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Student Curriculum - III BDS ABD IV BDS Part – I

Oral Medicine and Radiology

Teaching Hours: Theory:65 Hours, Practicals: 110 Hours

Oral Medicine

Theory

III Year : 21 Hours

1

Introduction to oral medicine - definition scope and clinical applications

1 hour
2

Principles of oral diagnosis
Swelling, ulcer, sinus, fistula, mucosal lesions, pain and TMJ problems.
Definitions
Case history and components
Physical examination methodologies
General
Extra Oral and Neck
Intra oral
Concepts of provisional diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis
Clinical chair side Investigations and Radiological Investigations
Hematological, Microbiological, Histopathological
Special investigations - biochemical, Sialochemical studies, serology, Immunological
Final / confirmed diagnosis
Formulation of Treatment plan
Referral for opinions

1 hour
3

Dental disorders - destructions
Developmental malformations, discoloration of teeth

1 hour
4

Principles, Procedures, and Protocol for Asepsis, Sterilisation, Intection control

1 hour
5

Acute infections of Oral and Para oral structures - Baterial, viral, Fungal, Parasitic

1 hour
6

Oral sepsis and its effect on general system

1 hour
7

Differential diagnosis of cervicofacial Lymphadenopathy

1 hour
8

Periapical diseases and diseases of dental pulp, Diagnosis of dental caries, and Periodontal disease

1 hour
9

Differential diagnosis of Orofacial pain

1 hour
10

White and Red lesions of oral mucosa

2 hour
11

Ulcerative and Vesiculobullous lesions of oral mucosa

2 hour
12

Diagnostic protocol of formulation of differential diagnosis of cysts tumors, Odontomes, Fibro osseous lesions of oral paraoral structures.

1 hour
13

Orofacial pigmentation

1 hour
14

Metabolic, endrocrinal, nutritional diseases affecting oral cavity

1 hour
15

Dermatological diseases importance to dentistry

1 hour
16

Status asthamaticus, epilepticus, basic CPR

1 hour
17

Occupational diseases affecting Oral and Orofacial region

1 hour
18

Pharmacotherapeutics in oral medicine- Drugs used [analgesics, antibiotics, steroids, etc.] Drug allergies

1 hour
19

Occupational diseases affecting Oral and Orofacial region

1 hour
     
IV Year-Part I : 15 Hours
20

Diseases of the tongue, and tongue in systemic disease.

1 hour
21

Concept of pre- malignancy -Premalignant lesions and Conditions.

1 hour
22

Oral Cancer- Etiology and Classification.

Epidemiology
Screening
Clinical Features and Clinical Staging
Diagnosis
Laboratory Investigations and Diagnosis
Immune concepts in Oral Malignancies
Management Chemotherapy/ Radiotherapy

1 hour
23

Diseases of Salivary glands.

1 hour
24

Auto immune diseases affecting oral cavity.

1 hour
25

Allergic and immunological lesions of oral cavity.

1 hour
26

AIDS -Oral cavity in HIV / AIDS.

1 hour
27

Diseases of the TMJ, bone Osteodystrophies.

1 hour
28

Diseases of the Maxillary sinus.

1 hour
29

Blood Dyscrasias - oral manifestations, diagnosis and management of dental problems

2 hour
30

Oral manifestations of systemic diseases and medical emergency management - Cardiac Patient, Cardiac arrest, Specific infections, Syncope, Anaphvlaxis.

1 hour
31

Maxillofacial trauma -clinical diagnostic protocal.

1 hour
32

Psychosomatic oral medicine - Burning mouth syndrome, Glossopyrosis, Glossodynia, Orofacial dysaesthesia, Cancerophobia., MPDS, taste abnormalities.

1 hour
33

Psychosomatic oral medicine - Burning mouth syndrome, Glossopyrosis, Glossodynia, Orofacial dysaesthesia, Cancerophobia., MPDS, taste abnormalities.

1 hour
     
Radiology
IV Year : 17 Hours
1

Introduction to Oral Radiology - Definitions, Scope & limitations.

1 hour
2

Basic physics in radiology

Radiographic equipment
Radiographic accessories (film holders, beam directional devices, intensifying screens, extra oral cassettes, grids etc.)
Radiographic image receptors
Production of X rays (dark room procedures, composition of developer & fixer, safe lighting, processing technique-manual/ automatic, storage of films)
Properties of X rays
Electromagnetic spectrum & types of radiation
Electromagnetic factors
Collimation, Filtration
Films
Principals of Shadow Casting
Projection Geometry

1 hour
3

Principals of Intra Oral Radiograpghy, techniques, indications of IOPA, Bitewing, occulusal radiography - lecture & clinical demo
Object localization techniques

1 hour
4

Object localization techniques

1 hour
5

Radiographic interpretation-I

Principles, procedures
Normal radiographic landmarks of jaws & adjacent structures.
Radiographic interpretation & differential diagnosis in dental caries, periodonal diseases, periapical diseases

1 hour
     
IV Year - Part 1 : 12 Hours
6

Radiographic interpretation-I

1 hour
 

Radiographic artifacts

2 hour
 

Radiographic features of common pathologies of jaw bones (cysts, tumors, fibro osseous diseases, metabolic, endocrine, nutritional blood disorders)

1 hour
 

Maxillary sinus disease (Radiology)

1 hour
 

TMJ Radiography

1 hour
 

Trauma Radiology

1 hour
7

Biologic effects of radiation & radiation protection

1 hour
8

Principles of radiotherapy - perparation of patient for oral radiotherapy management of post radiation oral complications.

1 hour
9

Principles of extra oral radiography - techniques, indications- lecture & clinical demo (not for exams)

1 hour
10

Contrast radiography- technique & interpretation of Sialography, Cystography, Anthrography, Angiography - lecture & clinical demo (not for exams)

1 hour
11

Advanced radiographic techniques - Panoramic radiography, cephalometric radiography, CT scans, PET scans, Radionucleide diagnosis, Digital radiography, RVG.

1 hour

TOTAL CLINICAL HOURS: 110

In III Year - 40 hrs

In IV Year -70 hrs

 

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