Apdch

Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

Department Description

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry of APDCH provides exclusive diagnosis, treatment and preventive dental care from infancy through adolescence for normal children and special health care needs. Our department thrives to achieve high oral ethical standard of practice and promotes education and research in pediatric dentistry.

Our institution is enriched with research facilities, We Instill research interest and promote research activity among the staff members, post graduate and undergraduate students. Various Inter-Departmental activities are conducted within the Departments of Medical and dental, so that patient care is improved to a great extent with good scope for clinical learning and research activities. Our Department organized various CDE programs, conferences, workshops, hands on courses at inter college and interstate level.

Vision

  • The vision of the department is to lead the specialty to newer horizon by integrating innovation, technology and community service into the curricular program.
  •  To leave an everlasting impact on the children and their families to not only improve the oral health related quality of life but also to positively influence their overall well-being for a brighter future.
  • To upgrade to state-of-the-art equipment and technologies
  •  Creating healthy smiles with a gentle touch, providing comprehensive oral health care for children through our thoughts, words & actions.
  •  To be a centre of excellence in the field of Pedodontics and provide education at International standards and prepare the students to be dentists and pedodontists with proper scientific and ethical values thus resulting ultimately in better and quality dental health care of highest quality for the patients.

Mission

  • Our mission is to advocate guidelines, and programs and implementation of the same in order to promote optimal oral health and oral health care for the children to make an oral disease-free population for tomorrow.
  •  Establishing a loving, caring and a child focused dental home.
  • Promoting healthier eating and home oral care habits as early as possible
  • Faculty development program and other scholarly activity and research will be conducted to provide a foundation for evidence-based learning and enhanced health care for students and staff of the department.
  • Following NABH standards in patient care

Quality Policy

  • We at Adhiparasakthi Dental College & Hospital are committed to impart Quality Education and skill sets with ethics for developing the students of Paediatric dentistry, as excellent Professionals and responsible Citizens to promote human health progress with societal transformation. We also improve quality of both manpower and service to promote quality education to convert a novice into a competent expert ensured by observing global standard practices in imparting education and dental services.
  •  We shall continually improve our faculty competency, infrastructure, academic and research facilities to create an environment to shape our students as leaders of Dentistry

Faculty Details

Dr. A Vasanthakumari

Professor & HOD

Dr. A Selva Balaji

Reader

Dr. S Preethi Archana

Lecturer

Dr. S Dhivya

Lecturer

Dr. C Anagha

Lecturer

Dr A.P. Pragadeesh

Lecturer

Lab & Equipments

Key Features:

• Colourful décor which makes the department a child-friendly zone.
• Play area to put children at ease.
• Well-equipped laboratory, for undergraduates and postgraduates.
• Good infrastructure and experienced faculty.
• Department library with adequate facilities
• Smart seminar room.
• LED TV to play videos for kids.
• Well equipped dental chairs with accessories.
• A Multi-speciality clinic.
• Department organises professional development programs to upgrade the knowledge of faculty and students.
• Regular hands-on programs for students to facilitate insight into recent advances.
• Various Dental screening , treatment and awareness program organised by the department.
• HI-TECH Labs for preclinical work
• Recent materials and latest equipment like intraoral cameras,RVG,Rotary endodontic device etc..

Equipments Available:

• RVG
• Endomotor, Apex locator
• Warm gutta-percha obturator system
• Hydrosolder unit
• Intra oral camera
• Fully automated pediatric dental chairs
• Phantom head lab
• Well equipped dry and wet preclinical lab.

Services Offered

The services treatments offered in the department spans a wide range such as:

• Oral prophylaxis and oral hygiene instructions
• Extraction
• Esthetic dental procedure
• Preventive resin restoration
• Restoration of carious teeth
• Root canal treatment
• Pulp therapy - Pulpotomy,pulpectomy
• Interceptive orthodontic procedures
• Minor oral surgeries
• Apexification and apoxogenesis
• Pit and fissure sealants
• Stainless steel crown
• Space maintainers
• Management of traumatic injuries
• Dental and diet counselling

Publications

Staffs Publications Affiliated To APDCH
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 An Unusual Case of Talon Cusp On Fused Teeth- A Rare Case Report A.Vasanthakumari,
2 A complex composite odontome associated with unerupted permanent central incisors, Journal of Indian academy of Dental specialists 3, 54-56 A vasanthakumari
3 Benign migratory glossitis in a 2 year old child – A case report, journal of Indian Dental association 4 (14), 15-18 A Vasanthakumari
4 The Management of Patient with Oligodontia Associated With Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder-A Rare Case Report ,International Journal of Clinical Dental Science 3 (1) A Vasanthakumari
5 Management of an Unusual Crown Root Fracture of Mandibular First Primary Molar ,Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry 2 (3) A Vasanthakumari,
6 The prevalence and severity of dental caries and oral hygiene status of asthmatic children between the age group of and 12 years – A cross sectional study ,World Journal of Dentistry 3 (3), 250-254 Vasanthakumari Anandhan,
7 Effect of chewing paneer and cheese on salivary acidogenicity: a comparative study International journal of clinical pediatric dentistry 5 (1), 2 V Kumari,
8 Evaluating the physicochemical properties and inorganic elements of saliva in caries-free and caries-active children. An in vivo study. European journal of paediatric dentistry 13 (2), 107-112 AV Kumari
9 Systematicanalysis of useofocclusal splints in Temporomandibulardisorder managementInternational journal of recent scientific research V Kumari
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 Oral health status of special health care needs children attending a day care centre in Chennai International Journal of Students’ Research 3 (1), 12 A Vasanthakumari,
2 Management of fused supplemental primary teeth: A case report. Clinical Dentistry (0974-3979) 7 (2) A Vasanthakumari,
3 Management of mandibular bilateral fusion of primary anterior teeth and their relationship with permanent successor – A case report Journal of Indian Dental association 5 (17), 15-18 Vasanthakumari A
4 Management of retained mandibular primary second molar with congenitally missing successor – A case report Journal of Indian Dental association 5 (17), 15-17 Vasanthakumari A
5 Solitary median maillary central incisor – a case report Journal of Indian Dental Association 4 (13), 49-52 Vasanthakumari A
6 Restoring function of primary dentition in a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta – A case report DentalEra – a journal of Dentistry 2, 10-13 Vasanthakumari A
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 Evaluation of canal transportation and centering ability of K 3 (0.02%) and K 3 (0.04%) with hand K files in primary teeth using spiral computed tomography Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 32 (4), 286 V Anandhan,
2 Management of partial anodontia during mixed dentition in a patient with ectodermal dysplasia -A case report International Journal of research in Dentistry 4 (1), 74-78 Vasanthakumari A
3 Chelioscopy and palatoscopy – An aid for se identification Journal of Indian Dental association Vasanthakumari A
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 Dental Lamina Cyst in a Newborn Infant – A Rare Case Report, Sch. J. Dent. Sci., Vol-3, Iss-2 (Feb, 2016), pp-71-73 Dr. A. Vasanthakumari, Dr.G.Shanmugavadivel, Dr. M. Pavithra.
2 Computed tomographic evaluation of K3 rotary and stainless steel K file instrumentation in primary teeth.2016, Journal of clinical and diagnostic research H Selvakumar, S Kavitha, E Thomas, V Anadhan
3 Amelogenesis Imperfecta – A Case Report, IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), Volume 15, Issue 2 Ver. X (Feb. 2016), PP 116-118 Dr.A.Vasanthakumari , Dr.G.Shanmugavadivel, Dr.A.Josna
4 Case Report Oral Manifestation of Achondroplasia-A Case Report.2016  Vasanthakumari A,
5 Esthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta.2016 Vasanthakumari A,
6 Management of etrusive luxation in the primary dentition -A case report.2016, Journal of Dental and Medical sciences Vasanthakumari A
7 Management of supernumerary tooth in a non syndromic patient,2016, International Journal of Advanced Research Vasanthakumari A
8 Congenital lower lip pits – A case report,2016, international interdisciplinary Journal Vasanthakumari A
9 Surgical approach of impalement injuries to the soft palate – A case report,2016, International journal of novel research in health care and nursing Vasanthakumari A
10 A studyof relationship between Age, Gender and Tooth shade value in population of Melmaruvathur, Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu Journal Of Contemporary Dental Research A Vasanthakumari,
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 Fissured tongue in HIV patient- under HAART- A case report,2017, International Journal of Current Research vasanthakumari,
2 Nanotechnology in Dentistry – A Review,2017, International journal of advance research Vasanthakumari A,
3 The prevalence of early childhood caries and oral hygiene status of orphan children between the age group of 6 months to 6 years in Chennai city, Tamilnadu,2017, International journal of current research Vasanthakumari A,
4 Management of supernumerary teeth – A case report,2017, European journal of pharmaceutical and Medical research. vasanthakumari
5 Oral screen: An effective myofunctional appliance – A case report, 2017, European journal of pharmaceutical and Medical research Vasanthakumari A,
6 Breaking the tongue trusting habit: when compliance is essential – A case report,2017 World journal of research and review. Vasanthakumari A,
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 Dilaceration of a mandibular central incisor – a case report,2018, international journal of scientific research Vasanthakumari,
2 A feeding appliance for a newborn baby with cleft palate – a case Report,2018, European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research Vasanthakumari,
3 Mother’s knowledge and awareness on promoting children’s Dental health,2018, International Journal of Recent Scientific Research Vasanthakumari,
4 Papillon-lefevre syndrome – a case report,2018, European Journal of Biomedical AND Pharmaceutical sciences Vasanthakumari,
5 Maxillary talon cusp in primary lateral incisor – a case report,2018, International journal of advanced research Vasanthakumari,
6 Fate of Primary molar without permanent successor teeth -A twin case report,2018, International journal of Dental research and Development A vasanthakumari,
7 Knowledge among General dental practitioner in the treatment of traumatic injuries in primary teeth – A Questionnaire study,2018, International journal of advanced research Vasanthakumari, K.
8 Extent of Dental Awareness Prevailing Among Primary Government School Students – Mathur, a Pre and Post Awareness Questionnaire study,2018, International Journal of Current Research Vasanthakumari A,
9 Comparative Clinical Evaluation of the Dental Plaque removing ability of chewable tooth brush Vs manual toothbrush in mixed dentition period children,2018, Global Journal for research analysis Vasanthakumari A,
10 Revolutionary Excellence of Composite Resins – A Review,2018, World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research A. Vasanthakumari,
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 Knowledge attitude and practice of oral hygiene among medical students,2020, journal of contemporary dental research Vasanthakumari A
2 Assessment of efficacy and reliability of two mixed dentition analysis- Moyers and tanaka johnston- An invitro study,2020, journal of contemporary dental research Vasanthakumari A
3 Assessment of choice of selection on persuing MDS speciality from BDS students from various dental colleges in tamilnadu- A cross sectional survey study,2020,journal of contemporary dental research Vasanthakumari A
4 Management of recurrent mucocele with diode laser – Case report Manipal journal of dental sciences -2020 Dr.A.Selvabalaji
5 Awareness, attitude, and practice of pediatricians regarding early childhood caries and infant oral healthcare of children in Puducherry-A cross- sectional survey- Indian journal of dental research- 2020 Dr.A.Selvabalaji
S.NO TITLE AND JOURNAL AUTHORS
1 An Unusual Case of Talon Cusp On Fused Teeth- A Rare Case Report A.Vasanthakumari,
2 A complex composite odontome associated with unerupted permanent central incisors, Journal of Indian academy of Dental specialists 3, 54-56 A vasanthakumari
3 Benign migratory glossitis in a 2 year old child – A case report, journal of Indian Dental association 4 (14), 15-18 A Vasanthakumari
4 The Management of Patient with Oligodontia Associated With Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder-A Rare Case Report ,International Journal of Clinical Dental Science 3 (1) A Vasanthakumari
5 Management of an Unusual Crown Root Fracture of Mandibular First Primary Molar ,Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry 2 (3) A Vasanthakumari,
6 The prevalence and severity of dental caries and oral hygiene status of asthmatic children between the age group of and 12 years – A cross sectional study ,World Journal of Dentistry 3 (3), 250-254 Vasanthakumari Anandhan,
7 Effect of chewing paneer and cheese on salivary acidogenicity: a comparative study International journal of clinical pediatric dentistry 5 (1), 2 V Kumari,
8 Evaluating the physicochemical properties and inorganic elements of saliva in caries-free and caries-active children. An in vivo study. European journal of paediatric dentistry 13 (2), 107-112 AV Kumari
9 Systematicanalysis of useofocclusal splints in Temporomandibulardisorder managementInternational journal of recent scientific research V Kumari

On Going Research

knowledge and awareness regarding management of dental trauma in children according to international assosciation of dental traumatology guidelibnes among dentist :a cross sectional survey Dr. Vasanthakumari.
prevalence of dental caries among 6 to 12 years old children in and around melmaruvathur based on icdas ii Dr Selvabalaji
knowledge towards reuse and decontamination technique of stainless steel crown among pediatric dentists in and around chennai and puducherry – a cross sectional questionnaire study Dr. Dhivya.c
assessment of parental awareness about dentofacial deformity and relation to oral habits in children during mixed dentition period – a cross sectional survey Dr.Anagha
comparative evaluation of microleakage of biodentin and resin modified gic using 2 adhesive system in primary molar restored with composite -an invitro study Dr.Preethi archana
to analyze the knowledge of pit and fissure sealants among the undergraduate dental students of chengalpattu district. S.Gokul(ug)
to investigate the knowledge, attitude ,and possible barriers to fluoride application among undergraduate dental students in and around chengalpet district Nirmala(ug)
prevelance of early loss primary teeh in 6-11 year old school children Dr.k.Ekambareswaran (pg)
evaluation of stress among dental students in pediatric dental practice Dr. Swetha R K (pg)
attitude of parents towards behaviour management technique used in pediatric dentistry Dr. Ishwarya (pg)

Books & Chapters

Title Authors Publishers ISBN Number
COMMON SYNDROMES PREVAILING IN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Dr. A. VASANTHAKUMARI, Dr A. SELVABALAJI,
Dr S. PREETHI ARCHANA, Dr. S. DHIVYA,
Dr. C. ANAGHA
MAHI publications 978-93-91556-28-0
POSTS IN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Dr. A SELVABALAJI CLEVER FOX PUBLICATIONS 978-93-91537-27-2

Awards & Achievements

Faculty Acheivements
ACHEIVEMENTS CATEGORY TITLE OF CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY NAME
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 23RD CONFERENCE OF INDIAN SOCIETY OF DENTAL RESEARCH CHETTINADU DENTAL COLLEGE DR.VASANNTHAKUMARI A
ACTIVITY(GUEST SPEAKER) TITLE ORGANIZED BY NAME
CHAIRPERSON CONFLUENCE PEDODONTIA CHETTINADU DENTAL COLLEGE DR.VASANNTHAKUMARI A
ACTIVITY (CHAIRPERSON) TITLE OF CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY NAME
CHAIRPERSON PEDOPULSE 2017 SRM DENTAL COLLEGE, KATTANGALATHUR DR. VASANTHAKUMARI A DR.JAIGANESH DR.SHANMUGA VEDIVEL
UG/PG Student
ACTIVITY (POSTER PRESENTATION) TITLE OF CONFERENCE /CONVENTION ORGANIZED BY NAME
POSTER ORAL MICROBIOME SAVEETHA DENTAL COLLEGE SHRIJHA.G SUJATHA.P SHRI SAHANY.S SOWMIYA.S SIVAGURU.V
ACHEIVEMENTS CATEGORY TITLE OF CONFERENCE /CONVENTION ORGANIZED BY NAME
FIRST PLACE ON POSTER UPDATES –PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY SATHYABAMA DENTAL COLLEGE DR. TAMILNILA TAMILARASI
SECOND PLACE ON POSTER UPDATES –PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY SATHYABAMA DENTAL COLLEGE VAISHALI
THIRD PLACE ON POSTER UPDATES –PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY SATHYABAMA DENTAL COLLEGE VEDHAVANI VENKATESHWAR.S.A
FIRST  PLACE ON POSTER PEDOPULSE 2019 SRM DENTAL COLLEGE SIVAGURU.V BHUVANESWARI.B
SECOND PLACE ON POSTER PEDOPULSE 2019 SRM DENTAL COLLEGE SAHANY.S SHRIJHA.G
SECOND PLACE ON POSTER 9TH UNDER GRADUATE CONVENTION SHREE BALAJI DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL RUTHRAPRIYA.A SHRUTHI.V SAKTHI PRIYA RESHMA
Faculty Awards
AWARDS CATEGORY TITLE OF CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY NAME
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN PEDODONTICS GLOBAL HEALTHCARE AWARD 2021 GOMHA DR.VASANTHAKUMARI.A
RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD RESEARCH RESEARCH EDUCATION SOLUTIONS DR.VASANTHAKUMARI.A
YOUNG RESEARCHER IN PEDIATRIC AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY RESEARCH RESEARCH EDUCATION SOLUTIONS DR.SELVABALAJI A
CLINICAL EXCELLENCE IN PEDODONTICS GLOBAL HEALTHCARE AWARD 2021 GOMHA DR. SELVABALAJI A

Department Events​

Programs Organised
Pedofeast  cde program 2014 – updates in pediatric dentistry
Childrens day program -november
Pedofeast  cde program 2015
Childrens day program -november
Pedofeast  cde program 2016 – special health care needs
Childrens day program -november
Pedofeast  cde program 2017 – laser dentistry
Childrens day program -november
Pedofeast  cde program 2018 – Pediatric Endodontics
Childrens day program –november
Pedofeast – a step ahead to elite dental management in children ( cde program)
Childrens day program- november
Pedofeast – zirconia crowns – a new feather in the hat of esthetics dentistry. (virtual cde program)
Childrens day program- november
Pedofeast – crowning glory – crowns in pediatric dentistry  (virtual cde program)
Childrens day program- november
Inaugural function – Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry