Department of Pedodontics and preventive dentistry, of BBD College of dental sciences was established in the year 2001. Situated on the third floor of the Dental College, it comprises of an undergraduate clinic, postgraduate clinic, preclinical area, minor OT and a specially designed play area for the child patients coming to the department. We not only provide the best of the diagnostic and treatment facilities to the children every effort is made to provide them with a friendly environment and instil a positive attitude towards dentistry.
Our Under Graduate (BDS) program starts with the preclinical Pedodontics lab in second year: to train the budding dentists before they enter the clinics. The third year and final year BDS students are trained through a strict and regular schedule of Lectures and clinical postings, in which they are required to finish the preclinical appliances and do the patient work.
Our Postgraduate (MDS) program commenced in the year 2008, with 3 seats, aimed to impart quality specialised training to the students. Along with their curriculum of Lectures, seminars and Preclinical exercise work and Clinical work all the post graduate students actively participate in our school dental health program.
Dental caries- by diet counseling, topical Fluorides and pit & fissure sealants.
Our department is equipped with state of the art facilities such as RVG along with the fully equipped and functional Minor OT: for minor surgical cases in children and adolescents. We also provide facilities of chair side conscious sedation for the management of uncooperative children and mentally challenged individuals. We also have a specially designed counseling room, equipped with audio-visual aids, for the parents and children.
We provide following treatment facilities to the children and adolescents (age 0 to 16 years) along with the mentally retarded individuals.
Preventive care for oro-dental diseases such as:
Orthodontic problems- by habit breaking appliances and space maintainers.
Dento-alveolar trauma and sports injury.
Prevention and treatment of oro-dental diseases in patients with special health care needs:
Medically compromised patients
Mentally retarded children & individuals
Surgical treatment of oral diseases.
Management of Dento-alveolar trauma.
Rehabilitation of cleft lip and palate children.
Management of Dental caries by latest restorative and endodontic materials and techniques.
Management of harmful oral habits and irregular teeth.
Infant oral health care.
Prevention and management of early childhood caries.
Management of uncooperative children using various means of behavior management.
Advanced facilities for treatment of uncooperative children under general anesthesia and conscious sedation.
Specially designed play area for children coming to our department
School dental health program with cooperation of 12 schools in Lucknow, comprising of regular educational, screening and treatment camps.
We have five ongoing research projects along with six Post graduate MDS theses. Our faculty members have 38 international and 76 national publications. Our faculty members have been invited as guest speakers in various CDE programs and national and international conferences and visiting faculty in International Universities. Our Head Prof. Shobha Tandon was felicitated by MCODS for her contribution to the growth of that institute. Our post graduates have also won best paper award in Forensic Odontology Conference in November 2010.