Department of Operative Dentistry

Message from HOD, Operative Dentistry - Avicenna Dental College

The Department of Operative Dentistry of Avicenna Medical and Dental College is one of the largest departments of faculty of Dentistry. lt provides an important role in the College of Dentistry establishing the foundational concepts of dentistry to the pre-doctoral dental students in caries diagnosis, prevention, repair and restorative techniques. The primary focus of the Department of Operative Dentistry’s to provide the knowledge, technical skills, critical thinking and judgment for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of dental caries, non-carious dental defects (attrition, abrasion, erosion, abfraction, developmental abnormalities, discoloration, and trauma), and elective esthetic smile enhancements. The department is responsible for four clinics namely restorative, endodontic, crown and bridge and pedodontics. The department also carries out the preclinical training/ lectures of 2-year BDS in restorative dentistry and clinical training /lectures of 3’d year BDS and final year BDS in operative dentistry. All full-time faculty in the Department of Operative Dentistry have advance training in Operative Dentistry faculty is recognized for their teaching, research and clinical expertise. In addition, there are excellent clinical facilities for the development of clinical techniques and for clinical research. We also have Phantom Head lab for preclinical restorative techniques. These laboratories and clinical areas are routinely used by the faculty and the graduate students as well as by a selected number of pre-doctoral students.

Prof. Dr. Sohail Abbas Khan
{MDS, Dip Op (Hons) BDS}