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Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore,
Approved by Government of Karnataka and Government of India
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Conservative Dentistry
Pathology and Microbiology
Public Health Dentistry
Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Prabhakar B. Kore
M.P. (Rajya Sabha)
Chancellor, KLE University, Belgaum
Chairman, K.L.E.Society, Belgaum
   Oral Medicine and Radiology   

The field of oral medicine specializes with diagnosis and medical management of patients with diseases of the oral and paraoral structures. Specialists trained in oral medicine also provide dental and oral health care for patients with medical diseases that affect dental treatment, including patients receiving treatment for cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and infectious diseases. 

The field of Oral Radiology involves the imaging of teeth, jaws, and the head and neck region. The images are interpreted with an aim to diagnose diseases affecting the teeth, oral cavity, jaws and the maxillofacial structures. 


All dentists receive pre-doctoral training in these fields, but the complex patient requires a clinician with specialized training in this field dealt.

   Vision, Mission & Objectives of the Department   
  • The department is involved in the clinical and radiographic diagnosis, treatment planning and medical management of a wide spectrum of cases such as odontogenic & non-odontogenic cysts and tumors, mucosal lesions, temporomandibular joint disorders, salivary gland diseases and lesions and fractures of the oro-facial region.
  • To make department a self-sustainable resource for conducting research
  • To have designated telemedicine portal
  • Our department is at the forefront of research for the early diagnosis of oral precancer and cancer and a designated space has been provided for the same.
Name of the staff Designation Qualification Total exp (as on 28/02/2015) Photo
Dr Praveen B N Professor and Head of the Department MDS 14 years
Dr Shubhasini A R   Reader MDS 8 years 7 months
Dr Shubha G Senior Lecturer MDS 3 years 7 months
Dr Keerthi G  Senior Lecturer MDS 2 years 7 months
   Research Conducted in the Department   
  • Evaluation of the morphology of soft palate on lateral cephalograms
  • Evaluation of the incidence and patterns of calcification of the styloid process, a retrospective radiographic study.
  • Radiomorphometric indices on OPG and their variation with age and dentition status.
  • Patterns of infra-orbital canal on OPG.
  • Knowledge of radiation safety measures among private practitioners.
  • Study of remineralization of enamel using CPP-ACP.
  • Comparison of Hounsfield Units Of CBCT And MSCT In Mandibles : An Vitro Study
  • Association Of Oral Mucosal Lesions With HbA1c Levels In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus
  • Study of Applicability of modified Demirijan's Method of Age Estimation in Karnataka population.
  • TNM Staging in Oral Cancer
  • Estimation of total salivary antioxidants in chronic periodontitis.
  • Detection of HPV in oral leukoplakia using PCR.
  • Study of panoramic radiographs and CBCT for assessing the relation between mandibular third molar and mandibular canal.
  • Three-dimensional evaluation of inferior alveolar canal course using CBCT.
  • Study of prevalence of oral mucosal lesions among tobacco users.
   Ongoing Research Projects   
  • A comparative study between newer antioxidants with micronutrients and physiotherapy in treatment of Oral Submucous Fibrosis.
  • "ONCOGRID"- A Mobile Health (mHealth) approach to Prevention and early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer in Rural South India
  • Salivary Biomarkers in Tobacco induced mucosal lesions
  • Observation of Oral Premalignant and Malignant Lesions using Exogenous Fluorophores and Handheld Fluorescence Imaging.
  • The Cellscope as a telemicroscopy tool for oral cancer screening.
  • Effect of tube current on cone beam computed tomography image quality: An in vitro study
  • Clinical and transcutaneous ultrasonographic evaluation of Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Comparative Study.
  • Comparison of CT and CBCT in determining the accuracy of volumetric analysis of mandibular condyle- An invitro study.
  •  Assessment of Simulated Lesions on Mandibular Condyle by Panoramic Radiography and Cone Beam Computed Tomography.
   Achievements of Faculty   

The department consists of enthusiastic faculty who constantly update their skills by attending continuing education programs, symposia and conferences. Under their able guidance, undergraduate and postgraduate students have won many laurels. More than 60 paper and poster presentations have been presented in various national and international conferences.

Dr Praveen B N, Professor and Head, has authored a textbook “Text book of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Radiology. ISBN: 978-81-312-1567-B.Published by Elsevier, A division of Reed Elsevier India private limited. He is awarded ‘Best Teaching Faculty’ at the 95th KLE Foundation day, KLE International School, Bangalore. Dr Shubhasini A R was awarded the ‘Best Guide’ at National UG convention 2014, Bangalore.

Our postgraduate students have won the Best Paper Award at the PG convention in 2007; First Prize in Essay competition conducted by Indian Association of Oral Medicine and Radiology in 2008; and award for poster presentation in 2008. Best paper award and a best sessional paper presentation in National IAOMR PG convention in 2012, 3rd prize for paper presentation in Kerala dental meet 2012. Best dissertation award and 3rd prize for poster presentation in National IAOMR Conference, 2014.

Our undergraduate students have won the Moideen Shah Chamba Memorial Award for best paper presentation conducted by Indian Dental Research and Review in 2008; First prize in Essay competition conducted by Indian Association of Oral Medicine and Radiology in 2008; 4 students won the best paper and poster prizes at the Indian Dental Congress in 2010, Best scientific paper and best sessional paper presentation at the National UG convention 2014.

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