The field of prosthodontics aims not only at restoring and replacing the missing teeth and oro-facial structures but also meticulously preserves the health of hard and soft tissues so as to provide better quality of life to patients.
The department of Prosthodontics & crown and bridge at FDS educates and trains both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition to providing a strong theoretical foundation, the department guides students through their phases of pre-clinical and clinical training. The staff to student ratio in the department is 1:6 for undergraduate students and 2:5 for postgraduate students. This ensures sufficient attention and supervision of the students by experienced and efficient faculty members.
During the pre-clinical phase, students are taught to manipulate various dental materials, fabricate complete dentures, design cast partial dentures and perform tooth preparations. The undergraduate students also learn by assisting faculty members and postgraduates during clinical procedures. The clinical phase includes training the students to treat patients requiring complete or partial removable and fixed prosthesis, full mouth rehabilitations, surgical implant placement and restorations, intra-oral and extra-oral maxillofacial prosthesis, splints and treatment of patients with temporomandibular joint disorders.
Additionally, students are also involved in the outreach activities of the department. The students have postings in rural centers and also participate in denture camps. One of the Key project is “Danta Bhagya” a scheme in agreement with the department of Health and Family Welfare of government of Karnataka. In this scheme free dentures are provided to elderly people who come under below poverty line (BPL) category