Introduction

Paediatric Dentistry is an age defined speciality that provides both primary and speciality, comprehensive, preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health care needs.  The department of Paedodontics started functioning in the year 2000 with the first batch of students passing out in 2004, with successful passing out of 15 batches.

The department is one of the best in SMIDS in terms of pass percentage each year (100% in 2018).

To provide state of art quality dental education to undergraduate students.  The department also aims at creating awareness about dental diseases in children through school health programmes, provide low cost treatment to the young patients and to adopt various preventive measures in improving their oral hygiene, including Diet counselling.

  • Stress free, high quality dental education
  • Caries free local population
  • Various community oral health programs for children

Facilities

  • Oral Prophylaxis

  • Restorations

  • Extractions

  • Pulpotomy

  • Pulpectomy

  • Flouride Therapy

  • Apexification

  • Space Maintainers

  • Paediatric Crowns

  • Pit and Fissure Sealants

  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation for Children

  • Removable Ortho Appliances

  • Removable Thermoplastic Appliances and Retainers

  • Myofunctional Appliances

Research Work

Title Authors Name of the Journal Year of Publication ISSN Number Indexing Database
Comparison of fracture strength of teeth restored after uncomplicated crown fracture using four reattachment techniques

Dr. S. Chintu,
Dr. Faisal Gaffoor
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Official Journal of KUHS, University of Health Sciences
2016

2456-3749
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Effect of Anti-asthmatic drugs on dental health- A Comparative Study

Dr. P. Chelliah,  
Dr. G. Sivadas,
Dr. S. Chintu

Journal of Pharmacy and Bio-allied  Sciences

2016

0976-4879

Pub Med, Pub Med Central

Surface micromorphological changes of GI following application of 1.23% Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride- A scanning electron microscopic study
Dr. Ektah Khosla, Dr. Chintu S., Dr. Sundaresan
Indian Journal of Dental Research
2015
19983603 09709290
Baidu Scholar, Scopus, Medline

Teaching Programme

We have adopted an evidence based teaching programme to enable the young students to understand, co-relate and experience a unique learning approach. Chair side demonstrations and explanations are given by the staff in charge. 

Ample exposure is given to the students to be interactive and come out with their ideas and questions.  Revision tests and end posting vivas are conducted to maintain the quality of education within the department.

Conference and CDEs

Conference Year Faculty Name
ISPPD Kochi
2016
Dr. Chintu S.
ISPPD Jaipur
2013
Dr. Vinayak
FDI Annual World Dental Conference
2014
Dr. Vinayak