Bachelor of Dental SugeryChristian Dental College
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The Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology serves the people and dental profession of Ludhiana and surrounding areas by providing teaching and patient care concerning the diagnosis and management of disorders and abnormalities of the oral maxillofacial region. Faculty are also devoted to teaching the treatment of the medically-compromised patients in the aging population and teaching student to achieve proficiency in taking and evaluating a pertinent medical and dental history; evaluating results from a diagnostic clinical laboratory; performing a thorough head-and-neck and oral examination; selecting, exposing and interpreting intraoral and extraoral radiographs; generating a differential diagnosis; developing a logical treatment plan based on the patient’s need; performing proper infection control; and
teaching tobacco cessation.
This department serves other departments by providing tomographs, extra and intra oral radiographs, medical laboratory evaluations, and oral medicine consultations.
The department's educational program is present in two years of the BDS program and focuses on developing the dental student’s skills and knowledge in comprehensive patient evaluation, diagnosis , and treatment planning. The scope of interest and education includes not only problems affecting the teeth and supporting structures, but also oral mucosal and salivary gland disorders, orofacial neurological and chronic pain disorders, and oral manifestations of systemic illness. The curriculum blends medicine and dentistry and emphasizes the contemporary role of the dentist in a health care environment where he or she views problems affecting the oral region in the context of the patient’s overall health status and fully integrates a treatment plan and addresses existing problems as well as disease prevention and health promotion. The department tries to make significant contributions to the imaging sciences, radiation safety, and undertaking of radiation biology. Fields of interest include;
Oral cancer - early detection and screening stress being laid on the early detection of premalignant lesions and conditions. A center for oral cancer detection exists which utilizes cytology and other diagnostic aids for the early detection of oral cancer. Along with the department of radiotherapy, we cater in addition the palliative aspect keeping in mind the quality of life of these patients. Special care to try to alleviate side effects like xerostomia associated with radiotherapy treatment, Active counseling is provided to patients with tobacco and alcohol habits to enable cessation.
Antioxidants - especially their role in premalignancy and malignancy.