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Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

Research focus
Thrust area: Early Childhood Caries / Pediatric Endodontics / Dental Education / Interceptive orthodontics / Dental Traumatology.
 
Collaborating institutions: AIIMS, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Oxford Dental College, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences and University of Western Australia.
 
Ongoing doctorate projects:
  • Evaluation of interproximal contact areas of primary molars as a risk factor for early childhood caries.
  • "Association of sleep time feeding practices with Early Childhood Caries (ECC)”.
Ongoing Research Projects :  Click Here
Patents:

1. ‘Oral Wipes’patent filed – Dr.M.S.Muthu

CECCRe- Centre For Early Childhood Caries Research
CECCRe- Centre For Early Childhood Caries Research was inaugurated on 29/08/18 by the dignitaries of the university. This centre is a follow up of the one crore grant received from the Wellcome Trust(UK) DBT India Alliance and first of its kind to be awarded to a Dental Institute across the country. This centre intends to provide exceptional, uncompromised, personalized preventive, therapeutic oral health care services including guidance for infants to preschoolers, with the highest level of care, skill, judgement and comfort and to spearhead innovative research, leading to a cavity free childhood through adolescence and forever.

Systematic Reviews
Post Graduates conduct systematic reviews as a part of study in lieu of Library Dissertation.

Advanced Training: 
Faculty and Post Graduate update undergo multiple training programs through MOOCs to form a strong research foundation. All Post Graduates in the department since 2013 have completed the Cochrane workshops on Protocol development and completion.