The term “Prosthesis” refers to replacement of a missing body part using artifical subsitutes. Speciality of “Prosthodontics” deals with replacement of missing teeth and associated oral and para oral structures using artificial substitutes. A prosthodontist is a specialist in replacement of missing teeth and other oral / facial structures. Thus the scope of a prosthodontist is not limited only to the replacement of missing teeth, but he is also capable of treating patients with missing ears, nose, fingers, ears etc with prosthesis. Prosthodontics can be sub divided into Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Implantology, Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Material Sciences. Prosthodontics forms the major portion of daily dental practice and hence the students should be trained thoroughly in basics of this dental speciality. Our department trains both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Undergraduates are trained in basic material sciences, preclinical prosthodontics and clinical prosthodontics covering right from their first year till their internship.

Our areas of expertise:
1. Removable Prosthodontics - Complete Dentures, Partial Dentures, Cast Partial Dentures (metal base dentures)
2. Fixed Prosthodontics - Metal Ceramics and Metal Free Ceramics to replace missing teeth
3. Implant Prosthodontics - Dental implants are the latest option for replacing missing teeth - they provide a reliable, predictable and long lasting treatment option. From single tooth to full arch implant prosthesis options are available.
4. Smile designing - Dental Veneers and Other Bonded Restorations are used to create bright, white smiles with beautifully shaped teeth
5. Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry - is the most advanced approach to providing fully or partially edentulous patients with the highest level of implantology treatment
6. Full Mouth Rehabilitation - rehabilitating patients with debilitated teeth / worn out teeth. This restores the form and function of the lost tooth structures
7. Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion (Bite Disorders) - Providing treatments for jaw problems caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and deranged occlusion (bite) of the patient.
8. Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Anaplastics - Rehabilitation of patients with gross facial defects such as cleft palate, post cancer patients, maxillectomy / mandibulectomy patients. Anaplastics deals with replacemernt of missing ears, nose, eyes, fingers etc using natural looking silicone prosthesis.


Dr. Sridharan Rajendran
MDS Professor & HOD 044 47418350
Dr. Eazhil R
MDS Professor
Dr. Deepak K
MDS Reader
Dr. S.K.Jagdish
MDS Reader
Dr. Padmashree
MDS Sr.Lecturer
Dr. Liji
MDS Sr.Lecturer
Dr. Deepa
BDS Tutor

Research activity:
1. Jenifer S, Sridharan R, Jagdish SK. Patient awareness about dental implants - short study
2. Deepalakshmi, Sridharan R, Jagdish SK. Prevelence of partially edentulous situations - short study

Staff Publications:

1. R Sridharan. Preparation and use of fibrin composite as a hard tissue graft material, an animal study. Int J Prosthodont and Restor Dent 2011;1(2): 77-82
2. DhruvArora, Shyam Singh, Shakila R, Jagdish S.K, Arun Kumar VR, Balaji J. Finger prosthesis – overcoming social stigma: clinical case reports. Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry. Nov 2011 to Jan 2012; 2(1):407-10.
3. R Sridharan. Combination syndrome- a review. Int J Prosthodont and Restor Dent 2012;2(4): 156-160.
4. R Sridharan . Tissue response to dental casting alloy. An in vitro study. Journal of Indian prosthodontic society- supplement 1.
5. Saritha M.K.An in vitro study to investigate the flexural strength of conventional heat polymerised denture base resin with addition of different percentage of aluminium oxide powder. Asian Journal Of Medical And Clinical Science 2012;1(2);80-84
6. Saritha M.K.Virtual articulators: a future oriented technology.Asian Journal Of Medical And Clinical Science 2012;1(2);98-101.
7. Deepak K. Prosthetic Management of Flabby ridge –‘Clinical report’.Stream Dent vol3;issue(1): March 2012.
8. R Sridharan, Saritha M.K. Prosthodontic correction of midline diastema. Chettinad healthcity medical journal 2012 Volume -1, Number - 3;131-132.
9. Jagdish SK, Shyam Singh, Shakila R, Dhruv Arora, Santosh Anand, Arunkumar VR, Balaji J.. Final impression and centric jaw relation using single appointment technique. – A clinical feasibility. Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry. Feb 2012 – April 2012; 2(2):468-71.
10. Shakila R, Jeevanandam L, Jagdish SK, Arun Kumar VR. Occular prosthesis – Rejuvenating life. Journal of Indian Academy of Dental Specialist Researchers. 2012; 1(2):42-44.
11. Santosh Anand, DhruvArora, Shyam Singh, Shakila, S.K.Jagdish, Arun Kumar VR. Combination approach for management of resorbed ridges. Journal of International College of Dentists. 2012; 57(2): 8-10.
12. Shakila R, Jeevanandam L, Jagdish SK, Arun Kumar VR. Recreating the missing smile – a case report on management of ectodermal dysplasia. SRM University Journal of Dental Sciences 2012; 3(4): 271-74.
13. Eazhil R. Comparision of radicular and intra radicular stud attachments. JIDAT 2013,vol5,issue16.
14. Deepak K. Comparative evaluation of effect of laser on shear bond strength of ceramic bonded with two base metal alloys:an in-vitro study. Indian J Dent Res. 2013 Sep-Oct;24(5):610-5.
15. Shakila R, Jeevanandam L, Jagdish SK, Arun Kumar VR. Restoring worn out dentition through an integrated approach. Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society. 2013 (supplement):150 -153.
16. Ganesh Kumar, Jagdish SK. Effect of Methyl Methacrylate and Methacrylic Acid on ROS Production and Cellular Antioxidants. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2014;5(6): 1022-28
17. R Sridharan. Esthetic Rehabilitation of discoloured teeth with porcelain laminate venners, a case report. E-midas 2015,2(1);9-10
18. R Sridharan, Eazhil R, Deepak K, Saritha M. Prosthetic rehabilitation of maxillectomy patient, a case report. E-midas 2015,2(1);11-13.
19. Eazhil R, Saritha M.K, Deepak K. Esthetic Rehabilitation of discoloured teeth with porcelain laminate venners, a case report. E-midas 2015,2(1);9-10.
20. Padmasree. Incisal show- a decrease with increase in lines of life. Int J of scientific study 2016; 4(1); 215-19.
21. Padmasree. Evaluation of shade differences between natural anterior teeth in patients of different age groups, skin tone and gender. Int J of scientific study 2016; 4(1); 231-36.
22. R Sridharan et al. Understanding Implant Overdentures: A Review. E- MIDAS 2016 3(3):14-17. 23. R Eazhil et al. Impact of implant diameter and length on stress distribution in osseointegrated implants: A 3D FEA study J int soc prev and com dentistry 2016;6(6):590 - 96.
24. Bhanurekah et al. Evaluation of shade differences between natural anterior teeth in patients of different age groups, skin tone and gender. Int J of scientific study 2016; 4(1); 231-36.
25. Arun Kumar VR, S.K.Jagdish et al. Rehabilitation of maxillary defect by three different types of obturators – A case series. J Pierre Fauchard Acad (India Sect) 2016;30:1-6.
26. Jagdish SK, Ganeshkumar A, Shakila R, Singh S, Jesudas B, Karthikeyan S. Effect of isobutyl methacrylate and methacrylic acid eluted from chairside denture hard reliners on enzymatic cellular antioxidants: An in vitro study in human primary buccal mucosal fibroblasts. J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2017;17:189-95.
27. Ahila.SC, Jagdish SK. Adjuvant therapy for intra oral surgical oncological defect with ancillary prosthesis: A literature review. J Cancer Res Ther. 2018 Jan-Mar;14(2):255-59.

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