Institute of Dental Sciences


Department of PROSTHODONTICS, CROWN & BRIDGE, IMPLANTOLOGY


Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth a n d / or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

Undergraduate program

The Prosthodontics Department is responsible for teaching undergraduate students in several areas: Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics, Dental Laboratory Technology, Occlusion, Dental Implants, Dental Ceramics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. The department is also involved in several areas of research including dental materials (such as adhesives, ceramics and impression materials), dental implants, occlusion, and computerized dentistry. The field of Prosthodontics involves the restoration of morphology, function and esthetics. In their first two years the undergraduate students are taught the basics of Prosthodontics in Preclinical laboratory. In subsequent two years they are taught the clinical aspects of dental restorations. To that effect, they learn to integrate the concepts taught in the other departments for proper diagnosis sequencing and decision making when treating patients towards the final restoration.

Post graduate program

The Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics is a fulltime 36-month program. It is a multifaceted program that takes full advantage of the academic and clinical resources available in the University setting. Didactic instruction is presented through lectures, seminars, demonstrations and conferences. This instruction promotes a biologic understanding of oral disease processes and provides the resident with a strong basis for decision making.

The clinical experience occupies most of the program. Clinical training involves both fixed and removable prosthodontics, with exposure to implant dentistry and maxillofacial prosthodontics. Patient care activities are supplemented by observation, seminars and case presentation. Contact with and training in the full breadth of prosthodontic problems and contemporary treatment modalities is the goal for the clinical segment of the curriculum. The program offers significant exposure to diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex restorative needs. The strength of the program is its close interaction with the other postgraduate dental specialty programs on the campus. Prosthodontics residents learn advanced patient treatment including TMJ dysfunction, implants and esthetics through a team effort with the Endodontics, Periodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents in various areas including the TMJ Clinic, the Implant Clinic.

Treatment offered

  • Conventional removable partial and complete denture

  • Fixed partial denture

  • Maxillofacial prosthesis

  • Implant prosthesis

  • Occlusal correction

  • Full mouth rehabilitation

  • Management of TMJ disorders


 Profiles of faculty members in the Oral Pathology & Microbiology


Prof (Dr) Gopal Krishna Choudhury
Professor & HOD
MDS

Prof (Dr) Gunjan Srivastav
Professor
MDS

Dr.  Pradyumna Kumar Sahoo
Reader
MDS

Dr John Kujur
Lecturer
MDS

Dr Menaka Sahoo
Tutor
BDS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prof (Dr) Sitansu Sekhar Das
Professor
MDS

Prof (Dr) Abhijita Mohapatra
Professor
MDS

Dr Sangram Kumar Panda
Reader
MDS

Dr Debarchita Sarangi
Lecturer
MDS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prof (Dr) Mirna Garhnayak
Professor
MDS

Dr. Abhilash Mohapatra
Reader
MDS

Dr Rachita Mohanty
Lecturer
MDS

Dr  Kajal Kiran Sahoo
Tutor
BDS