MDS in Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

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Pedodontics Preventive Dentistry

Overview

Our program is designed to train students in the clinical diagnosis and management of oral health problems in infants and children, even those with special health care needs, through their adolescence. Students are expected to be adapt in all facets of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, which includes analysis, critical evaluation, diagnosis and clinical application.

Objective

This program aims to prepare dental surgeons who can help the growth and development of a child in physical, mental and emotional intelligence and prevent oral diseases. Students are trained to work with ease on the stomatognathic system in conjunction with the entire body and to understand the etiology of oral diseases that commonly affects the children. This program emphasises the need for behaviour management in the dental treatment of these children. The specific aims are 

  1. To help students understand the growth and development of the stomatognathic system and overall aspects of the child.
  2. To enhance the understanding of the common oral diseases affecting the teeth and the supporting tissues of children through adolescent years, especially the etiology, clinical manifestations and differential diagnoses. 
  3. To evaluate treatment options and deliver them efficiently using evidence-based dentistry.
  4. To analyse the behaviour of children both in the clinical setup and outside in order to inculcate good dental behaviour.
  5. To train students in using instruments and techniques for various procedures for oral rehabilitation.
  6. To provide opportunities for a career in pediatric dentistry.

Highlights

  • Modular teaching

    All teaching learning delivery, including assessment, is defined for every module and as according to DCI requirements

  • Credit-based System

    Learning experience is measured using a credit system for transparency and clarity in the global platform

  • Importance to Formative Assessment

    Periodic assessment assists in both self-improvement and sets goals for achievement. It also helps in program evaluation and feedback for improvement

  • Focus on development of transferrable skills

    Importance is given to communication skills and leadership, which help in transferring learning to action in society

  • Research Focus

    Student research skills are honed and scientific curiosity nurtured, especially since evidence-based dentistry is the backbone of clinical practice

  • Uses application-based learning. 
  • Provides varied research opportunities.
  • Offers internship, training, and placement support with various worldwide universities and industries.
  • Includes expert guest lectures from varied institutions and industries. 
  • Ensures a group project and dissertation as output. 
  • Offers workshop, industry visits, group discussions and debates.
  • Classes in small batches to encourage in-depth learning

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation

Structure

Study Domains

  • PSTM

    Programme Specialisation Teaching Module

    Includes a vertical and horizontal integration of the topics of the specialty

  • RM

    Research module

    In addition to classes in Research Methodology, this is a module designed to teach how to conceptualise and execute a research project and disseminate research findings

  • FCM

    Faculty Common Modules

    Courses that add value for all round development of the dental specialist

  • EL

    Elective

    Includes training and a research project in an institution in India or abroad and a teacher training module

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Preclinical Phase

PGPEDO01 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Clinical photography

PGFCM01 Theory Practicals

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Basic and advanced life support

PGFCM02 Theory Practicals

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Personality Development and Soft Skills

PGFCM03

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Ethics and Professionalism

PGFCM04

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Research Methodology

PGRM01

2 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Basics – 1

PGPEDO02 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Short term project/Group project

PGRM02 Theory Practicals

6 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Basics – 2

PGPEDO03 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Teacher Training Module

PGEM01

1 Elective EL
Library Dissertation

PGRM03

4 Research module RM
Conference presentation

PGRM05

1 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 1

PGPEDO04 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Training in any other institution in India or Abroad

PGEM02 Theory Practicals

3 Elective EL
Dissertation

PGRM04 Theory Practicals

8 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 2

PGPEDO05 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Dissertation

PGRM04 Theory Practicals

10 Research module RM
Journal publication

PGRM06

1 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 3

PGPEDO06 Theory Practicals

20 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Programme specialisation Teaching Module (PSTM) 1 — 6

There are two components to this. Component 1 (Continuous Evaluation of Module CEM) for PSTM 1 – 6 includes theory assessment, assignment, clinical assessment, and viva voce.

Component 2 (Programme End Exam CEE) has a theory component, clinical component, pedagogy and viva voce.

Theory component

Part I

  • Paper I: (Applied Basic Sciences) Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Research Methodology, Biostatistics Growth and Development and Dental Plaque, and Genetics
  • A written exam at the end of the first year of 3‑hours

Part II

  • Paper I: Clinical Pedodontics
  • Paper II: Preventive and Community Dentistry as applied to Pediatric Dentistry
  • Paper-III : Descriptive and analysing type question
  • A written examination the end of the third year which consists of Paper I, Paper II, and Paper III, each of 3‑hours duration. Paper I and Paper II consist two long answer questions carrying 25 marks each and five questions carrying 10 marks each. Paper III involves answering 2 out of 3 essay questions carrying 50 marks, and questions are on recent advances.


Clinical Component

A structured clinical exam for different exercises will be assessed for 200 marks.

  • Case discussion and performing a paediatric restorative therapy (70 marks)
  • Case discussion and performing of paediatric endodontic therapy (70 marks)
  • Case discussion and performance of preventive or interceptive orthodontics (60 marks)

Pedagogy and Viva voce Component

A structured viva voce exam for 80 marks and pedagogy for 20 marks conducted during a clinical exam

Research, Faculty Common and Elective Modules

These modules will be assessed as per the norms as specified in the module specification. The assessment for these modules is through tests, presentations or any other method as specified in the module specification

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to be competent in academics and research in paedodontic practice and research in the specialty. 
  • Ability to extend an understanding of the principles and practice of orthodontics in conjunction with other dental and medical specialties. 
  • Ability to appraise and diagnose dental problems in children with clinical skills. 
  • Ability to work on armamentarium, radiographic procedures, and surgical techniques. 
  • Ability to critically analyse various treatment options, select the appropriate method based on evidence in literature and deliver it efficiently.
  • Ability to have a career in Paedodontic

Careers

  • Researcher

  • Specialist Dental Surgeon

  • Clinical Practice

  • Diagnostician

  • Pediatric Dentist

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidates must have a recognised degree of Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery awarded by a University or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council. The Candidate must have obtained a provisional or permanent registration and undergone compulsory rotatory internship for a year in an approved and recognised dental college

Application Process

Students seeking admissions are required to appear and qualify in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

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PGET Code: D10

All admissions are done through centralised common counselling by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). For details visit: www​.kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​p​g​e​t​2​0​1​9.htm

Foreign/​NRI students seeking admissions are also required to qualify NEET examination conducted on all India basis.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 10,71,800 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

  • The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the post-graduate training restricted to the dental college/​institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for post-graduate studies: Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as medical practitioner in his/​her own country from which he/​she has obtained his/​her basics dental qualification and that his/​her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority
  • Equivalence certificate by Association of Indian Universities
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

Students seeking admissions are required to appear and qualify in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

https://​nbe​.edu​.in,

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PGET Code: D10

All admissions are done through centralised common counselling by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). For details visit: www​.kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​p​g​e​t​2​0​1​9.htm

Foreign/​NRI students seeking admissions are also required to qualify NEET examination conducted on all India basis.

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

Not applicable

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Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
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