Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences

Rural Dental College, Loni

Rural Dental College

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a branch that deals with the art of diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, pathologies and defects involving the or facial region. This specialty has evolved through the ages and presently the oral & maxillofacial surgeon deals with the various craniofacial pathologies in a multi disciplinary environment.

The Department of Oral & maxillofacial surgery at the Rural Dental College, Loni offers a graduate and a three-year post-graduate program leading to a Masters degree awarded by the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed University, Loni. This is program is approved and accredited by the Dental Council of India.

The section of oral & Maxillofacial surgery has a varied scope. The under graduate program deals with extraction of teeth and the complications arising and the subsequent management, along with the management of medical emergencies on the dental chair. The post-graduate program beginning with complicated extraction goes on to involve outpatient department cases as well as patients in the wards and operation theatres. Along with this various research projects to train the students in research methodology are allotted to the students.

Mission & Vision :

To foster the development of dentists who will bring profound integrity and ethical character to very endeavor, while demonstrating the highest quality of clinical knowledge and expertise. The students should achieve academic excellence, provide the best oral health care and engage in research, scholarship and creative endeavors to improve the health of the highly diverse rural population of India.

Goals :
  1. The goal of the oral & maxillofacial surgery program is to provide a basic and advanced education in oral & maxillofical surgery thus helping a student to be able to deal with the various pathologies of the teeth, face and the jawbones.
  2. To transform the nature of dental education and practice in ways that will dramatically improve the way we serve our students, our patients and the surrounding community.
Undergraduate Education in oral & maxillofacial surgery :

This program involves lectures, seminars, clinical experiences and clinical teaching in the last two years of the four-year dental curriculum. Students are exposed to a wide variety of orofacial pathologies and all students get an extensive knowledge of asepsis in clinical practice along with clinical experience in extractions and observation and assistance in minor & major surgical procedures. Those interested in research will be able to collaborate in some of the ongoing research projects in the Department.

Post graduate residency Program in oral & maxillofacial surgery

The goal of the oral & maxillofacial surgery residency program is to provide advanced education in oral & maxillofacial surgery to highly qualified graduate dentists who are interested in a career of specialized practice, teaching and research.

The program requires a minimum of three academic year for completion. A high level of advanced clinical skills and completion of a curriculum broadly representative of basic and applied science is required. Original research and a dissertation in any of a number of related fields are required and maybe undertaken on problems relevant to oral & maxillofacial surgery. The Principles of scientific research design and evaluation are emphasized.

The program devotes a considerable portion of time to the advanced basic sciences courses and the allied faculties specially organized to serve as pre requisite to the through understanding of the clinical problems in oral & maxillofaical surgery. In the clinical area the student is exposed to different the rapeutic philosophies both old and new through independent study, demonstrations and practice.

A series of seminars, case discussions & journal clubs are held every week for the all round skill improvement of the students. A student is encouraged to discuss his/her interests and needs and an effort will be made to tailor the program to meet such needs.