The Department of Prosthodontics & Crown and Bridge at MCODS Mangalore deals with the restoration of natural teeth, the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes. This includes fabrication of complete and removable partial dentures, crowns, fixed dental prosthesis, laminate/veneers, inlays, post endodontic restorations, maxillofacial prosthesis and implants.


Key features  

  • One of the largest departments at the Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
  • Equipped with 44 dental chairs, latest laboratory equipment, preclinical and phantom head laboratory to assist in preclinical training
  • Well-equipped Ceramic lab for preparation of metal ceramic and all ceramic restorations
  • Postgraduates use the latest face bow and semi adjustable articulators and latest available impression materials and cements available in their treatment procedures
  • Latest CBCT tool to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning in Implantology.


Removable Prosthodontics

  • Removable Partial Dentures
  • Interim Acrylic Dentures
  • Cast Partial Dentures
  • Conventional Complete Dentures
  • Overdentures
  • Tooth supported overdentures
  • Implant supported overdentures
  • Immediate Dentures.


Fixed Prosthodontics

  • Fixed Partial Denture
  • Crown
  • Post and Core/ Crown
  • Implant supported fixed prosthesis.


Maxillofacial prosthetics

  • Ocular Prosthesis
  • Orbital Prosthesis
  • Auricular Prosthesis
  • Nasal prosthesis
  • Obturator
  • Bite Guard
  • Hearing Aid Stabilisation Device
  • Trismus appliance
  • Surgical stents.


Other procedures

  • Relining and Rebasing
  • Denture Repair.




Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training in dental procedures


Libraries have publications on the latest developments in oral healthcare


Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Research & Publications

The crucial research areas are: Stress distribution in attachment systems of implant supported overdentures. Stress distribution in angulated implant abutments in anterior maxilla. Effect repeated cycles of chemical disinfection and microwave irradiation on surface roughness of relining materials and denture base acrylic resin. Efficacy of gingival retraction techniques. Bond strength of luting cements. Evaluation of dental implant impressions.