DEPARTMENT OF PEDODONTICS AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY
Year of Department establishment -1993
Year of Postgraduate beginning -2003
Number of staff Publications in Various National and International Journals-17
No of Submitted Dissertations: 14
No. of ongoing student projects- 8
Faculty have experience in various fields as Dental Trauma Management, Early Childhood Caries,Probiotics,Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Diet and Nutririon, Child Psychology, Lesion Sterilisation Tissue Repair,Chemomechanical Caries Removal,orofacialSyndromes etc.
Facilities are available for management of children under Sedation and General Anaesthesia.
school dental health program in association with TVS motor company at Hosur, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Vellore in TN, Attibele and Mysore in Karnataka, from the year 1996 till date.Each year approximately 14000 school children were provided comprehensive oral health care. So far around 120000 children have received complete oral care free of cost.
TVS motor company supported the entire expenditures incurred for the program, that includes the transportation, accommodation equipment and materials. The approximate amount sponsored for this program in past 14 years is Approximately Rs 70 Lakhs.
3rdyear, final year, interns and post graduate students of RV Dental College had opportunity to have a massive exposure to the vast clinical material.Our students also had the opportunity to visit and treat the underprivileged children of rural and tribal areas. This exposure has helped our students a lot in pursuing higher education worldwide.
School Oral Health Program for needy children which has been recognized by World Health Organization and incorporated into their Bangalore Declaration. From the Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry we have conducted 538 camps for adults from 1994 to 2001 and more than 500 school oral health camps for more than 2, 87,000 children. In collaboration with Srinivasan Services Trust, the social services wing of TVS Motor Company, we have generated 11 lakhs.
Free dental health program for the poor, urban school children in association with BOSCH at Bangalore from the year 2010.
Tie up withSamarthanam Trust for treating the blind children free of cost in our department.
Tie up with FAME India for treating the mentally retarded children in our department.
Free treatment for the Gov. School children in and around Jayanagar and JP Nagar area, to improve the availability of clinical material to our students as per the DCI norms.
Unique portable equipment trolley is used to treat many children simultaneously to suit the rural India.
Indigenous technique to operate the scaler unit without an electric compressor.This equipment could support multiple scaler units simultaneously and provide oral complete oral prophylaxis for the children even in places where electricity was not available all the times.
Faculty and students have conducted Screening & treatment camp at BMP School Shanthinagar, 2005, conducted Camps in Association with Lifeken Health care private LTD, Bangalore 2006.Participated in Free Dental Checkup.
Our Final year and second year postgraduate students have had the opportunity to work in a renowned InstituteKanchiKamakoti CHILDS (Children`s Health Institute Laboratory and Diagnostic Services) Trust Hospital in Chennai.
Their experience is as follows,
- KanchiKamakoti CHILDS (Children`s Health Institute Laboratory and Diagnostic Services) Trust Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in the private sector in Nungambakkam, Chennai, India. KKCTH has a bed-strength of 200, which includes medical, surgical and super specialty beds spread over 75,000 sq. ft in the heart of Chennai. Large number of medical facilities all under one roof.
- Our experiences during our one month posting to the KKCTH as a part of the post graduate curriculum were very enriching. We did our one month of observer ship program at this esteemed institute and we were exposed to many dental procedures under General Aneaesthesia and other pediatric specialties. The various pediatric specialties were ENT, Cardiology, Neurology, Speech Therapy, Neurosurgery, Child Guidance and General Pediatrics. We learnt many novel concepts in Genetics, Physiotherapy, Anesthesiology, Surgery and Allergy Management.
- The faculty at the hospital was renowned in the field of Pediatrics. They were extremely approachable and made our stay at the hospital very informative and an educative experience. The hospital regularly organizes CME Programs which provides a forum for the discussion of various pediatric disciplines.
- As post graduates in Pediatric Dentistry, we found this hospital posting to be very beneficial. This posting makes the post graduate experience more fulfilling and widens our horizons in the world of Pediatrics. It reestablishes the fact that we need to join hands with other pediatric disciplines, so that we can ensure the overall wellbeing of the child.