Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences (IGIDS)

A Constituent College of




Periodontology is the specialty that focuses on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases of gingiva and other surrounding tissues. The Department of Periodontology at IGIDS offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs along with guideship for Ph.D. programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) awarded by the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed-to-be-University. With the approval of the Dental Council of India the undergraduate program was commenced in the year 2006 and the postgraduate program in 2012.

The students are trained to perform chairside investigations, biopsy, etc. In Maxillofacial Radiology Department, the students are trained to interpret intraoral radiographs, extraoral radiographs, panoramic radiograph, and TMJ views. The students are also trained in advanced imaging like cone beam computed tomography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, Positron emission tomography, radionuclide imaging, sialography, and variously advanced imaging modalities. Students are trained to use the CBCT software and tools in virtual implant placement


To provide basic and advanced treatment in Periodontology through integrated scientific learning and to be a forerunner in advanced research and clinical practices


  • To train the undergraduate & postgraduate students in the art and science of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy through the evidence-based approach
  • To understand the etiopathogenesis and risk factors for periodontal diseases
  • To correlate the other disciplines of dentistry with periodontal health
  • To be a center of excellence for periodontal regeneration & Implantology
  • To gain global outreach through national and international publications
  • To foster an attitude of lifelong learning