GITAM DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL

(Recognized by DCI & Govt. of India)

The Department of Periodontology is manned by experienced faculty including six Professors and two Readers. The faculty share the work in the department with five faculty managing the under-graduate section and three faculty managing the post-graduate programme. Duties are rotated annually so that all faculty get exposed to various facets of the speciality.
Called Room No. 6 to make it easier for patients, this department is almost always the first stop for patients following diagnosis, since most at the population present with some form of gingival/ periodontal disease. As such, all the under-graduate and post-graduate students are exposed to a wide array of cases which prepare them for clinical practice/ academics for the future. The very reasonable treatment charges ensures that most of the patients attend for treatment, thus providing the students with enough cases - in terms of quality, quantity and variety.

The department is spread over a sufficiently large area and is well-equipped - even beyond the mandated infrastructure. The under-graduate students are trained in hand-scaling as also in the use of ultrasonic scalers. They are also trained to take a proper case history and in the diagnosis at different conditions affecting the supporting structures of the teeth. They also assist in the conduct of minor surgical procedures. The first hour of the clinical day is for subject discussion which includes topics of clinical and academic interest. Three assessment exams are conducted for students in an academic year to assess their theoretical knowledge. Exams are also conducted for each batch of students in their clinical posting to evaluate their understanding of the topics discussed. Following a strict evaluation of the various theoretical and clinical exams conducted, feedback is provided to the students to help them analyse their strengths and weaknesses. The under-graduate students are asked to make short presentations on important topics to hone their speaking skills and also encouraged to participate in CDE programmes and conferences.

The training of post-graduate is also taken very seriously with all schedules being prepared for all three years at the commencement of the programme itself. Well-equipped libraries (both college and departmental) and adequate patient material ensures that both academics and clinical training are well catered to. As part of the post-graduate training, all students are required to conduct an epidemiological/ pilot study which can help prepare them for future research. The first six months is a busy period with students heading to complete their preclinical work and short study, begin their library presentation as well as decide a topic for their thesis. All of these require extensive discussions and students are encouraged to discuss with all faculty and take informed decisions. The PG students also attend Student Conferences, Annual Speciality Conferences, other CDE programmes, Rapid Review Programmes and make as many Paper and Poster presentations as possible. In these and as well as in the Essay Competition conducted annually by the Indian Society of Periodontology our students have bagged prices regularly, making the speciality and the institution proud.

In sum, the department has done well enough to earn it the distinction of being the preferred choice for students wishing to pursue their post-graduate training in periodontololgy.

Specific competencies
  • Diagnose the patients periodontal problem, plan and perform appropriate periodontal treatment.
  • Competent to educate and motivate the patient.
  • Competent to perform thorough oral prophylaxis, subgingival scaling, root planning and minor periodontal surgical procedures.
  • Give proper post treatment instructions and do periodic recall and evaluation.
  • Familiar with concepts of osseointegration and basic surgical aspects of implantology.
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Dr. K. Raja V Murthy

Professor-hod
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Dr. K. V. Prabhakara Rao

Professor
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Dr. V. Trinath Kishore D

Professor
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Dr. Sandhya R

Professor
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Dr. P. Tanuja

Professor

Minor oral surgical procedures

  • Normal teeth extractions
  • Therapeutic extractions
  • Transalveolar extractions
  • Impactions
  • Implant placement
  • Alveoloplasty
  • Tuberosity reduction
  • Genial tubercle reduction
  • Mylohyoid ridge reduction
  • Tori removal
  • Ridge splitting
  • Vestibuloplasty
  • Ridge expansion
  • Frenectomy
  • Biopsy procedures
  • Cyst enucleation
  • Incision and drainage
  • Marsupialization
  • Ranula excision
  • Mucocele excision
  • Sinus lift
  • Oroantral fistula closure
  • Nerve transposition
  • Apicoectomy
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Closed reduction of fractures with immobilization
  • Transplantation and splinting with archbars
  • Ranula excision
  • Mucocele excision

Major surgical procedures

  • Open reduction with internal fixation
  • Harvesting bone and cartilage grafs
  • Tmj ankylosis surgery
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery
  • Marsupialization
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • neck dissections
  • Total maxillectomy
  • Segmental mandibulectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Anterior maxillary osteotomy
  • Lefort i,ii osteotomy
  • Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy
  • Genioplasty
  • Segmental subapical osteotomy
  • Subcondylar vertical osteotomy
  • Hemimandibulectomy
  • Enbloc resection
  • Sialolothotomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Sequestrectomy
  • Saucerization
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Gap arthroplasty
  • Interpositional arthroplasty
  • Lip repair
  • Ridge augmentation
  • Neurectomy
  • Buccal pad fat removal

List of ongoing research projects

Name

Thesis title

R.Tanushabala

Periodontal flap surgery with and without pre-surgical scaling and root planning- a randomized clinical trial

B. Anusha

Modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT) technique with amnion membrane versus modified coronally advanced tunnel (MCAT) technique with platelet rich fibrin in the treatment of gingival recession- a split mouth study

V. Sriramya

Evaluation of soft tissue aesthetics around immediately placed and restored dental implants- a 9 month prospective study

J. Anuradha devi

A comparative evaluation of the efficacy of a collagen membrane or an amniotic membrane in the treatment of gingival recession with zucchelli’s technique

B. Karuna priyanka

Demineralised freeze dried bone allograft with either puros® pericardium allograft or autogenous periosteum in the treatment of intrabony defect- a clinico- radiographic study

G. Amoolya

Comparative evaluation of coronally advanced flap in conjunction with platelet rich fibrin, with or without decortication, in the treatment of gingival recession - a clinical study

L. Goutham sai

Stability of immediate implants placed in deficient alveolar ridges in conjunction with sticky bone, following a ridge split protocol

S. Jyosthna

Periosteal pedicle graft or platelet rich fibrin, in conjunction with modified coronally advanced flap technique in the treatment of gingival recession: a split mouth study

M. Prameela

Comparative evaluation of sticky bone, or allograft with collagen membrane, in the treatment of human intrabony periodontal defects - a clinico-radiographic study

Kumari Sakshi

Comparative evaluation of neopterin levels in periodontal disease before periodontal levels before and after scaling and root planning

S.Swathi

Treatment of gingival recession using coronally advanced flap in conjunction with the cambium layer or the fibrous layer of the periosteum – a randomised control trail

M. Aditya Vardhan

Comparison of platelet rich fibrin and gelatin sponge in assisting palatal healing following the harvesting of an epithelialized free gingival graft- a randomized clinical trail

P.Charishma

A comparison of the efficacy of laser assisted modified widman flap versus conventional modified widman flap surgery - a randomized control trail

G.Anusha

Comparative evaluation of the treatment of gingival recession accompanying cervical abrasion with platelet rich fibrin, in conjunction with, or without, GIC restoration – a split mouth study

Amulya. M.V.L

Clinical and radiographic evaluation of immediately placed and loaded platform switched implants – a prospective study of 9 months

Asheer Rephael. M

Biodentine or mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) in conjunction with resorbable collagen membrane and coronally advanced flap in the treatment of grade ii/iii furcation defects – a clinico radiographic study

R. Sireesha

Modified coronally advanced tunnel technique in conjunction with titanium platelet rich fibrin (t-prf) or platelet rich fibrin (prf) in the treatment of gingival recession

N. Sriram Naidu

Comparison of conventional flap versus entire papilla preservation technique, in association with demineralized freeze dried bone allograft (dfdba) and platelet rich fibrin (prf), in the treatment of angular alveolar bone defects – a clinico-radiographic study.

T.L.R Sruthi

Non- incised papillae surgical approach (nipsa) or minimally invasive surgical technique (mist) in conjunction with bone morphogenic protien-2 in the treatment of horizontal alveolar bone defects - a clinico-radiographic study.

M. Padmaja

Rh- bmp-2 and β- tcp application in immediate implant placement : a 9 month clinical and radiographic evaluation

V.Spandana

Clinical and radiographic comparison of autogenous tooth graft and collagen membrane with xenograft and collagen membrane, in the treatment of grade ii furcation defects - a randomized control trial

M. Priyanka

Evaluation of keratinized tissue width and thickness following utilization  of chorion membrane during implant placement

A. Jhansi

Coronally advanced flap, in conjunction with fibroblast growth factor-2 (fgf-2) impregnated type-1 collagen membrane or type-1 collagen membrane alone, in the treatment of gingival recession- a randomized control trial

A. Sukanya

Split mouth comparison of β- tcp with rh- bmp-2 or rh- fgf- 2 in the treatment of intrabony defects - a clinico-radiographic study

D. Kedareshwari

A comparative evaluation of the efficacy of coronally advanced flap in conjunction with subepithelial connective tissue graft harvested from either the palate or the maxillary tuberosity, in the treatment of gingival recession - a randomized control trial