Prosthodontics

DEPARTMENT OF PROSTHODONTICS and CROWN & BRIDGE

OVERVIEW:

The department of Prosthodontic is one of the most important speciality in dentistry pertaining to the diagnosis of the patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissue defects, treatment planning and execution and rehabilitation using biocompatible artificial substitutes with an aim to correct and maintain the functionality of oral artificial substitutes with an aim to correct and maintain the functionality of oral structures enabling proper masticatory efficiency, aesthetic concerns and phonetics. This department also includes the new technologies of modern days like reconstructive prosthodontics, implantology and aesthetic dentistry. These new avenues have made this department a perfect choice for the students to opt and learn and be better clinicians of modern world. Losing the vital oral structures can be very much discouraging and can shake one’s confidence. The happiness of restoring these defects with dentures, crowns, bridgework and implants can instil a greater confidence in any individual thus, making the best choice for the patients. The ultimate goal of any clinicians in this department would be to restore the unique smiles of every individuals visiting here.

ACADEMIC :

The success of any treatments or clinical outcomes are dependant mainly on well-planned learning curriculum and the efforts put in this directions by our teaching faculties have proved to be a great success in the life of students. The newer techniques and technologies are consistently upgraded and implemented at all levels of teaching, be it clinical or theory based learning. The vast infra structure available in the department is an extension of its commitment. Among very few dental institutions across the nation, this department has more teaching faculties and this can have a greater significance when student-teacher ratios are considered.

Key features:

  • Best in class faculty members and infrastructure.
  • State of arts undergraduate and postgraduate clinics.
  • Well-equipped, air-conditioned laboratories to fabricate prosthesis along with two preclinical laboratories.
  • A separate silicone lab, casting and ceramic lab with latest equipment and materials.
  • Exquisite laboratory for CAD-CAM.


UNDER-GRADUATES:

The students at under graduate levels are competitively exposed to learn quality education at pre-clinical level, clinical level and theory based learning. This department has well equipped pre-clinical laboratory where the students sharpen their skills before entering the clinical areas. This instills greater preparedness and confidence among learning students. This carried forward, makes them better clinicians in delivering complete denture works and removable prostheses. The theory based learning augments these efforts in rendering prosthetics oral health services and restore their oral health completely.


POST-GRADUATES:

Knowledge always finds new ways to expand and if students are competitively involved, it provides greater opportunities to learn at various levels. The department provides these unique programmes at post-graduate level to be better clinicians. The addition of fixed prosthodontics, implantology and other advanced surgical and non-surgical prosthetic corrections has sharpened students efficiency and calibre to execute diagnosis and treatment plan at highest level of oral health care delivery. Exposure to scientific research as part of their curriculum makes them great researcher of today and tomorrow.


DEPARTMENT FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Well equipped Pre-Laboratory with latest technologies and materials
  • Well equipped Clinical setup having increased patient flow from in and around Patna district.
  • Treatment includes making of complete denture, removable partial dentures, various types of fixed prostheses like crown and bridge, implant retained/supported prostheses and among rehabilitative care includes acquired/congenital maxilla-facial defects, intra and extra oral maxillofacial prostheses by the best of materials
  • Well-equipped ceramic laboratory, cobalt-chromium laboratory, silicone laboratory with latest technologies.
  • Also provides specialized prosthodontics services like over-dentures, full mouth rehabilition and TMJ splints.
  • A specialized Implant Clinic with sufficient implant materials available and students gets many opportunities to learn the best techniques.
  • Advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols are routinely followed which include Dental CT scan, Surgical Guides, Single State Surgeries, Guided Surgeries and Sinus Lift Procedures.
  • Also provides special services to military personnel, Freedom Fighters, Senior Citizens, Physically Handicapped and BPL patients with nominal rates for treatment.

MAXILLOFACIAL PROSTHODONTICS:

The post graduates are trained to rehabilitate patients with congenital or acquired head and neck defects. Students are exposed to patient care requiring greater management skills and patient sensitivity. Area of patient treatment includes acquired defects of the mandible and maxilla, palatopharyngeal function, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and Occluso-facial defects.


DIGITAL DENTISTRY:

Extraordinaire in-house CAD-CAM (Dentsply Sirona) including intraoral and extra oral scanners along with designing, milling and sintering units has been installed, providing a futuristic approach to dentistry. This permits instant smile transformation with same day prosthesis delivery.


CONTINUED DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMES:

The department conducts continued dental education programmes on regular basis as this provides an excellent platform to upgrade the knowledge.


TEACHING FACULTIES:

Dr (Prof.) Ujjal Chatterjee, Principal & HOD

Dr. (Prof.) Ujjal Chatterjee passed his BDS in the year 1986 and MDS in 1996 from Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital. At present, he is Principal and head of department of Prosthodontics in Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences And Hospital, Patna. He is actively involved in academic and clinical development of the institution. He has to his credit teaching experience of 30 years in Department of Prosthodontics. He is recognized examiner for various universities. He is an ex-DCI Member. He is trained at latest advances in Prosthodontics including aesthetic smile designing and CAD-CAM. He has various publications to his academic endeavour.

  • Chairperson at international conference by FDI 2014, Delhi.
  • Chair-person at 45th IPS Conference 2017, Malaysia.
  • Chair-person at 48th IPS Conference 2020, Nagpur.
  • Ex-DCI Member.
  • Trained in CAD-CAM by Dentsply Sirona & Cerec Prime Scan.
  • Numerous publications in various national and international journals.

Dr (Prof.) Surendra Prasad, Professor.

  • Chair-person at international and National Conferences.
  • Numerous publications in various national and international journals.

Dr. (Prof.) Md. Alim Akhtar, Professor.

  • Emeritus Professor Guiding us with his experience.

Dr. Saikat Paul, Professor.

  • Speaker at various platforms.
  • Numerous publications in various national and international Journals.

Dr. Neeta Sinha, Professor.

  • Chair-person at 43rd IPS PG Convention, Hyderabad in 2015.
  • Numerous publications in various national and international Journals.

Dr. Nag Bhushan Mandal, Professor

  • Numerous publications in various national and international Journals.

Dr. Sarita Singh, Senior Lecturer


Dr. Nayana Paul, Senior Lecturer

  • Certification Course in Implantology from Branemark Osseointegration Centre, Bangalore in 2018.

Dr. Sumit Kumar Roy, Senior Lecturer

  • Certification Course in Implantology from Nobel BioCare, Patna in 2018.
  • Maxillofacial Prosthesis Fabrication Course from Pune, 2021.

Dr. Pooja Rani, Senior Lecturer

  • Fellowship in Basic and Advanced Implantology by Straumann (CAIR, Davangere) in 2017-2020.

Dr. Shaivy Ambuja, Senior Lecturer


Dr. Medhavi Singh, Senior Lecturer

  • Osseodensification Certificate Course and Biocon Mini-Implants, 2019.

Dr. Aarushi Anand, Senior Lecturer

  • Workshop on CAD-CAM, 2018.

Academic achievements of the students:

Dr. Suruchi Singh
First prize in paper presentation in 24th Indian Prosthodontic Society PG Convention, 2022 held at Dharwad on topic "Artificial Intelligence".

Dr. Sadaf Kazmi.
First prize in paper presentation in 24th Indian Prosthodontic Society PG Convention, 2022 held at Dharwad on topic "Artificial Intelligence".

Dr. Apoorva Shrestha.
2nd prize in Voice of Prosthodontics in 24th Indian Prosthodontic Society PG Convention, 2022 held at Dharwad.

Dr. Sadaf Kazmi
First consolation prize in paper presentation in Perio Vihara, IDA Patna 2022, on the topic "Overdentures".

Dr. Suruchi Singh
First consolation prize in paper presentation in Perio Vihara, IDA Patna 2022, on the topic "Overdentures".