit award for scoring the highest marks in the subject of Periodontology (BDS) in the country, at the 42ndNational conference of the society at Kolkata on November 24th,2017.
  • Dr. Nirosha Narendran won the best researcher award (consolation prize) for the research proposal at the National conference on dental research conducted by the Cochin Periodontal society on September 18 – 19 , 2017
  • Dr. Smitha Shetty won the best scientific paper award (review category) at the 42nd National conference of the Indian society of Periodontology at Kolkata on November 24th-26th 2017
  • Dr. Amitha Rao won the consolation award (2nd prize)- Basic research category at the 42nd National conference of the Indian society of Periodontology at Kolkata on November 24th-26th 2017
  • Shrimaa Kateel won the best paper (NITTE university project) guided by Dr.Amitha Ramesh in 45th Karnataka state IDA and 4th interstate IDA conference held in Davangere from 14th to 17th December 2017.
  • Dr. Tarona Azem Subba won the first prize in the Basic Research Paper category for the presentation titled - Isolation & characterization of gingival & periodontal ligament derived stem cells, at the National Sciencecelebrations on 26th Feb 2018, organized by , Nitte University.
  • Dr Swati R won the 2nd prize for the E Poster Titled – Digital Technology in implant dentistry at the INTEGRATE 2018, on Advanced Implantology, held at Oxford Dental College, Bangalore on 26& 27th july 2018.
  • Dr. Supritha Pai and Dr. Vineetha Venugopalan won second prize for Scientific poster on the topic ‘Rearrangement of supracrestal tissues for esthetics and function at the 11th National ISPRP conference, Sep 2018.
  • Dr. Shahira won a consolation prize for Scientific paper presentation titled- Lasers –A ray of hope in Periodontics at the 18th ISP conference held in Jaipur, April 2019.
  • Dr.Pavithra won the best prize under paper presentation category titled- Multidisciplinary approach for anterior aesthetic rehabilitation: A case report at the 12th ISPRP National Conference held at JSS Mysuru, Aug 2019.
  • Dr.Karishma Ashok and Dr.Devi Balakrishnan won second prize for poster presentation titled – VISTA technique –A Case report at ISP Colloquium 2019 held at AJ Institute of Dental Sciences , Mangalore, Aug 2019.
  • Dr Shahira won second prize for Scientific poster presentation at NANO JATHA, organized by NITTE (Deemed to be University) in association with Karnataka Science & Technology Promotion Society. (KSTePS), 5th Dec 2019.
  • Dr.Santhosh Shenoy B. won the 3rd prize in Case Report Category at the 44th National conference of the Indian Society of Periodontology at Bengaluru on November 8th-10th 2019.
  • Dr.Rahul Bhandary won the consolation prize in Clinical Research Category at the 44th National conference of the Indian Society of Periodontology at Bengaluru on November 8th-10th 2019

Achievements

  • Dr.Biju Thomas was elected as the 40th National President of the Indian Society of Periodontology (I S P) for the year 2014-15 .
  • Dr.Biju Thomas was elected as the President of the Indian Society of Prosthodontics Restorative Periodontics (I S P R P) for the year 2014-15 .
  • Dr Biju Thomas was nominated as Advisory Board Member – Manipal Journal of Dental Sciences (2016-18) .
  • Dr Biju Thomas was nominated as Editorial Board Member –Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology (2013 – 19).
  • Dr Biju Thomas was selected as the convenor of the Indian Society of Periodontology – Study Group , Mangalore from 2020 onwards.
  • Dr. Amitha Ramesh was nominated as an external member in the Board of Studies of Periodontics ,Yenepoya university ( 2017-19).
  • Dr.Avaneendra Talwar has published a textbook - Exam Preparatory manual for UnderGraduates in Periodontology. Jaypee Publications 2016.
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