The Department of Periodontology was established in the year 1987, while the postgraduate programme was initiated in 2007. The department provides instruction and clinical experience in aetiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the periodontium in adults.
The main objective is to teach dental students the diagnosis treatment and prevention of periodontal diseases. Students are trained to recognize and treat periodontal diseases at all stages of severity and in combination with other phases of dental care.
The department is furnished with state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment. The outpatient department is equipped with 45 modern dental chairs with 24 ultrasonic scalers, an electro cautery unit, an Implantology unit and a LASER unit. The Department has a library comprising more than 96 titles and 175 books, and a seminar hall with all modern audio visual aids and computer and internet facility.
Diagnosis of periodontal diseases, Surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy, Dental implant treatment planning, Comprehensive therapy involving an interdisciplinary approach and Supportive periodontal treatment are the core competencies of the department.
The department has collaborations with
- Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal
- Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore
- Department of Biochemistry, KMC Mangalore
- Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
- Department of Medicine and Pulmonary medicine, KMC Mangalore
- Furnished with state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment
- The outpatient department is equipped with 45 modern dental chairs with 24 ultrasonic scalers, an electro cautery unit, an implantology unit and a LASER unit
- The Department has a library comprising more than 96 titles and 175 books, and a seminar hall with all modern audio visual aids and computer and internet facility.
- Diagnosis of periodontal diseases
- Surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy
- Dental implant treatment planning
- Comprehensive therapy involving an interdisciplinary approach
- Supportive periodontal treatment.
The department is equipped with the state of art MD Picaso Diode Laser. The postgraduate students are encouraged to use the Laser for various periodontal procedures like depigmentation, gingivectomy, frenotomy and frenectomy.
The staff and postgraduate students are encouraged to place dental implants. The system of Implants currently in use are the MIS seven system. The post graduate students are encouraged to place a minimum of 10 dental implants in their 3 year post graduate course.
Certificate course in restorative dentistry
The staff are a part of the certificate course in restorative dentistry, where in the basic periodontal procedures are being taught to the students.
Research & Publications
The crucial research areas are Periodontal plastic surgery, Periodontal regeneration, Periodontal medicine and Dental implants.
MCODS has given us the right mix of academic knowledge, clinical experience and life skills to face the requirements of the real world. Students are encouraged to develop a scientific temperament as part of the learning process as is the practice in leading scientific institutions worldwide. The teachers go beyond their work duties to truly mentor each student to take on the many challenges of life. Through various curricular and co-curricular activities, including the opportunity to visit institutions abroad, we get an all-round exposure to a career in dentistry. Life at MCODS Mangalore- MAHE is inspired by life and prepares you for life.
Dr Sanchitha Chandar K S
batch of 2012
The Department of Periodontics, is surely, one amongst the many glorious departments of the prestigious college - Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. It holds a domain of spreading positive resonance with their enthusiastic teachers. They provide a paradigm shift from mundane training to provocative learning. Like healthy gums are the foundation of good oral health, similarly the department serves as the establishment and powerhouse amidst all dental divisions. The department caters to a huge patient inflow and their preliminary dental needs of oral prophylaxis, hypersensitivity, gingival surgeries and implant rehabilitation. It’s my honour to have been a part of such an esteemed institution and learn from the ingenious masters of the Department of Periodontics, appraising of their admonishing and polished knowledge and nature. I recommend it to all budding dentists.
Dr Aastha Todi
batch of 2013
I did my MDS from the department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore (2015-2018). The three years of the postgraduate program not only carved me into a Proud Periodontist but also provided an extraordinary environment to enrich my knowledge in the shadow of expert mentors. All the professors are extremely humble and supportive and bring out the best in every student by providing individualized training and guidance. I am what I am today because of the department of Periodontology, MCODS Mangalore and if you are planning to join the department, be assured to be transformed into your best.
Dr Shikha Sharma
batch of 2015
It is a great place to be in right from taking admission, the personal care begins and one finds the atmosphere very comfortable.
Dr. Arun K Simon