# 20, Yeshwanthpur Suburb, II Stage, Tumkur Road, Bangalore - 560 022
Tel: +91 80 23474137 Fax: +91 80 23474305
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
   Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry   
   About the Department/Overview   

The specialty of Pediatric dentistry developed to address the special concern for children’s dental health. Most of the dental diseases and problems associated with the developing dentition have their origins during childhood. Therefore, special understanding and care is required of childhood dentistry.

In India and most other developing countries, the dental health of children has been neglected. The dental college curriculum must offer a significant syllabus in this area of dentistry.A strong background in the development and growth of dentofacial structures, timely prevention and interception of iatrogenic problems and dental diseases will prepare the dental professionals to adequately deal with the dental health problems of children.

The Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry was established in 1992 with the aim of comprehensive training for both undergraduate and post graduate students and to enable them to effectively deal with the oral and dental problems encountered in a child with a special emphasis on differently abled children. The department is involved in teaching the students, research and providing comprehensive dental treatment to pediatric patients.

   Vision Statement /Mission Statement:    

We are dedicated to promote oral health care through education, research and oral rehabilitation with tender loving care of children in particular as well as community at large. We have prioritize the staff to render oral health care and anticipatory guidance to the children with special care needs. Our inspiration and driving force to this mission being “Man never stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child”.

Our mission is to advocate guidelines, and programs and implementation of the same in order to promote optimal oral health and oral health care for the children to make an oral disease free population for tomorrow.

  • Academic and professional training of dental students in par with international standards of teaching methods.

  • Competency based and evidence based didactic and clinical program, School and community clinical activities.

  • There is a lot of emphasis on professional etiquette, scientifically based problem solving with the basic aim to bring forth modern dental health professionals who understands the oral health and sensitivities of the child population and who are competent enough to practice the art globally.
   Faculty of the Department   
Name Designation Qualification Total experience Photo
Dr. Sandyadevi S Patil Professor & Head MDS Pedodontics 18 yrs 10 months    
Dr.Rachna Thakur Reader MDS
5 yrs 4 months    
Dr. Vandana B L Senior Lecturer MDS
1 yr 7 months
Dr. Ravi Kumar S Senior Lecturer MDS
5 months    
   Academic Activities   

The undergraduate training curriculum begins from third year B.D.S and spans for a period of two years. The course curriculum is based on the guidelines provided by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. The course instils in students the recognition that the child is not a miniature adult but an individual with unique anatomical, physiological, medical, dental, emotional and psychological characteristics.

Internship training program:The department has a strong training program for interns with special emphasis on pediatric dental diagnosis, patient selection, treatment planning, evaluation of treatment success and failure. The interns work under the supervision of the staff and undertake complex treatment procedures during their clinical rotation.

Post graduate program:The department has an approved post graduate training program from the Dental Council of India. Post graduate training program includes knowledge of basic applied sciences, pre-clinical work, seminars, journal review meetings, inter departmental scientific meet, Scientific presentations at State and National conferences and research work.

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