Welcome to the Department of Periodontology

Periodontics is the specialty that deals with the diseases of the supporting tissues of the tooth and prevention of their occurrence. It also manages aesthetic problems caused by lost periodontal structures and aims to restore the same. Periodontists play a key role in diagnosis and treatment planning of oral disease. An extensive understanding of the progression of periodontal diseases gives us the edge while predicting the prognosis of affected teeth as the success of the dental treatment plan is heavily dependent on the health of the periodontium. Hence, the role of a Periodontist is indispensable to dental practice!

Department of Periodontology and Implantology is located in the ground floor of CKS Dental college with separate undergraduate, post graduate and PhD sections. It has all the equipments and instruments as per the norms. The department trains the undergraduates for the BDS program in 3rd and 4th year and a complete 3 year program leading to the Master of dental surgery (MDS). The post graduate and PhD intake is 2 Per year .

Undergraduate students are trained with skills to render non-surgical and preventive periodontal procedures and are introduced to surgical periodontal procedures by observing and assisting as procedures are being performed. Postgraduate students are given opportunity to learn and master a variety of surgical clinical procedures. Hands on training in various implant systems and clinical exposure to use of lasers is being imparted as part of the curriculum. Research is a significant activity and the department’s core areas of interest include minimally invasive surgical techniques, gene polymorphism, root coverage techniques, microsurgery, lasers, identification of risk factors in periodontal disease, periodontal inflammation and non surgical therapy, basic research in pathogenesis, implant site preparation like ridge augmentation, sinus grafting and identification of periodontal bio markers.

Periodontics is the field that deals with the preventive and corrective measures in the management of gingival and periodontal diseases. The department has separate undergraduate and postgraduate sections equipped with modern dental chairs fitted with ultrasonic scalers. Advanced surgical equipment like sinus augmentation kits, microsurgical unit, ultrasonic bone surgical unit, digital centrifuge machine for regenerative procedures, laser unit, digital intra oral radiographs (RVG) and diverse implant surgical kits are the additional highlights of the department. The department boasts of a well stacked library with all relevant current books being published. The post graduate program consists of mandated journal clubs and seminar presentations.