DEPARMENT OF ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY
"Mouth is the mirror of the body"; most diseases reflect in the oral cavity with various presentations. This department sits at the interface between dentistry and medicine and trains the novice dental student about oral healthcare of patients with chronic, recurrent and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region with their diagnosis and non-surgical management. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is the speciality of dentistry and discipline of radiology concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Dr. S. Karpagavalli
Professor and Head
Graduated from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu and completed masters from Sri Ramachandra Dental College & Hospital, SRIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nādu in 2005. She is an active academician with more than 17years of teaching and clinical experience. She has completed Fellowship in TMD/OFP & DSM from Roseman University & SMILE USA, Associate fellowship in LASER, AALT, Singapore, Fellow-IBFO, Certification Course in CBCT, Palliative Care, FCPM, Pallium India, & OCTC, iCanCaRe. She has a total of 30 publications in indexed journals including the prestigious JADA. Her areas of interest are oral cancer, palliative care, forensic odontology, Orofacial pain and TMDs & is actively involved in research. Delivered multiple guest lectures and awarded “Young scientist award” & won numerous Best Paper awards.
DEPARTMENTAL UNIQUE FEATURES
The department of Oral medicine and radiology is equipped with state-of-the-art Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine, the only DENTSPLY SIRONA CBCT in Uttarakhand. The PGs are exposed in diagnosis & medical management of various head & neck disorders with special training in OFP/TMDs, LASER therapy, Forensic odontology, Palliative care and Tobacco cessation.
We have Centre of excellence Tobacco cessation training centre associated with our department. The Postgraduate students are involved in research and are encouraged to conduct short studies and publish in indexed journals. They also attend peripheral posting at RK mission general hospital, Haridwar to gain knowledge in the field of general radiology, general medicine, ENT, dermatology, oncology, physiotherapy etc.
PG ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
The post graduates at the department of oral medicine and radiology are efficiently promoted and encouraged to enhance their skills and capabilities by presenting their clinical and research work at various national conferences and symposiums.
CDE PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
The department of oral medicine and radiology ensures smooth and efficient learning in accordance with the continuing dental education programmes at Seema dental college and hospital by organising various CDE programmes.