The Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology provides for extensive training to both our Post Graduate and Under graduate students and equip them with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of suitable and enduring restorations that are custom made at our state of the art, ceramic and restorative lab.
Serving as the architect of a comprehensive dental treatment plan encompassing the stomatognathic system as a whole and as a synergistic unit, we in the Department of Prosthodontics collaborate with our colleagues and specialists in the other branches of Dentistry and allied health professionals to develop solutions to dental and maxillofacial health concerns.
A central tenet is a focus on excellence in patient care. In the outpatient department, patients are treated either by department faculty or students under the guidance of faculty member. Our objective is to create an environment for learning that will enable each resident to face the challenges of the future and emerge as a leader in the field of Prosthodontics. We seek to provide a learning experience that includes state of the art skills and knowledge with the analytical ability to secure success in the future.
Postgraduates are expected to be adept at managing sophisticated esthetic and functional dental rehabilitations that utilize in-depth knowledge of Prosthodontics and competency in the placement of dental implant by the end of their tenure
DURATION OF COURSE : 3 Years
No. Of MDS Seats (Recognised by DCI) : 06
Prosthodontics is that branch of Dentistry which manages the restoration of oral and maxillofacial function and aesthetics by replacement of lost or depleted parts of the head & neck by artificial substitutes.
The Department was established in 1997. Since then it has virtually catapulted itself with formulation and adoption of standard operating procedures in patient care and academics on one hand and introducing a whole new concept of liaising with centres of eminence in different adjunct specialities and thus adding a new dimension to teaching and training in newer streams. The Department has truly unfolded the “changing face of Prosthodontics” including teaching and training in diverse streams of maxillofacial prosthetics including cleft lip and palate prosthetics, dental sleep medicine, geriatric oral health and molecular biology related to Prosthodontics. This is in addition to the core curriculum of complete denture, removable and fixed partial denture. Since 2017, regular training in oral implantology has begun.
The section began function in 1997 at the inception of the College. It comprises of a clinic with 40 dental chair units. Nearly 1000 patients are attended to by a team of efficient specialists for services in complete, removable partial dentures. The Section has an adjacent comfortable and large patient waiting lounge.
The undergraduate laboratory has a sitting work capacity of 120 students with a large plaster room and casting room replete with advanced level equipment, adjacent to the lab. The laboratory is well equipped with individual Bunsen burners and micromotor connections. Good natural and artificial lighting is available for excellent visibility.
This section came up in 2006 with 3 students being admitted to the MDS course. In 2012 the number of admissions was raised to 6. Prosthodontics persevered hard to add many firsts to its name. A new altered protocol for complete denture service was designed, adopted and validated internationally. In January 2012, collaboration with Lucknow Cancer Institute, Department of Pulmonary Medicine KG Medical University led to the inception of the Craniofacial and Sleep Apnea Prosthetic unit in which, patient care for maxillofacial prosthetics, cleft lip and palate prosthetics and dental sleep medicine and simultaneous teaching and training was begun. In January 2013, a geriatric oral health unit was started in the Department in collaboration with Samarpan old age hospice in which teaching and training in patient care for the old and infirm was begun.
Comprehensive faculty and student research resulted in several international and national level publications. The department had two international patents in maxillofacial prosthetics in 2016. The Departmental library has continued to flourish and is our pride today. The clinic and the laboratory are fully equipped with state of the art instruments for patient care. The Department has started training in advanced oral implantology in 2018, with hands-on instruction in surgical and prosthodontic components. Research in molecular biology related to Prosthodontics has begun in 2017. Also initiated 1.Management of implant prosthetic & smile correction . 2. CAD CAM IN 2019.
Department Of Dental Material Sciences
The Department came into existence in1998. Since then, it is being continuously updated and refined. Fundamental knowledge of composition, in-vivo and in-vitro behaviour of dental materials is vital to decision making in the use of these materials inpatient therapy.
Application of Material Science to Dentistry is already established worldwide. The continuous research in improvement in the performance of materials and studies on their in vivo behaviour and clinical performance is being undertaken. The Department has actively collaborated with the Departments of Metallurgy and Materials Science Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Indian institute of technology, Kanpur, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Lucknow and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Active research on the role of additives to enhance properties of gypsum, effect of temperature on the behaviour of dental porcelain has been done. A new postulate on the mode of ceramic-nonprecious alloy bonding has been enunciated and published.
Large and well lit Dental Materials laboratory with central gas connection and seating capacity of 120 students. Attached plaster room well equipped with model trimmers, heavy duty lathes, alloy casting equipment, acryliser and instant water heater.
Store: Well stocked with various dental materials essential to teaching undergraduate students. Provision for acquisition of special materials for training and teaching of Postgraduates.
A unique feature of the Department , this museum is updated every year and is a rich learning experience for all students and visitors.