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Approved by Dental Council of India and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi Affiliated to The West Bengal University of Health Sciences
Guru Nanak Institution of Dental Sciences & Research - Approved Intake - 32
Candidate should possess a BDS qualification from a College /University, duly approved by DCI and Government of India. Candidate should have a permanent registration of Dental Council of India/State Council. Mere fulfilling eligibility criteria do not guarantee admission. Admission will be solely based on the merit as achieved during the entrance test and as per preference given in the application.
3 Years full time Master Degree Programme
Oral Pathology and Micro-Biology
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopadics
Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
After successful completion of BDS course the deserving graduates can pursue post-graduate programmes with specific specialization in the fields of dentistry.
A post graduate qualified specialist is expected to undertake hi-tech modern modalities of treatment in the speciality field in dentistry ranging from endodontic treatment, Oral implantology, Oral cancer diagnosis, Surgical management of maxillofacial trauma and Oral cancer or maxillofacial prosthesis etc.
The scope in the afore said speciality fields in dentistry are increasing day by day across the globe, specially in this part of our country.
The post-graduate qualified dental surgeons can also take up teaching jobs or get involved in the research processes or can take up speciality services in different government and private sector institute. Moreover, the scope of speciality clinical practice in any branch of dentistry is very rewarding.
The breakup is as follows
Oral Pathology and Micro-Biology (5 seats)
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopadics (5 seats)
Periodontology (5 seats)
Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge (5 seats)
Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (5 seats)
Conservative Dentistry and Endontics (5 seats)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2 seats)
Management seats are filled in through an entrance examination conducted by the GNIDSR through an independent organization.
Candidate should pass BDS from Govt. India / DCI recognized College & University Candidate should have permanent registration of Dental Council of India/State Council. Mere fulfilling eligibility criteria do not guarantee admission. Admission will be solely based on the merit in the entrance test as per preference given in the application.
Gurunanak Institute of Dental Sciences & Research (GNIDSR) is located at Panihati, Sodepur, North 24 Parganas, Kolkata 700114. The campus is well connected with road and rail approaches via B.T.Road and Sealdah-Barrackpur railways respectively. Just outside the hustle bustle of city life, the campus provides extraordinary ambience of a modern professional educational centre with a pollution free surroundings.
The GNIDSR campus is set amid eco-friendly surroundings. The Dental College has an integrated facility with 1, 54,890 sq.ft of built-up space with provisions for expansion. The spacious ambience is reflected throughout the campus i.e., classrooms, laboratories, library and offices. The campus houses the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Radiology, Micro-biology and Lecture Halls. Experienced full-time renowned Professors with adequate junior staff head each of these departments.
The campus ensures that students have adequate freedom of movement and thought. The institutional building houses lecture halls, seminar halls and laboratories equipped with modern facilities in tune with the needs of modern research and teaching. The Physiology and Bio-Chemistry departments are fully equipped to teach clinical and experimental Physiology and Bio-Chemistry as applicable in clinical practice.
The dental hospital is equipped with over 252 chairs units, which are distributed among the different dental departments. Each department has its own fully furnished and equipped H.O.D's room, faculty room, clinics, laboratory, sterilization room, patient's waiting room, departmental library, seminar room etc. An average of 400 patients are treated daily in various departments.
Prof (Dr.) T. K. Saha designation is the director cum Principal and Prof (Dr.) R. R. Paul designation is the Vice Principal of the GNIDSR.
The details of Faculty members, Department wise, along with the Heads of each Divisions are incorporated in the succeeding pages
The speciality of Oral & Maxillo-facial Pathology deals with the diseases and disorders of the oral and maxillo-facial region specially relating to their clinico-pathological and diagnostic parameters. It is an extremely important specialist branch of modern dental sciences, as it involves teaching and training of various benign and malignant tumors of the jaws, oral mucosal ulcerated lesions, and oral pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions as well as training in Biopsy- Exfoliative cytology-Fine Needle Aspiration Cytological (FNAC) procedures. This also deals with the clinico-patholical measures to be taken for diagnosis and prevention of tobacco induced oral pre cancerous lesions and conditions, at an early stage with a view to save the life of the victim. It is said that "As is our Pathology, so is our Practice". Thus a comprehensive knowledge in the subject of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is very much essential for knowledge-based practice in clinical dentistry. Moreover, the students are also trained in the specialty in such a way that they will be able to pursue higher studies including Post-Doctoral Research in the field of Oral Cancer and Pre-Cancer. This department is proud to have one of the best teaching faculties in this country. The sprawling intra-departmental space, comprising of well-equipped class-rooms, histopathological laboratory and museum is used for proper teaching and training of budding dental surgeons.
The subject of Oral and Dental Anatomy and Histology deals with the study of normal macro and micro-anatomical details of the oral and Maxillofacial regions including the teeth and their supporting structures. The knowledge earned by the students in this subject is very essential for understanding of all the clinical speciality subjects in dentistry. This subject is taught with all possible care with the help of models, charts, microscopic slides as well as through LCD projection facilities.
The department is headed by Prof.(Dr.) R.R.Paul, renowned Oral Pathologist of India and former Post graduate teacher of R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata.
The subject of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is an ever expanding & versatile one in the field of Dentistry. It deals with the surgical treatment not only of the pathological lesions of the jaw bones and associated soft tissues of the face and neck but also includes the surgical management of traumatic injuries to the facial skeleton. It also deals with the aesthetic correction of the deformities of the facial bones as well as the soft tissues of the face such as the lips, nose etc.
At present the institution offers surgical management on an out patient as well as in patient basis. Various types of Oral & Maxillofacial surgeries are being performed both under local and general anesthesia.
The Dept. has all the modern equipments, instruments and teaching aids needed for modern teaching and training facilities. In fact, the facilities present are aimed at opening post graduation courses in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery within a short period of time.
All types of minor and major surgical procedures comprising of dental extractions, surgical removal of impacted teeth, orthognathic surgery, management of facial fractures, cysts, tumors are being done on a regular basis.
Patients are treated in this department in lieu of nominal charges. Various modern instruments and equipment needed for oral & maxillofacial surgical procedures are present in this Department.
The teaching faculty is experienced and qualified headed by the Director, Prof.(Dr.) T. K.Saha, MDS, (Lko), former Principal & Professor of Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery of R. Ahmed Dental College, Kolkata.
The field of Prosthetic Dentistry encompasses all possible treatments of a missing tooth or teeth as well as congenital or acquired abnormalities of oral and facial structures, by an artificial one. This important branch of dentistry can be traced back to the history of the ancient times and is still growing.
This includes about 60% of the syllabus in all dental curricula internationally. An undergraduate student of dentistry has to attend classes in this subject in all the years of study and face two university examinations conducted by this department. An appreciably good prosthodontic job has to be backed by excellent laboratory support apart from an experienced prosthodontist and skillful technician.
Our institution can boast of a fully equipped prosthodontic lab with all modern instruments procured from globally reputed manufacturers. This includes modern gadgets like Induction Casting Machine (Bego, Germany), fully programmable wax burn out furnaces (Sirio, Italy), Eastblast sand blaster (Bego, Germany), Laser guided die pin setter with electrically operated die cutting saw, electric wax melting pot, ultrasonic cleaners and so on. A separate air-conditioned enclosure houses the Touch & Press ceramic furnace (Dentsply, USA). These facilities help in rendering state of the art training to students as well as provide best service to the patients. Recently, Leewah system for fabrication of cast partial denture has been introduced in the department.
A number of experienced, energetic and enthusiastic teachers constitutes the faculty, who have post graduate qualifications from universities respected throughout the country and put in tireless efforts both in clinics as well as with the students. Class examinations are held regularly to monitor and evaluate the progress of the students.
Skilled and experienced prosthodontic technicians have been recruited to provide excellent laboratory back up.
The department is capable of delivering all possible prosthodontic treatment and has already made those available to the patients. A surgeon is capable of prolonging a life, but it is the prosthodontist who takes pride in improving the quality of that increased lifespan. All successful dental professionals must possess a sound knowledge in this branch of dentistry. Concerted efforts are now on to develop a super-speciality postgraduate training center, which will be acclaimed universally. The Department is headed by Dr. S. Sen, former HOD of R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital.
The specialty of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis & Radiology encompasses the diagnostic and medical management of the diseases involving in the orofacial regions. Many a times oral cavity acts as the nuclear site of manifestations of many dreaded systemic diseases. The students at their undergraduate level are especially taught and trained to enable themselves to diagnose and render the medical management of all these disease processes.
Keeping this in mind the highly qualified, experienced faculty of this department take all possible precautions to impart knowledge among the students to develop themselves not as dental surgeons but as "medically competent dental surgeons". In the recent past, the imaging procedures have changed radically and is reviewed as the back-bone of non-invasive diagnostic procedures-especially in the field of Maxillofacial injuries and tumors. This department is fully equipped with dental X-ray machine, Orthopantomogram and Radiovisiography to shoulder these responsibilities both from technical and speciality view point.
The Department's objectives are to develop higher standard in teaching and practice of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Maxillofacial Radiology and Imaging Sciences and also to promote research especially in treatment and prevention of oral diseases.
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics preserves malformed, diseased or mutilated teeth and restores these teeth to normal form, functions and aesthetics. To put in the simplest terms, the treatment procedures range from routine filling using silver amalgam to pure gold or gold alloy.
This department also engages in treatment of pulpally involved teeth by root canal procedure and in some situation may even entail surgical intervention like peri apical surgery.
The Department is equipped with all modern machinery like ergonomically designed and programmed dental chairs, pneumatic drills, digital radiography, vitalometer, apex locator, rotary endodontic handpiece, amalgamator and sundry others.
Dynamic young doctors coupled with the guidance of vastly experienced and visionary senior teachers form the backbone of the department and aid in paving a bright future for the students.
The department is headed by Dr. U. K. Das, former H.O.D Conservative Dentistry of R. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata.
The discipline of Periodontics (peri=around, don=tooth, tics=discipline) deals with the disease and treatment of supporting and investing structures of teeth. Epidemiological surveys indicate that the periodontal disease are prevalent in over 98% of Indian population and this is one of the major cause of tooth loss in developing country like India.
The discipline of Periodontics offers DCI formulated course through lectures on fundamental course on Periodontics using computerized digital gadgetries. The intensive clinical training entails the state-of-the art current hands on techniques for treatment strategies on preventive and prophylactic measures, surgical modalities of periodontal pocket eliminations, interventional basics of Periodontal plastic and aesthetic surgery for mucogingival problems, subtractive and reconstructive osseous surgeries including bone augmentation through Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) utilizing various alloplastic bone graft biomaterials as well as natural sources. The department promotes remedial measures for inter-disciplinary problems like Perio-Endo, Perio-Prostho, Perio-Ortho and Perio-Restorative inter relationship. It plays a major role in dental implantology.
The department possess an excellent team of faculty having vast teaching experience supported by a band of clinical tutors and experienced dental hygienist. The teaching faculty members are also engaged in research and higher studies. In very near future this department will have its post-graduate division to cater to the needs of extended service to ailing people and also promote the teaching of Periodontology.
The Department of Pedodontics of GNIDSR provides affectionate and personalized treatment of international standard to infants and children upto 14 years of age in a very much child friendly atmosphere.
Restoration to normal shape, size and shade of decayed, fractured and mutilated teeth remain as key performance of this department. Silver Amalgam, Glass Ionomer Cement, Composite Resins and Steel Crowns are in routine use to meet the restorative requirements.
In advanced situation pulpal treatment, both preventive, conservative as well as invasive procedures like pulpectomy, apexification and root canal treatment are regular features. Besides restoration of teeth, helping the children to develop their dentition in proper alignment by preventive and interceptive orthodontic measures are also in the work agenda of the department.
Lastly, to help a child grow healthy, specially in terms of dentofacial aspect, patient and parent counseling spells the moral obligation of this department to the human beings. A well-proportioned combination of young energetic doctors and widely experienced senior teachers compose the best possible service team. The department is headed by Dr.Subrata Sarkar, former Professor & Principal of R.Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata.
Orthodontics (Ortho-Straight, Dontia-Teeth) is a specialization in dentistry aimed at correction of malpostioned teeth, jaws and the face in general. The discipline involves comprehensive alignment of the teeth with fixed braces temporarily placed in the mouth. The prime-motivating factor for the patients seeking orthodontic treatment is achieving a harmonious facial appearance and a perfect smile.
Advanced treatment modalities also help growth guidance in children with anomalies. This treatment modality which is today popularly known as "Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics" involves growth guidance of skeletal structures and soft tissue components of the face with functional and orthopedic appliance systems, to harmonise facial proportions. Distraction Osteogenesis is another upcoming modern avenue in this discipline for treatment of facial asymmetries by inducing bone growth in adult facial skeleton.
GNIDSR has fully equipped Orthodontics department under-taking elaborate treatment of children & adults with various orthodontics and orthopedic necessities. A warm and cordial environment awaits patients to the department. The department is headed by Dr. Ashok Surana, renowned Orthodontist of West Bengal.
Preventive and Community Dentistry forms the basis of oral health care services and holds the key for developing an awareness in the society. The subject deals with the prevention and control of oral diseases and betterment of oral health. It is also concerned with the oral health education of the masses. The subject promotes on-going research works to cut down rate of oral diseases in the community and for individual also.
This department apart from teaching and research activities deliver oral health awareness programmes in and around Kolkata. School dental awareness programmes are also conducted by the institution. Department is having a mobile Dental unit to reach and deliver oral health care to the people, unreached. In the last three years the department has organised more than hundred dental checkup campus treating over one lac patients, with focus an economical power sections, and young school children.
Previously, it was thought that study of Anatomy can be done only by dissecting dead bodies i.e. by naked eye observation. But now-a-days, only dissection is not sufficient for such studies. The application of ever-growing modifications and extensions of various techniques and instruments become essential to supplement the knowledge ascertained by naked eye dissection such as micro-section which enables us to study the tissues having negligible thickness even up to A° Unit.
The discovery of electron microscope or histochemistry help us to have the detail study of the individual cells and its changes in different stages or in pathological conditions. Study of human genes deals with the transmission of physical, mental and biochemical characteristics along with some diseases from parents to off-springs. Studies of tissue and cells are the true extension of the parent discipline. M.R.I., C.T. Scan along with X-Ray.
We introduced the microscopic study of the structures of different tissues along with dissection of dead bodies. We are also trying to introduce how to observe and read a MRI or CT Scan plate.
Section of different organs like hair, head, neck, kidney and heart along with other different organs are kept in the museum along with models, so that the students have a better conception about the exact shape and size of the viscera and how the interior of the organ looks like.
A departmental library having books, diagrams and recent journals helps the student for specialized courses.
To extract the best from the students, regular examinations are conducted to pick up the poor performers and help them to improve their standard by taking special care such as giving group or individual coaching. Dr. Nina Sen is Professor & HOD of this department, having 18 years of experience in various medical colleges in West Bengal. Dr. N. Ganguly, renowned Professor of Anatomy has teaching experience in different medical Colleges in W.B. since 12.2.73, and is attached to this institution as an Honorary Professor.
The Department of Physiology has a very important role in dental sciences and it imparts DCI norms and follows the most recent curriculum of DCI under Health University, Govt. of West Bengal. The department is involved in various activities, particularly regular classes of students, tutorials, seminars among the students and intra departmental faculty members who are engaged in active research activities inside the institution and also collaborative works with different Post Graduate departments under the University of Calcutta. The department is very well equipped with modern instruments used in practical classes by students and in research purpose, particularly Kymograph, Isolated Tissue, Organ bath, High Speed Centrifuge machine, Digital pH meter, Digital Single pan balance, BMR Instrument, Spirometer, Bicycle Ergometer, ECG machine, Incubator, etc . The department is run by experienced faculty members and technical personal.
Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee, B.Sc, MBBS (C.U.), MD (Physiology), is the Prof and Head of the Department, with a teaching experience of 33 years in different Medical Colleges of West Bengal, of which 20 years as professor both in under graduate and post graduate level and examiner of MD & Ph.D etc. He was attached as guest lecturer in many health related Institutions. He was the Jt. Director of Medical Education, Govt. of West Bengal and also Director of the Institution of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal. He has sufficient research publications in reputed journals in India and abroad.
Dr. Mahitosh Sarkar, B.Sc (Hons) (Physiology) (C.U.), M.Sc (Physiology) (C.U.), Ph.D (Physiology) (C.U.) is a reader of this department, with the undergraduate and post graduate teaching experience and also a research guide of Ph.D students. He has important contribution in research in Reproductive Physiology, Endocrinology, Environment Pollution and Toxicology on reproduction. He has published his work in different reputed journals in India and abroad. He has 23 research publications, presented papers at National and International conferences. A life member of " Physiological Society of India" and "India Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility". A member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Interacademica". Dr. Aditi Sawoo, B.Sc (Hons), (Physiology) (C.U.), M.Sc (Physiology) (C.U.), Ph.D (Physiology) (C.U.) is a reader of this department with undergraduate teaching experience and has done research work in Biochemical aspects of Sports Physiology with research publication.
The department of Biochemistry of GNIDSR, is unique in terms of space and arrangements, equipments and experienced staff.
The department is involved in regular classes, tutorials, seminars, diagnostic and research activities. It has a well equipped fully air-conditioned Diagnostic & Research Laboratory having most of the recent sophisticated instruments like ELISA Reader, Spectrophotometer, Semi Auto Analyzer, High Speed Centrifuge Machine, Flame Photometer, Electrophoresis unit etc. Most of the routine investigations like serum glucose, lipid profile, LFT, thyroid function test etc. are available for the public at moderate rates. The department is also involved in research activities in collaboration with Dept. of Zoology, University of Calcutta. The department imparts DCI norms and follows DCI Curriculum for the students of First Professional BDS under West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Debabrata Nag, M.Sc, Ph.D in Biochemistry (C.U.) heads the dept. He was the Professor & HOD in Biochemistry Department of Bankura Sammilani Medical College, W.B. He has been teaching at the graduate and post graduate level of Calcutta University in Govt. Medical Colleges since 1968 and was Professor & HOD in Govt. Medical College for more than 25 years. His research areas include Neurotropic drug action on membrane bound enzymes of brain, viral hepatitis, eclamtogenic toxemia of pregnancy, gall stone, pulmonary tuberculosis. Research guide of Ph.D students, life member of a) Indian Association of Biological Sciences and b) Indian Society of Cell Biology. He has 16 research publications, presented papers at National & International Conferences.
Pathology means study (Logos) of suffering (Pathos). It is the main subject specifically bridging both basic sciences and clinical practice and devoted to the study of the structural and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs that underlie diseases by the use of molecular, immunological & morphological techniques, pathology attempts to explain the 'way' and 'wherefrom' of the signs and symptoms manifested by patients while providing a sound foundation for rational clinical cure and therapy. The aspects of a disease process is the core of pathology and involves to know the cause, the mechanisms of its developments, the structural alterations induced in the cell and organs and their clinical significance.
Department of Pathology of GNIDSR is well equipped with all modern state of the art equipment's and facilities to provide an excellent quality of education, diagnosis and research. Practical classroom for the students have all the facilities of a modern pathology laboratory.
Besides, practical classrooms, there are pathology museum and research laboratory and departmental library. Tutorial classrooms equipped with overhead projector, computer and CCTV projector facilities. The pathology department have highly qualified and experienced teaching faculties headed by Dr Manimala Ray, MBBS (C.U.), D.C.P. (C.U.), MD (Pathology) (C.U.)
The subject of Microbiology is one of the integral part of all the basics medical sciences as this subject deals with the pathogens causing various types of diseases and their mode and process of infecting our body & their isolation (separation for diagnosis) by different types of tests. In order to perform various tests with human body components i.e. blood, serum, sputum, cerebrospinal fluid, urine and other body extracts, this department has been equipped with many upgraded machinery installations. Some of them are Analytical balance (Range 0.1-2.00 mg) Binocular Microscope (CX-21, Olympus) and other instrumental devices for identification & treatment. In fact this infant department has grown steadily to such a level that in very near future this department can be comparable with other medical colleges of this state from the view of efficacy. This department is headed by Dr. Gobindadas De, MBBS(C.U.), D.C.H.(C.U.), MD(Microbiology) (B.H.U).
Pharmacology i.e. Drug Sciences impart basic knowledge of mechanism of action, clinical utilization & kinetics of drugs. Thus teaching in Pharmacology involves Rational Therapy mainly how to write a good prescription avoiding adverse reactions and undesirable interaction of drugs. Students in their 2nd Year BDS classes are taught, besides theoretical classes in Pharmacology, practicals on Pharmacy and dispensing required for day to day practice.
Experiments on intact laboratory animals and isolated organs are demonstrated with students participation to show the effects of drugs and interpretation of their clinical significance.
In addition to delivering didactic lectures, this department emphasizes on tutorials and practical demonstrations with audiovisuals facilities available in this institution. The aim of teaching in this department is to give a succinct comprehensive knowledge on essentials of pharmacology and rational drug treatment.
Kymographs and electronic stimulator for practical demonstrations in experimental classes
Isolated organ baths and two unit baths for bioassay
Dispensing and chemical balances and different glass goods
The department is run by experienced faculty members and technical personnel. Dr. Sukanta Banerjee Chowdhuri, MD (C.U.), Ph.D (C.U.), having teaching experience of 33 years and associated with Research in Pharmacology for 36 years with Publications of about 40 research papers, worked as Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Pharmacology at Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, for 5 years and retired as Professor & HOD, Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta, heads the department.
The subject of Medicine is a main subject in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery in the curriculum of Dental Council of India under the West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
The department is involved in various activities particularly regular theoretical classes of students & demonstration of clinical methods of examinations of all the systems, besides clinics in medicine in the indoor of the hospital attached to GNIDSR. In addition, the department holds tutorials, seminars and weekly tests among the students in presence of the intra-departmental faculty members.
The department is very well equipped with experienced Professor, other lecturers and clinical tutors.
During teaching, special emphasis is given on diseases of all the systems of our body with particular reference to head, neck, oral region and various bleeding disorders.
A dental student is taught in such a manner that he/she is able to diagnose the diseases by careful history taking and general examination of the different systems of the body including psychological disorders, auto immune and congenital diseases and also capable of handling medically compromised patients in dental practice.
The Head of the department is Dr. T.N. Ghosh, M.D. (Med), who is a retired Professor and Head of the prestigious and premiere institution like I.P.G.M.E.R & re-associated S.S.K.M. Hospital. After retirement, he has joined as Professor and Head of the department of Medicine.
The comprehensive understanding of the subject of General Surgery is very much essential to develop the understanding & practical concepts of Dental Surgery in general and Oral & Maxillo-facial Surgery in particular. All possible care is taken by the highly qualified faculty members of this department to impart teaching to the students of this Institute. The department is headed by Dr. A.K.Das, MS, FRCS, an eminent General Surgeon and Dr. B.S. Das, MS, also an eminent General Surgeon, is faculty of this Institution.
Anesthesiology department imparts teaching of General Anesthesia for dental students and also takes part to provide general anesthesia for various Oral & Maxillo-facial surgery operations. This department is headed by Prof. (Dr.) Purnima Mukherjee who was former Professor & HOD, department of Anesthesiology, IPGME & R-SSKM Hospital.