Department of Paedodontic & Preventive Dentistry CDE – 2017
The department of Paedodontic & Preventive Dentistry conducted a CDE programme- Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries in young Permanent Teeth: Guidelines & Beyond. The programme was supported by International Association of Dental Traumatology. The guest speakers Dr Nitesh Tewari & Dr Ashish Saxena delivered beautiful lectures & enlightened the audience. This occasion was graced by eminent personalities- Shri Vishwa Mohan Ji, Shri Mahendra Bhandari Ji, Dr Rajesh B Dhirawani & Dr Akhilesh Pandy. The programme was highly appreciated by the delegates participating in lectures as well as hands on.
Scientific Meetings Since June 2016
July-2016: The scientific meeting for the month of July 2016 was organised on 21st July 2016.
Speaker: Dr. Indraj Arora, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Topic: Tooth for a Tooth.
The goal of dentistry is to replace missing teeth to restore masticatory function and aesthetics. Autogenous tooth transplantation or auto transplantation is the surgical transplantation of vital or endodontically treated tooth from its original location in the mouth to another site of same individual. The successful auto transplantation of the third molar was initially reported by Fong in 1953. Auto transplantation is feasible fast and economic option for the treatment of non-salvageable teeth when a suitable donor tooth is available. The outcome of this procedure depends on careful case selection and an understanding of biological principles. As with other organ transplantation there is no problem of paucity or availability of tooth which has to be transferred at functional area. Success rates reported in studies vary considerably, ranging from 74-100% for transplantation of third molars. The prognosis of auto transplantation is generally good not only because of the greater probability of tooth integration in the alveolus, but also due to lack of any histocompatibility problem.
June-2016: The scientific meeting for the month of June 2016 was organised on 9th June 2016.
Speaker: Dr. Pragya Trivedi, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Topic: A study of iatrogenic damage to adjacent teeth during crown and bridge preparation.
Fixed prosthodontics is a major component of restorative dentistry. The guiding principle in medical ethics is “to cause no harm”, which raises a controversial question on crown preparations when we consider iatrogenic damage to adjacent tooth surfaces. The Oxford dictionary defines iatrogenic damage to be those that are “caused by examination or treatment”. This topic is not commonly discussed as it is difficult for health care professionals to accept that unnecessary harm can happen to patients during a routine procedure such as a cavity or crown preparations. In dentistry, the risk of iatrogenic damage during restorative procedures is high due to the fact that high-speed cutting instruments are used with indirect vision and teeth are in close contact. Breaking through the contact points is when iatrogenic damage is most likely to happen. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and extent of iatrogenic damages associated with crown and bridge preparations, reported among the post graduate dental students of Madhya Pradesh state.