Govt. Dental College

 Calicut Medical College PO, Kerala, India - 673008.

Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty focusing on reconstructive surgery of the face, facial trauma surgery, the oral cavity, head and neck, mouth, and jaws, as well as facial cosmetic surgery. From its humble beginnings, this specialty has, over the last 150 years, advanced immensely in its scope, expertise and technical proficiency to establish itself as a true surgical specialty of orofacial region, being the bridge between the medical and dental specialities. The Post-graduate program MDS Oral and Maxillofacial surgery started in 1992 and the recognition of the PG courses was given in 1994. A wide range of surgical procedures and non surgical procedures are regularly performed by the department and an excellent trauma care set up with 24 hour duty is also functioning in the department for past three decades. The OMFS department is also an approved PhD centre of the Kerala University of Health Sciences since 2020. The department also regularly conducts various medical education programs in the form of symposiums, lectures, hands-on courses and webinars.

Major Cases Under General Anesthesia
• Major cases under General Anesthesia are performed by an expert team of faculty members in the Major Operation Theatre and Casualty Emergency Operation Theatre
• The Faculty members also participate in Interdisciplinary cases with other specialties such as Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Onco Surgery, ENT, Pediatric surgery and General Surgery.

1. Facial trauma surgery
2. Orthognathic Surgery
3. Facial cosmetic Surgery
4. Craniofacial Surgery
5. Correction of Congenital facial deformities
6. Head and Neck Oncosurgery
7. Oral and Dentoalveolar Surgery
8. Cleft lip and Palate Surgery
9. Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
10. TMJ surgery
11. Pre Prosthetic Surgery
12. Snoring and Sleep Apnea correction
13. Surgeries for Head and Neck Infections
14. Micro vascular Surgery
15. Surgeries for Facial Pain disorders
16. Laser Surgery

Minor Surgical Procedures
• Around 3000 minor oral surgery cases under local anesthesia and sedation, performed by the PG residents ,Senior residents and Undergraduates under the supervision and guidance by the senior faculty members

Minor Procedures:
• Surgical/Transalveolar Extraction
• Alveoloplasty
• Frenectomy
• Biopsy
• Incision and Drainage
• Cyst Enucleation and Marsupialization
• Curettage
• Apicectomy
• Operculectomy
• Excision of benign/small lesions
• Closed Reduction of Fractures
• Arch bar and Intermaxillary Fixation
• Plate removals
• Primary wound closure
• TMJ Arthrocentesis
• Sialolithotomy
• Implants
• Transplantation of tooth
• Dental wiring Procedures
• Laser procedures
• Cauterization
• Intra lesional Injections
• Foreign Body removal 

MDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – 3 seats per year (All seats are DCI recognized since 2015)
DORA – Dental Operating Room Assistance – 10 seats per year 

1. Laser
2. Maxillofacial Implant Kit
3. Distraction Osteogenesis Kit
4. Tmj Arthroscope
5. Surgical Microscope
6. Fiberoptic Light Source
7. Maxillofacial Trauma Kit
8. Cleft Lip And Palate Kit
9. Orthognathic Surgery Kit
10. Minor OT

  1. Dr.NS Rajeevan: 1989-1998
  2. Dr.Varghese Mani: 1998-1999
  3. Dr.Geetha: 1999-2000
  4. Dr.Thomas Joseph: 2000-2003
  5. Dr.Varghese Mani: 2003-2004
  6. Dr.Thomas Joseph: 2004-2008
  7. Dr.Soumithran CS: 2008-2016
  8. Dr.Ravindran Nair KS: 2016-2019
  9. Dr.Soumithran CS:2019 -2021

  The first Professor & Head of the Department, Late Dr. N. S. Rajeevan was instrumental in bringing the post-graduate programme to GDC, Kozhikode. He was DCI member and PG & UG Board member of various universities of India. He has also got numerous publications in National & International Journals.

  Dr Varghese Mani, Professor & Head of the Department was the president of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of India (AOMSI). He was also state AOMSI president and also have few text books in Oral Surgery to his credit. He has also conducted many National and State hands-on workshops.
  Dr Geetha is also former Professor & Head of Department and is a member of UG & PG board of many universities of Kerala. She is also having many publications in National & International journals.

  Dr Thomas Joseph, Professor & Head of Oral surgery was also the Vice-Priincipal of Govt. Dental College, Kozhikode. He was the state president of AOMSI. He was member of PG & UG boards of various universities of South India and he is also having numerous publications in National & International journals.

  Dr Soumithran C S, former Professor & Head of Oral Surgery is now the Principal of Govt. Dental College, Kozhikode. He was the Dean of Calicut University, PG & UG board member of various universities of Kerala. He has numerous publications to his credit and has conducted numerous CDEs and workshops. He is also a regular keynote speaker in various National & International Conferences.  

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