Our Dental department was established in the year 1960 in Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital and our department is functioning for more than 50 years. Our dental department has got three rooms in the new building. IN the first room patients are examined, in the second room counseling is being given to the patients about the necessity for proper oral care and oral hygienic instructions and in the third room minor surgical procedures are carried out. We concentrate in the preventive measures and educate the patients to create a general awareness about oral health. Equipments such as X-Ray Unit, an instrument for carrying out extraction, scaling and minor surgical procedures are available in our department. We are treating patients with fractures of facial bones caused by road traffic accidents or by any other reasons. Special instructions are given to child patients about tooth brushing techniques, reducing occurrence of dental carries and maintaining a clean mouth without calculus. In the department of dental, treatment such as dental extraction, full mouth oral prophylaxis and treatment of fracture of maxilla and mandible are being carried out.
An average of 650 outpatients are treated in our department.
STAFF PATTERN (AS PER MCI NORMS FOR 150 MBBS Students)
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