Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology

Department overview

The Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology in RVS Dental college is located in the ground floor of the main building. It is unique in that it combines Oral Medicine and Radiology. It stands at the interface between dentistry and medicine. It is concerned with the diagnosis and optimum oral health care of the patients along with non-surgical management of medical disorders that affects the oral and maxillofacial regions.

It deals with
  • Oral & Maxillofacial diseases
  • Oral health care for medically compromised patients
  • Oral manifestation of systemic diseases
  • Follow up care for patients
  • Oral health education and preventive care for tobacco uses
  • Diagnostic images of the oral and maxillofacial region

The department has highly competent faculties who have attained success in academic research as well as clinical services.

Mission

  • To promote excellence in patient care, education, and research in the field of Oral Medicine and Radiology.
  • To promote access to quality, affordable and cost-effective expert Oral Medicine care.

Mission

  • To improve the quality of life of patients with medically related oral diseases.
  • To conduct dental screening camps to create awareness & to widen the knowledge about dental health among public.
  • To educate & to create awareness about the ill effects of tobacco among the public.
  • To educate the students with adequate knowledge, necessary skills and make them competent in dental practice and the latest imaging modalities in dentistry.
  • To provide emergency treatment for conditions like anaphylaxis,  seizures etc.

Achievements and Events

  • A Guest Lecture on CBCT was given by Dr. Junaid Ahmed, Professor Department of OMR, Manipal College of Dental sciences, Mangalore on Oct 7 2017. The objective was to provide knowledge and aptitude for our dental students towards CBCT & its applications.
  • An Oral screening camp was conducted at SIMTA MACHINERY & SIMTA ATRIX Pvt Ltd. on 29th & 30th April 2019. Nearly 150 workers were examined & 34 patients were identified with potentially malignant disorders. A short film regarding the ill effects of tobacco was featured. A speech was given in the local language and pamphlets were distributed. Adequate counselling was given to quit smoking & pan chewing. About 70% of the people affirmed to quit their habit after the counselling.
  • World No Tobacco day is celebrated on 31st May every year. In 2019, our department organized a rally at RVS Dental College & Hospital in the Sulur campus to create awareness among patients and students. About 450 members including doctors, faculty, A pledge was taken by everyone against tobacco usage. Informative models & posters regarding the ill effects of tobacco were displayed around the campus. Interactive games to promote anti-tobacco awareness and face painting competitions were held.
  • Adding an edge to it, Department of OMR takes pride to have established the ”Tobacco Cessation Centre” within the campus on June 20, 2019. The centre intends to provide individual intervention in the form of behavioral counseling and nicotine replacement therapy. This initiative turned to be successful, where many tobacco users were given counseling & made to quit tobacco with regular follow up.

Papers Presented

  • Photo dynamic therapy by Mr. Balaji Jagan in All India IDA Conference , Vizhupuram, 2014   -   1st place
  • Mental Health: A Dentist's Perspective by Sneha Suresh Kumar in MOKSHA 2K17, VELS University, Chennai -1st place
  • DengueBreak Bone Fever by Mr. Vignesh.S in MOKSHA 2K17, VELS University, Chennai - 2nd place
  • Osteosarcoma in right maxilla – a rare case report by Ms. Vandana A in SEED 2K19, Vinayaga Mission Dental College , Salem   -   1st place

Posters Presented

  • Positron emission tomography by Ms. Archana Premraj in All India UG Conference, Chettinad Dental College, 2011   -   1st place
  • Forensic Odontology by Mr. Godwin Alex Kiruba  in All India IDA Conference,  Vizhupuram, 2014   -   1st place
  • Radiographic Phoenix by Ms. Shanmugapriya and Ms. A.S. Pradeepa in MOKSHA 2K17, VELS University, Chennai - 1st place
  • Faith to Fashion by Ms. Shruthi.R & Ms. Jeeva Joice in SEED2K19, Vinayaga Mission Dental College, Salem

Facilities

  • The Department provides conducive environment and our professionals render quality care for the well-being of patients.
  • All the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are provided at minimal cost.
  • This department is well equipped with advanced dental chairs and dental instruments with sophisticated methods of sterilization.

The different facilities available in the Department include

  • Intraoral periapical radiographs, Bitewing and Occlusal radiographs.
  • Digital imaging system like Panoramic radiography and Radiovisiography.
  • Extra oral radiographs like Cephalogram, Orthopantamogram, Hand wrist radiographs, TMJ projections, etc.
  • Sialography and Intraoral camera.
  • Well equipped radiology room with TLD  badges, lead apron and lead barrier.
  • A separate department library with latest editions of National and International books for references.
  • Well equipped Tobacco cessation center.
  • Completely established sterilization room.

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