MCODS Mangalore

Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry


  The Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry was established in 1987 and received DCI recognition in 1991. It is recognised as a centre for training in Paediatric Dentistry by international dental associations.


  • State-of-the-art infrastructure with Inhalational Conscious Sedation Unit, facilities for treatment under General Anaesthesia and RVG.
  • Produced numerous nationally and internationally awarded research work and presentations.
  • Alumni of the Department are placed well nationally as well as in countries across the world including Australia, UK, UAE, Malaysia and Nepal.


  • Diagnosis & treatment planning for oral health problems in children including adolescents.
  • Behaviour guidance of child patients using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods.
  • Preventive treatment based on caries risk assessment: oral hygiene measures/ instructions, fluoride treatment, pit & fissure sealant application.
  • Restorative treatment using contemporary techniques and materials.
  • Paediatric Endodontics including rotary instrumentation and regenerative endodontic techniques.
  • Prosthodontic Rehabilitation for children.
  • Oral surgical procedures: Including extraction of teeth & minor oral surgical procedures.
  • Preventive & Interceptive orthodontic treatment: Space management, space regaining, prevention & interception of oral habits, orthodontic correction of developing malocclusions.
  • Comprehensive management of medically compromised patients & children with special health care needs.
  • Complete oral rehabilitation under General Anaesthesia.


  • The Department has collaborations for research with,
  • Manipal Centre for Advanced Research, Manipal.
  • Manipal Institute of technology, Manipal.
  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal.
  • Department of Microbiology and Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore.
  • Dept. of Metallurgical and Material Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal.
  • College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, USA.
  • University of Portsmouth, UK.



Pre-clinical Lab:

To carry out laboratory procedures after clinical work for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Phantom Lab:

Phantom Head facility for undergraduate and postgraduate pre-clinical training

Conscious sedation:

The department has facilities to carry out nitrous oxide-oxygen conscious sedation.  In addition, treatment procedures are also carried out under sedation through oral and intravenous routes.

Research & Publications

The crucial research areas are remineralising agents, Preventive Dentistry, Paediatric Endodontics, Local Anaesthesia Techniques in Children, Early Childhood Caries and Inhalational Sedation.