PERIODONTICS

The Department of Periodontics SRMDC Kattankulathur deals with the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. We cater to various patient categories in addition to our routine out patients including geriatric and hospital in-patients. 

Goal of the department

  • To provide predoctoral and postdoctoral student with a strong educational foundation in periodontology.
  • To train a clinically proficient, scientifically orientated, analytical, empathetic and ethical periodontist committed to the improvement of periodontal health in the community.
  • Evidence-based approach and cross-disciplinary interaction as an integral component of comprehensive patient care.
  • To encourage the spirit of inquiry among our post-graduate students, as we help them develop into future leaders in the specialty.
  • Develop a preventive program for individual patient.

Teaching activity of the department

The department of periodontics boasts of efficient and student friendly teachers.They  work as a team to  prepare students to succeed in a competitive work place

  • Through the lectures, tutorials and clinical sessions, undergraduates study about the normal and pathological tissues of the periodontium as well as the aetiology and classification of gingival and periodontal disease.
  • Third and final year undergraduate students are trained to  treat patients with periodontal problems. They are also given the opportunity to perform simple periodontal surgical procedures during their final year.
  • Undergraduate students are assessed regularly through viva voce ,group discussions and  assignments.
  • Postgraduate graduate students are given challenging cases in order to develop their clinical skills and patient management.
  • The postgraduates in addition to routine treatment of periodontitis that includes resective and/or regenerative therapy, they are also trained in , site preservation and development for implants (guided bone regeneration, sinus augmentation, block grafts).

Research

Quality research requires adherence to the highest standards of integrity in proposing, conducting and reporting research, which is one of the most preferrential domain of our faculty .
Ongoing research proposals include:

  • A comparative evaluation of the efficacy of probiotic and chlorhexidine mouth rinses on clinical inflammatory parameters of gingivitis- a randomized controlled clinical study.
  • Comparison of one stage full mouth disinfection versus quadrant root planing-a clinical, haematological and microbiological study.
  • Comparative evaluation   of platelet rich fibrin and connective tissue graft in combination with pouch and tunnel technique in the management of gingival recession – a split mouth randomized control trial.  
  • Estimation of oncogenic markers in potentially malignant disorders patients in association with expression of Porphyromonas Gingivalis
  • Expression of Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in aggressive and chronic periodontitis
  • Expression and detection of NOD receptors in chronic periodontitis patients.
  • Identification of NLR 3 INFLAMMOSOMES in gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Analysis and detection of growth factor for differentiation of embryonic stem cells into periodontal ligament stems cells.
  • A survey on awareness of interdental aids among general dentist and Periodontist
  • A survey on oral hygiene practice advised by general dentist and Periodontist to the patients
  • Clinico microbial analysis of levels of Fretibacterium fastidiosum in chronic and aggressive periodontitis patients.
  • Invitro antimicrobial susceptibility of Filifactor alocis and Helicobacter pylori to 3 commercially mouth rinses
  • Oral health awareness among medical, dental, and paramedical students and faculty using Hiroshima university questionnaire 

Laboratories and facilities

  • The department offers the state of the art facilities for both the undergraduates and postgraduates at their disposal.
  • A well furnished UG section with full fledged equipments and a specialised postgraduate section equipped with complete surgical armamentarium.
  • Separate surgical section divided into six cubicles with air-conditioning unit.
  • Sophisticated instruments such as piezosurgery unit, physiodispenser , electrocautery  and  laser units.