Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral Medicine and Radiology

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of congenital or acquired diseases, dysfunction, defects or injuries of the mouth, jaws, face, neck and adjacent craniofacial regions.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery was started in the year 1985 and the Post Graduate program in the year 1991. Our department was the first to initiate the three year post graduate program in India. Since then we have progressed by leaps and bounds as a center of excellence for craniofacial surgery. Over the years we have performed more than 21,000 complex surgeries of the head and neck region which is a very unique all over the country.

The Department's mission is to dispense health care in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in an ethical manner in a totally aseptic environment with personalized care. The collaborative professionals of the oral and maxillofacial surgery team are committed to provide the best in quality patient care by promoting a safe and supportive environment. We are dedicated to the provision of patient focused care by treating the individual with dignity, respect and compassion and being sensitive to the diversity of human needs.e

The vision is to produce oral health care providers with a holistic approach to health care and surgical management of patients with oral diseases. We will strive to achieve our goals by focusing attention on enhancing safety, quality and patient satisfaction. We aim to provide the highest level of training in the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in a comprehensive manner and to develop a curriculum with a strong academic and research background. We also aim to collaborate with, and establish, a good relationship between oral and maxillofacial surgery and medicine, thus making it an independent and equal profession and not an allied health entity. We shall do this by trying to incorporate a major part of our specialty into hospital settings viz. operating rooms, wards and casualty. Thus, we aim and shall strive to be a leading centre for research, training and provision of quality services in the sphere of maxillofacial surgery.

We endeavour to develop and maintain sound Ethical and Professional Behaviour. We promote the values of truth, integrity, honest, tolerance and accountability. We strive to treat every patient requiring surgery with respect, equity, dignity and compassion. We believe in excellence in Clinical Practice and promote capacity building and individual development among staff.

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Research Thrust Areas

  • Cleft and craniofacial surgery, Obstructive sleep apnoea, Oral oncology, Bisphosphonate related osteoradionecrosis of the jaw, Oral sub mucous fibrosis diagnosis and management.


Minor Oral surgery Procedures, Cleft lip and Palate surgery, Orthognathic surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma, Rhinoplasty surgery, TM Joint surgery, Oral Cancer and Reconstructive surgery, Craniofacial deformites.

Highlights of PG Curriculum:

  • 6 days a week OT.
  • 24hrs casualty postings.
  • 24hrs neurosurgery postings
  • ICU and Anaesthesia Postings
  • Cleft and craniofacial unit posting
  • Collaboration with reputed institutions for Head and Neck oncology.
  • Cleft camps held within the state and Neighbouring states
  • Sunday clinical postings
  • Speciality services provided at rural satellite centres
  • Community Services: General treatment camp with public health department, Minor surgical treatment in monthly rural centre visit, cleft and craniofacial screening camps in Karnataka and Kerala.


  • Department Awards/Achievements/Highlights :-
  • Cleft Children International (CCI) and The Smile Train in KSHEMA headed by Director Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Craniofacial surgery Prof. (Dr.) Vikram Shetty
  • Prof.(Dr.) Vikram Shetty and Dr. Padmaraj Hegde being the Guest Speaker for many of the National and State conferences
  • Former HOD Prof. (Dr.) B. Rajendra Prasad was bestowed with the Lifetime achievement award for his immense contribution in the field of Oral surgery by the Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, India in the year 2018
  • MDS in Maxillofacial surgery
  • Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery
  • BLS for the Dental students and professional
  • Sim-dent for management of medical emergencies for Dental students and professionals