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Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Department Description

The Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge provide preclinical and clinical instruction to Undergraduate and postgraduate students in the discipline of contemporary prosthodontic therapy. Our faculty also provide comprehensive and compassionate dental care to the members of our surrounding community and conduct research to advance our discipline’s professional knowledge base.

It also specialises in implant, aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry. Restoration of oral function is done through prostheses and restorations (i.e., complete dentures, crowns, implant retained/supported restorations).

The department focuses not just on patient care, but also gives equal emphasis to innovative teaching methodologies and research.

Vision

To be a Center of Excellence in the Field of Prosthodontics & Implantology and prepare the students to be dentists and prosthodontists with proper scientific and ethical values thus resulting ultimately in better and quality dental health care of highest quality for the patients.

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Mission

  • The Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge aims to provide an environment wherein:

  • The students are educated to provide high quality comprehensive oral rehabilitation based on sound scientific principles and best infection control practices.

  • All the patients receive comprehensive, competent, prosthodontic care with high quality equipment’s and infrastructure.

  • All the faculty and students value patients, respect diversity, and share responsibility by working together toward academic, professional, and personal growth.

  • 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.

Faculty Details

Dr. K Prabhu

Professor & HOD

Dr. S Anand

Professor

Dr. A Kirubakaran

Reader

Dr. Sakshi Madhok

Reader

Dr. V R Arunkumar

Reader

Dr. V C Karthik

Lecturer

Dr. I Ramesh Kaarthick

Lecturer

Dr. Sonia Abraham

Lecturer

Dr. P Kabilan

Lecturer

Dr. S Nithyapriya

Lecturer

Lab & Equipments

Key features:

• Well-equipped laboratory to fabricate dentures and prosthesis, for undergraduates and for postgraduates
• Best-in-class infrastructure and faculty
• Department organises professional development programs to upgrade the knowledge of faculty and students
• Regular hands-on programs for students facilitate insight into recent advances
• Free denture camps organised by the department expose the students to a variety of patients.
• Departmental library and WI-FI internet facility.
• labs for preclinical prosthodontic work, which caters to the need of 100 students and postgraduates
• A separate casting and ceramic lab with the latest equipment and material,
• Equipped with Hanau, Stratos and Artex articulators for Complex Prosthodontics Procedure. Individual Semi adjustable articulators for postgraduate students.
• Recent materials and latest equipment like intraoral scanners and Baltic digital denture system available.

Services Offered

Removable Prosthodontic treatment

• Removable Partial Dentures
a) Interim acrylic partial dentures
b) Cast partial dentures
• Conventional Complete Denture
• Single complete denture
• Over dentures
• Immediate dentures

Maxillofacial prosthodontic

• Ocular Prosthesis.
• Orbital Prosthesis
• Auricular Prosthesis
• Nasal prosthesis
• Finger Prosthesis
• Obturator
• Bite Guard
• Trismus appliance
• Surgical stents

Special Care

• Implant prosthodontic
• Advanced Aesthetic dentistry
• Full mouth rehabilitation
•TMJ dysfunction appliances
• Sleep apnea appliances

Fixed Prosthodontic treatments

• Fixed Partial Dentures
• Crown
• Post and Core/Crown

Publications

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1 The prevalence of mandibular incisive nerve canal and to evaluate its average location and dimension in Indian population Journal of pharmacy and bioallied sciences Dr. V.C. Karthik Dr. A. S. Ramesh Dr. Arunkumar
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1 Rehabilitation of maxillary defect by three different types of obturators – A case series J Pierre Fauchard Acad Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. Arunkumar
2 Rehabilitation and correction of mandibular deviation Journal of Contemporary Dental Research Vol.1, Issue 1, June – Dec 2016, pg. 14-19. Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. A. S. Ramesh
3 Awareness among Patients regarding Dental Implants as a Treatment Option for replacing Missing Teeth in Melmaruvathur Population Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2016; 6(1):6-9. Dr. N. Venkatesan Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. Arunkumar
4 Giant Sialolithiasis – “Meal Time Syndrome Annals of Dental Specialty Vol. 4; Issue 1. Jan – Mar 2016, pg 13-14 Dr. Arunkumar Dr. K. Prabhu
5 Systematic analysis on efficacy of surgical templates in implant dentistry Int J Recent Sci Res. Volume: 7(4) April -2016, pp. 9999-10003 Dr. K. Prabhu
6 A systematic review of efficacy of shade matching in prosthodontics International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Vol. 7, Issue, 4, pp. 9949-9954, April, 2016 Dr. K. Prabhu
7 Stressors in Dental Undergraduate Students in Dental College – A Multicentric Cross Sectional Study Int J Recent Sci Res. 7(3), pp. 9637-9640. Dr. K. Prabhu
8 Systematic analysis of use of occlusal splints in Temporomandibular disorder management International journal of recent scientific research Dr. V. C. Karthik Dr. A. S. Ramesh Dr. N. Venkatesan
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1 Systematic analysis on the efficacy of bone enhancement methods used for success in dental implants J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2017; 17:219-25 Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. A. S. Ramesh
2 Systematic Analysis on Accuracy of Aids Used in Color Selection in Prosthodontics International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research, Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2017. Dr. K. Prabhu
3 Systemic analysis on gingival health after gingival retraction using various techniques in Prosthodontics International Journal of Current Research Dr. Kirubakaran
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1 Comparison of dimensional stability of die stone and die silicone: An in vitro comparative study. J Interdiscip Dentistry 2018; 8:92-5. Dr. K. Prabhu
2 Effect of various luting agents on retention of cement-retained implant restorations with different modifications – An in-vitro study Indian J Multidiscip Dent 2018; 8:82-86 Dr. Kirubakaran, Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. V.C. Karthik
3 Assessment of available restorative space inside a complete denture for two-implant-supported mandibular overdenture: A cross-sectional study Indian J Multidiscip Dent 2018; 8:33-8 Dr. Kirubakaran, Dr. K. Prabhu
4 Diagnosis of cervicofacial lymphadenopathy by color Doppler ultrasound. IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging, January-March, 2018; 4(1):1-7 Dr. K. Prabhu
5 A systematic review of accuracy of conventional technique and digital photographic technique for tooth shade matching The journal of Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry / Volume 1 Issue 2 / January–April 2018 Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. Ramesh Kaarthick
6 Systemic analysis of factors that cause loss of preload in dental implants The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society Dr. Kirubakaran
7 Methods to control of heat production during tooth preparation-a systematic review International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Vol.9, Issue, 6(B), pp. 27290-27293, June, 2018 Dr. Kabilan Dr. Mohammad Imthiyas Dr. K. Prabhu
8 Systemic review of Gingival retraction in Fixed partial Denture The Journal of prosthetic and Implant Dentistry Dr. V.C. Karthik
9 Analysing the residual ridge morphology and resorption for treatment of edentulous patient with complete denture in Melmaruvathur population International journal of Recent scientific research Dr. V.C. Karthik Dr. N. Venkatesan
10 Effect of Retention on Cement retained implant restorations with different surface modifications- An Invitro study Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry Dr. Mohammad Imthiyas
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1 A single-visit feeding plate for a 14-day-old neonate with cleft palate. Indian J Multidiscip Dent 2019; 9:64-67 Dr. Mohammad Imthiyas Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. V.C. Karthik Dr. Ramesh Kaarthick
2 Application of prosthodontic techniques in private Practice – A survey Journal of prosthodontics dentistry November 2019 – Vol. 14, Issue 2, pg1-13 Dr. K. Prabhu Dr. V.C. Karthik Dr. Mohammad Imthiyas
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1 A study of relationship between Age, Gender and Tooth shade value in population of Melmaruvathur, Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu Journal Of Contemporary Dental Research Dr. V. C. Karthik Dr. Sonia Abraham Dr. Ramesh Kaarthick
2 Application of Prosthodontic Techniques in Private Practice in Melmaruvathur population The Journal of contemporary Dental Research Dr. V. C. Karthik
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1 COVID 19 and Oral Manifestation: Current State and Perspective J Res Adv Dent 2021; 11:2:183-187 Dr. K. Prabhu, Dr. V. C. Karthik Dr. Kirubakaran Dr. Sonia Abraham
2 Comparison of Reliability and Validity of Measurements on Digital Study Models Made with Scan Three‑Dimensional Smartphone Software and Plaster Models: In vitro Study Dr. K. Prabhu
3 Comparison of staining of ceramic by regular Chlorhexidine mouthwash and chlorhexidine (ADS) Anti-discolouration system. Dr. Kabilan Dr. K. Prabhu
4 Comparison of dimensional accuracy of crowns and bridges fabricated using digital versus conventional impression technique- A systemic review International Journal of Medical Science and Current Research Dr. Kirubakaran
5 Knowledge, attitude, and challenges in digital learning using smartphones among dental students of South India: A cross-sectional Journal of International Oral Health Dr. Kirubakaran

On Going Research

1. Prevalence of color vision deficiency and ability to differentiate color among dentist – in vivo study. DR. ASWINI
2. Knowledge and attitude towards shade selection among interns, post graduates, BDS practioners and MDS specialists from various dental college in Chennai – a questionnaire study. DR. ASWINI
3. Evaluation of the anatomical relationship between mylohyoid ridge and mandibular canal for implant placement using CBCT. DR. KIRUTHIKA
4. Effectiveness of aesthetic rehabilitation of patients using digital smile designing versus conventional anatomic mockup – an in vivo study. DR.SHAKILA NASREEN BANU.
5. Determining the correlation between Bitragion width, interpupillary width, nasal height, wrist width and maxillary anterior teeth size and using these anthropometric measurements as a guide for determining maxillary anterior teeth dimensions. DR.SHAKILA NASREEN BANU.
6. Qualitative and Quantitative evaluation of perception of three dimension of color among dental students and personal- In vivo study. DR. JOSEPHINE FLORA
7. Comparative evaluation of standardized healing abutment and customized healing abutment using pink aesthetic score index – An in vivo study. DR. ARUNACHALAM.
8. Comparative evaluation of change in the properties of different heat cure acrylic resin on deep freezing – An in vivo study. DR. ARUNACHALAM
9. A clinical study to evaluate tooth wear and its score most commonly prevalent among patients using smith and knight’s index. DR. JOSEPHINE FLORA
10. Comparative evaluation of marginal fit and internal adaptation of endocrowns using conventional and with various preparation depths fabricated using conventional and optical impression. DR. GAYATHRI
11. Different in disinfection protocols in dental institutions and private dental practice pre and post COVID – a questionnaire-based study. DR. GAYATHRI
12. Evaluation and its effectiveness in different classroom teaching methodologies among various undergraduate students in ACT. DR. SONIA ABRAHAM.
13. Comparism of pattern of edentulism based on Kennedy’s classification and Eichner’s classification among patients reporting to prosthodontics department. DR.K. PRABHU

Books & Chapters

Title Authors Publishers ISBN Number
OSCE in Prosthodontics Dr.K. Prabhu, Dr. Anand, Dr. Sakshi Madhok, Dr.V.C. Karthik, Dr. Sonia Abraham. MAHI publications 978-93-91556-91-4

Awards & Achievements

Faculty Awards
AWARD CATEGORY TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
Emerging academician in prosthodontics award Global outreach health care award Global outreach health care DR. K. PRABHU
Clinical excellence in prosthodontics Global outreach health care award Global outreach health care DR. ANAND
Excellence and innovation in research and academics Research education solutions DR.V.C. KARTHIK
Third place – poster presentation World dental and oral congress World dental council DR. SONIA ABRAHAM & DR.V.C. KARTHIK
Awards Students
AWARD CATEGORY TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
SECOND PRIZE – PAPER PRESENTATION IPS CONFERENCE 2016. Indian prosthodontics society DR. NITHYA PRIYA
AWARD CATEGORY TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
FIRST PRIZE – PAPER PRESENTATION IPS CONFERENCE 2018 Indian prosthodontics society DR. NITHYA PRIYA
THIRD PRIZE – PAPER PRESENTATION IPS CONFERENCE 2018 Indian prosthodontics society DR. VIDHU ANTONY
AWARD CATEGORY TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
FIRST PRIZE IPS GOT TALENT 2021 Indian prosthodontics society DR. ASWINI
Achievements (Chairperson / Guest Speaker) - Faculty
ACTIVITY (CHAIRPERSON/GUEST SPEAKER) TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
MOBILE CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY IN PROSTHODONTICS – GUEST SPEAKER IPS NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2018 INDIAN PROSTHODONTICS SOCEITY DR.K. PRABHU
SCIENTIFIC SESSION – CHAIRPERSON 9TH INDIAN PROSTHODONTIC SOCIETY TAMILNADU STATE BRANCH CONFERENCE Indian prosthodontics society – Tamilnadu br. DR. VENKATESAN
SCIENTIFIC SESSION – CHAIRPERSON 9TH INDIAN PROSTHODONTIC SOCIETY TAMILNADU STATE BRANCH CONFERENCE Indian prosthodontics society – Tamilnadu br. DR. KIRUBAKARAN
SCIENTIFIC SESSION – CHAIRPERSON 20TH INDIAN PROSTHODONTIC SOCIETY NATIONAL PG STUDENT CONVENTION- TNIPS Indian prosthodontics society – Tamilnadu br. DR. KIRUBAKARAN
ACTIVITY (CHAIRPERSON/GUEST SPEAKER) TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
SCIENTIFIC SESSION – CHAIR PERSON ADI GLOBAL CONCLAVE 2019. Academy of dentistry DR. ANAND
ACTIVITY (CHAIRPERSON/GUEST SPEAKER) TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
GUEST LECTURE LIVE CLINICAL DEMONSTRATION ON FPD TOOTH PREPARATION AND IMPRESSIONS CHETTINAD DENTAL COLLEGE AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE DR. PONSEKAR ABRAHAM
RPI VERSES RPA – GUEST LECTURE 8TH RAPID REVISION PROGRAMME IN PROSTHODONTICS SRI RAMACHANDRA DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL DR. ANAND
SCIENTIFIC SESSION – CHAIR PERSON 11TH TNIPS CONFERENCE KODAIKANNAL DR. PONSEKAR ABRAHAM
ACTIVITY (CHAIRPERSON/GUEST SPEAKER) TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAME
GUEST SPEAKER – DEU OSCE IMPLEMENTATION IN DENTAL EXAMS ADHIPARASAKTHI DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL DR.K. PRABHU
SCIENTIFIC SESSION – CHAIRPERSON 49th IPS CONFERENCE INDIAN PROSTHODONTICS SOCEITY DR. KIRUBAKARAN
SCIENTIFIC SESSION – CHAIRPERSON 49th IPS CONFERENCE INDIAN PROSTHODONTICS SOCEITY DR.V.C. KARTHIK
KEY NOTE SPEAKER – CHAIR PERSON 49th IPS CONFERENCE INDIAN PROSTHODONTICS SOCEITY DR. ANAND
SYMPOSIUM – CHAIR PERSON 49th IPS CONFERENCE INDIAN PROSTHODONTICS SOCEITY DR.K. PRABHU

Department Events​

ACTIVITY – TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING
CDE- digital complete denture in collaboration with MERZ dental GERMANY and Dental care Dental lab KERALA
ACTIVITY – TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING
PROSTHODONTIST DAY PROGRAMME – 2019
TRIOS 3 SHAPE INTRAORAL SCANNER – WORKSHOP
APPLICATION OF 3D PRINTING IN MAXILLOFACIAL PROSTHESIS
ACTIVITY – TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING
ART FROM DENTAL MATERIALS
PROSTHODONTIST DAY PROGRAMME – 2020
ACTIVITY – TITLE OF CONFERENCE/MEETING
CDE-FUTURE PROSTHODONTICS
CDE-PROSTHO INSIGHT