Program Description

Post graduation (MDS) in Oral Medicine is a 3 years intensive program, involving training in wide range of dental procedures and academics.

Number of residents each year : Three (3)

Total number of residents : Nine (9)

Program Highlights

First year

  • Theoretical exposure of all applied sciences.
  • Pre-clinical exercises such as forensic odontology methods (age estimation).
  • Daily OPD and special training in clinical examination & diagnosis of Oral & Maxillofacial pathologies, Chair-side investigations & radiographic diagnostic procedures.
  • Submission of thesis synopsis within 6 months of joining.
  • Submission of library dissertation at completion of first year.
  • Participation in seminars, journal club reviews, conferences and conventions.
  • Evaluation-Internal assessment exam of Basic Sciences.

Second year

  • More involvement in Seminars, Clinical case presentations, Journal clubs, Inter Departmental meets, workshops, conferences and research works.
  • Peripheral postings in Oncology, General medicine, General surgery, Dermatology and Radiology departments.
  • Evidence based learning, presentations at National level conferences, Workshops, Conventions.
  • Writing scientific manuscripts.

Third year

  • Specialized diagnostic procedures like tobacco cessation, biopsies, oral cancer screening, oro-facial pain management, temporo-mandibular Disorders.
  • Diagnosing and treatment of various orofacial pathologies, orofacial syndromes, oral manifestations in systemic diseases and medically compromised patients.
  • Extraoral radiographic training and interpreting various maxillofacial lesions, TMJ pathologies and salivary gland pathologies by 2D & 3D imaging.
  • Training in research, pedagogy and scientific paper presentations and publications at national and international level.
  • Submission of thesis six months before final exams.
  • Presentation in didactic lectures.
  • Evaluation-Internal assessment examination 3 months before University exams.

Clinical Experience

The three years intensive programme trains the residents in a sequential manner and makes them self -confident.

  • Assessment of Oro-facial pathologies.
  • Orofacial Pain management including Temporo-mandibular Disorders (TMD).
  • Management of Mucosal diseases.
  • Trained in Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
  • Biopsy procedures for different pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions
  • Vital tissue Staining.
  • Intra-oral and Extra-oral Imaging protocols with Interpretation.
  • TENS therapy.
  • Basic Life Support and Emergency Management.
  • Management of Special health care need patients.

Didactic components

Department encourages residents to attend guest lectures and integrated lectures by multidisciplinary teams on selected topics to strengthen the training.

Journal club review
The journal club review meeting is held once a week. All residents & staff members participate actively.

The seminars are held twice a week covering full syllabus concerned to department starting from basic subjects and proceeding towards advancements.

Symposium is held once in a month covering all the controversial topics of subject.

Inter departmental meeting
To encourage integration among various specialties, inter departmental meetings are chaired by the dean with all heads of post graduate departments and residents once in a month.

Teaching skills
Residents actively take part in under graduate teaching programs either in the form of lectures or group discussions.

Research and Publications

During the 3 year residency, each resident is expected to complete at least one detailed Research, one Library dissertation and one publication. The residents are encouraged to take up more than one research. In addition to the above activities, the residents are required to attend Speciality related conferences and workshops along with presentation of Papers and posters.