Department of Periodontology & Oral Implantology enjoys its rightful place of pride as dentistry has evolved to a multidisciplinary approach to patient management. In contemporary dentistry Periodontics is called upon not only to treat periodontal problems like gingivitis and periodontitits , but to facilitate and make possible treatment in allied disciplines of Prosthodontics, Orthodontics and Endodontics to name a few.
The department of Periodontology & Implantology is committed to academic excellence, high quality oral health care delivery and oral disease prevention. The dept encourages research & innovation in dental health care delivery. It provides opportunities for concentrated learning and experience in clinical speciality of Periodontics & oral implantology as well as interdisciplinary dentistry.
This programme provides lectures, seminars, clinical experience and clinical teaching in the 3rd and final year of the undergraduate curriculum. Students are exposed to a wide range of patients with periodontal problems and all students get extensive clinical experience in nonsurgical periodontal procedures along with observation and assistance in surgical periodontal procedures. Research is promoted through collaborating with ongoing institutional research projects.
The postgraduate course in the department trains the student to have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the periodontal diseases along with the current treatment protocols. The department has state of the art equipment’s required for a world class delivery of treatment of periodontal disease.
The PG student is trained to perform different of periodontal surgical procedures under meticulous guidance from faculty members. The PG students perform academic activities through seminars, journal clubs, case presentations, case discussions and interdisciplinary case management.
Under its aegis the department conducts Fellowship programmes in Oral Implantology (FOI), Fellowship in Laser Dentistry (FLD), Fellowship in Advanced Implantology (FAI). These programmes are conducted by experienced mentors with contact learning didactics, hands on and patient centric approach of 1year duration.
Dept. Of Periodontology YMTDC, hosted Periospectrum a CDE programme on various aspects of periodontics for general practioners & Interns on 2nd April 2016. There were lectures on Implants , lasers and scope of Periodontology by eminent speakers. A role play was performed wherein an overview of periodontal problems was portrayed.The organising team was headed by organising chairman Dr.B.M.Bhusari & Dr.A.Kumarswamy.
One of the most challenging aspects in dentistry is the management of pink aesthetics and delivering predictable results while manipulating soft tissues. The post graduates of the department of periodontics underwent a one day training for the soft tissue management with Hands on performed on goat jaws. The one day programme was conducted by Dr Amit Benjamin which started with a lecture on the various modalities In practice for soft tissue management. Later a hands on was performed on goats jaw for certain techniques like free gingival graft, subepithelial connective tissue graft, laterally repositioned graft and so on.
Dept. Of Periodontology YMTDC, hosted PERIOVOGUE ISP UNDERGRADUATE CONVENTION,on 15th & 16th March 2019. The 2 day convention had participation of 233 undergraduates from various parts of the country. There were lectures on Implants , lasers and scope of Periodontology by eminent speakers. Hands on sessions were also conducted on implants and lasers.Various competitions like paper presentations, poster presentation, quiz and green ideas were also organized. A DJ and banquet evening and a tour of Mumbai city was conducted for all the delegates. The event was attended by the office bearers of the ISP, president Dr. Anil Melath, secretary Dr.Abhay Kolte, and ex presidents Dr. Nitin Dani, Dr. Dilip Pol and MUHS member Dr.Maya Indurkar. The organising team was headed by organising chairman Dr. Kavita Pol ,Dr.Amit Benjamin as the organising secretary and Dr.Asha Prabhu as the chief advisor.
The Department of Periodontology , YMT Dental College hosted “ PERIO CONSORT – Interdisciplinary Periodontics” as a part of Indian Society of Periodontology’s observance of World Oral Health awareness through interdisciplinary approach.The case based learning session entailed interdisciplinary treatment intervention of Department of Periodontology, Orthodontics, Endodontics & Conservative dentistry and Prosthodontics.The interdisciplinary approach by case based learning was introduced by Dr. Amit Benjamin, Professor, Dept .of Periodontology. The orientation towards managing a case by analysis and intervention at various levels of treatment was explained by consideration of salient features of the periodontium. Treatment considerations in Orthodontics with interdisciplinary periodontics was introduced by Dr. Meghna Vandekar , Dean , Professor & HOD , Dept of Orthodontics. Treatment considerations in Endodontics and Conservative dentistry with interdisciplinary periodontics was taken up by Dr. Vibha Hegde,Professor and HOD, Dept of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry. Treatment considerations in prosthodontics with interdisciplinary periodontics was done by Dr. Saloni Mistry, Professor and HOD, Department of Prosthodontics. Approaches for enhanced oral hygiene maintenance were also elaborated upon by Dept.of Periodontology. The programme was well received and appreciated by the staff and the students.
Department of Periodontology ,YMTDC in association with Indian Society of Periodontology and Listerine hosted a CDE programme for the undergraduate students and interns on " Current opinion in biofilms management: redefining prevention, redesigning lifestyle. " The speakers Dr. Amit Benjamin and Dr.Asha Prabhu spoke about the importance of oral hygiene maintenance and the protocols for plaque prevention. A very informative lecture for the budding dentists.
Implant dentistry has become the shining light in the field of dentistry in the recent years. In order to acquaint our postgraduates with newer developments and systems in Oral Implantology, the Department of Periodontology, under the guidance of Dr Amit Benjamin, organized a hands- on course on the 12th of December 2019 . The postgraduates from the departments of Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery underwent the lecture and hands on course on the Bioline Implant system. This one day program started with a lecture by Dr Amit Benjamin on Basics of Implantology followed by the introduction to the Bioline Implant system. Hands on was conducted by Dr Amit Benjamin and Dr Karthik Balasubramanian for all the participants4
The Department of Periodontology at YMTDC organized a One day CDE programme on "LASERS- A PARADIGM SHIFT" on 19th December 2019. The programme included didactics , live surgery relay and hands on course. The CDE programme had huge participation from interns not only from YMT dental college but also from other colleges in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai region.The programme was held under the able guidance of Dean Dr. Meghna Vandekar, Director Dr Kavita Pol and Dr Amit Benjamin, Professor and HOD of Periodontology along with the staff members of the department.
The Department of Periodontology and Implantology takes pride in patient centred care for the community. The compassionate dental care is provided in a cutting edge , educational setting with reduced treatment costs to the patient. Patient care is always our foremost concern as we educate and train our talented students under supervision of experienced faculty. The postgraduate students offer advanced and specialised services to ensure they practice one of the best evidence based treatment protocols. The department ensures continuing education on a regular basis for skill acquisition and upgradation. The well motivated faculty and enthusiastic students form the backbone of the wholesoime patient experience in the dept.
Dr.Amit Benjamin – Got accredited to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry AAID Dr.Kavita Pol - Was elected as the senate member of MUHS Nashik
Dr.Sachin Gaikwad was awarded At The 44th Indian Society of Periodontology,National Conference 2019 Bengaluru.He presented his paper on his thesis done at the College.He won the 1st Prize for Best Dissertation at Annual National Conference.