Oral Medicine and Radiology

Department Overview

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology is unique in that it combines Oral Medicine and Radiology. It sits at the interface between dentistry and medicine. It is a specialist clinical area of care for treating head and neck medical diseases. In some instances, mouth symptoms and signs reflect problems only in the mouth. However, in some cases mouth symptoms can suggest a connection with disease or problems in other parts of the body and it is the Oral Medicine specialist who can best decide what tests or investigations are needed in these situations. Conditions managed in Oral Medicine are often chronic and may have a significant psychological, as well as physical impact on the patient’s quality of life. Some of these conditions also involve other diseases in the body, and in these cases the oral medicine specialist works as part of a multi-disciplinary patient care team.

Oral Medicine is involved in patient care, teaching and research involving diagnosis and nonsurgical management of diseases of the orofacial complex and systemic and behavioral disorders that impact oral health, including:

  • Orofacial pain, including temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Mucosal diseases
  • Oral cancer and complications of cancer therapy
  • Dental care for medically compromised patients
  • Neurosensory and motor disorders
  • Salivary dysfunction
  • Oral complications of systemic illnesses
  • Craniofacial imaging and other diagnostics

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology deals with the acquisition and interpretation of radiographic imaging studies performed for diagnosis of treatment guidance for conditions affecting the maxillofacial region. Specialization in OMR requires the completion of three year course in the specialty in a Dental Council of India recognized institution. Training includes a thorough knowledge on techniques and interpretation for conventional as well as advanced maxillofacial imaging like Cone Beam Computed Tomography.

Faculty

1. DR.DEEPA DAS

DR.DEEPA DAS
Designation
PROFESSOR AND HEAD
Total Experience In Years
18 YRS 8 MONTH
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
GOVERNMENT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, TRIVANDRUM 1997
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
GOVERNMENT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL TRIVANDRUM 2001
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 28
INTERNATIONAL: 08

2. DR. AMITA NAVALKAR

DR. AMITA NAVALKAR
Designation
PROFESSOR
Total Experience In Years
20 YRS AND 7 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
DY PATIL DENATL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, MUMBAI 1996
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
KLE’S DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 1999
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 10
INTERNATIONAL: 03

3. DR. BHAKTI PATILSOMAN

DR. BHAKTI PATILSOMAN
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
7 YRS 8 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2007
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
BAPUJI DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2013
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 18
INTERNATIONAL: 11

4. DR. BHAGYASHREE PURANDARE

4.	DR. BHAGYASHREE PURANDARE
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
5YRS 3 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
TATYASAHEB KORE DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2008
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL; COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2014
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 06
INTERNATIONAL: 02

5. DR. PRATIK MALUSARE

DR. PRATIK MALUSARE
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
3YR 8 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
PANDIT DEENDAYAL UPADHYAY DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2012
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2016
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 09
INTERNATIONAL: 10

6. DR. NALINI TOMAR

DR. NALINI TOMAR
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
2 YEARS 7 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MAHARANA PRATAP COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY AND RESEARCH CENTRE 2014
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MODERN DENTAL AND RESEARCH CENTRE 2018
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 03
INTERNATIONAL: 05

7. DR. SAVITA DESAI

DR. SAVITA DESAI
Designation
TUTOR
Total Experience In Years
22 YEARS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
SHARAD PAWAR DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 1996

8. DR. SUBHASHINI KARIMENI

DR. SUBHASHINI KARIMENI
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
4 YRS 5 MONTHS
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
GOVERNMENT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL ANDHRA PRADESH 1999

9. DR. ANUJA ASHUTOSH KAKADE

DR. ANUJA ASHUTOSH KAKADE
Designation
LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
1 MONTH
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
SINHGAD DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, PUNE YEAR OF PASSING – 2015
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Y.M.T. DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, KHARGHAR, NAVI MUMBAI YEAR OF PASSING – 2019
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 02
INTERNATIONAL: 0

Gallery

NATIONAL BDS STUDENTS CONVENTION OF IAOMR,MAHARASHTRA

National BDS students convention of IAOMR,Maharshtra was organised at G.D.POL foundations YMT dental college and hospital by the department of oral medicine and rdiology on 14 and 15 September 2017 with 385 registrations from all over India. Deliberations from stalwarts in the field of oral medicine and radiology and e posters from students and interns.

BASIC WORKSHOP IN MEDICAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHERS TRAINING PROGRAM

Conducted at YMT dental college and hospital, from 7 th to 9th Feb 2018 series of lectures were delivered by MUHS approved speakers. Participants were made to fill pretest forms as well as posttest forms. Comparative analysis of pre and post test scores revealed better performance of the participants in the post test participants were made to fill feedback evaluation forms at the end of all three days.

INAUGURATION OF THE CBCT MACHINE 3D MAXILLOFACIAL IMAGING CENTRE

CBCT machine was inaugurated by muhs vice chancellor, DR. Deelip Mhaisekar on 1st august 2018.

CDE : “ CBCT : ADDING A NEW DIMENSION TO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE”

The department of OMDR conducted a CDE and hands on course on “CBCT : adding a new dimension to your clinical practice” on 25th October 2018. The program was attended by over 95 participants. The participants were enthralled with lectures on topics such as basic introduction to cbct, its application in various disciplines of dentistry, understanding the normal anatomy and the software used to assess the images by Dr.Deepa Das ,Dr.Bhakti Patilsoman, Dr.Pratik.Malusarethe participants were also trained hands on to use the software and study the multiplanar DICOM images. A sincere thanks to our patrons, Dr. G D POL, Dr.Kavita Pol, and dean Dr.Meghna Vandekar for their support and encouragement in making this event a success.

NATIONAL TRIPLE O SYMPOSIUM 2019

The department of oral medicine and radiology, dr. G.D. Pol foundation’s YMT Dental college and hospital, organized and conducted a lecture, demonstration and hands-on workshop on,” disclusion time reduction (DTR) in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders”, on 5th December 2019. Dr. Varun Kunte, a renowned oral diagnostician and maxillofacial radiologist with special interest in diagnosing and managing temporomandibular joint disorders was the guest speaker for the day.

BASICS & INTERPRETATION OF CT & MRI IMAGING

The department of oral medicine & radiology organized an online scientific lecture of 18th April ,2021 on the topic “basics & interpretation of CT & MRI imaging”. Dr.Amit Mhapuskar, professor & HOD, dept of OMDR, bvpdc, Pune spoke on MRI machine, the physics ,its application and interpretation. He spoke on MRI imaging of the tmj at length. he concluded with recent advances in MRI scanning including functional MR imaging and fusion imaging. The second speaker was dr. Easwaran Ramaswami, associate professor & HOD dept of OMDR, GDCH, Mumbai. He spoke about CT imaging, its application, advantages, limitations and interpretation. Clinical and radiological correlation of different pathologies in the maxillofacial region were illustrated.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY #BreakTheBias
#YMTDCUPATES #drgdpolfoundation

"A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman...but the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult..."
Hence this year under the international hashtag #BreakTheBias, YMTDC and Student's Council celebrated the phenomenal women of today.
Under the patronage of Dr G.D Pol, Director Dr Kavita Pol, Dean Dr. Meghna Vandekar and Organizing Chairperson Dr Deepa Das, YMT Dental College and Hospital and Students Council organized a festive event for fulfilling the motto #BreakTheBias.
This year the department of Oral Medicine and Radiology took it in their stride to organize a festive mela to showcase the entrepreneurs of our college.
Our esteemed Dean Dr Meghna Vandekar visited the various stalls and spoke words of encouragement and appreciation to our entrepreneurs.
Participation certificates were presented to all our enthusiastic entrepreneurs for making this event a grand success.
With this year's motto being #BreakTheBias, we at YMT Dental College strive to make this motto into an acceptable reality of encouraging our young enterprising entrepreneurs and making this motto into a reality.

MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Dr. Deepa Das

The specialty of Oral Medicine and Radiology has taken a new shape during the recent years. The department reflects the progress of the specialty in itself beginning from the conventional investigation and treatment modalities to most advanced digital radiographic units. Dr. Deepa Das currently serves as Professor and Head in the department of Oral Medicine and Radiology. She has obtained her graduation in dentistry from Government Dental College and Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr Deepa has published widely in the academic literature and has 25 national and 3 international publications to her credit. she was awarded the best scientific papers at National and state level for her pioneering research papers on the efficacy of Curcumin in oral submucous fibrosis.she has been training undergraduates from 2002 and postgraduates from 2010. She is a receiver of many scientific journals.She is a life member of the Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & radiology (IAOMR). Her key interests include Tobacco induced oral lesions and Tobacco cessation. She works towards improving public awareness on the hazards of tobacco and early detection of oral potentially malignant disorders.

Infrastructure

ORAL MEDICINE SECTION

OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT
BIOPSY ROOM
TOBACCO CESSATION CENTER

ORAL RADIOLOGY SECTION

OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT
BIOPSY ROOM
TOBACCO CESSATION CENTER
TOBACCO CESSATION CENTER

Awards and Achievements

DR DEEPA DAS

  1. GUEST SPEAKER AT GOVERNMENT DENTAL COLLEGE ,MUMBAI FOR RADIOLOGY FESTIVAL, IN 2016.
  2. FACULTY SPEAKER FOR MUHS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP IN YMT DENTAL COLLEGE, 2015-2018 ON “EVALUATION OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST”.
  3. FACULTY SPEAKER FOR ORAL IMPLANTOLOGY FELLOWSHIP UNDER MUHS ON IMAGEOLOGY IN IMPLANTOLOGY”
  4. FACULTY SPEAKER FOR WORKSHOP ON “CBCT ADDINGTHIRD DIMENSIONTO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE”
  5. ORGANISED AND WAS TREASURER FOR NATIONAL BDS CONVENTION OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF ORAL MEDICNE AND RADIOLOGY, MAHARASHTRA,IN SEPTEMBER 2017.
  6. CHAIRPERSON REGISTRATION COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL TRIPLE O CONFERENCE IN NAIR DENTAL COLLEGE, MUMBAI IN MARCH 2019
  7. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON FOR MUHS STATE LEVEL RESEARCH CONFERENCE IN JANUARY 2019
  8. HSET UNIT HEAD IN YMT DENTAL COLLEGE

DR.AMITA NAVALKAR

  1. ORGANISED AND WAS TREASURER FOR NATIONAL BDS CONVENTION OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF ORAL MEDICNE AND RADIOLOGY, MAHARASHTRA,IN SEPTEMBER 2017
  2. CHAIRPERSON REGISTRATION COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL TRIPLE O CONFERENCE IN NAIR DENTAL COLLEGE, MUMBAI IN MARCH 2019

DR. BHAKTI PATILSOMAN

  1. SPEAKER AT ALKYL AMINES INDUSTRIES LIMITED ON ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS.
  2. SPEAKER ON “ CBCT ADDING THIRD DIMENSION TO YOUR PRACTISE” AT PANVEL DENTAL ASSOCIATION IN 2018.
  3. SPEAKER ON “ CBCT :ADDING A NEW DIMENSION TO YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE”
  4. ORGANISED AND SCIENTIFIC MEMBER FOR NATIONAL BDS CONVENTION OF IAOMR,MAHARASHTRA,2018.
  5. MEMBER OF HSET COMMITTEE UNDER MUHS
  6. ORGANSIED AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBER IN MUHS STATE LEVEL RESEARCH CONFERENCE,2018.
  7. NATIONAL BDS CONVENTION OF IAOMR,MAHARASHTRA
    POSITION : SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING MEMBER
  8. TRIPLE OOO NATIONAL SYMPOIUM 2018
    POSITION : PUBLISHING COMMITTEE.
  9. MUHS STATE LEVEL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018
    POSITION : SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBER.

DR.PRATIK MALUSARE

  1. SPEAKER ON CBCT WORKSHOP CONDUCTED AT DR. G. D. POL FOUNDATION’S Y.M.T DENTAL COLLEGE , KHARGHAR 2018.
  2. 2. REGISTRATION COMMITTEE AT XVII TRIPLE O SYMPOSIUM CONDUCTED AT NAIR DENTAL COLLEGE ,MUMBAI ON 15TH-17 MARCH 2019.

DR.NALINI TOMAR

  1. REGISTRATION COMMITTEE AT XVII TRIPLE O SYMPOSIUM CONDUCTED AT NAIR DENTAL COLLEGE ,MUMBAI ON 15TH-17 MARCH 2019.