Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

About the Department

“Increasing the life span of teeth by prevention and restoration” is the main motto of the Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics.
The specialty of Conservative Dentistry deals with prevention and treatment of disease and injuries of the teeth. Here, diseased or fractured teeth are restored with restorative materials that are biologically acceptable and esthetically pleasing. Whereas Endodontics deals with prevention and treatment of pulp and periradicular diseases and this specialty particularly strives to save an infected tooth and maintains its integrity in the dental arch.
The Department has been functioning since the inception of this institution in the year 2002. The Department currently offers graduate training leading to Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Post Graduate training programs leading to Masters in Dentistry (M.D.S.) awarded by the Pd. B.D. Sharma University of Health sciences, Rohtak. The curriculum is structured according to the Dental Council of India and Pd. B.D. Sharma University of Health sciences accreditation's requirements and the program is fully accredited by these statutory bodies.
The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is situated in right and left wing of the college on the second floor.

Infrastructure

The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is situated in right and left wing of the college on the second floor.

  • It is spread over 10,000 sq. feet with a separate pre-clinical section, undergraduate and postgraduate clinical sections
  • The department contains 43 electronic dental chairs
  • A separate surgical endodontic clinic
  • 2 sterilization rooms
  • RVG room
  • A fully equipped seminar hall with multimedia facility is available for conducting seminars
  • A small departmental library is adequately stocked with textbooks, which can be referred to by everybody.
  • The preclinical undergraduate section is equipped with simulators and phantom heads and students are trained on both extracted natural teeth and ivorine teeth. The students are trained and guided at each step by highly qualified and dedicated faculty members.

 


Head of the Departments

Dr Rakesh Mittal, Professor & HOD (contact no. 09813172742, 9711303890)

The Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is run by an eminent team of doctors. The head of the department, Dr Rakesh Mittal has an extensive teaching experience of about 25 years. There are publications in various journals to his credit and he is actively involved in sharing his knowledge at various specialty conferences. He has been examiner for BDS of various universities. His Support, diplomatic and Practical approach and students as well as staff friendly attitude has made the department where it stands today.


Examiner

  1. Internal Examiner for MDU , Rohailkhand University Al-Arab medical university Benghazi for BDS
  2. External Examiner in GDC Jaipur, AMU, university Tripoli.

Academic Activities

  1. Member Academic Council , MDU Rohtak, 1985-1987
  2. Member courts, MDU Rohtak, 1985-1987
  3. Member board of studies in BDS, MDU Rohtak, 1985-1987
  4. Member college council Medical College, Rohtak
  5. Fellow in “International College of Dentists”

Faculty

  1. Prof. Dr Rakesh Mittal,  Professor & HOD
  2. Prof. Dr Meenu Singla, Professor
  3. Prof. Dr Ashima Garg, Professor
  4. Dr. MonikaTandan, Reader
  5. Dr. Rahul Grover, Reader
  6. Dr.Nikhil Relhan, Reader
  7. Dr.Pratima Bhutani, Reader
  8. Dr. Hemanshi Kumar Reader
  9. Dr. Radhika Lekhi  Sr.Lecturer
  10. Dr. Divyam Girdhar Sr. Lecturer
  11. Dr. Kirti Adlakha, Tutor

Publications

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

  • “A study of Orthopantomography in Conservative Dentistry” published in Journal of Indian Dental Association Vol. 58,107-110, 1986.
  • “Precision measurement control in instrumentation in Endodontics” published in Journal of Indian Dental Association Vol. 63,119-120, 1992.
  • “Iontophoresis in Dentin Hypersensitivity” published in Journal of Indian Dental Association Vol. 67, 50-51, 1996.
  • “Endodontic flare ups: an overview” published in Journal of Oral Health & Community Dentistry. Vol. 4(3):67-71, 2010.
  • Co-Author of the scientific article “Promoting infant oral health (IOH) care in India” published in Journal of Nepal Dental Association Vol. 11, No. 2, Jul.-Dec., 207-209, 2010
  • Author of scientific article “Anesthetizing painful pulpin Endodontics- A review” in Journal of Oral Health & Community Dentistry. Vol. 5(3):116-119, 2011.
  • An insight on Crolls micro abrasion protocol for the correction of enamel discoloration spots. Published in international Journal of clinical preventive dentistry Vol-7 No.4 2011.
  • Radix entomolaris: a case series Published in International college of dentist vol-57 No-1 2012.
  • Tooth reattachment: an immediate esthetic restorative procedure for crown root fracture Published in Saudi endodontic Journal Jan-April 2012, Vol 2, issue 1; 36-40.
  • Comparitive analysis of apical leakage for obturating materials-resilon and gutta percha with two resin based sealers Published in Saudi endodontic journal Jan-April 2012, Vol 2, issue 1; 14-18

Paper Presentation:

  • Medication in Endodontic emergencies for pregnant patients. “Endodontic complications & management in North African Congress, Banghazi, Libya in 1993.
  • “Conservative Amalgam Preparartions“in 2006 at IDA conference in Ludhiana. Dr Meenu Singla (contact no. 9910308147)
  • Author of the scientific article “An in vitro study of root canal morphology of maxillary second premolar” submitted & accepted for publication in Endo - Endodontic Practice Today.
  • Author of the scientific article” MTAD in Endodontics: An update Review” Co-Author of the scientific article “Conservative treatment of Endo-perio lesion – A case report” published in Journal of Conservative dentistry Vol. 4, 169-172. Co-Author of the scientific article “Pit & fissure sealants: an unused caries prevention control” published in Journal of Oral Health & Community Dentistry. Jan 2010 Vol. 4(1); 1-6.
  • External cervical resorption: A diagnostic challenge Published in International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry Vol-8 no.4 Dec-2012.
  • Tooth reattachment: an immediate esthetic restorative procedure for crown root fracture Published in Saudi endodontic journal-Jan-April 2012, Vol-2, issue 1;36-40.
  • Comparitive analysis of apical leakage for two obturating materials-resilon and gutta percha with two resin based sealers Published in Saudi endodontic Journal Jan-April 2012, Vol 2, issue 1; 14-18.

Dr Ashima Garg

  • Author of the scientific article” Dental perspective on Biomedical Waste & Mercury Management: A KAP (Knowledge, Attitude & Practice) Survey” published in Indian Journal of Dental Research, May-June, 22(3), 2011, 371-5.
  • Co-author of the scientific article” Healing of soft tissues after different types of Flap design used in Periapical Surgery” published in Journal of Endodontology. Vol. 16, 2004, 19-22.
  • Co-Author of the scientific article” MTAD in Endodontics: An update Review” submitted in Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Endodontology.
  • Comparitive analysis of apical leakage for two obturating materials-resilon and gutta percha with two resin based sealers Published in Saudi endodontic Journal Jan-April 2012, Vol 2, issue 1; 14-18.

Dr Rahul Grover

  • Co-author : Aberrant anatomy of mandibular second premolar: JIDA April 2011
  • Co-author: The Difficult differential diagnosis Impression. Vol 6(2), Sept- Dec 2007; 279-280
  • Author: Endodontic mishaps. Impression Vol 6(1), Jan- April 2007; 259-261
  • Ceramic inlay:Esthetic replacement of amalgam Published in International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry Vol 8 no.3 Sep 8-2012.
  • Tooth reattachment:Esthetics preserved Published in International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry Vol 8 no.4 Dec-2012.
  • Presentations
    Dr. Rakesh Mittal
    Paper Presentation

  • Medication in Endodontic emergencies for pregnant patients.
  • Endodontic complications & management in North African Congress, Banghazi, Libya in 1993.
  • “Conservative Amalgam Preparations” in 2006 at IDA conference in Ludhiana.

Dr. Meenu Singla
Paper Presentation

  • “A case report on positive approach of hopeless teeth” in Chrisdent Scientific Conference in Ludhiana
  • “In Vitro study of root canal morphology of maxillary second premolar – stereomicroscopic evaluation” at 24th FODI & 17th IES National Conference 2009 at Cochin in November 2009.
  • “Dentinal Hypersensitivity & its Management” in “Future Dental Professionals” program conducted by Colgate & IDA on 25th October, 2010.

Dr. Ashima Garg

Paper Presentation

  • “Dentin adhesion and dentin permeability” presented at 16th FODI and 9th IES National conference held at Calcutta in Dec 2001.
  • “Changing trends in cavity preparation” presented at 17th FODI and 10th IES conference held at Mangalore in Nov 2002.
  • “Healing of soft tissue after different types of flap designs used in periapical surgery” presented at 4th P.G. Convention held in Hyderabad in May 2003.
  • “Veneers - Composite or Porcelain?” presented at 18th FODI and 11th IES National conference held in Varanasi in November, 2003.
  • “Root canal disinfection using CO2 lasers -An in vivo study” presented at 20thFODI and 13th IES National conference held in Lucknow in November, 2005. “Dental perspective on biomedical waste and mercury management- a KAP survey” presented at 24th FODI and 17th IES National Conference held in Cochin in November 2009

Dr. Monika Tandon
Poster

  • “A New ray of hope for a sanctified canal” at 7th All India PG Students Convention, at Mangalore in May 2006.
  • “Newer methods of caries removal” at 21st FODI and 14th IES National conference at Mumbai in December 2006.

Paper

  • “Determination of surface tension of different bonding agents using capillary rise & contact angle measurement method - An in vitro study” at 8th All India PG Students Convention, at Nainital in May 2007.

Dr Rahul Grover
Paper presentation

  • Start activating: National conference FODI & IES Chennai 2010
  • Is that the right length? (8th national FODI and IES- 2007, Nanital)
  • Is that the right length? (CDE, IDA 2007, YNG)
  • The Plus of Plus Points (DPFI Delhi 2010 )
  • Curves- Watch out. (FODI & IES New Delhi, 2011)

Poster presentations:

  • “Most Wanted” at 21st FODI and 14th IES National conference at Mumbai in December 2006.
  • “Sterilization in Endodontics” at IDA Ludhiana 2008

PG curriculum

Post graduate training programme was started in the department in the year 2009 with an intake of 2 P.G. students per year. Spread over three years, the master’s course aims not only to guide the student in the methodology of research, but at the same time orient him to the current state of knowledge in the specialty with its lacunae. The academic schedule is designed to include seminars, journal club presentations, case presentations and a dissertation. They are also trained to take lectures for undergraduates.

The post graduates and the faculty members keep themselves updated through continuing education programmes and through an active participation at national conferences and conventions to maintain the high standards of teaching and the quality of care.

Post Graduate
3rd year

  • Dr Nitesh Chitkara
  • Dr. Himanshu Aggarwal
  • Dr. Suchita Sukul
  • Dr. Tanya Tangri
  • Dr. Ankita Gupta
 

2nd year

  • Dr. Aditi Kohli
  • Dr. Ishpreet Virdi
  • Dr. Mrinalini
  • Dr. Usha
  • Dr. Veena Rajput
 1st year
  • Dr. Goldy Rathi
  • Dr. Parul Chauhan
  • Dr. Palak Wahi
  • Dr. Nitin Goel 

Presentations by Post Graduate students:
Poster Presentations

  • Ozonedent- A revolution (Dr Anika)
  • Irrigation techniques: A perspective (Dr Anika)
  • Remineralization (Dr Aanchal)
  • Apexum: a shift from current paradigm (Dr Anchal)
  • Stem cells: the future of Dentistry (Dr Devika)
  • Separated instruments- An unpleasant Mishap (Dr Anshu)
  • Water Treeing (Dr Anshu)
  • Evaluation of microleakage by two obturating materials: A dye Penetration study (Dr Devika)
  • Single file rotary system: future of endodontics (Dr Pradeep)
  • Stem cells and scope of Dentistry (Dr Pradeep)
  • Dentinal Hypersensitivity (Dr Pradeep)
  • Single file rotary system (Dr Anu)
  • Nanotechnology and its application in Operative dentistry (Dr Anu)
  • Platelet rich fibrin and its osteogenic potential (Dr Namita)
  • Pulp Regeneration (Dr Gitika)

Paper Presentations

  • Restoration of endodontically treated teeth (Dr Anika)
  • Intentional replantation – a forgotten option (Dr Anika)
  • Tooth reacttachment (Dr Anchal)
  • Favoring a natural restoration by reattachment (Dr Anshu)
  • Aesthetic management of discoloured teeth (Dr Devika)

Research projects being undertaken:

  • Comparative analysis of apical microleakage with different obturating materials: an in vitro study (Dr Anika)
  • Comparative evaluation of working length determination by using conventional radiography, digital radiography and electronic apex locator: an in vivo study (Dr Aanchal)
  • Comparative evaluation of calcium phosphate and pH in caries free and caries active individuals: an ex-vivo study (Dr Anshu)
  • Comparative evaluation of efficacy of commercially available bleaching agents on non-vital teeth: an in-vitro study (Dr Devika)
  • Efficacy of I-root apex locator in absence and presence of different irrigants: an ex-vivo study (Dr Pradeep)
  • Apical extrusion of bacteria using manual preparation, continuous full sequence rotary and continuous single file rotary system (Dr Anu)
  • A comparative evaluation of fracture strength of teeth prepared by hand v/s rotary protaper instruments: an in-vitro study (Dr Namita)
  • Comparative evaluation of apical extrusion of microorganisms from the root canal system following instrumentation with reciprocating single-file system (WaveOne), continuous single file rotary system (One shape) and continuous full-sequence rotary system (K3 XF NiTi files): an in-vitro study (Dr Gitika)