Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.

Pediatric Dentistry comprehends all dental techniques and skills contrived and adapted to requirements of infants, children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs. By being an age-specific specialty, pediatric dentistry concentrates on behavior guidance, care of patients with medical conditions and physical and developmental disabilities, supervision of orofacial growth and development, caries prevention, sedation, pharmacological management, and hospital dentistry, as well as other traditional fields of dentistry. Our aim is to maintain positive dental health of the children through prevention, involvement of the community and through other necessary measures to achieve this objective.

Our significant treatments includes LASER, Myofunctional Appliances, Conscious Sedation and Full Mouth Rehabilitation under General Anesthesia.

Head of the Department:
Dr. Saravana Kumar, M.D.S, Professor and Head
BDS: Thai Mookambigai Dental College, Chennai
MDS: College of Dental Sciences, Davangere

Prof. Dr. Saravanakumar is the first person in India to have started tongue tie release practice for newborns using LASERS. His vision and mission for tongue tie started during his post-graduation in 2004. He has completed standard of proficiency and advance proficiency in LASERS. He is also the first person to initiate LASER assisted pediatric dentistry (LAP-D). He has mentored various practitioners around the world in countries like Srilanka, Myanmar, Dubai and Nepal. His recent achievements includes Fellowship in International Association of Pediatric Dentistry in 2023. He has received the Pioneer in Tongue-tie Breastfeeding Support Award in 2023.

S.No. Faculty Name Designation
1Dr. M.S. Saravana KumarProfessor & HOD
2Dr. Ditto SharminProfessor
3Dr. Kota Bala Chaitanya PrasadReader
4Dr. Lakshmikumari Reader
5Dr. P.S. KrithikaSenior Lecturer
6Dr. Annat VargheseSenior Lecturer
7Dr. K.M. Kiran MaliniSenior Lecturer
8Dr. Elamathi RLecturer

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