Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which deals with the treatment of caries, malformed, discolored, unesthetic, or fractured teeth and Endodontics deals with treatment of pulpal and periapical diseases and dental pain management. This department aims at preserving the natural tooth either by a simple filling or by root canal therapy, which otherwise would have been extracted, thus making them functional for a life time.
The Department is well equipped with 19 dental chairs in the PG clinic & 34 dental chairs in the UG clinic. Department also has a separate Pre clinical laboratory which is well-equipped with 50 phantom heads having micromotor attachments and 8 phantom heads having air-rotor attachments.
We have a Seminar room with LCD projector and visualizer as audio visual aid for conducting seminars, workshops and demonstrations. The other facilities include Departmental library, Specialty Surgical Room with highly advanced Dental Operating Microscope, Sterilization section, Radiography section with facility of Automatic Film Processor, state of the art Digital Radiography section and other advanced gadgets like Endosonics, Intra oral camera, Variable intensity LED light curing units, Air abrasive polishing system, office bleaching equipment, Apex Locators, Endomotors, various thermoplasticized obturating systems like Thermafil, Calamus 3D Obturation system and a well equipped ceramic and casting laboratory. Our department also has a Dental museum for the benefit of patients.
Treatment modalities in Conservative Dentistry include restorative procedures for carious teeth and other defects of the teeth like fracture, attrition, erosion, abrasion etc. The branch also deals with esthetic dentistry wherein various esthetic treatments like Smile design, diastema closure, Veneers, Tooth whitening etc are rendered to the patients. The department improves the smile and appearance of the patients that help to enhance the confidence and self-esteem of the patients who are conscious about their oral health and appearance.
Endodontic treatment is rendered in teeth having pulpal diseases. Every attempt is made to save all the badly mutilated teeth, irrespective of the age of the patient bringing them back to normal function and esthetics.
Some cases require advanced treatment procedures like complicated Root canal treatment, Hemisection, Radisection, Apicectomy Splinting, Conservative bridges, Indirect esthetic restorations like porcelain/Composite inlays and onlays, Veneers, Endodontics Surgery, etc
The provision of various treatment procedures begins with training the students on human simulators as pre-clinical training . The department has a huge phantom-head laboratory with simulators and complete assembly for appropriate training concerned with different treatment modalities.
The most important aspect is that the department has enthusiastic, highly qualified, committed & dedicated staff. The expertise and clinical experience of staff is par excellence. The main concern of the department is service rendered to the patients. The department is always on a progressing front as far as quality of the treatment rendered to the patients is concerned.
The department has two equipped clinical sections; one for undergraduate students wherein basic treatment procedures are done and one for postgraduate students wherein all advanced treatments are given. The department encompasses a seminar hall with a department library which boasts of a good reference collection.