The teaching and learning process ensures that the students develop analytical skills to apply knowledge in day to day practice and to analyse the outcome of treatment through clinical postings. They also learn to apply principles of ethics to evaluate the scientific literature and information to decide the line of treatment.
Nurturing Creativity & Innovation
The Students are involved in short research projects during the course of the study. Skills are developed to coordinate & supervise the activities of allied dental health personnel and to maintain all records. Skills are developed at arriving provisional, differential and final diagnosis for patient care and treatment.
The laboratory skills acquired by the students during Crown Bridge, Aesthetic Dentistry and Oral implantology exercises and studying dental morphology help the students to nurture their creativity. Preclinical work is a part of curriculum and work on phantom heads to simulate the oral structures helps them in nurturing creativity and better understanding of the subject.
Practice through simulators such as phantom head, restoration of teeth from carries, carving in wax blocks, plaster model teeth preparation, suture techniques as well as advanced clinical procedures like Implant placement, and aesthetic related surgical procedures nurtures creativity.
Nurturing Analytical Skill
The curriculum ensures that the student gains sufficient knowledge to prescribe investigations and analyse them for treatment planning. They are also taught to integrate multiple disciplines into an individual comprehensive sequenced Treatment plan using diagnostic and prognostic information for patient care and treatment planning.
During clinical training students gain adequate hands on-experience in extractions and other minor oral surgical procedures, all aspects of Conservative Dentistry, Endodontic, Crown and Bridge, fabrication of dentures, periodontal therapeutic procedures and use of orthodontic appliances. Familiarity with various radiological techniques, particularly intra-oral methods and proper interpretation of radiographs is an essential part of this component of training and has application in clinical diagnosis, forensic identification and age estimation. Towards the final stage of the clinical training, We inculcate analytical thinking and execution skills to our students through our teaching of diagnostics, prognosis and treatment planning.
Our clinical course incorporates analysis of radiographs, tracing of key landmarks in the facial region through cephalometric tracing, evaluation of oral tissues excised for histological analysis and critical thinking through the process of elimination for the formulation of a diagnosis.
Prior to performing any clinical procedure, students are required to take a comprehensive case history evaluation of the patients. This enables the process of thinking analytically about the possible differential diagnosis, ordering appropriate investigations for each patient, and arriving at a confirmatory diagnosis. Following these steps the students are subsequently encouraged to formulate an appropriate treatment plan on their own.
The students are divided into small groups. Each group is given different cases. The students are instructed to discuss among them and suggest a treatment plan. This improves the analytical skill of the student.