Oral Medicine & Radiology


The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology provides specialist care to patients with complex orofacial disease like oral mucosal diseases, TMJ disorders, Oro facial pain, Pre Cancerous lesions , oral cancer diagnosis etc. We are also a centre for dental age estimation.


This program provides lectures, clinical experience and clinical teaching for the period of five year BDS curriculum including one year internship programme. Students are exposed to a wide range of patients with oral mucosal diseases, oro-facial pain, temporo- mandibular disorders and oral conditions with systemic diseases. The course involves theoretical, clinical and practical knowledge of oral mucosal lesions, skeletal involvement of maxillofacial region, diagnostic procedures pertaining to them and latest information of imaging modules.

Student training

Teaching program for undergraduate students begins with an intensive didactic program that provides a broad understanding of the pathophysiology of disease and Clinical training is aimed at providing exposure to the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of oral diseases, the assessment and management of systemic diseases with oral manifestations and the dental management of medically complex patients.

Department has two sections, clinical and radiology, later is divided into intra oral and extra oral radiology.


Message from HOD

Message: Welcome to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkuru.

Our Department provides clinical training in Oral Medicine for dental undergraduate students. We are a team of career academicians constantly focusing on developing knowledge base and clinical acumen of our students. Our department provides a comprehensive Oral Medicine service for diagnostic evaluation and medical management of patients with oral mucosal lesion, TMJ disorders, oro-facial pain and oral manifestations of systemic diseases. Our department is a tertiary referral center for patients suffering from the earlier mentioned diseases, patients from Tumkur and neighboring districts avail our specialty consultations. Our research interests include oro-facial pain and pathologies. We also participate in research training as resource faculty.

Dr. Suhas S

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