ORAL MEDICINE & RADIOLOGY | Dental Colleges in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India


ORAL MEDICINE & RADIOLOGY

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.

As a specialty, Oral Medicine & Radiology is mainly concerned with 

  • Application of General Medicine & Diagnostics in dentistry for the management of various diseases of head & neck.
  • Oral health care of medically compromised Patients.
  • The dental management of medically compromised patients and
  • The diagnosis and management of a wide variety of nonsurgical 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 disease.
  • Recognition of the interaction of oral & systemic health
  • Integration of medical & oral health care
  • Management of pharmaco-therapeutics necessary for treatment of oral & systemic diseases
  • Investigation of the etiology & treatment of oral diseases through basic science & clinical research
  • Research, teaching & patient care.
  • Provision of care for medically complex patients & for those undergoing cancer therapies.
  • Diagnosis and management of Psychosomatic Oral Diseases. 

Objectives & Theme

The Theme of the Department is “Oral Health for general Health’.

 It   goes about achieving this with the Motto 

Primum Non Nocere- Simply translated it means ‘At first do no harm’.

The department aims to instil the following objectives in every student

  • The Primary objective is to achieve ORAL HEALTH FOR ALL. 
  • 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 and serving the best interests of the society.  
  • 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 require ongoing non-surgical management.  
  • To improve the quality of life of patients with medically-related oral disease. 
  • To focus and educate on the latest imaging modalities and its applications in dentistry.

Faculty:

 

Designation

Year of Joining

UG Teaching Experience

PG Teaching Experience

PhD Guide

Publications in Numbers

Books Published

Dr G Subhas Babu

Professor and Head

1997

19 yrs

12 yrs

3

110

4

Dr Vidya Ajila

Additional Professor

2007

10yrs

5yrs

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49

2

Dr Shruthi Hegde

Reader

2010

7yrs

3yrs

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61

2

Dr Renita Castelino

Reader

2013

5yrs

1 yr

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67

 

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Dr Kumuda

Lecturer

2014

4yrs

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40

 

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Dr Supriya Bhat

Lecturer

2015

3yrs

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35

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Dr Sonika Achalli

Lecturer

2015

2yrs 4 months

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23

2

Dr Jasmine

Lecturer

2016

1yr 5 months

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 10

 

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Dr Ananya Madiyal

Lecturer

2016

1 yr 4 months

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24

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Courses Offered:
  1. BDS,
  2. MDS,
  3. PhD
  4. Certificate course in CBCT 

Department Awards/Achievements/Awards:

Research projects (2015-2017):

External projects: NIL

Nitte Projects: 6

Completed: 4

Ongoing: 2

Outreach Programs,Place,date, and patient statistics for one year: Not applicable 

Patient Statistics in Numbers and graphs:

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total new cases/year

41,891

37,927

39076

41214

41731

43,472