DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY AND ENDODONTICS
A brief description of the department
About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & Hospital, Visnagar.
Goal: To achieve excellence in the art and science of dentistry based on scientific protocols
The department deals with the prevention of dental caries and pulpal diseases, restoring the diseased tooth to its original form and function by providing restorative and endodontic treatments. Improve the aesthetics of the patients by restoring with tooth-colored materials and bleaching procedures.
Provide dental awareness to the society regarding dental diseases
Year of started the department: in the year 2007
Year of P.G. starting: 2012 (Start with P.G.seats)
Department is well equipped with state of art equipment and instruments like surgical operating microscopes, Raypex 6 apex locator (5th generation), Root ZX apex locator, Bleaching unit, Hitech dental chairs etc.
On an average 65 to 70 patients are treated for various dental diseases by the undergraduates, post graduates, and specialist faculties.
The department meets standard protocol for instrument sterilization.
Department meets the entire infrastructure and equipped as per the norms of the dental council of India.
Activities of this department comprise the following.
· To train undergraduate from 2nd B.D.S. to the internship.
· The undergraduates are trained to diagnose the simple condition and treat any kind of simple dental defects like dental caries, discoloration of teeth and basic endodontic procedures.
The undergraduate training program commences from 2nd B.D.S. with lectures and preclinical exercises and only the preclinical examinations in this year.
The lecture program and clinical posting will be in 3rd & 4th year B.D.S.
Postgraduate students join the department in the month of July (approx). Start with the pre-clinical exercises and diagnose the outdoor patients. They have to attend the basic medical classes.
Entire 3 years P.G schedule will commence with the presentation of seminars, journal club presentations, case discussions, tabletop discussion, poster and paper presentation with all academic activities.
They will start treating the patients in the second semester. They have to perform all the clinical exercises step by step.
Entire P.G. studies based on the evidence-based curriculum.
Clinical Services: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
The goal of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is to provide care that is specific and appropriate to the needs of each patient. The department offers high-quality preventive and treatment care in a convenient setting. Patients are treated using contemporary and advanced techniques under strict infection control guidelines.
Treatments for the following problems are available:
1. Amalgam Restorations
Most people recognize dental amalgams as silver fillings. It is strong, hard, durable & cost effective restorative material. In our Department, we provide different amalgam restoration i.e. Pin retained complex amalgam, Bonded Amalgam for a different clinical situation.
2. GIC Restorations
A glass ionomer cement (GIC) is a dental restorative material used in dentistry for filling teeth and luting cement. The anticarcinogenic effect by way of fluoride release of glass ionomer cement makes them useful materials in the restoration of carious lesions & Non-Carious Lesions in low-stress areas.
3. Composite Restorations
By utilizing the most modern materials we are able to restore the carious tooth with less destruction and with tooth-colored composite restoration.
4. Inlays & Onlays
An inlay is an indirect restoration consisting of a solid substance, such as metal, resin or porcelain; they are fabricated outside the mouth, fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp. They have a high degree of strength & precise contacts and contours.
5. Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.
Usually, it can be completed in one or multiple appointments, depending on the condition of the tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have undergone root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime.
6. Endodontic Retreatment
Sometimes, a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly and can become painful or diseased months or even years after root canal treatment. If a tooth fails to heal or develops new problems, there is a second chance of retreatment. During retreatment, the endodontist will reopen the tooth and remove the filling materials that were placed in the root canals during the first procedure. The endodontist then carefully examines the tooth, looking for additional canals or new infection. Then he removes any infection, cleans and shapes the canals, and places new filling materials. The opening is then sealed with a temporary filling. Once the tooth heals, a new crown or another restoration is placed on the tooth to protect it.
7. Post & Core
A post and core is a dental restoration used to sufficiently build-up tooth structure for future restoration with a crown when there is not enough tooth structure to properly retain the crown, due to loss of tooth structure to either decay or fracture. It is often needed for teeth with root canal therapy.
Post and core is a thin rod that is cemented into the root of a tooth. It consists of a post that fits into the root canal which is made up of fiber, metal or ceramic and a core of composite or amalgam that project above the gum. A new replacement crown will be cemented into position over the core.
8. Surgical Endodontics
Occasionally, a nonsurgical root canal procedure alone cannot save the tooth. So the endodontic surgery can be performed in such situations.
There are many surgical procedures that can be performed to save a tooth. The most common is called an apicoectomy, or root-end resection, which is occasionally needed when inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth after a root canal procedure.
In this microsurgical procedure, the endodontist opens the gum tissue near the tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root is also removed. A small filling may be placed to seal the end of the root canal and few stitches or sutures are placed to help the tissue heal. Over a period of months, the bone heals around the end of the root.
This procedure is comfortably performed under Local anesthetics and most patients return to their normal activities the next day.
9. Microscopic Endodontics
The microscope is the most advanced tool in the field of endodontics. The advantages of dental microscope improve clinical treatment accuracy. It also enhances quality and precision. It delivers High success rate of root canal treatment due to increased visibility and access.
10. Endo-Perio Procedures & Other Interdisciplinary Procedures
The endodontium and periodontium are closely related and diseases of one tissue may lead to secondary diseases in the other. With advanced diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities along with team effort of endodontists and periodontitis, we are able to retain the affected teeth for many years. According to the need, Procedures like Intentional Root canal therapy, Restorations, Enameloplasty, Cosmetic Reshaping and Recontouring, Surgical Root end preparation and root End filling also is performed in the department.
11. Vital pulp Therapy
Vital pulp therapy is the treatment initiated on an exposed pulp to repair and maintain the pulp vitality. All these procedures involve removal of local irritant and placement of protective material directly or indirectly over the pulp. This Procedure includes treatment for Deciduous and permanent dentition to arrest carious infection and allow the tooth to complete its formation. This procedure consists of indirect and Direct pulp capping, Apexification, Apexogensis for Open Immature Apex with the use of Calcium hydroxide, Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and Biodentine.
12. Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry
An Increased demand for better smile & appearance and with advances in dental materials, it is possible to enhance the smile of the person. Treatment modalities like Bleaching (Home or In-Office and Vital & Non-Vital), Veneering, and tooth shaping by composite restoration.
13. Veneers & Laminates
Veneers and Laminates are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth. This can change their shape, shade, and position to improve the cosmetics of your teeth and smile. They are also used to replace and restore any lost tooth structure where indicated. Veneers can enhance the shape of the teeth, make teeth whiter, and gives the desired smile. They are also used to close the space between two teeth. This procedure known is diastema closure. Veneers are considered one of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available.
14. Vital & Non-Vital Bleaching
There are many different reasons for tooth discoloration. The causes vary from excessive consumption of colored food or drinks such as colas, coffee smoking or the chewing of tobacco products. The use of certain medications, age, and a fluoride-rich environment can also lead to a residual stain that can lead to severe tooth discoloration. Bleaching is the procedure to restore the natural smile. With the use of light accelerated bleaching procedure, we are able to regain the natural smile of the person.
List of teaching faculty.
|SR NO||NAME||DESIGNATION||QUALIFICATION||TOTAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE||PUBLICATIONS|
|1||Dr. Kamal P. Bagda||Professor & HOD||BDS, MDS||21 Years 01 Month||15|
|2||Dr. Kiran A. Vachhani||Professor||BDS, MDS||18 years 3 months||12|
|3||Dr. Kailas Attur||Professor||BDS, MDS||10 Years 5 Months||21|
|4||Dr. Manjusha Rawtiya||Reader||BDS, MDS||6 Years 9 Months||17|
|5||Dr. Suhag A. Patel||Reader||BDS, MDS||6 Years 2 Months 26 days||–|
|6||Dr. Kavita Verma||Reader||BDS, MDS||–||–|
|7||Dr. Pooja R. Kesharani||Reader||BDS, MDS||4 Years 7 Months||–|
|8||Dr. Anshu A. Gupta||Lecturer||BDS, MDS||3 Years 6 Months||3|
|9||Dr. Nikunj A. Patel||Lecturer||BDS, MDS||2 Years 7 Months||3|
|10||Dr. Hiren P. Bhavsar||Tutor||BDS||10 Year 01 Month||0|
|11||Dr. Prarthanaben Dave||Tutor||BDS||02 Years 5 Months||0|
- Programs conducted
CDE PROGRAM – “ROTARY ENDODONTICS” & “IDIOTS GUIDE TO WORLD CLASS ORTHODONTICS” at our institution on 27th Nov, 2012.