Introduction

The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is responsible for the conservation of teeth in the oral cavity.  It embraces the practice of operative dentistry, aesthetics, and Endodontics.  It deals with diagnosis, treatment planning and restoration of teeth to reproduce esthetics and function. It also deals with smile designing, esthetic dentistry which includes bleaching of teeth, laminates and veneers. Endodontics is a branch which deals with root canal treatments and periapical surgeries. 

  • To train undergraduate students to a level competent in the restoration, rehabilitation and maintenance of dentition
  • To encourage undergraduate students to undertake independent research and to develop an attitude to practice innovative treatment protocols
  • To train postgraduate students to a level proficient in the restoration, rehabilitation and maintenance of the dentition
  • To promote a conducive learning environment through appropriate teaching methodologies and assessment tools
  • To encourage and promote learning through innovative research and publication.
  • To promote collaboration with various institutions and disciplines
  • To provide optimal supervision of students by well-qualified staff through continued staff development programmes
  • To develop a critical mind for reading and understanding scientific literature and manufacturer’s advertising claims.
  • To give an output of excellent future clinicians and academicians with equally motivated treatment delivery to patients
  • To be progressive in research
  • A meticulous process of maintenance and sterilization of dental instruments

Research Work done till Date

Short Study
  • Effect Of 10% Gallic Acid on Push Out Bond Strength Of 3 Different Sealer And Gutta Percha after Sodium Hypochlorite Irrigation - An Invitro Study
  • Comparative Evaluation of Antifungal Efficacy of 3 Intracanal Medicaments Against Candida Albicans - an Invitro study
  • A Comparative Analysis of Effect of Photon Induced Photo Acoustic Streaming and Sonic Activation Of MTAD for Smear Layer Removal From Root Canals - An Ex vivo Study
  • Effect of Collagen Crosslinking Agents on Shear Bond Strength of Composite to Dentin - An In vitro Study
  • A comparative Evaluation of Cyclic Fatigue Resistance of FLEXICON Files in Rotary Versus Reciprocating Motion - An In vitro Study
  • A Comparative Evaluation of Cyclic Fatigue Resistance of FLEXER And Protaper NEXT Files In Rotating Motion - An In Vitro Study
  • Influence of Photoboosters on Degree of Conversion of Light Cure Bulk Fill Composite in Comparison to Dual Cure Core Buildup Material - An In vitro Study
  • Comparative Evaluation of Degree of Conversion of Ivocerin Containing Light Cure Bulk Fill Composite using Different Curing Units - An In vitro Study
Research Work
  • Comparative Evaluation of Antifungal Efficacy Of 4 Intra Canal Medicaments Against Candida Albicans - An Invitro Study
  • A Comparative Analysis of Effect of Photon Induced Photo Acoustic Streaming and Sonic Activation of Final Irrigants for Smear Layer Removal from Root Canals - An Ex vivo Study
  • A Comparative Evaluation of Cyclic Fatigue Resistance of Endodontic Files In Rotary Versus Reciprocating Motion - An In vitro Study
  • A Comparative Evaluation of Cyclic Fatigue Resistance of 2 Heat Treated File System in Rotating and Reciprocating Motion - An In vitro Study

Facilities

  • A phantom-head laboratory with simulators and complete assembly for appropriate training concerned with different treatment modalities.

  • Two fully equipped two clinical sections - one for undergraduate students with basic treatment facilities and the other for postgraduate students with all advanced treatment modalities.

  • Advanced gadgets like Digital radiography, LED light curing units, Bleaching units, Endo Motors, apex locater units, various latest obturating systems like Elements etc.

  • A well equipped isolated operatory for microsurgical and micro endodontic procedures, and a ceramic and casting laboratory.

Teaching Programme

For Undergraduates

Undergraduate students are taught Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics as part of the B.D.S. curriculum. Upon graduation, the students are expected to be capable of assessing a patient’s general and oral health and of formulating a comprehensive treatment plan, which might include components from other dental disciplines. 

The course will enable the student to acquire knowledge of the relevant clinical literature, to develop a scientific approach to solving problems. The course contains didactic, practical & clinical components, and taught to a high standard. The course will provide a foundation for successful clinical practice, or a stepping-stone toward an academic career. 

For Post Graduates

The department offers full time post- graduate study over three years, which is specialized and more than the scope of general practice, with emphasis on restoration of appearance, occlusal form and function, aesthetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, endodontic therapy and surgeries.  The course involves case discussions, weekly journal club meetings, clinical-theoretical seminars, literature review, lectures and an independent research study which would lead to the submission of a dissertation to the University. In addition, post graduate students are actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates as well as in active patient care. Research is also emphasized upon with mandatory participation and presentations in national as well as international conferences. 

Conference and CDEs

Name Conference Attended
Dr. Rajesh S.
  • Indian Academy of gold foil operators -Rajas Dental College, 2018
  • CDE Move on – C. BCT Rajas dental College, 2016
  • CAESOK state conference – Trivandrum, 2017
  • LACDE - New Delhi, 2011
  • LACDE – Hyderabad, 2013
  • CME Diabetes Mellitus - SMIMS
Dr. Vijay Mathai
  • CAESOK state conference - Trivandrum, 2017
  • CDE Infection Control - Trivandrum, 2017
  • LACDE - Hyderabad, 2013
  • CME Diabetes Mellitus - SMIMS,
  • CDE  Endodontic failures - PMS College, Trivandrum
Dr. Mano Christaineangelo
  • Indian Academy of gold foil operators – Rajas Dental College, 2018
  • LACDE - New Delhi, 2011
  • LACDE - Hyderabad, 2013
  • LACDE - Calcutta, 2016
  • CME Diabetes Mellitus - SMIMS
Dr. Vineeth
  • CDE Program Demystifying 3D obturation - Ernakulam, 2018
  • CAESOK state conference - Trivandrum, 2017
  • LACDE - Hyderabad, 2013
  • CME Diabetes Mellitus -  SMIMS
  • CDE Endodontic failures - PMS Trivandrum
Dr. Vineesh
  • CAESOK 16th midterm PG convention - Kochi, 2018
  • CAESOK state conference - Trivandrum, 2017
  • IACDE – Amritsar, 2015
  • CME Diabetes Mellitus - SMIMS
  • CDE  Endodontic failures - PMS Trivandrum
Dr. Sarah
  • CAESOK 16th midterm convention – Kochi, 2018
  • CAESOK state conference - Trivandrum, 2017
  • IACDE  - Amritsar, 2015
  • CME Diabetes Mellitus - SMIMS
  • CDE  Endodontic failures - PMS Trivandrum
Dr. Rejoy
  • Indian Academy of gold foil operators - Rajas Dental College, 2018
  • CME Diabetes Mellitus - SMIMS
  • CDE Endodontic failures - PMS Trivandrum
  • CDE SAF - Trivandrum