Department Of Oral Medicine And Radiology

VISION

The vision of our department is to become a unit for exemplary education, patient care services and research in oro-facial diagnostic sciences including training for postgraduates in ultrasonography and CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography).

Department of oral medicine and radiology is all about diagnosing and formulating the treatment plan. With the aid of investigations especially with radiology including Intraoral Periapical radiographs, occlusal radiographs, Extra oral radiographs and with the use of advanced imaging like USG, CT and MRI.

We have the facility of advanced imaging like CBCT which helps in analysing and determining the extensions of the clinically diagnosed pathologies thus enabling the interdisciplinary management of the lesions in addition to the dissemination of the knowledge to the post graduates regarding the radiographic interpretations by carrying out the case discussions involving the faculty of concerned departments.

Sailography is a regular procedure carried out at our department to evaluate salivary gland diseases.

We have a special section where diagnosis and medical management of premalignant lesions and conditions are done. We regularly educate the patients regarding the use of tobacco and the tobacco related products and their harmful effects .We screen the patients for oral cancer and basic investigative procedures like FNAC and biopsy. We also participate in oral health Camps.

Furthermore we have a special pain clinics and TMJ clinics where TMJ disorders and other facial pains, neuralgias are dealt with. We are able to carry out few palliative therapies as a part of the management of TMJ disorders such as TENS therapy(Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), Low level laser therapy.

We are also involved in the achievement of academic excellence in perview of undergraduates and post graduates by carrying out forum of activities in the department under the supervision of the faculty members and the head of the department which include elaborated case discussions, radiographic interpretations, regular update on the emerging advances in the diagnostic modalities for various oral mucosal diseases by carrying out the journal club meetings and also having an edge with the management protocols of certain diseases which we diagnose in our department by attending the surgeries undertaken in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery. We also make the postgraduates to carry out certain clinical and radiological demonstrations to the undergraduate students along with the evaluation of their performance in the academic area and thus enabling them to upgrade their teaching capabilities simultaneously by meeting the patients needs. We also carry out some non-traumatic extractions, oral prophylaxis and some minimal invasive procedures for the geriatric patients under appropriate monitoring and guidance.

We update our knowledge in our field by attending national conferences, conventions, and CDE programmes .We also conduct CDE programs every three months, and conferences whenever we get an opportunity. We promote research programmes in our department, not only for PGs but also for the staff with joint collaboration with certain renowned research laboratories with the funding provided by the institution.

TEAM

  • Dr. V. Naga Laxmi - Professor and HOD
  • Dr. Ch. Lalitha - SeniorLecturer
  • Dr. K. Sreekanth - Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. C. Vani - Reader
  • Dr. Stuti Goyal - Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. L. A. Swapna - Senior Lecturer
PUBLICATIONS
S. No.Faculty Name & DesignationName Of The JournalYear Of Publication
1Dr. V. Naga LakshmiDesmoplastic Ameloblastoma in the anterior mandible crossing the midline: A rare variant - J of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 2009;21(3):134-138.
Advanced Dental Imagiology – The current scenario. Deccan Dental Journal, 2009;1(4):21-25
Multiple supernumerary teeth in non syndromic patients- A Report of 2 cases-Deccan Dental Journal 2009
2009
A boon in Cancer therapy – The Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy – A Review. Deccan Dental Journal, 2010;2(1):38-43.
Impacted Transmigrated Canine with Mural Ameloblastoma: An Unusual Case Report with Review of Literature – Journal of Orofacial Sciences 2010;2(1):36-39.
Primary Tuberculous Lymphadenitis: A case report – Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry, 2010:2:21-25. (PUBMED)
Review On Salivary Diagnostics – The Magic Mirror of Health – Dentistry International, 2010; 4(1):18-21.
En Coup De Sabre of the Cheek: A Case Report & Literature Review, Int.J Oral-Med Scin. 2010; 9(2):148-153.
Stem cells: Blooming buds in dentistry- A review. Journal of Dental Science &  Research, 2010.
Marble Bone Disease with recurrent oral infections- A case report. Journal of dental science and research, Jan-Mar 2010; 1(1).
2010
Can saliva be a marker for predicting type-1 diabetes mellitus? - A pilot study. JIAOMR-2011; 23(4). 2011
Small wonders, paving a great future- Nanotechnology. Annals and essences of dentistry. 2012;4(1):96-98. 2012
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – A Grostesque presentation. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal.2013; 33(1).
Unicystic Mural Ameloblastoma: An unusual case report. Case Reports in Dentistry, 2013; ID 957418. (PUBMED, EBSCO)
Photodynamic therapy: a new modality treatment in pre-cancer and cancer patients, IJCRI. 2013; ID 201302041_RA (PUBMED)
Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma- An unusual case report. Dentaires Revista 2012:2(4).
Sialoendoscopy- A New Scope & Sphere for Diagnosis of Salivary Gland Disorders, Heal Talk- Jan-Feb 2013:3(5).
Radiovisiography- A Mile Stone In Digital Imaging. Indian journal of dental sciences. June 2013.
Role of radioprotective agents in cancer therapeutics: A review. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2013;2(6):677-682. (EBSCO)
2013
2Dr. C. VaniMultiple supernumerary teeth in Non-Syndromic patients- report of 2 cases- Deccan Dental Journal 2009 2009
Papillon Lefevre Syndrome-Report of 2 cases in a family. JIAOMR, 2010; 22(1): 57-59.2010
Ewings sarcoma of the mandible-a case report- JIAOMR, 2011;23(3):271-274. 2011
Impacted transmigrated canine with mural Ameloblastoma: An unusual case report with review of literature. Journal of orofacial sciences, 2010; 2(1):36-39. 2012
Unicystic Mural Ameloblastoma: An unusual case report. Case Reports in Dentistry, 2013; ID 957418. (PUBMED, EBSCO)
Photodynamic therapy: a new modality treatment in pre-cancer and cancer patients, IJCRI. 2013; ID 201302041_RA (PUBMED)
Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma- An unusual case report. Dentaires Revista2012:2(4).
Serum Lipid Profile In Patients With Oral Tobacco Habits and Oral Precancer Lesions and Conditions.WebmedCentral ORAL MEDICINE 2013;4(2):WMC004034
A RARE CASE OF DENTIN DYSPLASIA TYPE I, Int J Dent Case Reports 2013; 3(3): 40-43a
2013
3Dr. K. SrikanthFibrous Dysplasia and Central Giant Cell Granuloma; A report of hybrid lesion with its review and hypothetical pathogenesis. Journal of Clinical and diagnostic research, 2013;7(5):954-958. (PUBMED, impact factor 2011 is 0.14 & SJR is 0.14)
Unicystic Mural Ameloblastoma: An unusual case report. Case Reports in Dentistry, 2013; ID 957418. (PUBMED, EBSCO)
Photodynamic therapy: a new modality treatment in pre-cancer and cancer patients, IJCRI. 2013; ID 201302041_RA (PUBMED)
AcanthomatousAmeloblastoma- An unusual case report. Dentaires Revista2012:2(4).
Role of Radio-protective agents in cancer therapeutics: A review. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2013; 2(6):677-682. (EBSCO)
Serum Lipid Profile In Patients With Oral Tobacco Habits and Oral Precancer Lesions and Conditions.WebmedCentral ORAL MEDICINE 2013;4(2):WMC004034.
A RARE CASE OF DENTIN DYSPLASIA TYPE I, Int J Dent Case Reports 2013; 3(3): 40-43
2013
4.Dr. Ch. LalithaSerum Lipid Profile In Patients With Oral Tobacco Habits and Oral Precancer Lesions and Conditions.WebmedCentral ORAL MEDICINE 2013;4(2):WMC004034
A RARE CASE OF DENTIN DYSPLASIA TYPE I, Int J Dent Case Reports 2013; 3(3): 40-43
2013
5.Dr. Stuti GoyalSmall wonders, paving a great future- nanotechnology. Annals and essences of dentistry. 2012;4(1):96-98. 2012
Unicystic Mural Ameloblastoma: An unusual case report. Case Reports in Dentistry, 2013; ID 957418.(PUBMED, EBSCO)
Photodynamic therapy: a new modality treatment in pre-cancer and cancer patients, IJCRI. 2013; ID 201302041_RA (PUBMED)
Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma- An unusual case report. Dentaires Revista2012:2(4).
Radiovisiography- A Mile Stone In Digital Imaging. Indian journal of dental sciences. June 2013.
Serum Lipid Profile In Patients With Oral Tobacco Habits and Oral Precancer Lesions and Conditions.WebmedCentral ORAL MEDICINE 2013;4(2):WMC004034.
A RARE CASE OF DENTIN DYSPLASIA TYPE I, Int J Dent Case Reports 2013; 3(3): 40-43
2013
6.Dr. L. Amara SwapnaInfluence of cigarette smoking on blood and salivary super oxide dismutase levels among smokers and non-smokers. Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry, 2011; 2:1-6. (PUBMED, h Index-1, SJR-0) 2011
   Randomized trial of aloe vera gel vs triamcinolone acetonide ointment in the treatment of oral lichen planus. Quintessence Int 2012; 43:793-800.
Knowledge, attitude and practices towards hepatitis b prevention and transmission- among dental health care professionals in India. Brazilian journal of oral sciences, 2012; 2(2): 41-45.
Vander Woudes syndrome- A Syndromic form of oro-facial clefting, J Clin exp dent. 2012; 4(2):E125-8.
2012
Photodynamic therapy: a new modality treatment in pre-cancer and cancer patients, IJCRI. 2013; ID 201302041_RA (PUBMED)
A RARE CASE OF DENTIN DYSPLASIA TYPE I, Int J Dent Case Reports 2013; 3(3): 40-43.
Oral health status in haemodialysis patients. J Clin Diagn Res. 2013 Sept, Vol-7(9): 2047-2050.
2013
RESEARCH

The following are the ongoing research studies in the department of ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY under the guidance of Dr.V.Naga laxmi Prof. & HOD.

  • Expression Of Egfr In Normal Oral Mucosa And In Oral Precancerous Lesion and condition
  • Comparision Of Accuracy In Determinig Sex By Chelioscopy, Palatoscopy And Mandibular Canine Index
  • Expression Of E-Cadherin In Normal Oral Mucosa, In Oral Precancerous Lesions And Conditions And In Oral Carcinomas.
  • Photodynamic Therapy-A Newer Treatment Modality for Premalignant Lesions and conditions
  • Cytokeratins as potential markers of malignant transformation in oral premalignant lesions and conditions.
  • Quantitative analysis of metallothionein in oral premalignant and malignant conditions
  • Determination of serum CRP levels in patients with acute odontogenic infections, in comparision with controls.
  • ABO blood group determination in oral cancer patients.
  • A prevalence study of PonticulusPosticus using Lateral cephalogram. - A diagnostic tool.
  • Determination of ABO group and Rhesus factor from dental hard tissues
  • Tooth cemental annulations in biological age estimation of the individual.
  • Serum assay of Creatinine phosphokinase - A diagnostic aid in potential malignant oral disorders and malignancy.
  • Age estimationby digital radiography – A forensic study.
  • Efficacy of gingival crevicular blood for diabetes screening and its correction with Hb A1c levels.
  • Efficacy of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer’s laboratory investigation method in screening of oral premalignant and malignant disorders – A clinic-pathological correlation.

The department is concerned with the quality rendering of the clinical duties to the patients and radiographs fulfilling the needs of the patients taking into consideration the socio-economic status where in few radiographs are provided at the academic interest without charging them. Geriatric patients who came for emergency extractions and few other non-invasive procedures like low level laser therapeutic modality for certain orofacial pain related abnormalities which we diagnose in the department on an outpatient basis. Few biopsies for certain oral premalignant lesions and conditions are also done on academic interest with appropriate sterilization and infection control procedures free of charge for the patients who can’t afford and we also in association with the department of oral pathology, provide them the biopsy reports free of cost and render the quality treatment with regular follow-up along with appropriate referral to government associations in case of lesions with malignant potential hence meeting the needs of the varied group of patients. We also conduct dental awareness camps in collaboration with the department of public health dentistry in the underdeveloped and backward areas educating the people about the harmful effects of tobacco and alcohol addictions and by showing video display of certain tobacco cessation programmes and motivating them for habit cessation by rendering psychological counselling on monthly basis in the department along with the frequent screening of the tobacco and other habit induced lesions of the oral cavity thus improving the quality of life.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Post graduate course Dr. Shefali Wagray was honored with NTRUHS subject distinction and topper for the batch of 2008 – 2011.
  • Dr. Priyanka was awarded the best paper award for Saliva as a diagnostic tool at Nellore National Conference 2008.
  • Dr. Priyanka was awarded second prize for poster presentation on CBCT at Lucknow PG convention 2009.
  • Dr. Priyanka was awarded the best paper award for CBCT at Guntur PG convention 2010.
  • Dr. Shilpa Raghogi was awarded one of the best paper award for oral myaisis a case report at Belgaum PG Convention 2008.
INFRASTRUCTURE

The department is equipped with basic and sophisticated investigative and radiology diagnostic and treatment aids like TENS kit, low level laser therapy equipment for the treatment of the atypical facial pains, neuralgias, TMJ disorders, MPDS , infra red wave therapy equipment, short wave diatherapy equipment for oral submucous fibrosis.

Radiological equipment includes carestream manufactured OPG machine, IOPA machine and conventional X-ray machine for taking plain radiography for evaluation of the maxillofacial lesions and abnormalities.

CBCT unit enabling us to evaluate the maxillofacial lesions with appropriate edge definition and planning the surgical treatment.

We are also equipped with RVG performing the digital imaging procedures in the department.

We also provide CBCT evaluation of alveolar bone assessment for implant placement.

COLLABORATIONS
  • Dr. Kiran - Cyto-keratins as potential markers of malignant transformation in Oral Pre-malignant lesions and conditions.
    • In collaboration with Mr. Karnati Ram Mohan Roy at Hyderabad Central University (HCU).
  • Dr. Sangamesh - Quantitative analysis of metallothronein in Oral Pre-Malignant and Malignant conditions.
    • In collaboration with Ross Life Sciences.
  • Dr. Appaji - A comparision of digital radiography (RVG), OPG and computed tomography in dental implant procedures.
    • In collaboration with Gandhi medical college and hospital, secunderabad.
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