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Dental Surgery
          In 2008 Government Head Quarter’s Hospital, Dharmapuri was converted into Government Dharmapuri Medical College and Hospital, since then Dental department provides good quality dental care to all the patients irrespective of their Social and Economic backgrounds. Dental care means painless comfortable treatment which not only prevents dental loss but restores lost damaged dental structures.

Services offered:
We diagnose various dental diseases, providing excellent Conservative, Prosthodontic management, minor and major oral & maxillofacial surgical procedures under CMCHIS, Emergency management of maxillofacial trauma cases & Medico legal cases.

OP Timings:
This department works all the days of the week except on Sunday’s, from 8a.m to 12 noon. An average of  about 9,560 Out patients/yr and  960 In-patients/ yr including adult, children and geriatric patients with various common and rare dental ailments get benefited.

Average yearly census:
The average yearly census of various dental treatment procedures done are as follows:
No. of minor surgical procedures     : 617
No. of major surgical procedures     : 63
No. of Conservative procedures       : 288
No. of Periodontic procedures          : 360
No. of Prosthodontic procedures      : 40
No. of Orthodontic procedures         : 35

Special clinic:
One of our faculty was deputed to Japan for training in the management of Dental Flurosis as part of Hoggenakkal Water Supply & Fluorosis Mitigation Progect. With upgradation of  infrastructure to treat Dental Fluorosis cases by TWAD/JICCA, this department is going to be  the tertiary care referral centre in management of Dental Fluorosis in Dharmapuri District.            
Reasearch and Publication:

Aggressive Fibromatosis of the Mandible in a Two Month Old Infant.
                                                                      JMOS,DOI 10.1007/s12663-012-0460-9 ,
                                                                      Dr.R.Appadurai Associate Professor                   
Clinical Society Meeting Presentations:

1. Management of Mandibular fractures- case series by Dr.N.Kavitha, Asst Professor
2. Sailolithiasis of the Stensten’s duct-case report by DR.R.Appadurai, Associate Professor

1 Evaluation of frictional resistance and surface characteristics after immersion of orthodontic brackets and wire in different chemical solutions:A Comparative in vitro study Indian Journal of Dental Research KAVITHA NANJUNDAN
11 AUGUST 2016
2 The plasma lipid level in periodontal  health and Disease In Case control study Journal of evolution of Medical and Dental science SREGALATHA
9 JUNE  2017
15 JUNE 2017
3 Prevalence of Dental fluorosis and its association with fluoride content of drinking water in rural areas of Dharmapuri Districts Journal of evolution of Medical and Dental science SREGALATHA
13 SEP 2017
21SEP 2017
4 Prevalence of Dental caries among children attending dental outpatient department in Govt Dharmapuri Medical College and Hospital Med pulse International Journal of Dentistry SREGALATHA
23 SEP 2017
5 Fluorides in drinking water and the use of urinary fluoride level as biomarks of Dental fluorosis in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu. JOSR. Journal of Dental and Medical sciences SREGALATHA 11 NOV 2017
6 Awareness ,knowledge and attitude towards dental fluorosis among the public living in Dharmapuri district Tamil nadu, India after implementation of flurosis mitigation project. JOSR. Journal of Dental and Medical sciences KAVITHA NANJUNDAN
24 FEB 2018

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