Introduction of the Department

Oral medicine is a clinical discipline concerned with the health of and with the diseases involving the oral and Para oral structures. It includes those principles of medicine that relate to the mouth, as well as research in biological, pathological, and clinical spheres. Oral medicine includes the diagnosis and medical management of diseases specific to the Oro facial tissues and of oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

It further includes the management of behavioral disorders and the oral and dental treatment of medically compromised patients.

The department in this institute is running both the undergraduate & PG Program. The daily OPD count is more than 450 patients per day with a new patient record of more than 200 patients per day.

Oral Radiology or Maxillofacial Imaging as it is now called is the art and science of radiography (taking radiographs) and interpreting those (radiodiagnosis). With the advent of newer Imaging modalities which do not need radiation energy to acquire an image, the term has been broadened to Imageology. This branch concerns with not only images of teeth and alveolar bone but also the jaws and para-oral structures. Thus it is a specialized sub-branch or specialization of Radiology concerning itself with the maxillofacial region.

The Radiology section is well equipped with latest Imaging Modalities required in Dental & Maxillofacial Imaging. The daily turn out is of more than 70 dental Radiographs & dozens of OPG & Skull radiographs.

List of Faculty of the Department

S. No.

Name

Degree

Designation

Brief Biodata

1

Dr. V. Sreenivasan

MDS; Oral Medicine & Radiology

Professor & Head

MDS (OMR)

1993 from GDC Mumbai under Bombay University, Mumbai with  total teaching experience of 23 Years 8 Months with many national & international publications. He has also been the Vice President & Secretary of the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology. He is presently also the Vice Dean of the institute.

2

Dr. Neetu Punhani

MDS; Oral Medicine & Radiology

Reader

MDS (OMR)

2010 from JIPMER under Pondicherry University with total teaching experience of 6 years 10 Months with many national & international publications.

3

Dr. Abhishek Singh Nayyar

MDS; Oral Medicine & Radiology

Reader

MDS (OMR)

2011 from GDC Bengaluru under RGUHS with total teaching experience of 5 years 9 Months with many national & international publications& also working as an Editorial and Review Board member in numerous national and international journals. He is the Associate Editor of the institutional journal.

4

Dr.Tulasi Lakshmi 

MDS; Oral Medicine & Radiology

Reader

MDS (OMR)

2012 from GDC Hyderabad under NTRUHS with total teaching experience of 4 years 9 Months with many national & international publications. 

5

Dr. Rahul A. Gandhi

MDS; Oral Medicine & Radiology

Senior Lecturer

MDS (OMR)

2013 from Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur under DMIMS Deemed Univ. with total teaching experience of 3 years 9 Months with many national & international publications.

6

Dr. Lalit Singh Negi

MDS; Oral Medicine & Radiology

Senior Lecturer

MDS (OMR)

2013 from RDCH, Jaipur under RUHS with total teaching experience of 2 years 8 Months with many national & international publications. 

7

Dr. Girish Dongarwar

MDS; Oral Medicine & Radiology

Senior Lecturer

MDS (OMR)

2014 from Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur under DMIMS Deemed Univ. with total teaching experience of 2 years with many national & international publications.

8

Dr. Sujata Ghodke

BDS

Tutor

BDS 2014 from MUHS Nashik associated with the department as a Tutor since 9 Months.

Interdisciplinary Programs of the Department

CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE

     SR NO.

DATE

OPD NO.

PATIENT’S NAME

AGE/SEX

CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS

HISTOPATHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS

NAME OF P.G

1

22-06-15

1405-4703

Lata Naik

27/M

Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma

Periosteal Osteoma

Dr. Ashwini

2

23-07-14

1407-3482

Anita Chavan

30/F

Minor Salivary Gland Tumour

Cellular Pleomorphic Adenoma

Dr. Ashwini

3

11-12-14

1411-4476

Gajanan Pendharker

15/M

Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor

Adenomatoid Odontogenic Tumor

Dr. Nivedita

4

01-12-14

1412-31

Shankarrao Nile

76/M

Scc

Well Differentiated Scc

Dr. Nivedita

5

14-2-15

1501-4706

Subhash Khakre

40/M

Leukoplakia

Hyperkeratotic Lesion

Dr. Nivedita

6

18-02-15

1502-242

Gunjaji Jadhav

45/M

Scc

Carcinoma In Situ

Dr. Nivedita

7

27/02/15

1502-3777

Halima Bee

60/F

Malignant Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma

Dr. Ashwini

8

08-08-15

1508-1080

Munjaji Lande

65/M

Erythroplakia On Hard Palate

Well Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Nivedita

Projects conducted by UG Students in the Department

LIST OF MODELS IN THE DEPARTMENT:

  1. PYRAMID OF ANATOMICAL LANDMARKS
  2. MODEL OF X-RAY TUBE
  3. TREE OF PIONEERS OF ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY
  4. MODEL OF JAW RADIOLUCENCIES
  5. CANDIDIASIS
  6. OSMF-MODEL
  7. ORAL MANIFESTATION OD DIABETES MELLITUS
  8. ANGULAR CHEILITIS
  9. DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
  10. HOMOGENEOUS LEUKOPLAKIA
  11. RETICULAR FORM OF ORAL LICHEN PLANUS
  12. ORAL MANIFESTATION OF HIV
  13. TYPES OF CROWN FRACTURE
  14. CHRONIC NODULAR CANDIDIASIS

Ongoing Research Projects in the Department

S.No.

Title of Research

Conducted by

1

“Comparison of Demirjian’s formula, Acharya’s formula and Dinkar’sformula for age estimation in the central distric of, Maharashtra, India.”

Dr Nivedita Tayde

2

“Assessment Of Fluoride Levels In Drinking Water And Prevalence Of Dental Fluorosis In Central District Of Maharashtra”

Dr Ashwini Narwade

3

Double blind randomized comparative clinical evaluation of efficacy of SM fibro-Oxitart in the treatment of OSMF

Dr Rownak Khandelwal

4

To evaluate the relationship between Ponticulus Posticus on a Cephalometric Radiograph with Orofacial Pain.

Dr Bushra Tazeen

5

To study the prevalence of Oral Submucous Fibrosis among habitual gutkha & areca nut chewers in Central district.

Dr Rohini Divekar

6

Dental Age on a Panoramic Radiograph versus Skeletal Age on a Cephalometric Radiograph- A comparative study.

Dr Suchita Dake

7

Evaluation of radiomorphometric indices on panoramic radiographs- screening tool for osteoporosis

Dr. Sreenivasan and Dr. Nivedita Tayde

8

Saliva stimulation with application of TENS

Dr. Abhishek singh Nayyar & Dr Rohini Divekar

9

Radiographic proximity of the mandibular third molar to the inferior alveolar nerve canal- A panoramic radiographic study        

Dr. Lalit Negi and Dr. Ashwini Narwade

10

Stretches of stomatognathic system

Dr. Girish Dongarwar & Dr Bushra Tazeen

11

Breaking Bad news of Cancer- A questionnaire study from Oral Physicians.

Dr Rownak Khandelwal

12

Oral Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus- A prevalence study.

Dr Suchita Dake

Awards won by Faculty in the Department

Dr V. Sreenivasan

Ex- Member Board of studies BharatiVidyapeethUniversity ,Pune from 2006-2008

Ex- Member Academic council Swami Vivekanand Subharti University Meerut 2013

Best Teacher By Lion’s Club, Meerut

Best Scientific Paper Presentation awarded for ‘Oral Tuberculosis’ IAOMR Annual Conference 2001 Integration– XIII National Conference IAOMR held at Davangere in 2001

Awards won by Students in the Department – none

CDE’s Workshops organized by the Department

CDE on CBCT:   Held on 9th April 2015. Venue - Hall No.1 SDDCH   Parbhani

Department Organizing Committees:

  • Dr. V. Sreenivasan                -    Chairman
  • Dr. Neetu Punhani               -   Member
  • Dr. Abhishek Singh Nayyar -   Member
  • Dr. Anudeep Raina               -   Secretary
  • Dr. Amit Ramchandani        -   Member
  • Dr. Tulsi D Lakshmi              -   Member
  • Dr. Rahul Gandhi                  -   Member
  • Dr. Lalit Negi                         -   Member
  • Dr. Girish Dongarawar         -   Member

 Papers published in peer reviewed journals by Faculty

A

Dr V Sreenivasan ( Prof & Head)

 

1. An unusual ghost image in panoramic radiograph. DMFR 2011

2. Glucocorticoids in Oral Medicine & Dentistry. JIAOMR 1997

3. Gemination & Fusion. JIDA 1996

4. Oral Myiasis superimposed on draining sinus. JIAOMR 2009.

5. Letters to the Editor: The malignant potential of oral lichen planus- confusion galore. OOOE 2012

6. Dental complications of herpes zoster: Two case reports and review of literature. IJDR 2015

7. Dental findings in the diagnosis of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. Ann Saudi Med 2013

8. Oral Malignant Melanoma – A Review IJDSR 2013

9. Prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in dermatologically diseased patients: A cross‑sectional study in Meerut JDRR 2014

10. Role of bitewing in enhancing the assessment of DMFS index in a group of Indian adolescents IJDR 2010

11. Should Intra-articular Steroid Injections of the TMJ: Point – Counterpoint. JIAOMR

12. Medical and Surgical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia. Point – Counter point JIAOMR 2004

13. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in general attitude of students- A cross sectional study   ,Journal of Education and Ethics in Dentistry 2012

B

Dr Neetu Punhani ( Reader)

 

 

C

Dr Abhishek Singh Nayyar ( Reader)

 

1. A study on gingival enlargement and folic acid levels in phenytoin treated epileptic patients- testing hypothesis. SNI 2013

2. Clinical implications of psychological co morbidities in patients of trigeminal neuralgia, a problem solving approach. IJDS 2013

3. A Benign tumor masquerading malignant behavior. IJOMP 2012

4. Colposcopy in Oral Mucosa. IJP 2012

5. Colposcopy: Gynecological vision in viewing oral lesions. IJPM 2014

6. In search of malignant transformation: A pilot study. JCRT 2012

D

Dr Tulasi Lakshmi ( Reader)

 

1. Oral Submucous Fibrosis in Children: Report of three cases & review: JIAOMR 2015

2. Recurrent Sialadenitis with sialolithiasis of submandibular gland: a case report. JIDS 2015

3. Separated instrument retrieval using ultrasonics in a permanent maxillary second molar. A case report. JIDS 2015

E

Dr Rahul Gandhi ( Senior Lecturer)

 

1. Infected thyroglossal duct cyst involving submandibular region: A case report. CRD 2011

2. Color Doppler ultrasonography in oral squamous carcinoma: Making ultrasonography more meaningful. ABMR 2016

F

Dr Lalit Singh Negi ( Senior Lecturer)

 

1. Assessment of the dental students about HIV/AIDS & its precautions- A survey study in Jaipur. IJDS 2015

2. Glycated albumin levels in relation to dental caries, mutants streptococci lactobacillus and salivary status of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. IJMAS 2015

3. Zygomatic air cell defect: a panoramic study of population of jaipur and surrounding areas. JOMPM 2014

G

Dr Girish Dongarwar ( Senior Lecturer)

 

1. Sialoendoscopy. IPJDOM 2014

Dr Abhishek Singh Nayyar

Numerous publications including editorials, brief communications, mini reviews, case reports, researches and reviews, mainly focused on neurology and oncology, in various national and international, pubmed indexed and medical journals.

Three of the articles have been rated as top 3 in top 10 articles at international level by Doaz and Domain.

Short research project taken during post-graduation has been adapted as a book by International publishers.

Lifetime member of various professional bodies of repute including Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Indian Society of the Study of Pain, a chapter of International Association for the Study of Pain [ISSP] and Indian Association of Forensic Odontology.

Working as reviewer in numerous journals of repute including Oral Oncology, published by Elseviers, International Journal of Case Reports and Images, Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Journal of Analytical Oncology, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, Journal of Cranio-maxillary Diseases, World Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Research and British Microbiology Research Journal.

Working as editorial and review board member in Journal of Oral Sign, a specialty journal of Oral Medicine and Radiology and Journal of Solid Tumors, Indo-global Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Bioscience, Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peak Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Innovare Journal of Medical Sciences, Pakistan Journal of Medical Science, African Journal of Internal Medicine, Research In public Health published by Halmac Research and Austin Biomarkers and Diagnosis.

Worked as Co-conveyor, Scientific Committee, in the National IAOMR, PG Convention, 2012 held in Andhra Pradesh, India and Coordinator-Faculty in Research Methodology and Orientation Program for Post-Graduates by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

Appointed as Executive Editor of Institutional Journal, Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry.

Working as Editor-in-Chief of an international peer reviewed journal, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Medicine published by Sydus publications.

Have assisted numerous research projects at Post-Graduate and PHd levels

Papers or Posters presented by PG Students

S.No.

Title of Presentation

Event

Presented by

1

Poster-Thalidomide boon or bane

IAOMR Nat. Conf.2014

Dr Nivedita Tayde & Dr Ashwini Narwade

2

Poster- Pain Management in Oral Cancer

TRIPLE O SYMPOSIUM 2015

Dr Nivedita Tayde & Dr Ashwini Narwade

3

Poster- Advanced Cancer Diagnostic Aids

IAOMR Nat. Conf. 2014

Dr Rownak Khandelwal

4

Poster – Oral Field Cancerization

IAOMR Nat Conf. 2015

Dr Bushra Tazeen & Dr Suchita Dake

Books Authored by Faculty in the Department – Diagnostic Serology in OSCC. By Dr Abhishek Singh Nayyar; Lambert’s Publication Company; First Edition year 2012

Major Research Grants - None

Students Mentoring Program

S.No.

Staff name

Batch with students name

Batch with students name

1

Dr V Sreenivasan

 

 

2

Dr Neetu Punhani

 

 

3

Dr Abhishek Singh Nayyar

 

 

4

Dr Tulasi Lakshmi

 

 

5

Dr Rahul Gandhi

 

 

6

Dr Lalit Singh Negi

 

 

7

Dr Girish Dongarwar

 

 

List of Special & Advanced Equipments

Sr. no

Item name

Quantity

1.      

Intra Oral Radiography Machine

4

2.      

Panoramic Radiography (OPG) Machine with digital printer

1

3.      

Extra Oral Radiography machine

1

4.      

Intra-Oral Camera

1

5.      

Pulp Tester

4

6.      

Automatic Film Processors

a)    IOPA

b)    EXTRAORAL

2

7.      

1

8.      

X-ray Viewer boxes

4

9.      

RVG WITH ALL SENSORS (PSP)

1

10.                         

Illuminated Mouth Mirror & Probe

2

11.                         

Sialography Cannula

2

12.                         

Lacrimal Probes

2

Vision & Mission of the Department

PG Program

Vision : To  initiate  and promote a training program in Oral Medicine and Radiology that trains students to independently practice the subject of Oral Medicine and Radiology as an exclusive specialty practice in  private clinics, radiology centers and corporate hospitals

 Mission:

  1. Educate by having a clear vision of principles and philosophy of screening, diagnosing and managing oral diseases/oral manifestations of systemic diseases
  2. Ensure excellent follow up with meticulous record keeping  
  3. To indoctrinate ALARA as a critical responsibility
  4. Promote clarity on principles of prescription of radiographs
  5.  Learn motivate and educate on excellence in interpretation and optimal use of modern imaging

UG PROGRAM

Vision : To initiate and promote a training program in Oral Medicine under- graduate education that aims to bring clarity on the actual role of oral medicine in dental practice ( role of a dentist as an oral physician ) even as we endeavor to make the learning process an enjoyable journey while promoting a strong ethical basis for appropriate professional conduct and compassionate patient care

Mission

  1. Educate to bring clarity on the actual role of oral medicine in dental practice ( role of a dentist as an oral physician ) .
  2. Allot time for education on ethics in both the lecture halls as well as clinics
  3. Develop a teaching and evaluation process to train the students in the three core roles of a dentist as an oral physician
    1. Oral cancer screening
    2. Oral manifestations of systemic disease
    3. Oral mucosa screening by inspection and palpation
  4. To make the student clear on when and what patients are best referred to an oral physician
    1. Is this a routine dental case or an oral disease ?
    2. Is it a diagnostic dilemma?
    3. Is this a case which ideally needs medical management or surgical management ?
    4. Do you suspect any systemic disease or syndrome ?
  5. Innovate in teaching methods to make learning fun

Oral Radiology

Vision : To initiate and promote a training program in Oral Radiology under- graduate education that aims to indoctrinate ALARA as a critical responsibility which is best addressed by the right techniques , right equipment , judicious and appropriate prescription of radiographs and conscientious and thorough interpretation of radiographs .

Mission

  1. Develop Promote and assiduously implement a best practice protocol for radiography with cross- infection control and radiation hygiene protocol incorporated and adapted to the local reality and practicality
  2. Promote the use of paralleling technique radiography as a modern need of dentistry
  3. Promote the use of digital radiography as a modern need of dentistry
  4. Promote clarity on principles of       prescription of radiographs
  5. Promote excellence in a conscientious and thorough interpretation of radiographs

 Special Cases Treated in the Department

  1. Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma
  2. Pyogenic granuloma
  3. Pleomorphic adenoma
  4. Unilateral masseter hypertrophy
  5. Scleroderma
  6. Malignant melanoma
  7. Bilateral TMJ ankylosis
  8. Ranula
  9. OSF & Angular cheliti
  10. Erosive lichen planus
  11. Generalized Amelogenesis Imperfecta
  12. Reticular lichen planus
  13. Trigeminal Neuralgia V2 division on right side
  14. Dentigerous Cyst with48
  15. Squamous cell carcinoma of palate
  16. Verrucous carcinoma left buccal mucosa
  17. Odontogenickeratocyst with ramus of mandible
  18. Peripheral ossifying Fibroma
  19. Dentigerous cyst
  20. Oral submucous fibrosis
  21. Traumatic ulcerative granuloma
  22. Tobacco pouch keratosis
  23. Oral submucous fibrosis
  24. Internal disc derangement
  25. Major aphthous ulcer on left side of soft palate
  26. OdontogenicKeratocyst with 33
  27. Irritational fibroma posterior to 38
  28. Fissured and geographic tongue
  29. Right infraorbital space infection
  30. Multiple recurrent aphthous ulcer minor
  31. Radicular cyst with 11
  32. Pregnancy tumor
  33. Traumatic ulcer secondary to epileptic attack
  34. Amelogenesis imperfect
  35. Acute parotiditis
  36. Mucocele on lower labial mucosa
  37. Oral squamous cell carcinoma
  38. Hemangioma
  39. Verrucous carcinoma on buccal mucosa
  40. Trigeminal Neuralgia maxillary division left side
  41. Herpes zoster infection on left side of palate
  42. Complex odontome with21
  43. Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor with 43
  44. Gingival bleeding secondary to thrombocytopenia
  45. OdontogenicKeratocyst with ramus of mandible right side
  46. Sebaceous cyst left lower third of face.
  47. Odontogenic keratocyst with 33
  48. Follicular adenoma of thyroid
  49. Trigeminal neuralgia maxillary division
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