Department of Dentistry

Started in 1993
Name Qualification Designation
arrow Dr. Gurvanit Kaur Lehl
MDS (Pedodontia and Preventive Dentistry) Professor & Head
arrow Dr. Manjit Talwar
MDS (Pedodontia and Preventive Dentistry)
M.Sc (Geriatric Dentistry)
Associate Professor
arrow Dr. Sapna Singla
MDS (Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics) Assistant Professor
Dr. Anand Gupta MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MFDS RCPS(Glasgow), FIBOMS Assistant Professor
6 Senior Residents, 5 Junior Residents
The department has shifted to Block-D, Level-Il on 13th August 2012 and its name is Oral Health Centre. The department has new 12 high end microprocessor controlled dental chairs of international standard, a dental X-ray machine and OPG machine and automatic x-ray developer.

At present the department is providing:

1. OPD Services.
2. Special Clinics which provide services in different specialites of Dentistry: Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Pedodontics, Endodontics & Preventive Dentistry.

  ♦ Provision of on call services to all departments, handling of all emergency cases related to maxillo-facial injuries reporting to the hospital, oral surgical procedures like exodontia, biopsies, splinting, fracture management, apicoectomy, enucleation and marsupialisation of cysts and scar revision. Management of white lesions and odontogenic space infections. Operation of cases with the department of Orthopaedics and ENT.
  ♦ Problems related to the surrounding tissues of the dentition including bleeding gums, halitosis, sensitivity to hot and cold.
  ♦ Crown work - individual crowns. Removable partial dentures.Post and core for mutilated teeth with little coronal tooth structure remaining (using prefabricated as well as custom made posts) and denture adjustments.
   ♦  Maxillofacial rehabilitation: fabrication of maxillofacial prosthesis after tumour ablation.
  ♦ Oral health services for the pediatric patients visiting the department of dentistry - restorations, periodontal therapy, preventive procedures, interceptive orthodontics (selected cases), endodontics and oral surgical procedures. Treatment is also provided for anterior tooth fractures, discoloured teeth and avulsed teeth - reimplantation.
  ♦  The services of orthodontics are provided for patients with malaligned teeth. All types of orthodontic treatments like removable orthodontic, fixed orthodontic as well as functional appliance treatment is being provided to the patients. Besides this patients with cleft lip and palate are also given treatment on priority basis.
  ♦ Handling of Endodontic emergencies, root canal treatment for anterior and posterior teeth. Management of perio-endo lesions and hemisections.
  ♦ Provision of chairside preventive strategies for low, moderate and high risk patients. Counseling for diet and sugars, oral hygiene instructions, awareness on appropriate use of topical fluorides and application of pits and fissure sealants.
  ♦ Dental treatment of children of the Institute for mentally challenged and mentally challenged adults visiting the OPD. Dental Treatment of Children of blind school. Treatment is also provided to the elderly residing in the old age homes of Chandigarh.
  ♦  The faculty and senior residents of the department regularly attend CME's, workshops, courses, seminars, and conferences to keep abreast with the latest advances in technology and research and present scientific papers. Journal clubs and seminars are conducted weekly.