Introduction

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a branch that deals with the art of diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, pathologies and defects involving the facial region. This specialty has evolved through the ages and presently the Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon deals with various craniofacial pathologies in a multi disciplinary environment. 

The Department offers an under graduate and a three-year post-graduate teaching programme leading to a Masters degree awarded by the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR medical University.  This program is approved and accredited by the Dental Council of India. 

The section of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery has a varied scope. The under graduate program deals with extraction of teeth and the complications arising, subsequent management, along with the management of medical emergencies on the dental chair. The post-graduate program beginning with complicated extraction goes on to involve major surgical procedures. Various research projects are also allocated to students to train them in research methodology.

  • Management of patients from preoperative through postoperative phases of illness
  • Application of surgical knowledge to the clinical situation
  • To be familiar with current surgical literature
  • Demonstrate technical skill, clinical judgment necessary for independent practice
  • Gain working knowledge of other surgical subspecialties
  • Acquire the ability to supervise and direct management of critically ill or injured patients.

Today the scope of OMFS practice continues to expand as a result of educational process that is responsive to the changing needs of the specialty.

  • Dentoalveolar surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of benign pathology, cysts, tumors head and neck oncology
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital craniofacial malformations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of soft and hard tissue trauma of the oral and maxillofacial region
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic facial pain disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Cosmetic surgery limited to the head and neck
  • Implants
  • Orthognathic surgery

Research Work done till Date

Name Title Publications Year

Dr. Aneesh Sebastian

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Institutation Microbial Analysis of Odontogenic Infections
and their Empirical Antibiotic Sensitivity

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University

2012

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Dr. S. Nandagopan

Comparison Of Hemodynamic Effect Of Lignocaine 2%
With Adrenaline In Two Different Concentrations of
1: 80,000 And 1: 2,00,000

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University

2012

Dr. Sivalinga Raja

Effect Of Sub Mucosal And Iv Dexametasone on Post Operative Sequelae After Tird Molar Surgery

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
2013
Dr. Deepu S.

A Comparative Evolution of Panoramic Radiography With Computed Tomography In Planning of Mandibular Posterior Implant Region

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University

2013

Dr. Prem Anand M.

Anthropometric Database of Hard And Soft Tissue of Facial Skeleton In Young Adults of Sree Mookambika College Campus

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University

2014

Dr. Thinakar Babu

Evaluation of Post Extraction Bleeding Controlled By Hemostatic Agent Coated Gauze Verses Standard Gauze In Dental Cases –An In Vitro Study

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University

2014

Dr. Murugan

Comparative Evaluation of N-Butyl 2 Cyanoacrylate And Vicryl SutureiIn Intraoral Wound Closure – An Invivo Study

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
2015

Dr. A.W. Godwin Saji

Comparison Of Bone Regeneration in Extraction Socket  With Autologous Platelet Rich Fibrin Gel- An In Vivo Study

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
2015

Dr. Swaminathan

Comparative Evaluation of Trans Dermal Diclofenac and Oral Diclofenac in Management of Postoperative Pain In Bilateral Extraction - An In vivo Study

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University

2016

Dr. Shameem Jamal

Prevalence of Dry Socket Following Extraction of Permanent Tooth In Sree Mookambika Institute Of Dental Sciences, Kulasekharam

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University

2016
Dr. Abirami

Efficiency Of Tranexamic Acid Mouthrinse As a Hemostatic Agent after Extractions In Patients Who Are on Anti Coagulant And Anti Platelet Therapy

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
2017
Dr. Harinee T.

Orbito-Facial Anthropometric Analysis of Intercanthal And Outercanthal Distance In Kanykumari Population - An In Vivo Study

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
2017
Dr. Beautilin Ruban S.

Finite Element Analysis of Mandibular Angle Fractures With Titanium Mini Plates Used For Rigid Internal Fixation – An In Vitro Study”

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
On Going
Dr. Subin Varghese Mathew

Comparison on The Mechanical Characteristics of Titanium And Stainless Steel Mini plates Before And After Repeated Cycles of Autoclaving - An In vitro Study”              

The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
On Going

Facilities

  • The Maxillofacial Surgery unit is an integral part of the Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital (SMIMS).

  • The facilities include a fully equipped major and minor Operation Theatres (OT), ICU and wards, catering to all strata of patients. The major OT is fully equipped with the latest devices for monitoring and intervention for all types of surgical procedures

  • State of the art armamentarium including titanium fixation implants, craniofacial distraction devices, dental implants, micro saw system and all other surgical equipments

  • Spacious treatment rooms, CT scan, a digital impression scanner

Teaching Programme

This program involves lectures, seminars, clinical experiences and clinical teaching in the last two years of the four-year dental curriculum. Students are exposed to a wide variety of orofacial pathologies and all students get an extensive knowledge of asepsis in clinical practice along with clinical experience in extractions and observation and assistance in minor and major surgical procedures. Those interested in research are able to collaborate in some of the ongoing research projects in the Department. 

Implantology Workshop

Two day program deals with lectures, live surgical demonstrations and hands on training conducted

Clinical Society Meetings
  • Presented by Dr. Mathew Jose – Accentuating view of Maxfac surgery
  • Presented by Dr. Swaminathan – Brown’s tumour – A case report
  • Presented by Dr. Abirami K. – Surgical management of OSMF – A case report
  • Presented by Dr. N. Dhineksh Kumar – Orthognathic Surgery

Faculty as Speaker/Guest Lecturer

Dr. Mathew Jose, Prof & HoD

Conference Year Topic
AOMSI, Kerala PG MASTER CLASS
2018
Odontogenic Cyst and Tumours
IDA, Kerala
2017
Infection Control
AOMSI, Kerala
2016
Impactions
AOMSI, Kerala
2014
Local Anaesthesia - Complications
AOMSI, Mid Term
2010
Management of Cysts

Dr. N. Dhineksh Kumar, Professor

Conference Year Topic
AOMSI MASTER CLASS
2018
Dental Implants
6th TNAOMSI CONFERENCE
2018
Sequencing In Maxillofacial Trauma
3rd Asian maxillofacial conference 2017 (Sri Lanka)
2017
Subcondyle Fracture Fixation by Transparotid Approach
14th AOMSI Mid Term Conference
2016
Ankylosis of Jaws
TNAOMSI conference
2015
Cleft Lip and Palate
IDA ACDEP, Madurai
2015
Integrating Dental Implants In your Practice
TNAOMSI conference
2014
Orthognathic Surgery
66th Indian Dental conference
2013
Aesthetic Surgeries of Face
30th TN IDA Conference
2012
Orthognathic Surgery
IDA National Students Convention
2011
Midface Aesthetics
IDA Students Conference
2011
Mastering Clinical Dentistry
28th TN IDA conference
2010
Ostoetomies and Adjunctive Procedures for Facial Beauty
27th IDA State Conference
2009
Cysts of Jaw
2nd TNAOMSI conference
2006
Panfacial Trauma
29th AOMSI Conference
2003
Autogenous grafts in TMJ ankylosis
26th TN IDA State Conference
2011
Transparotid approach in subcondyle fracture
CME SRI Ramachandra Dental College
2005
The myth of the Jaw

Awards / Recognitions

Awards Year Faculty Name Event
Excellence Award
2017
Dr. Mathew Jose
IDA Kerala State
Vocational Service Award
2015, 2017
Dr. N. Dhinesh Kumar
Tamilnadu