INTRODUCTION

Department of Sciences of Dental Materials

The department of science of dental materials and dental technology contributes during the 2nd Prof BDS program. We use different teaching methods like interactive lectures, individual and group questioning and co-operative learning to cover the theoretical part of course. With regard to practical part of dental materials and dental technology, tutorials and lab work including briefing of materials and instruments is carried out along with workshops modified problem based learning, assignment and other group activities.

In our department there is dental laboratory area, tutorial area and a modern furnished dental Museum. Recently inaugurated dental museum provides students the facility of viewing dental materials and instruments. It is established in a way that all dental materials and instruments from different branches of dentistry are organized in different sections. We expect students to find our course challenging, interesting and of prime importance as we extend our

commitment to offer to them best support, guidance, knowledge and expertise.

Department of Community Dentistry

Community dentistry provides best professional opportunities to the students by providing health care education, through organized community efforts. For this purpose, the department also organizes different school trips, field trips, and pharmaceutical company trips. This helps the new students to witness different kinds of oral diseases, diagnosing dental problems, evaluation of treatment plan and treatment planning. Our departments’ motto is to reduce disparities in oral health care for minorities and underserved. We provide high quality education, evaluation of preventive services, free consultations, and free dental camps on quarterly basis for underprivileged individuals.

Our aim is to provide health care facilities for the whole community and not just an individual. Apart from this, faculty members of the department have research programs of their own, which encourage the students to cultivate new ideas into research papers.

Department of Operative Dentistry

The department was established in 2002 to facilitate teaching of the subject of Operative Dentistry to the students of BDS. A team of highly motivated clinicians who have achieved postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized fields is available to teach and train the dental students. The third year and final year BDS students are exposed to a variety of restorative work giving them ample opportunities to learn and apply the skills. A sub division of the subject is Junior Operative dentistry taught during the second year with the practical conducted on phantom heads.

The air conditioned OPD is well equipped with all basic and advanced facilities. Every student and doctor works individually on a separate dental unit , yet it is large enough to accommodate group demonstrations and sit down four- handed dentistry.

The evidence of hard work, dedication and professionalism of the staff working here is supporting but the fact that the department has been recognized for MDS and MCPS post graduate training in Operative Dentistry.

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The long affiliation of LCMD oral surgery department, with the CPSP has enabled the program fulfilled its mission in training MDS, FCPS and MCPS to become leaders in the fields of OMFS. Yearly around 80 OTS are held under OMFS to aid the patient’s facial and esthetic aspects of performing major surgical procedures like RTAs, SCCs, benign and malignant cystic lesions, cosmetic surgeries, pediatric MFS cleft lip and palate, CP child etc. The minor surgical procedures are also being performed in our maxillofacial OPD. The department comprises of 12 members, who are dedicated in clinical teachings of 3rd year and final year BDS throughout a day.

Oral surgery department has accommodated Oral Diagnosis department as well. Daily approximately 150 patients are recruited in the department, which facilitates the training of residents, house officers and undergraduate students by providing opportunity to interact with huge number of patients.

Department of Orthodontics

Considering Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry is the leading institute to provide pre and post-graduate education. The department of Orthodontics has been spearheading the way of clinical excellence for building a strong foundation of evidence-based orthodontics.

The Department includes modern orthodontics OPD, equipped with 08 dental unit’s reception and waiting area, the fully equipped laboratory for plasterwork, Cephalometric tracing room and a dedicated room for residents.

Undergraduate Program

The purpose of teaching this subject at an undergraduate level is to provide students with a balanced academic and clinical experience in the domain of Orthodontics in order to develop comprehensive scientific competence in them. Our department offers students opportunities to establish general diagnosis and make appropriate treatment plan, perform well in the available research programs and independent study in the department.

Department of Periodontology

Periodontics is a dental specialty that includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the tissues supporting the teeth. "The objective of periodontics is to help patients maintain the form, function and esthetics of teeth as long as possible".

Entire team of the Department has a strong belief in teamwork which linked academic staff, clinical staff, students and administrative staff to achieve the desired goal. We have highly qualified, professionally sound, experienced and motivated team working under the privilege of latest equipments, technologies to deliver an outstanding, comprehensive quality services in traditional, yet modern and reassuring atmosphere. Our facilities have been specially designed for unsurpassed levels of health & safety, hygiene, comfort and efficiency.

Department of Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry treating a wide range of patients suffering from various disabilities like loss of teeth, congenital defects & esthetics enhancement of face.

This department is responsible for diagnosis & treatment planning for completely edentulous patients, impression making on jaw relation record & conclusion, relining & rebasing principles of partial denture design & mouth preparation. The enrolled students are trained through comprehensive schedules of lectures, pre clinical classes & chair side demonstration, & are guided to provide a wide range of treatment & this greatly help them in their future endeavors.

Department of Oral Biology

Oral Biology is a graduate program in basic sciences, integrated with the curriculum of First Professional year BDS. It comprises of Oral Histology and Tooth Morphology.

This specialty is concerned with the study of the nature of the oral and craniofacial tissues along with the application of basic scientific knowledge to oral tissues in health and diseased state. It is a full year course which includes the study of embryology, growth and development, coupled with details of structure, composition and functions of cells, tissues and organs of the oral cavity.

The laboratory is fully equipped with microscopes for visualizing histological sections of oral tissues, along with tooth models to further enhance their skills on
identification of individual teeth.

Department of Oral Pathology

The objective of our department is to establish the diagnostic and investigative skills of dental students in such a way that they would easily be able to investigate, diagnose and manage various Oral Pathological conditions throughout their dental career through evidence based research.

Department of Oral Medicine

The objective of our department is to establish the diagnostic and investigative skills of dental students in such a way that they would easily be able to investigate, diagnose and manage various Oral Pathological conditions throughout their dental career through evidence based research.

 

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