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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

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