Pedodontics Is An Age Defined Specialty That Provides Primary And Comprehensive, Preventive And Therapeutic Oral Health Care For Infants And Children Through Adolescence, Including Those With Special Health Care Needs.
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry at the SRM kattankulathur Dental College and Hospital, offers graduate programme leading to Bachelor of Dental Surgery awarded by the SRM University, Chennai.
Research is done to find a new root canal filling material in collaboration with Department of Nanotechnology.
Faculty of the department is committed towards an excellence in teaching schedules. At present student to teacher ratio is 4:1 Each faculty member spends an average of 5 - 6 hours daily with the students. Students are assessed from time to time by class tests and internal assessment exams. Case discussions, demonstrations, group discussions, viva and seminars keep the students updated about any topic any time.
The bright and cheery department decor reflects the age of the patients. It also has a play area to put children at ease. There are separate clinical and preclinical areas. Students will undergo elaborate preclinical tasks to learn the treatment techniques on dummy models before progressing to real patients. The department treats children at the outpatient center, giving students ample opportunity to observe and later train as final year students and interns.
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