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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined speciality that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants, children and adolescents including those with special health care needs. 

Overview

Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined speciality that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants, children and adolescents including those with special health care needs. 

This department deals with prevention and treatment of oral diseases in infants, children and adolescents including children with special health care needs. The department thrives to achieve a high and ethical standard of practice, promotion of practice, promotion of education and research.

It incorporates the management of physically and mentally challenged children in addition to the medically compromised individuals. The department thrives on an excellent work force in collaboration with Indian Dental Association, National Service Scheme, Voluntary organizations like Lions club, Rotary etc., by conducting dental awareness programs along with rigorous screening and treatment camps. The department is exclusively conducting teacher training programs to enrich their knowledge so that they can motivate their students.

Objectives

Services

  1.   Comprehensive oral health examination.
  2.   Diagnosis and treatment planning for oral health related problems in children and adolescents.
  3.   Behaviour guidance of child patients using pharmacological and non- pharmacological methods.
  4.   Preventive treatment based on caries risk assessment: Oral hygiene measures/ prophylaxis and instructions,application of Pit and fissure sealant and remineralizing agents.
  5.   Restorative treatment: Tooth coloured fillings for primary and permanent teeth, stainless steel crowns, advanced esthetic crowns.
  6.   Root canal treatment for primary and permanent teeth (pulpotomy, pulpectomy, RCT).
  7.   Regenerative endodontic treatment for decayed/ fractured immature teeth.
  8.   Screw supported fillings (Post & Core Restoration Cast metal/ screw post / Fiber Post).
  9.   Root canal procedure using hand and rotary endodontic instruments along with new generation apex locators for precise treatment.
  10.   Oral surgical procedures including extraction of unrestorable/over retained teeth and minor surgical procedures.
  11.   Preventive and interceptive orthodontic procedures: space management (clips for early milk tooth loss), space regaining, prevention and interception of oral habits, orthodontic correction of developing malocclusion.
  12.   Management of apprehensive children using laughing gas (Nitrous oxide)
  13.   Comprehensive management of medically compromised patients and children with special health care needs.
  14.   Complete oral rehabilitation, management of fractured jaw bones and pathologies of odontogenic origin under general anesthesia.
  15.   Age estimation of the child using appropriate diagnostic tools.



DENTAL CAMPS

On 7th & 19th of January 2022, Department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in Zilla Parishad  Vunnatha Patashala, Mandal Parishad Primary School,  Pallapadu, Guntur and VSR & JDM  Zilla Parishad High School, Angalakuduru in which 81 & 137 students were screened from the  respective schools & referral cards were distributed to needful children. The program was done with a primary intention to educate the children about brushing technique, diet counselling, progression of dental caries and tips for teachers to maintain and educate the children about good oral hygiene. 

 

On 24th and 28th  February 2022, Department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in MPUP High school, Obulnaidupalam and Sai Aditya School, koritipadu respectively. 145 and 104 students from both schools were screened individually and referral cards were issued. Students and teachers were enlightened about oral health and hygiene related topics.

As a part of World Oral Health Day Celebrations, Dept Of Pediatric Dentistry conducted free dental awareness camps in about 12 schools in and around Guntur from 11th to 26th March, 2022 with active participation of 1215 students. The programs included awareness lectures to the teachers and children regarding oral and general health, Live & Video demonstrations, various competitions involving the students.

Department of Pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in Stalls girls high school ,Lutheran model high school, and SRMO High school of Guntur  On 13, 18, 20 April respectively . The students screened included 200,100,138 from the individual schools along with issue of referral cards to the needful students. Awareness lectures and demonstrations  on  models were a part of the program.

On 12th july 2022, Department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry conducted a free school dental health screening and awareness program in KKR GOWTHAM SCHOOL, GUNTUR in which around 200 students  were screened and enlightened about various oral health care procedures.

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