THE COLLEGE HOSPITAL HAS 8 CLINICAL DEPARTMENTS NAMELY
1.Oral Medicine & Radiology (to diagnose diseases and taking radiographs),
2.Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthodepics ( to correct misaligned teeth),
3.pedodontics & Preventive disease ( treat Children),
4.Periodontology (treatment of gum disease),
5.Public Health Dentistry (community awareness & treatment),
6.Oral & Maxillofacial surgery (extractions and minor to major oral and maxillofacial surgeries),
7.Conservative Dentistry (filling and rehabilitation of teeth),
8.prosthodontics& Crown & Bridge and Implantology (to replace and rehabilitate dentition).
With Postgraduation in 4 departments the total number of fully equipped dental chairs in the college is 257. All the departments are equipped with the latest equipments as prescribed by DCI like Digital OPG with Digital Printer, Laser and electrosurgery equipment, Peizo surgical equipment and Implant motors, RVG, Endodontic Microscope, Research and 7 headed microscope, ceramic units, induction casting machine, cephalometric software, variable intensity light cure, thermoplastic gutta-percha, patient education models and museum etc,
The college has 2 satellite clinics one in semi urban and the other in rural area to train the students in community education and treatment.
Project work, chair side or bed side procedures and demonstrations, viva are utilized by the faculty to teach the students during the clinical hours. The students work on patients and learn the various method of treatment and develop skills. So they experience the difficulties in treatment procedures and the problems they may face while treating patients and hence experiential learning. Vertical and horizontal integration for relevant topics are also conducted. Students are given experience of interdisciplinary dentistry by treating the same patients in different departments. PBL and OSPE are used in the clinical teaching. Clinical postings in rural areas, camps, awareness programs are utilized by the faculty for teaching compassion for patients. Tagore medical college & Hospital gives our students exposure to giving injections- IM and IV, wound dressings, and casualty postings there, gives them an exposure to handle trauma cases and suturing in maxillofacial regions. Students get to watch and also assist the staff while performing surgical procedures in the outpatient departments and also in surgical theatres.
There are 8 clinical departments and one non clinical department. All cater to the treatment needs of the patients. There are totally 257 chairs in the college with the necessary attachments. The departments are equipped with all the latest equipment’s as prescribed by the Dental Council of India like Digital OPG with Digital Printer, Laser and electrosurgery equipment, Peizo surgical equipment and Implant motors, RVG, Endodontic Microscope, Research and 7 headed microscope, ceramic units, induction casting machine, cephalometric software, variable intensity light cure, thermoplastic gutta-percha, patient education models and museum etc,
The third, final year and CRRI students are posted in the clinical departments in batches. About 8-10 students constitute one batch of students.
The third year students are taught the basics of the department work, ethics and how to handle patient and the procedures to be followed before starting their work. The third year students are given simple procedures and the final year students are given cases with more difficulty and CRRI students are given cases which are complicated and greater degree of difficulty.
Personal attention is given to the students. The students are allotted to the staffs of the department to mentor them in the department, correct the case sheets, oversee their clinical work and also correct the theory and MCQ papers and record their attendance and progress. So individual attention is given to the students to teach them how to diagnose, plan the treatment and proceed with the treatment. Treatment procedures performed by the students are overseen step by step by the staff members and corrections and rectifications are suggested and sometimes performed by the staff members. Photograph and X Ray teachings are done in the clinics. Demonstration of various diseases, diagnostic criteria and procedures and surgeries are performed for the students. Seminars, OSPE, MCQ test, X ray test, spotters test are conducted for the students. Chair side viva and subject viva are also conducted.