Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology

Oral Medicine and Radiology is a unique speciality encompassing two branches of dentistry. Oral medicine is that area of special competence concerned with the health of the oral and para-oral structures. In particular, it deals with the diagnosis and management of oral precancer and cancer as well as management of oral conditions in patients with medically compromised conditions and behavioural disorders. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is concerned with imaging and interpretation of maxillofacial pathologies and the department is keeping pace with this ever evolving branch of dentistry.


  • To foster the development of dental graduates with adequate knowledge, necessary skills and reasonable attitudes which are required for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Dental and Maxillofacial diseases
  • To develop an aptitude for research and update the students with latest diagnostic approaches.
  • To encourage clinical application of evidence based therapeutic measures.
  • To instil a sense of community service amongst students.


Teaching Programs

  • Undergraduate training for BDS degree
  • Post graduate training for MDS degree
  • Recognised centre for pursuing PhD under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.



The department comprises of four dedicated faculty.

Dr Asha R Iyengar , Professor and Principal is the longest serving and most experienced faculty of the department with over 28 years of experience in the field.  She has held  key positions in various organisations of the speciality at the national and international level. Her areas of interest includes role of ultrasonography in head and neck region and salivary biomarkers.

Dr Seema Patil, Professor, has 14 years of experience in the field and currently heads the department. She has undergone training in Radiology at Showa University, Japan.  She is keen on pursuing research on the role of molecular biomarkers in precancer and evaluation of anatomical variations on CBCT.


“Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hard, and there is no knowledge that is not power”. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, D.A.P.M. R.V DENTAL COLLEGE solemnly abides by this above mentioned statement.

The experienced faculty and the staff members are efficient and ever enthusiastic in academics with articles published in various national and international journals and always supportive for both undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout their training period.

The Department is always involved in various clinical research projects at a national level providing the students the right exposure and active participation.

The infrastructure of the Department is well developed with well equipped consultation areas, patient lounge, instruments, sterilization room, recovery room, minor operation theatre, archiving facilities and computer and telecommunication facilities. State of the art equipments including the LASER are available for both patient therapy and student training. A separate section for implantology; which also is a certificate course is being implemented successfully through the years.

The Department always strives for perfection yet believes in perseverance and improvement- continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory.


 1 Wound healing and PRF
 2  Genetics of Oral cancer and Pre-cancer
 3 Regeneration biology – bone regeneration
 4 Correction of Cleft lip and palate defects, Facial deformity and craniofacial surgery
 5 Facial trauma and management of soft and hard tissue injuries

Prosthodontics deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

Teaching Programmes include BDS, MDS, Certificate course in Aesthetic Dentistry, Certificate course in implants Dentistry, PG Certificate course in Oral Implantology (IGNOU). The department offers 05  specialty clinic services and are Complete Denture Prosthodontics, Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics, Fixed Partial Denture Prosthodontics, Implantology, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.

The total space provided for the dept is 9969 sq.ft and is allocated for the following areas – Professor room, Staff room, UG Clinic & Lab, PG Clinic & lab, Wax –up lab, Phantom head lab &  Pre-clinical Lab. The department has separate Clinical areas for UG & PG students and a modern fully equipped Pre- Clinical Laboratory &  Ceramo-metal Laboratory. Some special equipment  available in the department are Alginate mixer, Semiadjustable & Fully adjustable articulators, Phantom heads @ Manikins for preclinical training,  Autoclave, Casting Machines, Ceramic furnace, Dental Lathes, Pre-heating furnaces, Sand Blaster, Lab Micromotors, Duplicating unit, Electropolishing units, Model Trimmers, Polymerization unit, vibrators, Vacuum Mixers,  Flexible Resin Pressing Unit, Ultrasonic cleaners & Scaler.

The curriculum is designed such that students go through simulation and bench courses to learn the fundamental skills, and then evolve to more complex cases in the Prosthodontic clinics. Courses are evaluated and updated annually for contents and are augmented with technology to teach the latest techniques in Prosthodontics with comprehensive treatment planning in all aspects of prosthodontic care including Implant Dentistry, Occlusion and Aesthetics. The department is involved in a lot of research activity in collaboration with other scientific centers. We endeavor to constantly improve our teaching techniques/methods. Dental Students are taught the value of life-long learning. We strive to let our patients have a unique, holistic, professional experience when they visit our clinics. We are also committed to providing the highest standard of dental care available and fostering long-term relationships with our patients. Our aim is to inspire confidence and trust that comes with an aesthetically and functionally restored, healthy smile.

The department has dedicated & motivated Teaching staff. The up gradation of the skills of staff & students is enhanced by organizing various CDE Programmes, symposia, hands-on workshops. The department has an impressive pass percentage & university ranks have been obtained by the students.

The department has a well equipped Library with text books, Journals, educational charts, demonstration CD’s, display models, educational cassettes, chapter wise question bank, previous years question papers & multiple choice question bank. The dept. has computer, broadband services & WiFi facilities. The department conducts social service & community extension activities.


1 Removable Partial Denture
2 Complete Denture
3 Flexible Partial Denture
4 Denture Repair
5 Relining & Rebasing
6 Crown & Bridge – metal Ni – Cr / porcelain
7 Veneers & Acrylic Jacket Crown
8 Dowel crown
9 Inlay
10 Gold full crown
11 Obturator
12 Splints & Stents
13 Maxillofacial Prostheses
14 Implant supported complete denture prostheses
15 Implant supported crowns


 1 Survey of the various clinical materials available
 2 Dental materials
 3 Implant



Oral pathology is a specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions (the mouth and jaw areas). The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.

An oral and maxillofacial pathologist specialises in the identification of diseases of the head and neck region using various histopathological and laboratory investigations.


The activities of the department include:

  • Teaching programmes
  • Biopsy , cytology services and clinical pathology services
  • Research


Teaching programmes:


Undergraduate teaching programme:

Since its inception in the year 1992, the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology has endeavoured in imparting knowledge to under graduates in the subjects of:

  • Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Embryology  ( IBDS )
  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology (II and III BDS )


Post graduate Teaching programme:

The postgraduate course (Master of Dental Surgery) was started in the department in the year 2012 with admission of three seats per year.


PhD course:

In 2018, the department received the recognition of the PhD course under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.


Biopsy , cytology  and clinical pathology services :

We provide several services which include the microscopic interpretation and diagnosis of biopsy tissues and cytology samples from lesions in the oral and paraoral areas using routine and special stains.  These services are available to both patients who visit our hospital as well as to private practitioners who can send the samples to us. Routine blood, serum and urine investigations are done of patients undergoing dental treatment at our hospital.



The faculty of the department are actively involved in research and some of the services we provide are:

  • Aid in postgraduate dissertation work & research by providing the use of Stereomicroscope & Research microscope (the research microscope encompasses different applications including bright field, dark field, phase contrast, polarizing & fluorescent microscopy).
  • Facilitate undergraduate research projects.
  • Capturing photomicrographs of histopathological slides for use in case presentations / paper presentations / poster presentations/ dissertation work.
  • Use of image analysis software for the analysis of photomicrographs and other images.
  • Immunohistochemical analysis.



The department is equipped with a state of the art histopathology /cytopathology laboratory which includes embedding centre, cold plate, soft tissue microtome, hot air oven, ph meter, autoclave, digital balance, stereomicroscope, trinocular microscope with CCTV and camera attachment , antigen retrieval microwave and a pentahead research microscope being the cynosure of the department.

The department  faculty who are involved in teaching, guiding and mentoring the students use a multitude of comprehensive teaching aids, such as PowerPoint presentations, smart boards, models, charts, videos ,microscopic slides and a microscope attached to a CCTV. An excellent ,self sufficient and well maintained library consisting of textbooks and atlases, as well as informative CDs is also present .

The dedication of the faculty has yielded with students getting multiple distinctions, ranks and gold medals in both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Carving Area
Dept Museum
Histopathology Laboratory Area
Pentahead Research Microscope
PG Stations
Research Microscope
Tissue Processing Area
UG Lab
UG Laboratory

The primary goal of this department encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sequelae of dental caries and the other defects of natural teeth; techniques and procedures to restore the teeth to full function and appearance in an aesthetically pleasing manner with as little loss of the healthy tooth structure as possible. The  department specialises in the restoration of diseased teeth with the help of the latest restorative materials and Endodontics.

The department constantly updates itself with equipments and materials to render latest treatment effectively in a short time.

The department treats an average of 25,000 to 30,000 patients annually and has state-of-the-art technology, dedicated staff and infrastructure to render good services to patients.

The specialty being a confluence of basic sciences and clinical dentistry, it shoulders the responsibility of academic care from BDS , MDS , Certificate course and Phd course. The department also has a full fledged, pre clinical laboratory equipped with the latest technology and phantom heads, where preclinical students can have a “feel” of treatment procedures before they are carried out in patients.

The department has its own library to help the students update their knowledge apart from the college central library.
The faculty members show utmost concern and care in sharing their knowledge and experience with the students. They strive constantly for academic progress by the way of conferences, CDE program, seminars and workshop and try to translate these activities into research. The department is very proud to be one of the few in the country to offer wide range of academic streams from certificate course to doctoral studies.

‘Excellence in education and service to humanity’- The motto of RV institutions is upheld by the Department of Periodontics when it strives towards excellence and achieves comprehensive oral health care for patients and moulds highly trained and motivated dental professionals under the dynamic leadership of Dr Suchetha A, Professor and Head of the Department.

The Department of Periodontics has a strong faculty and experienced staff members who have presented papers in several national and international conferences and have publications in national and international journals. The department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate training in Periodontics.

The infrastructure of the Department is well developed with well equipped consultation areas, patient lounge, archiving facilities and computer and telecommunication facilities. State of the art equipments including LASER are available for both patient therapy and student training.

The department has also recognized the importance of research and it is an integral part of the undergraduate and post graduate program. The Department has also undertaken and completed several clinical research projects. Above all the department lives the principle that ‘Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.’

1 Patient education & motivation Draining of abscess Regenerative procedures with bone grafts and GTR membranes
2 Scaling Biopsy Guided Bone Regeneration
3 Root planing Gingivoplasty Ridge Augmentation
4 Local drug delivery Gingivectomy PAOO
5 Coronoplasty Flap surgery Implants
6 Splinting Resective procedures Laser assisted treatments
7 Bicuspidisation /Hemisection/Root resection Iontophoresis
8 Root coverage procedures Microsurgical procedures
9 Frenotomy
10 Frenectomy
11 Vestibuloplasty
12 Operculectomy
13 Circumferential supracrestal Fibrotomy
14 Depigmentation


 1 Ascertaining unexplored molecular markers of periodontal disease.
 2 Exploring the usefulness of herbal extracts in the management of periodontal disease.
 3 Exploring the use of “BIOLOGICAL ADDITIVES” to optimize periodontal regeneration.

Vision: The vision of the department of Public Health Dentistry is to be recognized as pioneers in innovative educational program, discovery, transfer of scientific knowledge, the superior skills of our graduates, highest degree of service and to educate the students in the highest quality clinical and research environment


The mission of the Department of Public Health Dentistry is to achieve excellence in the art and science of dentistry through teaching, research, and service:

  • To develop outstanding clinical, research and teaching professionals committed to lifelong learning.
  • To provide and promote excellent patient care and community service.
  • To discover, disseminate and apply knowledge in the oral health sciences.
  • To foster an environment that promotes communication, cultural diversity, and ensures further alignment of the department with the vision and mission of the university.

Services provided:

  1. Oral health outreach programs – The department plays a pivotal role in fulfilling the social accountability and responsibility of the institution. We provide oral health services to the disadvantaged sections of the society through our out reach programs. We work in partnership with NGOs, Civil Societies and other institutions which seek our support to provide oral health services to the disadvantaged sections of the society. We provide Oral health education, dental disease preventive care and simple treatment procedures which are possible at the camp site. We have a fully equipped Mobile dental van with 2 chairs to provide oral health services.

Interested personnel may contact us on the institutional telephone number or email us at

  1. Comprehensive oral health care where in we take care of your overall oral health requirements in consultation with other specialties.
  2. Oral health services in satellite centres:

3 satellite centres at

  1. People’s Trust Campus, Sriramanahalli, Doddaballapura Taluk
  2. Bharath Vikas Parishad Office, Chennenahalli, Magadi Road
  • Oral Health Clinic, KSRTC Depot, Jayangar

Training provided for:

Undergraduate , Postgraduate and Ph D students

Faculty Profile & research interests:

Dr. Harikiran A G: Prof & HOD, Dept of Public Health Dentistry , Commonwealth Professional Fellow 2008 ,Executive Secretary,CTPHCF ,WHO Kobe Japan PROLEAD 2 India Team.

Research interest: Advocacy initiatives, public health dentistry and oral health promotion initiatives

Dr.Jyotsna S: Reader, Dept of Public Health Dentistry. FAIMER Fellow (2017), EC Member Academy of Health Professional Educators.

Research interest: Health professional education, oral health promotion

Dr. Deepti Vadavi: Reader, Dept of Public Health Dentistry. FAIMER Fellow (2019)

Research interest: Health professional education, oral health promotion

Dr. Vinodhini K: Lecturer, Dept of Public Health Dentistry

Research interest: Oral health promotion

Research projects: (with hyperlinks)

Updated status of Undergraduate research projects

Updated status of postgraduate research projects

Updated status of faculty research projects

Student and faculty achievements: (with hyperlinks)

  1. Scholarly achievements
  2. Publications
  3. Paper presentations
  4. Research grants
  5. Awards

The Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry was established in 1993 with an undergraduate program and currectly trains 60 students every year. The Postgraduate program in the specialty was started in 2003 and presently has an intake of 3 students per year.The Department was also recognized as a PhD centre in 2018The department provides comprehensive treatment for children from birth to adolescence (0-14 years) including those with Special Health Care Needs. Treatment under general anesthesia for children requiring extensive treatment is provided by the department at Sevakshetra Hospital which is attached to the college.

The department conducts School Oral Health programs on a public-private-partnership model which has been recognized by the World Health Organization. This caters to needy school children in both urban and rural settings and provides free dental check up and treatment to approximately 15,000 children every year. On site treatment is provided with the help of a Mobile Dental Van with two chairs as well as portable dental units that help us to simultaneously treat several children. This has led us also to several innovative practices including a powerless pump for scalers. The program provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students a vital connect with the society, its needs and trains them in liasoning and executing such community based dental camps.

The department has industrial ties including Vittal Mallya Research Foundation and Hindustan Unilever Limited for various research projects. This is critical for the ongoing research training of our postgraduate and doctoral students.

The Department was recognized as a Best Department of Pedodontics at the 8th International Dental Students & 2 Dental Surgeons Congress in 2016.


Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics  is  well equipped with state of the  art infrastructure, which  offers Post graduate, PG Diploma and PhD  programs. We believe in 4D principles which stand for discipline, direction, dedication and determination. The faculty members are highly qualified and experienced.

They are trained from various schools of thoughts of Orthodontics, thereby inculcating the best of all this in teaching and training programs of our department. The staffs of the department have travelled widely and have won laurels at various International and National forums for their clinical and research presentations. The department has always strived to teach beyond syllabus, keeping in trend with the current research.

A lot of projects on genetics have been carried out. The department has to its credit more than 50 International and National publications. The department has organized contemporary CDE programs which are well attended and appreciated. The students are trained right from basic to contemporary orthodontic approaches including Lingual & Other Invisible orthodontics. The department has an active alumni association.


The Following are the Medical Deparments:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Pharmacology
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Pathology
  6. Microbiology
  7. General Medicine
  8. General Surgery