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Dept. of Pedodontics


Dept. of Pedodontics

The Dept of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry, Mahatama Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur provides comprehensive treatment for all the dental problems to children less than 14 years of age and also emphasizes health education by conducting dental and health education camps. The department is especially dedicated to children and has been designed to make children feel more comfortable in the operatory. Our focus is to bring healthy smiles to children and instill a positive attitude towards dentistry.
Multiple school dental health programs are in force with dental adoption of more than 30 schools. Special projects are also being done in collaboration with multinational companies like Bosch and HUMANA (an NGO by Govt. of Norway). In recent times our department got affiliated with Rashtriya Bal Swastha Karyakram (RBSK), Jaipur.
• Treatment of children under General anaesthesia
• Use of modern equipments and techniques in department like laser
• Advance methodology of training including minor fixed orthodontics, management of traumatic cases and specialized posting in general paediatrics department.
• Treatment of child with special health care needs.

Special facility

The department is well equipped with the recent equipments like Digital X-rays, Intra-oral camera, Pedo chairs with mounted TV and other equipments that are ideally necessary for a paediatric dental set-up. Separate Play rooms, isolation room, minor surgery room, PG labs, and seminar rooms with roof-mounted LCD projectors are available in the department.

Teaching module

BDS: The undergraduate program comprises of didactic lectures, discussions, seminars, projects, preclinical work and clinics. The department encourages the students to actively participate in school dental health programs. MDS: The goals of the PG program are to produce competent Pedodontists and / or Pediatric Dental Teachers. The objective is to train the Post-Graduate regarding psychological development, behavioural problems and the various techniques of management of children, the various preventive measures in order to implement in the dental office as well as to the community, in prenatal counselling, to recognize various dental and oral diseases in children and to treat them effectively with the most recent methodology and also to treat the dental problems in the disabled child. The training program concentrates on the presentation of seminars, journal clubs, case discussions, training lectures, conference presentations, paper publications.

Department Research

• Prevalence of Dental Caries in Preschool Children in Jaipur and its correlation with the education level and socioeconomic status of their parents.
• A comparative evaluation of retention of pit and fissure sealant bonded using sixth, seventh and eighth generation adhesives: An in vitro study
• Comparative evaluation of enamel microabrasion, in office bleaching and resin infiltration for the improvement of esthetics in dental fluorosis in children
• Morphological and dimensional characteristics of dental arch in childrens with beta thalassemia major.
• Comparative evaluation of Hand and rotary instrumentation techniques in root canal treatments in primary molars.
• Effect of Punica Granatum, Achyranthes Aspera and 0.2% Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse on salivary streptococcus mutans levels in children.
• Knowledge, attitude and practice of oral health promoting factors among caregivers of day care centres in Jaipur.
• Effect of intraoral appliances and oral health status and Streptococcus mutans count – A longitudinal study.
• Comparative evaluation of effects of Triphala, Garlic extracts and Chlorhexidine mouthwashes of salivary Streptococcus mutans counts and oral hygiene status.
• Comparative evaluation of Audio, Audiovisual and Videogame distraction in managing anxious pediatric dental patients.
• Evaluation of the effect of personally supervised tooth brushing programme using audio tactile performance technique on the oral health status of visually impaired children.
• A comparative evaluation of pain and anxiety associated with the administration of local analgesia with WAND and conventional technique.
• Comparative evaluation of different methods of disinfection of extracted human teeth : An invitro study.
• Comparison of Punica granatum, Terminalia chebula and Vitis vinifera seed extracts used as mouthrinse on salivary S. mutans levels in children.
• Comparative evaluation of Ferric sulphate, Laser and a mixture of Turmeric and Manuka honey as pulpotomy agents on primary molars : an in-vivo study.
• Comparative evaluation of efficacy of A-V Glasses and Videogame Distraction techniques in management of anxious pediatric dental patients.
• Finite element analysis of thermal stress and principle stress concentration in class II MOD preparation in premolar teeth restored with 4 different restorative materials.
• Evaluation of the knowledge and belief of expectant mothers in their last trimester about importance of primary teeth and their care.
• Spit the stress! Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha amylase- marker of stress response pre and post extraction in children.
• Evaluation of brushing techniques and tooth brush grip among rural and urban child population.
• A comparative study on behavioral problems and development of children among working and non-working mothers.
• Study of the association between crime and parafunctional habits in a group of children residing in a juvenile home in Jaipur district.


• More than 50 presentations at various conferences by post graduate students and staff in last 5 years

• More than 15 guest lecture presentations and workshops by staff members in last 3 years.


• Only dental department in Rajasthan to be affiliated with Rashtriya Bal Swastha Karyakram (RBSK), Jaipur
• Dr. Nikhil Marwah is a well known author of 4 books including the textbook of pediatric dentistry.
• Dr. Nikhil Marwah is the Editor -in-chief of international indexed journal IJCPD
• Dr. Puneet Goenka and Dr. Nikhil Marwah have authored a book of MCQ for pediatric dentistry in 2016
• Dr. Nikhil Marwah, best poster at 35th ISPPD Conference, Jaipur
• Dr. C. Vemina Paul (PG), best scientific paper at 36th ISPPD Conference, Lucknow
• Dr. Pradnya Kathe (PG), best scientific paper at 36th ISPPD Conference, Lucknow
• Dr. Mitakshra Nirwan (PG), 2nd best poster at ISPPD National Symposium, Meerut
• Dr. Disha kumar (PG), 2nd best poster at ISPPD National Symposium, Meerut
• Dr. Tanmay Bhatt (PG), best scientific paper at 37th ISPPD Conference, Raipur
• Dr. Swati Agarwal (PG), best scientific paper at 38th ISPPD Conference, Kochi
• Dr. Yogita Chaturvedi (PG), best scientific paper at 38th ISPPD Conference, Kochi

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