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