The Department of Periodontology and Implantology follows and justifies the new definition of Periodontics as adapted by American and European Dental and Specialty Associations. “Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.”
We cater to all the patients coming to our department and provide knowledge & clinical practical solutions regarding etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases involving supporting periodontal tissues i.e. gingiva, periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone. Dental implants and related treatments are also our mainstream services.
Periodontal procedures mainly include nonsurgical and surgical treatments of periodontium and peri-implant tissues. Nonsurgical periodontal therapy includes scaling and root planing, local drug delivery and systemic antibiotics among others. Surgical treatment procedures include gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, reconstructive, ressective osseous surgeries and, periodontal plastic and mucogingival surgeries. The Department also involves the placement and maintenance of dental implants, including the treatment of peri-implantitis which is inflammatory bone loss around dental implants.
Apart from routine periodontal therapies, this department takes pride in incorporating state of the art technology like:
Latest Surgical Techniques
- Reconstructive surgeries using bone grafts, guided bone regeneration, guided tissue regeneration
- Use of platelet concentrates, Platelet Rich Plasma & Platelet Rich Fibrin
- Advanced surgical procedures like placement dental implants
- Sinus lift procedures, nerve repositioning, ridge-splits and other related procedures
- Bloodless surgeries with the laser technology.
- Minimal invasive surgeries by using microsurgical kit and magnification
- Iontophoresis unit for dentinal hypersensitivity
- Painless surgical procedures using Electrocautery and Lasers
Special care is taken to plan the treatment by interacting with other specialties on a regular basis
The departmental aim is to provide the undergraduate and postgraduate students with a strong educational foundation as well as clinical training for their proficient future careers in dentistry and also to contribute new knowledge through basic & clinical research in Periodontics.
The Department has spacious, fully equipped separate undergraduate clinic and postgraduate Clinic with a dedicated surgical section for advanced surgical procedures like dental implants and laser. Post Graduate section is also comprised of Departmental Library, Museum, sterilization room, Post graduate student’s room, Faculty room, research room and patients waiting lobby. The department is well equipped with fully functional 45 dental chairs. All consumable materials are freely available for use to the students and doctors for treating patient.
The department offers postgraduate program in the Periodontology and Implantology specialty with the intake of three postgraduate students per year. The postgraduate students are extensively trained according to the syllabus prescribed by the DCI & MUHS, Nashik in both clinics and academics. The department has various publications, copyrights and awards to its name.