Conservative Dentistry & 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  May-June (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.

1 Dr. Kamal P. Bagda Professor & HOD BDS, MDS 22 Years 08 Month 15
2 Dr. Kiran A. Vachhani Professor BDS, MDS 19 years 10 months 12
3 Dr. Kailas Attur Professor BDS, MDS 12 Years 21
4 Dr. Manjusha Rawtiya Reader BDS, MDS 8 Years 4 Months 17
5 Dr. Kavita Verma Reader BDS, MDS 7 Years 3 months
6 Dr. Anshu A. Gupta Reader BDS, MDS 5 Years 1 Month 3
7 Dr. Nikunj A. Patel Reader BDS, MDS 4 Years 2 Months 3
8 Dr. Prateek J. Pachore Sr. Lecturer BDS, MDS 6 Months
9 Dr. Ekta Chaudhari Sr. Lecturer BDS, MDS 1 Month
10 Dr. Hiren P. Bhavsar Tutor BDS 11 Years 8 Months
11 Dr. Aeshaben S. Patel Tutor BDS 09 Months




Dr. Kamal  Bagda was nominated for indian health professional awards for clinician in conservative dentistry and endodontics  2018.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda was nominated for indian health professional awards for speaker of the year 2018.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda was nominated for Indian health professional awards – awarded for outstanding dentist of the year 2018.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda was the winner of Famdent award awarded to the outstanding dentist of the year – senior 2018.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda was nominated for the Famdent award –for academician of the year 2018.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda attended & delivered a keynote lecture at IACDE central zone pg conference Indore in July 2018.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda attended & delivered a keynote lecture at IACDE west zone pg conference Jaipur in September 2018.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda was the elected president of IDA Gujarat State for 2018-19.

Dr. Kamal  Bagda attended 6th IES National PG Convention at Goa in 2018 and chaired scientific session and panel discussion.

Dr. Kailash Sir attended many national conference & PG conventions and attended chair side sessions. He has presented many papers & posters and elected as EC IACDE and IES.

Dr. Kailash Attur attended 6th IES National PG Convention at GOA in 2018 and chaired scientific session.

Dr. Kailash Attur attended 1st IACDE CENTRAL ZONE PG CONFERENCE INDORE 2018 and chaired scientific session.

Dr. Kailash Attur attended 1ST IACDE WEST ZONE PG CONFERENCE JAIPUR 2018 and chaired scientific session

Dr. Kailash Attur attended 33rd IACDE national conference and chaired scientific session VIJAYWADA

Dr. Manjusha Rawtiya became member of International Institutional Review Board ( IRB) Hong Kong



PG Students

Dr.Priya, Dr.Dev, Dr.Garg, Dr.Riya & Dr.Aastha were awarded prizes for scientific presentations done at 1st IACDE Central Zone PG Conference at Indore in 2018.

Dr.Payal, Dr. Vivek, Dr. Dhruvin, Dr. Zarna, Dr. Riza & Dr. Kruti made scientific presentation at 6TH IES National PG Convention at GOA in 2018, and Dr. Payal & Dr. Dhruvin were awarded for best presentations.

Dr.Zarna, Dr.Kruti, Dr.Shruti, Dr.Radhika, Dr.Riza, Dr.Priya, Dr.Dev, Dr.Garg, Dr.Riya and Dr.Aastha attended 1st IACDE West Zone PG Conference at Jaipur in 2018 and gave scientific presentations.

Dr. Shruti & dr. Kruti were awarded for scientific poster presentation at 32 IACDE & 25th IES National Conference at Gandhinagar 2017.

Dr. Shruti was awarded for scientific paper presentation at 19 IACDE & IES National Convention at Gulbarga 2018.

Programs conducted


Endocare 2017

Indirect veneer 2017

Professional negligence -2017

Cons and Endo Day 2018


  • Yoga day
  • Swachhta Abhiyan
  • Thanganat sept 2018
  • Ambaji camp
  • Udaan jan 2019
  • Fresher party first year BDS
  • orientation program of 1ST BDS
  • post graduate orientation prakhrata manthan 22nd 23rd July
  • Sports Day


Co-Curricular & Extra-Curricular Activities

Faculty Achievements

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