undergraduate curriculum

FIRST-YEAR CURRICULUM

The curriculum focuses on laboratory training in the manipulation and uses of all the restorative dental materials along with in-depth didactic lectures on the same. The dental materials as per the new DCI regulation is taken up by the students in the second year. The learning hours Theory: 4 hours a month Practical: 8 hrs a month
 

SECOND-YEAR CURRICULUM

The curriculum focuses on the laboratory training regarding tooth preparations for restorations with different restorative materials in simulated phantom head models with ivorine teeth coupled with demonstrations in the advanced restorative systems. The training is substantiated with didactic lectures on the same topics. The learning hours Theory: 4 hrs a month Practical: 24 hrs a month
 

CLINICAL CURRICULUM

Third-year focuses on the clinical training on various restorative techniques and preventive treatment modalities on patients supported with group discussions, seminars and project work on the related topics. Fourth-year focuses on clinical training continues with emphasis on comprehensive patient care after assessing the caries risk status of the patient with appropriate restorative and preventive treatment modalities. Clinical training is done in pre endodontic, endodontic and post-endodontic treatment modalities. The training is supported by didactic lectures, group discussions, seminars and project work in the related topics. The learning hours Theory: 110 hrs in 3 yrs Clinical: 460 hrs in 3 yrs

postgraduate curriculum

APPLIED DENTAL MATERIALS

  • Physical and mechanical properties of dental materials, biocompatibility.
  • Impression materials, detailed study of various restorative materials, restorative resin and recent advances in composite resins, bonding- recent developments- tarnish and corrosion, dental amalgam, direct filling gold, casting alloys, inlay wax, die materials, investments, casting procedures, defects, dental cement for restoration and pulp protection (luting, liners, bases) cavity varnishes.
  • Dental ceramics-recent advances, finishing and polishing materials.
  • Dental burs – design and mechanics of cutting – other modalities of tooth preparation.
  • Methods of testing biocompatibility of materials used.

CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY

  • Examination, diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Occlusion as related to conservative dentistry, contact, contour, its significance. Separation of teeth, matrices, used in conservative dentistry.
  • Dental caries- epidemiology, recent concept of etiological factors, pathophysiology, Histopathology, diagnosis, caries activity tests, prevention of dental caries and management –recent methods.
  • Hand and rotary cutting instruments, development of rotary equipment, speed ranges, hazards.
  • Dental burs and other modalities of tooth reparation- recent developments (air abrasions, lasers etc).
  • Infection control procedures in conservative dentistry, isolation types of equipment etc.
  • Concepts in tooth preparation for amalgam, composite, GIC and restorative techniques, failures, and management.
  • Direct and indirect composite restorations.
  • Indirect tooth-colored restorations- ceramic, inlays and onlays, veneers, crowns, recent advances in fabrication and materials Tissue management
  • Impression procedures used for indirect restorations.
  • Cast metal restorations, indications, contraindications, tooth preparation for class 2 inlay, Onlay full crown restorations. Restorative techniques, direct and indirect methods of fabrication including materials used for fabrication like inlay wax, investment materials.
  • Direct gold restorations.
  • Recent advances in restorative materials and procedures.
  • Management of non-carious lesion.
  • Advance knowledge of minimal intervention dentistry.
  • Recent advances in the restoration of endodontically treated teeth and grossly mutilated teeth.
  • Hypersensitivity, theories, causes, and management.
  • Lasers in Conservative Dentistry.
  • CAD-CAM & CAD-CAM in restorative dentistry.
  • Dental imaging and its applications in restorative dentistry (clinical photography).
  • Principles of esthetics
    • Color
    • Facial analysis
    • Smile design
    • Principles of esthetic integration
    • Treatment planning in esthetic dentistry

ENDODONTICS

  • The rationale of Endodontics.
  • Knowledge of internal anatomy of permanent teeth, the anatomy of root apex and its implications in endodontic treatment.
  • Dentin and pulp complex.
  • Pulp and periapical pathology.
  • Pathobiology of periapex.
  • Diagnostic procedure – recent advances and various aids used for diagnosis a. Orofacial dental pain emergencies: endodontic diagnosis and management.
  • Case selection and treatment planning.
  • Infection control procedures used in Endodontics (aseptic techniques such as rubber dam,sterilization of instruments etc.).
  • Access cavity preparation – objectives and principles.
  • Endodontic instruments and instrumentation – recent developments, detailed description of hand, rotary, sonic, ultra sonic etc..
  • Working length determination/cleaning and shaping of the root canal system and Recent development in techniques of canal preparation.
  • Root canal irrigants and intracanal medicaments used including non – surgical Endodontics by calcium hydroxide.
  • Endodontic microbiology.
  • Obturating materials, various obturation techniques and recent advances in obturation of root canal.
  • Traumatic injuries and management – endodontic treatment for young permanent teeth. Pediatric Endodontics – treatment of immature apex.
  • Endodontic surgeries, recent developments in technique and devices, endosseous endodontic implants – biology of bone and wound healing.
  • Endo perio interrelationship, endo + Perio lesion and management.
  • Drugs and chemicals used in Endodontics.
  • Endo emergencies and management.
  • Restoration of endodontically treated teeth, recent advances.
  • Geriatric Endodontics.
  • Endo emergencies and management.
  • The biologic response of pulp to various restorative materials and operative procedures.
  • Lasers in Endodontics.
  • Multidisciplinary approach to endodontics situations.
  • Endodontics radiology- digital technology in endodontics practice.
  • Local anesthesia in endodontics.
  • Procedural errors in endodontics and their management.
  • Endodontics failures and retreatment.
  • Resorptions and its management.
  • Microscopes in endodontics.
  • Single visit endodontics, current concepts and controversies.