Oral Medicine is the specialty of dentistry that sits at the interface between dentistry and medicine. This specialty focuses on the diagnosis and management of complex diagnostic and medical disorders affecting mouth and jaws. It emphasis the importance of oral manifestations in systemic diseases with an objective of maintaining proper oral health for general public and the dental management of medically compromised patients. Radiology is a specialty, which deals with the maxillofacial imaging using both intraoral and extra-oral techniques.
Undergraduates are trained to diagnose and manage the routine diseases and lesions affecting the oral and perioral region, while postgraduates with advanced training in this discipline manage oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland disorders, orofacial pain, TMJ disorders and oral manifestations of systemic diseases as well as treatment of medically compromised patients.
- Separate postgraduate and undergraduate clinics
- Fully equipped special clinic with digitalized radiograph
- Radiographic section for intraoral and extraoral radiographs
- Digital panoramic radiography unit
- Computerized patient record and waiting area
- General examination room
- Seminar room with latest projector
- Department library and computer room with internet facilities
- Sterilization room.
The department provides OPD services with an average patient inflow of more than 250 /day and has been successfully providing clinical services to people of Sullia and surrounding areas.
Along with precise diagnosis and treatment planning, mucocutaneous diseases and chronic ulcerative lesions are treated with latest treatment protocol in our department. Premalignant lesions are detected and treated early to prevent progression using topical and systemic steroid therapy & some conditions like oral submucous fibrosis with intralesional injections.
Here we diagnose and treat chronic and acute temporomandibular disorders with proper medicinal and interventional therapy including occlusal splints and physical therapy with TENS. We also take special care for acute orofacial pain and neuralgic disorders with medicinal and appropriate referrals at appropriate time.
We have a state of art radiology department equipped with conventional and latest digital equipment. We provide the best images of craniofacial complex with special imaging like Transectional view, Anterior and Posterior slice images of jaws. Advanced TMJ radiology and special radiographic technique for implant placement and salivary gland disorders are the hallmark of our department. We are also equipped with extraoral machine for radiographic imaging of thorax, abdomen, upper & lower extremities and spine.
The department is associated with regional cancer institute Thalassery. The postgraduate students are also posted in government hospitals and various departments of Medical College and hospital for training in respective speciality. The department is also involved in research and regularly conducts CDE and guest lectures on topics of current relevance.
- Oral systemic correlations on 02.07.2012 in association with Colgate Pamolive (India)
- HIV and Hepatitis- current concepts on 14.09.2012 in association Indian Dental Association Sullia branch.