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Oral Medicine & Radiology

About Department

Oral Medicine is that branch of dental science which deals with the study of oral and maxillofacial diseases, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, their diagnosis by modern scientific diagnostic methods and their medical management. This branch sits at the interface between dentistry and medicine with the objective of providing total health of an individual.

Oral Radiology is a branch of dental science which deals with the study of radiation and its application in dental science for Radiographic Techniques, Radio Diagnosis, and Radiation Therapy for Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases.

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including Radiovisiography (RVG), Dental X-ray units,CBCT, Digital Panoramic (OPG)imaging machine, and a clinical laboratory incorporated for various investigations.

CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a new medical imaging technique that generates 3-D images at a lower cost and absorbed dose compared with conventional computed tomography (CT). This imaging technique is based on a cone-shaped X-ray beam centered on a 2-D detector that performs one rotation around the patient, producing a series of 2-D images. These images are re-constructed in 3-D using a modification of the original cone-beam algorithm. Images of the craniofacial region are often collected with a higher resolution than those collected with a conventional CT. In addition, the new systems are more practical, as they come in smaller sizes. Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, School of Dental Sciences is the first Dental Hospital in Greater Noida to launch this facility in the year 2016. This facility is a part of Maxillofacial Dental Radiology which is situated in the Ground Floor, Room No. 2 of SDS Building. There are multiple applications of CBCT which include evaluation of trauma, implant planning, bone density measurements, orthodontic assessment, study of impacted teeth, cysts & tumors, periodontal bone loss assessment, complex root canal anatomies etc. Currently many post-graduate students of different dental departments are pursuing dissertation using this facility under the guidance of Maxillofacial Radiologist.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING & TII CENTER
Oral Cancer Screening & TII Clinic plays an important role in its mission to fight and win the battle against oral cancer. The Clinic is offering wide range of clinical cancer screening services and extensive community education outreach opportunities. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an oral cancer screening as a part of your regular dental exam. Like any kind of cancer, oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
We have the skills and tools to ensure that early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified. While these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, it is very important to visit our clinic to rule out the possibility of oral cancer. 
Our team is trained in a simple, quick screening which involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole and not just your teeth to detect cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. Besides a visual examination of your mouth, we will also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities. If we find an area of concern, we may perform a simple test, such as a toluidine blue staining (vital staining), punch biopsy/ incisional biopsy test, which collects cells from a suspicious lesion in the mouth to be sent to a laboratory for analysis. If this test comes back atypical or positive, we recommend further treatment. 
The clinic has specialists which are certified by IDA to give tobacco cessation counseling for those patients who are willing to quit the deleterious habits. The clinic was established in the year 2015 and is part of Oral Medicine & Radiology Department situated in the Ground Floor of SDS building.

OROFACIAL PAIN & TMJ CLINIC
At Orofacial Pain & TMJ Clinic, which was established in the year 2016, our focus is the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ Disorders, Nerve Pain and Headache. We understand that these conditions can be extremely painful and frustrating to live with, and our goal is to increase the quality of life for our patients. By means of a thorough history, evaluation, and review of diagnostic data, we will work with you to provide the best possible solutions to dealing with these highly complex, poorly understood, and often interconnected group of conditions. We are involved in comprehensive clinical examination of your jaws, face, ears, nose, mouth, throat, head and neck which will be followed by the detailed history. Additional diagnostic tests such as blood tests, x-rays, CT scans or MRI may also be ordered. Contributing and aggravating factors will be identified and explained. Written educational aids and illustrations describing your problem will be supplied whenever possible.
After the diagnosis of TMD is established, all reasonable options of therapy and treatment will be explained. Your options may range from receiving information about avoiding specific activities such as chewing nuts, to alternative therapies such as mouth limiting exercises, behavior modification/biofeedback, counseling, stress management, diet counseling, physical therapy, oral appliances, TMJ injections/arthrocentesis, and surgery. We have the in-house facility of TENS & therapeutic ultrasound which are part of physical therapies and can be given on the affected sites.
The clinic is located in the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Ground Floor, SDS Building.
 
 

Achievements

Three MOUs with the Industry has been signed by Department
  1. Best faculty paper awarded to Dr.Hemant Sawhney in the year 2016 at IAOMR National PG Convention, held at The Leela Ambience Hotel, New Delhi.
  2. Best faculty paper award given to Dr. Hemant Sawhney in the year 2018 at National IAOMR Conference, held at Pacific Dental College, Udaipur.
  3. Best faculty paper award given to Dr. Anju Anu Jose in the year 2018 at National IAOMR Conference, held at Pacific Dental College, Udaipur.

Seminars & Workshops

  • National Level CDE programme organized on 8th November,2016 on World Radiology Day.
  • Topic: “ CBCT: revealing the hidden dimensions & 3D printing: Sculpting the way it is!”
  • Age estimation for National Basket ball players in Dadri, on 3rd June, 2017
  • Talk on National IAOMR Day, 24th April, 2019.
  • Workshop on CBCT on 12th April, 2019.

Infrastructure

Laboratories / Centers:

  • CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CENTER
  • ORAL CANCER SCREENING & TII CENTER
  • OROFACIAL PAIN & TMJ CLINIC

Facilities:

ORAL MEDICINE

  • General Dental Check up.
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for the patients.
  • Oral Pre-cancer and cancer screening.
  • Non-surgical management of Oral Pre-cancer.
  • Intralesional injection for Pre-cancerous lesions.
  • Soft tissue biopsies and FNAC (Incisional, Excisional & punch)
  • Tobacco Cessation Counselling.
  • Dedicated pain clinic for management of Orofacial pain and TMJ disorders.
  • TENS Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound therapy
  • Surgical management of benign soft tissue growths and minor salivary gland cysts.
  • Management of Oral Ulcers, vesiculo-bullous lesions, swelling and oral infections.
  • Dental assistance for hospitalized and medically compromised patients.

ORAL RADIOLOGY

  • Dental X-ray
    • IOPA, Bitewing, SLOB, Occlusal Radiograph, RVG (Digital IOPA)
  • Conventional & Digital full mouth X-Ray (OPG)
  • Conventional & Digital Lateral Cephalogram (Lateral Ceph)
  • Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
    • 5 x 5 FOV, 5 X 8 FOV, 5 X 10 FOV, 10 X 10 FOV
  • TMJ Scans
  • Maxillary Sinus Scans
  • Extra Oral Radiography
    • Lateral view, Frontal AP or PA, Submentovertex, Carpus, Water’s View, Reverse Towne’s Projection
  • Sialography & CBCT guided Sialography

Research & Publications

  • C. Anand Kumar, Hemant Sawhney. “Choumps” Enamel Tattoos – Revisited. J Forensic Odontostomatol; 2009; Vol 27; No.2: 81-86.
  • MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney, Guru EN. Oral manifestations of nutritional disorders – A Review. Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences; May-August 2010; Vol 1; Issue 2: 39-44.
  • Raghav Kumar, MK Sunil, EN Guru, Hemant Sawhney, Harneet Singh. Central Giant Cell Granuloma – A Case Report. Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences; May-August 2010; Vol 1; Issue 2: 12-15.
  • Raghav Kumar, MK Sunil, EN Guru, Hemant Sawhney, Niharika Chaudhary. Stress and its impact on Oral health – A Review. Journal of Pearldent; 2011; Vol 2; No.1: 20-28.
  • Hemant Sawhney, MK Sunil, Shailendar Reddy, Raghav Kumar, Guru EN. Sialoendoscopy – as a diagnostic modality – A Review. Journal of Pearldent; April – June 2011; Vol 2; No.2: 29-33.
  • EN Guru, MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney. Nanodentistry – A Review. JIAPHD; Vol. 2011; Issue 17; Suppl-II: 513-517.
  • Raghav Kumar, MK Sunil, EN Guru, Hemant Sawhney. Sialography – Revisited. JIAPHD; Vol. 2011; Issue 17; Suppl-II: 509-512.
  • MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney. Dentigerous Cyst – A Case Report. Indian Journal of Oral Sciences; Jan-Apr 2011; Vol 2; Issue 1: 52-55.
  • EN Guru, MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney, Siddharth Saurabh, Neera Sharma. Amelogenesis Imperfecta – A literature review. Journal of Orofacial & Health Sciences; May-August 2011; Vol 2; Issue 2: 36-40.
  • Gagan Puri, Sanjeev Laller, Hemant Sawhney, Mamta Malik. Saliva as a diagnostic lab to study tissues in human biology: Sialochemistry. Indian Journal of Oral Sciences; Jan-Apr 2011; Vol 2; Issue 2.
  • Gagan Puri, Ramandeep Punia. Sanjeev Laller, Mamta Malik, Hemant Sawhney. Diagnosing and treating Oral Cancer with Nanotechnology. Indian Journal of Oral Sciences; Jan-Apr 2011; Vol 2; Issue 2.
  • MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Guru EN, Hemant Sawhney, Tanvi Beri, Sonam Kohli. Antioxidants – A Review. Bhavnagar University Journal of Dentistry; Jan 2012; Vol 2; Issue 1: 62-67.
  • Hemant Sawhney & C. Anand Kumar. Correlation of Serum Biomarkers (TSA & LSA) and epithelial dysplasia in early diagnosis of oral precancer and oral cancer. Cancer Biomarkers; 2011/2012; Vol. 10: 43-49.
  • Bosky Gaur, MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney, Sonam Kohli. Neurofibromatosis – A Case Report. Journal of Stomatognathic Sciences; July- August 2011; Vol.2; Issue 1.
  • Bosky Gaur, MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney, Tanvi Beri. Leukoplakia and OSMF join hands – A Case Report. Journal of Stomatognathic Sciences; Feb- March 2012; Vol.2; Issue 2.
  • MK Sunil, Hemant Sawhney. A study of palatine rugae pattern. Medico-Legal Update; Jan-June 2012; Vol.12; No.1: 16-19.
  • MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Guru EN, Hemant Sawhney. Tell tale with rugae. Journal of Oral Sign; Jan-April 2012; Vol. 4; No.1: 6-9.
  • Nabikhan Athani, MK Sunil, Hemant Sawhney, Raghav Garg. Sialochemistry: An opportunistic fountain in Dentistry. Journal of Pearldent; 2012; Vol.3; Issue 3: 9-12.
  • Smitha M, Hemant Sawhney, Bosky Gaur, Sanjeev Laller, Mamta Laller. Management of patients with severe gag reflex: A Review. Journal of Pearldent; 2012; Vol.3; Issue 3: 18-20.
  • Pradeep Shukla, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney, Bosky Gaur. Salivary biomarkers -  A Review. Journal of Pearldent; 2012; Vol.3; Issue 2: 16-23.
  • MK Sunil, G Savitha, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney, Bosky Gaur. Rugae-Solve the mystery. Journal of Pearldent; 2012; Vol.3; Issue 3: 42-45.
  • MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Guru EN, Hemant Sawhney, Niharika Chaudhary. Photodynamic therapy in dentistry – A review. Medico-Legal Update; July-Dec 2012; Vol.12; No.2: 119-123.
  • Anamika Gupta, Pradeep Tangade, MK Sunil, Hemant Sawhney. Investigating relationship between fluoride ion concentration in mother cord and cord blood serum. Medico-Legal Update; July-Dec 2012; Vol.12; No.2: 94-97.
  • ML Asha, S Naveen, Anju  Anu  Jose, Atul Bajoria, Ingitha Chatterjee, Shubha Gurudath. Enigma Unraveled: Role of ultrasonography in Tuberculous Lymphadenopathy. J of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology 2012;24(3):242-245.
  • N. Srinivas Reddy, James Manohar, MK Sunil, Hemant Sawhney, C Hemchandra Babu. Non-fluoride treatment modalities of tooth hypersensitivity. Medico-Legal Update; July-Dec 2012; Vol.12; No.2: 101-103.
  • MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Hemant Sawhney, Bosky Gaur. Spectrum of orofacial manifestations in renal diseases. Journal of Orofacial Research; October- December 2012; Vol 2; Issue 4: 216-220.
  • Mysore L Asha, Anju Anu Jose, Medha Babshet, Atul Bajoria, Srinivas Naveen. “Vanishing Bone Disease”- A Case Report. Journal of Gerodontology Dec 2013; 30(4):296-302.
  • Trisha Rastogi, MK Sunil, Raghav Kumar, Khizer Mohidduin, Hemant Sawhney. An insight-Photodynamic therapy. Journal of Pearldent; Jan-March 2013; Vol.4; No. 1: 7-11.
  • Hemant Sawhney, MK Sunil, Basavraj P, Raghav Kumar. Oral brush biopsy – A Reliable and convenient addition to the dentist’s armamentatrium. International Journal of Oral Health Sciences and Advances; April-June 2013; Vol.1; Issue 2: 55-59.
  • Naveen S, Asha ML, Shubha G, Atul Bajoria, Anju Anu Jose. “Salivary Flow Rate, pH and Buffering Capacity in pregnant and Non-pregnant Women- A Comparative Study. JMED Research 2014; vol 2014.
  • Naveen S, Ketki S, Praveen K, Anju Anu Jose, Sneha C. Slaivary flow estimation – An alternate and non-invasive method. Indian Journal of Medical Research & pharmaceutical sciences.August 2017; 4(8); 23-29.
  • Ramandeep Singh, Hemant Sawhney, Munbhawni, Garima Yelluri. Plasma therapy in dentistry. Jan 2017; Vol 4; TMU Journal; Issue 1; 11-12.
  • Anju Anu Jose, Naveen S, Hemant Sawhney, Chenju Merin Jose, Aby K. Therapeutic Ultrasound: A new innovative therapy in Dentistry. Journal of Medical Practice & Review.June 2018; 2;6; 179-184.
  • Hemant Sawhney & Anju Anu Jose. 3D Printing in Dentistry: Sculpting the way it is. Journal of Scientific & Technical Research.Volume 3; Issue 1; June 2018.
  • Hemant Sawhney & Anju Anu Jose. “Type- I fused decidious dentition in mandibular arch – Report of a case and clinical considerations”. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research Vol 12(10): October 2018.
  • Hemant Sawhney, Sanjeev Laller, Anju Anu Jose, Mamta Malik. “Sonographic appearance of cysticercosis of the masseter muscle: A Case Report”. Journal Of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology 2019; 31:66-69.
  • Mishra Richa, Thimmarasa VB, Jaju PP, Mishra R, Shrivastava A. Influence of gender and age on nasopalatine canal: A cone-beam computed tomography study. J Dent Implant 2017; 7:15-9.
  • Mishra Richa, Bhovi TV, Jaju PP, Gupta M, Shrivastava K, Mishra R. Evaluation of Serum IgA level in nontreated and treated oral squamous cell carcinoma patients. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2018; 30:10-3.
  • Himanshu Thukral, Praveen Kumar Singh, Rashi Jaiswal, Rahul Kukreja, Jayant Kumar Gahlot, Anuridhi Choudhary. Pathogenesis of keratocystic odontogenic tumor–a review. World journal of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences 2017;6:310-22.