Oral Medicine & Radiology

The specialty of Oral Medicine & Radiology plays a vital role in comprehensive oral health as well as systematic assessment of patients to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. The department also deals with screening of precancerous and cancerous lesions, treatment of oral mucosal lesions and temporo-mandibular disorders. The department is equipped with TENS treatment modality for muscular disorders of jaw bones. The department is also involved in various academic activities of forensic dentistry.

The radiology unit deals with the intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic evaluation and radio-diagnosis. The department is equipped with Radiovisiography (RVG), Intra and extra oral X-ray units and digital Orthopantomograph and Cephalogram units.

The department is academically involved in teaching third year, fourth year BDS students and interns.  The teaching and learning activities include lectures, seminars, group discussions, demonstrations to achieve academic excellence At the end of the course, the students are skilled with the ability of comprehensive examination, diagnosis and treatment planning as well as management of mucosal lesions.

To engage the students and make learning more fun, department also holds Annual OMR quiz competitions for fourth year BDS students and Interns.

The department has been carrying out multiple research activities as well as long term studies. Department prides itself at the laurels brought to the college by the winners of National Essay Competitions.

The Tobacco Cessation Centre (TCC) of the institute is run by the department of Oral Medicine & Radiology. The TCC is actively involved in identifying, counselling and effectively motivate the tobacco users to quit the habit. During the course, the students are trained in patient counselling and imparting health education to tobacco users.

Accomplishments by the Department:

 

Nagesh Upreti (4th BDS student):

First prize in essay competition in National Undergraduate Essay Competition held by Indian Oral Medicine & Radiology in 2015 on the topic Role of Dentists in Prevention of Oral Cancer.

Ankita Roohja (4th BDS students):

Third prize in essay competition in National Undergraduate Essay Competition held by Indian Oral Medicine & Radiology in 2018 on the topic Role of Oral Medicine and Radiology Specialist in Comprehensive Oral Care: My Perspective.

Dr. Sonal Oberai (Senior Lecturer):

First prize in essay competition in National Faculty Essay Competition (of Specialites other than Periodontology) held by Indian Society of Periodontology in 2018 on the topic The Periodontal and Restorative Interface- Considerations and Interventions.

Studies Conducted in the Department

S.No

Title

Current Status

1

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TEMPOROMANDIBULAR PAIN & DYSFUNCTION AND EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS, TRAIT ANXIETY & PROLONG DENTAL TREATMENT IN DENTAL STUDENTS.

Published :

Kaintura A., Meru S., Singh GP., Rekhi A., Gomes A. Association Between Temporomandibular Pain & Dysfunction and Effects of Psychological Stress, Trait Anxiety & Prolong Dental Treatment in Dental Students. Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry. 2016;5:1:178-182.

2

CHANGES IN THE ORAL CAVITY DURING MENSTRUATION DUE TO CHANGES
IN THE LEVEL OF HORMONES IN FEMALES

Manuscript under preparation

3

INCIDENCE OF ORAL MUCOSAL LESIONS AMONGST TOBACCO USERS IN UTTARAKHAND.

Data collection in progress 

(1200+ sample size completed until March 2019)

4

ANGINA HEMORRHAGIC BULLOSA: A CASE REPORT AND AN UPDATE.

Manuscript submitted for publication

5

ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS ABOUT APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICE OF CBCT IMAGING AMONGST DENTAL PROFESSIONALS IN UTTARAKHAND: A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY.

Manuscript submitted for publication

5

COMPARISON OF 5 BUFFERING AGENTS CHANGES IN SALIVARY pH IN INDIVIDUALS PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED TO A TEST CARBONATED DRINK: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CROSSOVER TRIAL.

Registered in:

Clinical Trials-USA: NCT03526770

Clinical Trials Registry India: CTRI/2018/04/013467

Manuscript under preparation

6

COMPARISON OF 5 BUFFERING AGENTS CHANGES IN SALIVARY pH IN INDIVIDUALS PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED TO A TEST SWEETENED MIXED FRUIT JUICE- A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CROSSOVER TRIAL.

Registered in:

Clinical Trials-USA: NCT03510962

Clinical Trials Registry India: CTRI/2018/04/013482

Manuscript under preparation

7

COMPARISON OF 5 BUFFERING AGENTS CHANGES IN SALIVARY pH IN INDIVIDUALS PREVIOUSLY EXPOSED TO A TEST FLAVORED MILK- A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED CROSSOVER TRIAL.

Registered in:

Clinical Trials-USA:NCT03513575

Clinical Trials Registry India: CTRI/2018/04/013480

Manuscript under preparation

8

EVALUATION OF PERIODONTAL STATUS OF TEETH ASSOCIATED WITH THE TOBACCO POUCH IN COMPARISON TO THE CONTRALATERAL SIDE WITHOUT TOBACCO ASSOCIATED LESION.

Data Collection In Progress

9

COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF TWO METHODS USING TOOTH-CROWN INDEX AND PULP-TOOTH RATIO ON PERIAPICAL RADIOGRAPHS OF SINGLE ROOTED PERMANENT TOOTH FOR AGE ESTIMATION IN ADULTS.

Data Collection In Progress

 

278785_224578847585623_2778769_oHead of the Department

  • Prof. Dr. Meru. S, MDS
  • BDS:  Raja Rajeshwari Dental College & Hospital, 1997.
  • MDS: Government Dental College & Research Centre, Bangalore, 2001.
  • Certificate course on Tobacco Control by Public Health Foundation of India, 2016.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Forensic Odontology.
  • Member of International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology
  • Accomplishments:
  • Editor: Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry.
  • Reviewer: Journal of Indian Association of Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Received Best Research Paper Award by International Journal of Dental Research & Development, 2014.
  • Received Best Reviewer Award by Journal of Indian Association of Oral Medicine & Radiology, 2018.

 

Publications:

  • Contributor for a textbook – ‘Essential pediatric nursing’.A.P Jain publications New Delhi. 2004.
  • ‘Jaw Swelling: A Case of Secondary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma. –Journal of Internal Medicine of India, 2004.
  • Osteochondroma of glenoid fossa. A case report.- British Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery, 2007.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis- A case report.- Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 2005.
  • Lipoma of the floor of the mouth involving sublingual space: an unusual case report. Journal of Research and Avancement in Dentistry, 2012.
  • Crouzons syndrome- A case report. -Journal of Research and Avancement in Dentistry, 2011.
  • Recurrent Agressive Central Ossifying Fibroma of the Maxilla: a case report.- Journal of Research and Avancement in Dentistry, 2012.
  • Isolation And Identification Of Candida Species From Various Clinical Forms Of Leukoplakia And Oral Lichen Planus. (Original Research)- International Journal of Dental Research & Development, 2014.
  • Detection of Periapical Lesions Using Conventional and Direct Digital Radiography- An In Vitro Study. (Original Research)  Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry, 2015.
  • Association Between Temporomandibular Pain & Dysfunction and Effects of Psychological Stress, Trait Anxiety & Prolong Dental Treatment in Dental Students. (Original Research), Journal Research and Advancement in Dentistry, 2016.
  • Knotted floss technique- Journal of Advanced Research in Dental and oral Health, 2016.
  • Letters to the Editor: Reducing Dental Plaque and Gingivitis With 0.6% Cortex Ilicis Rotundae Toothpaste: A Randomized, Double-Masked Clinical Trial.- Journal of Periodontology, 2017.
  • Letter to Editor: The Prevalence of Malocclusion and Orthodontic Treatment Needs in School going Children of Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh, India.- Indian Journal of Dental Research, 2018.
  • Comparative evaluation of signs of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and occlusal discrepancies in asymptomatic men and women: A cross-sectional study. (Original research)- Indian Journal of Dental Sciences, 2018.
  • Efficacy, safety and patient preference of Knotted floss technique in type I gingival embrasures. (Original research)- Journal of Dental Hygiene 2019