Didactic lectures and practical presentations are used to teach the first BDS, Basics of Oral and Maxillofacial Tissues and Structures. The teachers to students ratio is 1:16, and each student is assinged a tutor. Per week, there are three hours of lectures and eight hours of practicals. Charts and models, simple oral histology slides, tooth models, natural tooth specimens and casts of decidious, transient and per manent dentition, embryological specimens in the museum, and a departmental library for reference books are among the exclusive study materi als offered. Tooth carvings in wax are part of the daily functional hours for studying natural tooth morphology. They are also taught how to p repare ground bits, which will be used to train them in forensic dentistry. At the end of each session, regular evaluation tests are given se minars are held.
Students are taught exclusively the microbiological basis of disease, with a focus on modern forensic techniques. Didactic lectures and practical presentations are offered, with a special tutor assinged to each other.
Developmental, reactive, neoplastic, and systemic head and neck pathologies are taught through three hours of lectures and two hours of practical demonstrations each week.
Eligible BDS graduates who intern in the department receive training in basic cytological and haematological investigations such as exfoliative cytology and vital staining. Biopsy preparation is given in collaboration with the oral surgery department. They also take part in dental camps for mass screenings for oral precancer and cancer.
A postgraduate course in Oral and Maxillofacial pathology and Oral Microbiology requires fine training of the student in order to achieve higher competence in dealing with oral and maxillofacial diseases, their course and consequences. As part of their curriculum, they conduct regular cytological, haematological, histopathological, biochemical, and molecular techniques. They also participate in research programmes. They are shown in cancer institutes and medical colleges for maximum visibility.
The aim of the courses is to provide dentist with a professional qualifications that delivers core knowledge, experience and intellectual skills in forensic odontology, oral oncology and oral cytology. These programs will enable graduates to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in these areas and in research.
Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital,
Velachery Main Road,
Chennai - 600 100. Tamilnadu, India
Phone: 044-22462179 / 22461883
Mobile: +91 73051 22279