Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Department Overview

Our department at Dr.G.D.Pol Foundations Y.M.T Dental College and hospital is proudly spread over 7500 sq.meters of area on the ground floor and has been associated with undergraduate teaching program for nineteen years and post graduate teaching program for twelve years.

The Department has an excellent OPD and offers multiple opportunities for under graduates to master the skills of administering various local anesthetic techniques, management of simple and complicated extractions, minor surgeries, and management of medically compromised patients. Our intensive post graduate teaching program extensively trains our PGs in various fields of surgery like Trauma, Pathologies, Cleft lip and palate surgeries, Orthognathic surgeries, Oncosurgeries, dental implant surgeries and also lays emphasis on developing good communication skills.

The department boasts of UG and PG sections, Minor surgery room, Operation theatre facility, Day care and Inpatient facilities, state of art seminar room called “The Shushruta” and an excellent department library. Our department equipment is constantly upgraded with the latest machinery and instruments like the Piezo surgery unit and the new Boyle’s apparatus in the operation theatre.

We in the department are a team of eighteen dedicated staff members, two professors, four readers, five lecturers and two tutors, two nursing staff, two maushies and one clerk efficiently managing the day to day academic and clinical activities and maintenance of medical records.

All the staff members are extremely efficient, qualified and have several accolades and publications to their credit. They too are constantly upgrading and updating the skills and knowledge by attending conferences, CMEs and have been called as resource faculty members at various platforms.

Faculty

1. DR. SHREYAS GUPTE

DR. SHREYAS GUPTE
Designation
PROFESSOR & HOD
Total Experience In Years
19 years 2 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Bharati Vidyapeeths Dental College & Hospital, Pune 1996
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
KLE’s Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Belgaum 2001
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 16
INTERNATIONAL: 06

2. DR. AASHISH DESHMUKH

DR. AASHISH DESHMUKH
Designation
PROFESSOR
Total Experience In Years
16 years
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr D.Y.Patil Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2002
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Government Dental College, Mumbai 2006
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 08
INTERNATIONAL: 06

3. DR. HIRKANI ATTARADE

DR. HIRKANI ATTARADE
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
11 years 9 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
D Y Patil Dental College & Hospital 2005
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
VSPM Dental College & Hospital 2010
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 07
INTERNATIONAL: 01

4. DR. RINKU KALRA

DR. RINKU KALRA
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
11 years 5 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Rural Dental College & Hospital, Loni 2001
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Nair Hospital Dental College 2010
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 08
INTERNATIONAL: 10

5. DR. HARSHAL SURYAWANSHI

DR. HARSHAL SURYAWANSHI
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
10 years 11 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2005
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
A.E.C.S. Maruti College of Dental Sciences, Banglore 2011
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 07
INTERNATIONAL: 05

6. DR. SHEETAL KELKAR

DR. SHEETAL KELKAR
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
6 years 6 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2008
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore 2012
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 02
INTERNATIONAL: 04

7. DR. KHUSHAL DESAI

DR. KHUSHAL DESAI
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
5 years 2 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2011
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2016
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 03
INTERNATIONAL: 0

8. DR. THOMSON M. DCRUZ

DR. THOMSON M. DCRUZ
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
4 years 6 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai 2009
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai 2014
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 09
INTERNATIONAL: 05

9. DR. AYESHWARYA CHAUDHARY

DR. AYESHWARYA CHAUDHARY
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
3 years 8 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Government Dental College, Mumbai 2012
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2018
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 01
INTERNATIONAL: 02

10. DR. FIRDOS MAZGAONKAR

DR. FIRDOS MAZGAONKAR
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
3 years 6 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2012
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2018
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 0
INTERNATIONAL: 01

11. DR. SAURABH MOHAN GOHIL

DR. SAURABH MOHAN GOHIL
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
3 years 6 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s Y.M.T. Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai 2012
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Manglore 2017
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 04
INTERNATIONAL: 02

12. DR. TRUPTI PURI

DR. TRUPTI PURI
Designation
TUTOR
Total Experience In Years
9 years 1 month
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
H.K.E.’S S.N. Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, Gulbarga, Karnataka 2008

Gallery

OSPE FOR THIRD YEAR UNDER GRADUATE STUDENTS

For better understanding of the drugs, instruments and materials used in OMFS, Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) has been regularly conducted for third year BDS students during their practical postings.

DEMYSTIFYING CLEFT LIP SURGERY: A PLASTIC SURGEON’S PERSPECTIVE

This webinar held on 15th Oct. 2020, focussed on surgical techniques for Cleft lip repair. The techniques were very well explained using schematic presentations and videos. The speaker and the moderator made the session quite interactive for the participants. The participants included staff and post graduates from OMFS dept., Interns from YMTDCH and post graduates from Periodontics and Pedodontics departments.

BLOOD DONATION DRIVE Feb’ 2020

The event was well organized by the ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT as one of the extended programmes of OMFS day in association with SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA LOVE AND CARE & TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. Total of 140 registrations including teaching & non-teaching staff of YMTDC, UG & PG students were received, out of which 58 people donated their blood. The event ended till 3:30 pm. This noble initiative will surely make huge change in the lives of needful.

HEALTH TALK ON ILL-EFFECTS OF TOBACCO BY CIPLA Ltd.

Dr GD Pol's YMT Dental College and Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, organised an awareness talk on account of Oral and Maxillofacial day celebrations. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in association with Cipla Ltd India (a leading multinational pharmaceutical company providing high quality healthcare) arranged this for awareness among general public on Ill-effects of Tobacco and a representative from Cipla Ltd. India, spoke about tobacco cessation. The talk was attended by class 4 workers and labourers and they were highly motivated by the talk and pledged to make sincere attempts of tobacco cessation.

A LECTURE ON CORONAVIRUS VIRUS INFECTION, SHOULD WE WORRY OR NOT?

As a part of International Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s Day, a lecture was arranged on the awareness about the Coronavirus Infection. The lecture was given by Dr. Vishal Gupta, MD, DNB (Respiration Medicine), MNAMS, Dip. Allergy & Asthma (CMC, Vellore) and Dr.Shashikala R., MSc Microbiology. The 2019–2020 coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing public health emergency of international concern, first identified by health authorities in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Medical professionals are striving very hard so that the pain and suffering what the patients are experiencing can lessen down. Hence it was of utmost importance to know, as much as possible, about this, so that we too can pass on correct information regarding it. The lecture held was very informative, covering all important aspects of it which included its epidemiology, cause, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and management. Frequently washing hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practising good respiratory hygiene is the best way of prevention. The lecture was attended by the staff of the college and the students in large numbers. It raised our awareness regarding the infection, cleared all our misconceptions and also helped us to impart knowledge for the same amongst our near and dear ones.

Hepatitis B Immunization Program

On 25thFebruary 2020, Dr. G. D. Pol Foundation’s Y. M. T Dental college’s department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery had organized a Hepatitis B Immunization Program on the occasion of OMFS Week. This noble initiative was executed by the staff of the department including the nurses and the post graduate students among others. Hepatitis B isone of the most communicable diseases which provides a constant threat to the dental professional. This is one of the reasons why the immunization drive received more than 300 registrations. Most students from all academic years received their first dose. Some students were administered their booster dose. The staff and post graduate students of other departments as well came forward and got their immunization doses. The doses were administered by the well-trained nurses of the department as well as DrRinku Karla and some post graduate students like DrJhanavi Modi.

OMFS DAY DRAWING COMPETITION FEB’ 2020

A drawing competition was arranged on account of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's Day and saw the participation of various participants from undergraduate, post graduate and staff categories. Participants enthusiastically took part and made wonderful paintings on the given topic -"Ill effects of Tobacco". The judges for the competition were the Dean of the institution -Dr.MeghanaVandekar and the director of GD Pol foundation Dr.Kavita Pol. Winners from each category were felicitated, after which the paintings were exhibited for display and purchase, revenue collected from which would go to the aid of cancer and terminally ill patients.

Street Play OMFS DAY Feb’ 2020

The event was well organized by the ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY department as a part of their OMFS day celebrations. Active participation from the undergraduate students & the staff was seen. The play witnessed multifarious audience which included OPD patients, localites& members from nearby social organization, teaching&non teaching staff of YMTDC, Ug &Pg students of the college & staff from Cipla pharmaceuticals. The play explained thegist of illeffects of tobacco not only on the individual using it but also on his kith & kin in an hilarious yet gavemanner. It was presented in marathi&hindi making it easily relatable to the audience. The play concluded by explaining the duties of oral surgeon & when to visit a oral surgeon. The play received humongous appreciation from the audience especially from the staff of OMFS department &a social worker from a nearby organization. This initiative from the OMFS department was definitely a successful attempt to spread awareness among both tobacco & non tobacco users about its ill effects & the role of oral surgeons in various treatment modalities pertaining to cure of oral cancer.

FUND RAISER FOR THE CANCER PATIENTS

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention-Oscar Wilde" Keeping this in mind, Dr GD Pol's YMT Dental College and Hospital, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, organised a charity on account of Oral and maxillofacial facial surgeon's day celebrations. The charity was organised by the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in association with a hospice organization aiming at providing specialized health care. Various students as well as teaching and non-teaching faculties came forward, making their small yet significant donation to the cause by means of monetary funds as well and wound dressing materials. The benefactions were collected over a period of one week and from all the revenue collected, the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery on behalf of the entire college, reached out to advanced and terminally ill cancer patients and extended support by contributing materials required for wound dressings. The materials were handed over to the organisation. “WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS".

BLS & SUTURING TECHNIQUES JULY 2019

The event was well organized by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dept. Lecture was arranged on BLS And Suturing Techniques. The lecture was given by Dr.Ananta Kulkarni.As Medical emergency can be encountered by any medical professional in their clinic or hospital, one should know how to handle. Hence it was of utmost importance to know, as much as possible, about this, so that we too can pass on correct information regarding it. The lecture held was very informative, covering all important aspects of it which included its cause, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and management. The lecture was followed by hands on workshop on suturing techniques which was attended the students.

‘OMFS CONCLAVE 2019’ BUSTING MYTHS & ESTABLISHING PROTOCOLS IN ORO-FACIAL INFECTIONS & ORO- FACIAL PAIN

The schedule of the program was as follows. It started with registration & breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Inauguration followed by Deepprajvalan ceremony was done. It was followed by a welcome speech for our esteemed speakers. Following tea break, Dr. Vijay Deshmukh (OMFS, Aurangabad) delivered a lecture on Oro- Facial Infections, after which there was Panel Discussion. Panel discussion was followed by lunch break at 1:00p.m. The post lunch session was then continued by Dr.Mohinish Bhatjiwale (Neurosurgeon ,Mumbai) on Oro- Facial pain followed by quiz activity for delegates. We hereby take extreme pleasure to inform you about the grand success of the event.

BLOOD DONATION & ORGAN DONATION FEB’ 2019

The event was well organized by the ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT as one of the extended programme of OMFS day. Dr. Shreyas Gupte, successfully organized a Blood Donation Camp and Organ Donation Awareness Campaign on the 14th of February, 2019. OMFS DAY was celebrated with pride and grandeur. The occasion was graced by the Dean Dr.MeghnaVandekar Mam and the Heads of the various Departments. The major highlight of the event was the unveiling of the Departmental goals and vision. The signing of the NO TOBACCO PLEDGE by the patients, staff (both auxiliary as well as teaching) and the staff was indeed a novel and a noble idea. The pledge was handed over to the dean of the institution. An excellent thought-provoking skit was performed by the PGs and interns. To commemorate the day an essay competition was organized on the topic "if I were an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon". It received excellent participation by the staff and the students. The department also conducted a blood donation. Truly a noble gesture!

THE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS FEB’ 2018

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, proudly celebrated The International Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Day on 13th february. Dr. Shreyas Gupte, successfully organised a Blood Donation Camp and Organ Donation Awareness Campaign on the 15th of February, 2018. The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons had celebrated its 50th year. To commemorate the occasion Department of OMFS had arranged a bike rally ,walkathon and adopted one petrol pump to create awareness on road safety and hazards of tobacco . All the 5 colleges from Navi Mumbai came together to YMTDC for a joint celebration. The event was a huge success.

BLOOD DONATION DRIVE FEB’2018

The event was well organized by the ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT as a part of OMFS day. Active participation from the undergraduate students & the staff was seen. Which included teaching & non-teaching staff of YMTDC, UG & PG students of the college. Total 90 registration took place out of which 23 people donated their blood. The event ended at 3:30 pm. This noble initiative will surely make huge change in the lives of needful.

CPR

The event was well organized by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dept. Lecture was arranged on CPR by American Heart Association. As Medical emergency can be encountered by any medical professional in their clinic or hospital, one should know how to handle. Hence it was of utmost importance to know, as much as possible, about this, so that we too can pass on correct information regarding it. The lecture held was very informative, covering all important aspects of it which included its cause, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and management. The lecture was followed by hands on workshop on CPR which was attended by the staff of the college and the students in large numbers. It raised our awareness on medical emergency, cleared all our misconceptions and also helped us to impart knowledge for the same amongst our near and dear ones.

MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Prof. Dr. Shreyas Gupte

Oral and maxillofacial Surgery by far is the only branch of dentistry, which I can say, goes beyond dentistry; treating diseases, injuries and defects involving both functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, neck and face region and is therefore rightfully called as the bridge between Dentistry and Medicine. It teaches all the students the basics of a surgical practice and helps them in understanding, managing and customizing dental treatment for the medically compromised patients. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of education.” – Martin Luther King. Jr. Therefore the vision set by me for my department is “Raising the standard and quality of patient care by integrating, uplifting and upgrading surgical knowledge and skill through research and instilling virtues like love, care and compassion towards mankind for creating humane surgeons to serve the society with highest ethical standards. In my career as a teacher and educator for past eighteen years I have seen more importance been given to rote learning than practicing the skills and have also seen a dwindling respect and bonding between patients and doctors. My Goal for the department is “Creating humane and skillful surgeons for a better tomorrow.” I am confident, with the support from the institution, my dedicated staff members and my students, I will be able to fulfill the goal and work towards the vision.

Infrastructure

The department boasts of UG and PG sections, Minor surgery room, Operation theatre facility, Day care and Inpatient facilities, state of art seminar room called “The Shushruta” and an excellent department library. Our department equipment is constantly upgraded with the latest machinery and instruments like the Piezo surgery unit and the new Boyle’s apparatus in the operation theatre.

Awards and Achievements

DR. THOMSON M. DCRUZ

DR. THOMSON M. DCRUZ, Senior Lecturer in the dept. of OMFS, YMTDC, have been accepted as a FELLOW by the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS, JAN’ 2021. IAOMS/ALACIBU NEXTGEN ONLINE CONFERENCE CONDUCTED BY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS accepted two posters for publication on the conference website; one as the Author and another one as Coauthor.

DR. THOMSON M. DCRUZ, Senior Lecturer in the dept. of OMFS, YMTDC, received the Research Excellence Award 2020 by the Institute of Scholars.

DR. HIRKANI ATTARADE

DR. HIRKANI ATTARADE, Reader in the dept. of OMFS, YMTDC, successfully completed the examination and achieved the INDIAN BOARD OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY fellow certification 2019 (FIBOMS)

Dr. HirkaniAttarde, Reader, as a Guest Speaker at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

DR. NIRALI JHAVERI M.D.S

Dr. JANHAVI MODI

Dr. Janhavi Modi Post Graduate Resident won SESSION BEST in E-Poster session on “Research And New Technologies” at the 44th Annual Conference of AOMSI, Bengaluru, Nov’ 2019

Dr. AMOL DUBEY

Dr. Amol Dubey secured Second Prize in Poster Presentation at the 5th MSC- AOMSI State Chapter Conference held at AFMC, Pune on 12thAugust,2019

Dr. MANASI BAVASKAR

Dr. Manasi Bavaskar secured First Prize in Poster Presentation at the 43rd AOMSI National Conference, Chennai on 10th October 2018

DR. KARISHMA MOTWANI

Dr. Karishma Motwani secured Second Prize in Poster Presentation at the 43rd AOMSI National Conference, Chennai on 10th October 2018

DR. SHREYAS GUPTE

Dr. Shreyas Gupte, Professor and HOD, as a Guest Speaker at Surgivista 2019, Terna Dental College, Navi Mumbai on 8th January,2019

Dr. Shreyas Gupte, Professor and HOD, with the organizing committee at MUHS State Level Research Conference 2019, Y.M.T. Dental College, Navi Mumbai

Dr. Shreyas Gupte, Head of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, as a Faculty Resource Person at AOMSI Master class 2019 for Post-Graduates at DY Patil Dental College, Navi Mumbai on 8th April,2019.

DR. SHEETAL KELKAR

Dr. Sheetal Kelkar, Lecturer, as a Delegate- Presented a Paper and chaired a Session on Aesthetic Surgery at 42nd AOMSI National Conference, Nagpur.