Govt. Dental College

 Calicut Medical College PO, Kerala, India - 673008.

Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

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The Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry is an organization whose primary objective is to promote the oral health of infants, children, adolescents and children with special health care needs.This Department in our college was established in the year 1982. The Post graduation course was started in 2005. Oral health problems of children from newborns up to the age group of 13 years are managed and are treated in the department. Despite the largest number of cases in the north Malabar of Kerala reporting in our daily OPD, we are successfully providing the most advanced and standard treatment care for the patients. We have extended the wide range of treatment facilities in Pediatric endodontics, Pediatric orthodontics, and oral surgical procedures and we update the latest treatment modalities on a regular basis. Our department represents the only institution in the specialty for achieving a high and ethical standard of practice, promotion of education, and research in Pediatric dentistry in Calicut.

The department balances teaching, patient care and professional service activities. Our teaching mission is broad in scope. The department's faculty is involved in didactic preclinical, clinical, continuing education, teaching, training and research activities. Several members of the faculty have received teaching and research awards. Scholarly activity includes numerous presentations and continuing education courses, and abstracts and articles published in indexed journals.

1) Restorative Treatments- Conventional and newer minimally invasive treatments
2) Preventive dental procedures
3) Pediatric endodontics-using newer agents and instruments (hand and rotary)
Including regeneration and revascularization procedures
4) Pediatric Crowns – zirconia, Kudos, strip and SS crowns
5) Prosthetic rehabilitation – post core crowns , dentures , obturators
6) Interceptive orthodontic- orthopedic & myofunctional appliances, space regainers , habit correction appliances and minor orthodontic treatments.
7) Preventive orthodontics - Fixed and removable Space maintainers
8) Fixed Orthodontic Treatment- 2X4, Sectional Fixed , FAT in selective cases
9) Surgical Procedures– major and minor

10) Treatment using conscious sedation unit. Here the cooperative or potentially co-operative natured patient is consciously sedated and is given full conventional and advanced dental treatment..
11) Full mouth dental treatments under General anesthesia for physically/mentally challenged children and also minor surgical procedures under GA.
12) Treatment for special children
-Cleft lip and cleft palate patients(feeding plate, nasoalveolar moulding, obturators), syndromic , differently abled and medically compromised conditions. 

• Intra oral scanner
• Soft tissue laser
• Radiovisiograghy  

  1. Dr. E. Ramakrishnan
  2. Dr. N. Retnakumari
  3. Dr. Sheela Sreedharan
  4. Dr. Kannan Vadakkepurayil

• James J, Retnakumari N, Vadakkepurayil K, Thekkeveetil AK, Tom A. Effectiveness of Aromatherapy and Music Distraction in Managing Pediatric Dental Anxiety: A Comparative Study. Int J ClinPediatr Dent. 2021 Mar-Apr;14(2):249-253.
• Santhakumar M, Vidhya R. An assessment of the efficacy of clinical skills simulation using standardized patient in teaching behavior management and modification skills in Pediatric Dentistry to dental undergraduate students: A double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent. 2021 Jan-Mar;39(1):90-94. doi: 10.4103/jisppd.jisppd_504_20. PMID: 33885394.
• Dr.Divya.K.S, Dr Kannan Vadakkepurayil, “Practices Adopted to Prevent Dental Illness and Perceived for Dental care among Parents and caregivers of 6-12 Year Old Children in Kozhikode City during Covid-19 Pandemic – An Online Survey ”, IJDSIR , Nov- 2020;3(6):79-87
• Mathew SR, Narayanan RK, Vadekkepurayil K, et al. One-year Clinical Evaluation of Retention Ability and Anticaries Effect of a Glass Ionomer-based and a Resin-based Fissure Sealant on Permanent First Molars: An In Vivo Study. Int J ClinPediatr Dent 2019;12(6):553-559.
• Paikkatt JV, Aslam S, Sreedharan S, Philomina B, Kannan VP, Madhu S. Efficacy of various intracanal medicaments against aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganism found in human primary teeth with necrotic pulp: A randomized clinical trial. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent. 2018 Jul-Sep;36(3):268-272.
• Santhakumar M, Yayathi S, Retnakumari N. A clinicoradiographic comparison of the effects of platelet-rich fibrin gel and platelet-rich fibrin membrane as scaffolds in the apexification treatment of young permanent teeth. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent. 2018 Jan-Mar;36(1):65-70.
• Paikkatt JV, Sreedharan S, Philomina B, Kannan VP, Santhakumar M, Kumar A. T.V Efficacy of Various Intracanal Medicaments in Human Primary Teeth with Necrotic Pulp against Candida Biofilms: An in vivo Study. Int J ClinPediatr Dent. 2017 Jan-Mar;10(1):45-48.
• Narayanan RK, Jeseem MT, Kumar A.T.V Prevalence of Malocclusion among 10-12-year-old Schoolchildren in Kozhikode District, Kerala: An Epidemiological Study. Int J ClinPediatr Dent. 2016 Jan-Mar;9(1):50-5.
• Retnakumari N, Varghese M, Kannan VP. Christ Siemens Touraine syndrome: A rare case report. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent. 2016 Apr-Jun;34(2):185-8.
• Sundaram D, Narayanan RK, Vadakkepurayil K. A Comparative Evaluation on Antimicrobial Effect of Honey, Neem Leaf Extract and Sodium Hypochlorite as IntracanalIrrigant: An Ex-Vivo Study. J ClinDiagn Res. 2016 Aug;10(8): ZC88-91.
• James J, Thekkeveetil AK, Vadakkepurayil K. Oral Manifestations of Job's Syndrome in a Paediatric Dental Patient - A Case Report. J ClinDiagn Res. 2016 Nov;10(11): ZD04-ZD05
• Goyal PA, Kumari R, Kannan VP, Madhu S. Efficacy and tolerance of papain gel with conventional drilling method: a clinico-microbiological study. J ClinPediatr Dent. 2015 Winter;39(2):109-12.
• Rathi AR, Kumari NR, Vadakkepuriyal K, Santhkumar M. Treatment of skeletal class III malocclusion using face mask therapy with alternate rapid maxillary expansion and constriction (Alt-RAMEC) protocol. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent. 2015 Oct-Dec;33(4):341-3.
• Madhu S. Preformed stainless steel crown in special conditions in adults: Two case reports. Indian J Dent Res. 2015 Jul-Aug;26(4):435-8.
• Madhu S. Early eruption of permanent canines. Indian J Dent Res. 2012 May-Jun;23(3):428-30.
• Premalatha, Kannan VP; Madhu. Apert syndrome. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent. 2010 Oct-Dec;28(4):322-5.
• Paikkatt VJ, Sreedharan S, Kannan VP. Unicysticameloblastoma of the maxilla: a case report. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent. 2007 Apr-Jun;25(2):106-10.
• Madhu S, Hegde AM, Munshi AK. The developmental stages of the middle phalanx of the third finger (MP3): a sole indicator in assessing the skeletal maturity? J ClinPediatr Dent. 2003 Winter;27(2):149-56
• MadhuS .Finger radiographs for skeletal maturity assessmentDental abstracts-Mosby year book July-August 2003.48(4);179 

- Dr. Anupam Kumar T .V a senior member in PG Board in Calicut and Kerala University of health sciences since 2021.
- Dr. Anupam Kumar T .V has been approved as PhD guide by KUHS.
- Dr. Madhu.S secured Ist rank in Certificate course in clinical skill simulation, KUHS , 23/10/2019
- Dr. Madhu.S qualified as PhD Scholar under KUHS on 25/04/2019
- Our department is recognized as PhD centre on 04/6/2015
- Our department conducted CDE on (i) Presurgical nasoalveolar moulding and surgical Management of cleft lip and palate and (ii) Interceptive orthodontics
- Dr. Madhu.S achieved best paper award in 40th annual conference of ISPPD at Nagpur
- Dr.Anu Abraham secured 3rd prize in poster presentation on Avulsion conducted by Association of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry in 2020
- Dr. Vidhya.R was awarded 2nd prize for Poster presentation on Bioesthetic restoration in 13th National Pedo PG Convention Feb 2016.
- Dr. Shijineed.T.K was awarded 2nd prize for Poster presentation on Bioesthetic restoration in 13th National Pedo PG Convention Feb 2016
- Dr. Kannan Vadakkepurayil served as the advisor of annual conference of ISPPD at Le Meridian Kochi on 20-22nd October 2016
- Dr. Vidhya.R received 1nd prize for E-Poster presentation 0n MTA BIODENTIN CALCIUM ENRICHED MIXTURE INHEREVT VERSATILITIES in 1st PG Convention of Kerala Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry on Feb 2015 at Thiruvalla.
- Dr. Vidhya.R achieved the BEST POSTER AWARD 36th Annual Conference of ISPPD held at Lucknow Oct 2014. 

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