Pharmacology is the science of drugs. Pharmacology has undergone drastic changes in recent years. The graduate students of dentistry prescribe not only for the dental conditions, but also have to handle medical emergencies that occur during dental procedures on the dental chair and other circumstances. Dentists must also have a sound knowledge of pharmacology to look into varoius drug interactions that may occur due to drugs used for concommitant conditions.
The department of pharmacology at RVS Dental College and Hospital is involved in teaching basic and clinical pharmacology to undergraduate dental students. The students are trained to inculcate a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics.
The main goal of the department of pharmacology is to provide the students a sound knowledge on drugs for choosing and prescribing drugs for dental problems and to effectively manage medical emergencies.
The above objectives will be achieved using lectures, practicals, group discussions, case diccussions, and audio-visual aids. The laboratory is well equipped with diagrammatic representation of mechanism of action of drugs and flow charts for easy understanding. The students will also be trained to prepare and dispense dental preparations like tooth paste, mouthwash, gargle, oral solutions, etc.